prachi baidwrote on Jul 22 2009 12:18PM
Usha Uthup was born on November 8, 1947.She was born in a Tamil brahmin family that hailed from Tamil Nadu,She is a popular Indian pop singer. She was well known for popular hits in the late 1960s,1970s and 1980s.
.Usha Uttup is immensly talented and blessed ,or better put as god gifted with an eye of catching sfferent languages so quick that she has sung in 15 Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, English, Punjabi,Assamese, Oriya, Gujarati, Marathi, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. She can also sing in several foreign languages including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Sinhalese, Swahili, Russian, Nepalese, Arabic, Creole, Zulu, and Spanish.
She was never formally trained in music, she grew up in an atmosphere of music. Her parents used to listen to a wide range from Western classical to Hindustani and Carnatic including Kishori Amonkar and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan on radio and she used to join them and thats how got a hook of music.
Uthup started singing in a small nightclub in Chennai called as Nine Gem, when she was 20, wearing a saree and leg callipers. Her performance was so well received that the owner of the nightclub asked her to stay on for a week. After her first night club gig, she began singing in Calcutta at night clubs such as "Talk of the Town" and "Trincas". She met her future husband Uthup in Trincas. After Trincas, her next engagement took her to Delhi where she sang at the Oberoi hotels.
she started her Bollywood career with Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
Uthup sang several songs in the 1970s and 1980s for music directors R D Burman and Bappi Lahiri. She also reprised some of R.D. Burman songs that were sung by others such as Mehbooba Mehbooba and Dum Maro Dum and popularised them to a distinct end.