Anwar

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Date of Birth : 1949
Birthname : Anwar Hussain

Mini Biography :Anwar Hussain, known more by his first name “Anwar”, is a playback singer who rose to prominence in the Hindi playback industry because of the uncanny resemblance of his voice with that of Mohammad Rafi, who is considered to be one of the greatest of the Hindi playback singers.

Anwar was born in Mumbai in 1949 his father was an accomplished harmonium player and an assistant music director to the famed Ghulam Haider. He was classically trained by Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan, incidentally same musical academy that produced the legendary playback singer Mahendra Kapoor.

Anwar started singing Mohammad Rafi songs at various concerts. It was during one of those musical shows that Anwar was spotted by the music director Kamal Rajasthani, who gave him a chance to sing for his film Mere Gharib Nawaz. The song was Kasme Hum Apni Jaan Ki. Mohammad Rafi personally acclaimed and congratulated Anwar.

Filmography :

Film songs:

  1. Nazar Se Phool Chunti Hai (Film: Ahista Ahista1981)
  2. Mohabbat Ab Tijarat (Film: Arpan,starring Jitendra)
  3. Rab Ne Banaya Mujhe Tere Liye (Film: Heer Ranjha1992, starring Anil Kapoor)
  4. Zindagi Imtihan Leti hai (Film: Naseeb, starring Amitabh Bhachan)
  5. Hathon Ki Chand Lakiron Ka (Film: Vidhata, starring Dilip Kumar)
  6. Shair Bana Diya (Film: Yeh Ishq Nahin Ahsaan, starring Rishi Kapoor) and many more.

Other Selected Hit Songs:

  1. Chand Se Phool Talak (Film Jaan-E-Wafa)
  2. Yeh Husn Yeh Shabab (Film Shiv Charan)
  3. Mere Khayalon Ki Rehguzar (Film Yeh Ishq Nahin Ahsaan)
  4. Mausam Mausam lovely Mausam (Film Thodisi Bewafai)
  5. Ek Pal Hasna (Film Bahar Aane Tak)
  6. Huzoor Aap Yeh Tohfa (Film Safar)
  7. Kahan Jateho Ruk Jao (Film Dulha Bikta Hai)
  8. O Saathi Re (Film Cobra)
  9. Maine Zameen Per Chand (Film Parbat ke Us Paar)
  10. Dil Toot Gaya Hai Apna (Film Anokha Insaan)
  11. Ruk Ja Saathi (Door Desh)
  12. Uthao Jaam Masti Mein (Film Beshak)
  13. Kisi Soorat (Film Awara Zindagi)
  14. O Jaane Jaana Jaane Bahara (Film Pratigyabadh)
  15. Main Tere Paas Hoon (Film Do Disayen)
  16. Lagi Re Mehndi (Film Maqqar)
  17. Jab Aaye Aise Pal Kabhi (Film Yudhpath)
  18. Yeh Safar Bhi Kitna Suhana Hai (Film Sawaal)
  19. Ek Taj Mahal Dil Mein (Film Kasak)
  20. Tumhen Jhamgata Ashikon ka (Film Padosi Ki Biwi)
  21. Hum Unki Aarzoo Mein (Film Noor E Illahi)
  22. Dil Diwano Ka Dola (Film Tahalka)
  23. Main Faqeer Ishq Mera (Film Ishq Khuda Hai)
  24. Aag Hawa Mitti Aur Paani (Film Heer Ranjha 1992)
  25. Jaa Meri Deeye Ladli (Punjabi Film Sarpanch)
  26. Ek Gal Das Mainu Bottle (Punjabi Film Sarpanch)

Selected Classical Ghazals:

  1. Bahar Aai Hai Bharde
  2. Aap Ka Aitbar Kaon Kare
  3. Tarkh-E-Mohabbat
  4. Tu Hi Apne Hath Se
  5. Phool Si Soorat

Selected Contemporary Ghazals:

  1. Lab Pe Tere Iqraar E Mohabbat
  2. Yeh Kafas Hi Mujhko Aziz Hai
  3. Jabse Qareeb Hoke Chale
  4. Ghadiyan Ginte Din Beete

Contemporary Ghazal Albums:

  1. Nagma
  2. Mehboob Mere
  3. Tohfa

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