Mumbai: Sharda Rajan Iyengar, the famous singer of the 60s and 70s, said goodbye to this world today i.e. on 14th June. Sharda was 86 years old. Sharda was born on October 25, 1937 in a Brahmin family in Tamil Nadu. Sarada Rajan Iyengar became famous with the song ‘Titli Udi’. Sharda won the Filmfare Award for Female Playback Singer in the year 1970 for the cabaret number ‘Baat Zara Hai Aap Ki’ from the film ‘Jahan Pyaar Mile’. The most hit song of his career was the song ‘Titli Udi, Ud Jo Chali, Phoolne Kaha Aaja Mere Paas, Titli Keh Mein To Chali Akash’ from the film ‘Sooraj’ in the year 1966. The song may have been a hit, but the singer was lost somewhere in the dark.
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Raj Kapoor heard her sing in Tehran
Actually, Raj Kapoor heard her singing this song in Tehran, after which he offered her to sing this song in his film. In his career, he worked with Shankar Jaikishan for many years and gave many hit songs.
Singer has given voice to almost all top actresses
Sharda worked with stalwarts like Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Yashudas, Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur. He sang in films like ‘An Evening in Paris’, ‘Around the World’, ‘Gumnaam’, ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’ and ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’. She lent her voice to top actresses like Vyjayanthimala, Saira Banu, Hema Malini, Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Rekha and Helen. Not only this, Sharda was the first Indian female singer to launch her own pop album. The name of the album launched in the year 1971 was Sizzlers.
Songs sung in many languages apart from Hindi
Apart from Bollywood, Sharda has also sung songs in Telugu, Marathi, English and Gujarati languages. His ghazal album ‘Andaz-e-Bayan’ was released in the year 2007, which is based on famous ghazals of Mirza Ghalib.
he was running his website
By the way, Sharda was away from Limelight for a long time. However, he remained active on Twitter and often posted videos of his golden times. He also runs a website called TitliUdi.com, where he teaches children about songs and puppetry.