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Happy birthday Waheeda Rehman: You won’t tire of seeing her dance in these 8 songs

One of the most talented dancers of her times, Waheeda Rehman learnt Bharatnatyam at an early age in Chennai and even performed on stage. She gave us several dance numbers that we can keep watching in loop forever. On her birthday today, we list a few popular songs where Waheeda showcased her skills to the max.

bollywood Updated: Feb 05, 2017 09:27 IST
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Waheeda Rehman

Waheeda Rehman in a still from Rangeela Re, one of her most popular songs.

She defined grace in Bollywood, and at 79, is still rated among the most beautiful ladies in the showbiz. Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman, who celebrates her birthday on Friday, has been enthralling us with a range of roles -- from her Bollywood debut in CID (1956) to the recent Dilli 6 (2009) with Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor.

Waheeda rehman in a still from Piya Tose Naina (Guide).

Born in 1938 in Chengalpattu (Tamil Nadu), Waheeda has worked in several critically acclaimed Bengali, Tamil and Hindi films. Some of her most appreciated movies include CID (1956), Guide (1965), Pyaasa (1957), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Reshma Aur Shera (1971). She also worked with Satyajit Ray in the Bengali film Abhijan (1962).

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She will soon be seen in the sequel to Kamal Haasan’s 2013 hit Vishwaroopam. The film is likely to release this year.

Waheeda learnt Bharatnatyam at an early age in Chennai and even performed on stage. She was spotted by Guru Dutt, who brought her to Bollywood. On her birthday on Friday, we list a few popular songs where Waheeda showcased her skills to the max:

1.Piya Tose Naina

Guide (1965)
Music: SD Burman
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

2. Mose Chhal Kiye Jaaye

Guide (1965)
Music: SD Burman
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

3. Kahin Pe Nigahein Kahin Pe Nishana

CID (1956)
Music: OP Nayyar
Singer: Shamshad Begum

4. Paan Khaye Saiyaan Humaro

Teesri Kasam (1966)
Music: Shankar Jaikishan
Singer: Asha Bhonsle

5. Jungle Me Mor Nacha


Shatranj (1969)
Music: Shankar Jaikishan
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

6. Sharma Ke Yun Na Dekh

Neel Kamal (1968)
Music: Ravi
Singer: Md Rafi

7. Rangeela Re

Prem Pujari (1970)
Music: SD Burman
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

8. Sasural Genda Phool

Dilli 6 (2009)
Music: A R Rahman, Rajat Dholakia
Singer: Rekha Bharadwaj, Shraddha Pandit, Sujata Majumdar

Special mention

Though it is not a song, this wonderful performance by Waheeda in the 1961 film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja deserves a special spot for flaunting Waheeda’s skills. You can watch her perform to Shankar Jaikishan’s music.

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