Incredible Bollywood Singers
in last article we have enjoyed listening songs in the voices of maestro composers from golden era of Bollywood music like O. P. Nayyar, Madan Mohan, Jaikishan, Ravi and Usha Khanna.
Just like them some actors, actress, lyricists were also fond of singing, and had skill of singing. Unfortunately they could not come up as regular singers. Today we will listen to these unknown voices. (Some the songs being rare/live recorded and not from original sound track, sound quality may not be good).
Along with the above mentioned musicians, Biswajeet and Mala Sinha, the leading actors of the 60’s, were also good at singing. But unfortunately no one used Biswajeet voices as a singer. Bishwajeet has worked with musicians like Hemant Kumar, SJ, OP, RD. He also had a close relationship with HK, RD, but no one seems to have used Vishwajit’s voice. Mala Sinha was a regular singer on All India Radio. Her voice is used only once in Hindi films. Both of them have been singing regularly in live programs (Orchestras) at home and abroad since they stopped working in films. Let’s listen to the songs sung by actor Biswajeet and actress Mala Sinha.
First we will listen to song sung by and pictured on Actress Mala Sinha
Now listen to two songs sung by veteran Actor Biswajeet Chatterjee in the live Orchestra organized in Mumbai on the occasion of 88th Birth Anniversary of all time legendary male singer Mohamed Rafi. Just watch and listen to Biswajeet‘s singing talent at the age of 76. No wonder he would have been a good singer at his young age. He just missed opportunities to become singer actor.
Anand Bakshi, who is known as a successful lyricist in Hindi cinema with more than 3500 songs penned by him, came to the film industry to become actor and singer. But his fate turn him into a successful lyricist. Still he never lost his passion for singing. After 14 years career in film industry, Anand Bakshi, who entered the film industry in 1958, got the opportunity to sing two songs in the 1972’s film ‘Mom Ki Gudiya’. Later, he has given voice in Qawwali in the film ‘Sholay’, which did not appear on the screen. Anand Bakshi has shown his singing talent to the audience in the song ‘Ke Aaja Teri Yaad Aaye’ from the 1976’s film ‘Charas’. Let’s listen to some songs sung by Anand Bakshi.
Listen to Mukhada of the song ‘Ke Aaja Teri Yaad Aayi’ Sung by Anand Bakshi & Lata Mangeshkar
Now finally listen to some amazing voices! The voices you did not expect in the song.
Shabana Azmi is a great actress, but one didn’t imagine that she can sing too. In the last article, we listen to the song ‘Kab Yaad Mein Tera Saath Nahi’ sung by composer Khayyam and his wife Jagjit Kaur from the 1986’s film ‘Anjuman’. Khayyam has given 3 solo and 1 duet songs to Shabana Azmi who has played the lead role in the same film. And Shabana has done full justice to the songs. The film has not been released, but all five of the films are available on YouTube. Let us now watch the songs sung by Shabana Azmi and pictured on her.
Bollywood Diva Rekha has also got singing talent. She has sung two songs in the 1980’s film ‘Khoobsurat’. Let’s watch one of them now. The second song is omitted because it has too much prose.
Juhi Chawala also has singing talent, let us watch song sung by her.
Bollywood Dream girl Hema Malini, Sridevi and other singers have also lent their voices to the song. But those songs are not mentioned because it is just a form of humming or saying a few words or sentences in a prose. Aamir Khan and other male actors who sang prose in ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ have also been left out.
Hindi film music has numerous songs, so some known songs and unknown songs of the same type are still left. As the new songs are found they will be reintroduced to you.
See you soon again with new songs and new topics.
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