NOTE: Hindisongs.net will be adding lots of free premium content soon, including personalized songs, favorites, saving and sharing playlists, and lots more. So, click here to request an invite and we will add you to our notification list! Until then, enjoy the tons of newly added content currently available on the website.
Roop Kumar Rathod

Roop Kumar Rathod

  • Birth Date: 31 Dec 1969
  • Birth Place:

Artist Information

He wanted to be different! He wanted to carry on his father's legacy! He wanted to make a difference! He has done all that and more. That's Roop Kumar Rathod for you, who has carved his own special niche in the world of music, be it ghazals or playback singing.His is a voice that stands out amongst the rest, a voice that stirs your heart. The unforgettable award winning song 'Sandese aate hain' from the film 'Border', is just an example.

Roopkumar is the son of the late Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, the classical luminary who in his time also groomed Kalyanji – Anandji and singer Manhar.Roop Kumar choose to continue his father's legacy and learnt the tabla and began to play with Pankaj Udhas and Anup Jalota unlike elder brother Shravan Rathod (of the Nadeem-Shravan duo) who took up music composing or younger brother Vinod Rathod who took to playback singing. He played the tabla for Shyam Benegal's 'Discovery of India', for ghazals, Qawaalis, Bhajans sung by Lata Mangeshkar, performed on stage.

He was even called for select songs like those of Laxmikant – Pyarelal’s Sur Sangam.His first love still remains playing the tabla, a passion he gave up in 1984 to start a new career in the field of singing.

Before long he realized that this was not his goal, so he entered the world of ghazals. Soon after carving his niche in ghazals, he established himself as a good playback singer to reckon with, while experimenting with fusion music and giving music concerts with Gurtu and others. Constantly donning different roles, he believes that learning is a never-ending process, which is why he still learns the nuances of ghazal singing from his guru Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan.

Roopkumar Rathod was introduced as a playback singer by Laxmikant – Pyarelal in Angaar (1992), though his brother (Nadeem -) Shravan was already an established music director. Filmmaker Shashilal Nair, who had heard Roop at a concert, told Laxmikant that he would like him to sing. They were sufficiently impressed by the youngster to make him the prime singer later in films like Bhairavi (‘Om Namah Shivaye’ and ‘Moh Maaya Ko’), Gumraah (‘Duniya Kismat Aur Khuda’ and ‘Main Tera Aashiq Hoon’), Mohabbat Ki Arzoo (‘Raha Jo Dil Mein’) and Tejaswini. Anu Malik used his voice in ‘Barsaat Ke Mausam Mein’ (Naajayaz) while Nadeem – Shravan gave him a few lines in Raja and an insignificant song in Andolan and some other forgettable films.

But Roopkumar was finally established with his 1997 hit Border (Anu Malik) in which he sang ‘To Chalun’ and the chartbuster – 6c4 cum – award winner ‘Sandesein Aate Hain’. He has subsequently sung under various top composers in films as varied as Anu Malik’s Hero ,Hindustani and Kareeb (‘Tum Juda Hokar Hamein’), Anand – Milind’s Dahek and Hogi Pyar Ki Jeet, Vishal’s Hu Tu Tu (all songs for Nana Patekar) and Godmother, Raamlaxman’s Hum Saath Saath Hain.Roopkumar Rathod has sung in Champion (Anu Malik), Censor (a qawwali) for Jatin – Lalit and Sanjeev Darshan in Aashiq.

His best songs include ‘Kho Diye Jitne Lamhe’ (Vinashak), Jatin – Lalit’s ‘Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaye’ (Sarfarosh) and ‘Yeh Zameen Hai Rehguzar’ (Dillagi) and ‘Khamosh Raat’ under A. R. Rahman for Thakshak. His Aashirwaad title song ‘Nanhi Si Muskaan’ and those of other television series like Discovery of India, Badaltey Rishtey and Rishtey are among his other accomplishments.

Roop is happliy married to Sonali. She hails from a business family and is the daughter Leena Jhaveri, a classical dancer. A dedicated student of Indian classical music, her basic grounding came from Purshottam Upadhyay and Hridaynath Mangeshkar, under whom she still trains. In 1978, she lost her singing voice, and the condition remained for 6 years, defying medical treatment. Wanting to remain in music, even if not vocal, she began to learn the sitar. And her voice slowly ‘came back’ and she honed it with her riyaaz. Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan also groomed her.

