Asha Bhosle Songs

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Published on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 17:25

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

February 1998
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      Asha and 391 lyricists of Hindi movie songs
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Dear fellow music lovers:

       This is a continuation of my recent posts on Asha. By
the way,  the title  of the  last post should read as, "Asha
and 195 MALE singers ...". Here is the info about the number
of songs written for Asha by various lyricists. For details,
see the earlier posts.

     Mostly, I  am reporting the table as given by Nerurkar.
For example,  bhakt kabiir  and sant  kabiir are clearly the
same medieval  poet. But  I report the numbers separately as
is done  by Nerurkar.  I think  he does that because that is
how the  name is  reported on  the records  and credits etc.
However, in  the table  for  lyricists,  there  are  obvious
misprints, errors and omissions for 11 of the 391 lyricists.
I have  made corrections  to these entries by consulting all
the sources available to me. The table that appears below is
the corrected  version with  a star  at the beginning of the
name of  the lyricist  whose entry has been modified. If you
are  lucky   to  have  the  Asha  book,  please  make  these
corrections in your copy.

      From 1931 up to now, according to a rough count by me,
approximately 1070  (give or take 10) lyricists have written
for Hindi  movies. It  is  remarkable  that  Asha  has  been
written for by so many of them  considering that she started
singing 16 years after the beginning of talkies.

     The main  part of  the list is arranged as follows: the
name of  the lyricist, total number of songs for Asha, total
number of  movies with  Asha, solos  written for  her,  male
duets, female  duets, and  others in  which another singer/s
male and/or female participated.

