Mahendra Kapoor

Mahendra Kapoor (born January 9, 1934) is an Indian playback singer.

Mahendra Kapoor was born in Amritsar, but soon moved to Mumbai. He was inspired by Mohammed Rafi and won the all-India singing competition early in his career. He sang many hit songs of yesteryears most notable being those for B.R. Chopra’s Films (Dhool Ka Phool, Gumrah, Waqt, Hamraaz, Dhund etc.) and for actor/producer Manoj Kumar (Upkaar, Purab Aur Paschim etc.)

His son Rohan Kapoor was an actor in a few films in the 1980s such as Yash Chopra’s Faasle (1985) and Love 86 (1986).

Filmography :

Music Department:

1. Dillagi (1999) (playback singer)
2. Maidan-E-Jung (1995) (playback singer)
3. Hero Hiralal (1988) (playback singer)
4. Waaris (1988) (playback singer)
5. “Mahabharat” (1988) TV series (main playback singer)
6. Kalyug Aur Ramayan (1987) (playback singer)
7. Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987) (playback singer)
8. Karma (1986) (playback singer)
9. Aadamkhor (1986) (playback singer)
10. Amrit (1986) (playback singer)
11. Dahleez (1986) (playback singer)
12. Haathon Ki Lakeeren (1986) (playback singer)
13. Kirayadar (1986) (playback singer)
14. Bepanaah (1985) (playback singer)
15. Yudh (1985) (playback singer)
16. Tawaif (1985) (playback singer)
17. Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan (1984) (playback singer)
18. Purana Mandir (1984) (playback singer) (as Mahindra Kapoor)
19. Hum Do Hamare Do (1984) (playback singer)
20. Mashaal (1984) (playback singer)
21. Aaj Ki Awaz (1984) (playback singer)
22. All Rounder (1984) (playback singer)
23. Duniya (1984) (playback singer)
24. Grahasthi (1984) (playback singer)
25. Jaag Utha Insan (1984) (playback singer)
26. Yeh Desh (1984) (playback singer)
27. Avtaar (1983) (playback singer)
28. Nastik (1983) (playback singer)
29. Dhola Maru (1983) (playback singer)
30. Mazdoor (1983) (playback singer)
31. Painter Babu (1983) (playback singer)
32. Razia Sultan (1983) (playback singer)
33. Taqdeer (1983) (playback singer)
34. Nikaah (1982) (playback singer)
35. Shakti (1982) (playback singer) (as Mahinder Kapoor)
36. Rajput (1982) (playback singer)
37. Baghavat (1982) (playback singer)
38. Dholi (1982) (playback singer)
39. Sumbandh (1982) (playback singer)
40. Yeh Rishta Na Tootay (1981) (playback singer)
41. Kranti (1981) (playback singer)
42. Saajan Ki Saheli (1981) (playback singer)
43. Balbiro Bhabhi (1981) (playback singer)
44. Garvi Naar Gujaratan (1981) (playback singer)
45. Ladies Tailor (1981) (playback singer)
46. Nakhuda (1981) (playback singer)
47. Jwalamukhi (1980) (playback singer)
48. Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980) (playback singer)
49. Chambal Ki Kasam (1980) (playback singer)
50. Bombay 405 Miles (1980) (playback singer)
51. Chann Pardesi (1980) (playback singer) (as Mahinder Kapoor)
52. Maniyaro (1980) (playback singer)
53. Kaala Patthar (1979) (playback singer)
54. Prem Bandhan (1979) (playback singer)
55. Ashaati Beej (1979) (playback singer)
56. Jaani Dushman (1979) (playback singer)
57. Jatt Punjabi (1979) (playback singer)
58. Kunwara Mama (1979) (playback singer) (as Mohinder Kapoor)
59. Muqabla (1979) (playback singer)
60. Noorie (1979) (playback singer)
61. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) (playback singer)
62. Badaltey Rishtey (1978) (playback singer)
63. Aahuti (1978) (playback singer)
64. Ram Kasam (1978) (playback singer)
65. Immaan Dharam (1977) (playback singer)
66. Aakhri Goli (1977) (playback singer)
67. Amaanat (1977) (playback singer) (as Mahinder Kapoor)
68. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) (playback singer)
69. Kachcha Chor (1977) (playback singer)
70. Karm (1977) (playback singer)
71. Kulvadhu (1977) (playback singer)
72. Paapi (1977) (playback singer)
73. Hera Pheri (1976) (playback singer)
74. Fakira (1976) (playback singer)
75. Charas (1976) (playback singer)
76. Khaan Dost (1976) (playback singer)
77. Nagin (1976) (playback singer)
78. Aap Beati (1976) (playback singer)
79. Bhadar Tara Vehata Paani (1976) (playback singer)
80. Daaj (1976) (playback singer)
81. Jai Bajrang Bali (1976) (playback singer)
82. Lambhardarni (1976) (playback singer)
83. Aakraman (1975) (playback singer)
84. Dharmatma (1975) (playback singer)
85. Zameer (1975) (playback singer) (as Mahender Kapoor)
86. Aag Aur Toofan (1975) (playback singer)
87. Do Jhoot (1975) (playback singer)
88. Jai Santoshi Maa (1975) (playback singer)
89. Sunehra Sansar (1975) (playback singer)
90. Zinda Dil (1975) (playback singer)
91. Haath Ki Safai (1974) (playback singer)
92. Kasauti (1974) (playback singer)
93. International Crook (1974) (playback singer)
94. Apradhi (1974) (playback singer)
95. Bhagat Dhanna Jatt (1974) (playback singer)
96. Har Har Mahadev (1974) (playback singer)
97. Hothal Padmini (1974) (playback singer)
98. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974) (playback singer)
99. Shandaar (1974) (playback singer)
100. Loafer (1973) (playback singer)
101. Dhund (1973) (playback singer)
102. Bandhe Haath (1973) (playback singer)
103. Barkha Bahar (1973) (playback singer)
104. Victoria No. 203 (1972) (playback singer)
105. Roop Tera Mastana (1972) (playback singer)
106. Dastaan (1972) (playback singer) (as Mahinder Kapoor)
107. Be-Imaan (1972) (playback singer)
108. Ek Nazar (1972) (playback singer)
109. Hari Darshan (1972) (playback singer)
110. Lalkaar (1972) (playback singer)
111. Maalik (1972) (playback singer)
112. Shaadi Ke Baad (1972) (playback singer)
113. Shor (1972) (playback singer)
114. Bikhare Moti (1971) (playback singer)
115. Kangan (1971) (playback singer)
116. Kathputli (1971) (playback singer)
117. Paras (1971) (playback singer) (as Mahindra kapoor)
118. Tulsi Vivah (1971) (playback singer)
119. Abhinetri (1970) (playback singer) (as Mahindra Kapoor)
120. Aansoo Aur Muskan (1970) (playback singer)
121. Ganwaar (1970) (playback singer) (as Mahender Kapoor)
122. Geet (1970) (playback singer)
123. Gopi (1970) (playback singer)
124. Holi Ayee Re (1970) (playback singer)
125. Mere Humsafar (1970) (playback singer)
126. Moojrim (1970) (playback singer) (as Mahindra Kapoor)
127. Raaton Ka Raja (1970) (playback singer)
128. Yaadgaar (1970) (playback singer) (as Mahender Kapoor)
129. ‘Sambandh’ (1969) (playback singer)
130. Anmol Moti (1969) (playback singer)
131. Bandhan (1969/I) (playback singer)
132. Doli (1969) (playback singer)
133. Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai (1969) (playback singer)
134. Saat Hindustani (1969) (playback singer)
