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Street in Mathura named after Shailendra – Geetkar-Jankavi Shailendra Marg – Mathura

A street in the Dhauli Pyau locality of Mathura was named after Shailendra on March 9, 2016. Shailendra spent 16 years of his early life in Mathura before moving to Mumbai to work for the Indian Railways in 1947. Geetkar-Jankavi Shailendra Marg – Mathura Image Courtesy: Amar Ujala | Shailendrasongs.wordpress.com District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar along … Continue reading

3 songs of Shailendra in the top-20 Hindi Film Songs – BBC Asian Network Poll

BBC Asian Network recently conducted an online poll for the top-100 Hindi Film songs. Listeners were asked to vote for their favorite songs from a longlist of 100 songs from the World of Hindi Cinema released between 1940 and 2010, chosen by presenters, producers and Bollywood. The poll results were released on May 27, 2013. … Continue reading

शैलेंद्र – डाक टिकट | Shailendra – Postage Stamp

The Department of Posts of India has released commemorative stamps this year honoring eminent Hindi Film personalities to mark celebrations of 100 Years of Indian Cinema. Here is the postage stamp released in honor of Shailendra. Also released, stamps honoring Shankar-Jaikishan and Salil Chowdhury – music directors for whom Shailendra wrote most of his songs.

Shailendra’s Filmfare Awards

Shailendra won the Filmfare Award for Best Lyric(ist) three times. 1. ye mera deewanapan hai – Yahudi – 1958 2. sab kuchh seekha humne – Anari – 1959 3. main gaaoon tum so jaao – Brahmachari – 1968

National Film Award for Best Feature Film – Teesri Kasam

Teesri Kasam (1966), produced by Shailendra, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film (President’s Gold Medal for the Producer). He also wrote songs for the film, including the unforgettable sajanwa bairi ho gaye hamaar, sajan re jhooth mat bolo and paan khaaye sainyaa hamaaro.

Shailendra Jeevan Vrutta – Courtesy ‘Jankavi Shailendra’

Article – People’s Poet – Interview with Dinesh Shailendra – The Hindu – August 2, 2012

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article3716827.ece People’s Poet – Anuj Kumar Shailendra didn’t get the place he deserved in the Bollywood pantheon. As we celebrate his 89th birth anniversary this month, his youngest son Dinesh Shailendra clears some myths about his father From lullaby to lingering pain, there is a Shailendra song to soothe every emotion. The welder from Mathura failed … Continue reading

Music Directors

Part of the famous Shankar-Jaikishan-Shailendra-Hasrat quartet, Shailendra wrote a majority of his songs for Shankar-Jaikishan. He also wrote many songs for Salil Chowdhury, S D Burman and Roshan. He also worked with 14 other music directors. Shankar Jaikishan Salil Chowdhury Roshan S D Burman Mukul Roy Kishore Kumar S N Tripathi Dattaram Ninu Mazumdar Ravishankar … Continue reading

Welcome to Songs of Shailendra

Hello! Welcome to Songs of Shailendra! Shailendra (1923-1966) was probably the best Hindi Film lyricist ever. Read more about Shailendra :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shailendra_(lyricist) On this blog you will find 1. Lyrics of songs written by Shailendra for Hindi Films. 2. Information, anecdotes and statistics about songs written by Shailendra for Hindi Films.