List of Hindi songs recorded by K. S. Chithra

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K. S. Chithra was introduced to Hindi film music in 1985; she recorded her first Hindi song composed by S. P. Venkitesh, which was not commercially released. For the 1991 Hindi film Love, composers Anand-Milind, called upon her to sing duets song along with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and since then, Chithra has recorded for around 200 Bollywood songs.[1] Then she went on recording some Hindi songs under A. R. Rahman's compositions from 1991-1995, her breakthrough in Hindi film music came through "Kehna Hi Kya" from the film Bombay (1995), which was highly successful in the North Indian region and gave her an identity in Bollywood film industry ("Kehna Hi Kya" was included in The Guardian newspaper's "The 1000 songs that everyone must hear"). For the song "Payalein Chunmun" recorded in the 1997 film Virasat, Chithra received the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer and became the only South India based female singer till date to achieve the feat. Her most number of Hindi songs were recorded for Anu Malik, the most notable being her voice recorded for eight songs out of eleven in the soundtrack of Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon in 2003.

Some of Chithra's memorable Hindi songs include "Ye Haseen Wadiyan" from Roja, "Yaaron Sun Lo" from Rangeela, "Hum Tumse Na" from Ziddi, "Payale Chunmun" from Virasat (she won a National Award, Star Screen Award and the nomination for FilmfareAwards for her rendition), "Raat Ka Nasha" from Aśoka, "Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (sad version)", "Rang De Basanti" title track, "Mere Dil Ka Tumse Hi Kehna" from Armaan , "Mere Dil Ka Tumse Hi Kehna" from the film Armaan In the composition of Rajesh Roshan, she has sung "Koi Mil Gaya" title song of the film Koi... Mil Gaya for which she won Bollywood Movie Awards, MTV Immies Award and the nomination for Filmfare Awards. "Tum Bin Jiya Jaye Kaise" from the film Tum Bin topped the charts and she was lauded for her expressive rendition.

Apart from film songs, Chithra recorded for many private albums of which Piya Basanti and Sunset Point became hugely popular and went on to win several laurels including the MTV Music Video Awards. The popularity of the former album made her known among the Northern part of Indians identify her as "Piya Basanti" Chitra.[2]

Film Songs[edit]

Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-artist(s)
1991 Love "Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya" Anand Milind Majrooh Sultanpuri S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (SPB)
"Aaja Aaja Give Me A Kiss"
"My Love Meri Priyatama"
"We Are Made For Each Other"
1992 Drohi "Jungle Dance" Mani Sharma Sameer Jojo
"Dhadakti Mere Dil" R. D. Burman
Dharam Yodha

(Dubbed version)

