Ila Arun

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Ila Arun
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Ila Arun in 2014
Background information
OriginIndia
Genres Indian Film Music, Playback Singer, Classical Singer, Pop Singer
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1979–present

Ila Arun is an Indian actress, TV personality and Rajasthani folk and folk-pop singer. [1] She has appeared in many prominent Bollywood movies such as Lamhe , Jodhaa Akbar , Shaadi Ke Side Effects and Begum Jaan .

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Personal life

Arun hails from Jaipur in Rajasthan. [2] She is the mother of actress Ishita Arun. [3]

Playback singing

Arun has sung numerous film songs in Hindi and quite a few South Indian languages such as Tamil and Telugu. Her most famous film song to date has been "Choli Ke Peeche" sung along with Alka Yagnik for the film Khalnayak starring Madhuri Dixit, for which they won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. [4] Another song which she is famous for is "Ghup Chup" from the film Karan Arjun . She also is well known for her song "Morni Baaga Ma Bole" accompanied with Lata Mangeshkar, in the movie Lamhe , starring Sridevi. She has lent her voice to the Tamil song "Muthu Muthu Mazhai", for the film Mr. Romeo , composed by A. R. Rahman. Her last noteworthy song was also with Rahman composed for the internationally acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire , called "Ringa Ringa". [5]

Singles/Albums

She has produced several successful singles such as "Vote for Ghagra". She also sang the promotional hit song Halla Bol for the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League [6] She hails from Rajasthan and sings Rajasthani songs in her albums and movies.

Acting

Arun was first seen acting in Lifeline (Jeevanrekha) a Hindi TV serial on life of doctors, along with Tanvi Azmi on Doordarshan. She delivered an electrifying performance in the 2008 hit Jodhaa Akbar as Maham Anga, Akbar's shrewd wet nurse and political advisor. She has also acted in supporting roles in films such as China Gate , Chingari , Well Done Abba , Welcome to Sajjanpur , West is West and Ghatak . In Shaadi Ke Side Effects and Begum Jaan , she played a governess and a brothel member, respectively. In "Raat Akeli Hai", which is a Netflix movie and released on 31.07.2020, she has played the role of mother of the Hero "Nawazuddin Siddiqui" and correctly delivered the dialogues in local dialect.

Arun has been a part of the early years of Indian television Industry, acting in the 1980s Bharat Ek Khoj and Yatra. She also took on the role of Hansa Mehta, an independence activist who was part of the advisory committee of the constituent assembly, in Samvidhaan which is a TV mini-series based on the making of the Constitution of India.

Discography

Album(s)Notes
Vote for Ghagra
Nigodi Kaisi Jawani Hai
Main Ho Gayi Sawa Lakh Ki
Banjaran
The Very Best of IlaCompilation
Khichdi
Haule Haule
Mela
Ila Arun Pop HitsCompilation
Chhappan Chhuri
Mare Hiwda Ma
Nimri Nimoli MTV Coke Studio (single)

