Saraswati Devi was the second Hindi female music composer in Hindi film industry who got a chance during the 1930s and 1940s. Saraswati Devi was one of the few female music composers who worked with Bombay Talkies Click to look into! >> Read More... Bombay Talkies . The Bombay Talkies was established by Himanshu Rai Born in Cuttack, Orissa, in the year 1892, Himansh >> Read More... Himanshu Rai and the Devika Rani In the annals of history of the Indian movie indus >> Read More... Devika Rani . 'Achhut Kanya ' was a film which was rolled out by Bombay Talkies and music in the film was composed by Saraswati Devi and lyrics were by J.S. Kashyap.

Remember the song sung by Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar is an Indian playback singer, who ha >> Read More... Kishore Kumar from film 'Jhumroo' solo 'Koee humdum na raha.’ Reports suggest that the original lyrics of the song by Jamuna Swarup Casshyap, were by Saraswati Devi. For the hit movie 'Jeevan Naiya', a film that made Devika Rani and Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar hails from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. >> Read More... Ashok Kumar the famous pair of Hindi cinema.

It is reported that Saraswati Devi (Khorshed Minocher-Homji in real life), sang the song ‘Koee Humdum' after announcing it as Ashok Kumar's solo. Also, the singer Kishore Kumar heard the song when he was just seven years old and kept it in his sub-conscious mind. He created the song in his style in 'Raga Zinjhori.’ It is among Kishore Kumar's ten best songs. That was the magic of Saraswati Devi’s music!

Saraswati Devi and her sister Manek were known as Homji Sisters, and they used to perform on All India Radio, Mumbai, in the late 1920’s and then Devika Rani heard their voice and was impressed by her talent of singing. Devika Rani invited Saraswati Devi to her studio and requested her to handle the music department of the studio. Saraswati Devi got her first break in Bombay Talkies, and the first film had Devika Rani in the lead role.

The first film was 'Jawani Ki Hawa' in 1935, for which Saraswati Devi found it difficult to make Devika Rani sing the songs. As in those days, no singers were available, and actors had to do playback singing. Saraswati Devi had to simplify the tune so that Devika had no difficulty in singing.

The second film was ‘Achhut Kanya’ which had Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani in lead roles. For this movie, Saraswati Devi found it tough to make Ashok Kumar do the playback singing.

Her another movie was released during Independence movement, the film was 'Janmabhoomi' which had a unique song ' Jai Jai Janani Janmabhoomi,' and BBC then kept the song permanently for its 'Indian News service'. The lyrics of the song were written by J. S. Kashyap.

As she was getting famous, the Parsi community led protests and wanted Saraswati Devi to keep out of her profession as women were not allowed in movies. But Devika Rani’s husband Himanshu Rai came forward to support Saraswati Devi. And the Parsi community had to give up their protests.

The composer was busy composing music for the Hindi film industry till 1966. Her last project was a Rajasthani movie in 1961. She was in demand in the industry till 1947. After which, her assignments dropped down. She had composed music for 33 films in her career. Notable among them include movies like ' Azad Click to look into! >> Read More... Azad ', 'Jhoola,’ 'Durga,' 'Bhabi,' 'Izzat,’ 'Prem Kahani,' and ' Savitri Click to look into! >> Read More... Savitri ' etc.

Saraswati Devi loved music since her childhood. Seeing her passion for music, her father trained her in Hindustani classical music under Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande who specialized in Dhamar and Dhrupad singing styles.

