Shabbir Kumar

Shabbir Kumar is an Indian singer. He was a leading Bollywood playback singer in 1980s.

Shabbir Kumar started his music career with the stage show Ek Shaam Rafi Ke Naam, a tribute to Mohammed Rafi. Shabbir claims that when he attended Rafi’s funeral in 1980, his pen fell into Rafi’s open grave. He interpreted the incident as a divine message that he was to be Rafi’s successor. [1]Shabbir Kumar tried for a break in the Bollywood films, among other Rafi-inspired singers such as Anwar and Mohammed Aziz.

Music director Usha Khanna gave Shabbir Kumar a break in the film Tajurba (1981). Shabbir got a major break, when the director Manmohan Desai, who was looking for a Rafi substitute, noticed him recommended him to music director duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal (L-P). Within a few days, L-P gave Shabbir Kumar a few songs in the film Coolie, which was released in 1983. Shabbir’s first relased film with L-P was Main Intequam Loonga.

Filmography :

Music Department:

1. Aan: Men at Work (2004) (playback singer)
2. Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) (playback singer)
3. Ghaath (2000) (playback singer)
4. Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) (playback singer)
5. Insaniyat (1994) (playback singer)
6. Insaniyat Ke Devta (1993) (playback singer)
7. Kundan (1993) (playback singer)
8. Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare (1992) (playback singer)
9. Qurbani Rang Layegi (1991) (playback singer)
10. Zimmedaaar (1990) (playback singer)
11. Doodh Ka Karz (1990) (playback singer)
12. Aaj Ka Arjun (1990) (playback singer)
13. Atishbaz (1990) (playback singer)
14. Jaan-E-Wafa (1990) (playback singer)
15. Shehzaade (1989) (playback singer)
16. Toofan (1989) (playback singer)
17. Abhimanyu (1989) (playback singer) (as Shabbir Kumr)
18. Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989) (playback singer)
19. Ghar Ka Chiraag (1989) (playback singer)
20. Jaaydaad (1989) (playback singer)
21. Kala Bazaar (1989) (playback singer)
22. Mitti Aur Sona (1989) (playback singer)
23. Paap Ki Duniya (1988) (playback singer)
24. Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988) (playback singer)
25. Kachchi Kali (1987) (playback singer) (as Shbbir Kumar)
26. Dacait (1987) (playback singer)
27. Aag Hi Aag (1987) (playback singer)
28. Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986) (playback singer)
29. Teesra Kinara (1986) (playback singer)
30. Sultanat (1986) (playback singer)
31. Aap Ke Saath (1986) (playback singer)
32. Ilzaam (1986) (playback singer)
33. Allah Rakha (1986) (playback singer)
34. Dharam Adhikari (1986) (playback singer)
35. Love 86 (1986) (playback singer)
36. Sadaa Suhagan (1986) (playback singer) (as Sabbir Kumar)
37. Mard (1985) (playback singer)
38. Geraftaar (1985) (playback singer)
39. Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985) (playback singer)
40. Insaaf Main Karoonga (1985) (playback singer)
41. Salma (1985) (playback singer) (as Shabir Kumar)
42. Teri Meherbaniyan (1985) (playback singer)
43. Love Marriage (1984) (playback singer)
44. Insaaf Kaun Karega (1984) (playback singer)
45. All Rounder (1984) (playback singer)
46. Sohni Mahiwal (1984/I) (playback singer)
47. Coolie (1983/I) (playback singer)
48. Betaab (1983) (playback singer)
49. Woh 7 Din (1983) (playback singer)
50. Prem Tapasya (1983) (playback singer)
51. Ek Jaan Hain Hum (1983) (playback singer)
52. Main Intequam Loonga (1982) (playback singer) (as Shabir)

Soundtrack:

1. Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) (performer: “O Yaaron Maaf Karna”)
2. Love 86 (1986) (performer: “Aai Hai Baraat To Doli Lekar Jayenge”)
3. Coolie (1983/I) (“Saari duniya ka bojh”, “Mujhe peene ka shok nahin”, “Jawani ki rail kahin chhoot na”, “Chala Voh chala hajion ka safina”, “Lambuji tinguji”, “Allah rakha”, “Hum ka ishaq hui gava yaaro”)
4. Ek Jaan Hain Hum (1983) (performer: “Aasman Pe Likh Doon”, “Bolo Bolo”, “Dil Dil Hai Koi”, “Yaad Teri Aayegi”)

Self:

1. Jawab Hum Denge (1987) …. Himself – ‘Hairaan Hoon Main Aap Ki Zulfon Ko Dekh Kar’

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