Bhupinder Singh (musician)

Bhupinder Singh (born 6 February 1940) is an Indian musician, chiefly a ghazal singer and also a Bollywood playback singer. He is the husband of Indian-Bangladeshi Singer Mitali Singh.

Bhupinder Singh
Bhupinder Singh singer.jpg
Background information
Also known asBhupi
Born (1940-02-06) 6 February 1940 (age 82)
Amritsar, Punjab, British India
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Ghazal singer and composer
Years active1964–present

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Amritsar, Punjab to Prof Natha Singhji, a trained vocalist and his early music teacher. His father was a strict teacher, and Bhupinder hated music and its instruments at one stage.

Music careerEdit

Early in his career, Bhupinder performed on All India Radio, Delhi. He was also attached to the Delhi Doordarshan Center, Delhi. He learnt guitar and violin. In 1962, music director Madan Mohan heard him at a dinner hosted by Satish Bhatia in his honour (Satish Bhatia was Producer in AIR Delhi and Bhupendra was working under him as a guitarist), and called him to Bombay. He gave him a chance to sing the song Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga with Mohammad Rafi in Chetan Anand's Haqeeqat. He was given a solo by Khaiyyam in film Aakhri Khat. Bhupinder voice is one of the most unique in playback singing. He has sung a few popular duets with Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi.

Thereafter Bhupinder started releasing private albums wherein his first LP had three self-composed songs and was released in 1968, a second LP of ghazals wherein he introduced the Spanish guitar, bass and drums to the ghazal style, released in 1978 and his third LP titled Woh Jo Shair Tha, for which the lyrics were written by Gulzar in 1980.

Entering wedlock with Bangladeshi singer Mitali, he moved away from playback singing in the mid-1980s and since then has been singing jointly for several albums and live concerts. Together they have produced many ghazal and geet cassettes. Their famous songs include "Dil Dhoondta hai", "Do diwane shahar mein", "Naam gum jayega", "Karoge yaad to", "Meethe bol bole", "Kabhi kisi ko mukammal", "Kisi nazar ko tera intezaar aaj bhi", and "Ek akela is Shehar Mein".

Personal lifeEdit

Bhupinder and his wife Mitali Singh rehearse for their upcoming music album Aksar

In the mid-1980s, Bhupinder married the Bangladeshi singer Mitali Mukherjee and moved away from playback singing.[1] Mitali Mukherjee is also a singer. Together, they perform at ghazal and live performances. They have a son named Nihal Singh who is also a musician.


Album Year Details
Dream Sellers 1980 Includes various songs from Bollywood movies he had already sung before.
Aarzoo With Mitali Singh
Chandani Raat With Mitali Singh
Gulmohar With Mitali Singh
Ghazal Ke Phool With Mitali Singh
Ek Arzoo 2004 With Mitali Mukherjee Singh.
Label: T-Series
Surmayi Raat[2] 2013 With Gulzar
Anand Lok Meh 2014 With Mitali Singh
Yaad-E-Mehboob With Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh and others.
Meri Aawaaz Hi Pehchan Hai Two songs with Lata Mangeshkar.
Album Artists: Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupinder Singh, Babla Mehta and Shailendra Singh.
Label: Saregama

Popular songsEdit

As guitaristEdit

As playback singerEdit

  • "Ane Se Uske Aya Bahar" from the movie Jeene Ki Raah (1969) with Mohammed Rafi (Music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal)
  • "Duniya Chhute Yaar Na Chhute" from the movie Dharam Kanta (1982) with Mohammed Rafi (Music composed by Naushad)
  • "Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar Aaj Bhi Hai" from the movie Aitbaar (1985) with Asha Bhosle (Music composed by Bappi Lahiri)
  • "Awaaz Di Hai Aaj Ek Nazar Ne" from the movie Aitbaar (1985) with Asha Bhosle (Music composed by Bappi Lahiri)
  • "Gulab Jism Ka", film Anjuman (1986) (composed by Khayyam)
  • "Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga", composed by Madan Mohan
  • "Beeti Na Beetai Raina", film Parichay (1972) (composed by Rahul Dev Burman)
  • "Dil Dhoondta Hai", film Mausam (1975) (composed by Madan Mohan)
  • "Naam Gum Jayega", film Kinara (1977) (composed by Rahul Dev Burman)
  • "Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein", film Gharonda (composed by Jaidev)
  • "Daro Deewar Pe..Khush Raho Ahle-Vatan!" composed by Jaidev[3]
  • "Huzoor Is Kadar bhi na Itra ke Chaliye" (movie:-Maasoom), composed by Rahul Dev Burman
  • "Hothon Pe Aisi Baat", composed by Sachin Dev Burman
  • "Kaise Kahoon kuch kaina sakoon" from Tamil film Nandu 1981, composed by Ilayaraja
  • "Tum say jo bat hui tum say jo mulaqat hui" (composed by Uttam-Jagdesh)
  • "Baadalon se Kaat Kaat ke" from the movie Satya (1998) (composed by Vishal Bharadwaj)
  • "Karoge Yaad to Har Baat Yaad Aayegi" from the movie Bazaar (1982) composed by Khayyam
  • "Kabhi Kisi Ko Mukammal Jahan nahi milta" from the movie Ahista Ahista (1981) (composed by Khayyam)
  • "Rut Jawan Jawan" from the movie Aakhri Khat (composed by Khayyam)
  • "Layee Hayaat Aye Qaza Le Chali Chale" { Bhupinder Singh } Ibrahim Zauq *Mirza Ghalib
  • "Zindagi Zindagi Mere Ghar Aanaa", film Dooriyaan (1979) (composed by Jaidev)
  • "Soorajmukhi Tera Pyar Anokha Hai", film "Sooraj Mukhi" (1992), Lyrics by Shardanand Tiwary and composed by Ajay Swami.


  1. ^ Mukesh Khosla (May 2002). "Bhupinder – Hauntingly 'Hummable'". The South Asian. Archived from the original on 3 May 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Surmayi Raat with Gulzar and Bhupinder Singh". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Andolan (1977) Bhupinder Singh, Jaidev, Ram Prasad Bismil". Retrieved 18 January 2014.

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