Shamshad Begum

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Shamshad Begum (Punjabi: Gurmukhi:ਸ਼ਮਸ਼ਾਦ ਬੇਗਮ, Shahmukhi: شمشاد بیگم, Śamśād Bēgam; 14 April 1919 – 23 April 2013) was an Indian singer who was one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry. She had a distinctive voice and was a versatile artist, singing over 6,000 songs in Hindi and the Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and Punjabi languages and of them 1287 songs were Hindi film songs. She worked with maestros including Naushad Ali, S. D. Burman, C. Ramchandra and O. P. Nayyar. Her songs from the 1940s to the early 1970s remain popular and continue to be remixed.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1946 Shahjehan Majrooh Sultanpuri 1
Mughal-E-Azam Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Golden Voices from the Silver Screen: Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Classics Revival No.16 - Meri Jaan Balle Balle Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 The History of Indian Film Music Compilation Various Artists 5 1
2010 The Rough Guide to Bollywood (Second Edition) Compilation Various Artists 1
Old Is Gold, Volume 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
Pakeezah Compilation Various Artists 1
Qawwalis From Films Compilation Various Artists 1
Sufis at the Cinema: 50 Years of Bollywood Qawwali & Sufi Song 1958-2007 Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Aar Paar / Mr. & Mrs. 55 Soundtrack O.P. Nayyar 1
2007 Bollywood Duets (Magic Moments 1949-1959) Soundtrack Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1947 Jugnu Feroze Nizami 1

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