Mukesh: An Actor

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Anuraag (1956)

Anuraag

Starring:

Mukesh, Mridula, Pratima, Shiv Raj, Uma Devi, Usha Kiran.

Credits:

Production : Mukesh Films
Director : Madhu Sudan
Music Director : Mukesh
Lyricists : Indeevar, Kaifi Irfani .
Co. Singers : Shamshad Begam, Madhubala, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar
Audio : H.M.V.(EMI)
Note: Mukesh produce Film ” Malhar ” (1951) with as hero Arjun & heroin Shammi under “Darling Film” . He also announce films ” Jhute Bandhan ” & ” Bhairavi ” but not complete.

Role of Mukesh:

Under “Mukesh films” banner Mukesh played many role in this film. He was an actor , singer , music director and co. producer too in this film. With two heroines and many sweet songs like “Kise Yaad Rakhu Kise Bhool Jaon” & “Pal Bhar Ki Pehchaan Mein Pardesi Sanam Se” this movie was triangle love story.

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Mashuqa (1953)

Mashuqa

Starring:

Mukesh, Agha, Ameer Bai, Durga Khote, Kul Deep Kaur, Suraiya.

Credits:

Production : Chitrakar Prictures
Director : Shanti Kumar
Music Director : Roshan Lal
Lyricists : Qamar Jalalabadi, Shailendra
Co. Singers : Suraiya, Kishore Kumar, Meena Kapoor.
Audio : H.M.V.(EMI)
Film Info. 30.1.53, Royal Opera House

Role of Mukesh:

Mashuqa was Suraiya – Mukesh film and both were singer. So it was much musical film with beautiful songs.

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Aah (1953)

Aah

Starring:

Bhoopen Kapoor, Leela Mishra, Mukesh, Nargis, Pran, Raj Kapoor, Ramesh Sinha, Vijay Laxmi.

Credits:

Production : R.K. Films
Director : Raja Navathe
Music Director : Shankar – Jai Kishan
Lyricists : Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra .
Co. Singers : Lata Mangeskar
Audio : H.M.V.(EMI)

Role of Mukesh:

Mukesh played a guest role in Raj Kapoor’s Film Aah. He played a gadiwan role who carried hero (Raj Kapoor). Singing a beautiful song “Choti si Ye Zindagani re” on their lips.

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Aadab Arz (1943)

Aadab-Arz

Starring:

Mukesh, Anand Prasad, Dulari, Kamala Chatarji, Karan Diwan, Nalini Jayvant

Credits:

Production : Amar Pictures
Director : Virendr C. Desai
Music Director : Gyan Dutt
Lyricists :  
Co. Singers :  
Audio : H.M.V.

Role of Mukesh:

In this film Mukesh played a character from a rich family who married gardener’s daughter in the end. Based on Urdu culture Mukesh played a Muslim role.

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Dukh Sukh (1942)

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Starring:

Mukesh, Pratima Devi, Rama Shukul, Sitara, Vasanti.

Credits:

Production : Ranjeet
Director : Ram Daryani
Music Director : Khem Chandra Prakash
Lyricists : Vali Sahab
Co. Singers : Sitara
Audio : H.M.V. (E.M.I.)

Role of Mukesh:

This is the Second film of Mukesh as Hero & Singer. ” Ab Der Na Kar Sajan” & “Mori Atariya Par Aaja ” two duets Mukesh sang with sitara in the film.

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Nirdosh (1941)

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Starring:

Mukesh, Nalini Jayvant, Agha, Gulzar, Hemlata, Jony, Kanhaiya Laal, Kayam Ali, Sankatha, Tiwari.

Credits:

Production : National Studio
Director : Virendra C. Desai
Music Director : Ashok Ghosh
Lyricists : Neelkanth Tiwari, Zia Sarhadi
Co. Singers : Nalini Jayvant
Audio : H.M.V. (E.M.I.)

Role of Mukesh:

This is the First film of Mukesh as Hero & Singer. Famous actress Nalni Jayvant was his heroin in the film. The one of Mukesh’s close friend Mr. Tara Harish efforts, Mukesh got this film. “Dil Hi Bujha Hua Hai To Fasle Bahar Kya” was his first film song. “Tumhi Ne Mujhko Prem Sikhaya” with Nalini Jayvant was his first duet song in the film. Another Mukesh – Nalini duet was “Main Hoon Pari Ban Ki Pari”.

Stills Of Mukesh