Born in 1942 in Gwalior, Usha Khanna is independent India’s only successful female music director. Her family had a good musical background with her father, Manohar Khanna, being a lyricist and singer and was a close associate of lyricist Indeevar. She had no formal training as such, but the musical environment of the family inspired her towards making music.
There is ambiguity about the fact as to who introduced Usha Kahanna to legendary Producer Sashadhar Mukerjee, whether it was Indeevar or music director OP Nayyar. But the meeting was destined to give Usha her first break in the Indian Film Industry as Music Director. When she sang a song for S.Mukerjee and when he realised that she had composed the song on her own, he was quite impressed and told her to compose ...» read full biography