I am always up for an excuse for a songs post! And Kavita is a hidden gem of a playback singer, not as famous and revered as Lataji or Ashaji, but an amazing singer.
1.1. I love you for having serious classical credentials, training since you were a small child with classical music gurus and winning your first competition at age 8.
2. I love you for working your way into the industry slowly, starting as a singer at public performances by composers, then as a back-up playback singer, and finally getting a chance to shine on your own decades after you started working.
3. I love you for dedicating yourself to your career and not marrying until you were 41, a fellow musician, after which you slowly started turning more towards exploring fusion music and live performing instead of playback singing.
4. And I love you for letting me do a post almost entirely songs! First, for this song which was one of the first ones to get you noticed as something special.
5. I love you for doing right by RD Burman’s final heroine song.
6. I love you for doing sexy and scandalous the same year you did sweet and innocent for the previous song.
7. I love you for providing the voice for the girl who just has to sing in Khamoshi.
8. I love you for still taking part in ensemble songs even after you got “big”, like this totally silly and delightful one.
9. Speaking of big silly ensemble songs, I also love you for this!
10. I love you because you FINALLY got appropriate recognition for you classical skills thanks to singing Aishwarya’s role in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
11. You got a chance for another beautiful classical star turn in the song “Dheeme Dheeme” from Zubeidaa.
12. And finally I love you for this, the one Bhansali song sequence I whole-heartedly enjoy, to a large degree because of the way you attack the first syllable of the refrain.