A Compilation Of Rajesh Khanna Songs (A-K)

Kishore Kumar’s Best Screen Avatar No More. Rajesh Khanna passes away at the age of 69, leaving behind a massive void for the Hindi cine goers.

Rajesh Khanna – arguably the best screen face Kishore Kumar has had. In a BBC documentary from the early 1970s, when asked to comment about his dramatization of someone else’s playback, Rajesh Khanna had thus spoken …. “Oh, I’m absolutely fine with that. I greatly enjoy imitating this particular singer (Kishore Kumar), whose voice sounds remarkably similar to mine, and whose style allows me the liberty to believe that these were my own renditions, and not someone else’s,” a smiling Khanna had so asserted.

Proaudience.com comes up with the musical tribute it would usually do so for the bygone era legends. Following is a list of Rajesh Khanna songs,  which arguably carries not only the best chunk of the 1970s, but also some of the most popular Hindi movie songs having been sung and composed ever from the Mumbai alleys. It also defines Kishore Kumar’s best playback, and RD Burman’s best contribution to the Hindi cinema. Does Kaka/ Rajesh Khanna have a better collection of songs compared to the other successful stars of his generation? It would seem to be so, notwithstanding his shorter stay at the summit compared to, say, Amitabh bachchan’s. Take “Roti” for example, which had a profound socio-cultural impact in the years to follow. “Gore rang pe na itna gumaan kar”, “Yeh jo public hai ye sub jaanti hai”, “Naach meri bulbul”, “Jisne paap na kiya ho jo papi na ho” …. were the expressions often used by the generations, I grew up with. Similarly “Yeh kya hua kaise hua”, “Kuchh to log kahenge”, “Mere sapno ki rani”, `”Zindagi ke safar mein” and scores many other Rajesh Khanna tracks have been able to influence the Hindi cine-goers to an extent that no other actor, including the insurmountable Amitabh Bachchan, was through his own Hindi movie songs. And most of this contribution came during Rajesh Khanna’s early years, which is even more remarkable.

You can read the second part of this trivia here.

(Alert: Links stopped working with time, so only the list remains now as a reminder of my collection here… updated on 22/08/2017)

