Usha Mangeshkar

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Usha Mangeshkar
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Usha Mangeshkar in 2007
Background information
Born (1935-12-15) 15 December 1935 (age 87)
Indore, Indore State, British India
GenresIndian classical music, playback singing
Years active1954–present

Usha Mangeshkar (born 15 December 1935[citation needed]) is an Indian singer who has recorded many Marathi, Manipuri, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati and Assamese songs.

Personal life[edit]

Usha Mangeshkar is an Indian singer. She is the fourth child of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti (Shudhamati). She is the youngest sister among Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar and elder to her music-director brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Usha has a strong interest in painting.


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.[citation needed]

She is known for her famous song "Mungda" and songs for the Marathi movie Pinjara.[citation needed] She is famous also for her song Chupi Chupi Gori Kane in Odia Film "Abhiman"(1977). She had also produced musical drama Phoolwanti for Doordarshan.[citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Popular songs[edit]

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 Agha Khan.


  1. ^ Khubchandani, Lata (19 July 2002). "Movies: Will Kavi Pradeep get his due?".
  2. ^ "69th & 70th Annual Hero Honda BFJA Awards 2007". Bengal Film Journalists' Association. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010.
  3. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953

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