135. Satyakam (1969) (playback singer)
136. Talash (1969) (playback singer)
137. Vishwas (1969) (playback singer)
138. Aadmi (1968) (playback singer)
139. Bombai Raat Ke Bahon Mein (1968) (playback singer)
140. Dil Aur Mohabbat (1968) (playback singer)
141. Humsaya (1968) (playback singer)
142. Kismat (1968) (playback singer) (as Mahindar Kapoor)
143. Man Ka Meet (1968) (playback singer)
144. Saathi (1968) (playback singer)
145. Saraswatichandra (1968) (playback singer)
146. Hamraaz (1967) (playback singer)
147. Aag (1967) (playback singer)
148. Aurat (1967) (playback singer)
149. Dulhan Ek Raat Ki (1967) (playback singer)
150. Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai (1967) (playback singer)
151. Lav-Kush (1967) (playback singer)
152. Ram Aur Shyam (1967) (playback singer)
153. Taqdeer (1967) (playback singer)
154. Upkar (1967) (playback singer)
155. Wahan Ke Log (1967) (playback singer)
156. Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966) (playback singer)
157. Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966) (playback singer)
158. Ladka Ladki (1966) (playback singer)
159. Main Wohi Hoon (1966) (playback singer)
160. Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) (playback singer)
161. Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966) (playback singer)
162. Sawan Ki Ghata (1966) (playback singer)
163. Smuggler (1966) (playback singer)
164. Tasveer (1966) (playback singer)
165. Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi (1966) (playback singer)
166. Kaajal (1965) (playback singer)
167. Nishan (1965) (playback singer)
168. Shaheed (1965) (playback singer)
169. Sikandar E Azam (1965) (playback singer)
170. Waqt (1965) (playback singer) (as Mahinder Kapoor)
171. Ishaara (1964) (playback singer)
172. Kohraa (1964) (playback singer)
173. Sangam (1964/I) (playback singer)
174. Sarfarosh (1964) (playback singer)
175. Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) (playback singer)
176. Begaana (1963) (playback singer)
177. Bharosa (1963) (playback singer)
178. Godaan (1963) (playback singer)
179. Gumrah (1963) (playback singer)
180. Holiday in Bombay (1963) (playback singer)
181. Nartakee (1963) (playback singer)
182. Pyar Ka Bandhan (1963) (playback singer)
183. Anpadh (1962) (playback singer) (as Mahinder Kapoor)
184. Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962) (playback singer)
185. Mehendi Lagi Mere Hath (1962) (playback singer)
186. Ummeed (1962) (playback singer)
187. Dharmputra (1961) (playback singer) (as Mohinder Kapoor)
188. Mem-Didi (1961) (playback singer)
189. Pyaar Ka Saagar (1961) (playback singer) (as Mahendra Kapur)
190. Sampoorna Ramayana (1961) (playback singer) (uncredited)
191. Stree (1961) (playback singer)
192. Anuradha (1960) (playback singer) (as Mahendra Kapur)
193. Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960) (playback singer)
194. Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960) (playback singer)
195. Shriman Satyawadi (1960) (playback singer)
196. Dhool Ka Phool (1959) (playback singer) (as Mohinder Kapoor)
197. Navrang (1959) (playback singer)
198. O Tera Kya Kahna (1959) (playback singer)
199. Sohni Mahiwal (1958) (playback singer)
200. Bajrang Bali (1956) (playback singer)

