Statistics on Hindi Films and Playback Singers (1931 – 2010)
I filtered my master Hindi Film Database from 1931 – 2010 (excluding the silents from 1931 – 1935) and I came out with the following numbers -
Total Number of Hindi Films Produced – 9418 (approx)
If each film had an average of 7 songs, then approximate number of Hindi film songs composed so far – greater than 65000
Playback singers from the Golden Era who sang more than 1000 songs in Hindi Films -
Other well known singers from the Golden Era who sang less then 1000 songs in Hindi Films -
|Talat Mahmood||447 (approx)|
Please Note – By conservative estimates, Noor Jehan’s song output in Pakistan is somewhere around 3000 songs in Urdu AND Punjabi films. However, I am not sure of her approximate output in Urdu/Hindi films. Therefore, she is not included in the list until further details are available.