Happy birthday Emraan Hashmi: A playlist of his superhit songs

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2016 14:45 IST
Emraan Hashmi in a still from Ek Thi Daayan. (YouTube)

There’s more to Emraan Hashmi than just being Bollywood’s most famous ‘serial kisser’. He started his acting journey with the 2003 film Footpath and went on to feature in films such as Murder, Kalyug, Gangster, The Dirty Picture and Shanghai. This year, he will be seen in Azhar, a biopic on former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin.

Hashmi is a lucky actor in a way that he got to star in films with some memorable music. In fact, it won’t be inappropriate to say that he became a star because of the music composers of his film. So, on his 37th birthday, we have compiled a list of his superhit songs that you can put on loop on your device.

Aashiq banaya aapne
Film: Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005)
This song established Emraan Hashmi as the ultimate kisser in Bollywood. He made every word sung by Himesh Reshammiya come true on screen with Tanushree. A must in every Hindi music lover’s collection.

Pee loon
Film: Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010)
Who wouldn’t love this song! Mohit Chauhan’s silky voice collaborated with Pritam’s velvety composition and together they created magic. It remains in our memory also because of what we saw happening between Hashmi and Prachi Desai on screen.

Bheegey honth tere
Film: Murder (2004)
You know that it was written by Syeed Quadri and voiced by Kunal Ganjawala, but do you know who composed it? Well, Anu Malik. Have you ever heard a more sensual song than this?

Tu hi meri shab hai
Film: Gangster (2006)
‘Tadap tadak ke’ introduced music lovers to KK’s sheer talent, and this song made them fall for him, forever. Composed by Pritam, this song was one of the biggest hits of 2006.

Film: Murder 2 (2011)
Why do all good songs have to be in Emraan Hashmi’s films? This is another gem, composed and voiced by Harshit Saxena, from Murder 2 which swept the entire nation with its melody and catchy tune.

Tera deedar hua
Film: Jannat 2 (2012)
Once again, Pritam turned out to be the lucky composer for Emraan Hashmi. And, who voiced it this time? Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Agar tum mil jao
Film: Zeher (2005)
Nobody could have written a better song for such a situation than Sayeed Quadri. Simplicity of the song makes it one of the memorable tunes ever produced in Bollywood. Anu Malik was the person behind it.

Toh fir aao
Film: Awarapan (2007)
What’s with Pritam and Emraan Hashmi! Once again they made the heads turn with this song in Awarapan. The loneliness of an Indian abroad also became the anthem of broken hearts. Mustafa Zahid arrived in Bollywood with this song.

Tere hokey rahenge
Film: Raja Natwarlal (2014)
Yuvan Shankar Raja was already a big name down south, but he needed a solid launching pad in Bollywood, and Raja Natwarlal provided him exactly that. He picked up Arijit Singh for his masterstroke.

Afsana bana ke bhool na jaana
Film: Dil Diya Hai (2006)
You may not recall the story of this film, but you can never forget this song, can you? Or, rather will you? This was the time Himesh Reshammiya used to be a rage.

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