Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer. He was born on 24th December 1924 and died on 31st July 1980. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian Subcontinent.
Rafi was notable for his voice, versatility, and range; his songs were varied from fast peppy numbers to patriotic songs, sad numbers to highly romantic songs, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans to classical tunes. He was known for his ability to mold his voice to an actor’s persona and style, lip-syncing the song on screen in the movie.
|Height (approx)||in centimetres- 170 cm|
in meter- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’7”
|Weight (approx)||in Kilogram- 85 kg|
in pounds- 187 lbs
Family, Parents, Siblings
Rafi’s first song with Naushad was “Hindustan Ke Hum Hain” with Shyam Kumar, Alauddin, and others. Kardar’s Pehle Aap (1944). Around the same time, Rafi recorded another song for the 1945 film Gaon Ki Gori, “Aji Dil Ho Kaaboo Mein.” He considered this song to be his first Hindi language song.
- He received six Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award.
- In 1967, he was honored with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
- In 2001, Rafi was honored with the “Best Singer of the Millennium” title by Hero Honda and Stardust Magazine.
- In 2013, Rafi was voted for the Greatest Voice in Hindi Cinema in the CNN-IBN’s poll.
|Favorite Actors||Kishore Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, and Rishi Kapoor|
|Favorite Actresses||Madhubala, Rekha, Sadhna and Nargis Dutt|
|Favorite Singers||K. L Saigal, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, and Manna Dey|
|Favorite Colours||Brown, Red and White|
|Salary (approx)||$20-30 Millions|
Mohammed Rafi learned classical music from Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan, Pandit Jiwan Lal Mattoo, and Firoze Nizami. His first public performance came at the age of 13 when he sang in Lahore featuring K. L. Saigal.