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Usha Mangeshkar

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Usha Mangeshkar (born 1935) is an Indian singer who has recorded many Hindi, Marathi, Nepali and Gujarati songs.

She is daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti (Shudhamati). She is the younger sister of singers, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle and elder to her music-director brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar. She gained spotlight as a playback singer after singing some devotional songs for the low-budget movie, Jai Santoshi Maa (1975), which became an all-time blockbuster. 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 again for that movie's remake in 2006.

Usha has a strong interest in painting. She is also known for her famous song entitled Mungla and all the songs for the Marathi movie Pinjara.

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Main To Aarti Utaru ... Jai Santoshi MaaAplam Chaplam ... AzaadKhatta Meetha ... Khatta Meetha (1978)Sultana Sultana ... TaraanaGoro Ki Naa Kalo ni ...Disco DancerKahe Tarasaye Jayara .. Chitralekha (1964), duet with Asha BhosleMungda ... InkaarPakdo, Pakdo, Pakdo... NaseebRang Jamake Jayenge... NaseebSaare Niyam Tod Do ... KhoobsuratMuje Pyar Ka Tohfa deke... Kala PattharOh Chali Chali Kaisi Hawa Ye Chali... Bluff MasterSona-no sooraj ugyo... "Noorani Chehra"Aavo aavo momino sahu aavore... "Noorani Chehra"

and 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 HH The Aga Khan.