Ravi (music director)


Ravi (music director)

Ravi Shankar Sharma, better known by his first name Ravi, is an Indian music director, who has composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films. After a successful career in Hindi films, he took a break from 1970s to 1984, and made a successful comeback as Bombay Ravi. [Ravi bombay http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2002/05/27/images/2002052701090202.jpg]

Biography

Ravi Sharma gave several hit songs and received Filmfare nominations for these films: Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), Do Badan (1966), Humraaz (1967), Ankhen (1968), and Nikaah (1982). He won Filmfare awards for Gharana(1961) and Khandaan (1965). [ [http://deep750.googlepages.com/FilmfareAwards.pdf 1st Filmfare Awards 1953 ] ] His other successful films include Waqt, Neel Kamal and Gumraah. His songs "Aaj mere yaar ki shaadi hai", "Babul ki duyaen leti ja" and "Doli chadh ke dulhan sasural chali" became very popular in wedding celebrations. He was one of the music directors who shaped the career of Asha Bhosle with songs like "Tora man darpan". He was also instrumental in making Mahendra Kapoor a popular singer in Bollywood. After a successful career in Hindi films during 1950s and 1960s, he took a long break after 1970 till 1982. In 1982, he gave music for the Hindi film Nikaah, and one of the film's songs "Dil ke armaan aansooyon main beh gaye" sung by Salma Agha won her the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award.

In 1980s, he made a comeback as a music director in Malayalam (and some Hindi) films as Bombay Ravi. During 1984, the famous Malayalam director Hariharan convinced him to start a second innings especially for his lovers in South India. The first movie was "Panchagni". The songs "saagarangaLE" and "aa raatri maanju poyi" (sung by Yesudas and Chitra) were hits. All the songs from the malayalam movie "Vaisali" released in 1989 were super hits and Chithra won National Award for the song "Indupushpam Choodi Nilkum" from the same movie.Ravi released some albums thereafter. Ravi has composed for many films produced by South Indian banners - Ghoonghat, Gharana, Grihasti, Aurat, Samaj ko badal dalo (Gemini), Meherban, Do kaliyan (AVM) Bharosa, Khandaan (Vasu films). So his trips to Madras were frequent. In fact he mentions that he was close to the late Sivaji Ganesan.

Filmography

Hindi

* "Ek Saal" (1957)
* "Narsi Bhagat" (1957)
* "Dilli Ka Thug" (1958)
* "Dulhan" (1958)
* "Ghar Sansar" (1958)
* "Mehndi" (1958)
* "Nai Raahen" (1959)
* "Pehli Raat" (1959)
* "Apna Ghar" (1960)
* "Chaudhvin Ka Chand" (1960)
* "Ghunghat" (1960)
* "Gharana" (1961)
* "Nazrana" (1961)
* "Pyaar Ka Saagar" (1961)
* "Wanted" (1961)
* "China Town" (1962)
* "Rakhi" (1962)
* "Tower House" (1962)
* "Umeed" (1962)
* "Aaj Aur Kal" (1963)
* "Gehra Daag" (1963)
* "Gumrah" (1963)
* "Nartaki" (1963)
* "Ustadon Ke Ustaad" (1963)
* "Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke" (1963)
* "Door Ki Awaaz" (1964)
* "Shehnai" (1964)
* "Kaajal" (1965)
* "Khandaan" (1965)
* "Waqt" (1965)
* "Do Badan" (1966)
* "Dus Lakh" (1966)
* "Phool Aur Patthar" (1966)
* "Sagaai" (1966)
* "Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai" (1966)
* " Aurat" (1967}
* "Humraaz" (1967)
* "Mehrban" (1967)
* "Aankhen" (1968)
* "Do Kaliyaan" (1968)
* "Gauri" (1968)
* "Man Ka Meet" (1968)
* "Neel Kamal" (1968)
* "Aadmi Aur Insaan" (1969)
* "Anmol Moti" (1969)
* "Badi Didi" (1969)
* "Doli" (1969)
* "Ek Phool Do Mali" (1969)
* "Dharkan" (1972)
* " Dhund" (1973)
* "Mehmaan" (1973)
* "Nikaah" (1982)
* "Tawaif" (1984)

*Albeli (1955)
*Ek Alag Mausam (2003)
*Vachan (1955)
*Modern Girl (1961)
*Salaam Memsaheb (1961)
*Bombay Ka Chor (1962)
*Bahu Beti (1965)
*Nai Roshani (1967)
*Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka (1975)
*Paisa Ya Pyaar (1969)
*Chirag Kahan Roshini Kahan (1959)

Malayalam (as Bombay Ravi)

* "Panchagni" (1986)
* "Nakhakshathangal" (1986)
* "Kalivaakku " (1986)
* "Five Star Hospital "
* "Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha" (1989)
* "Vidhyarambham" (1990)
* "Sargam" (1992)
* "Sukrutham" (1992)
* "Ghazal" (1993)
* "Padheyam" (1993)
* "Mayookham" (2005)
* "Parinayam"
* "Vaishali"
* "Sumangalee Bhava" (2005

References

1. http://deep750.googlepages.com/FilmfareAwards.pdf

External links

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* [http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2002/05/27/stories/2002052701090200.htm An interview with The Hindu]


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