Who is Laxmikant-Pyarelal Duo Biography, Indian Idol Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Songs, Awards & More

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Who is Laxmikant-Pyarelal Duo Biography, Indian Idol Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Songs, Awards & More: One of the most prolific musical duos of Indian cinema, Laxmikant-Pyarelal met when they were in their adolescence when they were noticed by Lata Mangeshkar, who recommended them to renowned musicians such as Naushad, Sachin Dev Burman, and C. Ramchandra. As children of 10 and 12 years of age respectively, the two boys spent most of their time in the recording studios, either helping each other or getting work for one another. Hailing from similar financial backgrounds, they bonded very well and soon became good friends.

Upon growing up, the two assisted renowned musicians such as Kalyanji-Anandji up until 1963, while they also worked as music arrangers for various other composers like S. D. Burman and R. D. Burman to name a few. In 1963, they planned on branching out as an independent musical duo and their maiden venture did not see the light of the day, making Parasmani their debut movie. They hit a home rome with their next venture Dosti, in 1964, which, although didn’t do well at the box office, went on to be remembered for its music, which won their first Filmfare Best Music Director Award.

In their almost four-decade-career, the duo composed music for as many as 635 movies and have worked with some of the biggest singers in the industry such as Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, and Asha Bhosle. Some of their most notable work has been heard in movies such as Humjoli, Abhinetri, Karz, Utsav, Shagird, Patthar ke Sanam, Bobby, Amar Akbar Anthony, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Ram Lakhan, Khuda Gawah, and Deewana Mastana among many others.

After Laxmikant’s death in 1998, Pyarelal has done some independent work and also went on to assist in arranging the music for the song ‘Dhum Tana’ from Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Some of the duo’s work has been rehashed and used in recent Bollywood movies such as such as the hit song ‘Hungama Ho Gaya’, which was used in the 2014 Kangana Ranaut-starrer Queen, which has additional lyrics sung by Arijit Singh, and Chaalbaaz’s ‘Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai’ was used in the slice of life movie Tumhari Sulu in 2017, which featured Vidya Balan in the lead.

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The duo has worked with several notable filmmakers in Bollywood including Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, B.R. Chopra, Shakti Samanta, Yash Chopra, Manmohan Desai, Boney Kapoor, Raj Khosla, L V Prasad, J. Om Prakash, Subhash Ghai, K Viswanath and Manoj Kumar. They composed classical music as well as western music. Their songs Dard-e-dil Dard-e- jigar, Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai, Dafali Wale, Ek Do Teen, My Name Is Lakhan, So Gaya Yeh Jaha and Jumma Chumma De De are popular even today. 

Popular top songs of Laxmikant-Pyarelal

1964Dosti“Rahi Manwa Dukh Ki Chinta”Mohammad Rafi Lata Mangeshkar
1967Milan“Sawan Ka Mahina”Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
1968Shagird“Dil Vil Pyar Vyar”Lata Mangeshkar
1969Intaquam“Kaise Rahu Chup”Lata Mangeshkar
1969Do Raaste“Bindiya Chamakegi”Lata Mangeshkar
1971Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli“Jo Main Chali”Lata Mangeshkar
1972Shor“Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai”Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
1973Manchali“O Manchali Kaha Chali”Kishore Kumar
1973Bobby“Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho”Shailendra Singh, Lata Mangeshkar
1974Roti Kapda Aur Makaan“Mehngai Maar Gayi”Jani Babu Quwal, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh & Chanchal
1977Amar Akbar Anthony“Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar”Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh & Lata Mangeshkar
1977Dream Girl“Dream Girl”Kishore Kumar
1980Sargam“Dafali Wale”Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
1980Dostana“Salamat Rahe Dostana Humara”Mohammed Rafi & Kishore Kumar
1980Karz“Dard-e-Dil Dard-e-Jigar”Mohammed Rafi
1981Ek Duuje Ke Liye“Tere Mere Beech Mein”Lata Mangeshkar & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1982Prem Rog“Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara”Lata Mangeshkar
1983Hero“Tu Mera Hero Hai”Manhar Udhas, Anuradha Paudwal
1984Utsav“Saanjh Dale”Suresh Wadkar
1985Sanjog“Yashoda Ka Nandlala”Lata Mangeshkar
1986Naam“Chithi Aayi Hai”Pankaj Udhas
1986Nagina“Main Teri Dushman”Lata Mangeshkar
1987Mr India“Hawa Hawai”Kavita Krishnamoorthy
1987“Kaate Nahin Katte”Kishore Kumar & Alisha Chinoy
1988Tezaab“Ek Do Teen”Amit Kumar & Alka Yagnik
1988“So Gaya Yeh Jahan”Nitin Mukesh, Shabbir Kumar & Alka Yagnik
1989Chaalbaaz“Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai”Amit Kumar & Kavita Krishnamoorthy
1989Ram Lakhan“My Name Is Lakhan”Mohammad Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal, Nitin Mukesh, Anuradha Sriram
1990Kroadh“Bombay Bombay”Amit Kumar & Mohammad Aziz
1991Saudagar“Ilu Ilu”Manhar Udhas, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan & Sukhwinder Singh
1991Hum“Jumma Chumma De De”Sudesh Bhonsle & Kavita Krishnamurthy
1992Khuda Gawah“Tu Mujhe Kabool”Mohammed Aziz & Kavita Krishnamurthy
1993Khalnayak“Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”Alka Yagnik, Ila Arun
1993Aashiq Awara“Main Hoon Aashiq Aashiq Awara”Udit Narayan
1997Poonilamazha“Aatu Thottilil”M.G.Sreekumar, K.S.Chithra
1998Deewana Mastana“O Mummy Mummy O Daddy Daddy “Udit Narayan