Sonalee came out with an album Aaghaaz (she won the Best ghazal singer award the same year) in 1986. Her other albums include Bhajan Kalash, Bhajan Yatra and Khazana (all live), Mogra Nu Phool in Gujrati, Shabnam and Dilkash.

While Roop continues to be a leading composer – singer outside films and is open for films after the success of Mohabbat Ho Gayee. Sonali continues in her traditional vein with increasing popularity.

Most Popular songs sung by Roop Kumar Rathod
   
Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Play Add to current playlist
Salaam Aaya Veer Play Add to current playlist
Dil Ko Tum Se Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Play Add to current playlist
Nikla, Neem Ke Taleese Nikla (bonus Song) Hu Tu Tu Play Add to current playlist
Barson Yaaron Banake Pyari London Dreams Play Add to current playlist
Tu Hi Bata Zindagi Armaan Play Add to current playlist
Dil Ka Rishta Yuvvraaj Play Add to current playlist
Maula Mere Maula Anwar Play Add to current playlist
Mela Dilon Ka (celebration) Mela Play Add to current playlist
Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe Lakshya Play Add to current playlist
Main Kahin Bhi Rahoon L.o.c. - Kargil Play Add to current playlist
Jeetoge Tum Toonpur Ka Superrhero Play Add to current playlist
Khamosh Raat Thakshak Play Add to current playlist
Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai (from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) Srk: The King Of Bollywood Play Add to current playlist
Faqeerana Aaye Viruddh - Family Comes First Play Add to current playlist
Tum Juda Ho Kar Hamen Kareeb Play Add to current playlist
Sunoji Dulhen Ke Baat Hum Saath - Saath Hain Play Add to current playlist
Jism Hai Jism Play Add to current playlist
Yaari Bina He Besuri London Dreams Play Add to current playlist
Khush Rehna L.o.c. - Kargil Play Add to current playlist
Aye Khuda Madhoshi Play Add to current playlist
Yeh Dhuan Dhuan Tumsa Nahi Dekha Play Add to current playlist
Chota Sa Man Hai Bas Itna Sa Khawab Hai Play Add to current playlist
Jhoomein Ye Zameen Bas Itna Sa Khawab Hai Play Add to current playlist
Madhoshi Madhoshi Play Add to current playlist
Chaliye Va Chaliye Deewaar Play Add to current playlist
Aisi Waisi Baat Nahin Hero Hindustani Play Add to current playlist
Watan Walo Indian Play Add to current playlist
Aashiq Mujhe Aashiq Aashiq Play Add to current playlist
Roothkar Hum Unhe Bhool Jaane Lage Gunaah Play Add to current playlist
Woh Tera Naam Tha Woh Tera Naam Tha Play Add to current playlist
Rabba Rabba Shadow Play Add to current playlist
Neeche Saari Duniya Hai Kisaan Play Add to current playlist
Ho Aaj Majhab Koi Censor Play Add to current playlist
Ghoom Ghoom Sankat City Play Add to current playlist
Le Chalein Doliyon Mein Filhaal Play Add to current playlist
Vignaharta (aarti) My Friend Ganesha Play Add to current playlist
Yeh Zameen Hai Rehgujar Dillagi Play Add to current playlist
Aye Khuda Taj Mahal - A Monument Of Love Play Add to current playlist
Koi Deewane Ko Champion Play Add to current playlist
Humko Mohabbat Kitne Door Kitne Paas Play Add to current playlist
Main Tera Ashiq Hoon Gumraah Play Add to current playlist
Sine Mein Sulagata Hai Dil Laawaris Play Add to current playlist
Vah Re Vah Rahul Play Add to current playlist
Sehra Aggar - Passion, Betrayal, Terror Play Add to current playlist
Aye Subah - Duet Baaz - A Bird In Danger Play Add to current playlist
Ye Jo Saundhe Saundhe Se Men Not Allowed Play Add to current playlist
Ban Kar Aandhi Tejasvini Play Add to current playlist
Kaise Kahen Shiva Play Add to current playlist
Aarti Kare Jai Ganeshji Ki My Friend Ganesha Play Add to current playlist
Up
Any songs accessible from this website have the legal PPL license to be webcast, by the Indian Music Industry.
The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1998-2010 HindiSongs.net. All Rights Reserved.