Soundtrack:

1. Locket (1986) (performer: “Oy chhuk chhuk suno satpal jee”)
2. Nikaah (1982) (performer: “Dil Ki Yeh Arzoo Thi”, “Beete Hue Lamhon Ki Kasak”, “Chehra Chhupa Liya Hai”)
3. Kranti (1981) (performer: “Kranti, Kranti” (Part I), “Ab Ke Baras”, “Durga Hain Meri Maa”, “Kranti, Kranti” (Part II))
4. Noorie (1979) (performer: “Ke Ashiq Ho To”)
5. Amaanat (1977) (performer: “Cycle Pe Haseenon Ki Toli”, “Bhoos Bhar Diya Mere Chaahat Mein, Bhoos Bharnewale Logon Ne”)
6. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) (performer: “Anhoni Ko Honi (Amar Akbar Anthony)”)
7. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974) (performer: “Aur Nahin Bus Aur Nahin”)
8. Loafer (1973) (performer: “Duniya Mein Tera Hai Bada Naam”)
9. Be-Imaan (1972) (performer: “Patla Patla Reshmi Kurta”)
10. Shor (1972) (performer: “Jeevan Chalne Ka Naam”)
11. Aansoo Aur Muskan (1970) (performer: “Neki Tere Saath Chalegi Baba”)
12. Gopi (1970) (performer: “Ramchandra Keh Gaye”, “Gentleman Gentleman Gentleman”, “Ek Padosan Peeche Pad Gayee”)
13. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970) (performer: “Dulhan Chali”, “Om Jai Jagdish Hare”, “Bharat Ka Rahnewala Hoon”, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, “Purva Suhani Aai Re”, “Raghupati Raghav”)
14. Raaton Ka Raja (1970) (performer: “Pyaar Kiya Toh Durna Kyaah”)
15. Yaadgaar (1970) (performer: “Ek Tara Bole”)

16. Bandhan (1969/I) (performer: “Aa Jaao Aa Bhi Jaao Hamko Na Yun Sataao”)
17. Saat Hindustani (1969) (performer: “Aandhi Aaye Ki Toofan Koyee Gam Nahin”)
18. Humsaya (1968) (performer: “Badi mushqil se kabu mein”)
19. Hamraaz (1967) (performer: “Neele Gagan Ke Tale”, “Na Muh Chupaake Jiyo”, “Tum Agar Saath Dene Ka Waada Karo”, “Kisi Paththar Ki Moorat Se”, “Tu Husn Hai Main Ishq Hoon”)
20. Upkar (1967) (performer: “Mere Desh Ki Dharti”, “Aayi Jhoomke Basant”)
21. Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966) (performer: “badal jaaye agar maali”)
22. Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) (performer: “Tum Sab Se Haseen Ho”, “Kyar Cheez Ho Zaalim”) (“Mehfil Mein”)
23. Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi (1966) (performer: “Mera pyaar wohi hai”)
24. Waqt (1965) (performer: “Din hain bahaar ke tere mere iqraar ke”, “Hum jab simmatke aap ki baahon mein aa gaye”)
25. Sangam (1964/I) (performer: “Har dil jo pyaar karega woh gaana gaayega”)
26. Woh Kaun Thi? (1964) (performer: “Chhod Kar tere pyaar ka daaman”)
27. Gumrah (1963) (performer: “Aaja Aaja Re Tujhko Mera Pyaar Pukaare Aa”, “Aa Bhi Ja”, “Aap Aayen”, “Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se”)
28. Mem-Didi (1961) (performer: “Hu Tu Tu Tu Tu”)
29. Sampoorna Ramayana (1961) (performer: “Bolo Sabhi Jai Ram Ram Ram Bane Sabhi Ka Kam”)
30. Dhool Ka Phool (1959) (performer: “Arre Karle Jo Bhi Karna Hai”, “Dhadakne Lagi Dil Ki Taaron Ki Duniya Jo Tum Muskura Do”, “Jhukti Ghata Gaati Hawa Sapne Jagaaye”, “Tere Pyaar Ka Aasra Chaahta Hoon”)
31. Navrang (1959) (performer: “Adha Hai Chandrama”, “Shyamal Shyamal Baran”, “Are Ja Re Hat Natkhat”, “Te Mati Sabhi Ke Kahani”)

Nomination and Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1975 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)
For the song “Nahin nahin bus aur nahin”.
1968 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Hamraaz (1967)
For the song “Neele gagan ke tale…”.
1964 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Gumrah (1963)
For the song “Chalo ik bar phir se”.

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