Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period.
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Asha Bhosle Songs

Based on Hindi Film Geet Kosh and Nerurkar's book Svarasha (1995) I prepared stats of her work. These four articles were published in RMIM.

March 1998
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              Asha and 309 MD's of Hindi movie songs
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Dear fellow music lovers:
     This is my final post on Asha in the present series. In
this one,  I post  the info about the number of songs set to
music for Asha by various MD's. For details on sources etc.,
see the earlier posts.
     In the  table for  MD's as reported by nerurakar in his
book, there  are misprints  for four  MD's. They are, chaand
paradesi, suresh-talavaar,  suhrid kar  and hemant.  I  have
made corrections  to these  entries by  consulting the  giit
kosh by  har mandir  singh. The  table that appears below is
the corrected  version. If  you are  lucky to  have the Asha
book, please make these corrections in your copy.
       From 1931 up to now, approximately 1060 (give or take
10) MD's  have provided  music for  Hindi movies. There have
been about  20 female  MD's.  I  counted  about  170  pairs,
triplets or higher multiplets of MD's. The following list is
arranged as in my earlier posts on Asha.
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music director/s      songs films  solo  m   f  others
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r. d. barman             652  250  279  292  18   63   
lakshamiikaant-
pyaarelaal               485  237  206  204  35   40   
bhappii laahi.Dii        442  189  165  251  5    21   
ravi                     385  101  215  132  25   13   
o. p. nayyar             317  60   165  121  23   8    
kalyaaNajii-aanandajii   297  154  152  106  18   21   
sonik-omii               273  96   150  73   25   25   
ushaa khannaa            220  102  149  53   14   4    
shankar-jaikishan        214  110  105  77   19   13   
chitragupt               209  67   143  50   13   3    
madan moham              190  72   119  53   15   3    
n. dattaa                164  49   108  40   13   3    
s. d. barman             140  53   78   50   7    5    
c. raamachandra          132  37   73   41   10   8    
s. n. tripaaThii         129  43   83   20   21   5    
raviindra jain           120  56   68   42   4    6    
avinaash vyaas           110  30   90   17   2    1    
roshan                   99   36   51   26   13   9    
sapan jagamohan          98   35   72   22   4    0    
Kayyaam                  90   36   62   23   3    2    
vinod                    87   21   54   21   9    3    
raajesh roshan           83   54   34   40   5    4    
s. mohindar              81   26   44   26   9    2    
hemant kumaar            78   32   50   22   4    2    
annu malik               71   35   29   39   0    3    
iqabaal quraishii        70   21   37   27   5    1    
jayadev                  64   26   47   11   5    1    
hemant bhosale           62   18   25   28   3    6    
hansaraaj bahal          58   26   29   16   9    4    
bulo c. raanii           52   20   37   11   3    1    
nadiim-shravaN           48   21   10   37   1    0    
allarakhaa quraishii     48   12   38   5    4    1    
saradaar malik           47   18   36   7    4    0    
raam-lakshamaN           45   17   18   20   2    5    
gaNesh                   44   14   31   7    5    1    
g. s. kohalii            43   14   29   10   4    0    
naashad                  40   10   22   11   4    3    
vasant desaaii           39   16   20   5    10   4    
paNDit shivaraam krishaN 38   14   26   7    4    1    
c. arjun                 38   13   23   10   4    1    
b. n. baalii             35   8    25   7    3    0    
naushaad                 34   18   13   16   2    3    
laalaa-sattar            34   8    18   9    7    0    
salil chaudharii         31   19   24   4    2    1    
anil bisvaas             31   10   16   10   1    4    
nisaar bazmii            31   7    12   19   0    0    
dattaaraam               29   11   14   7    5    3    
maanaaDe                 28   7    19   7    2    0    
bipin-baabul             27   8    16   10   1    0    
s. d. baatish            27   6    23   4    0    0    
husnalaal-bhagataraam    26   8    18   5    2    1    
