The retro era of Indian cinema and music introduced two great things- the disco-pop culture and a singer with the most unique style. With her never-before-heard voice texture, and her signature style statement, Usha Uthup ruled the music industry all through the 70s and 80s. She has mastered pop, disco, jazz, Carnatic classical, folk, and contemporary Indo-Western music, and has performed in more than 16 Indian languages, and eight foreign languages.
On her 71st birthday, we celebrate the singing sensation by listening to some of the most popular songs from her musical journey.
Hare Rama Hare Krishna (English Version):
Shan Se: Shaan (1980)
Hari Om Hari: Pyaara Dushman (1980)
Koi Yahan Aha Nache Nache: Disco Dancer (1982)
Rambha Ho Ho: Armaan (1980)
Udi Udi Baba: Dushman Devtaa (1991)
Daud: Daud (1998)
Darling: Saat Khoon Maaf (2011)
Throughout the 50 years of her singing career, Usha Uthup has given her listeners the most eclectic musical experience one can have. Using the universal language of music, she has brought about a distinctive cultural identity and charmed generations of Indians.