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Prominent Indian playback singer Suman Kalyanpur

Prominent Indian playback singer Suman Kalyanpur was born on 28 January 1937 in Dhaka, British India. Suman Kalyanpur is an Indian playback singer. One of the distinguished and most appreciated singers in India. Her astonishing voice was often misunderstood to be that of singer Lata Mangeshkar. Suman Kalyanpur’s profession began in the year 1954 and she was a very popular and successful singer in the year of 1960s and 1970s.

Prominent Indian playback singer Suman Kalyanpur
Prominent Indian playback singer Suman Kalyanpur

Suman Kalyanpur is one of the most prominent singers in the Bollywood music industry. Once it appeared in the song industry that even Lata Mangeshkar had encountered strong opposition with Suman Kalyanpur singer. When Lata stepped out of vocalizing with singer Mohammed Rafi on Power problems for more than three years or so, this singer succeeded Lata in several films for several duets with legendary singer Mohammed Rafi.

As the music industry was resembling some proper musician who could balance Lata’s harmony Suman was the most suitable option to vocalize with Mohammed Rafi. Her sound was constantly misunderstood as the voice of singer Lata Mangeshkar. She has composed 140 duet songs with singer Mohammed Rafi in her profession. Even when music songwriters could not spend more expensive prices to Lata, they attended for Suman Kalyanpur.

She got her first opportunity in the Marathi movie called ”Shukrachi Chandni’ which was released in the year 1953. Her intoning influenced the Hindi cinema music industry, and her original Hindi song was ‘Koi Pukare Dheere Se Tujhe” this song was composed by legendary music composer O.P. Nayyar for the movie called ‘Mangu’ which was released in the year 1954. She also sang for Naushad for the film ‘Darwaza’ which was released in the year 1954 and O.P. Nayyar for director Guru Dutt’s movie called ‘Aar Paar’.

Suman Kalyanpur in a recording studio
Suman Kalyanpur in a recording studio

It was in the year of 1960s that Suman Kalyanpur had sung the greatest famous songs in the Hindi movies industry. She has sung some of the duets with legendary singers like Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Talat Mahmood. She has sung for famous actresses like Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari, Vyjayanthimala, Hema Malini, Nutan, Simi Garewal, and many more. She has sung duets with some of the greatest female singers of all time like Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhosle too. Other than that she has worked with larger-than-life music composers include Naushad, Hemant Kumar, S.D. Burman, Roshan, Madan Mohan, Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Ghulam Mohammed, and others.