Priya Rajvansh

Priya Rajvansh had a short acting career in terms of the number of movies that she acted in, 7 movies, all directed by Chetan Anand, over a span of 22 years. Born in Shimla, she was launched by Chetan Anand in Haqeeqat in 1964, after he came across her photographs. Though she wasn’t particularly known for her acting skills, she has some wonderfully shot & well written songs picturized on her.

FiveSongs – Solos picturized on Priya Rajvansh

#1 Song: Zara Si Aahat Hoti Hai
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar
Year: 1964
Movie: Haqeeqat
Director: Chetan Anand
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Composer: Madan Mohan
Haqeeqat was based on the Indo-China war of 1962, where she played a Ladakhi girl in love with a Indian soldier. Haqeeqat was shot on location in Ladakh, in quite harsh conditions, so part of this song has the typical Bollywood studio back drop. This song is the only bit where the director deviates from narrating a stoic story about the plight of the Indian jawans. 


#2 Song: Do Dil Toote
Year: 1970
Movie: Heer Raanjha
Director: Chetan Anand
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi
Composer: Madan Mohan
Heer Ranjha is best known for its lyrical dialogue, by Kaifi Azmi. The entire movie is in verse, based on the Punjabi poem Heer-Ranjha, by the poet Waris Shah. Priya Rajvansh portrays Heer, singing this mournful number, one of Madan Mohan’s finest compositions. 


#3 Song: Betaab Dil Ki Tamanna
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar
Year: 1973
Movie: Hanste Zakhm
Director: Chetan Anand
Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi
Composer: Madan Mohan
Madan Mohan again delights with his composition, which is rendered beautifully by Lata Mangeshkar, picturized on Priya Rajvansh & Navin Nischol in color-coded outfits on screen. 


#4 Song: Hai Tere Saath Meri Wafa
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar
Year: 1974
Movie: Hindustan Ki Kasam
Director: Chetan Anand
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Composer: Madan Mohan
Another one of Chetan Anand’s patriotic movies, Hindustan Ki Kasam had Raaj Kumar opposite Priya Rajvansh. She plays a spy who works as a singer on TV to help the IAF. 


#5 Song: Sajti Hai Yunhi Mehfil
Singer: Asha Bhonsale
Year: 1981
Movie: Kudrat
Director: Chetan Anand
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Composer: R. D. Burman
Kudrat was Chetan Anand’s multistarrer, rebirth drama. The main leads were Rajesh Khanna & Hema Malini with Vinod Khanna, Raaj Kumar & Priya Rajvansh. After playing the lead opposite Raaj Kumar in two of her previous movies, Priya Rajvansh plays his daughter in this one. 


 

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