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

Mohammed Aziz
Birth name Syed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi
Also known as Munna
Born (1954-07-02) 2 July 1954 (age 64)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Genres Hindustani classical music, Pop music, Jazz, Indian music, playback singing
Occupation(s) Playback Singer
Years active 1982–present

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Early lifeEdit

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.

CareerEdit

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, Raamlaxman, Ravindra Jain, 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. In Bollywood, his duets with leading female singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Anuradha Paudwal and Kavita Krishnamurthy have been immensely popular, the latter two in particular. His collaboration with the musical genius duo Laxmikant Pyarelal has been most successful to the extent that he was considered an heir of Mohammad Rafi at his peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

This versatile singer has sung almost twenty(20) thousand songs in different Indian languages. Ha has recorded hundreds of devotional Bhajans and Sufi songs as well. Though he has gelled quite well with other female singers, but his duets with Anuradha Paudwal have been most popular during most of 1980s and early 1990s and are still heard and watched even on youtube video channel. Some of the songs listed below are most lyrical and melodious, filled with sweetness and richness of Urdu poetry penned by the likes of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi et al.

Some of his popular duets with Lata Mangeshkar are listed below:

| Year(s) || Song(s) || Film(s) || Composer(s)

1992 Khat Likhna Hai Khel Rajesh Roshan

1990 Bali Umar Ne Mera Haal Awaargi Anu Malik

1991 Main Hoo Khushrang Heena Ravindra Jain

1988 Ungli Mein Angoothi Ram Avtar Laxmikant-Pyarelal

1987 Naam Saare Mujhe Bhool Sindoor Laxmikant Pyarelal

1987 Patjhad Saawan Basant Sindoor Laxmikant Pyarelal

1989 Oh Soniye Garibon ka Daata Bappi Lahiri

1987 Jhan Jhannan Paayal Nazrana Laxmikant Pyarelal

1989 Aaj Subah Jab Main Jaga Aag Aur Shola Laxmikant Pyarelal


Some of his popular duets with Asha Bhonsle are listed below:

| Year(s) || Song(s) || Film(s) || Composer(s)

1986 Pyar Humara Amar Rahega Muddat Bappi Lahiri

1986 Aaya Aaya Pyar Ka Zamana Bhagwan Dada Rajesh Roshan

1989 Pyar Se Bhi Zyada Tujhe Pyar Karti Ilaka Nadeem Shravan

1989 Roz Roz Aankhon Tale Jeeva R.D. Burman

1987 Tu Bhi Bekaraar Waqt Ki Awaz Bappi Lahiri

1992 Kuchh Ho Gaya Kya Ho Gaya Kishan Kanhaiya Rajesh Roshan

1989 Aa Aa Aa Bhi Jao Na Aag Ka Gola Bappi Lahiri

1988 Kitne Mausam Kitne Sawan Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani Bappi Lahiri

1989 Dil Kahin Kho Gaya Kasam Vardi Ki Bappi Lahiri

1988 Main Rahun Tum Raho Doosra Koi Na Ho Naseeb Apna Apna Laxmikant Pyarelal


Some of his popular duets with Anuradha Paudwal are listed below:

| Year(s) || Song(s) || Film(s) || Composer(s)

1988 Phool Gulab Ka Biwi Ho to Aisi Laxmikant-Pyarelal

1988 Patthar Ke Sanam Kuchh Bol Zara Watan Ke Rakhwale Laxmikant-Pyarelal

1987 Kehde Zamane Se Nazrana Laxmikant Pyarelal

1991 Saawan Ka Mahina Aaya Hai Ayee Milan Ki Raat Anand Milind

1991 Dekhen Apni Kismat Mein Kaanta Ayee Milan Ki Raat Anand Milind

1989 Ab Dava Ki Jarurat Nahin Laal DopattaMalmal Ka Anand Milind

1989 Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka Anand Milind

1989 Main Gul Hoon Kali Hoon Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka Anand Milind

1991 Aa Pyar Ke Rang Bharein Jeena Teri Gali Mein Babul Bose

1991 Meri Jindari Tere Haathon Mein Jeena Teri Gali Mein Babul Bose

1988 Tum Sochti Ho Shayad Hamara Khandaan Laxmikant Pyarelal

1988 Mere Mehboob Ruk Jao Hamara Khandaan Laxmikant Pyarelal


Some of his popular duets with Alka Yagnik are listed below:

