Manhar Udhas

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Manhar Udhas
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Udhas at Mirchi Music Awards in 2013
Background information
Born Charkhadi, Gondal_(state), Gujarat, India
Occupation(s) Singer

Manhar Udhas is a Hindi and Gujarati language singer and Bollywood Playback singer.

Early life[edit]

Manhar Udhas is the elder brother of singers Pankaj Udhas and Nirmal Udhas. He completed his mechanical engineering training in Gujarat and moved to Mumbai in the late 1960s to look for a job. He was interested in music since childhood. His brother-in-law, who was making Gujarati film in Mumbai, introduced him to Music Director Kalyanji Anandji. Udhas used to hang around Kalyanji Anandji to help them in song recording. Once singer Mukesh was not immediately available. So it was decided to dub song in the voice of Udhas and later on Mukesh would sing over it. The song was 'aap se hum ko bichchade huye ek zamana beet gaya' for 1969 film 'Vishwas'. When Mukesh heard that song he said that Udhas has sung the song perfectly and there was no need to record the song in his voice. The song became a hit. It proved to be turning point in his career and after that there was no looking back.[1]

Career[edit]

Manhar has worked with many composers of the film world and has lent his voice to many Bollywood heroes.[citation needed] He has sung for more than 300 films - Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali and many others.[citation needed] He, like his brother Pankaj, is well known for singing Ghazals. He has released 30 albums (last one, "Aashirwad", launched in Australia November 2013). He has also worked with Pankaj on albums and Live Shows.

Discography[edit]

1970 Preet Na Shamna
1970 Purab Aur Paschim
1973 Abhimaan( Lute Koi MankaNagar)
1973 Tamari Yaad Ma
Chori chori 1973 in Shankar jaikishan music 1975 Suraj Dhalti Saanjno
1983 Hero (1983 film)
1986 Jaanbaaz
1985 Mera Jawab
1987 Aagman
1988 Avsar
1988 Ram Avtar
1989 Anand
1990 Aavkar
1990 Jungle Queen - A Tarzan Love Story
1991 Saudagar
1991 Arpan
1991 Ghar Jamai
1992 Prem Deewane
1992 Swati
1992 Aamantran
1993 Arman
1993 Lootere
1993 Khalnayak
1994 Abhinandan
1994 Amrut
1995 Aabhushan
1996 Anurag
1996 Jaan
1997 Abhishek
1997 Trimurti
1998 Aarambh
1998 Anubhav
1999 Asmita
1999 Jaanwar
2000 Aakar
2001 Aawaaz
2002 Aalaap
2003 Apeksha
2005 Aafreen
2006 Akruti
2007 Aabhaar
2008 Akshar
2010 Anmol
2012 Abhilasha
2013 Adbhut

Singles[edit]

  • Aapse hum to bichde hue (Vishwas, 1969)
  • Purva suhaani aayee (Purab Aur Paschim, 1970)
  • Loote koi man ka nagar (Abhimaan, 1973)
  • Hum tumhe chahte hai aise (Qurbani, 1980)
  • Tu mera jaanu hai (Hero, 1983)
  • Har kisi ko nahin milta (Jaanbaaz, 1986)
  • Tera naam liya (Ram Lakhan, 1989)
  • Gali Gali mein (Tridev, 1989)
  • Hum tere bin kahin nahin (Sadak, 1991)
  • Ek musafir (Gunaah, 1993)
  • Jaan (Jaan, 1996)
  • Jungle love ( laila ne kaha )

References[edit]