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(1930 - 1972)
About Geeta Dutt
   Beautiful voice personified

   Early years of struggle

   Career in early 50's

   Career in late 50's

   Career in 60's

   Last phase of her career
Personal Details
   Marriage to Guru Dutt

   Life with Guru Dutt

   Geeta and her Children

   Brother Mukul Roy

That singing of two lines in “Bhakt Prahlad” did a lot of good for Geetaji. She kept herself busy singing in several movies that year (1946). But her biggest breakthrough was yet to come and fortunately for Geetaji and music lovers it didn’t take long.

The two lines Geetaji sang, with a voice full of vivacity and spontaneity, did not go unnoticed on other music directors. Soon she had assignments started pouring in. Apart from “Bhakt Prahlad” she worked in at least six other films during that year. She did a full solo in the movie “Kashmir Ki Kali” for music directors Kavita Devi and Master Vithal. Hanuman Prasadji gave Geetaji a chance to sing a full solo for another movie he provided music for, called “Rasili”. Music director pair J. Abhyankar and Nagesh Rao had Geeta sing a solo for the movie “Circus King”. She also sang a solo song in “Pujya Gandhiji”. But one of the bigger name music directors she was able to sing the same year was Anil Biswas. Even though Biswasji went with Lataji in later years, at least in the movie “Milan” he had Geetaji sing two solos. S.N. Tripathi, another music director who will employ Geetaji in several of his movies in subsequent years, had her sing a duet in “Manasarovar”.

Geetaji’s singing history for films in 1946, her debut year, is summarized in the following table. Please note that this information may not be complete.

Film Songs Of Geeta Roy In 1946
Song Co-singer(s) Movie Music Lyrics
Chin Mein Bajegi Bansuriya - Milan Anil Biswas -
Tumhw Sajan Manayein-2 - Milan Anil Biswas P.L.Satnoshi
Jab Chhad Jawan Hoga Shamshad Begum, Munavvar Sultana & Naseem Biram Khan Gulam Haider -
Ab Jani Re Pehchani Re - Bhakt Prahalad Hanuman Prasad -
Suno Suno Vintee Hamari - Bhakt Prahalad Hanuman Prasad -
Neha Laga Mukh Mod Gay - rasili Hanuman Prasad -
Preet kisi Ko Na Chhode - Circus King J.Abhyankar & Nagesh Rao -
Jai Hind Ye Hind Ki Kahaniyan Binapani Mukherjee , Mohd. Rafi Manassarovar S.N.Tripathi S.K.Deepak
Ye Kisne Meri Hsratton Me Aag - Kashmir Ki Kali Master Vithal & Kavita Devi -
Bharat Maata Namodaya - Pujya Gandhiji - -
1947    1948    1949    1950
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