Mahendra Kapoor

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Mahendra Kapoor (9 January 1934 – 27 September 2008) was an Indian playback singer. He was born 9 January 1934 in Amritsar, India. In a long career spanning decades, his repertoire included popular songs such as 'Chalo ek baar phir se Ajnabi ban jayen hum dono' (Gumrah) and 'Neele gagan ke tale' (Hamraaz). His name however became most closely associated with patriotic songs including 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti' in Manoj Kumar's film Upkaar. In 1972, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. He lent his voice to actor Manoj Kumar in most of his films and had a lengthy association with director-producer B.R. Chopra.Mahendra Kapoor was born in Amritsar, but soon moved to Mumbai. At an early age he was inspired by legendary singer Mohammed Rafi and considered him his mentor, he started learning classical music under classical singers like Pt. Hussanlal, Pt. Jagannath Bua, Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan, Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan and Pt.Tulsidaas Sharma. Kapoor created a style of his own moulded largely on Rafi, and won the Metro Murphy All-India singing competition, which led to his debut as a playback singer in V. Shantaram's Navrang in 1958, singing Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi, under the musical direction of C. Ramchandra. Mahendra Kapoor died 27 September 2008 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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Albums

3AEX 5105 Mahendra Kapoor - Mahendra Kapoor album art Mahendra Kapoor Mahendra Kapoor(LP) Angel Records 3AEX 5105 India 1966 Sell This Version
ECSD 2853 Mahendra Kapoor - Peedaan Da Paraga - Shiv Kumar Batalvi album art Mahendra Kapoor Peedaan Da Paraga - Shiv Kumar Batalvi (Album) His Master's Voice ECSD 2853 India 1980 Sell This Version
MUT 1001 Mahendra Kapoor - M3 Disco Fantasy In Hindi album art Musarrat* & Mahendra Kapoor Musarrat* & Mahendra Kapoor - M3 Disco Fantasy In Hindi (Album) Multitone Records Ltd. MUT 1001 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2392 939 Mahendra Kapoor - Live, Round The World album art Mahendra Kapoor Live, Round The World (Comp) Polydor, Music India 2392 939 India 1981 Sell This Version
SNLP 5014 Mahendra Kapoor - Maiyya Dar Aa album art Mahendra Kapoor Maiyya Dar Aa(LP, Album) T-Series SNLP 5014 India 1985 Sell This Version
2394 878 Mahendra Kapoor - Nakhra Banto Da (Punjabi) album art Mahendra Kapoor Nakhra Banto Da (Punjabi)(LP) Music India 2394 878 India 1986 Sell This Version
MUT 1028 Mahendra Kapoor - Bhabi Gal Na Kari album art Mahendra Kapoor Bhabi Gal Na Kari(LP, Album) Multitone Records Ltd. MUT 1028 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SVCD 1037 Mahendra Kapoor - Hits Of Vol. 1 album art Mahendra Kapoor Hits Of Vol. 1(CD, Album) SCI SVCD 1037 India 1988 Sell This Version
DMUT 004 Mahendra Kapoor - Teri Meri Gal Ban Jaaye album art Mahenra Kapoor* Teri Meri Gal Ban Jaaye(CD, Album) Multitone (2) DMUT 004 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MUT 1069 Mahendra Kapoor - From Birmingham To Southall album art Mahendra Kapoor From Birmingham To Southall(LP) Multitone Records Ltd. MUT 1069 India 1989 Sell This Version
ESQ CD 005 Mahendra Kapoor - Bhangra album art Sonik-Omi, Sohan Lal, Mahendra Kapoor, Minoo Purshottam Sonik-Omi, Sohan Lal, Mahendra Kapoor, Minoo Purshottam - Bhangra(CD) Esquire (5), Weston (2) ESQ CD 005 Hong Kong 1990 Sell This Version
S/SRLP 5106 Mahendra Kapoor - Dilan Dee Gal album art Mahendra Kapoor Dilan Dee Gal(LP) Star Records (19) S/SRLP 5106 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NMP -062 Mahendra Kapoor - Pagrhi Sambhaal Jatta album art Anuradha Paudwal, Mohinder Kapoor* Anuradha Paudwal, Mohinder Kapoor* - Pagrhi Sambhaal Jatta(Cass, Nor) Pooja (2) NMP -062 India 1992 Sell This Version
JMC 007 Mahendra Kapoor - Aaye Teri Sharan Mein Vol. 7 - He Manwa Re album art Mahendra Kapoor Aaye Teri Sharan Mein Vol. 7 - He Manwa Re(CD, Album) Jagdish Music Company JMC 007 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
SNCD 01/1408 Mahendra Kapoor - Gulshan Kumar Presents Hanuman Chalisa album art Mahendra Kapoor, Vipin*, Babla* Mahendra Kapoor, Vipin*, Babla* - Gulshan Kumar Presents Hanuman Chalisa(CD, Album) T-Series, SCI SNCD 01/1408 India 1999 Sell This Version
SVCD 1037A Mahendra Kapoor - Hits Of Mahendra Kapoor album art Mahendra Kapoor Hits Of Mahendra Kapoor(CD, Album, RE) SCI, T-Series SVCD 1037A India 2002 Sell This Version
ECLP. 2395 Mahendra Kapoor - Shree Sai Darbar album art C. Ramchandra, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey C. Ramchandra, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey - Shree Sai Darbar(LP, Album) His Master's Voice ECLP. 2395 India Unknown Sell This Version
SVCD 1014 Mahendra Kapoor - Yaaden (A Collection Of Old Hits) Duet Songs Vol. 15 album art Mahendra Kapoor & Bela* Mahendra Kapoor & Bela* - Yaaden (A Collection Of Old Hits) Duet Songs Vol. 15(CD) T-Series SVCD 1014 India Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GE. 23196 Mahendra Kapoor - आदमी आदमीसे मिलता है / मोहब्बत में ये क्या मुकाम आ रहे हैं album art Mahendra Kapoor आदमी आदमीसे मिलता है / मोहब्बत में ये क्या मुकाम आ रहे हैं(Shellac, 10") Columbia GE. 23196 India 1960 Sell This Version
GE. 39063 Mahendra Kapoor - Hindustani Topical album art Mahendra Kapoor Hindustani Topical(Shellac, 10") Columbia GE. 39063 India 1964 Sell This Version
GE. 39059 Mahendra Kapoor - Urdu Modern album art Mahendra Kapoor Urdu Modern(Shellac, 10") Columbia GE. 39059 India 1964 Sell This Version
45-N88429 Mahendra Kapoor - Adaption Beatles album art Mahendra Kapoor with Kersi Mistry Mahendra Kapoor with Kersi Mistry - Adaption Beatles(7", Single) His Master's Voice 45-N88429 India 1965 Sell This Version
45-AE. 1030 Mahendra Kapoor - नीले गगन के तले = Neele Gagan Ke Taley album art Mahendra Kapoor नीले गगन के तले = Neele Gagan Ke Taley(7") Angel Records 45-AE. 1030 India 1967 Sell This Version
45-N.79857 Mahendra Kapoor - Yogi, Please Help Me album art Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus* Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus* - Yogi, Please Help Me(7", Single) His Master's Voice 45-N.79857 India 1968 Sell This Version
INRG 217 Mahendra Kapoor - Neele Gagan Ke Tale album art Mahendra Kapoor Neele Gagan Ke Tale(7", Single) Melody (8) INRG 217 Greece 1969 Sell This Version