     By the  way, in  my  spare  time,  purely  for  my  own
curiosity, I  am counting  the total number of songs written
and MDed  by the  top ten  or so  people from  1931 to about
today. I will publish these rough numbers when available.
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aanand baKshii           668  314  289  286  37   56
majaruuh                 556  209  264  231  24   37
raajendra krishaN        380  151  212  126  26   16
indiivar                 376  99   156  198  10   12
anjaan                   346  173  176  138  11   21
hasarat jayapurii        246  135  154  64   22   6
varmaa malik             241  92   129  80   9    23
saahir                   234  88   127  79   14   14
bharat vyaaas            215  86   145  53   9    8
*naqsh laayalapurii      185  96   140  36   8    1
prem dhavan              182  73   100  53   21   8
s. h. bihaarii           171  68   101  53   12   5
asad bhopaalii           162  80   104  43   12   3
qamar jalaalaabaadii     159  62   93   57   6    3
*raajaa mahadii alii
Kaan                     136  60   78   43   10   5
gulashan baavaraa        130  59   55   62   2    11
shakiil badaayuunii      126  45   74   36   11   5
shailendra               110  60   59   29   12   10
gopaal singh nepaalii    106  27   80   21   5    0
qaifii aazamii           99   44   64   23   7    5
jaan nisaar aKtar        98   35   60   28   10   0
faaruuk qaisar           96   45   54   36   6    0
yogesh                   86   44   58   24   3    1
sarasvatii kumaar diipak 75   34   57   15   3    0
*shevan rizavii          75   31   44   25   4    2
aziiz kashmiirii         70   26   44   14   11   1
gulazaar                 69   35   45   18   3    3
pyaarelaal santoshii     63   23   35   18   6    4
raviindra jain           60   35   33   23   0    4
*b. d. mishraa           54   23   41   9    4    0
nidaa faazalii           52   32   27   18   2    5
m. g. hashamat           48   21   21   10   8    9
kulavant jaanii          44   25   28   11   2    3
samiir                   44   23   16   26   0    2
unknown                  42   28   30   7    5    0
gauhar kaanapurii        37   25   19   16   1    1
diinaa naath madhok      36   22   23   5    7    1
maayaa govind            35   21   19   13   2    1
hasan kamal              35   14   17   17   0    1
ravi                     33   17   19   11   1    2
sarashaar sailaanii      32   14   26   2    4    0
anjum jayapurii          30   16   19   10   1    0
tanviir naqavii          28   12   21   6    1    0
amit khannaa             26   17   19   7    0    0
saavan kumaar            25   9    21   3    0    1
kafiil azar              24   17   17   5    1    1
qaif irafaanii           24   16   16   7    0    1
raviindra raaval         23   12   12   7    0    4
mahendra dehalavii       22   17   10   10   0    2
niiraj                   22   16   15   5    0    2
jaaved aKtar             22   10   6    13   1    2
Kumaar baaraabankavii    22   9    16   3    2    1
sabaa afaGaanii          21   5    7    14   0    0
*naqsh laayalapurii
-anjaan                  20   3    14   3    3    0
vishveshar sharmaa       18   11   12   3    2    1
aKtar romaanii           18   10   10   4    4    0
viTThalabhaaii paTel     18   10   6    10   1    1
paNDit faanii            17   5    15   1    0    1
paNDit narendra sharmaa  16   9    12   3    1    0
ehasaan rizavii          16   6    10   6    0    0
zafar raahii             15   8    11   4    0    0
aziiz qaisii             15   3    6    6    2    1
indrajiit singh tulasii  14   8    5    7    1    1
manohar khannaa          14   7    12   2    0    0
vishvaamitr aadil        14   6    10   4    0    0
madan                    13   9    12   0    1    0
onkaar varmaa            13   8    11   2    0    0
anvar saaGar             12   10   0    11   1    0
uddhav kumaar            12   8    8    2    2    0
baalakavii bairaagii     12   5    6    1    2    3
dev kohalii              11   10   4    6    1    0
raahil gorakhapurii      11   9    6    5    0    0
paNDit madhur            11   6    8    2    1    0
shaharayaar              11   3    11   0    0    0
nuur devaasii            10   6    7    2    1    0
raajesh roshan           10   5    7    2    0    1
abhilaash                9    7    7    1    1    0
madhukar raajasthaanii   9    6    6    2    1    0
siqandar bhaaratii       9    4    2    7    0    0
nyaay sharmaa            9    3    7    0    1    1
raam bhaardvaaj          8    7    6    2    0    0
shyaam hindii            8    7    6    1    1    0
prakaash meharaa         8    6    5    3    0    0
shailii shailendra       8    5    6    2    0    0
shakiil nuumaanii        8    5    4    4    0    0
irshaad                  8    4    2    4    1    1
ramesh pant              8    4    7    1    0    0
sarataaj                 8    4    6    2    0    0
nuur lakhanavii          8    3    3    3    2    0
paNDit gaafil
haranaalavii             8    3    8    0    0    0
s. p. kallaa             8    3    8    0    0    0
madan paal               7    6    2    5    0    0
prem baarabarTanii       7    5    2    3    1    1
ramesh guptaa            7    5    6    1    0    0
diliip taahir            7    4    3    3    1    0
kedaar sharmaa           7    4    2    1    3    1
mahabuub saravar         7    4    7    0    0    0
jaaved anvar             7    3    6    0    1    0
paNDit indra             7    3    3    2    1    1
munshii dil              7    2    4    0    3    0
aish kanval              6    5    4    0    2    0
santosh aanand           6    5    2    4    0    0
taajadaar taaj           6    5    2    3    0    1
niilakaNTh tivaarii      6    4    5    1    0    0
shaadaab                 6    4    2    2    1    1
sudarshan faakir         6    4    4    2    0    0
b. p. bhargav            6    3    6    0    0    0
saajan dehalavii         6    3    3    2    0    1
valii saahib             6    3    3    3    0    0
vijay aanand             6    2    3    3    0    0
haragovind               6    1    3    3    0    0
nazmii kaanapurii        6    1    4    2    0    0
shriiraam saaz           6    1    4    2    0    0
arshii ajamerii          5    3    2    3    0    0
brajendra gau.D          5    3    3    1    0    1
hasarat-raviindra jain   5    3    2    3    0    0
Kaavar zamaan            5    3    3    2    0    0
naazim paaniipatii       5    3    3    1    1    0
saravar                  5    3    3    1    1    0
*taaj bhopaalii          5    3    3    0    2    0
traditional              5    3    3    2    0    0
*abdurrab chaauus        5    2    4    1    0    0
g. l. raaval             5    2    3    2    0    0
hasarat-niiraj           5    2    3    1    1    0
saajan bihaarii          5    2    5    0    0    0
saiid qaadarii           5    2    1    3    1    0
shaakir koTaavii         5    2    4    0    1    0
vaahid quraishii         5    2    4    1    0    0
m. a. taaj               5    1    3    1    1    0
raNadhiir                5    1    3    2    0    0
zahiir anvar             5    1    5    0    0    0
surendra saathii         4    4    1    3    0    0
bhuushaN vanamaalii      4    3    2    2    0    0
mulkaraaj bhaakha.Dii    4    3    2    0    1    1
vasant dev               4    3    1    1    2    0
anjaan-indra kapuur      4    2    4    0    0    0
keshav trivedii          4    2    4    0    0    0
lakshamaN shaahabaadii   4    2    1    3    0    0
*prem saksenaa           4    2    3    1    0    0
vafaa meraThii           4    2    3    1    0    0
a. h. rizavii            4    1    4    0    0    0
arsh haidarii            4    1    2    0    2    0
fariid Tonkii            4    1    3    1    0    0
paNDit priyadarshii      4    1    2    2    0    0
anvar faruuKaabaadii     3    3    1    2    0    0
kapil kumaar             3    3    3    0    0    0
maKaduum mohiuddiin      3    3    2    1    0    0
nandii khannaa           3    3    2    1    0    0
shyaam anuraagii         3    3    2    1    0    0
surajiit seThii          3    3    2    1    0    0
a. chaand                3    2    2    1    0    0
a. kariim                3    2    2    1    0    0
aarazuu lakhanavii       3    2    2    1    0    0
amar chaturvedii         3    2    2    1    0    0
bashar navaaz            3    2    1    1    0    1
brij bihaarii            3    2    3    0    0    0
chandrashekhar paanDey   3    2    1    1    1    0
madan mohan              3    2    3    0    0    0
munsif                   3    2    0    3    0    0
paNDit mukharaam sharmaa 3    2    2    1    0    0
prabhaa Thaakur          3    2    3    0    0    0
pradiip                  3    2    3    0    0    0
raajesh jauharii         3    2    2    1    0    0
ramesh paaNDe            3    2    1    1    1    0
satiish tivaarii         3    2    1    1    1    0
vedapaal varmaa          3    2    3    0    0    0
ajiit singh deval        3    1    0    3    0    0
akmal haidaraabaadii     3    1    3    0    0    0
faaiiz anvar             3    1    0    3    0    0
jalaal maliihaabaadii    3    1    3    0    0    0
kumud tripaaThii         3    1    2    1    0    0
m. iqabaal Kaan          3    1    3    0    0    0
muniir aarazuu kaazmii   3    1    2    1    0    0
prem jalandharii         3    1    2    1    0    0
sarataaj romaanii        3    1    2    1    0    0
TaNDan                   3    1    3    0    0    0
v. n. managl             3    1    1    2    0    0
viTTHalabhaaii paTel
-nidaa faazalii          3    1    1    1    0    1
ahamad vasii             2    2    2    0    0    0
buuTaaraam sharmaa       2    2    2    0    0    0
d. s. sulataaniyaa       2    2    1    1    0    0
fiiroz jalandharii       2    2    2    0    0    0
hariish bhaaradvaaj      2    2    1    1    0    0
jainendra jain           2    2    1    1    0    0
manoj bhaTanaagar        2    2    2    0    0    0
miiraabaaii              2    2    2    0    0    0
pankaj gyaanii           2    2    2    0    0    0
payaam saiidii           2    2    0    0    1    1
prayaag raaj             2    2    0    2    0    0
qamar kashamiirii        2    2    1    1    0    0
qatiil shifaaii          2    2    1    1    0    0
raanii malik             2    2    2    0    0    0
shakiil aKtar            2    2    2    0    0    0
uday khannaa             2    2    2    0    0    0
zafar gorakhapurii       2    2    1    1    0    0
zebinnusaa zeb           2    2    1    1    0    0
anil khannaa             2    1    2    0    0    0
anvar vaarasii           2    1    2    0    0    0
aziiz siddaqii           2    1    0    0    1    1
chaand panDit            2    1    1    1    0    0
dev kishan               2    1    2    0    0    0
g. p. shaakhaal          2    1    1    1    0    0
g. s. potadaar           2    1    1    1    0    0
gulaab                   2    1    1    1    0    0
hairat siitaapurii       2    1    2    0    0    0
hasarat-p. l. santoshii  2    1    1    1    0    0
j. s. kashyap            2    1    2    0    0    0
janaardan muktiduut      2    1    1    1    0    0
k. manohar               2    1    1    1    0    0
k. raazadaan             2    1    2    0    0    0
kashmiir qaadar          2    1    2    0    0    0
keval                    2    1    2    0    0    0
kiran mishraa            2    1    1    1    0    0
Kurshiid halluurii       2    1    0    2    0    0
m. l. khannaa            2    1    2    0    0    0
madhuraaj                2    1    2    0    0    0
mahendra praaN           2    1    2    0    0    0
mahesh dave              2    1    0    2    0    0
mohanalaal kaul          2    1    2    0    0    0
mumataaz rashiid         2    1    1    1    0    0
navaab aarazuu           2    1    0    2    0    0
navarang bhaaratii       2    1    2    0    0    0
nirmal mahaaraaj         2    1    2    0    0    0
paal premii              2    1    2    0    0    0
paravez shamsii          2    1    1    0    0    1
raaj shekhar             2    1    0    2    0    0
ramesh shaastrii         2    1    1    1    0    0
ratanalaal jhamaruud     2    1    2    0    0    0
s. bhaskar               2    1    2    0    0    0
satyapaal sharmaa        2    1    2    0    0    0
shakti kumaar            2    1    2    0    0    0
shardaanand tivaarii     2    1    0    1    0    1
sholaa kahaamavii        2    1    1    1    0    0
shyaamalaal shams        2    1    2    0    0    0
vinod paanDe             2    1    2    0    0    0
---------------------------------------------------
     These lyricists have written only song, a solo for her,
in one movie:

