Vinod Rathod (born 12 September 1962) is an Indian playback singer who primarily sings in Hindi language films. Rathod is the son of late classical musician, Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod.

Vinod Rathod
Background information
Born (1962-09-12) 12 September 1962 (age 61)[1]
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
GenresPlayback singing
OccupationsSinger, Performer
Years active1987–2013
Websitevinodrathod.co.in

Music career edit

His career started when Usha Khanna after listening to his voice in a cassette called him in April 1986, to sing a qawwali, "Mere Dil Main Hai Andhera, Koi Shamma To Jala De" in Do Yaar. Mohammed Aziz was his co-singer. Vinod recorded no less than 40 songs for the composer, and also sang for composers like Ajay Swami and Surinder Kohli in his struggle phase. His TV serial title song, "Yeh Jeevan Hai Akash Ganga" for the serial Akash Ganga proved very successful amongst viewers.

He entered the big films league when composers Shiv-Hari called him to record "Baadal Pe Chalke Aa" with Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadekar which proved popular and "Zindagi Har Janam Pyar Ki Dastan" with Lata Mangeshkar in Yash Chopra's Vijay in 1988 proved to be a greater success. Vinod was the voice of Rishi Kapoor in this multi-starer film. He then sang for Rishi-Yash-Shiv-Hari again in Chandni in 1989. This song, "Parbat Se Kaali Ghata Takrai" with Asha Bhosle also proved a hit along with "Sheharon Mein Ek Shehar Suna" with Lata Mangeshkar.

However, he got his real break in 1992 when Laxmikant–Pyarelal offered him "Romeo Naam Mera" for Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. It has proven to be one of the biggest hit of 1992. Laxmikant-Pyarelal rapidly called him for more films, which instilled confidence for Vinod among the other composers like Anu Malik, Bappi Lahiri and Anand–Milind. As luck would have it, Nadeem-Shravan (Shravan is Vinod's elder brother) were at the crest of popularity, and though Nadeem favoured Kumar Sanu he gave Vinod Rathod the onus of being the voice of Shah Rukh Khan in Deewana. "Aisi Deewangi" with Alka Yagnik proved a rage and "Koi Na Koi Chahiye Pyar Karne Wala" too proved popular. This film was also released in 1992.

By 1993, Vinod Rathod was a very busy man. Laxmikant-Pyarelal gave him excellent songs in several films like Bedardi, Dilbar and many other films, and decided that he would be the major voice of Rishi Kapoor in the R K film Prem Granth. Their hits with him included "Jab Se Main Jara Sa Badnam Ho Gaya' – Gumrah and "Nayak Nahin Khalnayak Hoon Main" – Khal-Nayak. Anu Malik swept aside Nadeem-Shravan by late 1993–94 and Vinod Rathod was very much there in hits like "Ae Mere Humsafar", "Kitabein Bahut Si", "Samajhkar Chand Jisko" and "Chupana Bhi Nahin Aata' – Baazigar. Followed Ladla, Elaan, Agnisakshi, Muhabbat Ki Arzoo, Chahoonga Main Tujhe, Gambler, Parampara, The Gentleman, Zamana Deewana, Shreemaan Aashique, Maidan-E-Jung, Policewala Gunda, Hum Sab Chor Hain, Chaahat, Vastav and the hits "Duniya Ye Duniya Very Good Very Good" – Trimurti and "Dil Dene Ki Rut Aayi" – Prem Granth. Anand–Milind made him the voice of Govinda in films like Raja Babu, Rajaji, Hero No. 1, Dulhe Raja, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare and Banarsi Babu. He also sang the popular Main to hoon paagal munda for Shahrukh Khan in 1996 in the film Army.

Vinod had a triumph of sorts in the Zee Telefilm, Mr. Shrimati, in which he sang "Aashiq Ki Hai Baraat". His other hits include his songs from Deewana Mastana, Army, Hero No. 1 and Dulhe Raja, Tere Mere Sapne, and his latest chartbuster, "Dholi Taro Dhol Baje" – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, "Chalak Chalak" – Devdas, "M Bole To" – Munna Bhai MBBS which has given his career a new boost after 1999. His songs from Chal Mere Bhai have proved popular too.

“Main Hoon Number Ek Gawaiya" from Saajan Chale Sasural proved his classical excellence which he has incorporated from his father.

