Kanan Devi

Singer, Actor
Born: Apr 22, 1916
Death: Jul 17, 1992
 

Kanan Devi was one of the early singer-actors of Hindi and Bengali cinema. Born in Calcutta, she was pushed into the world of cinema in 1926 when her father passed away and the responsibilty to sustain her family fell on her. She was only 10 years old when she debuted in the silent film "Jai Deb".

She got her first lead role in the Bengali film "Jore Barat" and went to act in many Bengali and later Hindi films. It was around this time that her musical talent was discovered. She got a contract with the Megaphone Gramophone Company and sang in some of their earliest records.

In 1937, she joined New Theatres and established herself in Hindi films as a singer-actor. In 1941, however, she quit New Theatres and went back to Bengali films. She acted in many Bengali films over the next two decades, while continuing to dabble in Hindi films, and eventually quit acting in 1959.

The multi-faceted Kanan Devi also produced many Bengali films from 1949 to 1965 based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's novels.

Kanan Devi received the Padma Shri in 1968 and the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1976.

Awards


 
    Individual Awards:
  • 1968 - Government Of India - Padma Shri
  • 1976 - National Film Awards - Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award

Discography


Film


 

Singer

Kurr Kurr Jha (Aa Ke Tu Makkar-E-Dil) Kurr Kurr Jha (Aa Ke Tu Makkar-E-Dil)
 
Album: Arabian Nights
Singer: Kanan Devi, Robin Majumdar
Music Director: Kamal Dasgupta
Lyricist: Faiyyaz Hashmi
Genre: Filmi
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Aaj Hui Hai Bhor Suhaani Aaj Hui Hai Bhor Suhaani
Album: Arabian Nights
Singer: Kanan Devi
Music Director: Kamal Dasgupta
Lyricist: Faiyyaz Hashmi
Genre: Filmi
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Hum Dil Ko Dil Humko Samjhaye Hum Dil Ko Dil Humko Samjhaye
 
Album: Arabian Nights
Singer: Kanan Devi
Music Director: Kamal Dasgupta
Lyricist: Faiyyaz Hashmi
Genre: Filmi
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Suno Suno Ek Naya Fasana Suno Suno Ek Naya Fasana
Album: Arabian Nights
Singer: Kanan Devi, Robin Majumdar
Music Director: Kamal Dasgupta
Lyricist: Faiyyaz Hashmi
Genre: Filmi
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Jaago Jaago Pariyon Ki Rani Jaago Jaago Pariyon Ki Rani
   
Album: Arabian Nights
Singer: Kanan Devi
Music Director: Kamal Dasgupta
Lyricist: Faiyyaz Hashmi
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Most Popular Songs

Duniya Ye Duniya Toofan Mail Duniya Ye Duniya Toofan Mail
Album: Jawab
Singer: Kanan Devi
Music Director: Kamal Dasgupta
Lyricist: Buddhi Chandra Agrawal Madhur, Bekal
Genre: Filmi
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Mast Pawan Shaakhen Lahrayen Mast Pawan Shaakhen Lahrayen
Album: Haar Jeet
Singer: Kanan Devi, Pahari Sanyal
Music Director: R.C. Boral
Lyricist: Arzoo Lakhnavi, Kedar Sharma
Genre: Filmi
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Chhup Na Jaana Ae Chand Chhup Na Jaana Chhup Na Jaana Ae Chand Chhup Na Jaana
Album: Jawab
Singer: Kanan Devi
Music Director: Kamal Dasgupta
Lyricist: Buddhi Chandra Agrawal Madhur
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Ghunghurwa Baaje Chhananana Chhun Ghunghurwa Baaje Chhananana Chhun
Album: Street Singer
Singer: Kanan Devi
Music Director: R.C. Boral
Lyricist: Arzoo Lucknawi
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Lachhmi Moorat Daras Dikhaye Lachhmi Moorat Daras Dikhaye
Album: Street Singer
Singer: Kanan Devi
Music Director: R.C. Boral
Lyricist: Arzoo Lucknawi
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Filmography


Actor


Arabian Nights

Ban Phool

Chandrashekhar

Faisla

Haar Jeet
 
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