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 SUMAN KALYANPUR

 

 

Suman Kalyanpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True music lovers have always valued and cherished the songs of Suman Kalyanpur. Suman hs sung an infinite variety of songs, be it the playful song of the carefree youth ('Aha Aha Aa Ye Suhana Safar..') or a song instigating the immovable depths of love ('Chale Ja Chale Ja Jahan Pyar Mile..') or a mischievous song based on a western tune ('Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche..') or a classical number ('Aajhu Na Aaye Baalam Sawan Beeta Jaye..').

Suman was born on January 26, 1937 in Dhaka (Bangla Desh). In 1943 her family shifted to Bombay. She received her musical training in Bombay itself. Before marriage Suman was known as Suman Hemadi, and, after getting married to a Bombay based businessman, she became Suman Kalyanpur, the name by which we all know her.

Once Talat Mahmood heard her voice in a musical concert. Getting highly impressed by her voice, he recommended her to his music recording company HMV. Suman got her first chance of giving playback in the film called 'Mangu', in 1954. She sang 'Koi Pukaare Dheere Se Tujhe.' under the baton of music director Mohd. Shafi. 'Mangu' had four other songs which were composed by O. P. Naiyyar. She gained recognition in the film world. But she was unfortunate that people found her voice very close to Lata Mangeshkar and it was said that she copies Lata. Dur to this disappointing fact, the senior film makers slunk away from her. But in spite of all this, the producers of anti Lata camp made her sing in their movies.

Dil Ek Mandir (1963), Shagun (1964), Dil Hi To Hai (1963), Jahaan Ara (1964), Sanjh Aur Savera (1964), Paakeejah (1971), Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962), Noor Jahan (1967) and Miyan Biwi Razi (1960) are some of the movies for which she gave her outstanding performance. Till the last decade Suman Kalyanpur thrilled her audiences with her stage performances and concerts. She also made many successful foreign tours and concerts.

Suman never got the attention she deserved from the film-makers as well us from the film-goers. She sang around 740 songs (approximately) and few non-film songs as well. In spite of being neglected by many film-makers it was her talent that she sung with almost every noted music directors and co-singers. Some of her most popopular songs are: 'Na Tum Hamen Jano..' (Baat Ek Raat Ki), 'Chhodo Chhodo Mori Baiyan..' (Miya Biwi Raazi), 'Dil Gham Se Jal Raha..' (Shama), 'Yun Hi Dil Ne Chaha Tha..' (Dil Hi To Hai), 'Bujha Diye Hain..' (Shagun), 'Mere Sang Gaa..' (Janwar), 'Mere Mehboob Na Ja..' (Noor Mahal), ' Tum Agar Aa Sako To..' (Ek Saal Pehle), 'Jo Hum Pe Gujarti Hai' (Mohabbat Isko Kehten Hain) etc.



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I always enjoyed Suman Kalyanpur's voice, esp. with her duets with Mukesh (she had quite a good amount!)

You can tell the difference between both voices. Lataji sounds more sharper, while you can hear a tinge of nasal in Sumanji's voice. In her later recordings for films like Badalte Rishte and Nasseb, she slowly began to sound more clearer and less like a Lata clone.

She also has a sister, Shyama Chittar, who sang in two of Manoj Kumar films. She sang the end of the happy version and the sad version of Om Jaya Jagadisa Hare from Purab Aur Paschim (a trio between her, Mahendra Kapoor, and Brij Bhushan). She made a brief cameo as playback for Saira Banu for the song "Purva suhani aayi re" of Purab Aur Paschim. She also sang in the film "Shor" with Manna Dey and Mahendra Kapoor for the song "Jeevan Chalne Ka Naam."
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Originally posted by kishore_bhakta

I always enjoyed Suman Kalyanpur's voice, esp. with her duets with Mukesh (she had quite a good amount!)

You can tell the difference between both voices. Lataji sounds more sharper, while you can hear a tinge of nasal in Sumanji's voice. In her later recordings for films like Badalte Rishte and Nasseb, she slowly began to sound more clearer and less like a Lata clone.

She also has a sister, Shyama Chittar, who sang in two of Manoj Kumar films. She sang the end of the happy version and the sad version of Om Jaya Jagadisa Hare from Purab Aur Paschim (a trio between her, Mahendra Kapoor, and Brij Bhushan). She made a brief cameo as playback for Saira Banu for the song "Purva suhani aayi re" of Purab Aur Paschim. She also sang in the film "Shor" with Manna Dey and Mahendra Kapoor for the song "Jeevan Chalne Ka Naam."

Kishore_bhakta da, Please I will request you to do that for me with your knowledge and expertise it will be a great honor for me and all in the (IF) forum.



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Summan Kalyanpur The information I could gather from the through researching Internet and doing reading lot of film magazine.

