It is near-impossible to imagine 90s Hindi film music without Kumar Sanu. The prolific singer, born Kedarnath Bhattacharya, has pretty much been the voice of every male lead, along with Udit Narayan, in the past two decades. And such blessed decades they were!
On his 58th birthday, we bring you some of his most beautiful renditions. Major nostalgia ahead!
1. Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye
Film: Jurm (1990)
Soulful music? Check. Beautiful lyrics? Check. Kumar Sanu’s magic? Double check.
2. Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam
Film: Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
This anthem of love needs no introduction.
3. Ae Kaash Ke Hum
Film: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
In addition to this wonderful song, this film also has another memorable track by Sanu, “Anna Mere Pyaar Ko Naa Tum”.
4. Chot Dil Pe Lagi
Film: Ishq Vishk (2003)
The perfect example of the timeless appeal of Kumar Sanu.
5. Chura Lo Na Dil Mera
Film: Kareeb (1998)
With the honey-voiced Sanjeevani accompanying Kumar Sanu, the entire soundtrack of this film demands your attention!
6. Taare Hain Barati
Film: Virasat (1997)
If a betrothed couple in love had its own background music, this would be it!
7. Raah Mein Unse Mulaqat Ho Gayi
Film: Vijaypath (1994)
Another mellifluous song which screams “Nineties”!
8. Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhen
Film: Baazigar (1993)
With or without Anu Malik’s attempt at rap in the interlude, this song is a runaway chartbuster!
9. Meri Mehbooba
Film: Pardes (1997)
The soundtrack of Pardes is one you can listen to all day on loop. And the next day as well. Especially this song!
10. Yunhi Kat Jaayega Safar
Film: Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke (1993)
Throwing back to those days when real family entertainers existed!
11. Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahi
Film: Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi (1991)
This is what flawless sounds like!
12. Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai
Film: Saajan (1991)
The music of this film was a major contributor to its becoming a cult favourite!
13. Bas Ek Sanam Chahiye
Film: Aashiqui (1990)
Need we even say anything? The definitive anthem of a generation of lovelorn folk, this song propelled Kumar Sanu to musical glory.
14. Dard Karaara
Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)
The YRF logo at the beginning of every film is accompanied by Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. For this film, which is steeped in 90s nostalgia, Kumar Sanu’s voice took its place
Title image: whatshot
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