Nusrat Badr

Nusrat Badr

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Nusrat Badr is a popular lyricist of Bollywood at present. He is most famous for the songs of Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Devdas, composed by Ismail Darbar. His other popular songs include Ada, Deewangi and Sawariya. In the past 10 years or so, he has done only a few movies for Bollywood and the complete list include – Devdas, Ada, Deewar, Dewangee, Kwayishein, Family wala, Impatient Vivek, Alag, Unlimited nasha, Jahaan jaayenge hamein payenge and Rehguzar.  He has also written all songs for Sonu Nigam’s top album of 2004 – Chanda ki doli. The hit title track ‘Chanda ki doli mein pariyom ki’ is still remembered for its lovely lyrics along with the silky voice of Sonu Nigam. He has an amazing association with A.R.Rehman and has done all the songs of ‘Ada.. a way of life’. Along with Ismail Darbar, his top songs of course belong to Devdas and Deewangee. He has been associated with director Sanjay Leela Bansali for the movies – Saawariya and Devdas.


Nusrat Badr was born in Bhopal as the son of poet Bashir Badr. He has two siblings, a sister and a brother. He completed his studies from Aligarh Muslim University. As a lyrist, his worked in Bollywood started during early 2000’s and his lyrics of Devdas in 2002 were well noticed. The most popular songs of Devdas written by Husrat Badr include Silsila yeh chahat ka na meine, Hum pe yeh kisne hara rang (maar daala), Bairi piya bada bedardi, Woh chand jaisi ladki, Chalak chalak, kahe ched mohe and Dola re dola re. Except ‘Morey piya’ written by Sameer, all songs were written by Nusrat Badr. He was nominated for ‘Dola re hai dola’ song at Filmfare awards though couldn’t win it.


Among the songs of Ada, the most beautifully poems include – Hai dard, Hawa yeh hawa, tu mera hai and Gulfisha. It was for the first time the prominent playback singer of south, Jayachandran sung for a Bollywood movie. His other hit songs include - Saat Suron Ka, Pyar se pyare tum ho sanam and yeh ishq hata of Deewangee. Songs of deewangee and sawariya can also be included in the list.

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Updated: July 08, 2013


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