Usha Mangeshkar

Usha Mangeshkar is an Indian singer who has recorded many Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati and Assamese songs.

Usha Mangeshkar
Background information
Born (1935-12-15) 15 December 1935
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
GenresIndian classical music, playback singing
Occupation(s)singer
Instrumentsvocal
Years active1954–present

Personal life

She is the second youngest child of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti (Shudhamati). She is the youngest sister among Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Meena Khadikar, and elder to her music-director brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar. She came into the spotlight as a playback singer after singing some devotional songs for the low-budget movie Jai Santoshi Maa (1975), which became an all-time blockbuster.[1] She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Playback Singer award for her song "Main to Aarti" in that film. She sang the same songs for that movie's remake in 2006.

Career

Usha has a strong interest in painting. She is known for her famous song "Mungda" and songs for the Marathi movie Pinjara.

She had also produced musical drama Phoolwanti for Doordarshan.

Awards and nominations

Also did scores of Marathi songs for Dada Kondke, including the most famous "Dhagala Lagli Kala" and "Tumhawar Keli Me Marji Bahar" from Pinjara. In 2008, Usha collaborated with Shaukat (Sam) Kassam for the CD Noorani Chehra, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Aga Khan.

References

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