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Usha Mangeshkar

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Usha Mangeshkar
Usha Mangeshkar in 2007
Background information
Born (1935-12-15) 15 December 1935 (age 88)
Indore, Indore State, British India (present day Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India)
GenresIndian classical music, playback singing
Years active1954–present

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


She came into the spotlight as a playback singer after singing some devotional songs for the 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]

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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?". rediff.com.
  2. ^ "69th & 70th Annual Hero Honda BFJA Awards 2007". Bengal Film Journalists' Association. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010.
  3. ^ FILMFARE NOMINEES AND WINNER, deep750.googlepages.com

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