Happy Birthday Shah!

Wishing my beloved darling Shah a wonderful 45th birthday!

You are my light when it's dark, my joy when there's sorrow, my happiness always.

Wishing you many many more wonderful years of love.

Just in case you want to refresh your memory, check out all the reasons I love Shah Rukh here.

And to commemorate this very special event this year, a few of my favorite Shah songs:

Mere Mehboob is one of my go to songs for when I need cheering up. Shah is adorable to the nth degree in this, plus the song is so catchy. It just instantly brings a smile to my face every time I hear it. Poor Sonali doesn't stand a chance!

Though I've probably posted this on my blog several times, I can not not do a fav's list and leave Kal Ho Na Ho off. It is, without a doubt, my favorite Sonu song, and a wonderfully beautiful picturization in a film that will always remain one of my all time favorites.

This song still remains #1 on my top 25 played itunes, even after 2 years of constantly putting new music on there. Even though I haven't seen the original Don yet (though it sits on my dvd shelf waiting its turn), this song doesn't serve any purpose in the updated film except perhaps to pay homage to the original. That being said, I LOVE that they put it in regardless. It's fun, Shah looks fantastic, the music is peppy and Udit is so perfect that it just flows so seamlessly between his singing and Shah's bit.

I fell in love with this song immediately when I saw it. Yes Boss was a film that I tried watching when I first started watching Hindi film and I didn't quite get it. When I finally got around to putting it back on the dvd player I wondered how I could have NOT gotten it back then. Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon is a cute little song, but what I like about it the most is how completely cute and quirky Shah is in it trying his very best to win the gorgeous Juhi over without her quite knowing it. Such perfection!!!

Om Shanti Om will always be a movie that I will hold dear to my heart. It was the first movie I bought online, the first time I saw Shah in all his ab glory, the first film I watched over and over and over again. Ajab Si was also the first song I learned the words to. Beautifully sung by KK, it's wonderful how Farah uses it twice in the movie when Om sees Shanti for the first time. It's a whole lot of firsts and that's why it lands on my list.

Okay, so I could go on and on, but I think I'll stop at five for now. What are your favorite Shah songs?

As I finish up this post, it is nearing the end of Shah's birthday in Berlin, or Rome or wherever he is tonight! Once again, happy birthday my darling!!

13 Response to "Happy Birthday Shah!"

  1. Anishok says:
    November 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Love the list! And Happy birthday to Shah :D

    There are too many favorites I have of him, but the 3 songs that made me become the obsessed fan I am today were: the title song from KKHH, More Piya from Devdas and Yeh Ladki Hai Allah from K3G :D

  2. Shell says:
    November 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    All terrific songs! If I listed all the ones I loved it would take days to go through this post! He's special that way.

  3. bollywooddeewana says:
    November 2, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Happy birthday to Shah, can't say I'm his biggest fan but i have a soft spot for his 90's stuff and one of my favourite SRK song is this rather unlikely choice from Army, i just love his energy in this song, Army is by no means a great film but this song was one of the highlights for me


    P.s Mere mehboob is a fave of mine too, and i agree with your commentary on it

  4. Shell says:
    November 3, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    I have never seen Army, so I will be checking out that youtube link right now....

  5. Shell says:
    November 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM

    ....and I'm back.

    Thanks for that! So fun. Plus we get a moochie Shah and then not, so bonus!

    I don't even own this movie. I can see I'm going to have to find it.

    I don't know how anyone can not love Mere Mehboob. Everything about that song is perfecct!

  6. kal ho na ho says:
    November 3, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    shah rukh .. o mere sabnu ka raja .. my (pehla) love ..and my(pehla aur akhree)sweety dream ..

    ((main koi)) and ((mere mehboob)) are the top of my list songs (listen+watch) ever.. plus mere mehbooba..I am addicted to his adorable smile,sharp eyes and even his teeth specialy the left canine.. he was a phase in my life and still be..!

    happy wonderful birthday, may god bless him..

    thanks for your nice post..

    :) cranky mad fan <<<


  7. kal ho na ho says:
    November 3, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Sorry I forgot his unbelievable funny song dance pe chance.. His face expirations was really deadly funny...


  8. Shell says:
    November 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    yay! You are so welcome. He just is all things isn't he?!

    Dance Pe Chance is a very good song and I do agree, he has some great facials in it!

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing in the birthday pyaar!!!

  9. Jules says:
    November 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Mmmmmm... my oh my! 45 looks tasty!!!


  10. Shell says:
    November 4, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    doesn't it though!!?? He just gets better and better every single year!

  11. Bombay Talkies says:
    November 11, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    Penn Masala does a beautiful version of Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam. (Starts at about 2:10 or so, but listen to the beginning as well, it's mixed with U2 and sounds awesome!)

    http://tinysong.com/ts8z #nowplaying

    I'm a big fan of Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi from Swades. Such a peppy song!

  12. Shell says:
    November 11, 2010 at 7:08 AM

    That was awesome! It was like listening to our own version of Hindi Glee! hee hee! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the link - I've never heard of that site before. Will have to play a while with it!

    Yuhi Chala Chal Rahi is an awesome song!

  13. Bombay Talkies says:
    November 11, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Glad you liked it! I try to get the word out about those guys, they're brilliant. I first heard their stuff in American Desi (what a strange and awesome little film)--they do some amaaaaazing covers. If you pop over to MissMalini.com she has some video of them when they performed on her radio show. They're good looking boys. ;)