Not only a huge list of production houses Vinod has sung more than 3500 songs in various languages such as Hindi, Nepali, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri and Persian.[citation needed]

Vinod Rathod has received nominations for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1993: Aisi Deewangi (Deewana) and 1994: Nayak Nahin Kahlnayak Hoon Main (Khalnayak)

He is the uncle of music composers Sanjeev-Darshan, brother of music composer/singer Roop Kumar Rathod and music director Shravan Rathod.[citation needed]

Discography edit

He entered the big films league in 1988 and he had received two times nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his best performance in "Aisi Deewangi" from Deewana and "Nayak Nahin Kahlnayak Hoon Main" from Khalnayak. He has sung for all the leading composers and his most popular co-singers were Sadhana Sargam, Anuradha Paudwal, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, Poornima and Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Year Film Song title Music director Co-singer(s) Language
1986 Bedaag "Mere Dil Main Hai Andhera" Usha Khanna Mohammed Aziz Hindi
1988 Vijay "Zindagi Har Janam" Shiv-Hari Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar Hindi
1989 Chandni "Mehbooba"
"Parbat Se Kaali"
Shiv-Hari Lata Mangeshkar
Asha Bhosle
Hindi
1990 Pyar Pyar "Operator Operator" Nadeem-Shravan Sapna Mukherjee Hindi
Solah Satra "Ajab Zindagi Ka" Hindi
1991 House No. 13 "Dil The Tera"
"Kar Liya Hai"
Enoch Daniels
Kavita Krishnamurthy
Hindi
1992 Deewana "Aisi Deewangi"
"Koi Na Koi Chahiye"
Nadeem-Shravan Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Drohi "Dhadakti Mere Dil" M. M. Keeravani K. S. Chithra Hindi
Apradhi "Yeh Pyar Bada Bedardi Hai" Laxmikant-Pyarelal Alka Yagnik
Hindi
1993 Darr "Ang Se Ang Lagana"
"Ishq Da Rog Bura"
Shiv-Hari Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosle
Lata Mangeshkar
Hindi
Baazigar "Kitabein Bahut Si"
"Chhupana Bhi Nahi Aata"
"Samajh Kar Chand Jis Ko"
"Ae Mere Humsafar"
Anu Malik Asha Bhosle

Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Shabnam "Tera Naam Likhkar Haathon Pe Hum" Anuradha Paudwal Hindi
Tahqiqaat "Doob Gaye Mere Nain"
"Na Tum Itni Haseen Hoti"
"Tu Kisi Aur Se Milne (Male)"
Asha Bhosle
Sadhana Sargam
Hindi
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja "Romeo Naam Mera"
"Jaanewale Zara Ruk Ja"
Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Kavita Krishnamurthy
Hindi
Gumrah "Ram Kasam Mera Bada Naam Ho Gaya" Hindi
Khalnayak "Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hoon Main"
"Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai (Male)"
Kavita Krishnamurthy
Hindi
Bedardi "Ek Din To Honi Thi"
"Mai Tumse Pyar Karti Hu"
"Bolo Main Pyar Karti Hu"
Alka Yagnik Hindi
Do Dilon Ka Sangam "Ab Tanhai Mujhe"
"Dekha Tha Usne Pyar Se"
"Chandni Khushboo Shabnam"
Milind Sagar Anuradha Paudwal
Anuradha Paudwal
Anuradha Paudwal
Hindi
Shreemaan Aashique "Ladki Ladki" Nadeem-Shravan Sudesh Bhonsle Hindi
Krishan Avtaar "Mera Mehboob Mujhse"
"Humse Pyar Karo"
"Gudiya Pyari Pyari Gudiya"
Alka Yagnik Hindi
Tadipaar "Agar Mere Paas Paisa"
"O Saiyan Saiyan"

Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Sukher Swarga "Na Bolo Na" Ajoy Das Sapna Mukherjee Bengali
1994 Anokha Andaaz "Aap Se Pehle Na Aap Ke Baad" Nadeem-Shravan Alka Yagnik Hindi
Andaz "Ye Maal Gaadi"
"Khada Hai"
"Nacho Gaao Filmein Dikhao"
Bappi Lahiri Kavita Krishnamurthy
Sadhana Sargam
Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Imtihaan "Ek Yaad Ke Sahare" Anu Malik Hindi
Laadla "Main Raju Deewana" Anand–Milind Hindi
Zaalim "Chaar Din Ka Safar"
"Pehle Hi Qayamat Kya Kam Thi"
Anu Malik Kavita Krishnamurthy, Suresh Wadkar
Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Kranti Kshetra "Tumhara Naam Kya Hai"
"Deewane Hai Hum Tere"
"Malan Thara Baag Mein"
Nadeem Shravan Sadhana Sargam
Sapna Mukherjee
Babul Supriyo, Sapna Awasthi, Sapna Mukherjee, Suryakant
Hindi
Elaan "Pehle Mere Aankhon Mein" Shyam-Surender Sadhana Sargam Hindi
The Gentleman "Hum Apne Gham Ko"
"Aashiqui Mein Had Se"
Anu Malik
A. R. Rahman
Sadhana Sargam
Sadhana Sargam
Hindi
Main Tera Aashiq "Dhatura" Aadesh Shrivastava Anuradha Paudwal Hindi
1995 Trimurti "Very Good Very Bad"
"Mujhe Pyar Karo"
"Mata Mata"
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Udit Narayan
Manhar Udhas, Alka Yagnik
Kavita Krishnamurthy
Hindi
Zamaana Deewana "Zamaana Deewana Ho Gaya"
"Soch Liya Maine Aye Mere Dilba"
"Rok Sake To Rok"
Nadeem Shravan Sapna Mukherjee
Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Ram Shastra "Tujhe Maanga Tha"
"Tera Chehra Na Dekhun Agar"
Anu Malik Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Policewala Gunda "Duniya Ke Mele" Bappi Lahiri Hindi
Gambler "Chupke Chupke Ghoor Na Mujhko"
"Deewangi Ko Tu Meri Pehchaan Jaayegi"
"Gambler Gambler"
"Sajde Na Kiye Maine"
Anu Malik Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
Sadhana Sargam
Sadhana Sargam
Hindi
Maidan-E-Jung "Lo Phagun Ritu Aa Gayee" Bappi Lahiri Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam Hindi
Hum Sab Chor Hain "Meri Biwi Lakhon" Bappi Lahiri Alka Yagnik Hindi
1996 Saajan Chale Sasural "Main hoon No. 1 Gawaiya" Nadeem-Shravan Kunal Ganjawala, Mishra, Satyanarayan Hindi
Mr. Bechara "Dekho Dekho Dekho" Anand–Milind Sapna Mukherjee Hindi
Rakshak "Sundara Sundara" Sapna Mukherjee Hindi
Vijeta "Khwabo Mein Aanewali" Alka Yagnik Hindi
Tere Mere Sapne "Tere Mere Sapne" Viju Shah Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai Hindi
Army "Main To Hoon Pagal Munda"
"De Taali"
"Ho Gayee Tiyar Hamari Army"
Anand–Milind Alka Yagnik
Abhijeet, Jolly Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik
Abhijeet, Jolly Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik
Hindi
Jeet "Yaara O Yaara"
"Yaara O Yaara (Sad)"
Nadeem-Shravan Alka Yagnik Hindi
Prem Granth "Jungle Mein Sher"
"Dil Dene Ki Ruth"
"Is Duniya Men Prem Granth"
"Teri Kasam Main Hoon"
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Hindi
Chaahat "Chaahat Na Hoti"
"Tumne Dikhaye Aise Sapne"
Anu Malik Hindi
1997 Hero No. 1 "Maine Paidal Se Ja Raha Tha"
"Tum Hum Pe Marte Ho"
Anand–Milind Poornima
Sadhana Sargam
Hindi
Udaan "Chahun Tujhe" Sadhana Sargam Hindi
Deewana Mastana "Yeh Gaya Woh Gaya"
"Tere Bina Dil Lagta Nahin"
"Head Ya Tail"
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Alka Yagnik
Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Hindi
Mohabbat "Aina Bataa Kaise"
"Pyar Kiya Hai (Duet)"
"Pyar Kiya Hai (Sad)"
Nadeem-Shravan Sonu Nigam
Kavita Krishnamurthy
Hindi
Virasat "Sun Mausi Sun Mausi" Anu Malik Hindi
1998 Dulhe Raja "Dulhan To Jayegi (Dulhe Raja)"
"Kahan Raja Bhoj"
"Kya Lagti Hai Hai Rabba"
Anand–Milind Anuradha Paudwal
Sonu Nigam
Hindi
Kudrat "Ishq Bhala Kya Hai" Rajesh Roshan Alka Yagnik Hindi
China Gate "Chamma Chamma" Anu Malik Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan Hindi
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha "Jo Hona Hai" Jatin-Lalit Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Aziz, Sudesh Bhosle, Bali Brahmbhatt, Anand Bakshi Hindi
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam "Doli Taro Dhol Baje" Ismail Darbar Kavita Krishnamurthy, Karsan Sagathia Hindi
