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Born November 19, 1916(1916-11-19)
Ambala, Punjab
Died 1984
Occupation film score composer

Hansraj Behl (born 19 November 1916 – 1984) was an Indian music composer, who composed music for Hindi and Punjabi films. [1]


Early life and education

Born in Ambala, Punjab, Hansraj received his early education in music from Pandit Chunnilal.


He opened a music school in Lahore and released a few non-film records through His Master's Voice (HMV). Hansraj travelled to Bombay in 1944 to pursue a career as a music director in Hindi film industry, though he managed to made his debut as a composer with Pujari, (1946), directed by Ardeshir Irani [2]. Noted playback singer, Asha Bhosle made her Hindi film debut when she sang the song Saawan aaya for Hansraj Behl's film Chunariya (1948).[3]

In 1964 he gave music for hit Punjabi film by Padam Prakash Maheshwary titled "Satluj de Kande", starring Balraj Sahni, Nishi, Wasti, and Mirza Musharraf. The patriotic hit, Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..'sung by Mohammed Rafi in the film Sikandar-e-Aazam (1965), starring Prithviraj Kapoor was one of his last memorable number [2]


  • Pujari (1946)
  • Shaan (1950)
  • Chunariya (1948)
  • Khiladi (1950)
  • Khamosh Sipahi (1950)
  • Rajput (1951)
  • Moti Mahal (1952)
  • Apni Izzat (1952)
  • Lal Pari (1954)
  • Dost (1954)
  • Mast Qalandar (1955)
  • Rajdhani (1956)
  • Changez Khan (1957)
  • Milan (1958)
  • Bhangra (1959)
  • Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960)
  • Sikandar E Azam (1965)
  • Rustom-E-Hind (1965)
  • Do Aankhen (1974)
  • Jatt Punjabi (1979)
  • Kunwara Mama (1979)
  • Jatt Da Gandasa (1982)
  • Insaaf Ka Khoon (1991) [4]


  1. ^ Hansraj Behl Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries by Ashok Da. Ranade. Bibliophile South Asia, 2006. ISBN 8185002649. p. 245.
  2. ^ a b "Down Melody Lane: Composers - Hans Raj Behl". Retrieved 2009-10-23.  
  3. ^ "Asha, 70 years, 70 landmarks". Movies. 2003-09-08.  
  4. ^ Hansraj Behl, Filmography Bollywood Hungama.

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