Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Surendranath B.A. LLB wanted to be a leading advocate himself and  by his friends and well-wishers but his artistic talents and singing skill made him an actor singer of Hindi films.He was famous hero during 1936 to 50's and known as 'Surendra'.
He was born on November 11, 1910 in Batla village of Punjab.
His entry in to film field was with the movie 'Deccan Queen'.
He got recognized as a singing actor by the hit film 'Manmohan'.His mentor music director Anil Biswas  fortified his singing skill by giving chance in films like Gramaphone singer,Ghareeb,Jawani ,Alibaba,Aurat,Jeewan Saathi and many more.He was called as Saighal of Bombay but possessed his own style of acting and singing.
He sang songs for music directors like Naushad,K.Dutta,Ram Gangulay,Khemchand Prakash,S.D.Burman etc.
Naushad gave him a nice song with Noor Jehan in the film 'Anmol Ghadi' which is still a hit.
Since that song was a   huge success  he gave more  nice songs for him in films like 'Anokhi Ada,Elaan' etc.
Khem Chand's 'Bharthari' received much appreciation for Surendra.
His duet 'Teri Nazar mein' with Suraiah for the film '1857' earned good response from music lovers.
His portrayal as the great classical singer 'Tansen' for the hit film 'Baiju Bawara' is still lovely remembered.He did not sing for this film.
As a singer his best films are' Gramaphone singer,Gharib,Jawani,Village girl,Vishwas,Vishkanya,Aurat' etc.
After the song "Teri Yaad ka deepak jalta hai din raat" for the 1954 film 'Gawaiya' he took a long gap for singing career  in films but continued as a supporting actor.
As an actor he got laurels in films like " Dil Deke Dekho, Mughal-e-Aazam,Baaghi,Geeth Gaya Pathraron ne,Waqt,An Evening in Paris,Milan etc.

Surendra sang for the film 'Pati Patni' in 1964 with Mannadey.
This great singer actor left this world in 1987.

1 comment:

  1. Surendra was an immortal actor singer and his songs were great hits. He had special voice and sang with great emotion. No doubt he was another Saigal.