Take a look at some Ram Bhajans sung by greats like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar that you probably haven’t heard


Bhajans for Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva have a long history in Bollywood. Let’s take a look at 5 Ram Bhajans from Bollywood films that you surely have not heard of.

Mann ki aankhon se main dekhun roop sadaa Siya Ram ka (Singer: Mohd Rafi, Film: Mahabali Hanuman 1981)

There is little known about Kamalkant, the composer who composed this emotional Bhajan in the voice of Mohammed Rafi, who was known for his religious classics such as Sukh ke sabb saathi dukh mein na koi (Gopi) and O duniya rakhwale sun dard bhare mere nyale and Man tarpat hari darshan ko aaj (Baiju Bawra). This Ram bhajan got eclipsed  by the movie’s utter failure to attract an audience. It’s a pity, because it shows Rafi saab’s versatility in the devotional mould.


Hey Ram tere raj mein kaise jiyen Sitayen (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Film: Bajrangbali, 1976)

Biswajeet played Ram, while Moushumi Chatterjee played Sita in this superhit film starring Dara Singh. This gem from Kalyanji-devotional Anandji’s soundtrack features Lataji asking Ram about the status of women during his reign. This devotional song, written by the great poet Pradeep, has a searing relevance even today.

Ram se bada ram ka naam baneye sabke bigde kaam (Singer: Kishore Kumar, Movie: Ram Bharose, 1977)

Surprisingly, Kishore Kumar’s large library of songs does not include many Bhajans. Nonetheless, after much thinking, here is a very unique Ram Bhajan written and composed for a Randhir Kapoor comedy movie by the great devotional expert Ravindra Jain.

Sabse pehle sabse aakhir loon main tera naam hey Ram (Singers: Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar in an unreleased movie)

This Bhajan composed by Rajesh Roshan is a unique resonant rendezvous with Ram written feelingly and passionately by the great Anand Bakshi. The singing by the two stalwarts is superb. Unfortunately, because the film was never released, this wonderful ode to Ram is not listed among the great devotionals of Bollywood.