Category: Playback Singers

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Tun Tun. The name conjures up the image of a roly-poly, funny woman. She was christened thus by none other than Dilip Kumar. She was working with the thespian in her first film Babul which had Nargis in the romantic lead. And the impact that she made with her debut was so “heavy” that Tun […]

Sudha Malhotra

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On November 21, 2009

Sudha Malhotra was born in New Delhi in 1936, and she was discovered as a child artiste by Master Ghulam Haider (a prominent music director of the 1940s, known for combining popular ragas with Punjabi

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A noted classical singer, Zohra bai Ambale wali belonged to the first generation playback singers of Hindi cinema. Born into an orthodox Muslim family, Zohrabai’s introduction to music was through the gramophone records playing in her home in Ambala (now in the Punjab). Recognizing her musical talent, Zohrabai’s grandfather put her under the tutelage of […]

Surinder Kaur

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On November 8, 2009

I don’t remember exactly when the first time, I heard that sweet, refined and rustic voice of Surinder Kaur. I feel it is the same with every one of my generation since her voice echoes in the a

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Sandhya Mukherjee

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In Playback Singers
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On November 8, 2009
Sandhya started her musical training under the direction of Pandit Santosh Kumar Basu, Professor A Kannan and Professor Chinmay Lahiri. However, her guru was Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan under whom she mastered Indian classical music. Though classically trained, the bulk of her work consists of Bengali modern songs. She began her career in Mumbai […]
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Mahendra Kapoor

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In Playback Singers
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On November 8, 2009
He mesmerised music lovers with his melodious voice, always lived up to the opportunities that came his way and won two of his three Filmfare awards before the advent of Kishore Kumar but in the presence of Mohammad Rafi. On September 27, death took away veteran playback singer Mahendra Kapoor from his family, friends and […]
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