|Birth name Shailendra Singh|
Name Shailendra Singh
Years active 1974–1989
Role Playback Singer
|Born 4 October 1952 (age 70) Bombay, Maharashtra, India (1952-10-04) |
Albums Manzil Manzil, Sitamgar, Naqli Chehra, Rahi Badal Gaye
Education Film and Television Institute of India, St. Xavier's College-Autonomous, Mumbai
Movies Do Jasoos, Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, Agreement, Janta Hawaldar, Nauker
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Shailendra Singh (born 4 October 1952) is an Indian playback singer and actor. He sang several Hindi and few Marathi songs during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Shailendra Singh was born in Mumbai, India to a Punjabi Family. He studied at Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road, and did his graduation from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He then joined the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune to train as an actor, but got his first break as a playback singer in the film, Bobby, during his second year at the FTII.
Shailendra Singh had many hit songs to his credit. Raj Kapoor gave Singh a break when he signed him for Bobby. The song "Main Shayar To Nahin" became a big hit after which offers started pouring in. His song "Humne Tumko Dekha" from the film Khel Khel Mein rocked the entire nation. However, his popularity was short lived. His rendition of "Jaane Do Na" from Saagar along with Asha Bhosle added to the sensuality of the entire song, and ranks among the top sensuous numbers in Bollywood
He tried his hand at acting in films like Agreement (with Rekha) and Do Jasoos, but those films flopped.
He acted in a Bengali film "Ajosro Dhanyobaad", where Mohammad Rafi sang his only Bengali film song "Nawal Kishoro Shyamo Sundoro".
Comment from Kaushik Maitra: This was not the only Bengali film song of Rafi saab. He had a song in film "Haraano Sur" also; composed by Nachiketa Ghosh
Correction from Subrata Sengupta: Actually the Bengali film in which Md Rafi sang is "Indrani" – not "Haraano Sur" – The lyrics is "Sabhi Kuchh Luta Ke" and the music director was Nachiketa Ghosh.
Shailendra Singh have sangs duets with Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Amit Kumar.
Ae Yaar Sun Yari Teri with Mohd Rafi, Amar Akbar Anthony with Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor, Kyon Bi Chahca with Mohd Rafi, Jaate Ho O Jane Jaana with Amit Kumar, Teri Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi with Mohd Rafi and many more
In 2015 Shailendra Singh have said that the most admirable singer is Mohd Rafi and he is inspired by him. Late Manney Dey Saab had also made comments on the greatnest of Mohd Rafi Saab being the most versatile singer India had produced. Qawaali is film Zamaane Ko Dekhna Hai " Pari Ho Assmani Tum composed by RD Burman and was a popular number during the release of the film.
His career faded after the 90's and he is yet to make a come back. A versatile singer with good quality of songs who been missed by million of fans.