"Mujhko Yeh Lagta Hai" A. R. Rahman P. K. Mishra SPB
Jaagruti "Hawa Mei Kya Hai" Anand Milind Sameer SPB
"Jalnewale To Jalte Rahenge"
"Hawa Mei Kya Hai (Sad)"
"Hawa Mei Kya Hai (Jhankar beats)"
Roja (Dubbed version) "Ye Haseen Wadiya" A. R. Rahman P. K. Mishra SPB
1993 Ashaant "Jaani Jaani Jaani" Jatin Lalit Sameer
Santaan "Aa Zara Kareeb Aa" Anand Milind Majrooh Sultanpuri SPB
Chor Chor (Dubbed version) "Jhoom Jhoom" A. R. Rahman P. K. Mishra SPB
"Pyaar Kabhi Na" Udit Narayan, Mano
1994 The Gentleman "Roop Suhana Lagta Hai" Indeevar SPB
"Jhoom Ke Dil Ne" Raj-Koti Rajan Khera
Suhaag "Tere Liye Janam" Anand Milind Indeewar SPB
Tu Hi Mera Dil (Dubbed version) "Anjali Anjali" A. R. Rahman P. K. Mishra SPB
1995 Bombay (Dubbed version) "Kehna Hi Kya" Mehboob
Criminal "Tu Mile Dil Khile"(Film Version) M. M. Kreem Indeevar Kumar Sanu
"Tu Mile Dil Khile"(Duet Version Humming Portion Only) Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
"Keemti Keemti Hai Zindagi" SPB, Alka Yagnik
"Kisi Ka Tu Hoja" Abhijeet Bhattacharya
Tu Mile Dil Khile"(Male Version Humming Portion Only) Kumar Sanu
"Tu Mile Dil Khile"(Female Version Humming Portion Only) Alka Yagnik
Haathkadi "Jawani Mei Aag Lagi" Anu Malik Sameer Anu Malik
"Janta Hu Manta Hu" SPB
Baasha (Dubbed version) "Chehre Pe Dhoop" Deva Mehboob K. J. Yesudas
Rangeela "Yaaro Sunlo Zara" A. R. Rahman Mehboob Udit Narayan
Priyanka (Dubbed version) "Thoda Thoda Pyar" P. K. Mishra SPB
1996 Khel Khiladi Ka "Chumma De Chumma De" Mehboob SPB
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin "Dushmani Hogi" M. M. Kreem Nida Fazli
"Chup Tum Raho" M. M. Kreem
"Hey Babu" SPB
"Pehli Baar Mile"
Sazaa-E-Kalapani (Dubbed version) "Zindagi Mei Tum Mile" Ilaiyaraaja P. K. Mishra Hariharan
"Bachpan Ke Saathi Mere" Hariharan
"Sandhya Ki Laali" M. G. Sreekumar
"Baaghon Ke Bahaare"
Maun (Dubbed version) "Sajna Mujhko Kya Hogaya" M. M. Kreem Sameer SPB
"Kya Haseen Raat Hai"
1997 Love Birds (Dubbed version) "Milgaye Milgaye" A. R. Rahman Mehboob Hariharan
Aflatoon "Tu Mange Dil" Dileep Sen — Sameer Sen
Pardes "Jahaan Piya Wahaan Main" Nadeem Shravan Anand Bakshi
Sapnay (Dubbed version) "Ek Bagiya Mei" A. R. Rahman Javed Akhtar Shankar Mahadevan, Srinivas
Virasat "Payalein Chunmun Chunmun" Anu Malik Sameer Kumar Sanu
"Payalein Chunmun (female)"
Ziddi "Hum Tumse Na Kuchh" Dileep Sen — Sameer Sen Sameer Hariharan
"O Haseena" Kumar Sanu
"Aji Suno Suno" Udit Narayan
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi "Tu Hi Tu" A. R. Rahman Javed Akhtar M. G. Sreekumar, A. R. Rahman
"Mere Yaara Dildara" Hariharan, SPB
Salaakhen "Pagal Deewana Awaara" Dilip Sen - Sameer Sen Sameer Vinod Rathod
"Zubaan Pe Jo" Udit Narayan
Zakhm "Maa Ne Kaha" M. M. Kreem Anand Bakshi
1999 Silsila Hai Pyar Ka "Aaj Raat Ayega Mazaa" Jatin Lalit Sameer
Sooryavansham "Dil Mere Tu Deewana Hai" Anu Malik Sameer
"Har Subah Bahut Yaad" Kumar Sanu
2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa "Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa" Ismail Darbar Sameer Sonu Nigam
Muthu Maharaja] (Dubbed version) "Phoolwali Ne Loota" A. R. Rahman PK Misra Udit Narayan, G. V. Prakash Kumar
2001 Aks "Hum Bhool Gaye" Anu Malik Gulzar
Aśoka "Raat Ka Nasha Abhi" Anu Malik Gulzar
"Raat Ka Nasha (duet)" Abhijeet Bhattacharya
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya "Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya" Sandeep Chowta Javed Akhtar
Paagalpan "Dekhte Dekhte" Raju Singh Sameer Srinivas
"Mera Dil"
Tum Bin "Tum Bin Jiya Jaye Kaise" Nikhil-Vinay Faaiz Anwar
"Pyar Humko Hone Laga" Abhijeet Bhattacharya
Little John "Baila Re Baila" Pravin Mani Javed Akhtar Clinton Cerejo, Gopi
2002 Agni Varsha "Dole Re Mann Mora" Sandesh Shandilya Javed Akhtar KK
Filhaal... "Kyun Baar Baar" Anu Malik Gulzar
"Le Chale Doliyon Mei" Roop Kumar Rathod
"Naya Naya" KK
Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat "Pyar Hai Tumse" Shaan
2003 Armaan "Mere Dil Ka Tumse" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Javed Akhtar
Fun 2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century "Dhuan Dhuan Sa Samaa" Pritam Javed Akhtar Sanjeevani
Jaal: The Trap "Jo Pyar Tumne" Anand Raj Anand Javed Akhtar Zubeen Garg, Anand Raj Anand
Koi... Mil Gaya "Koi Mil Gaya" Rajesh Roshan Dev Kohli Udit Narayan
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon "Bani Bani" Anu Malik Dev Kohli
"Chali Aayee" KK
"Sanjana I Love You" KK, Sunidhi Chauhan
"O Ajnabi" KK
"Kasam Ki Kasam" Shaan
"O Ajnabi (sad)" KK
"Bhatke Panchi"
"Prem! Prem! Prem!" Shaan, KK
2004 Charas "Tumhe Arpan" Raju Singh Javed Akhtar Hariharan
Rudraksh "Dil Ki Aahein" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shashi Pritam KK
"Bole Dole" Sandeep, Bhaumik, Shashi Pritam
2005 Parineeta "Raat Hamari Toh" Shantanu Moitra Javed Akhtar Swanand Kirkire
2006 Rang De Basanti "Rang De Basanti" A. R. Rahman Prasoon Joshi Daler Mehndi
2007 Guru "Ek Lo Ek Muft" A. R. Rahman Gulzar Bappi Lahari
"Jaage Hain" A. R. Rahman, Madras Chorale Group
Swami "Swami" Nitin Arora - Sony Chandy Sameer Hariharan
"De Jab Duaayen"
"Aankhon Ki"
"Naa Tin Dhinna"
"Dhyaan"
2008 Via Darjeeling "Baarish" Prabuddha Banerjee Mrityunjay Kumar Singh
2009 13B "Aasman Odhkar" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Neelesh Mishra Shankar Mahadevan
"Aasman Odhkar"(Remix)
2010 Ada... A Way of Life "Tu Mera Hai" A. R. Rahman Nusrat Badr Sukhwinder Singh, Naresh Iyer

