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(1930 - 1972)

Ravi (Ravishankar Sharma) started his career as an assistant to singer-composer Hemant Kumar. Ravi gives credit to music director Hemant da who encouraged Ravi to work as a solo composer and director Devendra Goel (who gave him break in Geeta Bali starrer Vachan (1955)) for having shaped his career as a music director. Ravi gave all the female songs in his debut film to Asha ji and he has been an Asha loyalist with a few melodies sung by Lata ji.

Geeta ji has sung very few songs for Ravi, most of them being duets/group songs. She sang a solo bhajan for the film Ayodhyapati (1956) and two years later, Ravi had Geeta sing a club song “O baabu o laala” for Dilli Ka Thug (1958). This became kind of signature song for the club songs in which Geeta Dutt got soon typecast into. Two years later, Geeta sings a simple and sweet duet “Tumse hi meri zindagi” filmed on Shyama with Mukesh for Apna Ghar (1960).

Even when Ravi got assignment to compose music for Guru Dutt’s “Chaudahavin Ka Chand” (1960), Geeta ji was not giving playback to Waheeda Rehman (who was the leading actress of the film), so she preferred to sing only a background song

“Balam se Milan hoga”. The last song came in 1963 in the form of a trio song with Mohd. Rafi and Manna Dey for Aaj aur Kal, a film whose story and Screenplay was written by the famous Marathi multi-talented personality writer Pu La Deshpande, based on his play "Sundar mee honaar" meaning 'I will be beautiful'.
List of songs sung by Geeta Dutt
Please note that this list may not be complete
Year Song Film Co-Singer
Main janma janma ki daasi
Miya meraa badaa be-imaan
Ek Saal
O baabu o laala, mausam dekho
Dilli Ka Thug
I love you, o madam
Asha Bhonsle
Kaun Jane Re Baba
Jawani Ki Hawa
Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
Oye teri chulbuli chaal
Nai Rahen
Lata Mangeshkar
Tumse hi meri zindagi
Apna Ghar
Balam se milan hoga, sharmane
Chaudahavi Ka Chand
Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding
Taqht Na Hoga Taj Na hoga
Aaj Aur Kal
Mohd. Rafi, Manna Dey
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