Raja Badhe Marathi Actor
  • DOB : 01-02-1912
  • Date of death: 1977
  • Star Sign : Aquarius
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Rajaram Neelkanth Badhe was born on 1st February 1912 and was famously known as Kavivarya Raja Badhe was a poet and a well-known lyricist from Maharashtra. His lyrics of Jai jai Maharashtra Majha (Victory to my Maharashtra) got adopted as a song originally sung by Shahir Krishnarao Sable Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Shahir Krishnarao Sable . This song became the patriotic state song for the Maharashtrians and is now officially played in the functions of the Government. Maharashtra Government on January 2023 announced the same as the State song and was adopted on 19th February 2023 (Birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj). In Maharashtra, this song has prestige along with the National Anthem. Nagpur became the first place for the poetic influence of Badhe. In Mumbai, he joined All India Radio. Before coming to Mumbai, he also worked in a newspaper in Pune.

Raja Badhe also produced a film on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (the Indian ruler who formed Maratha Empire). Raja Badhe had a significant impact on the Indian freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, and he asked Badhe to write songs for the film Ram-Rajya (1943). Raja Badhe wrote the song Sujan Ho Parisa Ram-Katha. He also wrote songs for the Bollywood movie Angoori. Raja Badhe passed away on 7th April 1977 in Delhi. Songs in Marathi language movies used his lyrics, one of which was Chandane Shimpit Jashi, released in 1995 and sung by Asha Bhosle Asha is considered to be the second greatest femal >> Read More... Asha Bhosle . Hastes Ashi Ka Mani, sung by Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar, the veteran playback singer, had >> Read More... Lata Mangeshkar , is now known as a Bhavgeet (emotional poetry) and was written by Raja Badhe. Top singers of the music industry like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale, Manik Verma, Kumar Gnadharv, and Malti Pande sang his poems which gained popularity in the late fifties.

A noticeable contribution of Raja Badhe is in the translation of Gatha Saptashati. It is an ancient collection of Indian poems, also known as Goha Kosa and the authorship given to the king, the ancient ruler of 1st Century Maharashtra, Raja Hal Satvahan (of the Satvahana dynasty). Gatha Saptashati is a love poem, initially written in the Maharashthri Prakrit language (ancient language), and Raja Badhe translated it into the Marathi language. An intersection of streets in Dadar, Mumbai, is named after him as Raja Badhe Chowk. Other songs written by Raja Badhe are Dole Modit Gaulan, Ghai Nako Baai Ashi, Chalali Godavari, Ananda Mani Maina, and many more.