Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar: 10 Songs That Make Us Fall in Love with Life
Lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar turns 75 on January 15. He was born to Bollywood songwriter and Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar, a singer, teacher and writer.
Be it in the 80’s or the recent times, the Padma Shri awardee has written penned soulful songs in the Bollywood industry since 1971.
On the occasion of his birthday, here are 10 beautiful songs by the lyricist that will soothe you to the core.
This soft track is from the movie Wake Up Sid and is sung by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Kavita Seth.
2. Dil Dhadakne Do
This peppy song from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara makes you feel content and happy with life altogether. Shankar Mahadevan, Joi Barua and Suraj Jagan have given their voices for the song.
In the calm voices of Amit Trivedi, Nikhil D'Souza and Neuman Pinto, this song is a total beauty from the film Aisha. You just can't stop imagining a guitar jamming session when you listen to Sham!
4. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga
This classic is from the movie 1942- A Love Story. Sung by Kumar Sanu, the song was filmed on veteran actor Anil Kapoor.
5. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna Title Track
These lyrics in the voices of Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik are sure to make your eyes brim with tears! The song is filmed on Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukheji and was a hit, of course!
6. Main Agar Kahoon
Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam filled the lyrics with so much more meaning with their melodious voices. The track is from Om Shanti Om and was filmed on Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
7. Tum Ho Toh
The vocals are from the movie Rock On and were sung by Javed Akhtar’s actor son Farhan Akhtar. The song is a calming, but an upbeat track.
8. Khwabon Ke Parindey
A must during road-trips, this amazing song was sung by Mohit Chauhan and Alyssa Mendonsa. The song is from the 2011 movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
9. Do Pal
This track was sung by the legendary Bollywood playback singers Lata Mageshkar and Sonu Nigam. Filmed on SRK and Preeti Zinta, it is from the movie Veer Zaara.
10. Jee Le Zaraa
This heartbreaking yet fulfilling song is voiced by Vishal Dadlani and is from the 2012 thriller Talaash starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles.
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