Aamir Khan is not just one of the most successful and influential actors in the industry. He can easily step into the role of a comedian, an angry young man or a boy next door. He has been charming us for so long, but did you know that he belongs to a famous family of freedom fighters? His great grand uncle was Abul Kalam Azad or Maulana Azad who led the Khilafat Movement.
Amir Khan’s parents never wanted him to become an actor but he became interested in acting after joining theater. He also wished to be a lawn tennis player as a kid. He still enjoys the game.
His film Qayamat se Qayamat tak was so low budget that he and Raj Zutshi had to paste posters of the film on buses and autos to promote it.
Amir does not attend award shows, since he lost the best actor award to Sunny Deol for the film Ghayal in 1990.
Bollywood fans love his films because of the unique themes and stories that his films revolve around and how he goes through extreme physical transformations to fit into the role.
Today, we’ll find out more about a few hit numbers starring Amir Khan.
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991)
Movie: Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Singers: Kumar Sanu
Music: Nadeem- Shravan
Lyrics: Faiz Anwar
When the soundtrack for the film of the same name was first released, the songs were voiced by Babla Mehta, later on, they were again released with Kumar Sanu replacing Mehta’s voice. This is the title track from the film. The music has strong semi-classical elements common in Nadeem- Shravan compositions. Thank God that a remarkable poet like Faiz Anwar was discovered by Mahesh Bhatt, who gave him the chance to pen down such heartfelt lyrics for big Bollywood films. The lyrics of this song express Pooja Bhatt’s deep emotions in the movie. Anuradha Paudwal’s superb Bhajan voice and Kumar Sanu’s husky voice add life to this mesmerizing song.
Pehla Nasha (1991)
Movie: Jo Jeeta Wo Hi Sikandar
Singers: Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan
Music: Jatin- Lalit
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Pehla Nasha is an iconic classic. The song is quite close to Farah Khan, as it marked the start of her career. When Saroj Khan was unable to come for the shoot, Fara choreographed it even though it was difficult to make a non-dancer like Pooja Bedi dance. Majrooh Sultanpuri’s lyrics will remind you of your first crush at school. Jatin Lalit’s music for this was inspired by R.D. Burman’s style. It’s light, refreshing and attracts the young crowd. Sadhana and Udit Narayan won innumerable awards for their awesome singing. Does it remind you of the old days? Most of our Gaana Pehchaana games have this song.
Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein (1996)
Movie: Raja Hindustani
Singers: Udit Narayan
Music: Nadeem Shravan
Sameer penned down this incredible song that says that you have come into my life like the spring season. You can stay in my heart forever as you have entered my life as the embodiment of love. You reside in my eyes as a thousand dreams. It is dedicated by Amir Khan to Karishma Kaooor in the film Raja Hindustani as Amir drives her around in his car. Nadeem Shravan’s compositions relied heavily on Bansuri, Sitar and Shehnai. You can find it in this song as well. Winner of 3 national film awards and 5 Filmfare awards, Udit Narayan sang this fun number in his heavy and heart-melting voice.
Hoshwalon Ko Khabar Kya (1999)
Singers: Jagjit Singh
Music: Jatin- Lalit
Lyrics: Nida Fazli
This is one of the most popular and epic ghazals of all time. It was sung by the ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh himself. Composed by Jatin-Lalit, one of the most popular Bollywood composers of all time, this track is a masterpiece. The lyrics by Nida Fazli express Amir Khan’s feelings and what happens to him when he falls in love with the gorgeous Sonali Bendre in the film. It describes how those in their senses can never know what it feels like to be an intoxicated lover who only thinks about his love. Such ghazals are rare in Bollywood. Jagjit Singh’s perfection makes it more awesome.
Jane Kyun (2001)
Movie: Dil Chahta Hai
Singers: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
Music: Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar was showered with a lot of appreciation for the lyrics of this mind-blowing, evergreen song. He showed his poetic abilities to the best by writing this song that questions why people fall in love, despite having to suffer so much. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the melody in spectacular Khandala. They got the inspiration for the music all of a sudden during one of their jamming sessions. Who else other than the singing stars of the 90s Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik could have managed to express the emotions in this song starring Amir Khan and Preity Zinta so beautifully through their romantic voices? It is an all-time favorite from Dil Chahta Hai.
Dekho Na (2006)
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Nigam
Music: Jatin- Lalit
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
A mesmerizing love song that has made generations of music lovers fall in love like never before. Fanaa was the last film for which Jatin and Lalit composed before parting ways due to personal reasons. Their talent was the talk of the town during the 1990s and 2000s and some of the best Amir Khan songs were composed by Jatin-Lalit. There is a beautiful chemistry between Amir and Jatin Ji, Lalit Ji. This song is quite unconventional for Sunidhi Chauhan, as she has tried to sing outside of her usual genre and has done it well along with Sonu Nigam. Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics beautifully paint the romantic monsoon picture. His words vividly describe how nature conspires to bring the protagonists together.
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