Hansraj Behl was a music director for Hindi and Punjabi films. Born in Ambala, Punjab, he recived his musical training came from Pandit Chunnilal.
He started his career by recording music and runnning a music school in Lahore. In 1944, he travelled to Bombay to pursue a career in the Hindi film industry. He made his debut as a composer in "Pujari" (1946). It was Hansrah Behl who introduced Asha Bhosle in Hindi films with the song "Saawan Aaya" ("Chunariya", 1948). After a fairly active career throughout the 1950s, he got relatively fewer opportunities in the 1960s and went almost silent in the 1970s.
"Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera" ("Sikandar-E-Aazam", 1965) sung by Mohammed Rafi is probably the song Hansrah Behl is most remembered for.