lachhiiraam              26   7    19   5    1    1    
vasant pavaar-
raam vaaDhaavakar        22   5    19   2    1    0    
saardul kavatraa         20   9    16   4    0    0    
suresh-talavaar          20   7    15   5    0    0    
Gulaam muhammad          19   9    14   4    0    1    
prem dhavan              19   8    10   4    5    0    
dhaniiraam               19   6    16   2    1    0    
satyam                   18   7    13   3    1    1    
suurya kumaar paal       18   6    13   5    0    0    
jamaal sen               18   6    11   7    0    0    
baabul                   18   5    9    8    0    1    
kishor kumaar            17   7    7    8    0    2    
snehal bhaaTakar         16   4    11   3    1    1    
basant prakaash          15   7    12   3    0    0    
bholaa shreshTh          15   6    12   3    0    0    
ajiit merchant           15   5    13   2    0    0    
raabin chaTarjii         15   5    11   1    1    2    
aziiz hindii             15   3    9    4    2    0    
chaand paradesii         14   9    8    5    1    0    
vedapaal varmaa          14   8    13   1    0    0    
sanmukh baabuu
upaadhayaay              14   4    14   0    0    0    
ramesh naayaDuu          14   3    11   3    0    0    
maanas mukharjii         13   8    7    4    2    0    
vanaraaj bhaaTiyaa       13   6    10   3    0    0    
aruN kumaar mukharjii    13   4    9    3    0    1    
naaraayaN datt           13   3    6    7    0    0    
k. baabuujii             13   3    5    8    0    0    
aanand-milind            12   7    4    8    0    0    
ilyaaraajaa              12   6    4    7    0    1    
shankarasraav vyaas      12   5    10   2    0    0    
govind-naresh            12   5    8    2    2    0    
shyaamajii-
ghanashyaamajii          12   5    7    5    0    0    
shyaamal mitraa          12   5    7    5    0    0    
baasu-manoharii          12   4    8    2    2    0    
hafiiz Kaan              12   3    8    4    0    0    
sumitraa laahi.Dii       11   9    9    2    0    0    
brij bhuushaN            11   5    9    2    0    0    
jagajiit singh           11   5    8    2    1    0    
dillip sen-samiir sen    11   5    2    7    0    2    
paNDit gobindaraam       11   4    7    2    2    0    
sudhiir pha.Dake         11   4    6    5    0    0    
iqabaal gil              10   6    6    4    0    0    
surindar kohalii         10   6    5    5    0    0    
muhammad shafii          10   5    6    3    0    1    
jiituu-tapan             10   5    3    7    0    0    
bhuushaN mehataa         10   3    7    2    1    0    
bipin datt               10   3    5    3    2    0    
paNDit motiiram          10   2    7    3    0    0    
anuup jaloTaa            10   2    3    7    0    0    
jimmii                   9    5    6    2    1    0    
ratanadiip-hemaraaj      9    4    6    2    0    1    
daan singh               9    3    7    1    1    0    
raamalaal                9    3    6    2    1    0    
sajjaad husain           9    3    5    2    2    0    
r. sudarshanam           9    2    4    5    0    0    
manoj-gyaan              8    4    8    0    0    0    
sapan chakravartii       8    4    3    5    0    0    
aadi naaraayaN raav      8    3    4    3    1    0    
sumant raaj              8    2    8    0    0    0    
kamal maKaduum           8    2    7    1    0    0    
gulashan suufii          8    2    6    2    0    0    
kamal mitraa             8    2    6    2    0    0    
jugal kishor-tilak raaj  7    5    5    2    0    0    
raghunaath seTh          7    4    6    1    0    0    
k. datta                 7    4    6    0    1    0    
suresh kumaar            7    4    4    3    0    0    
raaj kamal               7    3    7    0    0    0    
jayakumaar paarTe        7    3    6    1    0    0    
raabin banarjii          7    3    5    2    0    0    
premanaath               7    2    6    1    0    0    
roshanalaal khatrii      7    2    6    1    0    0    
s. purushottam           7    2    6    1    0    0    
sudhiir sen              7    2    5    0    1    1    
krishaN dayaa            7    1    5    2    0    0    
hridyanaath mageshakar   6    5    3    2    1    0    
bhuupen hazaarikaa       6    4    6    0    0    0    
vijay singh              6    4    2    4    0    0    