     a. shaah  shikaarapurii, aarif  abaar, aKtar  induurii,
amiir kaajalabaKsh,  amiir miinaaii,  amritaa priitam, anvar
sahas-araamii, asalam,  asar  malakaapurii,  ashok  tyaagii,
avakaash aanand,  avinaash  vyaas,  baalesh,  baasu  bhaTTa-
chaarya,  baha-zaad   lakhanavii,   bhakt   kabiir,   bharat
aachaarya, bhiimasen, buuTaaraam ashak, chaandamal agravaal,
chandrakaant, devendra,  dhansing yaadav, Dr. raahii maasuum
razaa, falak  dehalavii, g.  kapil kumaar,  haafiz,  hariish
kaTaariaa, hasan  purii, hasarat  bhopaalii, ibraahiim faiz,
iishvarchandra  kapuur,   indiivar-aanand  baKshii,   jaaved
qaadarii, k.  k. shaahii,  k. l.  paradesii, kartaar  singh,
kavitaa,  kishor   kumaar,  kunvar   mohindar  singh  bedii,
lokendra,  m.  k.  jaaved,  maasuum  sahaaranapur,  madahosh
bilagraamii, madhukar,  madhusuudan bhaagalapurii, manamohan
saabir, manzuur  sabuurii, mayakash,  miir taqii miir, motii
b. a.,  muniir lakhanavii,  naazii, naazish  siqandarapurii,
nazmii,  paanDurang  diikshit,  paaras  budhavaanii,  paNDit
raamachandra  bhagoraa,  *prashaant  raayapurii,  pravaasii,
qaif, qaif  bhopaalii, qaisar  ul jaafarii,  r. s.  priitam,
raaj  tilak,   raam  prakaash  ashak,  raghupat  raay,  ravi
mishraa,  ravi-prem   dhavan,  ruKasaar   amarohii,   saaGar
nizaami, saaqii,  *saliim paravaanaa,  sant kabiir,  shafiik
kaanapurii,  shail   chaturvedii,   shambuu   sen,   shamiim
jayapurii,   shams   aziimaabaadii,   sharaakii   bhopaalii,
sharmaa, shaukat  paradesii, shivaraam  shriivaastav,  shor,
shriiraam boharaa,  shyaamalaal, sindhaar,  somadev kashyap,
somesh joshii,  sudhaakar sharmaa,  suresh  sanakii,  suresh
shriivaastav, suruur  lakhanavii, svaamii  raamaanand,  umar
Kayyaam  sahaaranapurii,   upendra,  upendra   jhaa,  vaahid
muhasin, yogesh praviiN, zamiir qaazmii, ziyaa dehalavii,
-----------------------------------------------------------
     These lyricists have written only one song, a male duet
for her for one movie.

