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R. D. Burman Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

R. D. Burman Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 67 kg
Date of Birth June 27, 1939
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Date of Death January 4, 1994

R. D. Burman was a supremely talented Indian music director, singer, and actor who is regarded as one of Bollywood’s most influential music directors from the 1970s and 1980s. The musical maestro is celebrated for producing evergreen songs in films like Sholay (1975), Padosan (1968), Sanam Teri Kasam (1982), Masoom (1983), 1942: A Love Story (1994), Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Teesri Manzil (1966), Saagar (1985), Love Story (1981), Shaan (1980), Khel Khel Mein (1975), Amar Prem (1972), Betaab (1983), Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977), to name a few.

Born Name

Rahul Dev Burman

Nick Name

R. D., Pancham Da, Shahensha-E-Music

The renowned music director R. D. Burman
The renowned music director R. D. Burman (Rdburmanofficial / Instagram)


He was born on June 27, 1939.


He passed away from a heart attack on January 4, 1994, at the age of 54 years in Mumbai.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Kolkata, West Bengal, India)





Music Director, Actor, Singer


  • Father – Sachin Dev Burman (Composer)
  • Mother – Meera Dev Burman (Singer, Lyricist)


Indian Film Music, Disco, Rock, Pop, Funk/Soul


Vocals, Sarod, Harmonica


  • Columbia Records
  • Roco Productions




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


67 kg or 147.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

R. D. Burman had dated –

  1. Rita Patel (1966-1971) – The genius composer was married to Rita Patel from 1966 until their divorce in 1971.
  2. Asha Bhosle (1980-1994) – In 1980, he married the talented singer Asha Bhosle, who was 6 years older than him. The composer-singer duo gave audiences some of Bollywood’s most memorable songs together. The two stayed married until his death in 1994, although they lived separately during the last years of their marriage.
R. D. Burman as seen performing with his wife Asha Bhosle in 1981
R. D. Burman as seen performing with his wife Asha Bhosle in 1981 (Aditijain / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Chin dimple
  • Short height
  • Big eyes



R. D. Burman as seen smiling in a picture with Kishore Kumar
R. D. Burman as seen smiling in a picture with Kishore Kumar (Rdburmanofficial / Instagram)

R. D. Burman Facts

  1. While composing O Majhi Re for the film Khushboo (1975), he added a distinct ‘phook’ sound to the song, which was created by filling soda bottles with different levels of water and blowing into them.
  2. Burman had once revealed that he could see tunes in his dreams while sleeping. He was encouraged by his father, in such instances, to immediately wake up and note down the tune. He came up with songs like Mera Naam Hai Shabnam and Kanchi Re Kanchi Re like this in his sleep.
  3. His closest friends in the industry were Dev Anand, Kishore Kumar, Gulzar, Rajesh Khanna, and Gulshan Bawra.
  4. The trio of composer R. D. Burman, singer Kishore Kumar, and actor Rajesh Khanna worked together with great success in 32 Hindi-language films.
  5. He acted in a handful of movies like Bhoot Bangla (1965), Pyar Ka Mausam (1969), and a Bengali film called Anyay Abichar (1985). Furthermore, he was initially offered the lead role of Bhola in the cult classic, Padosan (1968) before it went to Sunil Dutt.
  6. The next-generation composer duos like VishalShekhar and Jatin–Lalit have cited Burman as their inspiration.
  7. He was commemorated on his 77th birth anniversary on June 27, 2016, with a Google Doodle on the site’s Indian Home Page.
  8. The film Jhankaar Beats (2003) paid tribute to Burman’s outstanding legacy through its music, which was composed by Vishal–Shekhar.

Featured Image by Rdburmanofficial / Instagram

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