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Brief Biography

Kidar Sharma’s many contributions to Indian cinema will always be remembered. He had always had a fascination for the world of entertainment and in 1915, he held his first performance as a harmonium player. Kidar’s father opposed Kidar’s decision to join a film studio.

Kidars’ hobby, painting, provided him with the opportunity to enter the world of films. His first job in a film studio was that of a backdrop screen painter and a poster painter.

Kidar Sharma was versatile and his talents included scripting, dialogue, directing and lyric writing. The films that bear his mark in one way or another are Devdas (with K. L. Saigal) Vidyapati, Chitralekha, Neel Kamal, Suhag Rat, Jogan, Baware Nain, Hamari Yad Aayegi among others.

Kidar wrote lyrics for most of his compositions including Dil Hi To Hai (1939), Chitralekha (the 1941 film and its 1964 remake), Neel Kamal (1946), Bawre Nain (1949), Shokhiyaan (1951), Hamari Yaad Aayegi (1963) and films like Hamari Beti, Rangeen Raatein, and Neki Aur Badi.

Kidar helped many music directors to establish themselves in the industry including Roshan and Bulo C. Rani. He also introduced talents like composer singer Snehal Bhatkar and singer Mubarak Begum.

He even made short films for Doordarshan including Aise Log Bhi Hote Hain, Kagaz Ki Nao and Ham Honge Kamyab. The 1991 movie, Sehme Huye Sitaren was his last movie.


Discography

Films

Dil Hi To Hai
Chitralekha
Neel Kamal
Bawre Nain
Shokhiyaan
Hamari Yaad Aayegi
Hamari Beti
Rangeen Raatein
Neki Aur Badi
Sehme Huye Sitaren



Trivia

Some of Kidar Sharma’s eternal classics are ‘Khayalon Mein Kisike’ (Bawre Nain), ‘Kabhi Tanhaiyon Mein Bhi’ (Hamari Yaad Aayegi), ‘Baalaman Baso More Man Mein’ and ‘Mat Bhool Musafir&rsq