  • Aadhi Roti Sara Kabab?? (Janata Hawaldar, 1979)
  • Aa jao aa bhi jao (Bandhan, 1969)
  • Aaj Bichhde Hain (Thodi Si Bewafai, 1980)
  • Aaj Na Chhodenge (Kati Patang,1970)
  • Aaj Tu Gair Sahi (Oonche Log, 1985)
  • Aankhon Mein Humne Aapke (Thodi Si Bewafai, 1980)
  • Aao Kanhai Mere Dham (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)
  • Aao Na Gale Lag Jao Na (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)
  • Aapke Anurodh Pe (Anurodh, 1977)
  • Aate Jate Khoobsurat Awara (Anurodh, 1977)
  • Aayo Re Sawan Aayo Re (Bandhan, 1969)
  • Ab Chahe Maa Roothe Ya Baba (Daag, 1972)
  • Achha To Hum Chalte Hain (Aan Milo Sajna, 1970)
  • Agar Leta Hoon Tera Naam (Dil E Nadaan, 1982)
  • Aisa Rangeen Sama (Anchal, 1980)
  • Akele Hain Chale Aao (Raaz, 1966)
  • Allah Megh De Paani De (Palkon Ki Chhaon Men, 1977)
  • Are Aa Gaye Hum Dildaar (Chalta Purza, 1977)
  • Are Jana Hai To Jao (Bandhan, 1969)
  • Aur Kuchh Der Thahar (Aakhri Khat, 1966)
  • Baghon Mein Bahar Hai (Aradhana, 1969)
  • Band Lifafe Mein Jaise?? (Chalta Purza, 1977)
  • Bas Meri Jaan Bas (Anchal, 1980)
  • Baby Ghar Chalo (Chalta Purza, 1977)
  • Beliya Ab To Yeh Bahar (Nishaan, 1983)
  • Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein (Ajnabee, 1974)
  • Bhor Aai Gaya Andhiyara (Bawarchi, 1972)
  • Bina Badra Ke Bijuriya (Bandhan, 1969)
  • Bye Bye Miss Good Night (Premnagar, 1974)
  • Chala Jata Hoon (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)
  • Chal Chal Chal Mere Saathi (Haathi Mere Saathi, 1071)
  • Chandni Raat Mein (Dil E Nadaan, 1982)
  • Chunri Sambhal Gori (Baharon Ke Sapne, 1967)
  • Chup Gaye Sare Nazare (Do Raaste, 1969)
  • Dakiya Daak Laya (Palkon Ki Chhaon Men, 1977)
  • Devi O Baby Tu Banja Meri Biwi (Maqsad, 1984)
  • Dhak Dhak Kaise Chalti Hai Gaadi (Haathi Mere Saathi, 1071)
  • Dheere Dheere Naach (Bhola Bhala, 1978)
  • Dilbar Jani Chali Hawa Mastani (Haathi Mere Saathi, 1071)
  • Dil Kya Chahe (Oonche Log, 1985)
  • Dil Ko Dekho (Sachaa Jhutha, 1970)
  • Dil Sambhale Sambhalta Nahin (Raaz, 1967)
  • Din Maheene Saal (Avtaar, 1983)
  • Diwana Kar Ke Chhodoge (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)
  • Diwana Leke Aaya Hai (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)
  • Diye Jalte Hain (Namak Haraam, 1973)
  • Donon Kisi Ko Nazar Nahin Aayein (Prem Kahani, 1975)
  • Duniyan Chhoote Yaar Na Chhoote (Dharam Kanta, 1982)
  • Duniya Mein Kitna Gham Hai (Amrit, 1986)
  • Duniya Mein Logon Ko (Apna Desh, 1972)
  • Duniya Mein Rehna Hai To (Haathi Mere Saathi, 1071)
  • Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se (Ajnabee, 1974)
  • Ey Thandi Hawaaon Ne (Premnagar, 1974)
  • Fauji Gaya Jab Gaon Mein (Aakraman, 1975)
  • Gore Rang Pe Itna Gumaan Na Kar (Roti, 1974)
  • Gori Tori Paijaniya (Mehbooba, 1976)
  • Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki (Disco Dancer, 1982)
  • Gulabi Aakhein Jo Teri Dekhi (The Train, 1970)
  • Gun Guna Rahe Hai Bhanvare (Aradhana, 1969)
  • Hai Hai Garmi Hai (Maqsad, 1984)
  • Hazaar Rahen (Thodi Si Bewafai, 1980)
  • Hum Aur Tum (Daag, 1972)
  • Hum Dono Do Premi (Ajnabee, 1974)
  • Humen Tumse Pyar Kitna (Kudrat, 1981)
  • Hamse Ka Bhool Huyi (Janata Hawaldar, 1979)
  • Hum Tum Gumsum (Hum Shakal, 1974)
  • I Am In Love You Are In Love (Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, 1977)
  • Itna To Yaad Hai Mujhe (Mehboob Ki Mehndi, 1971)
  • Jaa Jaa Jaa (Premnagar, 1974)
  • Jab Andhera Hota Hai (Raja Rani, 1973)
  • Jab Dard Nahin Tha (Anurodh, 1977)
  • Jai Jai Shiv Shankar (Aap Ki Kasam, 1974)
  • Jawani O Diwani Tu Zindabad (Aan Milo Sajna, 1970)
  • Jeevan Saathi Saath Mein Rehna (Amrit, 1986)
  • Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Ankhen (Safar, 1970)
  • Jhoomo Tum Nacho (Hum Shakal, 1974)
  • Jis Gali Mein Tera Ghar (Kati Patang,1970)
  • Kahe Ko Bulaya Mujhe Balma (Humshakal, 1974)
  • Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye (Anand, 1971)
  • Kajra Laga Ke (Apna Desh, 1972)
  • Karvaten Badalte Rahe (Aap Ki Kasam, 1974)
  • Kiski Sadayen Mujhko Bulaye (Red Rose, 1980)
  • Kiska Mahal Hai Kiska Yeh Ghar Hai (Premnagar, 1974)
  • Kitne Sapne Kitne Arman (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)
  • Koi Nazrana Lekar Aaya (Aan Milo Sajna, 1970)
  • Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera (Aradhana, 1969)

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