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year(s) Song(s) Film(s) Composer(s)
1991 Yeh Jeevan Jitni Bar Mile Banjaran Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1993 Bahut jatate ho chah humse Aadmi Khilona Hai Nadeem-Shravan
1986 Mehboob Se Hamare Love 86 Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1995 Sawan Ke Badlo Ki Niyat Paappi Devataa Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Saari Raat Jagaye Zulm Ko Jala Doonga Nadeem-Shravan
1990 Tu Hi Meri Prem Kahani Pathar Ke Insan Bappi Lahiri
1988 Main Tera Ho Gaya Biwi Ho To Aisi Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998 Maine Dil Ka Hukam Sun Barsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal

Some of his popular duets with Kavita Krishnamurthy are listed below:

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year(s) Song(s) Film(s) Composer(s)
1988 Awaaz Hamari Isi Waadi Mein Shoorveer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Ek Ladki Jiska Naam Aag Aur Shola Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1989 Tera Bimar Mera Dil ChaalBaaz Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990 Ek Doosre Se Khafa Hona Nahin Pati Patni Aur Tawaif Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Main Aaj Bolta Hoon Do Matwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Pyar Ki Duniya Tu Kanoon Ki Zanjeer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Aap Ke Dil Ko Kanoon Ki Zanjeer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Tu Mujhe Kabool-Mohd Aziz Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Rab Ko Yaad Karoon Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Apni Aankhon Ke Sitaaron Mei Police Aur Mujrim Bappi Lahiri
1992 Mere Mehboob Tujhe Police Aur Mujrim Bappi Lahiri

Some of his duets with Kavita Krishnamurthy are listed below:

