Rajendra Krishan

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Rajendra Krishan
Born (1919-06-06)6 June 1919
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Died Mumbai, India

Rajendra Krishan (6 June 1919 – 6 June 1988) also credited as Rajinder Krishan, was an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter.[1]

Biography[edit]

Rajendra Krishan was born at Jalalpur Jattan on 6 June 1919, into a Duggal family[citation needed] of Gujrat District (in present day Pakistan). Even when he was studying in the eighth class he was attracted towards poetry. In his early work life he had a clerk's job in the municipal office in Simla, where he toiled up to 1942. During that period, he read eastern and western authors extensively and wrote poetry. He expresses his indebtedness to the Urdu poetry of Firaq Gorakhpuri and Ahsan Danish, as well as to the Hindi poems of Pant and Nirala.In those days the newspapers in the Delhi-Punjab brought out special supplements and held poetry contests to mark Krishna Janmashtami, in which he participated regularly.He was attracted towards poetry during his school days.

In the mid-1940s, Krishan shifted to Mumbai to become a screenwriter. His first screenplay was Janta (1947). His first film as a lyricist was Zanjeer (1947). He was first noted for the script and lyrics of the Motilal-Suraiya starrer Aaj Ki Rat (1948).[1] After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Krishan wrote a song Suno Suno Aye Duniyawalon, Bapu Ki Yeh Amar Kahani. The song was sung by Mohammed Rafi and composed by Husnlal Bhagatram, and was a great hit. He also tasted success as a lyricist with the films Badi Bahen (1949) and Lahore (1949).

Rajendra Krishan knew Tamil language and wrote 18 scripts for AVM Studios films.[1] Rajendra Krishna is known for his association with the composer C. Ramchandra.[2] He worked with several other music directors including Shankar-Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, Hemant Kumar, Sajjad Hussain, Sachin Dev Burman, Rahul Dev Burman, S Mohinder, Chitragupta, Salil Chowdhury, and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

He died, aged 69, in Mumbai. After his death, HMV brought out an LP containing 12 of his songs.[1]

Trivia[edit]

Rajendra Krishan was considered the richest writer in Hindi cinema. The reason was that he had won a jackpot worth Rs. 4,600,000 in horse racing. The sum was considered a huge amount during the late seventies.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Rajendra Krishan won Filmfare Award for best lyricist for the movie Khandan (1965) for the song "Tumhi mere mandir, tumhi meri pooja".

Filmography[edit]

  1. Aag Ka Darya (1990) (lyrics)
  2. Allah-Rakha (1986) (lyrics)
  3. Khel Mohabbat Ka (1986) (dialogue & story)
  4. Dharm Adhikari (1986) (dialogue)
  5. Ponga Pandit (1975) (dialogue)
  6. Naya Din Nai Raat (1974) (dialogue)
  7. Geeta Mera Naam (1974)
  8. Jwar Bhata (1973) (dialogue & lyrics)
  9. Banarasi Babu (1973) (lyrics)
  10. Blackmail (1973) (lyrics)
  11. Kahani Kismat Ki (1973) (lyrics)
  12. Bombay to Goa (1972) (dialogue)
  13. Maalik (1972) (dialogue)
  14. Shehzada (1972) (dialogue)
  15. Rakhwala (1971) (lyrics)
  16. Man Mandir (1971) (dialogue, screenplay, & lyrics)
  17. Reshma Aur Shera (1971) (lyrics)
  18. Gopi (1970) (dialogue & lyrics)
  19. Jawab (1970) (dialogue & lyrics)
  20. Tumse Achha Kaun Hai (1969) (lyrics)
  21. Doli (1969) (dialogue)
  22. Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati (1969) (dialogue)
  23. Pyar Ka Sapna (1969) (dialogue & lyrics)
  24. Sachaai (1969) (dialogue)
  25. Waris (1969) (dialogue)
  26. Brahmachari (1968) (lyrics)
  27. Gauri (1968) (dialogue)
  28. Padosan (1968) (dialogue, screenplay, & lyrics)
  29. Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968) (dialogue)
  30. Nai Roshni (1967) (dialogue & lyrics)
  31. Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966) (dialogue)
  32. Khandan (1965) (dialogue & lyrics)
  33. Main Bhi Ladki Hun (1964) (dialogue & lyrics)
  34. Jahan Ara (1964) (lyrics)
  35. Sharaabi (1964) (lyrics)
  36. Pooja Ke Phool (1964) (dialogue)
  37. Bharosa (1963) (dialogue & lyrics)
  38. Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke (1963) (lyrics)
  39. Bluff Master (1963) (dialogue)
  40. Man-Mauji (1962) (dialogue & lyrics)
  41. Prem Patra (1962) (dialogue)
  42. Rakhi (1962) (dialogue & lyrics)
  43. Shaadi (1962) (dialogue & lyrics)
  44. Chhaya (1961) (dialogue)
  45. Nazrana (1961) (dialogue & lyrics)
  46. Bindya (1960) (dialogue)
  47. Love in Simla (1960) (lyrics)
  48. Maa Baap (1960) (dialogue)
  49. Patang (1960) (dialogue & lyrics)
  50. Adalat (1958) (lyrics)
  51. Barkha (1959) (dialogue)
  52. Asha (1957) (lyrics)
  53. Dekh Kabira Roya (1957) (lyrics)
  54. Bhai-Bhai (1956) (dialogue & lyrics)
  55. Taj (1956) (lyrics)
  56. Pehli Jhalak (1955) (dialogue)
  57. Azaad (1955) (lyrics)
  58. Pehli Jhalak (1955) (lyrics)
  59. Nagin (1954) (dialogue & lyrics)
  60. Anarkali (1953) (lyrics)
  61. Ladki (1953) (dialogue & lyrics)
  62. Aaram (1951) (lyrics)
  63. Albela (1951) (lyrics)
  64. Bari Behen (1949) (dialogue)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Subhash K Jha. "Rajendra Krishan: The invisible giant". Screen (Magazine from Indian Express Group). Retrieved 28 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "C. Ramchandra". Retrieved 28 April 2007. 

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