Songs by Javed Akhtar that fill you with zest for life!

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On the legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar's birthday, here's revisiting 22 songs penned by him that feel like sunshine on a rainy day. 

Every morning, I wake up after five alarms, get dressed in a hurry and rush to board the local train, and once I secure a Mira Road or Borivali seat, I plug in my earphones and listen to soulful Bollywood songs on my way to work because they uplift my mood. While mornings should never be this chaotic, they are when you travel by local train. So, the best thing I do is listen to uplifting songs so that no one, neither my sleepiness nor the ruthless crowd, gets to dampen my mood. And I have Javed Akhtar to thank for some of these gems.



Akhtar, a screenwriter, lyricist, and poet, is a legend in Indian cinema. Whatever he pens gets a cult status. His movies like Sholay and Deewar are classics that Indians revisit even today. His songs ranging from "Ek Ladki ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" to "Dil Me Mere Hai Dard-ae-Disco" have a unique place in Bollywood. Akhtar sahab's contribution to Indian cinema is vast. Most of his songs are not your average motivational songs. They are highly versatile. These songs range from ambitious and eccentric to vulnerable. They're for the old and the young. Some songs have a classical vibe to them and other songs simply rock on! 

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On his birthday today, let's listen to some of his songs that give you a beautiful perspective towards life, make the mundane look meaningful, and the dreary look cheery. 

Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main

Chaand Tare

Zindagi Ki Yahi Reet Hai

Main Toh Hoon Pagal

I Am The Best

Dil Chahta Hai

Sun Mitwa

Chale Jaise Hawaayein

Dagariya Chalo

Kal Ho Na Ho

Yeh Fizaein

Yun hi Chala Chal

Rock On

Kya Karoon

Wake Up Sid

Jee Le Zara

 

Dil Dhadakne Do

 

Ik Junoon

Khwabon Ke Parindey

Sooraj Ki Baahon Mein

Hone Do Jo Hota Hai

 

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan

 

Happy Birthday, Akhtar sahab!

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