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Asha Bhosle Songs

February 1998
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      Asha and 195 female singers of Hindi movie songs
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Dear fellow music lovers:

     Here is the info about the number of songs sung by Asha
with males.  As before, this info comes mainly from the book
on Asha,  called "svaraashaa" published by  Vishwas Nerurkar
of Bombay,  who published  a similar book on Lata earlier.

     From 1931  up to now, according to a rough count by me,
approximately 1290  (give or  take 10) singers have sung for
Hindi movies.  Of these about 540 have been female and about
750 male.  It is  remarkable that Asha has sung with so many
of them  considering that she started singing 16 years after
the beginnning of talkies.

     The following includes songs from Hindi-Urdu films only
and is  up to 1994. The main part of the list is arranged as
follows: the  name of the male singer, total number of songs
sung with  Asha, total  number of movies with Asha, duets in
which Asha,  the named singer sang and possibly chorus sang,
others  in   which  another   singer/s  male  and/or  female
participated. In my last post about Asha and female singers,
I said that the duets featured Asha and another female voice
only. In  fact, Nerurkar counts as duets even those songs in
which the  chorus participates with Asha and another singer.
So, this  correction should be made in the previous post. As
usual, transliteration scheme of Chopde has been used.

     As   usual, the ultimate source of most of this info is
the 5-volume  Hindi Film  Giit  Kosh  by  Har  Mandir  Singh
Hamaraaz and Bishwa Nath Chatterjee.
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name               songs     movies    duets     other
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rafii               880       514       781       99
kishor              656       451       589       67
mahendra kapuur     212       173       165       47
mannaa De           184       164       124       60
amit kumaar         114        86        93       21
suresh vaaDakar      91        76        70       21
muhammad azziiz      68        62        62        6
shabbiir kumaar      67        53        58        9
mukesh               58        53        50        8
talat                55        43        50        5
kumaar shaanuu       46        28        42        4
shailendr singh      44        41        25       19
s. p. baala-
subrmaNyam           33        22        30        3
bhappii laahi.Dii    31        30        28        3
raahul barman        27        26        21        6
hemant               26        19        23        3
balabiir             22        20         8       14
anvar                22        18        19        3
chitalakar           22        14        20        2
udit naaraayaN       15        15         9        6
manahar udhaas       15        14        11        4
omii                 15        13        11        4
bhuupendra           14        17         0       14
g. m. durraanii      13        11        12        1
s. d. baatish        13        10         7        6
nitin mukesh         12        10        12        0

yesudaas            9    8    8    1
anuup jaloTaa       8    3    8    0
kumaar sonik        7    6    0    7
aziiz naazaa.N      6    6    5    1
jasapaal singh      6    5    2    4
vinod raaTho.D      6    4    6    0
vinod sahagal       6    4    5    1
mahamuud            6    4    1    5
annuu malik         5    5    3    2
shankaradaas guptaa 5    5    2    3
abhijiit            5    4    3    2
pradiip             4    4    3    1
ravi                4    4    3    1
vijay benedict      4    4    3    1
bande hasan         4    4    2    2
Kaan mastaanaa      4    3    4    0
rishii kapuur       4    3    1    3
a. hariharan        3    3    3    0
nasiiruddiin shaah  3    3    3    0
unidentified male   3    3    3    0
jagamohan baKshii   3    3    2    1
shamindar paal      3    3    2    1
sudesh bhosale      3    3    2    1
aanand kumaar c.    3    3    1    2
lakshmiikaant       3    3    1    2
bhuushaN mehataa    3    3    0    3
Gulaam muhammad     3    3    0    3
master gopaal       3    2    3    0
sapan chakravartii  3    2    0    3
a. r. ojhaa         2    2    2    0
aaGaa saravar       2    2    2    0
bulo c. raanii      2    2    2    0
dev aanand          2    2    2    0
hridyanaath
mangeshkar          2    2    2    0
mangal singh        2    2    2    0
samiir daate        2    2    2    0
satyashiil
deshapaanDe         2    2    2    0
shailesh mukharjii  2    2    2    0
shatrughan sinhaa   2    2    2    0
shyaamal mitraa     2    2    2    0
subiir sen          2    2    2    0
vijay singh         2    2    2    0
amol paalekar       2    2    1    1
ashok kumaar        2    2    1    1
diliip sen          2    2    1    1
jaanii baabuu
qavvaal             2    2    1    1
jogindar            2    2    1    1
jolly mukharjii     2    2    1    1
motii saagar        2    2    1    1
shaahuu modak       2    2    1    1
shashii kapuur      2    2    1    1
sundar              2    2    1    1
surindar kohalii    2    2    1    1
amiin saayaanii     2    2    0    2
chandrashekhar
gaaDagil            2    2    0    2
mahesh kumaar       2    2    0    2
pankaj mitraa       2    2    0    2
p. b. shriinivaas   2    1    2    0
rasik j.            2    1    2    0
shivaraam krishaN   2    1    2    0
aruN kumaar
mukharjii           2    1    1    1
gautam raay         2    1    1    1
muhammad yunus      2    1    1    1
vipin sachadev      2    1    1    1

     These males have only one song with her, in one movie:

     aanand  baKshii,  afazal  husain,  ambar  kumaar,  anil
bisvaas, annuu  kapuur, anvar husain, aravind, aruN baKshii,
ashok khare,  ashok khosalaa, baabalaa mehataa, baalakaraam,
badriinaath vyaas,  basantaraav deshapaanDe,  baTuk desaaii,
channii singh, Dannii Dangzonppaa, devendra, dhiiraj kumaar,
gangaa prasaad,  gauhar kaanapurii,  guradaas  maan,  hemant
bhosale,  ismaail   aazaad,  jagajiit   singh,   k.   baala-
subramaNyam,  kamal,   kamalesh  avasthii,  madan  mahendra,
mahendra  sandhuu,   maheshvaram,  master  prakaash,  mukul,
nanduu boharaa,  naresh kannoDiyaa,  naviin nishchal, nitin,
pankaj dhiir,  pankaj udhaas,  prem  chopa.Daa,  premanaath,
raaj grovar,  raajiiv kapuur, raam, ramesh guptaa, raviindra
jain, s.  g. shriikumaar,  sanjay Kaan,  santaraam,  satiish
babbar, shaahid  rafii, sukhavindar,  suniil datt, surindar,
sushiil  kumaar,   talat  azziiz,  tiirath,  vinod  khannaa,
vishaal gosvaamii, vivek varmaa, yusuf aazaad.

     These males  have sung  only one  song with  her in one
movie, but with other main voices also participating:

     ajiit  singh,   amar  sheK,  amitaabh  bachchan,  anuup
guptaa, baasu,  badrii pavaar,  badriiprasaad, baggan, bonny
remeDios, brij  bhuushaN, chitragupt, diliip raay, harindra-
naath  chaTTopaadhyaay,  jayavant  kulakarNii,  jyo,  keshTo
mukharjii, kishor  sharmaa, kokaakolaa,  Kokaan  chaudharii,
mahendra  paal,   mahesh,  manamohan  singh,  mohan  choTii,
mubaaraq, mukarii,  narendra bhansaalii,  narendra chanchal,
om prakaash,  parashuraam, pascal paul, prayaag raaj, raajuu
shreshTha, raakesh  hans, saaheb,  shankar shambhuu,  sharad
kumaar, sonik,  subhaash, sudesh kumaar, suniil, sunny deol,
Tinu aanand, vinod, vinod meharaa.
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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.