Bhupinder Singh (musician)

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Bhupinder Singh
Bhupinder Singh singer.jpg
Background information
Born(1939-04-08) April 8, 1939 (age 74)
Patiala, India
Genresplayback singing
OccupationsGhazal Singer
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1964 - present
 
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Bhupinder Singh
Bhupinder Singh singer.jpg
Background information
Born(1939-04-08) April 8, 1939 (age 74)
Patiala, India
Genresplayback singing
OccupationsGhazal Singer
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1964 - present

Bhupinder Singh (born 8 April 1939) is an Indian musician, chiefly a Ghazal singer.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Patiala, Punjab in 1939 to Prof Natha Singh ji (Punjabi Sikh), a trained vocalist and his early music teacher. His father was a strict teacher, and Bhupinder singh hated music and its instruments at one stage.[1]

Music career[edit]

Early in his career, Bhupinder performed on All India Radio, Delhi. He was also attached to the Delhi Doordarshan Center, Delhi. He learnt guitar and violin. In 1968, music director Madan Mohan heard him over AIR, and called him to Bombay. He gave him a chance to sing the song Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga with Mohammad Rafi in Chetan Anand's Haqeeqat.[1] Although the song was hit, Bhupinder didn't get much recognition. He sang a few more songs in some low-budget films.

Thereafter Bhupinder started releasing private albums wherein his first LP had three self-composed songs and was released in 1968, second LP of ghazals wherein he introduced the Spanish guitar, bass and drums to the ghazal style, released in 1978 and his third LP titled Woh Jo Shair Tha, for which the lyrics were written by Gulzar in 1980.

Entering wedlock with a Bangladeshi singer Mitali, he moved away from playback singing in the mid-1980s and since then has been singing jointly for several albums and live concerts. The sensational duo of Bhupinder-Mitali became an aura. Together they have produced lots of ghazal and geet cassettes till date and their charisma has increased day by day. Some of the very famous numbers of the artists are - 'Dil Dhoondta hai', 'Do diwane shahar mein', 'Naam gum jayega', "Karoge yaad to", "Meethe bol bole", "Kabhi kisi ko mukammal", "Kisi nazar ko tera intezaar aaj bhi".

Personal life[edit]

Bhupinder and his wife Mitali Singh rehearses for their upcoming music album Aksar

In the mid-1980s, Bhupinder married a Bangladeshi Hindu singer Mitali Singh and moved away from playback singing.[2]Mithali Singh was also a big singer of that time. Together, they perform at ghazal and live performances. The couple do not have any children.

Discography[edit]

AlbumYearDetails
Dream Sellers1980Includes various songs from Bollywood movies he had already sung before.
AarzooWith Mitali Singh
Chandani RaatWith Mitali Singh
GulmoharWith Mitali Singh
Ghazal Ke PhoolWith Mitali Singh
Ek Arzoo2004With Mitali Singh.
Label: T-Series
Surmayi Raat[3]2013With Gulzar
Yaad-E-MehboobWith Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh and others.
Meri Aawaaz Hi Pehchan Hai2 songs with Lata Mangeshkar.
Album Artists: Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupinder Singh, Babla Mehta, Shailendra Singh and Kishore Kumar.
Label: Saregama

Popular songs[edit]

As guitarist

As playback singer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Down Memory Lane: Bhupinder Singh". Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Bhupinder – Hauntingly 'Hummable'". Archived from the original on 2006-05-03. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Surmayi Raat with Gulzar and Bhupinder Singh". Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Andolan (1977) Bhupinder Singh, Jaidev, Ram Prasad Bismil". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 

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