Hemant Kumar

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Date of Birth : 16 June 1920
Birthname : Hemonto Kumar Mukhopaddhae
Date of Death : 26 September 1989

Mini Biography :
Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay Hemonto Kumar Mukhopaddhae) also known as Hemanta Mukherjee (June 16, 1920 – September 26, 1989) was an Indian singer, composer and producer. He sang in Hindi films under the name Hemant Kumar.

Hemanta was born in the city of Varanasi, India. His family hailed from a village named Baharu in West Bengal and migrated to Calcutta in the early 20th century. Hemanta too grew up in Calcutta and attended a school in South Calcutta(Bhawanipore) named Mitra Institution. There he met his longtime friend, a celebrated Bengali poet, Subhas Mukhopadhyay. After passing the intermediate examinations (12th grade) Hemanta was admitted to Jadavpur University to study engineering. However, despite parental objection, he quit academics to pursue a career in music. Hemanta briefly tried his hand at literature and also published a short story in a prestigious Bengali magazine called ‘Desh’, but by the late-1930s he was committed entirely to music.


Filmography :
As Music Dipartment :

  1. Aatank (1996) (composer: song “Zara Nazron Se Kehdo”)
  2. Love and God (1986) (playback singer) (as Hement Kumar)
  3. Amar Geeti (1983) (musical director)
  4. Bishabriksha (1983) (playback singer)
  5. Chor Ho To Aisa (1978) (playback singer)
  6. Heeralal Pannalal (1978) (playback singer)
  7. Din Amader (1977) (playback singer)
  8. Siddhartha (1972) (playback singer: Indian music) (as Hemant Kumar)
  9. Dastaan (1972) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  10. Door Ka Raahi (1971) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  11. Guddi (1971) (playback singer: “Ya Dil Ki Suno”) (uncredited)
  12. Phir Bhi (1971) (playback singer)
  13. ‘Sambandh’ (1969) (playback singer: “Apni Mata Ke Dulare Bachche”) (as Hemant Kumar)
  14. Khamoshi (1969) (playback singer)
  15. Rahgir (1969) (playback singer: “Tumhare Nayan Dekh Ke”)
  16. Aag (1967) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  17. Balika Badhu (1967) (musical director) (playback singer)
  18. Majhli Didi (1967) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  19. Nayika Sangbad (1967) (playback singer)
  20. Kal Tumi Aleya (1966) (playback singer)
  21. Anupama (1966) (playback singer)
  22. Biwi Aur Makaan (1966) (playback singer: “Sawan Mein Barkha”)
  23. Griha Sandhaney (1966) (playback singer)
  24. Mamta (1966) (playback singer)
  25. Sannata (1966) (playback singer)
  26. Abhaya O Srikanta (1965) (playback singer)
  27. Faraar (1965) (playback singer)
  28. Saheli (1965) (playback singer)
  29. Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein (1964) (playback singer)
  30. Kohraa (1964) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  31. Majboor (1964) (playback singer)
  32. Bahurani (1963) (playback singer)
  33. Bin Badal Barsaat (1963) (playback singer)
  34. Bluff Master (1963) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  35. Harishchandra Taramati (1963) (playback singer: “Suraj Re Jalte Rahan”)
  36. Sehra (1963) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  37. Surya Sikha (1963) (playback singer)
  38. Atal Jaler Ahwan (1962) (playback singer)
  39. Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  40. Bees Saal Baad (1962) (playback singer)
  41. Dhoop Chhaya (1962) (playback singer)
  42. Hansuli Banker Upakatha (1962) (playback singer)
  43. Maa Beta (1962) (playback singer)
  44. Nav Diganta (1962) (playback singer)
  45. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  46. Kabuliwala (1961) (playback singer) (uncredited)
  47. Gunga Jumna (1961) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  48. Payaase Panchhi (1961) (playback singer)
  49. Chhabili (1960) (playback singer)
  50. Do Dost (1960) (playback singer)
  51. Duniya Jhukti Hai (1960) (playback singer: “Gumsum Sa Yeh Jahan”)
  52. Kuhak (1960) (playback singer)
  53. Manzil (1960) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  54. Maya Mriga (1960) (playback singer)
  55. Saranga (1960) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  56. Mohar (1959) (playback singer)
  57. Nai Raahen (1959) (playback singer)
  58. Naya Sansar (1959) (playback singer)
  59. Pyar Ki Rahen (1959) (playback singer)
  60. Satta Bazaar (1959) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  61. Joutuk (1958) (musical director)
  62. Detective (1958) (playback singer)
  63. Dulhan (1958) (playback singer)
  64. Mehndi (1958) (playback singer)
  65. Police (1958) (playback singer: “Chale Hum Kahan”)
  66. Post Box 999 (1958) (playback singer) (uncredited)
  67. Sahara (1958) (playback singer)
  68. Solva Saal (1958) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  69. Pyaasa (1957) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  70. Bandi (1957) (playback singer: “Yeh Mast Nazar Shokh Ada”)
  71. Chhote Babu (1957) (playback singer)
  72. Ek Jhalak (1957) (playback singer: “Gori Chori Chori Jana” and “Chal Badlon Se Aage”)
  73. Ek-Saal (1957) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  74. Fashion (1957) (playback singer: “Tum Aur Hum”)
  75. Hill Station (1957) (playback singer)
  76. Narsi Bhagat (1957) (playback singer)
  77. Payal (1957) (playback singer)
  78. Arab Ka Saudagar (1956) (playback singer)
  79. Chirakumar Sabha (1956) (playback singer)
  80. Daner Maryada (1956) (playback singer)
  81. Ek Hi Raasta (1956) (playback singer)
  82. Hamara Watan (1956) (playback singer: “Yeh Shoke Sitare”)
  83. Inspector (1956) (playback singer)
  84. Parivar (1956) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  85. Sailaab (1956) (playback singer: “Hai Yeh Duniya Kaunsi”) (as Hemant Kumar)
  86. Shatranj (1956) (playback singer)
  87. Shirin Farhad (1956) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  88. Taj (1956) (playback singer: “Gori Bulaye Tera Sanwariya”)
  89. Abe Hayat (1955) (playback singer)
  90. Albeli (1955) (playback singer)
  91. Amaanat (1955) (playback singer: “Jab Mili Tose Ankhiyan”)
  92. Bhagwat Mahima (1955) (playback singer)
  93. Dev Anand in Goa (Alias Farar) (1955) (playback singer: “Log Peete Hain”)
  94. House No. 44 (1955) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  95. Jalti Nishani (1955) (playback singer: “Keh Rahi Hai Zindagi”)
  96. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955) (playback singer)
  97. Lagan (1955) (playback singer)
  98. Milap (1955) (playback singer: “Yeh Bharaon Ka Sama”)
  99. Munimji (1955) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  100. Tangewali (1955) (playback singer)
  101. Baadbaan (1954) (playback singer)
  102. Badshah (1954) (playback singer)
  103. Nagin (1954) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  104. Nastik (1954) (playback singer)
  105. Shabab (1954) (playback singer)
  106. Shart (1954) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  107. Anarkali (1953) (playback singer)
  108. Patita (1953) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  109. Anand Math (1952) (playback singer)
  110. Jaal (1952) (playback singer) (as Hemant Kumar)
  111. Ratnadeep (1951) (playback singer)
  112. Sazaa (1951) (playback singer: “Gupchup Gupchup Pyar Karen”) (as Hemant Kumar)
  113. Swami (1949) (playback singer)
  114. Abhiyatri (1947) (playback singer)
  115. Purbarang (1947) (playback singer)

