Roop Kumar Rathod is a trained classical playback singer who can conquer even innumerable hearts even with non-film music too. He was a born singer with an intuitive sense of beauty, charm and grace. His soft voice and profoundly artistic subtle method of singing conquered countless music lover souls. His one song from Border (Sandese Aate Hai) became the evergreen song of our soldier who work on borders to save the motherland.
His soft silken voice suited even songs in Tamil, Kannada and Bengali movies too. He also has sung songs in Bhojpuri, Oriya, Assamese and Gujarati languages too. He had sung a song from Veer Zara’
Tere Liye’ which had a melodious tune of
Madan Mohan and it was a duet with
Lata Mangeshkar. Roop Kumar Rathod’s typical genre was ghazal which he has sung with Anup Jalota.
But he was an astoundingly brilliant film singer who sung innumerable fantastic film songs with
Manhar Udhas. Roop Kumar’s deep and me mellifluous voice for song’ Chaand Ke Saath Kal Raat’ captured the ghazal magic once again. Roop Kumar Rathod used to be the first choice of the of veteran music directors like
Laxmikant Pyarelal and even Kalayanji Anandji, it is often said that this singer was the name of a singer, who has the name of a very valuable acquired taste from his father, Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, the classical luminary – an exponent of the rare and arguably the oldest style of singing i.e. Dhrupad.
Roop Kumar Rathod is married to singer,
Sunali Rathod, who joins him in stage performances and have composed some musical albums in his career. Every song sung by him are also considered critically flawless and outstanding. This versatile singer was responsible for singing soft and soft and sombre semi-classical and non-classical ghazals. His voice is really unique and elegant and has a profoundly artistic style of singing, he is really a gifted singer. He has two brothers, one is a music composer
Shravan Rathod and another one singer