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The 12 BEST Songs of Nanda

March 25, 2014 18:15 IST

The 12 BEST Songs of Nanda

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Bhaiyaa Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhaana from Chhoti Bahen is popular on Raksha Bandhan even today.

Yesteryear actress Nanda passed away following a massive heart attack on Tuesday, March 25, leaving behind a rich legacy.

There have been many, many songs that have been picturised on her, and some of them are popular even today. Here's looking back at Nanda's top songs.

Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai, Shor (1972) 
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Lyrics: Santosh Anand

A touching song, this number has happy and sad versions.

The happy version has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar while the sad one is by Mukesh.

The happy version is picturised on Nanda, Manoj Kumar and their son, played by Satyajit Puri.

The song is a real masterpiece by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

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Image: Nanda in Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai from Shor


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Naino Mein Kajra Hai, Jooru Ka Ghulam (1972)

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Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Music: Kalyanji-Anandji
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Jooru Ka Ghulam is a romantic comedy starring Nanda and Rajesh Khanna. The couple have done quite a few films together, including The Train and Ittefaq.

Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, this song is a romantic duet picturised on the lead pair.


Image: Rajesh Khanna and Nanda in Naino Mein Kajra Hai from Jooru Ka Ghulam


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Kisliye Maine Pyar Kiya, The Train (1970)

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Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: R D Burman
Lyrics: Gulzar

The Train was a remake of the 1967 Malayalam film, Cochin Express, starring Prem Nazir as well as the 1968 Tamil film Neelagiri Express, starring Jaishankar.

Besides Kisliye Maine Pyar Kiya, the film has another popular song called Gulaabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi, picturised on Nanda and Rajesh Khanna. It has been sung by Mohammed Rafi.


Image: Nanda in Kisliye Maine Pyar Kiya from The Train


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Ke Hum Tum Dori Se, Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke (1969)

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Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh
Music by: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

A melodious and earthy song picturised on Nanda and Jeetendra, Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke saw the latter at his playful best.


Image: Jeetendra and Nanda in Ke Hum Tum Dori Se from Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke


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Pyar Hua Hai Jab Se, Abhilasha (1968)

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Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Music: R D Burman
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Pyar Hua Hai Jab Se is a dream sequence, picturised on Sanjay Khan and Nanda.

The other popular song in the film is Wadiyaan Mera Daman, sung by Lata Mangeshkar.


Image: Nanda and Sanjay Khan in Pyar Hua Hai Jab Se from Abhilasha


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Kabhi Tere Daaman Na Chodenge Hum, Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare (1966)

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Singers: Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
Music: Madan Mohan
Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare is a romantic comedy, starring Nanda and Shashi Kapoor.

In one of his interviews, Shashi Kapoor had said that Nanda was his favourite heroine, as she had worked with him when he was a newcomer while she was an established star.


Image: Nanda in Kabhi Tere Daaman Na Chodenge Hum from Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare


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Likha Hai Teri Aankhon Mein Kiska Afsanaa, Teen Devian (1965)

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Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Music: S D Burman
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Teen Devian is a story of a poet (played by Dev Anand), who falls in love with three different women -- Simi Garewal, Nanda and Kalpana.

Likha Hai Teri Aankhon Mein Kiska Afsanaa is picturised on Dev Anand and Nanda.

SD Burman and Kishore Kumar have worked in very few songs together, and this is one among them.


Image: Dev Anand and Nanda in Likha Hai Teri Aankhon Mein Kiska Afsanaa from Teen Devian


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Yeh Samaa, Samaa Hain Ye Pyaar Ka, Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965)

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Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Kalyanji Anandji
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Jab Jab Phool Khile is a story of a poor boy Raja (played by Shashi Kapoor), who ferries a shikara in Kashmir. He falls in love with a rich tourist named Rita (played by Nanda).

Raja Hindustani, starring Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor, is inspired from the same film.

This film had many beautiful songs like Pardesiyon Se Na Ankhiyan Milana, Na Na Karte Pyar Tumhin Se, Ek Tha Gul Aur Ek Thi Bulbul, Affoo Khudaya and Yahan Main Ajnabi Hoon.


Image: Nanda in Yeh Samaa, Samaa Hain Ye Pyaar Ka from Jab Jab Phool Khile


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Allah Tero Naam, Ishwar Tero Naam, Hum Dono (1961)

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Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Jaidev
Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

A beautiful bhajan sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Allah Tero Naam Ishwar Tero Naam has some amazing lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.

Hum Dono, which was later re-released in colour, is a classic with Dev Anand in a double role, and co-starring Nanda and Sadhana.


Image: Nanda in Allah Tero Naam, Ishwar Tero Naam from Hum Dono


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Aaha Rimjhim Ke Yeh Pyaare Pyaare Geet Liye, Usne Kaha Tha (1960)

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Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood
Music: Salil Choudhury
Lyrics: Shailendra

A sweet rain song, picturised on Nanda and Sunil Dutt. Aaha Rimjhim Ke Yeh Pyaare Geet Liye is quite romantic.

The love story, unfortunately, has a tragic end. Still, a must watch.


Image: Nanda and Sunil Dutt in Aaha Rimjhim Ke Yeh Pyaare Pyaare Geet Liye from Usne Kaha Tha


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Meethi Meethi Baaton Se Bachna Zara, Qaidi No 911 (1959)

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Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Dattaram Wadkar
Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri      

Qaidi No 911 is about a child (Daisy Irani) who gets kidnapped. Nanda plays his nanny.

This song has two versions -- one happy and the other sad.


Image: Nanda and Daisy Irani in Meethi Meethi Baaton Se Bachna Zara, Qaidi No 911


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Bhaiyaa Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhaana, Chhoti Bahen (1959)

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Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Shankar-Jaikishan
Lyrics: Shailendra

Choti Bahen revolves around the strong bond between a sister Meena (played by Nanda) and her brothers Rajendra and Shekhar (played by Balraj Sahani and Rehman respectively).

This song is sung in happier times, when Meena has both her brother by her side. Later, Meena meets with an accident and Shekhar leaves them to fend for themselves.

This song is played even today on Raksha Bandhan.


Image: Rehman and Nanda in Bhaiyaa Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhaana from Chhoti Bahen


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