In the roller coaster ride that life is, we meet many people. Some we adore, some touch our hearts and some simply annoy us. Then there are some, who get on our nerves but we fail to understand why we love them so much. Well yes, it’s the sibling bond we’re talking about. Admit it! There is no bond dearer and special than the bond of siblings. Even if you drive each other crazy and hate each other sometimes, the bond between a brother and a sister is unique and unbeatable.
While there’s no one day to express your love for your brother or sister, we do observe the beautiful festival of Raksha Bandhan to celebrate this bond. On this day, sisters tie rakhi on their brothers’ wrists while they shower their behnas with some amazing rakhi gifts for sister. Well, at least, traditionally! But we’re sitting in 2020 and it’s all about breaking stereotypes. These days, sisters are celebrating Rakhi not just with their brothers but with each other as well and we’re all for it!
This year, we’ll be celebrating Raksha Bandhan on August 3 and with the festival coming up, we’ve curated a list of Bollywood Rakhi songs to set the mood. After all, no celebration is complete without some Bollywood numbers!?
This list is a compilation of beautiful compositions that define the sibling bond perfectly. Go ahead and pick your favourite!
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If we are talking about Raksha Bandhan geet, this song has to be the first one on the list. Even though it’s from the classic 1959 film - Chhoti Behan, it’s still popular enough and often played on Rakhi. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, this melodious song was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.
Behen Paraye Desh Basi Ho, Agar Vo Tum Tak Pohoch Na Paye,
Yaad Ka deepak Jalana, Jalana
Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhaana
After Bhaiya Mere, this one from the 1971 movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna is the most commercially hit Rakhi song for the festival.
Ye Na Jaana Duniya Ne Kyu Hai Tu Udaas,
Teri Pyaasi Aankhon Me Pyaar Ki Hai Paas,
Aa Mere Paas Aa, Keh Jo Kehna Hai
Featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Farida Jalal, this song is yet another beautiful rakhi song for sisters. While the song was sung by Kishore Kumar, the lyrics are by Anand Bakshi.
Ek Din Bigadi Kismat Sawanr Jayegi,
Ye Khushi Humse Bach Kar Kidhar Jayegi,
Gham Na Kar Zindagi Yun Guzar Jayegi, Raat Jaise Guzar Gae Sote Hue,
Nahi Me Nahi Dekh Sakta Tujhe Rote Hue
This song is from Dharmendra and Saira Banu-starrer film, Resham Ki Dori, and the title conveys it all. The film is based on the relationship between a brother and a sister.
Sundarta Me Jo Kanhaiya Hai, Mamta Me Yashoda Maiya Hai
Vo Aur Nahi Dooja Koi, Vo Mere Raja Bhaiya Hai
Tirangaa is a patriotic film and this song is filmed on Varsha Usgaonkar where she is tying rakhis to her brothers and describes her love for them. Don't forget to share this song with your brother on the special occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Yuh Toh Duniya Me Har Shah Ka Mol Hai,
Meri Rakhi Magar Anmol Hai,
Ye Na Tulti Hai Daulat Ke Bhaar Bhaiya,
Meri Rakhi Ka Matlab Hai Pyaar Bhaiya
This Raksha Bandhan geet is from the 1970 blockbuster hit Sachaa Jhutha and features superstar Rajesh Khanna. The song shows the actor dancing at a girl’s wedding while his sister struggles to find him.
Solah Singaar Meri Behena Karegi,
Teeka Chadega Or Haldi Lagegi,
Behena Ke Hotong Pe Jhumegi Nathaniya, Or Chumenge Dukhe Raja,
Bhaiya Raja Bajayega Baja
The 1970 film stars Manoj Kumar and the song is filmed on him and his sister on Raksha Bandhan. This is yet another simple yet beautiful melody that is perfect for your Rakhi songs playlist.
Duniya Ki Iitni Behene Hain, Un Sabki Shraddha Isme Hain,
Hai Dharam Karam Bhaiya Ka Yeh, Behena Ki Raksha Isme Hain,
Jaise Subhadra Aur Kishan Kaa, Jaise Badari Aur Pawan Kaa,
Jaise Dharti Aur Gagan Kaa,
Yeh Rakhi Bandhan Hai Aisa, Yeh Rakhi Bandhan Hai Aisa
The song from the film Anjaana perfectly captures the unique bond between siblings. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, it is filmed on Rajendra Kumar and Nazima, who play the role of siblings in the film.
Kitne Din Aur Ktni Raine Is Aangan Me Rehna Hai Mene,
Pardesi Hoti Hai Behene,
Baabul Jaane Bhej De Meri Sasural Me,
Chale Aana Vaha Har Haal Me
This Rakhi song is from Sunny Deol’s Shankara, and is filmed on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and captures the banter between the actor and his reel-life sister.
Bhaiya O Bhaiya, O Vaari Teri Behena,
Tera Pyaar Maangu, Na Maangu Koi Gehna
As far as friendships go, the ones you have with your siblings is the most honest, pure and long-lasting. So why not dedicate a friendship song to them. Trust us, this one from the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer film Yaarana is a must on your Rakhi playlist.
Meri Zindagi Sawari Mujhko Gale Lage Ke,
Baitha Diya Falak Pe Mujhe Khaak Se Utha Ke,
Yaara Teri Yaari Ko Mene Toh Khuda Maana
This song from Hrithik Roshan-starrer Agneepath is written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and beautifully sung by Sonu Nigam. This song is filmed when Hrithik meets his reel sister for the first time. This one is sure to bring a tear or two in your eyes.
Dhoop Me Jate Hue Tan Ko, Chhayaa ped Ki Mil Gae,
Roothe Bachche Ki Hasi Jaise,
Phuslaane Se Phir Khil Gae,
Kuch Aisa Hi Mehsoon Mujhko Ho Raha Hai,
Barso Ke Puraane Zakh Pe Marham Laga Sa Hai
Even though this song was filmed on Salman Khan while he danced at his friend Madhuri Dixit’s wedding, it goes perfectly as a Rakhi song for a sister. After all, siblings always wish the best for each other.
Meri Behena Hai Phool Baharao Ka,
Meri Behena Hai Noor Nazaro Ka,
Meri Behena Ki Jaisi Koi Behena Nahi,
Bina Iske Kahi Bhi Mujhe Rehna Nahi,
Jaise hai Chaand Sitaaron Me,
Meri Behena Hai Ek Hazaaro Me
This peppy number is from Rani Mukherjee and Konkana Sen Sharma’s film Laaga Chunari Mein Daag is another good one that should be on your playlist of songs on Raksha Bandhan.
Sukh Dukh Ko Khooti Pe Taange, Or Paap Punya Choti Se Baandhe,
Naache Hain Hum Tata Thaiya, Hum Toh Aise Hain Bhaiya,
Ye Apna Fashion Hain Bhaiya
This song from Preity Zinta’s film, Kya Kehna, is all about the love and the special bond that exists within the family. Don’t you think this happy Raksha Bandhan song would be perfect for your celebrations?
Hum Tum Yuhi Milte Rahe, Mehfil Yuhi Sajti Rahe,
Bas Pyaar Ki Yahi Ek Dhun Har Subah Shaam Bajti Rahi,
Gale Me Mehekta Rahe Pyaar Bhari Baahon Ka Haar, Kya Kehna
So, all set to surprise your siblings with a curated playlist?
Wishing you all a Happy Raksha Bandhan!
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