Jain was born on February 28, 1944 at Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He was
born blind. His father Pandit Indramani Jain was a noted
'Vaidya' and was a very reputed man of society. He completed his
studies from Aligarh and got his Sangeet Prabhakar's Degree from Prayer
Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He has a developed a good
sense of music as well as poetry. He found himself at ease in composing
music for the songs he wrote. He married Divya Jain who was a poetess
of high caliber, and who is daughter of Shri R. S. Jain and
Poetess-Writer Smt. Nirmala Jain.
In 1970 he came to Bombay to
find his way in the Hindi cinema. He got his first chance to compose
music for N. N. Sippy's Silsila Hai Pyar Ka, in 1972. But unfortunately
the film could not be completed due to some reasons. In the same year
he got Jhunjhunwala's Lori. He composed music for few more films in the
same year, but the first film which got released was Kaanch Aur Heera.
1973, he got Rajshri's Saudagar, with Amitabh Bachchan in the main
lead. It was an offbeat film. Ravindra composed very good music for the
film and he got to work with the leading singers like Manna Dey,
Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The song who drew
attention of the film-goers were: 'Har Haseen Cheez Ka..', 'Door Hai
Kinaara..' and 'Tera Mera Saath Rahe..'. He wrote the lyrics for the
songs of Saudagar.
But, the real success came to him with N.
N. Sippy's Chor Machaye Shor in 1974. The songs like: 'Le Jayenge Le
Jayenge..', 'Ek Daal Par Tota Baitha..' and 'Ghungroo Ki Tarah Bajta Hi
Raha Hoon..' created waves among the music lovers. With the success of
Chor Machaye Shor, Ravindra got number of films: Geet Gaata Chal,
Tapasaya, Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, Chit chor etc. He Became the music
director of the Rajshri Productions. He gave many musical hits with
Ravindra introduced new voices in his films like,
Yesudas, Hemlata, Jaspal Singh, Aarti Mukherjee, Chandrani Mukherjee
& and many others. Besides composing music he kept himself busy
with writing songs. He gave many live performances and stage shows.
collection of shairi's title 'Ujalon Ka Silsila' in Urdu and received
Sahitya Award from Uttar Pradesh Hindi-Urdu Sahitya Award Committee,
Lucknow, on 6th June 1997 By Shri Romesh Bhandari, Governor of Uttar
Pradesh. Ravindra Jain also received many prestigious awards like
Rasheshwar, Sur singer, Film Fare, Swami Haridas, Youth National,
Ashirwad, Adhar Shila, Uptron, Priyadarshini, Jaycees, Lions, Indigo
'90, Rotary, Bengal Film Journalists Association Award, Uttar Pradesh
Film Patrakar Sangh Award, Sangeet Gyaneshwar Award, Almost Faqir,
Sangeet Samrat & as well as honoured by many National,
International, Social Cultural & Film Institutions.
devotes his time in participating all literary, cultural, social,
political and religious activities and also in kavi sammelan and
mushairas. Recently Ravindra Jain came out with his autobiography