     abhilaash-dev kohalii, anil bhaT-abhilaash, *baabaajii,
bajaaj, fauq jaami, gajendra, govind munis, gujar, ibraahiim
ashk, jiit,  k. k.  modii,  kul  bhuushaN,  madan  parihaar,
madhup sharmaa,  naadiraa zahiir  babbar, naazim  jayapurii,
naKshab  jaarachavii,   nandinii  mahendra,  nuur  kaasakar,
piNDidaas  meharaa,   pradiip  raay   chaudharii,  pratibhaa
ganDole, r.  k.  paashaaN,  raakesh,  raam  avtaar,  rahamat
lakhanavii,  raviindar   piipaT,   ruup   saanvare,   saadiq
nizaamii, sabaa  faazalii, saharaaii,  saiid raahii, saiimaa
nadiim, saradaar  panchhii, sheK  abbaas, sudarshan sharmaa,
suman sariin, suuraj dadhiich,
------------------------------------------------------------
       These  lyricists have written only one song, a female
duet for her, in one movie:

     faiz ahamad  faiz, qamar jalaalaa-baadii-indiivar, raam
avataar tyaagii,  t.  u.  husainii,  ushaa  khannaa,  v.  n.
madhok, viirendra mishra.
------------------------------------------------------------
       These  lyricists have written only one song, a chorus
including Asha, in one movie:

     afzal shaadaab,  baabuu  raanapuuraa,  k.  l.  sharmaa,
kaamil  rashiid,   maakhan  singh,  p.  l.  santoshii-raajaa
mahadii ali Kaa.N, r. k. aruN, shyaam raaj, suuraj saniim.
------------------------------------------------------------
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

February 1998
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      Asha and 195 female singers of Hindi movie songs
------------------------------------------------------------
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.
------------------------------------------------------------
name               songs     movies    duets     other
------------------------------------------------------------
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.

