Shailendra Singh (singer)

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Shailendra Singh
Birth name Shailendra Singh
Born (1952-10-04) 4 October 1952 (age 65)
Bombay, Bombay State, India[1]
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1973–present

Shailendra Singh (born 4 October 1952)[2] is an Indian playback singer and actor. He sang several Hindi and few Marathi songs during the late 1970s and early 1980s.[3]

Early life[edit]

Shailendra Singh was born in Mumbai, India to a Punjabi Family. He studied at Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road, and did his graduation from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He then joined the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune to train as an actor, but got his first break as a playback singer in the film, Bobby, during his second year at the FTII.

Career[edit]

Shailendra Singh had many hit songs to his credit. Raj Kapoor gave Singh a break when he signed him for Bobby. The song "Main Shayar To Nahin" became a big hit after which offers started pouring in. His song "Humne Tumko Dekha" from the film Khel Khel Mein rocked the entire nation. However, his popularity was short lived. His rendition of "Jaane Do Na" from Saagar along with Asha Bhosle added to the sensuality of the entire song, and ranks among the top sensuous numbers in Bollywood

He tried his hand at acting in films like Agreement (with Rekha) and Do Jasoos, but those films flopped.

He acted in a Bengali film "Ajosro Dhanyobaad", where Mohammad Rafi sang his only Bengali film song "Nawal Kishoro Shyamo Sundoro".

Comment from Kaushik Maitra: This was not the only Bengali film song of Rafi saab. He had a song in film "Haraano Sur" also; composed by Nachiketa Ghosh

Correction from Subrata Sengupta: Actually the Bengali film in which Md Rafi sang is "Indrani" – not "Haraano Sur" – The lyrics is "Sabhi Kuchh Luta Ke" and the music director was Nachiketa Ghosh.

Shailendra Singh have sangs duets with Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Amit Kumar.

Popular duets

Ae Yaar Sun Yari Teri with Mohd Rafi, Amar Akbar Anthony with Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor, Kyon Bi Chahca with Mohd Rafi, Jaate Ho O Jane Jaana with Amit Kumar, Teri Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi with Mohd Rafi and many more

In 2015 Shailendra Singh have said that the most admirable singer is Mohd Rafi and he is inspired by him. Late Manney Dey Saab had also made comments on the greatness of Mohd Rafi Saab being the most versatile singer India had produced. Qawaali is film Zamaane Ko Dekhna Hai " Pari Ho Assmani Tum composed by RD Burman and was a popular number during the release of the film.

His career faded after the 90's and he is yet to make a come back. A versatile singer with good quality of songs who been missed by million of fans.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1975 Do Jasoos
1979 Naukar Vijay(Mehmood's brother)
1980 Agreement
1976 Ajosro Dhanyobaad (Many Many Thanks)

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1999 Rishtey-The Love Stories (Episode 85 - 'Sparsh') Akanksha's friend
2004 Raat Hone Ko Hai
2006–2009 Kasamh Se Partho Mitra

Awards[edit]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Album: Bobby (1973) – "Chabi Kho Jaye" / "Main Shayar To Nahin"/ "Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai"/"Na Mangun Sona Chandi" / "Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate" / "Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai (Revival)"
  • Album: Do Jasoos – "purawaiyya, leke chali meri naiyya" (Duet with Lata Mangeshkar)
  • Album: Banya Bapu (Marathi, 1977) – "He gard nile megh" (Duet with Anuradha Pourwal) and "preeticha jhula jhula paani" (Duet with Usha Mangeshkar)
  • Album: Aap Ki Khatir (1977) – "Shola Re Bhola Re"
  • Album: Aapas Ki Baat (1981) – "Kehni Hain Do Baaten Tumse"
  • Album: Aar Paar (1986) – "Mera Naam Pannabai"
  • Album: Ab Kya Hoga (1976) – "Aa Devta...."
  • Album: Khatta Meetha (1978)
  • Album: Adat Se Majboor (1982) – "Andar Ki Baat Hai" / "Ram Kare Ke Umar Qaid"
  • Album: Agreement (1979) – "Aapne Pyar Diya Pyar Se Maar Diya" / "Jeena Ye Koi Jeena To Nahin"
  • Album: Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) – Title Song
  • Album: Amiri Garibi (1989) – "O Meri Sasu O Mere Sale"
  • Album: Amma (1984) – "Tumhen Qasam Hai"
  • Album: Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978) – Ek Din Tum Bahut Bade Banoge / Kai Din Se Mujhe
  • Album: Ashanti (1982) – Main Hoon Sharabi/ Na Tujhse Na Mujhse
  • Album: Bad Aur Badnam (1984) – Is Zindagi Ka Talabgar
  • Album: Be Reham (1980) – Yeh Saal Ki Aakhiri Raat Hai
  • Album: Begunah Qaidi (1982) – Ta Thaiya / Yaar Sajana
  • Album: Bekaraar (1983) – Bekaraar Kiya
  • Album: Bhai Aakhir Bhai Hota Hai (1982) – Aa Bhi Ja Meri Jaan
  • Album: Bhed-Bhav (1982) – Woh Ladki Hansi To
  • Album: Saagar 1985 – Jaane Do Na
  • Album: Gurudev 1994 – Jaipur se nikli gadi on rishi kapoor sridevi
  • Album: Bhole Shankar (2008) – Jai Ho Chhath Maiya
  • Album: BIG B @ 60 – E Yaar Sun Yaari Teri (Suhaag)
  • Album: Gunche lage hain kahane (Taraana)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arora, Prashant (11 April 2007). "My Fundays". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shailendra Singh". IMDb.com. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived 13 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.

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