Music Directors Who Sang For Other Music Directors

This post documents the work of music directors who have sung Hindi film songs for other music directors. I’ve limited the scope of this exercise by considering only those music directors who meet the following criteria:

  1. They are relatively well known.
  2. They are known mainly for their work as music directors even though they have sung songs.

As a result, I’m not including artists like Shankar Mahadevan, Hemant Kumar and Vishal Dadlani who are music directors in their own right but have sung extensively for others. The list includes only one song for each MD-singer pair even if they have collaborated on more than one song. I’ve also excluded recreations, If MD1’s song is recreated by MD2 and the recreated song is sung by MD1, it is not counted. The MySwar Advanced Search featured can be used to further explore artist collaborations.

Aadesh Shrivastava for

Ajay Gogavale (Of Ajay-Atul) for

Amit Trivedi for

Anand Raj Anand for

Anil Biswas for

Anu Malik for

A.R. Rahman for

Bappi Lahiri for

Bulo C. Rani for

C. Ramchandra for

Chitragupt for

Gyan Dutt for

Hridaynath Mangeshkar for

Jagmohan Bakshi (Of Sapan-Jagmohan) for

Jatin Pandit (Of Jatin-Lalit) for

Jigar Saraiya (Of Sachin-Jigar) for

Khayyam for

Khemchand Prakash for

Lalit Pandit (Of Jatin-Lalit) for

Manohar Lal Sonik (Of Sonik-Omi) for

Omi (Of Sonik-Omi) for

Pankaj Mullick for

Ram Sampath for

Ravi for

Ravindra Jain for

R.D. Burman for

Sachin Sanghvi (Of Sachin-Jigar) for

Sajid Khan (Of Sajid-Wajid) for

Salim Merchant (Of Salim-Sulaiman) for

S.D. Burman for

Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi (Of Shankar-Jaikishan) for

Shekhar Ravjiani (Of Vishal-Shekhar) for

Shyamal Mitra for

S.N. Tripathi for

Sneha Khanwalkar for

Snehal Bhatkar for

Sudhir Phadke for

Usha Khanna for

Vasant Desai for

Vishal Bhardwaj for

Wajid Khan for