Filmography

As Actress

YearFilmRoleDirectorNotes
1983 Ardh Satya Sneha Bajpai Govind Nihalani
Mandi Bordello girl Shyam Benegal
1985 Trikal CookShyam Benegal
1986 Jaal Tara Umesh Mehra
1990 Police Public Laxmi, deaf servant Esmayeel Shroff
1991 Lamhe Folk dancer in the song "Chudiyan Khanak Gayee" Yash Chopra Also singer
1992 Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda Lily's motherShyam Benegal
1994 Droh Kaal ZeenatGovind Nihalani
1996 Ghatak Mrs. Malti Sachdev Rajkumar Santoshi
1997 Auzaar Herself (in song "Apni To Ek Hi Life") Sohail Khan
1998 China Gate Mrs. GopinathRajkumar Santoshi
2005 Bose - The Forgotten Hero RanuShyam Benegal
2006 Chingaari Padmavati Kalpana Lajmi
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Maham Anga Ashutosh Gowariker Nominated in Screen Award for Best Villain
2008 Welcome to Sajjanpur Ramsakhi PannawaliShyam Benegal
2010 West Is West Basheera Khan Andy DeEmmony British film
Well Done Abba Salma AliShyam Benegal
Mirch Kesar bai Vinay Shukla
2011 Aagaah: The Warning Ramsharan's mother Karan Razdan
2012 Arjun: The Warrior Prince Kunti(Voice role)Arnab Chaudhuri Animated film
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects Aunty (Hired Governess) Saket Chaudhary
2017 Begum Jaan Amma Srijit Mukherji
2018 Thugs of Hindostan Jaitumbi Vijay Krishna Acharya
Manto Jaddanbai Nandita Das
2020 Ghoomketu Santo BuaPushpendra Nath MishraReleased on ZEE5
Raat Akeli Hai Mrs. YadavHoney TrehanReleased on Netflix
Chhalaang Usha Gehlot (Principal) Hansal Mehta Amazon Prime Video film
2021Sherni [7] TBA Amit V. Masurkar Amazon Prime Video film

As Singer

YearFilmSong(s)Music DirectorNotes
1986 Jaal "Raina Bawari Bhai Re" Anu Malik
1989 Batwara "Ye Ishq Dunk Bichhua Ka, Are Isse Raam Bachaye"Laxmikant-Pyarelal
1991 Rukmavati Ki Haveli Herself
Lamhe "Chudiyan Khanak Gayee"

"Megha Re Megha"

Shiv-Hari
1993 Khalnayak "Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai (Female)"

"Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hai Tu"

Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Bedardi "Sun O Bedardi"Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Dalaal "Gutur Gutur"Bappi Lahiri
1994 Amanaat "Din Mein Kehti Hai"Bappi Lahiri
Naaraaz "Aisa Tadpaya Mujhe Dil Bekarar Ne"Anu Malik
1995 Diya Aur Toofan "Kundi Dheere Se Khatkana"Bappi Lahiri
Zakhmi Sipahi "O Laila O Laila"Rais Bhartiya
1996 Aatank "Main Chhui Mui"

"Meri Patli Kamar"

Laxmikant–Pyarelal
Smuggler "Bin Barsaat Ke"Bappi Lahiri
Mr. Romeo "Muthu Muthu Mazhai" (original version)

"Paas Aaja Baalam" (Hindi version)

A. R. RahmanTamil Film
1997 Tarazu "Chal Ganne Ke Khet Mein" Rajesh Roshan
Jeevan Yudh "Kameez Meri Kaali" Nadeem–Shravan
Auzaar "Masti Ka Aalam Aaya Hai"Anu Malik
1998 Kaadhal Kavithai "Thathom Thakathimi" Ilaiyaraaja Tamil film
1999 Bhopal Express "Udan Khatola" Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Jaanam Samjha Karo "I Was Made For Loving You" Anu Malik
2000 Snegithiye "Othayadi Padhayile" Vidyasagar Tamil Film
2003 Boom "Boom" Talvin Singh
2004 Paisa Vasool "Maine Saiyan Ki Demand" Bapi–Tutul
2010 Well Done Abba "Meri bano hoshiyar" Shantanu Moitra Also lyricist
Mirch "Mora Saiyyan" Monty Sharma
Raavan "Kata Kata" A. R. Rahman
2012 Arjun: The Warrior Prince "Kabhi Na Dekhe Hastinapur Mein" Vishal–Shekhar
2013 Deewana Main Deewana "Kala Doriya" Bappi Lahiri

As Music Director

Television Appearances

YearShow(s)RoleNotes
1986 Yatra Drama group member
1988 Bharat Ek Khoj Various characters
1991Lifeline (Jeevanrekha)Doctor
2005 Fame Gurukul Head Mistress
2014 Samvidhaan Hansha Mehta
2015 Coke Studio Performer

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