Shamshad Begum

Golden Laurel - Music (Pakistan) 2012

Shamshad BegumGolden Laurel - Music (Pakistan) 2012

SHAMSHAD BEGUM – A legendary Indian playback singer known for her melodious voice and versatility. Born in Amritsar, Punjab, her singing career began at the Lahore Radio Station in the 1930s. She later moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) and quickly rose to fame in the Hindi film industry.

Her voice was unique, with a distinctive, husky quality that set her apart from her contemporaries. She worked with renowned music directors such as Ghulam Haider, Naushad, and O P Nayyar, and lent her voice to some of the most iconic songs in Hindi cinema.

Her hits like “Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar” from the film “C.I.D.” and “Kajra Mohabbat Wala” from “Kismat” became immensely popular and are still cherished by music lovers. Her style ranged from peppy and playful to soulful and poignant, showcasing her versatility as a singer.

Throughout her career, her voice enchanted audiences and earned her a special place in the hearts of music enthusiasts. Her rich musical legacy that continues to inspire generations of singers and music lovers alike till today.

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