17 May 2013

His Master's Voice-41

Manhar Udhas is Hindi and Gujarati language singer and Bollywood Playback singer.
Manhar Udhas is the elder brother of singer Pankaj Udhas and Nirmal Udhas. He completed his Mechanical Engineering in Gujarat and came to Mumbai in late 1960s to look for a job. But he was interested in music since childhood.

His brother-in-law, who was making Gujarati film in Mumbai, introduced him to Music Director Kalyanji Anandji. Udhas was used to hang around Kalyanji Anandji to help them in song recording. Once singer Mukesh was not immediately available. So it was decided to dub song in the voice of Udhas and later on Mukesh would sing over it. The song was 'aap se hum ko bichchade huye ek zamana beet gaya' for 1969 film 'Vishwas'.

When Mukesh heard that song he complimented that Udhas has sung the song perfectly and there was no need to record the song in his voice. The song was released as it is and it became instant hit. It proved to be turning point in his career and after that there was no looking back.

Manhar has worked with all the composers of the film world and has lent his voice for almost all the Bollywood heroes. Sung for more than 300 films - Gujarati, Punjabi, Bangali and many others. He, like his brother Pankaj, is well known for singing Ghazals. Till date he has released over 60 albums. He has also worked with Pankaj on albums and Live Shows.

VIVIDH BHARATHI Mumbai will broadcast recorded interview of Manhar in its program called PITAARA from today on. first episode of this program can be heard at 4.00 PM to evening on its frequency. same can even heard over online through fallowed link  http://www.voicevibes.net/ .

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