He gave his performances on All India Radio, Delhi, in his early phase of musical career. He was also attached to the Doordarshan center, Delhi. Bhupinder has mastered the art of playing guitar and violin. In 1964, his luck gave him a call when music director Madan Mohan heard him over the All India Radio and called him to Bombay.
He was so impressed by Bhupinder's talent that he gave him a chance of singing a song alongwith the noted singer Mohd. Rafi in Chetan Anand's Haqeeqat. The song was 'Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga..', which was a hit. After haqeeqat Bhupinder sang few more songs in some low budget films, which failed to give him the recognition he deserved. He joined the orchestra of R.
D. Burman and played guitar for many of RD's greatest scores, like, 'Dum Maro Dum..' and 'Ek Hi Khwaab..'. He became good friends with R. D.
Burman. RD gave him his first 'original' hit with the release of Parichay in 1972. Bhupinder sang two songs in Parichay ('Beete Na Beetai Raina..' and 'Mitwa Bole Meethe Bai..'). He got a lot of appreciation from all the parts of the country.
Parichay changed his outlook and he was now considered as a serious voice, and composers took him seriously. Bhupinder developed his own singing style. Gulzar’s films carved a niche for him with songs like 'Dil Dhoondta Hai..', 'Naam Gum Jayega..' and 'Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein..'. It was very gradually that he started signing contracts with record companies and did several private songs. His first LP was released in 1968, which had three songs that were self-composed.
In 1978, Bhupinder released his second LP of ghazals. It was in this venture that he introduced the Spanish guitar, bass and drums to the ghazal style. It was an innovation indeed, and one that broke away from the traditional ghazal style of using merely the sarangi and the tabla. Bhupinder introduced more orchestration into the ghazal and going by the frequency with which these instruments were used in future ghazal recordings by other singers as well, the experiment had worked.
In 1980 an LP titled 'Woh Jo Shair Tha' was released. Gulzar's poetry was put to music by Bhupinder who played the solo guitar. Besides which he also used synthesisers, electric guitars, a drum set and the tabla to produce an overall haunting effect. In the mid-1980s, Bhupinder married Mitali who is a noted ghazal singer. Both Bhupinder and Mitali gave several successful performances across the country.
Today their name has got a respect in the world of ghazals. Bhupinder, now-a-days has almost cut off himself from the film playback, but he's busy with his ghazal concerts and live performances. Recently he sung 'Baadlon Se Kaat Kaat Kar..' for the film Satya, which was again written by his favourite shayar Gulzar saab. According to the true music lovers Bhupinder's voice is the last 'original' voice. Popular songs As guitarist * Dum Maro Dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna), composed by Rahul Dev Burman * Ek Hi Khwaab, composed by Rahul Dev Burman * Chura liya hai (Yaadon Ki Baraat), composed by Rahul Dev Burman * Chalte Chalte (Pakeezah) * Mehbooba O Mehbooba (Sholay), composed by Rahul Dev Burman * Ambar ki ek paak surahi (Kadambari), composed by Ustad Vilayat Khan * Tum jo mil gaye ho (Hanste Zakhm), composed by Madan Mohan As playback singer * Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga, composed by Madan Mohan * Beeti Na Beetai Raina, composed by Rahul Dev Burman * Dil Dhoondta Hai, composed by Madan Mohan * Naam Gum Jayega, composed by Rahul Dev Burman * Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein, composed by Jaidev * Huzoor Is Kadar bhi na Itra ke Chaliye, composed by Rahul Dev Burman * Hothon Pe Aisi Baat, composed by Sachin Dev Burman Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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