Suman Kalyānpur is a female singer in India. Suman Kalyanpur aka Suman Hemadey was born on January 28, 1937 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, (which was then a part of India under British Raj), her maiden name being Hemady. In 1943, her family moved to Mumbai (then Bombay), where she received her musical training. She married Ramanand S. Kalyanpur. Once Talat Mahmood heard Kalyanpur singing in a musical concert. Highly impressed, he recommended her to his music recording company, HMV. At age 17, she provided her first playback singing for the movie, Mangu (1954), singing the song Koi Pukāre Dheere Se Tujhe. Kalyanpur provided playback singing for Miyān Bibi Rāzi (1960), Bāt Ek Rāt Ki (1962), Dil Ek Mandir (1963), Dil Hi To Hai (1963), Shagoon (1964), Jahān Āra (1964), Sānjh Aur Sawerā (1964), Noor Jahān (1967), Saathi (1968) and Pakeezāh (1971). She sang for composers Shankar Jaikishan, Roshan, Madan Mohan, S. D. Burman, Hemant Kumar, Chitragupta, Naushad, S. N. Tripathi, and Ghulam Mohammed, singing the most songs for the first two in the list. She has sung over 740 movie and non-movie songs. Some of Kalyanpur's popular songs include Nā Tum Hamen Jāno (Bāt Ek Rāt Ki), Chhodo, Chhodo Mori Bāiyān (Miyā Biwi Rāzi), Dil Gham Se Jal Rahā (Shamā), Yun Hi Dil Ne Chāhā Thā (Dil Hi To Hai), Bujhā Diye Hain (Shagoon), Mere Sang Gā (Janwar), Mere Mehboob Na Jā (Noor Mahal), Tum Agar Aa Sako To Zindagi Doob Gai Dard Ke Toofano Mein (Ek Sāl Pehle), Jo Ham Pe Guzarti Hai (Mohabbat Isko Kehten Hain), and Sharābi Sharābi Yeh Sāwan Kā Mausam (Noor Jehān). Kalyanpur sang with Lata Mangeshkar the duet Kabhi Āj, Kabhi Kal, Kabhi Parason under the direction of composer Hemant Kumar. She recorded some popular duets with male singers Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, and Hemant Kumar. Some of her memorable duets with Rafi are Parbaton Ke Petron Par Shaam Ka Basera He, Ājahuna Āye Bālamā, Tumane Pukārā Āur Hum Chale Āye", "Bād Muddat Ke Yeh Ghadi Āyee, Mujhhe Yeh Bhool Nā, Tujhhko Dilbari Ki Kasam and Chānd Takatā Hai Idhar. With Manna Dey, she sang the popular duet Na Jāne Kahān Ham The under the music direction of Dattaram. Kalyanpur also recorded some memorable songs with a classical base, including Manamohan Man Mein Ho Tumhi, Mere Sang Gā Gungunā, and Gir Gayi Re More Māthe Ki Bindiyā. She received three times the prestigious Sur Sringar Samsad award for the best classical song in a Hindi movie. Kalyanpur recorded songs for movies in several languages besides Hindi: Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Bengali, Oriya, and Punjabi. Her recordings include devotional songs, ghazals, and thumris. In Marathi, Kalyanpur recorded for composers Sudhir Phadke, Dashrath Pujāri, and Ashok Patki. Some of her well-known Marathi songs are Rimjhhim Jharate Shrāwan Dhārā, Shabda Shabda Japun Thhewa, Re Kshanāchyā Sangateene, Jethe Sāgarā Dharanee Milate, Bhaktichyā Phulānchā Goad To Suwās, Nāvikā Re Vara Vahe Re, and Ketakichyā Banee Tethe Nāchalā Ga Mora.
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