Hansraj Behl

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Hansraj Behl
Born (1916-11-19)November 19, 1916
Ambala, British Punjab
Died 1984 (aged 67–68)
Occupation film score composer

Hansraj Behl (born 19 November 1916 – 1984) was an Indian music composer, who composed music for Hindi and Punjabi films.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Ambala, British Punjab, Hansraj received his early education in music from Pandit Chunnilal.

Career[edit]

He opened a music school in Lahore and released a few non-film records through His Master's Voice (HMV). Hansraj travelled to Bombay in 1944 to pursue a career as a music director in Hindi film industry, though he managed to made his debut as a composer with Pujari, (1946), directed by Ardeshir Irani.[2] Noted playback singer, Asha Bhosle made her Hindi film debut when she sang the song Saawan aaya for Hansraj Behl's film Chunariya (1948).[3]

In 1964 he gave music for hit Punjabi film by Padam Prakash Maheshwary titled "Satluj De Kandhe", starring Balraj Sahni, Nishi[disambiguation needed], Wasti, and Mirza Musharraf. The patriotic hit, Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..'sung by Mohammed Rafi in the film Sikandar-e-Aazam (1965), starring Prithviraj Kapoor was one of his last memorable number.[2]

Filmography[edit]

  • Pujari (1946)
  • Shaan (1950)
  • Chunariya (1948)
  • Khiladi (1950)
  • Khamosh Sipahi (1950)
  • Rajput (1951)
  • Moti Mahal (1952)
  • Apni Izzat (1952)
  • Lal Pari (1954)
  • Dost (1954)
  • Mast Qalandar (1955)
  • Rajdhani (1956)
  • Changez Khan (1957)
  • Milan (1958)
  • Bhangra (1959)
  • Do Lachhian (1959)
  • Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960)
  • Sikandar E Azam (1965)
  • Rustom-E-Hind (1965)
  • Do Aankhen (1974)
  • Jatt Punjabi (1979)
  • Kunwara Mama (1979)
  • Jatt Da Gandasa (1982)
  • Insaaf Ka Khoon (1991) [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansraj Behl Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries by Ashok Da. Ranade. Bibliophile South Asia, 2006. ISBN 81-85002-64-9. p. 245.
  2. ^ a b "Down Melody Lane: Composers - Hans Raj Behl". downmelodylane.com. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Asha, 70 years, 70 landmarks". Rediff.com Movies. 2003-09-08. 
  4. ^ Hansraj Behl, Filmography Bollywood Hungama.

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