Dr.Sharda Sinha, an exponent of folk music, has brought the neglected part of our cultural heritage the dignity and high seriousness of classical expression with warmth & spontaneity to the folk world. Smt.sinha was initiated into Indian classical music by the late pt. Raghu Jha, an eminent khayal singer of Panchgachiya Gharana. Her further training came from late Pt. Sitaram Hari Dandekar and Panna Devi, a thumri and dadra virtuoso & a contemporary of Begum Akhtar . Dr. sinha an M.Mus (Indian classical Music-vocal ) and a Nritya Visharad (Manipuri) started making magic with her voice when she was almost a nonentity in the music world .With her debuton Maithili number “Dularua Bhaiya”she raised a storm which heralded the dawn of new era in the realm of folk music. A tribute to “Maithil Kokil Vidyapati” (HMV-1983) made her famous even in distant lands like Russia, china, the U K and the U S A .
Her songs and lore on various aspects of social life have made her a byword for “Lok Geet” not only in the state but entire nation and abroad. Due to immense popularity and the purity of her songs sung on ‘The ‘Chhath Festival’ and ‘The weddings in north india’ , she is considered a synonym of Chhath Festival in Bihar and her wedding songs are inseparable part of the rituals . Her bhojpuri songs like “paniya ke jahaaj se“, “neelwa ke khetiya” and “suru bhail aandolan champaran se ” on the issues of Indentured labour under the Girmitiya act ,The Indigo Cultivation under The British rule and The Great Champaran Satyagrah respectively have been highly appreciated all over the country and the non-resident Indians all over the world .