As Music Soundtrack :

  1. Fire (1996) (performer: “Aa Jaa Zara Mere Dil Ke Sahare”) (“Aa Jaa Zara Mere Dil Ke Sahare”)
  2. Khamoshi (1969) (performer: “Tum Pukar Lo, Tumhara Intezar Hai”) (“Tum Pukar Lo, Tumhara Intezar Hai”, “Woh Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi”)
  3. Anupama (1966) (performer: “Ya Dil Ki Suno Duniyawalo”) (“Ya Dil Ki Suno Duniyawalo”, “Bheegi Bheegi Faza”, “Dheere Dheere Machal”, “Kyon Mujhe Itni Khushi”, “Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha”)
  4. Kohraa (1964) (performer: “Yeh nayan Dare Dare”, “Raah Bani Khud Manzil”) (“Jhoom Jhoom Dhalti Raat”, “Beqaraar Dil Ho Chuka Hai Mujhko Aansuon Se Pyaar”, “Yeh nayan Dare Dare”, “Raah Bani Khud Manzil”)
  5. Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962) (performer: “Na Tum Hamen Jano”)
  6. Bees Saal Baad (1962) (performer: “Beqarar Karke Hamen Yun Na Jaiye”, “Zara Nazron Se Kah Do Ji”) (“Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil”, “Beqarar Karke Hamen Yun Na Jaiye”)
  7. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) (“Saakhiya Aaj Mujhe Neend Nahin Aayegi”, “Meri Jaan O Meri Jaan”, “Piya Aiso Jiya Mein Samaaye Gayo Re”, “Na Jao Saiyan Chudaake Baiyan”, “Koi Door Se Aawaaz De Chale Aao”, “Bhanwara Bada Naadaan”, “Meri Baat Rahi Mere Man Mein”)
  8. Kabuliwala (1961) (performer: “ganga aaya kahaan se”, “kabuliwaala aaya”)
  9. Gunga Jumna (1961) (performer: “Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe Bachchon”)
  10. Post Box 999 (1958) (performer: “O Neend Na Mujhko Aaye”)
  11. Solva Saal (1958) (performer: “Hai Apna Dil To Awara”)
  12. Pyaasa (1957) (performer: “Jaane Woh Kaise Log The Jin Ke Pyaar Ko Pyaar Mila”)
  13. Ek Hi Raasta (1956) (performer: “Chali Gori Pi Ke Milan Ko”) (“Chali Gori Pi Ke Milan Ko”)
  14. House No. 44 (1955) (performer: “Teri Duniya Mein Jeene Se”)
  15. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955) (performer: “Nain Se Nain”)
  16. Munimji (1955) (performer: “shivji bihaane chale paalki sajaaike”, “dil ki umangen hain jawaan”)
  17. Nagin (1954) (music: “Ari chhod de sajaniya chhod de patang meri”) (performer: “Tere Dwar Khada Ek Jogi”, “O ZIndagi Ke Dene Wale”, “Are Chhod De Patang”, “Ari chhod de sajaniya chhod de patang meri”) (“Man Dole Mera Tan Dole”, “Jaadugar Saiyan”, “Tere Dwar Khada Ek Jogi”, “Sun Rasiya Man Basiya”, “Mera DIl Yeh Pukare Aaja”, “O ZIndagi Ke Dene Wale”, “Sun Ri Sakhi”, “Are Chhod De Patang”, “Mera Badli Mein Chhup Gaya Chand”, “Teri Yaad Mein Jalkar Dekh Liya”, “Oonchi Oonchi Duniya Ki Diwaren”)
  18. Shart (1954) (“Na Yeh Chand Hoga”)
  19. Anarkali (1953) (performer: “Jaag Dard-E-Ishq Jaag”, “Zindagi Pyar Ki Do Char Ghadi”)
  20. Patita (1953) (performer: “Yaad Kiya Dil Ne”)
  21. Jaal (1952) (performer: “Sun Ja Dil Ki Dastaan”)

