Born into a family of musicians hailing from Rajasthan, Roopkumar Rathod was initiated early into music. He was the most sought after tabla player at the age of 18 in the early 80's before he made his transition into singing.Mahesh Bhatt's Gumraah (1989), starring Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt, marked his initiation into playback singing in Bollywood with the song Main Tera Aashiq Hoon. Since then, he has lent his voice to many mainstream Bollywood stars.
His ticket to success was the chartbuster Sandese Aate Hain from Border (1997). He also sang for Randeep Hooda in Kahe Sataye from Rang Rasiya.
Rathod celebrates his 42nd birthday on Wednesday. Here, we list five songs by the singer.
1. Tujh Me Rab Dikhta Hai
Film: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Picturised on: Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan
2. Maula Mere Maula Mere
Film: Anwar (2007)
Picturised on: Siddharth Koirala and Nauheed Cyrusi
3. Tere Liye
Film: Veer Zara (2004)
Picturised on: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta
4. Dil Ko Tumse Pyar Hua
Film: Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)
Picturised on: Saif Ali Khan, R Madhavan and Diya Mirza
5. Agar Tum Mil Jao
Film: Zeher (2005)
Picturised on: Emraan Hashmi and Udita Goswami