December 08, 2023

O. P. Nayyar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 16, 2023

Short Biography

O. P. Nayyar was an Indian-Pakistani Singer, Composer, Song Writer, Music Director and Record Producer. He was born on 16th January 1926 in Lahore, Punjab, British India.  He was a frank natured person and worked with the legendary singers like Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt, and Mohammed Rafi among various others of that time.

O. P. Nayyar Complete Bio & Career

O. P. Nayyar started his professional career by composing background score for the film Kaneez. His debut film with the credit of music director was Aasmaan in 1952. For his fabulous composition, he became an overnight star and his compositions were critically acclaimed and went well with the audiences as well. He was at peak of his career during the 1950s and 1960s. He composed music for movies like Baaz, Chham Chaam Chaam, Aar Paar, C.I.D., Mr&Mrs. ’55, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Ek Musafir Ek Hasina, Phir Wo Dil Laaya Hoon and Sawan Ki Ghata amongst others.
He was arguably one of the best composer during the decade of the 1960s but was not seen much post that. He formed a formiddable pairing with Asha Bhonsle and the duo combined on various occasions and gave hits after hits. He played a major part in shaping up Asha's career but Asha rarely mention it. Apart from composing music for films, he was included in the panel of judges for reality singing show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He was interviewed at iconic show Vividh Bharti on All India Radio.

He was a legend and after his death Indian post released a commemorative stamp of his in 2013. He He did not compose music for younger actors such as Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. His films included Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Guru Dutt, Dharmendra, and Shammi Kapoor among others.

O. P. Nayyar Popular Videos

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

O. P. Nayyar died on 28-01-2007 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

DEATHDAY 28 January,2007 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

O. P. Nayyar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Brothers P.P. Nayyar, G.P.Nayyar
Sister None
Wife Saroj Mohini Nayyar
Daughters Three (Name Not Known)
Son One (Name Not Known)
Other Relatives Niharica Raizada (Grand-daughter)

He had two brothers P.P. Nayyar and G.P.Nayyar. He was married to Saroj Mohini Nayyar. Together they had three daughters and a son. Actress Niharica Raizada is his grand daughter.

Life's Important Dates Of O. P. Nayyar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Lahore
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Playing Musical Instruments
Marital Status Married
Debut As a composer - Aasman (1952)
Best Movies C.I.D. (1956), Howrah Bridge (1958), Phagun (1958), Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), and Kismat (1968) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actress Madhubala
Favorite Actor Raj Kapoor
Favorite Singer Asha Bhosle

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About O. P. Nayyar

  • After Madhubala's 1969 death Vyjayanthimala, Mala Sinha, Padmini, Asha Parekh and Sharmila Tagore lip-synced several Nayyar-Bhosle songs.
  • He was an adept in playing Piano, Dholak, Keyboard, and Drums.
  • In later part of his life, he had moved out of his Mumbai home, staying with a friend in Virar and then with a friend in Thane.
  • Indian post released a commemorative stamp of his on 03-05-2013.

O. P. Nayyar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

O. P. Nayyar was 81 years 0 month & 12 days old age.