Shammi Kapoor started his career in 1953 with the film Jeewan Jyoti. His charming and stylish look gave him a playboy image. His success and growth began after 1957 and he became a very prominent actor of the “Kapoor khandaan.” He got recognized for some of the various successful movies like Kashmir Ki Kali, China Town, Bluff Master, and many others.
Shammi Kapoor was majorly placed with Mohammed Rafi. And so Mohammed Rafi became the playback voice for Shammi. He has sung a number of songs that were a huge hit and to date considered iconic songs. Mohammed Rafi has sung Baar Baar Dekho, O Mere Sona, Badan Pe Sitare, Subhanallah Haseen Chehra are a few of many songs for Shammi Kapoor.
Kishore Kumar did not sing many songs for Shammi Kapoor. It was on rare occasions and films that Kishore Kumar was paired with Shammi Kapoor to be his playback voice. It was because Mohammed Rafi and Shammi Kapoor had become one, and their voices suited more than Kishore Kumar’s. A few mentions sung by Kishore Kumar are Saat Saheliyan Khadi Khadi, Jane Anjane, Zindagi Ek Safar, and a few more.
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