Geeta Dutt

Geeta Dutt ( Bengali: গীতা দত্ত, Gītā Datta, born November 23, 1930 District of Faridpur, now Bangladesh, † 20 July 1972) was an Indian playback singer of Bollywood cinema. Without direct vocal training, she created in her songs a vibrant atmosphere full of emotions.

She was born as Geeta Ghosh Roy Chowdhuri in a landowner family ( Zamindar ). At the age of 12 years she came with her parents to Mumbai. In 1946 she sang for the first time for a movie. Already in the following year, she got a fixed contract and until 1950 it was the most successful playback singer for melancholic and sad songs. For Jogan (1950 ) she recorded 12 songs.

In 1951 she met during the recording of the song Tadbir Se Hui Taqdeer Bigdi for the film Baazi the director of this strip Guru Dutt know. In 1953 they married. From then on she sang preferably in the films of her husband. After Guru Dutt with the new star of his films Waheeda Rehman had an affair, the marriage broke down and Geeta Dutt sought solace in alcohol. Guru Dutt died in 1964 from an overdose of sleeping pills. Geeta Dutt's position as a singer, was acquired by Asha Bhosle, Lata 's sister Mangeshkars. Later attempts Dutt to continue their careers failed. A final success were her songs in Anubhav (1972).

Geeta Dutt was involved in 150 films. She died in 1972 from cirrhosis.