Anand Bakshi’s Initial Hits 1959-1967


The gradual rise of Anand Bakshi from 1959 to his third super-hit film Milan (1967)

I believe that no one gets established overnight. Nothing good comes easily. Before Anand Bakshi’s songs began to play regularly, often week aftert week, for the next five decades, on India’s no 1 radio show (Binaca) Geetmala, hosted by Ameen Sayani, from 1962, there were a few songs of his (about 40 and more songs) that were considered hit and popular right from the beginning of his career in 1959. (Thanks also to the songs’ co-creators – music composers, singers, directors, musicians, sound recordists, story writers, producers, cinematographers, actors….. together they made my songs successful; it is always team work, no one is an island. – Anand Bakshi)



“Mehanat, lagan, himmat, hausla, pratibha aur bharosa; only after you gather this wealth you should venture here.” – Anand Bakshi.

“There are no instant experts, overnight geniuses, nor sudden achievers. No one succeeds at a high level without innate talent nurtured over a long time, and achievement is talent plus years of preparation. As examples, I focussed on the countless hours the Beatles spent playing strip clubs in Hamburg and the privileged, early access Bill Gates and Bill Joy got to computers in the nineteen-seventies. “He has talent by the truckload”, I wrote of Joy, but that’s not the only consideration. It never is.” – Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers considers an average of 10,000 working hours being key to success, key to being ‘discovered’, being occupied constructively at a task nearly 20 hours a week for a period of about ten years.

This is what my Dad told me when I gave up on my business, a bit too early on hindsight, and wanted to enter the world of films as a writer-director in 1998, “No one ever got established overnight. Nothing good comes easily. Moreover, you have to find your own breaks. You’ve got to write your own biography. Don’t expect me to give you break as director, I can only introduce you to a handful of directors I consider excellent and my friends too, then it’s up to them to employ you as their assistant director. However, I suggest you work with Subhash Ghai, I have noticed he is one of those few who brings some of his assistants along for music sittings too so you will learn more from a director like him.” – Rakesh Anand Bakshi.


Here is that list of those 40 popular and hit songs, from the beginning of his career in 1959, to the start of his gradual rise to the sky 1967:



1) His first popular song: Badi buland meri Bhabhi ki pasand – CID Girl (1959); Music Roshan. First film with Roshan.


2) Second popular song: Dar de dil zara zara – CID Girl 1959; Roshan.



3) Chunnu patang ko kehata hai kite – Zameen Ke Taare 1960; S. Mohinder. This was the first song of his he heard play on radio. His dream, that ‘one day my songs will play on radio’, was fulfilled.



4) His first Hit song: Honton pe hansi, palkon pe hayaa – Warrant (1961); Roshan.

Added in Jan 2021: 


5) Kankariya maare, karke ishare, balma bada beimaan – Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath 1962. KalyanjiAnandji. 

(This was his first hit film, in which all the songs were written by him. Also, his first film with Kalyanji Anandji)

All songs of Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath:

“Teri woh chal hai ke tauba.”

Kankaria maare kar ke ishare”

“Mehndi lagi mere haath”

Sad version 

“Ude panchi toli mein”

 “Aap ne yun hi dillagi ki thi”

Qawwali: “Mohabbat agar na hoti toh.”





6) Gham e hasti se begana hota khudaya kaash main – Vallah Kya Baat Hai 1962; Roshan.


7) Meri tasveer lekar kya karoge tum – Kala Samundar 1962; N Dutta. His first Qwalli.



8) Mehendi lagi mere haath re – Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath 1962; kalyanji anandji. 

Sad version


9) Aap ne yun hi dilagi ki thi – Mehendi Lagi Mere Haath 1962; Kalyanji Anandji.



10) (Qawwali) Tumhain husn de ke khuda ne sitamgar banaya – Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai 1963; Dattaram. A super-hit qawwali.


11) Peehu peehu papiha na bol. – Holiday In Bombay 1963; N Datta.


12) Chand aahen bharega phool dil thaam lenge – Phool Bane Angaare 1963; Kalyanji Anandji. 


13) Sambhal toh le dil deewana – Phool bane Angaare 1963; kalyanji anandji.



14) Aaj humko hasaye na koi – Badshah 1964; N Datta.


15) Mere mehboob qayamat hogi – Mr X in Bombay 1964; LP.

His first film with Laxmikant Pyarelal.



