Meena Khadikar

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Meena Khadikar
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Background information
Native name मीना खडीकर
Birth name Meena Mangeshkar
Born Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Genres Folk, Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Singer, playback singer
Years active 1953-2011

Meena Khadikar is an Indian Marathi and Hindi language playback singer and composer. She is the second daughter of Pt. Deenanath Mangeshkar and sister of the famous singers, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar & Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar.[1]

Meena has done playback singing for several Marathi and Hindi films, like 'Farmaish' in 1953. She is also popular for composing various children's songs. In 1973, her composition of Marathi song "Asawa Sunder Chocolatecha Bangla" was released and was sung by her son Yogesh. The song became popular with kids and was also recorded in Gujarati and Bengali languages. The Gujarati version was sung by Shivangi Kolhapure and Sameer Rathod, brother of singer Sunali Rathod. And Bengali version was recorded by siblings Shaan and Sagarika. She is also the composer of another popular song "Saang Saang Bholanaath".[2]

She has performed with her siblings and also sung to the compositions of her brother. Her husband died around 2011. Her son Yogesh Khadikar has recorded a few songs; Yogesh is married to Jitendra Abhisheki's daughter.


Marathi Songs

  • Ye Javali Ghe Priyasakhaya Bhagavanta - Mansala Pankh Astat Composer Meena Mangeshkar Singer Lata Mangeshkar
  • Bavarle Mi Bavarle- Ek Hota Raja Besof the t Song

Hindi Songs

  • Fagun aaya- Pilpili Saheb
  • Hai mausam yeh mastaana muskuraana dil churaana- Aabroo


  1. ^ Gulzar, Govind Nihalani, Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 486. ISBN 8179910660. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Paranjpe, Shailendra (28 December 2012). "Melody maker to enchant kids again". Pune: Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

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