Full name: Runa Laila
Birth date: November 17, 1952
Birthplace: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Education: Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts
Years active: 1969-present
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Spouse (s): Alamgir
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Runa Laila is the best worldwide recognized singer from Bangladesh. She is best known for pop, playback, and modern song in Bangladesh. Runa Laila began working as a playback singer prior to the liberation war in Bangladesh.
Runa is very much popular in South Asia; Runa’s song Dam Dam Mast Qalandar is very popular in Pakistan. Runa relentlessly sang a song for five decades in various languages including Hindi, Urdu, and English, she also made Guinness World Record.
Runa Laila Early Life:
Runa Laila’s father Amdad Ali was a boy of Rajshahi who completed a Master’s in Islamic History from Kolkata University. Her father started a job in Kolkata where she met with a singer Amita Sen, attracted to this lady and fell in love.
They married in 1947 after a courtship. Runa Laila was born into this family on November 17, 1952. In her early childhood, Runa Laila was admitted to the Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts by her mother for learned dancing but she was attracted by music very much.
She had loitered around her elder sister Dina Laila during her music practice. She could capture easily any song’s tune and instantly began to sing the song just to listen. Runa’s parents being overwhelmed by her talent; sent her to learn music along with her elder sister Dina Laila. Runa passed SSC in 1968 with first class, and in 1970, passed HSC with second class.
Runa Laila began her career journey with a stage show in Dhaka at an age of 6 where she got the chance because of her elder sister Dian’s inability to sing. Certainly, she did not miss the chance, she satisfied the audience by singing.
When she was 9 years old, Radio Pakistan organized an inter-school music competition but the organizers did not want to give her a chance, cause of being an English medium student.
However, she got a chance to sing faced various troubles, properly used the chance, and picked up the first prize by singing a Gazle. She made her debut as a playback singer in Pakistan period by singing for the movie Zugnu. Runa also acted in a movie named Shilpi with her husband Alamgir. She won numerous prizes including National Film Awards four times.
Guinness World Records:
Runa Laila gave voice in many songs of Pakistani composer Nisa Bajmi. The composer and music director made various songs with the legendary singer Runa. Next, an organization in Mumbai planned to have Runa Laila sing-song composer of Nisar Bajmi.
Every day Runa records ten songs from a composer, in three days she recorded a total of 30 songs. Then as a world record, it was placed in the Guinness World Records Book.
Runa Laila got married three times just one short from another famous singer Sabina Yasmin. At first, she married Khawaza Javed Kaiser, secondly married a Swiss citizen named Ron Daniel. Finally, Runa married Bangladeshi famous actor Alamgir. He has a daughter Akhi Alamgir, a Bangladeshi heartthrob singer by his previous wife.
Some Popular Songs:
- sadher lau banailo more boiragi
- Bundhu Tin Din Tor Bari Gelam
- Barir Manush Koy Amay
- Je Jon Premer Bhab Jane Na
- Protidin Tomay Dekhi
- Shilpi Ami Tomaderie Gaan Shonabo
- Jakhon Thambe Kolahol
- Shukh Tomi Ki Boro Janthe Echhe Kore
- Ganga Amar Ma Padma Amar Ma
- Ei Brishti Beja Rathe
- Shujon Maji Re
- Dam Dam Mast Qalandar (O Lal Meri)-Hindi
- Mera Babu Chail Chabila- Hindi
- Dil Darake- Hindi
- Disko Premi- Hindi