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year(s) Song(s) Film(s) Composer(s)
1984 Mere Mehboob Tujhe Zakhmi Sher Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Dekha Jo Tujhko Aag Aur Shola Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Kya Jodi Hai Aisa Pyaar Kahan Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Sawan Ka Mahina Aisa Pyaar Kahan Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Shrafat Ali Ko Amrit Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Munne Ki Amma Dosti Dushmani Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Jhatke Pe Jhatke Dosti Dushmani Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Saat Baras Ka Dulha Dosti Dushmani Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Aye Watan Tere Liye Karma Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Pyar Ki Had Se Love 86 Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986 Mehboob Se Hamare Love 86 Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987 Na Zulm Na Zalim Ka Hukumat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987 Es Afsar Ka Baja Hukumat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987 Dil Mein Lagi Hai Be Lagaam R. D. Burman
1987 O Be-Wafa Be Lagaam R. D. Burman
1987 Khai Ke Mainpuri Tambaku Dilruba Tangewali Anwar-Usman
1987 Aankhon Aankhon Mein Parivaar Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987 Chalo Chalo Door Kahin Sindoor Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987 Tere Mere Beech Mein Watan Ke Rakhwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987 Tanna Tan Watan Ke Rakhwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Garibon Ka Kafan Apna Kabhi Dost Garibon Ka Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Jaise Ek Chand Ka Tukda Inteqam Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Ho Ho Chhal Chhal Janam Janam Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Koi Patta Bhi Hila Janam Janam Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Badon Ka Hai Farmaana Mar Mitenge Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Chithi Aaye Gayee Babu Mera Muqaddar Kamalkant
1988 Log Jahan Par Pyaar Ka Mandir Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Tina Ke Mina Pyaar Mohabbat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Awaaz Hamari Isi Waadi Mein Shoorveer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988 Toota Hua Mandir Hoon Kudrat Ka Faisla (Sadhana) Bappi Lahiri
1989 Swarg Se Pyara Hai Lashkar Nadeem-Shravan
1989 Mere Do Anmol Ratan Ram Lakhan Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1989 Jaise Jaise Din Shikanja Bappi Lahiri
1989 Teri Nashili Aankhon Se Wohi Bhayaanak Raat Surinder Kohli
1990 Iska Naam Jawani Hai Hum Se Na Takrana Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990 Sun O Mere Humjoli Hum Se Na Takrana Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990 Behna O Behna Aaj Ka Arjun Bappi Lahiri
1990 Dil Laga Ke Ghar Ho to Aisa Bappi Lahiri
1990 Oye Balle Balle Lootera Sultan Bajju
1990 Main Pyasa Hoon Maa Kasam Badla Loonga Sonik Omi
1990 Ye Zameen Dekha Qayamat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990 Haath Mein Mehndi Shandaar Bappi Lahiri
1990 Kuchh Gana Bajana Ho Jaye Sher Dil Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990 Pyar Ki Duniya Tu Sindoor Ki Awaaz Rajesh Roshan
1990 Jalte Badan Ki Aag Swarg Se Pyara Ghar Hamara Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990 Kitna Pyara Hai Swarg Se Pyara Ghar Hamara Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Tere Mere Pyar Ki Banjaran Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Main Aaj Bolta Hoon Do Matwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Aap Ke Dil Ko Kanoon Ki Zanjeer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Main Khat Likhta Pyar Bhara Khat Krishandu Das
1991 Behnen Hansti Hain to (Happy) Pyar Ka Devta Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991 Jo Main Chhup Jaoon Sapnon Ka Mandir Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Dil Naache Dil Jhoome Captain Prabhakar Illaiyaraaja
1992 Aankhon Mein Basa Loon To Geet Bappi Lahiri
1992 Yeh Ped Hai Peeple Ka Heer Ranjha Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Main Aurat Tu Aadmi Honeymoon Anand-Milind
1992 Deewaron Pe Likha Hai Kamsin Mahesh-Kishore
1992 Tera Naam Tera Naam Kamsin Mahesh-Kishore
1992 Tu Mujhe Kabool Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Rab Ko Yaad Karoon Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Main Aisee Cheez Nahin Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Chhan Chhan Baje Ghungroo Kundan Bappi Lahiri
1992 Tu Akeli Hai Lamba Safar Main Hoon Sherni Anand-Laxman
1992 Tu Meri Diwani Mast Kalander Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992 Sar Pe Topi Kali Sone Ki Lanka Anand–Milind
1992 Dil Pe Qayamat Dhaye Tyagi Bappi Lahiri
1992 Tu Bhi Tu I Love You Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi Rajesh Roshan
1993 Bewafa Humko Badi Behan Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1993 Mujhe Jeene Nahin Deti Bomb Blast Bappi Lahiri
1994 Raat Muradowali Beta Ho To Aisa Ravindra Jain
1994 Teri Bhi Marzi Mere Meharban Bappi Lahiri
1995 Teri Majbooriyan Fauji Vishal Bhardwaj
1995 Jaise Jaise Din Guzrega Zulm Ka Jawab Bappi Lahiri
1996 Dheere Dheere Angaara Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
1996 Koi Mangta Dil Durjan Sapan-Jagmohan
1996 Deewana Pan Hain Yeh Maahir Bappi Lahiri
1996 Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Tera Naam Mera Naam Kuldeep Singh
1997 Maine Tujhe Chaaha Daadagiri Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
1997 Tin Tina Tin Mahaanta Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1997 Tapka Re Tapka 2 Mahaanta Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998 Maine Dil Ka Hukum Sun Liya Barsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998 Teri Haan Ka Teri Na Ka Barsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998 Wada Karke Sajan Nahi Aaya Barsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998 Yehi to Pyar Hai Do Hazar Ek Anand Raj Anand
1998 Jammu Ki Jawani Kashmir Ki Hind Ki Beti Sonik Omi
1998 Haseenayein Zulfon Ka Phanda Bichayein Main Phir Aaongi Sameer Shyam
1998 Aaj Kisi Ki Jeet Hui Hai Mard Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
1999 Chamak Challo Tu Naach Tune Mera Dil le Liyaa (Pinjra) Mahesh-Kishore
2000 Durga Hai Meri Maa Mela Anu Malik
2001 Dhol Bajhe Mitti Ali-Ghani

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mohammed Aziz".

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