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Shamshad Begum

Born:14 Apr 1919

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Mangla (1950)- UnreleasedPlayback SingerBuy

Kaamchor (1982)Playback SingerBuy

Johar Mehmood In Hong Kong (1971)Playback SingerBuy

Heer Ranjha (1970)Playback SingerBuy

Mujrim (1970)Playback SingerBuy

Kismat (1968)Playback SingerBuy

Upkar (1967)Playback SingerBuy

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Shamshad Begum was born on April 14 in 1919 and is an Indian singer who was one of the first playback singers in the film industry. Shamshad Begum was born in Amritsar, Punjab. She was a big fan of K.L. Saigal and watched Devdas 14 times. She initially earned 15 rupees per song and was awarded 5000 on the completion of the contract on jenaphone. She started her radio career on Peshawar Radio and contributed works in Lahore, Delhi etc. She made her debut on radio in Lahore on December 16, 1937 captivating the hearts of listeners with the enchanting depth of her voice. The then AIR Lahore helped her in entering the world of movies as frequent broadcasting of her songs induced music directors to use her voice for film songs.

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She was a big fan of K.L. Saigal and watched Devdas 14 times. She earned 15 rupees per song and was awarded 5,000 on the completion of the contract on Xenophone, a renowned music recording companyBy Making things happen :)

Sometime back, a controversy erupted in the media, when several publications gave the false news of her death, before it was clarified that the Shamshad Begum who died in 1998 was Saira Banu's (Dilip Kumar's wife) grandmother with the same name. The singer has been living with her daughter Usha Ratra and son-in-law in Mumbai, ever since her husband Ganpat Lal Batto died in 1955. Recently, she celebrated her 89th birthday at her elder sister's house and now she stays at Powai, MumbaiBy Making things happen :)

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