Usha Uthup

  • Actor, Music, Singer

Nov 08, 1947  in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Usha Uthup is a popular Indian pop, jazz and playback singer. She is well known for her chartbusters in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Her persistence and conviction drove Usha to pursue a professional singing career in 1969. Her biggest talent is her deep voice that has got the nation swooning. She lent her voice to a slew of blockbusters and has worked with legends such as Ilayaraaja, A.R. Rahman, R. D. Burman and Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

Today, Usha sings in more than thirteen Indian and eight foreign languages. She has also delivered stage performances for Prime Ministers and Presidents alike, a feat very few artists have achieved. Ushas endearing charm and powerful voice have given her fans of all ages. Some of her best works include Ramba Ho, Shaan Se, Uri Uri Baba and Doston Se Pyaar Kiya. Usha has also been honoured with the Padma Shri, apart from other accolades.