Shailendra Singh (singer)

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Shailendra Singh is an Indian playback singer and actor. He sang several Hindi and a few Marathi songs during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was very close to Mehmood Ali.

Shailendra Singh
Born (1952-10-04) 4 October 1952 (age 69)
Bombay, Bombay State, India[1]
GenresGhazals, Bollywood
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1971–present

Early lifeEdit

Shailendra Singh was born on 4 October 1952 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. He also learnt classical Hindustani music from a Guru. He first break as a playback singer in the film, Bobby, during his second year at the FTII. [2]

CareerEdit

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.[3][4] His song "Humne Tumko Dekha" from the film Khel Khel Mein rocked the entire nation. His rendition of "Jaane Do Na" from Saagar along with Asha Bhosle added to the sensuality of the entire song. He tried his hand at acting in films like Agreement (with Rekha) and Do Jasoos, but those films flopped.

In addition to his singing career, he acted in a Bengali film Ajasra Dhanyabaad, opposite Aparna Sen.[2]

In 1994, he was hospitalized for complication due to diabetes. He says that “The talk in the industry was that I had a heart attack and that I had died. I didn’t die. But the rumours killed my career.” He considers himself better in singing that in acting.[2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role References
1975 Do Jasoos Ashok Sinha [2]
1976 Ajasra Dhanyabad (Many Many Thanks) [2]
1976 Ginny Aur Johnny [2]
1979 Janta Hawaldar Doctor [2]
Naukar Vijay (Mehmood's brother) [2]
1980 Agreement [2]

Shailender Singh did Sherni Hindi Movie with Neetu Singh.

TelevisionEdit

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

DiscographyEdit

Year Album Songs Notes
1973 Bobby "Chabi Kho Jaye" / "Main Shayar To Nahin"/ "Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai"/"Na Mangun Sona Chandi" / "Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate" / "Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai (Revival)"/"Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho"[5]
1974 Zehreela Insaan "Saanp Se Badhke" / "Mere Dil Se Ye Nahin"
1975 Khel Khel Mein "Humne Tumko Dekha"
1975 Do Jasoos "Purawaiyya, leke chali meri naiyya" (Duet with Lata Mangeshkar)
1975 Rafoo Chakkar "Kisi Pe Dil Agar Aa Jaye To"
1977 Amar Akbar Anthony Title Song[6]
1977 Banya Bapu "He gard nile megh" (Duet with Anuradha Paudwal) and "preeticha jhula jhula paani" (Duet with Usha Mangeshkar) Marathi film
1977 Aap Ki Khatir "Shola Re Bhola Re"
1977 Ab Kya Hoga "Aa Devta...."
1977 Parvarish "Jaate Ho Jane Jana" / "Hum Premi Prem Karna Jaanen"
1978 Khatta Meetha "Frenny O Frenny"
1978 Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se "Ek Din Tum Bahut Bade Banoge" / "Kai Din Se Mujhe"
1979 Taraana "Gunche lage hain kahane"
1979 Suhaag "Ae Yaar Sun Yaari Teri"
1980 Be-Reham "Yeh Saal Ki Aakhiri Raat Hai"
1980 Agreement "Aapne Pyar Diya Pyar Se Maar Diya" / "Jeena Ye Koi Jeena To Nahin"
1981 Naseeb "Rang Jamake Jayenge, Chakkar Chalake Jayenge, Jhumke, Ghumke Sabko Ghumake Jayenge"
1981 Chashme Buddoor "Is Nadi Ko Mera" / "Pyaar Lagawat Pranay Mohabbat"
1981 Aapas Ki Baat "Kehni Hain Do Baaten Tumse"
1982 Begunaah Qaidi "Ta Thaiya" / "Yaar Sajana"
1982 Ashanti "Main Hoon Sharabi" / "Na Tujhse Na Mujhse"
1982 Aadat Se Majboor "Andar Ki Baat Hai" / "Ram Kare Ke Umar Qaid"
1982 Bhai Aakhir Bhai Hota Hai "Aa Bhi Ja Meri Jaan"
1982 Bhed Blav "Woh Ladki Hansi To"
1983 Bekaraar "Bekaraar Kiya"
1984 Bad Aur Badnam "Is Zindagi Ka Talabgar"
1985 Saagar "Jaane Do Na"
1985 Aar Paar "Mera Naam Pannabai"
1986 Amma "Tumhen Qasam Hai"
1987 Aag Hi Aag "Pyar Se Hai Duniya Haseen, Pyar Nahin To Kuch Nahin"
1990 Amiri Garibi "O Meri Sasu O Mere Sale"
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam "Tere Mere Pyar Mein"
1992 Sapne Sajan Ke "Dil Ne Jo Socha Tha Tum Bilkul Waise Ho"
1993 Gurudev "Jaipur se nikli gadi" / "Aana Re, Aana Re, Dil Hai Deewana Re, Chadhti Jawani Kuch Aur Nahin Jane"
2008 Bhole Shankar "Jai Ho Chhath Maiya"
BIG B @ 60 "Ae Yaar Sun Yaari Teri" (from Suhaag)
One India My India - With Kapil Dev[7]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arora, Prashant (11 April 2007). ""My Fundays"". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "I was supposed to sing 'oh hansini', all songs of 'Saagar' for Rishi: Shailendra Singh". National Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  3. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: खेमेबाजी में बर्बाद हुआ इस मशहूर सिंगर का करियर, सुशांत की मौत पर बोले- 'आत्महत्या हल नहीं'" [EXCLUSIVE: Famous singer's career was destroyed due to 'camp making', says ' suicide is not the solution' on Sushant's death]. Amar Ujala (in Hindi and English). Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  4. ^ "I wanted to be Chintu's 'voice', but..." Rediff. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ "'Mein shayar toh nahi': A playlist for Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood's evergreen romantic". The Week. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  6. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (28 May 2019). "42 Facts about 'Amar Akbar Anthony' : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  7. ^ "In pictures: Kapil Dev and Shailendra Singh launch new song, One India My India". www.indulgexpress.com. Retrieved 7 August 2020.

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