Other names of Jaidev: Jaidev Verma

Jaidev is a talented music composer in Bollywood. Hum Dono Hum Dono is a story that revolves around the lives >> Read More... , Prem Parbhat, Reshma and Shera are some of his notable works. He gained the National Award for Ankahee, Gaman and Reshma Aur Shera. Born in Nairobi and grown in Ludhiana, Jaidev acted in few films as a child artiste. Due to unfortunate circumstances he had to quit acting. Jaidev has the credit of being the first music director to win 3 national awards. Joru Ka Bhai and Anjali made him famous as a music director. He had the distinct efficiency to mix folk music and conventional music into Hindi film scenarios.

He has also been involved in a non-film album; Madhushala, which is sung by Harivansha Rai Bachchan and Manna Dey Manna Dey is one of the greatest Indian classical >> Read More... , gained him more popularity. The 1961 movie Hum Duno proved to be a turning point in Jaidev’s career. Mujhe Jeeno Do was also his successful venture. Jaidev is a favorite composer of Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar, the veteran playback singer had >> Read More... . Jaidev has the capability to play the harmonica even in his younger age of 5. He commenced his career in Bollywood in the 1930s. He used to sing and act in few films. Later he spent time to learn music. He had also formal training in music. Ek Huns Ka Jora, Faslah, Alaap, Gharaonda are some of his other notable projects.

Anil Biswas Hindi Actor

Anil Biswas

Anil Krishna Biswas was an Indian playback singer and music composer who is considered as one of the forefathers of playback singing in the Indian cinema. He introduced pure choral effects and orchestral music to the film industry besides being the first to make use of the twelve-piece orchestra in Indian music. He was born on 7th July 1914 in a small village in the Barisal district of Bangladesh (then East Bengal) to J.C. Biswas. He used to act in stage plays at local theatres as a child artist. Music fascinated him from a very young age and by the time he was fourteen, he had mastered the art of playing tabla. He spent his childhood playing and composing music for the local concerts. In his early youth, he was actively involved in the Indian Independence Movement due to which he was often jailed. After his father’s demise in 1930, he left for Kolkata in disguise to avoid arrest. In Kolkata, he gathered fame for his skills in musical composition, following which he joined the Rangmahal Theatre as an actor, singer, and assistant music director. During his stay there, he refined himself in singing styles of thumri, dadra, and khayal besides becoming a virtuoso in devotional music. He later worked with the Hindustan Recording Company alongside Sachin Dev Burman and Kundan Lal Saigal under the renowned poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam, which led to his potential being recognized by music director, Hiren Bose, at whose suggestion Biswas went to Mumbai in 1934. Biswas became a part of the East Art Syndicate, managed by Ram Daryani, whom he assisted him in composing music for “Baal Hatya” and “Bharat Ki Beti” in 1935; this presented him with the opportunity to make his debut as a music composer with ‘Kuch Bhi Nahi Bharosa’ for “Dharam Ki Devi” (1935). The next eleven years saw Biswas enchant the audience with his melodies in movies such as “Jagirdar” (1937), “Teen Sau Din Ke Baad” (1938), “Hum Tum Aur Woh” (1939), “Watan” (1938), “Alibaba” (1940), “Aurat” (1940) and “Bahen” (1941). In 1942, he employed the western musical technique of ‘cantala’ to create prose songs for Mehboob Khan’s “Roti” (1942); he collaborated with Akhtari Bai Faizabadi in songs that were supposed to feature in Roti but deleted due to conflict of contracts of their respective record labels. Devika Rani invited him to join Bombay Talkies, where he composed his greatest hits for Ashok Kumar’s “Kismet” (1943), including 'Papihaare,' 'Door Hato Aayi Duniyaa Waalon,' and 'Dheere Dheere Aare Badal.’ He is credited for discovering singers Mukesh (‘Dil Jalta Hai to Jalne De’ from “Pehli Nazar” (1945)) and Talat Mahmood ('Aye Dil Mujhe Aisi Jagah Ley Chal' from “Aarzoo” (1949)). During this period, he tied the knot with actress, Asha Lata, with whom he had three sons and a daughter. Biswas quit Bombay Talkies and started working under the banner of Variety Pictures, founded by his wife, Asha. He gave the background score for four of Asha’s films: “Laadli” (1949), “Laajawaab” (1950), “Badi Bahu” (1951) and “Humdard” (1953). He also supervised the score for “Char Din Char Rahen” (1959) and the 1957 blockbuster “Pardesi,” starring Nargis. Anil Da, as he was deferentially called, divorced Asha Lata in 1954. In 1959, he married the playback singer, Meena Kapoor, famed for ‘Rasiya Re Mann Basiya Re’ in Pardesi. The couple had no children. By the early 1960s, the face of playback music was fast changing, which did not suit Biswas as he started distancing himself from the film industry. His son’s (Pradeep) death in 1961 served as the final blow that led to his departure from Bollywood. His last musical composition in a film was for Motilal Rajvansh’s “Chhoti Chhoti Baatein” in 1965. The film was honored with a National Award despite its failure at the box office. In March 1963, Biswas became the director of the National Orchestra at the All India Radio (AIR) in Delhi. He acted as the Chief Producer of Sugam Sangeet at AIR till 1975. He continued to compose music as late as 1991 but only for a few TV shows such as Doordashan’s critically acclaimed soap opera “Hum Log” (1984), and documentaries. He was later appointed as the Musical Advisor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he contributed to the field for two years. He was felicitated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, India’s highest honor given to practicing artists. Anil Da passed away on 31st May 2003 in New Delhi. He was survived by his wife, Meera, and three children. 


Ajay Singha Miko

Ajay Singha also named as Miko was born and brought up in Assam, Guwahati. He is a small town boy, who brought wonders to the musical industry of Bollywood. As a school child in Assam life was fun and good for Ajay Singha. He used to participate in shows, in cultural events and many more activities related to singing. After his twelfth and eleventh standard, he did his graduation in Commerce at the Guwahati Commerce College. Even if he was a studious child, Ajay Singha has a great passion for music. But he never thought of making a career in it. He took up a course in Pune in computer system management, and that’s where he started playing for bands. B eing very confident on what he wanted to pursue a career he went to Mumbai. Arriving in Mumbai, the city of dreams, things were not easy. He took up small, very less paid jobs. After the death of his father, Ajay Singha realized that he cannot continue with small jobs. Therefore after some struggles, he was composing music for TV shows. His real journey started with the album Yuhi Kabhi for Monjoy Joy Mukerji for MJM Production. Ajay Singha performed with Jojo and Zubeen Garg in the album which sold more than hundred thousand copies. After this event, Ajay Singha gained recognition in the industry. After Ajay Singha’s composition of Ik Sapnay Mein for Star Plus TV show, of Teri Meri Love stories, he was gaining popularity. The song made a huge success. That is when he decided to start composing his original songs along with taking up assignments for other producers or TV shows. Having a fiery passion in himself, only in four months, Ajay Singha wrote and composed the famous song In Rahon Mein. This song is mind-blowing as it has a mix of Sufi, semi-classical, folk, rock and Indian pop blended into one. Ajay Singha created this blend as he wanted to be different from all other compositors and wanted to create something new for the market. His personal choices of music are Amit Trivedi, Bob Dylan, and AR Rehman. He also likes to experiment with his musical instruments. Apart from using the regular ones, he also included ethnic instruments in his music, such as the guitar of Assam and Meghalaya or the Esraj which is an ethnic violin. Ajay could achieve all this with the constant support of his wife and mother.

Ajay Singha Miko Hindi Actor