Vaastav: The Reality "Har Taraf Hai Yeh Shor" Jatin–Lalit Atul Kale Hindi
2000 Chal Mere Bhai "Aaj Kal Ki Ladkiyan"
"Mere Baap Ki Beti"
Anand–Milind Sonu Nigam, Poornima, Vaijanti
Abhijeet
Hindi
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai "Kya Maine Aaj Suna" Sanjeev-Darshan Kavita Krishnamurthy Hindi
Mission Kashmir "Maaf Karo" Ehsaan Noorani Anuradha Paudwal Hindi
Khauff "Hye Hye Ye Hawa" Anu Malik Anuradha Paudwal Hindi
Bichhoo "Pyar Tu Dil Tu" Anand Raj Anand Alka Yagnik Hindi
2001 Style "Style Mein Rehne Ka" Sanjeev-Darshan Sonu Nigam Hindi
2002 Devdas "Chalak Chalak" Ismail Darbar Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal Hindi
Desh Devi "Dabe Paon Se Woh" Ismail Darbar Parthiv Gohil, Sneha Pant Hindi
Akhiyon Se Goli Maare "Dehradun Ka Chuna Lagaya"
"Ladka Mud Mud Ke Maare"
"Thumka Lagake Naachlo"
Daboo Malik
Anand–Milind
Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Sunidhi Chauhan
Alka Yagnik
Sonu Nigam, Sanjeevani
Hindi
Annarth "Dil Hai Deewana" Anand Raj Anand Pamela Jain Hindi
Chor Machaaye Shor "Kaan Ke Neeche"
"Tum Tata Ho Ya Birla"
Anu Malik Anuradha Sriram
Anuradha Sriram
Hindi
Road "Raste Raste" Sandesh Shandilya Sunidhi Chauhan Hindi
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam "Dil Tod Aaya" [[Sajid–Wajid ]] Sonu Nigam Hindi
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai "Teri Aankhen Bolti" Uttam Singh Alka Yagnik Hindi
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin "Kya Kehna"
"Main Sohni Tu Mahiwal"
Anu Malik Udit Narayan
Anuradha Paudwal, Sonu Nigam
Hindi
Maseeha "Aaya Maza Na Yaar" Anand Raj Anand Hindi
2003 Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. "Chan Chan"
"M Bole To"
Anu Malik Shreya Ghoshal
Sanjay Dutt, Prachi, Priya Mayekar
Hindi
Border Hindustan Ka "Yaad Aati Hai" Dilip-Hari Kishen Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan Hindi
Parwana "Duniya Mein Aaye Ho"
"Deva Ho Deva"
Sanjeev Darshan
Farid Sabri
Hindi
Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye "Hum Tere Sanam" Daboo Malik Hindi
Guru "Bhadra Falgun Chaitra Ashar Sraban" Babul Bose Bengali
2004 Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai "Jagmug" Sandesh Shandilya K.S. Chithra Hindi
Ishq Hai Tumse "Ishq Hai Zindagi" Himesh Reshammiya Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan Hindi
Annaye Atyachar "Ek Nodir Ujan" Saikat Ali Imon Sadhna Sargam Bengali
Shikaar "O Jiya Kya Kiya" Anand Raj Anand Udit Narayan, Anand Raj Anand, Sunidhi Chauhan Hindi
Police Force "Maina Kunwari"
"Bholi Bhali Soorat Se"
"Maina Kunwari – 2"
Anand–Milind Poornima Hindi
2005 Pandit... Ek Yodha S. A. Rajkumar Hindi
Vissfoth Rituraj Hindi
2006 Meri Majboori... "Meri Majboori" Bappi Lahiri Hindi
Lage Raho Munna Bhai "Lage Raho Munna Bhai"
"Samjho Ho Hi Gaya"
Shantanu Moitra
Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi
Hindi
Zinda "Yeh Hai Meri Kahani"
Sanjay Dutt
Hindi
2007 Aag "Ruk Ja"
"Cha Raha"
"Jee Le"
"Dum"
Amar Mohile
Nitin Raikwar
Prasanna Shekhar
Amar Mohile
Sunidhi Chauhan
Shweta Pandit
Farhaad Bhiwandiwala
Hindi
Traffic Signal "Signal Pe" Shamir Tandon Baba Sehgal, Navin Prabhakar, Neeraja Pandit, Raj Pandit Hindi
Nehlle Pe Dehlla "Bottle Mein Main"
"Imaan Dol Jaayenge"
Daboo Malik
Anand Raaj Anand
Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan
Hindi
2008 Chandramukhi (Dubbed Version) "Tota Para Para" Vidyasagar Sadhana Sargam, Shivani Das, Manoj Mishra Hindi
"Oh Oh Sun meri baat " Vidyasagar Sadhana Sargam, Shivani Das, Manoj Mishra Hindi
" Aaja are tu aaja(Rara)" Vidyasagar Sadhana Sargam Hindi
Homam "Homam" Nithin Raikwar Telugu
2009 Rajdrohi "Pagla Jhoro Hawa" Babul Bose Asha Bhonsle Bengali
2010 Aatangko "Hele Dule Chole Dekho" Babul Bose Bengali
2012 Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai "Vada Pav" Aabfm Hindi
2013 Zamaanat "Kya Mohabbat Hai" Viju Shah Alka Yagnik, Javed Ali Hindi
2014 Bachchan "Latai" Jeet Gannguli Akriti Kakkar Bengali
2015 Love In Rajasthan "Asbe Jokhon Modhur" Bengali
2018 Aaya Hai Dulha Dulhan Le Jayega ( "Aaya Hai Dulha Dulhan Le Jayega" Pradeep Sanjeevani Bhelande

