Mohammed Aziz

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Mohammed Aziz
Birth name Syed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi
Also known as Munna
Born 2 July 1954 (1954-07-02) (age 62)
Kolkata, West Bengal
Genres Playback singer
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1982–present

Mohammed Aziz (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ আজিজ) (born 2 July 1954) is an Indian playback singer in the Bollywood, Bengali and Odia film industries.

Early life[edit]

His nickname is Munna and his real name is Syed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi. Being an ardent lover of music and Mohammed Rafi, he started singing from childhood.

Career[edit]

Aziz made his film debut in a Bengali language film, Jyoti. He came to Mumbai in 1984, with references from a producer's relative. His first Hindi film was Ambar (1984).[1]

Aziz started out his musical career as a singer in the restaurant Ghalib in Kolkata. He got a break when the music director Anu Malik got him to sing the song Mard Taangewala for the movie Mard, starring Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. People thought it was a Shabbir Kumar's song and the song became a hit and Aziz became a popular singer, and was patronised by leading music directors including Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Rahul Dev Burman, Naushad, O. P. Nayyar, Bappi Lahiri, Rajesh Roshan, Usha Khanna, Anand-Milind, Nadeem-Shravan, Jatin Lalit, Anu Malik, Damodar Raao, Anand Raj Anand and Aadesh Shrivastava.

Aziz is busy in the Odia film industry. He has sung several Odia bhajans, private albums, and Odia film songs since 1985. Some of his Odia bhajans (Lord Jagannath's Bhajans) are famous. He has performed stage shows in India and abroad, and has been nominated twice for best male playback singer award. Mohd. Aziz was very close to Laxmikant Pyarelal; After Laxmi-Pyare, his career went down and other music directors took to other singers such as Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan.

At his peak, he was considered an heir to Mohd. Rafi. He is one of the rare singers who can sing at the 7th note (saatwan sur) - example being his song, "Saare Shikawe Gile Bhulaa Ke Kaho". Laxmi-Pyare recognized his potential very early and repeated him in a lot of their movies.

He has done playback singing for famous actors such as Amitabh Bachchcan, Govinda, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun chakraborty and several others.

Notable songs[edit]

  • Ek Andhera Laakh Sitaare (Aakhir Kyon) 1985, Music by Rajesh Roshan
  • Na Fankar Tujhsa Tere Baad Aaya, Mohammed Rafi Tu Bahut Yaad Aaya (1990 Kroadh, Laxmikant Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi)
  • Tu Mujhe Kaboool, Mein Tujhe Kabool (Khudah Gawa)
  • Tu bhee bekarar, Mein bi bekaraar (Waqt Ki Awaz)
  • Mein teri mohabbat mein pagal ho jaaungaa (Tridev)
  • Teri Rah Main Ek Deepak Jalaker (Amber 1985, Music by Sapan Jagmohan)
  • Ae Mere Dost (Swarg 1986), Music by Anand–Milind
  • Aye Watan Tere Liye Karma (1986 film) 1986, Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
  • Lal Duppata Malmal ka 1989, Music by Anand-Milind
  • Aayee Milan Ki Raat 1991, Music by Anand-Milind
  • Laila Ko Bhool Jayenge Saugandh (1991), Music by Anand-Milind
  • Kab Tak Chup Rahungi - 1988.
  • Mohabbat Ki Hai Humne
  • Aaja Ke Meri Jaan Ko (1988)
  • Mere Malik Mere Data (1990)
  • Insaan Kitna Gir Gaya (1991)
  • Meri Hasrat 1
  • Shadi Se Pehle Mujhko Nahin Chuma
  • Makhdoom Shah Baba (1990)
  • Bhakat Hai Vo Bada
  • Meri Hasrat 2
  • Yeh Pandrah Solah Satra (1990)
  • Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh
  • Pyar Hamara Amar Rahega
  • Aaja Ranjhan Yara Aaja (1988)
  • Pani Khoon Nahin Banta
  • Kaal Bhairavji Mangal Kari
  • Sawan ke jhulo ne mujhko bulaya
  • Namostute
  • Shuru Ho Rahi Hai Prem Kahani
  • Tu Kal Chala Jaayenga To (Naam)
  • Tune Mera Doodh Piya Hai (Aakhri Raasta 1986)
  • Ishqe Di Dor Na Toote (1988)
  • Insaan Bnanewale (2001)
  • Khatron Ke Khiladi (Sad)(2001)
  • Chhathi Maharani
  • Mujhko Pina Hey Pine Do
  • Shuru Shuru Ki Ye Mulaqaten
  • Apni Aankhon Ke Sitaron Mein(1991)
  • Aap Ke Aa Jane Se (Khudgarz-1987)
  • Aaj Kal Yaad Kuch Aur Rahta Nahin (Nagina-1986)
  • Jab Koi Phool Ban Jala Angara (Inspector Chandni) 2013, Music by Damodar Raao
  • Jab Se Hui Hai Mohabbat (Khooni Raat-1991)
  • Bali umar ne mera haal wo kiya (Aawargi-1990)
  • Admi Khilona he(1993)
  • Duniya Mein Kitna Gam Hai(AMRIT 1986)
  • Ka Hola Wardi Ke Farz (Dil Ho Gail Qurbaan) 2014, Music by Damodar Raao
  • My Name Is Lakhan (Ram Lakhan-1989), Music By Laxmikant-Pyarelal

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