16) Humme kya jo harsu ujale huye hain – Namaste Ji 1965; GS Kohli.


17) Chand si mehbooba hogi meri kab – Himalay Ki Godmein 1965; kalyanji anandji. 


18) Tu raat khadi thi chat pe – Himalay Ki Godmein 1965; kalyanji anandji. 


19) Kankariya maar ke jagaye, tu mere sapne mein aaya – Himalay Ki Godmein 1965; kalyanji anandji. 


20) Pardesiyon se na akhiyan milana – Jab Jab Phool Khile JJPK 1965; kalyanji anandji. 

This was his second hit film, but his FIRST MASSIVE HIT FILM across India! All songs were super-hit.


21) Ek tha gul aur ekthi bulbul – Jab Jab Phool Khile JJPK (1965). Kalyanji Anandji.

22) Yeh samaa samaa hai yeh pyar ka – JJPK 1965; Kalyanji Anandji

By Nikita Gandhi 


23) Na na karte pyar tumhi se kar baithe – JJPK 1965; Kalyanji Anandji.


All songs of Jab Jab Phool Khile:

“Pardesiyon se na akhiyan milana”

“Ek tha gul aur ek thi bul bul dono chaman mein rehete the”

Yeh sama, sama hai yeh pyar ka”

By Nikita Gandhi


Na na karte pyar tumhi se kar baitheHit song; Suman K, M Rafi,  2.04.1965

“Yahaan mein ajnabi hoon”

Affoo Khudaya, hum ko tum pe pyar aaya

Main jo chali Hindustan se




24) “Neendh nigahon ki, kho jaati hai, kyun ke jawani mein, ho jaati hai, Mohabbat, Mohabbat, Mohabbat; Aur mohabbat jo, ho jaati hai, jaan hi jaati hai, toh jaati hai, Mohabbat, Mohabbat, Mohabbat. ”  –  Lootera 1965; Music Laxmikant Pyarelal.


25) “O dil walon saaz e dil pe jhoom lo” – Lootera 1965; LP.


26) Kissi ko pata na chale baat ka – Lootera 1965; LP.


27) Sultana sultana – ShreemanFuntoosh 1965; LP.


28) Pyar ka fasan bana le dil deewana – Teesra Kaun (1965) RD Burman,

First film with R D Burman. 



29) Duniya mein aisa kahan sab ka naseeb hai – Devar 1966; Roshan.

Part 1 

Part 2


30) Baharon ne mera chaman loot kar – Devar 1966; Roshan.


31) aaya hai mujhe phir yaad woh zalim – Devar 1966; Roshan.


32) Roothe saiyyan humare saiyyan kyun roothe – Devar 1966; Roshan.


33) Khat likh de sanwariya ke naam babu – Aaye Din Bahaar Ke 1966; LP. 

He received critical acclaim from acclaimed crititcs and writers as a ‘poet’ & song-writer from this film’s songs. Some said, “… Anand Bakshi can write as good as Sahir.” All songs of this film became popular.


34) Yeh kali jab talak phool ban ke – Aaye Din Bahaar Ke 1966; LP.


35) Suno sajna papihe ne – Aaye Din Bahaar Ke 1966; LP.


36) Mere dushman tu meri dosti ko tarse – Aaye Din Bahaar Ke 1966; LP. 



37) Mubarak ho sab ko sama yeh suhana main toh deewana deewana – Milan 1967; LP. 

This was his second massive hit film across India! His third hit film.

38) Sawan ka mahina pawan kare sor – Milan (1967). LP. This song was a rage across India. All songs became hits.

39) Ram kare aisa ho jaye – Milan 1967; LP.

40) Bol gori bol tera kaun piya – Milan 1967. LP.


All songs of Milan:

 “Pardesiyon se na akhiyan milana” 

M Rafi, Lata M,  9.01.1964

 “Ek tha gul aur ek thi bul bul dono chaman mein rehete the” 

M Rafi,  8.05.1964

Yeh sama, sama hai yeh pyar ka”

Lata M,  13.01.1965

Na na karte pyar tumhi se kar baithe” Suman K, M Rafi,  2.04.1965

“Yahaan mein ajnabi hoon”

(Most lyricists I know, like this song the most from this film)

M Rafi,  1964/65

Affoo Khudaya, hum ko tum pe pyar aaya

M Rafi

 Main jo chali Hindustan se

Lata M

(the 78 RPM Shellac disc has this song, Received the audio from




From 1967 onward, box office super hit films one after the other, Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Farz, Aradhana, Kati Patang, Jeene Ki Raah, Do Raaste… consolidated his talent and skill in the song-writing profession; in his words … “I did not have to ever ask for work after Aradhana. Thanks also to the co creators of our songs, music composers, singers, actors, directors, musicians… my songs became successful.” 


