|Biographical detail : ||A singer.
Talatís soft, sensuous, trembling and pathos of his voice enchanted India, for over two decades, with haunting love songs as a playback singer in over 200 Bolluwood films. A good-looking and dapper person, Talat acted in the Fifties. However, he preferred singing to acting, and got his break as a playback singer in 1951 in Arzoo. Ghazals in Urdu were his forte.
Talat Mahmood who was born in Lucknow was a highly cultured and refined person with impeccable taste for good living.