Non-film Songs[edit]

Year Album Title Song Co-artist
1993 Ragga Raaga "Gori Gori" Vodoo Rapper
"Kabhi Yahaan Kabhi Wahaan"
"Kiss Me"
"Sangeet"
"Senoritaa"
2000 Sunset Point[3] "Kachche Rang" Gulzar
"Aa Chal Doobke Dekhe" Bhupinder Singh, Gulzar
"Aasmani Rang"
"Aarzoo Meri"
"Pakhiyan Ve Pakhiyan"
Piya Basanti[4] "Piya Basanti" Ustad Sulthan Khan
"Surmayi Aankhen"
"Shaam Dhale"
"Chale Re"
"Sawan Rut Aayi"
"Rangeelo Rut"
2007 Zindagi "Pal Pal Bekal" Zubeen Garg
"Sham Dhal Jaye"
2008 Nightingale - Tribute to Lataji "Raina Beeti Jaaye"
"Roz Shaam Aathi Thi"
"Tu Jahaan Jahaan"
"Teri Aakhon"
"Na Jane Kyun"
"Ab Toh Hai Tumse"
2009 Kehna Maine Yaad Kiya Hai[5] "Kehna Maine Yaad Kiya Hai" Afsar & Sajid
"Kyun Humare Khwab Mei"
"Bas Ek Baat Ka Humko Gila"
"Ho Sake Toh Mujhe Bhula Dena"
"Mere Aansooo Ponchhathe Hi"
"Kehna Maine Yaad Kiya Hai II"
"Tu Hawaaon Mei Bikhar"
"Hai Tamanna Ajeeb Rehne Do"
Andaaz[6] "Dard Badhkar" Ramesh Narayan
"Apni Dhun"
"Ilahi"
"Duniya Jise"
"Jab Kisi Se"
"Hum Resh Ko"
"Tu Apne"
"Raat Bhi"
2012 Piya Basanti Again[7] "Piya Basanti in the Lounge" Ustad Sulthan Khan
"Sehra Sehra"
"Chand Hain"
"Kab Aaoge"
"Gori Tune"
"Dil Ka Tu"
2014 A Lullaby Of Hope[8] "Chanda Re" Varun Sunil
2014 Raunaq "Sach Kahoon" A. R. Rahman
2017 Bholi Bano "Bholi Bano OST (Rang Mein)" Owais Masood
2018 Gohar-e-Nayab "Gohar-e-Nayab OST (Neend Mein)" Owais Masood
2019 "Jai-hind vandemataram " Zee music for Independence Day Shivkumar Bilagrami

See also[edit]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "KS Chithra's best Hindi numbers". Cinestaan.com.
  2. ^ "Revisiting Piya Basanti". Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Gulzar's Sunset Point: First ever musical-story album". Zee News.
  4. ^ "Piya Basanti Songs". Gaana.com.
  5. ^ "Kehna Maine Yaad Kiya Hai". rateyourmusic.com.
  6. ^ "Andaaz (2009)". musicindiaonline.com.
  7. ^ "Piya Basanti Songs". Gaana.com.
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzrFjj3P1fY. Missing or empty |title= (help)