Ramchandra was born on January 12, 1918 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Ramchandra Narhar Chitalkar was a famous music composer in the Indian film Industry. He learned music at "Gandharva Mahavidyalaya" under the guidance of Vinayakbua Patwardhan and further under Shankarrao Sapre of Nagpur where he took training close by Vasantrao Deshpande.
He joined the movie industry assuming the lead part in film Naganand by Y. V. Rao. He also had some little roles in the motion pictures Atma Tarang and Said-e-Havas at Minerva Movie tone. Ramchandra gave harmonium backup to Minerva composers name Habib Khan and Bindu Khan.
He premiered in Tamil films as music director with Vana Mohini and Jayakkodi. He got an open notice as a good writer in "Sukhi Jeevan" by
and set up a long affiliation that finished with the melodic silver screen hit "
Affected by Benny Goodman, Ramchandra presented in his arrangements the alto sax in the blend with harmonica and guitar. He additionally included whistling in one of his famed tunes, Aana Meri Jaan
Sunday Ke Sunday
in movie Shehnai.
He utilized a mix of sax, a bongo, a clarinet, an oboe and a trumpet for the melody Shola Jo Bhadke in motion picture Albela. He sang with
, the main tune "Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo" which had rock rhythms in it.
He gave the melodic score in film "
" to the scat tune "Ina mina dika". C. Ramchandra's greatest accomplishment as a music arranger was the 1953 motion picture Anarkali featuring Pradeep Kumar and Beena Roy in the lead part.
The tunes that he made for this film are today known as legendary. Melodies of this film such as "Mohabbat Aisi Dhadkan Hai", "Jaag Dard-e-Ishq Jaag", "Mujhse Mat Pooch Mere Ishq Main Kya Rakha Hai," "Yeh Zindagi Usiki Hai" and so on went ahead to end up noticeably celebrated hits and were additionally very acclaimed as magnum opuses.
The film Anarkali also observed the famous writer-artist combination of Lata Mangeshkar and Ramchandra together. Thus, C. Ramchandra's compositions in '
' and '
' by V. Shantaram were also very mainstream but are still recollected.
The very prominent patriotic melody "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo", penned by artist Pradeep and sung by Lata Mangeshkar, was a creation of Ramchandra. Later, Lata Mangeshkar performed live, infront of Jawaharlal Nehru in
at the Ramleela grounds on Republic Day in 1963.
Ramchandra comparatively gave a significant melodic score going with a competition between two artists whose parts were played by Vyjayanthimala and Padmini for the tune Kannum Kalanthu, penned by Kothamangalam Subbu. Jikki and P. Leela sang the song in the Tamil film Vanjikottai Valiban.
He changed the tune in Hindi as "Aaja To Aaja" from movie
composed by P. L. Santoshi where Sudha Malhotra and
rendered their voice. Ramchandra gave music pieces to a couple of Bhojpuri, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu films other than Hindi motion pictures.
In 1953, he additionally produced three Hindi movies "Duniya Gol Hai," "Jhanjhar" and "
" with New Sai Productions. In the late 60s, he delivered two Marathi motion pictures, "Gharkul" and "Dhananjay". He also made music for them and acted in them. C. Ramchandra left the world on 5 January of 1982 in Mumbai.
He wrote his autobiography in 1977 in the Marathi language. Mumbai based troupe Musicolor, which is advancing vintage music, displayed selective tribute programs including the jewels of C Ramchandra at Deenanath Mangeshkar hall on 22 January of 2010.