Naresh Kanodia, a Gujarati film actor, and musician was born in Gujarat. He married Rima but Rima passed away after some time, and he is a widower now. He has a son named Hitu Kanodia. Hitu Kanodia like his father is now a famous Gujarati film actor. He has a brother named Mahesh Kanodia who is a renowned Gujarati singer and musician. Mahesh Kanodia was also active in politics and was a Member of Parliament from Patan constituency. Naresh Kanodia served as a member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly from Karjan constituency. Naresh Kanodia is the only movie star in the world who has given 53 blockbusters in the lead role. From a very young age, he started to act and sing on the stage along with his brother Mahesh Kanodia.
He and his brother are one of the most successful musicians of the Gujarati movies. Mahesh and Naresh known as Mahesh Naresh in the Gujarati industry in the 1980’s were the first ones to travel to other countries and performed on stage. They went to Africa, America, and many Asian countries. His career started with the film ‘Veli Ne Avaya Phool.’ He has worked in movies like ‘Akhand Chudalo,’ ‘Angne Vage Ruda Dhol,’ ‘Bhathiji Maharaj.’ He sang in ‘ Dhola Maru.’ He sang songs like Odhi Re, Lal Lal, Maro Sandeso, Dhola Ho in Dhola Maru movie. He presents his talents in Dholi, Dholi Taaro Dhol Waaje, Dodh Dhaya. He sang in Halo Apna Malak Man. Songs like Sadak Vachche Chapri, Ho Mara Halakna, Zalawadi Zumil, Maniyaro, Vagado Dholi Dhol, etc. are sung by. In ‘Hiran Ne Kanthe’ he gave his voice for Ho Ho Re, Bhuli Re, Kaun Mari, Sayba Maro.
In Jode Rejo Raj he sang Chando Ugyo Chowkma, Rasiya Re Mara Daldama, Kuwane Kain, Mara Te Pinjarani Maina, etc. He worked in movies like Jigar Ane Ami, Jog Sanjog, Jugal Jodi, Kadla in Job, Kanku Ni Kimat, Kanto Vagya Kadje, Kesar Chandan, Laju Lakhan, Maa Baap Ne Bhulsho Nahi, Man Saibani Medie, Mard Ne Manduo, Pardeshi Maniyro, Raj Ratna, Rajveer, Rudio Rabari, Tana Riri, Unchi Medina Uncha Mol, Vanjari Vav, Vat Vachan Ne Ver, Veli Ne Avya Phool. He sang many melodious songs like Aaj Re Sapna Main To, Bar Bar Varse, O Albela Chhel, Nach Nach, Rabh Fatya, Tara Ne Mare, Kali Dandi No Damra, Sayba Tara Bag Ma, Kesariyya Chhe, O Mari Rajvan, etc. Naresh Kanodia had done around 63 Gujarati films. He has worked in Gujarati movie industry for more than 40 years and worked with all the leading ladies. He is a successful and well-established artist of Gujarat entertainment industry.