Celebrating best of Javed Akhtar on his 77th birthday- read inside

Javed Akhtar turns 77 this year. Here’s celebrating some of his best songs.

Today, the poet, lyricist and the screenwriter Javed Akhtar celebrates his 77th birthday. Salim – Javed became famous screenwriters with their best work in Border, Lagaan, Zindagi na Milegi Dobara. Moreover, Javed ji is five-time national award winner.

The songs that made him worth that awards are mentioned below:


Tum Ko Dekha Toh Ye Khayal

The song was featured in the classic film Saath Saath, starring Parallel cinema stalwarts, Farooq Sheikh and Deepti Naval. The song was sung by two best melodious souls, late Jagjit Singh and his wife, singer Chitra Singh.

Radha Kaise Na Jale

The three- time national award winning soundtrack by composer A. R. Rahman and lyricist Javed Akhtar. It was sung by Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan and Vaishali Samant.

In Lamho Ke Daman Mein

The song marked as one of the most iconic song for an iconic film, by composer A.R. Rahman used for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s epic period film, Jodha Akbar. The melodious song was sung by Sonu Nigam and Madhushree.

Yun Hi Chala Chal

This song was sung for the film Swades in 2004. Lyricist Javed Akhtar did quite magic with ethnic tunes in the song. The song features the vocals of Udit Narayan, Kailash Kher and Hariharan.

Dekha Ek Khwaab

This song was featured in the film Silsila (1981), was written by Akhtar and composed by musical duo Shiv-Hari (Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia).

We wish you a happy birthday, Javed Akhtar!