Kabir Suman Hindi Actor

Kabir Suman

Kabir Suman is a singer, musician, poet, journalist, music director, political activist, songwriter, and an occasional TV presenter and actor. The Jack-of-all-trades was also elected a member of Parliament from the year 2009 to 2014 by the Jadavpur Constituency of Kolkata. But he is most famous for the controversies surrounding his past five marriages and divorces as well as his don’t-have-a-care-in-world womanizing attitude. He was born as Suman Chattopadhyay in a Bengali Hindu-Brahmin family on 16th of March in the year 1949. His parents were Sudhindranath and Uma Chattopadhyay, who lived in Cuttack, Odisha at the time of his birth. At the age of 5, his family moved from Cuttack to Kolkata and there he spent most of his youth. His spent his early life getting trained in classical music under the tutelage of his father, Sudhindranath Chattopadhyay. Since the age of 12, he has been training in Hindustani classical music and doing riyaaz for six hours every day. He had graduated from Jadavpur University with a degree in English Literature. He later studied French and German Language and had a diploma in both the languages. He then worked as a radio jockey in the All India Radio for a short period. After that, he switched from the All India Radio to a post in the United Bank of India. After that, in the mid-70s, he went to Guatemala, and there he worked in a radio station for Europe. From the year 1975 to 1979, he also worked as a radio journalist in the Voice of Germany, in the Bengali Department. A year after quitting the job, he packed his stuff for a permanent habitation in the United States. There he worked the same job as before, working for the Voice of America in the Bengali Department in Washington D.C. There he came in contact with various literary and musical celebrities like Pete Seeger and Maya Angelou. He produced music of an entirely different genre that was an amalgamation of Bengali Adhunik a.k.a. Bengali modern music combined with the lyrics that spoke of his own strong and imposing opinions on everything that mattered to him. This came to be known as protest music. In his songs were the spasm of progressivism, profound social commentary, and a dream to bring about a change in perspective, all the themes that made the heart of any middle-class Bengali swell and their blood sing. He sang of a classless society, the politics of vote banks and the communist fiasco that ruled in Bengal. His songs were relatable to the audience, especially when they were about the themes both philosophical and critical as well as mundane. This genre had a big impact on the audience and as a result, more and more up and coming young talents were influenced by it such as the Bengali pop band Chandrabindoo. Like a true Bengali musician, his works also included the albums of Rabindra Sangeet, in which he delved during the late 1990s. He is also associated with a band named Nagorikand, and has released two albums with them. Till now, he has released over 20 albums and recorded over 300 songs but for some time now, he has started to focus more and more on his political career. In 2006, he aligned himself with the Mamata Banerjee led All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and since then has been an active member. He was nominated by the party for the General Elections in 2009, which he won. He was then made the MP of the Jadavpur constituency. He is now the biggest champion of Mamata Banerjee and has declared so in front of everybody. Recently his Facebook account was blocked when he posted some lyrics of his song that were perceived, wrongly, as pro-Afzal Guru during the whole JNU scenario. He defended this by saying that Afzal Guru was a terrorist and needed to be executed but that Kanhaiya Kumar was wrongly arrested. His personal life is as much speculative as is his works. He has married five times, contrary to his belief that marriages are “another type of bondage” and that his mind wants to roam free. He has upheld his worldwide reputation of being a womanizer and the “international bridegroom” by marrying and divorcing and seducing women all over the world. Another aspect of his life which enthralls everyone is his daring nature. He is a political activist and is extremely aware of his political surroundings. This can be seen by the kind of music and lyrics that he produces. He is an idealist and a self-proclaimed agnostic-nihilist-anarchist. He is highly opinionated and shares them with the world through the medium of his works as a poet-author-musician. He is also very easy with his tongue; abuses just come rolling out whenever he wishes, just like water out of a dam. This particular quality has made him more infamous that his misbehavior towards his wives and his notorious polygamous nature. He is married to the Bangladeshi singer Sabina Yasmin, and this is the alleged reason for his conversion to Islam. However, as usual, he gives a pretentious and “progressive” one, saying that he did that out of shame after the Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt alive. Upon his conversion, he changed his name to Kabir Suman, keeping part of his original name and taking another part of the name of the famous Bengali Muslim poet Sheikh Kabir. Before that, he was married to a German woman named Maria and had adopted her daughter Virginia as his own. His notorious reputation makes him a favorite for interviews but they are always about his personal life and rarely about his music, and this troubles him a lot. But he always dismisses this with his personal mantra of ‘I Don’t Give a Damn’. Referring to his infamous habit of womanizing, he claims himself to be a polygamous man and as someone who is, perhaps, still searching for love. But lately, at the ripe old age of 67, he believes that he is now more of a monogamous than a polygamous sort of a man, living his life by spending time with his books and music, alone.


Jigar Saraiya

Jigar Saraiya is a playback singer and music composer, who composed for Bollywood Movies and Gujarati Movies as well. He was born on 12 April 1985 in Ahmedabad. He was interested in music from his childhood, but like other students, studies and education overpowered it but with time he realized his love for music and followed the field judiciously.Jigar Saraiya is married to Singer/Lyricist Priya Panchal.They are also known as Sachin-Jigar i.e. (Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya). He started his career with theater and Tv shows. He independently composed various songs for plays and Tv serials. He was assisting music director Rajesh Roshan where he met Amit Trivedi, who introduced Jigar to Sachin Sanghvi.Later they joined hands and started assisting music composer Pritam. They then programmed and arranged for almost all top music composers like A R Rahman, Anu Malik, Nadeem-Shravan, Vishal -Shekhar etc. They then made their way towards being independent music composers. They have made an outstanding Duo in the music industry as Sachin-Jigar.They have composed many hit songs together for many movies like F.A.L.T.U, Shor in the City and ABCD. Jigar individually sang many hit songs such as ‘BhootAaya’. They have composed music with various platforms such as theaters and Tv serials. They have played music for 500 plays and 5000 Tv Serials. They started their journey as Duo music composers from the hit song of the movie Life Partner in 2009. As independent Duo music Composers, they got their first music assignment for the Movie F.A.L.T.U. in 2011. They also scored for the two movies i.e. ‘Hum Tum Shabana’ & ‘Shor in the City.’ As time passed, they got more & more music assignments and films to compose the best music. In 2012, they composed for many movies like Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, OMG: Oh My God, Ajab Gazab Love, Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Himmatwala, and I, MeAur Main in (2013). They have composed music for the movie Issaq and collaborated with Yash Raj Films via the interesting movie Shuddh Desi Romance. In 2014, the first time this duo Music Composer (Sachin-Jigar) composed under the banner of Dharma Productions in the movie Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania Directed by Shashank Kaithan and Produced by Karan Johar which had hit songs such as ‘Saturday Saturday' & "Samjhavan.”The second was for ‘Its Entertainment' directed by famous duo Sajid-Farhad and third in ‘Happy Ending' directed by Raj & DK. In 2015,their first movie song was for the movie ‘Badlapur’ whose first single “Jee Karda”was released on Dec 9, 2014.Another song “Jeena” was released on Jan 15, 2015. The collection for ABCD 2 became a hit as wel. The melody "Sun Sathiya" is one of the top choices for this film. They always keep surprising elements in their music. They have composed many songs together. They said in an interview fortunately or unfortunately,“We are the main individuals tossed out of the shade and anticipated that would make a buzz about a film. Presently makers don't take a gander at music deals as a part of the income by any means, yet we assume the liability of going out, to begin with, and whatever individuals will think about the film is through these melodies. In case you're stating that the music of 'Cheerful Ending' was all around refreshing, and it has possessed the capacity to rise above the past the film faring admirably then it feels that greatly improved. Be that as it may, I think there are additional times when the accomplishment of a film conveys a melody. For instance, 'Krrish 3' was effective film, thus that tune 'Raghupati Raghav' was a major hit among children. These things do go as one, at times we improve, and some of the time the film improves.”

Jigar Saraiya Hindi Actor