her career spanning from 1946 to 1972, the legendary
playback singer Geeta Dutt sang approximately 1500 songs
(inclusive of non-film songs and songs in all languages).
An attempt is being made here to showcase her professional
career. The years 1947 to 1959 were probably the most
prolific years in her career, since her life was in
turmoil of personal problems from the year 1959 onwards
till her untimely death in 1972.
Hindi Film songs
Geeta Dutt sang approximately 1200 Hindi Film songs
for many composers of the forties, fifties and the sixties.
She sang a wide range of songs from romantic to sad
songs, lullabies to club songs, classical based compositions
to comic songs, ghazals to sensuous songs, bhajans to
teaser songs. Geeta was known to capture the mood of
the song and singing from the bottom of her heart. Her
classical training was not at par with other female
singers of her era, but her spontaneity added that special
"Geeta Dutt touch" to her songs.