Manhar Udhas is a Bollywood singer who sings in Guajarati as well. He became famous after the 1983 directed movie, “HeroClick to look into! >> Read More...”, which made the ‘Charminar model’ Jackie ShroffIntro: Jackie Shroff is a well known Bollywood act >> Read More... a highly sought-after Bollywood star, and which had the 1981 Miss India Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead, was released on May 10th 1983, and the songs ‘Ding Dong’ with Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal is a renowned Bollywood playback >> Read More..., ‘Pyar Karne Wale Kabhi Darte Nahi’ with Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar, the veteran playback singer, had >> Read More..., and ‘Tu Mera HeroTu Mera Hero is a show based on a Bollywood movie >> Read More...’ have became quite popular and were super-hits during that whole decade.
Manhar Udhas was born in Savarkundla, Charkhadi, in the erstwhile State of Gondal, in the present State of Gujarat, India. His father’s name was Keshubhai Udhas, and mother’s name was Jitubhen Udhas, and they were from Jetpur. Well-known singers Nirmal (Fankaar and Navazish Ghazals) and Pankaj are his younger brothers. He has released the album, “Lalkaar”, in line with the movie of the same name in 1970, which had stalwarts like Lata Mangeshkar and the evergreen Mohammed Rafi.
Working together with his famous Ghazal-singing younger brother Pankaj UdhasThe King of Ghazals, Pankaj Udhas was born on 17th >> Read More..., Manhar was instrumental in releasing several albums and actively took part in Live Shows. He has released in 2013, the album, “AashirwadAashirwad was a very popular Hindi television seri >> Read More...” at Australia and the next one, his 31st, in 2015, at the Gujarat government sponsored ‘Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival’.
It was stated in 2003 by his brother Pankaj Udhas that Manhar became familiar with the works of poets like the 18th century Meer Muhammad Taqi Meer and the 19th century Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Ghalib), because of Maulvi Saeed Mirza who used to teach him Urdu and related music.
He can sing in Punjabi and Bengali and several other languages effortlessly, like he sings in Hindi and Gujarati. In his singing career so far spanning more than 300 movies of different languages, he has worked with almost all the Cinema music composers, and most, if not all, of the movie Heroes have had his voice lent to them in the screen.
He is actually a Mechanical Engineer by the education he opted for at his native Gujarat, and searching for a suitable job he landed in Mumbai in the 60s. But his interest in music since childhood made his brother-in-law, with whom he was at Mumbai, take him to Kalyanji & Anandji the music composing duo whose father is from Kutch, Gujarat, and young Udhas has started spending more of his time with the brothers in their music composing activities and sundry.
His life-changing event came in the year 1969, on the day when the duo was composing the song ‘Aap Se Hum Ko Bichchade Huye Ek Zamana Beet Gaya’ that came in the movie “VishwasVishwas is an Indian actor who made an impactful a >> Read More...”. It has to be sung in the voice of Mukesh but since the famous singer, whose full name was , was away and not available at that instant of musical moment, Manhar Udhas was asked to sing it so that the duo could prepare the sample recording of the song, the track of the voice to be replaced with Mukesh’s, later. But when Mukesh heard the song he not only praised Manhar Udhas for his perfect singing but also told the duo to leave the song as it was, and the song was a hit when the Jeetendra starrer was released.
Some of his famous songs are, ‘Purva Suhaani Aayee’ from the 1970 movie “Purab Aur Paschim”, ‘Loote Koi Man Ka Nagar’ from the 1973 movie “AbhimaanAbhimaan is a Hindi daily soap that aired on DD Na >> Read More...”, in the movies of 1980 ‘Hum Tumhe Chahte Hai Aise’ from “Qurbani” and ‘Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Main’ from “Aap To Aise Na The”, ‘Har Kisi Ko Nahin Milta’ from the 1986 movie “JaanJaan was a TV series aired on Zee TV. It was mostl >> Read More...baaz”, in the movies of 1989 - ‘Gali Gali Mein’ from the movie “Tridev” and ‘Tera Naam Liya’ from “Ram Lakhan”, ‘Laila Ne Kaha Jo Majnu Se’ from the 1990 movie “Jungle Love”, in the movies of 1991 ‘Saudagar Sauda Kar’ from “Saudagar” and ‘Hum Tere Bin Kahin Nahin’ from the movie “SadakStory soon
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He was a judge at the TV music talent show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” that was telecast in the channel Zee TV.
He has two daughters, Mansi and Tanushri, born in 1978 and 1981, respectively, both living in California. USA. The elder daughter is a renowned Pediatrician who has two children by the name, Riyan Dalal and Eshaan Dalal.