Runa Laila

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Runa Laila
Runa Layla.jpg
Runa Laila performing in BCFC (Dec 2012)
Background information
Born Sylhet, Bangladesh
Genres Ghazal, fusion music, Modern, Pop,
Occupation(s) Playback singer
Instruments vocals
Years active 1969–1991
2008–2010

Runa Laila (Bengali: রুনা লায়লা) is a Bangladeshi singer, widely regarded as one of the most popular singers in South Asia.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Career[edit]

Laila hugging Abida Parveen co judge on show Sur Kshetra.

Laila started appearing on the 'Zia Mohyuddin Show' (1972–74) and later did songs for films in the 1970s such as the film Umrao Jan Ada (1972). In 2012, Laila served as a judge on the show Sur Kshetra-an Indian TV contest show for amateur singers. [7]

Personal life[edit]

Laila has been married three times. She first married Khawaza Javed Kaiser, secondly a Swiss citizen named Ron Daniel[citation needed] and lastly the actor Alamgir.[8]

Discography[edit]

  • Runa Laila-Kala Sha Kala 23 March 2010
  • Runa Laila – Moods & Emotions 1 December 2008
  • Bazm-E-Laila
  • The Loves of Runa Laila
  • Ganga Amar Ma Padma Amar Ma-Runa Laila
  • Superuna 1 December 1982
  • Runa Goes Disco 1 September 1982
  • Runa Sings Shahbaz Qalandar 1 September 1982
  • Geet / Ghazals 1 September 1976
  • Runa in Pakistan (Geet) 1 December 1980
  • Runa in Pakistan (Ghazals) 1 December 1980
  • Sincerely Yours Runa Laila
  • I Love to Sing for You

Film songs[edit]

for complete list of songs, see List of songs recorded by Runa Laila

Pakistan[edit]

India[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://koausa.org/music/runalaila/index.html
  2. ^ http://www.pakistantumhetoho.com.pk/pop
  3. ^ Arnold, Alison (2000). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Taylor & Francis. pp. 420–421. ISBN 0-8240-4946-2. 
  4. ^ Gulzar; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterji, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. pp. 532–533. ISBN 81-7991-066-0. 
  5. ^ http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/countries/bangladesh/top-nine-singers-of-bangladesh-with-pictures/34411/
  6. ^ http://gaana.com/artist/runa-laila
  7. ^ http://colors.in.com/uk/surkshetra/jury/runa-laila-23.html
  8. ^ "মিডিয়া পাড়ার কিছু ২য় বিয়ের গল্প". banglanews24. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 

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