As Music Composer :

  1. Do Ladke Dono Kadke (1979) (as Hemant Kumar)
  2. Love in Canada (1979) (as Hemant Kumar)
  3. Siddhartha (1972) (as Hemant Kumar)
  4. Bees Saal Pehle (1972)
  5. Khamoshi (1969)
  6. Rahgir (1969)
  7. Do Dooni Char (1968) (as Hemant Kumar)
  8. Hangsa-Mithun (1968)
  9. Jeevan Sangeet (1968)
  10. Balika Badhu (1967)
  11. Majhli Didi (1967) (as Hemant Kumar)
  12. Anupama (1966) (as Hemant Kumar)
  13. Biwi Aur Makaan (1966)
  14. Sannata (1966)
  15. Do Dil (1965) (as Hemant Kumar)
  16. Faraar (1965)
  17. Kohraa (1964) (as Hemant Kumar)
  18. Bin Badal Barsaat (1963)
  19. Atal Jaler Ahwan (1962)
  20. Bees Saal Baad (1962) (as Hemant Kumar)
  21. Hansuli Banker Upakatha (1962)
  22. Maa Beta (1962)
  23. Nav Diganta (1962)
  24. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) (as Hemant Kumar)
  25. Dui Bhai (1961)
  26. Punasha (1961)
  27. Saptapadi (1961)
  28. Baishey Shravana (1960)
  29. Duniya Jhukti Hai (1960)
  30. Girl Friend (1960) (as Hemant Kumar)
  31. Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1959)
  32. Marutirtha Hinglaj (1959) (as Hemant Kumar)
  33. Police (1958) (as Hemant Kumar)
  34. Sahara (1958) (as Hemant Kumar)
  35. Bandi (1957)
  36. Champakali (1957)
  37. Ek Jhalak (1957)
  38. Fashion (1957)
  39. Harano Sur (1957)
  40. Hill Station (1957)
  41. Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan (1957)
  42. Miss Mary (1957)
  43. Payal (1957)
  44. Yahudi Ki Ladki (1957) (as Hemant Kumar)
  45. Anjaan (1956) (as Hemant Kumar)
  46. Arab Ka Saudagar (1956)
  47. Bandhan (1956)
  48. Durgesh Nandini (1956)
  49. Ek Hi Raasta (1956) (as Hemant Kumar)
  50. Hamara Watan (1956)
  51. Inspector (1956)
  52. Taj (1956) (as Hemant Kumar)
  53. Bahu (1955)
  54. Bandish (1955)
  55. Bhagwat Mahima (1955)
  56. Duniya Gol Hai (1955)
  57. Lagan (1955)
  58. Shap Mochan (1955)
  59. Daku Ki Ladki (1954)
  60. Jagriti (1954) (as Hemant Kumar)
  61. Kashti (1954)
  62. Nagin (1954) (as Hemant Kumar)
  63. Samrat (1954)
  64. Shart (1954) (as Hemant Kumar)
  65. Anand Math (1952) (as Hemant Kumar)
  66. ’42 (1951)
  67. Swami (1949)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1956 Won Filmfare Award Best Music Director
for: Nagin (1954)

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