Artist Birtday : 01/02/1949 (Age 74)
Born In : Mumbai
Occupation(s) : Singer
Genres : Playback Singing
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Anwar Hussain (born 1 February 1949), known popularly by his first name Anwar, is an Indian playback musician who grew to reputation in the Hindi playback industry because of the uncanny similarity of his melodies with that of musician Mohammed Rafi.

Anwar created his debut as a playback singer in the movie Mere Gharib Nawaaz (1973) and the music producer who gave him this break was Kamaal Rajasthani. Music Director Kamal Rajasthani depicts that during the sessions of the song “Kasme Hum Apno Jaan Ki” for this movie, Mohammed Rafi was so engraved that he expressed Anwar as the one musician who could take his position after him. Undoubtedly, the performance of that song shows assurance, but the movie, flopped very poorly at the box office and the songs also did not get hyped with the audience.

In 1977, comedian Mehmood and music director Rajesh Roshan hired Anwar to sing for the movie Janta Hawaldar. The themes “Teri Aankhon Ki Chahat”, and “Humse Ka Bhool Hui”, were shown by well-known actor Rajesh Khanna. Both the movie and song were superhit; hence Anwar began gaining work and recognition. Here onwards, for some years, Anwar was on a roll. He sang duets alongside playback musicians Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, and Alka Yagnik, underneath music directors Laxmikant Pyarelal, Khayyam, Kalyanji Anandji, Anu Malik, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen and Bappi Lahiri. In a profession span extending over thirty years, Anwar sang a variety of songs contained filmi songs, classical songs and contemporary ghazals, bhajans, qawwali, and Sufi songs


Anwar Hussain