Name Usha Mangeshkar : उषा मंगेशकर

Also Known as Younger sister of Lata Mangeshkar

Birthday / Date of Birth / Age 16 October 1935. Her age as of 2016 is around 81 years.

Most Memorable Track Mungda Main Gir ke Chali in the Movie Inkar (1977)

Biodata Profile Details / Wikipedia Information

Early and Personal Life :

Usha Mangeshkar is a renowned playback singer who is more popularly known as the younger sister of the two singing stalwarts – Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosale. Born in Madhya Pradesh into a family of music tradition, to parents – Father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar (himself a well known musician) and Shevanti Mangeshkar. Besides Lata and Asha, she also has two other siblings – Brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar and another sister Meena Khadikar.

She was only 6 years old when her father passed away. At this time, Lata took responsibility of the family, started acting in few films, thus providing for the siblings. In her early days, the family moved from different places like Pune and finally settled into Mumbai.

Because of the initial difficulties, Usha tai did not attend schooling much and started playback singing at the age of 18 in the year 1953.

Her hobbies include painting and she has learned it for a few years at the Arlekar’s Art Academy. Some of her very popular Hindi songs include the following :

  • Sultana Sultana
  • Goro Ki Na Kalo Ki
  • Jai Jai Santoshi Maa
  • Khatta Meetha
  • Saare Niyam Tod Do

Jai Santoshi Maa in 1975 was a big superhit and she received wide spread recognition when the song “Main toh Arati utaru re” became very popular. She also sang a few duets with her sister such as Apalam Chapalam.

Her popular Marathi songs include :

  • Malyachya malyamandi kon ga ubhi
  • Dhagala Lagli Kala
  • Tumhavar Keli Me Marji Bahar
  • Zali Kita Raat Bai
  • Ye Chal Ye
  • Aaj Junoalat Mhangal
  • Kadi Hikad Kadi Hikad
  •  Ja Ja Re Sajana
  • Aaya Bayano Yallamacha
  • Datato Go Dandat
  • Makshii Shiwalka
  • Ha Unad
  • Natha Nakore Antaru
  • Baras Re Ghana
  • Kunjabani Baje
  • Nako Sajni Ga

Her height is around 5 feet 1 inch. She has sang classical, semi-classical as well as folk songs in many languages – Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese. Her other projects include many stage shows as well as devotional albums. A reciepient of many awards and laurels – some of them include :

  • Dada Kondke Smruti Puraskar
  • Su La Ga De Puraskar
  • MIT Jeevan Gaurav

Marital Status / Marriage & Wedding / Husband No current information on this

Career Span 1953  – 2008