Javid Raza sings Yaad Na Jaaye from Dil Ek Mandir originally sung by his Roohani Ustad Mohammed Rafi Sahab for Dil Ek Mandir, picturised on Rajinder Kumar, composed by Shankar Jaikishan, written by Shailendra
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Javid Raza sings Teri Aankhon Ke Siva originally sung by his Roohani Ustad Mohammed Rafi for the movie Chiraag, composed by Madan Mohan, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, picturised on Sunil Dutt, year 1969.
Javid Raza sings Raat Ke Humsafar Thak Ke Ghar Ko Chale alongwith a female singer, originally sung by Rafi Sahab and Asha Bhonsle for the movie An Evening in Paris, composed by Shankar Jaikishan, written by Hasrat Jaipuri and picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore
Javid Raza sings Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki, originally sung by Mohammed Rafi Sahab, whom he considers his Roohani Ustad. The song is composed by Naushad Sahab whom I consider my Roohani Ustad and written by Shaqeel Badayuni. This is an attempt by Javid Raza to pay his tributes to these legends of Hindi film music.
Javid Raza sings Sau Baar Janam Lenge, originally sung by Mohammed Rafi Sahab for the movie Ustadon Ke Ustad, composed by Ravi Sahab and written by Asad Bhopali, picturised on Shakeela. (PS: I am a great fan of Ravi Sahab and had the privilege to meet him a couple of times - QMS)
Javid Raza sings Teri Zulfo Se, originally sung by Mohammed Rafi for Dev Anand in Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hain in the year 1961, composed by Shankar Jaikishan and written by Hasrat Jaipuri. Do check out our group dedicated to the legendary composers at groups.yahoo.com/group/shankarjaikishan
Javid Raza sings Tere Mere Sapne originally sung by Mohd. Rafi for the movie Guide, composed by S.D.Burman, written by Shailendra and filmed on Dev Anand (Devanand) and Waheeda Rehman in the year 1965. This is my first attempt at mixing video and audio, ofcourse not lipsynced due to difference in time but in this particular video, it is not much noticable.
Mujhe iss ka gham nahin, ke badal jaaye zamaana
Meri zindagi hai tumse, kahin tum badal na jaanaa
Javid hails from a very elite family of Hyderabad, India. His father, Mr. Hashmath Raza was the Chief/State Architect of Andhra Pradesh, India. His father's uncle was the Governor of Maharshtra, India. Javid had a devout inclination to singing/music from childhood. His inborn talent for singing is a God's Gift. He was given the title of a "child prodigy" by his Gurus in music. He received formal training in music by Ustad Tasadduq Hussain Sahab. His favorite raagas are "Raag Emen" and "Raag Darbari". One of his favorite numbers are "Zindagi Bhar Nahi Bhoolegi Wo Barsaat Ki Raat (Raag Emen) and "O Duniya Ke Rakhwale (Raag Darbari). His Ustaad always recommended him to join the Hindustani College of Music for theoretical training in music, but his parents wanted him to become a doctor as he excelled in academics especially Science. His schooling was done from the prestigious Hyderabad Public School formerly known as the "Jagirdar College".
During his college years, he worked part time at All India Radio Station, Hyderabad for almost a year, where he met famous maestros, musicians, singers and other artists from all over India. He was offered a job of a version singer by a head hunter to work with the musical maestros Laxmikant-Pyarelal Ji. He declined that offer as he was in his final year of his Masters degree. Later, he moved to Dubai. And then came an offer from the famous Music Director, Ravi Sahab in his talent hunt for a new voice. Unfortunately, Javid was unable to take this opportunity due to his newly acquired job restrictions.
Javid was always an ardent fan of the "Great Legend - Rafi Sahab". Now, Javid resides in Darien, Connecticut, U.S.A.. He works for a reputable European Airline and has a full time job. He performs on the week ends. He juggles his time between work and music, which is his all time most revered hobby. Music has always been a solace for him. He has traveled all over U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Panama, Caribbean Islands, South America, Middle East, Pakistan and India and given numerous shows with famous Bollywood and Pakistani artists. He has been bestowed with several trophies and awards as the "voice of Mohammed Rafi". But Javid is a very down to earth person who feels that "QUDRAT KO SIRF AIK HI RAFI DARKAAR HAI' and nobody can equal legends like Rafi Sahab.
Like all professionals need to learn constantly to update themselves, Javid strongly believes in ongoing learning in the field of music He says, Jo D"Bin Guru Gyaan Kahan Se Paoon, Dee Jo Daan, Hari Gunn Gaoon". He has a natural talent of writing poetry, which he probably inherited from his uncle who is a renowned Shaayar "Akbar Hyderabadi" currently residing in London.
Javid has three CDs to his credit. The first one is titled "TADAP", the second one is "IBTEDA" and the third one is "Memorable Songs of Rafi". He gave playback for the movie "Bandhak", which was produced in USA. He sang a religious couplet/Ashlok for a Television Documentary, "Diya Jyothi" He sang for a TV serial "Mausam", which was telecasted on "Zee TV".
These are his redeeming qualities - humble, modest, soft spoken, polite and extremely kind hearted, which coincidentally are identical to his role model, Rafi Sahab. He is very content with what God has bestowed him with.
Though his forte is Rafi Sahab's songs, Javid is an extremely versatile singer. He sings Ghazals, Bhajans, new and old melodies, pop numbers, Sufi songs and Punjabi numbers. He has sung in various languages namely, Urdu / Hindi / Sanskrit / English / Telugu / Afghani / Bengali / Punjabi / Gujarati & Marathi.
Last but not the least, Javid thanks his audience and his well wishers, for keeping his singing alive.