|R. D. Burman Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||June 27, 1939|
|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.
Rahul Dev Burman
R. D., Pancham Da, Shahensha-E-Music
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.
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 –
- Rita Patel (1966-1971) – The genius composer was married to Rita Patel from 1966 until their divorce in 1971.
- 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.
Race / Ethnicity
- Chin dimple
- Short height
- Big eyes
R. D. Burman Facts
- 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.
- 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.
- His closest friends in the industry were Dev Anand, Kishore Kumar, Gulzar, Rajesh Khanna, and Gulshan Bawra.
- The trio of composer R. D. Burman, singer Kishore Kumar, and actor Rajesh Khanna worked together with great success in 32 Hindi-language films.
- 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.
- The next-generation composer duos like Vishal–Shekhar and Jatin–Lalit have cited Burman as their inspiration.
- He was commemorated on his 77th birth anniversary on June 27, 2016, with a Google Doodle on the site’s Indian Home Page.
- The film Jhankaar Beats (2003) paid tribute to Burman’s outstanding legacy through its music, which was composed by Vishal–Shekhar.
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