aalok gaangulii          6    2    5    1    0    0    
raamalaal-hiiraapanna    6    2    5    1    0    0    
manohar                  6    2    0    3    2    1    
nisaar bazmii-
chik chocolate           6    1    2    4    0    0    
ajay svaamii             5    5    4    1    0    0    
shiv-harii               5    3    4    1    0    0    
shyaam saagar            5    3    3    2    0    0    
jatin-lalit              5    3    2    2    0    1    
asit gaangulii           5    2    2    3    0    0    
mahesh-kishor            5    2    2    2    0    1    
bhaanu Thakur            5    1    5    0    0    0    
kanakaraaj               5    1    5    0    0    0    
prabhaakar jog           5    1    4    1    0    0    
raamachandra paal        5    1    4    1    0    0    
t. v. raajuu             5    1    4    0    1    0    
malay chakravartii       5    1    3    2    0    0    
rono deb mukharjii       5    1    3    2    0    0    
niiraj-uttank            5    1    2    3    0    0    
amar-utpal               4    4    3    1    0    0    
ajiit varman             4    3    2    2    0    0    
harii-arjun              4    3    2    2    0    0    
kamalakaant              4    2    4    0    0    0    
niinuu majumadaar        4    2    4    0    0    0    
Trinaa chakravartii      4    2    4    0    0    0    
khemachandra prakaash    4    2    3    1    0    0    
laalaa-asar-sattaar      4    2    3    0    1    0    
ali akabar Kaan          4    2    2    2    0    0    
diliip raay              4    2    2    1    1    0    
Kurshiid anvar           4    2    1    0    0    3    
khokaan chaudharii       4    2    0    3    0    1    
ratnesh sarakaar         4    1    4    0    0    0    
surasaagar jagamohan     4    1    4    0    0    0    
bulo c. raanii-
j. b. h. vaaDiaaa        4    1    3    1    0    0    
dev-sanjiiv-vaDhaavakar-
paarsekar                4    1    3    1    0    0    
shaantii kumaar desaaii  4    1    3    1    0    0    
baasudev                 4    1    2    2    0    0    
nirmal kumaar            4    1    2    2    0    0    
t. g. lingappaa          4    1    2    2    0    0    
vasant prabhuu           4    1    2    2    0    0
suhrid kaar              4    1    2    2    0    0    
gunjan                   4    1    2    1    1    0    
s. madan                 4    1    2    1    1    0    
chakravartii             4    1    1    3    0    0    
shankaralaal             4    1    1    2    1    0    
j. p. kaushik            3    3    3    0    0    0    
uttam-jagadiish          3    3    3    0    0    0    
jagadiish j.             3    3    2    1    0    0    
shaarang dev             3    3    2    0    0    1    
ajiit singh              3    2    3    0    0    0    
v. balasaaraa            3    2    3    0    0    0    
vijay baTaalavii         3    2    3    0    0    0    
raayachand boraal        3    2    2    1    0    0    
sudiipta                 3    2    2    1    0    0    
prem guptaa              3    2    1    1    1    0    
hanumaan prasaad         3    2    0    2    0    1    
b. lakshamaN             3    1    3    0    0    0    
paanDurang diikshit      3    1    3    0    0    0    
kumaar                   3    1    2    1    0    0    
nandii duggal            3    1    2    1    0    0    
p. naageshvara raav      3    1    2    1    0    0    
s. n. tripaaThii-
chitragupt               3    1    2    1    0    0    
timir baran-
suurya kumaar paal       3    1    2    1    0    0    
hariish dhavan           3    1    2    0    1    0    
jagajiit khannaa         3    1    2    0    1    0    
channii singh            3    1    1    2    0    0    
rasik j.-m. husaain-
g. yash                  3    1    1    2    0    0    
satiish bhaaTiyaa        3    1    1    2    0    0    
ghanashyaam pyaare       3    1    1    0    0    2    
charaNajiit aahuujaa     3    1    0    3    0    0    
james singh              3    1    0    3    0    0    
kaanu raay               2    2    2    0    0    0    
shambhuu sen             2    2    2    0    0    0    
yunus malik              2    2    2    0    0    0    
dhiiraj kumaar           2    2    1    1    0    0    
mahesh-naresh            2    2    1    1    0    0    
nitin mangesh            2    2    1    1    0    0    
baasu chakravartii       2    2    0    2    0    0    