After Laxmikant-Pyarelal made their debut as a music director duo in 1963, they were nominated for Best Music at the Filmfare Awards almost every year. Many times, they were nominated for 3 or more films in a particular year. At the same time, L-P narrowly missed the awards for musical hits like Aaye Din Bahar KeIntaqamDo RaasteMera Gaon Mera DeshShorDaagBobbyEk Duuje Ke LiyePrem Rog, UtsavSur SangamFarzShagirdTezaabHero and Mr. India.

Laxmikant–Pyarelal received won 7 awards and 15 nominations.

  • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Won
    1965 (Dosti)
    1968 (Milan)
    1970 (Jeene Ki Raah)
    1978 (Amar Akbar Anthony)
    1979 (Satyam Shivam Sundaram)
    1980 (Sargam)
    1981 (Karz)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Nominated
    1970 (Do Raaste)
    1973 (Shor)
    1974 (Bobby)
    1974 (Daag: A Poem of Love)
    1975 (Roti Kapda Aur Makaan)
    1976 (Dulhan)
    1980 (Jaani Dushman)
    1981 (Aasha)
    1982 (Ek Duuje Ke Liye)
    1983 (Prem Rog)
    1984 (Hero)
    1986 (Meri Jung)
    1986 (Pyaar Jhukta Nahin)
    1986 (Sur Sangam)
    1989 (Tezaab)
    1990 (Ram Lakhan)
    1992 (Saudagar)
    1994 (Khalnayak)


Bobby has been rated the 17th best soundtrack ever by Planet Bollywood on their “100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks”. 

Other soundtracks in the list include:

  •  Amar Akbar Anthony (25)
  • Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (27)
  • Dosti (32)
  • Hero (36)
  • Ek Duuje Ke Liye (44)
  • Karz (50)
  • Ram Lakhan (59)
  • Kranti (61)
  • Tezaab (65)
  • Do Raaste (74)
  • Milan (75)
  • Khalnayak (77) and 
  • Prem Rog (85)

After Laxmikant’s death

After Laxmikant’s death, Pyarelal has done some work independently. Yet, Pyarelal always used the name ‘Laxmikant–Pyarelal’ for all future compositions. When the playback singer Kumar Sanu turned the music director, he approached Pyarelal to arrange music for him. Pyarelal was approached to assist in the music of Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om song “Dhoom Tana”. In 2009 Pyarelal won the Sachin Dev Burman International Award for Creative Sound and Music at the Pune Film Festival. Pyarelal has done a show with Kakas Entertainment called Maestros: A musical Journey of Laxmikant–Pyarelal.

Style of music

Laxmikant-Pyarelal composed Indian classical music as well as Western music; they were most popular for their folk tunes and semi-classical music. For Shagird, they composed Rock-n-Roll-style melodies, and in Karz the music is closer to disco. For this film they wrote a Westernised version of a Ghazal, “Dard-e-dil Dard-e- jigar”, and they received the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for the year.

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

 Pyare Lal | Laxmikant-Pyarelal | Lakshmikant Pyarelal | Laxmikant – Pyarelal | Laxmikanth Pyarelal | Laxmikant Pyarelal | Pyarelal | Pyare | Pyrelal

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