The charming lead of Geet Gaata Chal (1975) and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978), Sachin Pilgaonkar turns 59 today. The actor, singer, director and producer has consistently reinvented himself through his 50-odd years in showbiz, and continues to don many hats. He can be currently seen in the Y-Films web series Sex Chat With Pappu And Papa.
Sachin has starred in many blockbusters, and his films, especially his collaborations with Rajshri Productions, boast of some memorable songs. Treat your ears to these melodies featuring the gifted showman:
This mellifluous number with Sachin and Ranjeeta is a staple in every romantic’s playlist!
The bittersweet eve of a couple’s separation is captured excellently in this hauntingly beautiful song from Balika Badhu (1976).
For most of us, this has been a primer to the dohas of literary greats Rahim and Kabir.
This rendition of a piece from Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas is by far the most popular one till date.
Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) was a phenomenon in its own right, with its accurate portrayal of rural Uttar Pradesh. The music by Ravindra Jain, too, played no mean part in its success. It was later remade into another blockbuster, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)
The adaptation of 1954 musical Seven Brides For Seven Sisters, Satte Pe Satta has some very iconic songs. Sachin, who played the youngest of the seven Anand brothers, also went on to direct and star in Amhi Satpute, a 2008 Marathi film with a similar premise.
Usually known for his Good Samaritan roles, Sachin played the antagonist Khansaheb in the film adaptation of the classic Marathi play, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. This gem from the 2015 musical extravaganza shows all the angst and ferocity of his character.
We wish Sachin a very happy birthday and look forward to many more years of entertaining his admirers!
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