Sunday, April 29, 2012

BHUPINDER & MITALI SINGH'S AKSAR


Bhupinder & Mitali Singh



Madhuri Dixit launches Bhupinder & Mitali Singh’s new Album “Aksar” in presence of Gulzaar Sahab.

Veteran and mellifluous singer duo Bhupinder and Mitali complete 25 Glorious years of singing together evergreen super hits like “Ek Akele is sheher mein”, “Dum a dum mast kalandar”, “Bewafa yun tera muskurana” and many more…

Ace duo singer Bhupinder & Mitali Singh have completed 25 years together singing and they are celebrating their musical silver jubilee on a grand note by releasing their new Album “Aksar”. The music is to be launched by Dhak Dhak Girl Madhuri Dixit and the event will also mark the presence of the famous writer – lyricist – poet Gulzaar Sahab to greet and bless the couple.

Some of the very famous numbers like “Dil dhoondta hai”, “Do diwane shahar mein”, “Naam gum jayega”, “Ek akela iss shahar mein”, “Dum a dum mast kalandar”, “Bewafa yun tera muskurana” etc are the outcome of the duos being together and singing for over 25 years and still together delivering very nice songs.

The latest album of the senior most and only couple singing together for 25 years, a compilation of Rabindranath Tagore’s 10 songs sung by Bhupinder and Mitali, is titled “Sedin Dujane” and it has been appreciated by all. When melodious ghazal singers Bhupinder Singh & wife Mitali Singh take to the stage, you are bound to get mesmerized. Keep a track of the duo’s latest shows and live performances and stay connected.

Bhupinder started his musical career as a young artist at All India Radio (AIR), Delhi. Spotted for his singing talent by the legendary Madan Mohan Bhupinder was brought to Mumbai by the master himself. After ‘Hoke majboor mujhe.’ from Haqueeqat there was no looking back for Bhupinder Singh. Not only he lent his voice to memorable soulful numbers for R.D. Burman, Jaidev and Khayyam among others, the natural progression of his musical talents took him to the next step, i.e. music direction.

Many meaningful geets and ghazals still linger in our senses. Who can forget those enchanting melodies like “Shama Jalaye Rakhna”, “Darwaza Khula Rakhna”, “Aadatan Tumne Kar Diye Vaade” and others? Bhupinder’s hands created magic when he played guitar in the famous ‘Chura liya hai’ and ‘Dum Maro dam’. The musical journey of Bhupinder Singh met a new dimension when he met Mitali Singh nee Mukherjee in a programme in Mumbai way back in late seventies. Mitali was born on 19th July in Bangladesh. Hailing from a musical family, Mitali started her training from the early age of five and finished M.Phil from SNDT, College, Mumbai. Little did she know whom she was destined to meet and sing history for the years to come.

Their rich and resonant voice can be heard in ‘ Saahil’, ‘Sharmate-Sharmate’, Aap ke Naam’ , ‘Arz Kya Hai’ and others to name just a few. The quintessential melodies flow through the voice of the superbly talented couple with equal grace till date. They not only married each other but also tied the nuptial knots with music way back. The musical love story has many more pages to unfold in the years to come…

Mitali Singh originally from Bangladesh, known as Mitali Mukherjee among the Bengali’s started learning music from a very young age in Bangladesh under the guidance of her guru Shri Mithun Dey. After finishing her school she got the Indian Government Scholarship to do her further studies in Music. She did her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music from the music faculty of Maharaja Sayaji Rao University , Baroda, Gujarat, in which she was awarded Distinction with a Gold Medal. She has done her M.Phil in music from SNDT College, Mumbai.

While studying she recorded a number of songs for Bangladesh films and won a National Award in Bangladesh for the song “Ek Duniyae Ekhon To Ar” in the movie “Dui Poishar Atta”in 1981. The song was appreciated by one and all and took the industry by storm.

Simultaneously she used to sing for Ahmedabad Radio Station and TV. She has sung songs in many languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Tamil. Mitali’s singing is characterized by the slower, deeper style of geet and ghazals and her renditions are full of emotions. She has composed and sung an entire Bengali album for HMV titled “Kano Asha Bendhe Rakhi.” For which she was recognized as a composer and singer in 1989.

In Eighties Music India used to arrange “ Khazana ’’ which was a 2 days Ghazal festival where along with all the Ghazal singers like Jagjit Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Talat Aziz. She was the prominent solo female Ghazal singer who enthralled the listeners with her unique voice and style. The live album of Khazana also released by Music India that time. Her first solo album in Ghazal which she recorded with HMV was “Saahil” which became a gold disc. For her playback in the Tamil film “Dalpati” by Illaya Raja she was awarded the Triple Platinum Disc.

She has also sung for the Hindi film “Satyameva Jayate” ,music by Bappi Lahiri, which was appreciated by the listeners. Her other albums were : “Tauba Tauba” , “Aap Ke Nam”, “Arz Kiya Hai”, “Shamma Jalaya Rakhna”, “Ek Hassen Sham”, “Mohabbat”, released by HMV. “Nasheman” and “Gulmohur” released by T Series. “Tu Saath Chal” and “Arz Kiya Hai” released by Universal.

Recently the album written by Gulzar was released by Times Music called “Chand Parosa Hai”, was No. 1 on the Music Chart. Gulzar Saab has written a special poem on women “Kitni Girhein Kholi Hai Maine” was sung by Mitali was appreciated. Times Music has also released Mitali’s solo album “Jai Jagdish Hare” which has also topped the list.

Mitali and her husband Bhupinder Singh have been actively involved towards the Thalesamia and Cancer patients where every year they give a concert called “Khazana ”for free of charge for the same.

Mitali has managed to take our culture beyond the borders, her serene voice and poignant performances continue to stir the hearts of many a fan