Dubbing career edit

While he was known for his chartbuster songs, he also provided his voice to South Indian actors in a total of nine films including Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu, U. V. S. Prabhas Raju, Jr. N.T.R., Vishal Krishna Reddy, Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar and others.

Dubbing roles edit

Live action films edit

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original year release Dub year release Notes
Mass: Dammunte Kasko... Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao Mass/Ganesh Hindi Telugu 2004 2005 The Hindi dub was titled: Meri Jung - One Man Army.
Nenunnanu Venu Madhav aka 'Venu' 2002 2006 The Hindi dub was titled: Vishwa - The He Man.
Subbu Jr. N.T.R. Bala Subramanyam aka 'Subbu' Hindi Telugu 2001 Unknown The Hindi dub was titled: Tiger - One Man Army.
Super Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao Akhil Hindi Telugu 2005 2006 The Hindi dub was titled: Robbery.
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Kamal Haasan Raghavan Hindi Tamil 2006 2012 The Hindi dub was titled: The Smart Hunt.
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar Gurumoorthy/Prasad (dual role) Hindi Tamil 2007 2008 The Hindi dub was titled: International Sabse Bada Khiladi.
Maisamma I.P.S. Unknown actor Sub-Insp. Rama Swami (Ravi Sharma in Hindi version) Hindi Telugu 2007 2008 The Hindi dub was titled: Yeh Hai Mera Faisla.
Bujjigadu U. V. S. Prabhas Raju Bujji (Monty in Hindi version) Hindi Telugu 2008 2009 The Hindi dub was titled: Deewar: Man of Power.
Thoranai Vishal Krishna Reddy C. Murugan (Vishal in Hindi version) Hindi Tamil 2009 The Hindi dub was titled: Vishal Ki Qurbani.
Khaleja Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu Alluri Seetharama Raju, a cab driver (Hardoi Chhatrapati Raju in Hindi version) Hindi Telugu 2010 2011 The Hindi dub was titled: Jigar Kaleja.

References edit

  1. ^ "Singer Vinod Rathod celebrated birthday". glamgold.com. 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. Singer Vinod Rathod celebrates his birthday on 13th Sept

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