Suman KalyanPur

-- Born on 28th January 1938 in Dacca (now in Bangla Desh). In some place that I find that it is 26th January 1937 I am not sure which one is correct. Suman Hemadi was her maiden name. Her father was a Bank employee. Her family came in Mumbai during World War II. Mangu was the first Hindi film she sang in. MD was Mohd. Shafi. She was awarded Swarna Kamal in 196a by the Governer of Maharashtra. During the rift between Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur got so many songs which otherwise would have sung by Lataji. I recall an Interview with MD Khayyam over phone for his views on Suman Kalyanpur. According to Khayaam Saab, she was hardworking and totally devoted to her work. She never mined for as many rehearsals for her songs.

Following songs I enjoy listning os  Suman Kalyanpur

(1) Chand Takta Hai Idhar (duet with Rafi Saab in Duj Ka Chand)
(2) Sharabe Sharabe Ye Sawan Ka Mausam (MD again Roshan, film: Nurjahan?)
(3) Jo Hum Pe gujarati Hai (Mohabbat Isko Kahte Hain - MD: Khayyam)
(4) Thaheriye Hosh Men Aa Lu To Chale Jaaiyega (duet with Rafisaab in above movie)
(5) Kaheti Hai Jhuki Jhuki Nazar Dil Ne Dhadakte Di Hai Khabar (Film-?)
(6) Teri Palko Men Kajal Ai Hasina Ham Se Behtar Hai (duet with Rafisaab, Khayaamsaab like music, film unknown)
(7) Tumse O Hasina Muhabbat Na Maine Karni Thi (duet with Rafisaab in Farz)
(8) Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche Har Zaban Par (duet with Rafisaab in Brahmachari)
(9) Mere Mehboob Na Jaa Aaj Ki Raat Na Jaa (Nur Mahal, MD: Janibabu)

I personally feel that though Suman Kalyanpur always remained under Lata 's shadow, she has sung so many memorable songs and that her contribution to HFM cannot be ignored. There is a big gap of nearly 13 years between her and Rafisaab but this is never evident in all her songs with Rafisaab. Whom the credit should go for the same Suman Kalyanpur, Rafisaab or both! I hope our forum will be able to give us the correct date and year of birth of Sumnaji's birthday.






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I like her duets with Mukeshji.

yeh geet kisne cheda (Meri Surat Teri Aankhen)
Mere Pyaar Bhi Tu Hai (happy+sad from Saathi)
Aaya Na Humko Pyaar Jatana (Pehchaan)
Woh Kahan Se Laaun (w/Sharda in Pehchaan)
Aap Se Humko Bichade Huye (very sentimental song... Manhar duet from Vishwas)
Tu Mera Din Hai Mein Teri Raat (funny song from Sanyasi)
Chura le na tumko yeh (Dil hi to hai)
Dil ne phir yaad kiya (w/ Mohd. Rafi in Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya)

Other songs include
Na jaane kaise (w/ Kishore Kumar and Mohd. Rafi in Badalte Rishte)
Zindagi Imtihaan leti hai (the song with ALL clones)
(w/ Dr. Kamlesh Awasthi and Anwar)
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Mukesh & Suman Kalyanpur

 1. BAHARON SE PUCHHO MERE PYAR      MERA GHAR MERE BACHCHAY 1960
 2. MANO YA MANO,MERI ZINDAGI KI     FIRST LOVE         &n bsp;    1961
 3. SHAMA SE KOI KAH DE KI TERE      JAI BHAWANI          ;    1961
 4. YE MOUSAM RANGEEN SHAMA          MODERN GIRL         &n bsp;   1961
 5. SUNO JI EK BAAT TUM HAMARA       OMAR QAID         &n bsp;     1961
 6. TARON KI THANDI CHHAINYA         NAAG DEVTA         & nbsp;    1962
 7. NAJAR KO SAMBHALO YE KYA HO      KOBRA GIRL         &n bsp;    1963
 8. CHURA LE NA TUMKO YE MAUSAM      DIL HI TO HAI         &nb sp; 1963
 9. JA JA JA CHHOOD DE O CHHALIYA    KAN KAN MEIN BHAGWAN    1963
10. YE KISNE GEET CHHEDA,YE KISNE    MERI SURAT TERI AANKHE  1963
11. PAHLE SE KYUN HAAN NA KI         DARA SINGH         & nbsp;    1964
12. CHAMKE CHAND POONAM KA CHHALKE   MAHASATI BEHULA         1964
13. PARDESI TUM KAUN HO KAHA SE      MAHASATI BEHULA         1964
14. DE DE DE MERA DIL PHIR HUMSE     JANAM JANAM KE SATHI    1965
15. ANKHIYO KA NOOR HAI TU ANKHIYON  JOHAR MEHMOOD IN GOA    1965
16. BAHUT DINO SE BICHHADA MAN KA    MAHASATI ANUSUYA        1965
17. BOLO JI BOLO KUCHH BOLO JI BOLO  NISHAN                   1965
18. AAJA BAAHON MEIN DIL KI RAAHON   ALIBABA AUR 40 CHOR     1966
19. DIL NE PHIR YAAD KIYA         &n bsp;  DIL NE PHIR YAAD KIYA   1966
20. AE BAHARE ZINDAGI TUM MIL GAYI   SHER-E-AFGAN             1966
21. HAAN MAINE BHI PYAR KIYA HAI     BOOND JO BAN GAYI MOTI  1967
22. KRISHAN AGAR TUM RADHA HOTE      MERA NAAM JOHAR         1967
23. AE DILRUBA KAL KI BAAT AB        ANJAAM                   1968
24. MERA PYAR BHI TU HAI YE BAHAR I  SAATHI                   1968
25. MERA PYAR BHI TU HAI YE BAHAR II SAATHI                   1968
26. AAYA NA HUMKO PYAR JATANA        PEHCHAN          ;        1970
27. DILBAR AAJA LAGA LOON TUJHE MAIN CHORI CHORI         & nbsp;   1973
28. AE PYAR MUJHE ROLENE DE          NAI DYNIYA NAYE LOG     1973
29. TU MERA DIN HAI MEIN TERI RAAT   SANYASI          ;        1975
30. MERA DIL KAHTA HAI KI MERI       MAILA AANCHAL          ;  1981
31. MERI DUNIYA KO...MANGA THA PYAR  RAMU TO DEEWANA HAI       ?
32. KITAN SI VACHAN TUNTE BARIYA 
*  PARDESI DHOLA         & nbsp; 1962
33. NAIN NAIN MADE JYA CHANA     
*  AKHAND SOBHAGYWATI      1964
34. MORE MAN MITWA SUNA DE O     
*  MORE MAN MITWA          1965



