Ashwini Kumar Rath

Shankar Jaikishan Music

Distinct characterisation for movie actors

Shankar Jaikishan gave birth to distinct persona for each actor in their movies. They created a chaplin-like tramp image for Raj Kapoor, panerai replica aggressive romantic image for Shammi Kapoor, and gentle and around-the-tree persona for Rajendra Kumar among others. The movies of respective actors carried music appropriate to their screen persona invariably.

Shankar and Jaikishan with singers Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar
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