January 1998

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      Asha and 105 female singers of Hindi movie songs
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Dear fellow music lovers:
     Some of you may remember the statistical info  I posted
on Lata  some time ago. With this post, I begin similar info
on Asha. It comes from the book on Asha, called "svaraashaa"
published by  Vishwas Nerurkar  of Bombay,  who published  a
similar book on Lata earlier.
     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 female  singer, total  number  of
songs sung  with Asha,  total number  of movies  with  Asha,
duets in  which   Asha and   the  named  singer sang  alone,
others in  which another   singer/s   male   and/or   female
participated.  As usual, transliteration  scheme of  Avinash
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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ushaa mangeshakar        181       173       146       35
lataa                    79        72        58        21
shamashaad               53        29        32        21
giitaa datt              36        32        31        5
kamal baaroT             35        29        26        9
sudhaa malhotraa         33        30        20        13
dilaraaj kaur            22        17        10        12
miinuu purushottam       21        16        12        9
ushaa khannaa            17        16        14        3
mubaaraq                 13        12        10        3
ushaa timothii           12        12        10        2
hemalataa                12        12        5         7
suman kalyaaNapur        10        10        9         1
chandraaNii mukharjii    9         4         5         4
sushamaa shreshTh        6         6         1         5
kavitaa krishNamuurtii   5         5         4         1
saadhanaa saragam        5         5         3         2
zoharaabaaii             5         5         2         3
shaaradaa                4         4         3         1
aaratii mukharjii        4         4         2         2
miinaa mangeshakar       4         4         0         4
shivaangii kolhaapure    4         3         0         4
sulochanaaa kadam        3         3         3         0
raajakumarii             3         3         2         1
sabitaa banarjii         3         3         2         1
vanitaa mishra           3         3         1         2
gurapriit kaur           3         3         0         3
kanchan                  3         3         0         3
rimaa laahi.Dii          3         3         0         3
kavitaa pau.Davaal       3         2         2         1
chaandabaalaa            3         1         1         2
raanuu mukharjii         3         1         1         2
faiyaaz                  3         1         0         3
lakshmii raay            2         2         2         0
minal vaagh              2         2         2         0
antaraa chaudharii       2         2         1         1
anupamaa deshapaaNDe     2         2         1         1
aruNaa iiraanii          2         2         1         1
madhubaalaa zhaaverii    2         2         1         1
miinaa kapuur            2         2         1         1
simmii garevaal          2         2         1         1
suraiyaa                 2         2         1         1
padminii kolhaapure      2         2         0         2
rekhaa                   2         1         1         1
varshaa bhosale          2         1         1         1
raajeshvarii             2         1         0         2
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     The following  female singers  had only  one duet  with
Asha in only one film:

aashimaa banarjii, amiirabaaii karnaaTakii
anuraadhaa pau.Davaal, aparNaa mayekar, baby bulabul
hamiidaa, henriTaa krieDo, jagajiit kaur, maalaa
miinakshii, miiraa siraaj, p. sushiilaa
paraviin baabii, paraviin sultaanaa, pramodinii
puur.Naa seTh, raanii gairolaa, s. jaanakii
saavitrii, saralaa kapuur, shailaa, shammii
siitaa, siitaa banarjii, sujaataa
sulakshNaa paN.Dit, surindar kaur, ushaa ayyar
yogitaa baalii
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     The following  female singers  had only  one song  with
Asha in  only one  film, but  other singers  were  involved,
male, female or chorus:

aineT, beharoz chaTarjii, bhaavanaa shaah
chaand kumarii, Dimpal, Dolly Daavajekar
guracharan kaur, indiraa, iraa naagarath
jayashrii shivaraam, kalyaaNii, kamalaa shriivaastav
kaushalyaa, komal, miis vijay, mohanataaraa ajinky
munmii boharaa, paamelaa chopa.Daa, pramilaa daataar
priiti, priyaa mayekar, puur.Nimaa, rekhaa jayakar
saagarikaa mukharjii, salamaa aaGaa, sapanaa mukharjii
suhaasinii kolhaapure, ushaa, ushaa rege, ushaa utthup
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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.

 

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