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Originally posted by adwarakanath

Thanks Qwestji and Bhaktada....I actually never enjoyed much of her songs though...but I sure do love her duets with mukesh (being a HUGE mukesh fan) and that song 'Na Tum Humein Jaano'.

Bhaktada, do you have those songs in MP3 format? I have Mera Pyar Bhi Ti, Aaya Na Humko, Chura Lena Tumko and Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (mukesh solo)
Abhi ji,

I really enjoyed her a lot . This one song of her I really love it.

Mere Mehboob Na Jaa Aaj Ki Raat Na Jaa (Nur Mahal, MD: Janibabu)

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Suman Kalyanpur: A bitter legacy

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New Delhi, January 28

 

 

 

 

 

Sometime having a good voice as a singer can be a bane. And worse will be matters if yours' resembles one of the best in the industry. Not only will you be expected to play second fiddle by the trade and called upon to sing only if the other singer isn't there or has had a fallout with the music director or her co-singer, but you would also be short-changed in terms of getting to playback for songs meant for you. Or a music composer will not work with you simply because he 'prefers' other singers.

Suman Kalyanpur is one such living example. Born on January 28, 1938 in Dacca, Bangladesh, Kalanypur got her first break at the age of 18, in the film Mangu  (1956) with the music director Mohammad Shafi. However, the film wasn't destined to kickstart her career yet, for midway through the film, Shafi was replaced with O P Nayyar, who though he didn't have problems with Suman preferred Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt for his kind of music. And though he did retain her for one song, he gave the rest away to them. She did lend her voice to Koi pukaare dheere se tujhe…

The song got her work in subsequent films like Darwaza  (1957) and a chance to work with the legend Naushad. He allowed her many songs in the film including a duet with Talat Mehmood - Ek dil do hain talabgaar, but the film's music did not register with the audiences. Suman Kalyanpur nee Hemadi waited until her big break came through later the same year, with Miss Bombay (1957). It was the first of her memorable duets with Mohammad Rafi - Din ho ya raat, hum rahen tere saath, yeh hamari marzi, that made the listeners finally tune in.

Despite being short-changed because her voice resembled Lata Mangeskar's too closely, Suman did manage to pick up a lot of work from various composers, including renowned ones like Ghulam Mohammad, Pt. Shivram, SD Burman, Shankar-Jaikishen (who simply loved Lata but made the exception nonetheless), Roshan, Dattaram, Madan Mohan (again, whose love and 'affair' with Lata is rather well documented), Khayyam, Kalyanji-Anandji, C Ramachandra and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Films like Pyaase Panchhi (Tumhi mere meet ho - a duet with Hemant Kumar), Shama  (Ek jurm karke and Dil gham se jal raha…), Barsaat Ki Raat (Garjat barsaat sawan aayo..), Zindagi aur Khwaab (Na jaane kahan tum the… ), Baat Ek Raat Ki (Na tum hame jaano, na hum tumhe jaane), Dil Ek Mandir (Juhi ki kali meri laadli and the title song Dil ek mandir hai…), Jehan Ara (Baad muddat ke yeh ghadi…), Shagun  (Parbaton ke pedhon par and Bujha diya hai khud apne haathon…), Jab Jab Phool Khile (Na, na karte pyar tumhi se), Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (the title song Dil ne phir yaad kiya…), Modern Girl (Yeh mausam rangeen sama…)  and several others became huge sensations.





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