Uma Devi [Tun Tun] - Aaj Machi Hai Dhoom - Dard [1947]

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"Dard" [1947] is an Indian Hindi film directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar. Starring Shyam Kumar, Nusrat, Munawar Sultana, Badri Prasad, Husn Banu, Pratima Devi and Suraiya. Music is by Naushad. Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni........... Tun Tun (11 July 1923 24 November 2003) was the screen name of Indian playback singer and actor-comedienne, Uma Devi Khatri, who is often called the 'first woman comedienne of Hindi cinema'! Uma Devi Khatri, was born in a conservative Punjabi family, in a small village in Uttar Pradesh, where after the premature death of her parents while she was still her teens, she was raised by her uncle. She arrived in Bombay (Mumbai) at the age of 13, having run away from home, and knocked on composer Naushads door. She told him that she could sing and that she would throw herself in the ocean if he didnt give her a chance. He auditioned her, and hired her on the spot. She made her debut as a solo playback singer, in Nazir's Wamiq Azra (1946), working with legends like Naushad Ali, soon she signed a contract with the producer-director AR Kardar, who used Naushad as music director, and went on make a place for herself amidst music stalwarts like, Noor Jehan, Rajkumari, Khursheed and Zohrabai Ambalewali. In 1947, she had huge hits with " Afsana likh rahi hoon dil-e-bekrar ka" ("I Am Writing My Saga of desperate heart"), "Yeh Kaun Chala Meri Aankhon Mein Sama Kar" ("Who is This My Love?") and "Aaj Machi Hai Dhoom Jhoom Khushi Se Jhoom", which she sang for actress ...

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