kuladiip singh           2    2    0    2    0    0    
baabalaa                 2    1    2    0    0    0    
baabul bos               2    1    2    0    0    0    
diipan chaTarjii         2    1    2    0    0    0    
g. raamanaathan-
b. n. baalii             2    1    2    0    0    0    
ghanashyaam laal
sukhavaal                2    1    2    0    0    0    
harabans                 2    1    2    0    0    0    
jagajiit-chitraa singh   2    1    2    0    0    0    
kaantii kiraN            2    1    2    0    0    0    
kaanu ghosh              2    1    2    0    0    0    
khemachandra prakaash-
mannaDe                  2    1    2    0    0    0    
miina mangeshakar        2    1    2    0    0    0    
naashaad-sonik           2    1    2    0    0    0    
p. d. sharmaa            2    1    2    0    0    0    
pradiip raay chaudharii  2    1    2    0    0    0    
raajan paal              2    1    2    0    0    0    
raam gaangulii           2    1    2    0    0    0    
s. m. subbayyaah         2    1    2    0    0    0    
s. raajeshvararaav       2    1    2    0    0    0    
shankar                  2    1    2    0    0    0    
shyaam sundar            2    1    2    0    0    0    
vishvanaathan-
raamaamuurtii            2    1    2    0    0    0    
vishvashankar            2    1    2    0    0    0    
aafataab-saliim          2    1    1    1    0    0    
anil-nandaa              2    1    1    1    0    0    
d. c. datt               2    1    1    1    0    0    
dattaraaj-shyaamabaabuu  2    1    1    1    0    0    
dilashaad kamal          2    1    1    1    0    0    
gajaanan                 2    1    1    1    0    0    
gangaa saagar            2    1    1    1    0    0    
h. parashuraam           2    1    1    1    0    0    
madhu mukharjii          2    1    1    1    0    0    
narendra raajapuut       2    1    1    1    0    0    
paNDit harabans laal          2    1    1    1    0    0    
pankaj udhaas            2    1    1    1    0    0    
raaj ratan               2    1    1    1    0    0    
raaj sonik               2    1    1    1    0    0    
raam prasaad             2    1    1    1    0    0    
ranjiit gajamer          2    1    1    1    0    0    
som dev kashyap          2    1    1    1    0    0    
surindar kohalii-
gurabachan               2    1    1    1    0    0    
t. r. paapaa             2    1    1    1    0    0    
b. t. singh              2    1    1    0    0    1    
sonik-girdhar            2    1    1    0    1    0    
vishNu khannaa           2    1    1    0    1    0    
Kaan mastaanaa           2    1    0    2    0    0    
vakiil baabuu            2    1    0    2    0    0    
d. m. Taigor             2    1    0    1    1    0    
g. p. kapuur             2    1    0    1    1    0    
khemachandra prakaash-
bholaa shreshTh          2    1    0    1    0    1    
naaraayaN                2    1    0    1    0    1    

     The following  people gave  music for  one solo  in one
movie:
     aalhaad-amariish, ajay-vishvanaath,  anil-aruN,  anupam
ghaTak, b.  d. barman, bhuupendra singh, bhuvan harii, c. k.
chauhaan,  chetan,  d.  s.  ruben,  dhiiraj-babaluu,  diliip
dattaa, dulaal  sen, gyaanadatt,  hemant kedaar,  himaanushu
bisvaas, kamal  raajasthaanii, krishaN  kamal, maanas  mukh-
arjii-vishaal bhaardvaaj,  mukul raay,  mustafaa yuusuf, om-
kaar,  paNDit  ravi  shankar,  raam  kadam,  ratanadiip,  s.
kishan, s.  v. venkaTaraaman-t.  r.  raamanaathan,  shekhar,
shriikaant  telang,   sulochanaa  manandhar,  svaamii  amit,
ustaad vilaayat  Kaan, vidyut  gosvaamii, vipin  reshamiyaa,
viTThal mumataaz.   

     These folks  gave music  for just  one of her non-solos
for just one movie:
     aziiz naazaan,  Gulaam  alii,  h.  hari  darshan,  jaya
govind,  k.   baalakrishaN,  kalyaaNajii   viirajii   shaah,
manadhiir-jatin,  naresh   sharmaa,  raajahans   kaTaariyaa,
shriirang  aaras,   shyaam,  sudarshan,  sushaant  banarjii,
tushaar bhaaTiyaa, pankaj bhaTT, r. k. aruN, saradaar malik-
premanaath, shyaamabaabuu paathak
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Acknowledgment: Most  of what  I write  on Hindi films would
not have  been possible  without the  constant  support  and
encouragement of my wife, Harmesh Kaur.

Enjoy!

Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period