His some other popular and hit songs, in the first decade of his career, are also mentioned in these links: and 


Some of my favorite films of Anand Bakshi and people he teamed with to co-create those songs are from these films:


Bhala Admi, C.I.D. Girl, Ek Armaan Mera, Lal Nishan, Maine Jeena Seekh Liya.


Mehlon Ke Khwab, Jasoos, Zameen Ke Taare, Razia Sultana, Warrant, Banke Sanwaria, Aaye Din Bahaar Ke , Kala Samunder, Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai, Phool Bane Angaare, Mr X In Bombay, Himalay Ki God Mein, Teesra Kaun, Aasra, Chhota Bhai, Devar, Aamne Saamne, Chandan Ka Palna, Night in London, Taqdeer, Raja Aur Runk, Anjaana, Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Jeene Ki Raah, Jigri Dost, Mahal, Sajan, Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Milan, Farz, Aradhana, Do Raaste.


Aan Milo Sajna, Geet, Ishq Par Zor Nahin, Jeevan Mrityu, Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Khilona, My Love, Mere Humsafar, Sharafat, The Train, Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee, Dushman, Haathi Mere Saathi, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Main Sunder Hoon, Maryada, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Naya Zamana, Paraya Dhan, Uphaar, Anuraag, Apna Desh, Jawani Diwani, Raja Jani, Seeta Aur Geeta, Zindagi Zindagi, Bobby, Heera Panna, Jheel Ke Us Paar, Jugnu, Kuchhe Dhaage, Loafer, Namak Haraam, Raja Rani, Manchali, Shareef Budmaash, Aap Ki Kasam, Ajnabee, Dost, Majboor, Prem Nagar, Roti, Chupke Chupke , Julie, Pratiggya, Prem Kahani, Sholay, Aap Beati, Balika Badhu, Barood, Bairaag, Charas, Maha Chor, Mehbooba, Amar Akbar Anthony, Anurodh, Apnapan, Dharam Veer, Dream Girl, Mukti, Yehi Hai Zindagi, Aahutee, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Azaad, Dil Aur Deewar, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Shalimar, Gautam Govinda, Jurmana, Kali Ghata, Mr Natwarlal, Sargam, Suhaag, The Great Gambler.  


Aap Ke Deewane, Aasha, Aas Paas, Abdullah, Dostana, Hum Paanch, Judaai, Karz, Patita, Shaan, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Love Story, Naseeb, Rocky, Bemisaal, Desh Premee, Ghazab, Rajput, Shakti, Teri Kasam, Vidhaata, Andhaa Kaanoon, Arpan, Avtaar, Betaab, Coolie, Hero, Lovers, Nastik, Woh 7 Din, Zara Si Zindagi, Sohni Mahiwal, Aar Paar, Meri Jung, Yudh, Amrit, Karma, Naam, Nagina, Sindoor, Shahenshah, Chaalbaaz, Chandni, Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Awaargi, Agneepath.  


Akayla, Hum, Lamhe, Saudagar, Angaar, Heer Ranjha, Khuda Gawah, Kshatriya, Parampara, Vishwatma, Darr, Gumraah, Kha;l Nayak, Sahibaan, Mohra, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – DDLJ, Ram Jaane, Trimurti, Dhun, Jaan, Rajkumar, Tere Mere Sapna, Ankhon Mein Tum Ho, Deewana Mastana, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Ghulam – E – Mustafa (Musthafa), Gupt, Pardes, Dushman, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Jhooth Bole Kauva Kaate, Zakhm, Aarzoo, Dil Kya Kare, Kachche Dhaage, Taal, Love You Hamesha.

2000, 2001, 2002

Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, Nayak, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, Rahul, Raju Chacha, Mohabbatein, Gadar – Ek Prem Katha, Asoka (1 song), Yaadein, Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin, Kranti, Kitne Door Kitne Paas, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, The Hero.


Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (1 song)

  • Rakesh Anand Bakshi

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