|Born||15 March 1954|
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
|Genres||Indian film music, playback, classical, pop|
Ila Arun is an Indian actress, TV personality and Rajasthani folk and folk-pop singer. She has appeared in many prominent Bollywood movies such as Lamhe, Jodhaa Akbar, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and Begum Jaan.
Arun was born on 15 March 1954 in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. She hails from Jaipur . She is the sister of Piyush Pandey and Prasoon Pandey. Her mother name is Bhagwati Pandey. Ila Arun is the mother of actress Ishita Arun.
Arun has sung numerous film songs in Hindi and quite a few South Indian languages such as Tamil and Telugu. Her most famous film song to date has been "Choli Ke Peeche" sung along with Alka Yagnik for the film Khalnayak starring Madhuri Dixit, for which they won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Another song which she is famous for is "Ghup Chup" from the film Karan Arjun. She also is well known for her song "Morni Baaga Ma Bole" accompanied with Lata Mangeshkar, in the movie Lamhe, starring Sridevi. She has lent her voice to the Tamil song "Muthu Muthu Mazhai", for the film Mr. Romeo, composed by A. R. Rahman. Her last noteworthy song was also with Rahman composed for the internationally acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire, called "Ringa Ringa".
She has produced several successful singles such as "Vote for Ghagra". She also sang the promotional hit song Halla Bol for the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League She hails from Rajasthan and sings Rajasthani songs in her albums and movies.
Arun was first seen acting in Lifeline (Jeevanrekha) a Hindi TV serial on life of doctors, along with Tanvi Azmi on Doordarshan. She delivered an electrifying performance in the 2008 hit Jodhaa Akbar as Maham Anga, Akbar's shrewd wet nurse and political advisor. She has also acted in supporting roles in films such as China Gate, Chingari, Well Done Abba, Welcome to Sajjanpur, West is West and Ghatak. In Shaadi Ke Side Effects and Begum Jaan, she played a governess and a brothel member, respectively. In "Raat Akeli Hai", which is a Netflix movie and released on 31 July 2020, she has played the role of mother of the Hero "Nawazuddin Siddiqui" and correctly delivered the dialogues in local dialect.
Arun has been a part of the early years of Indian television Industry, acting in the 1980s Bharat Ek Khoj and Yatra. She also took on the role of Hansa Mehta, an independence activist who was part of the advisory committee of the constituent assembly, in Samvidhaan which is a TV mini-series based on the making of the Constitution of India.
|Vote for Ghagra|
|Nigodi Kaisi Jawani Hai|
|Main Ho Gayi Sawa Lakh Ki|
|The Very Best of Ila||Compilation|
|Ila Arun Pop Hits||Compilation|
|Mare Hiwda Ma|
|Nimri Nimoli||MTV Coke Studio (single)|
|1985||Aitbaar||"Khali Peeli Pyar Se"||Bappi Lahiri|
|1986||Jaal||"Raina Bawari Bhai Re"||Anu Malik|
|1989||Batwara||"Ye Ishq Dunk Bichhua Ka, Are Isse Raam Bachaye"||Laxmikant-Pyarelal|
|1991||Rukmavati Ki Haveli||Herself|
|Lamhe||"Chudiyan Khanak Gayee"
"Megha Re Megha"
|1993||Khalnayak||"Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai (Female)"||Laxmikant-Pyarelal||Won—Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer|
|"Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hai Tu"|
|Bedardi||"Sun O Bedardi"||Laxmikant-Pyarelal|
|Dalaal||"Gutur Gutur"||Bappi Lahiri|
|1994||Amanaat||"Din Mein Kehti Hai"||Bappi Lahiri|
|Naaraaz||"Aisa Tadpaya Mujhe Dil Bekarar Ne"||Anu Malik|
|1995||Diya Aur Toofan||"Kundi Dheere Se Khatkana"||Bappi Lahiri|
|Zakhmi Sipahi||"O Laila O Laila"||Rais Bhartiya|
|1996||Aatank||"Main Chhui Mui"
"Meri Patli Kamar"
|Smuggler||"Bin Barsaat Ke"||Bappi Lahiri|
|Mr. Romeo||"Muthu Muthu Mazhai" (original version)
"Paas Aaja Baalam" (Hindi version)
|A. R. Rahman||Tamil Film|
|1997||Tarazu||"Chal Ganne Ke Khet Mein"||Rajesh Roshan|
|Jeevan Yudh||"Kameez Meri Kaali"||Nadeem–Shravan|
|Auzaar||"Masti Ka Aalam Aaya Hai"||Anu Malik|
|1998||Kaadhal Kavithai||"Thathom Thakathimi"||Ilaiyaraaja||Tamil film|
|1999||Bhopal Express||"Udan Khatola"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy|
|Jaanam Samjha Karo||"I Was Made For Loving You"||Anu Malik|
|2000||Snegithiye||"Othayadi Padhayile"||Vidyasagar||Tamil Film|
|2004||Paisa Vasool||"Maine Saiyan Ki Demand"||Bapi–Tutul|
|2010||Well Done Abba||"Meri bano hoshiyar"||Shantanu Moitra||Also lyricist|
|Mirch||"Mora Saiyyan"||Monty Sharma|
|Raavan||"Kata Kata"||A. R. Rahman|
|2012||Arjun: The Warrior Prince||"Kabhi Na Dekhe Hastinapur Mein"||Vishal–Shekhar|
|2013||Deewana Main Deewana||"Kala Doriya"||Bappi Lahiri|
As Music Director
|1986||Yatra||Drama group member|
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj||Various characters|
|2005||Fame Gurukul||Head Mistress|
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