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Mukesh (Singer) Biography, Age, Death, Family, Wife, Children, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 22, 2019

Short Biography

Mukesh Singer was born on 22-07-1923 in Delhi, India. He was an Indian Singer & Playback Singer who is well-known for his singing in Bollywood movies.

Other Name: Mukesh Chand Mathur, Mukesh Chand
Other Professions: Playback Singer
Appearance: Bollywood

Mukesh Complete Bio & Career

Mukesh had a passion for music since childhood, so when a music teacher came to his home to teach his sister to music, he used to learn music from the nearby room. His elder sister used to take music lessons and Mukesh used to listen to them with great passion Mukesh started receiving traditional education of music at Motilal’s house. In 1941, he got the first break as an actor-singer in the film "Nirodsh". Despite this film was a flop at the box office. He sang the song "Dil Hey Burujai Ho To recorded for the film Nirdosh was his career first ever song.
The early years in the industry were difficulties. However, the KL Sehgal was the one who was impressed by his voice. In the 40s, Mukesh had a unique singing style of playback. He got an opportunity to enter the world of music in 1945. In the film "Pehli Nazar", he got the opportunity to sing as a playback singer for the first time. In the film, he sang "Dil Jalta Hain To Jalne De". Legendary Musician Naushad Ali helped Mukesh sing singing in his own way so that he could go out of the Sehgal style and make a different image of himself. 
In the last few years of the '50s, Mukesh reached the peak of later singing. Films such as yahoodi, Madhumati, Anari, gave a new identity to her singer and were the nominated for the Filmfare Award for the song Jis Desh mein Ganga rehti hai'. Beginning of the 60s, Mukesh has made Kalyanji-Anandji, K. Dum-Dum Diga-Dega, Naushad's Mera Pyaar bhi tu hai, and done with the songs of SD Burman and then composed by Shankar-Jaikishan in Raj Kapoor 's Sangam. 
Mukesh's career was in his peak in the 60s and now Mukesh started his new experiment in his singing. According to the actors of his time, his singing was also changing. Like songs are sung for Sunil Dutt and Manoj Kumar. In the 70s, Mukesh did the song 'Jenna yahan Marna yahan'.In the year 1970, Mukesh got the second Filmfare for Manoj Kumar's film 'Pehchan'. And then in 1972, he was given the Filmfare Award for the third time to sing the same movie as Manoj Kumar. His most memorable songs of the ’70s are 'Dharam Karam' Ek din bik jayega.' The finest movie of the film 'Anand' and 'Amar Akbar Anthony'. For the title song of Yash Chopra's film 'Kabhi Kabhi', in 1976, Mukesh received his fourth Filmfare career.  He died on August 27, 1976, due to a heart attack in the US.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Mukesh Singer had gone to perform in a concert in Detroit, Michigan, US. He awoke up early and went to take a shower on that morning. Suddenly he came out panting and complaining of chest pains and he was rushed to a hospital.

He was declared dead due to a heart attack on 27-08-1976. The rest of his concert was completed by Lata Mangeshkar. His body was flown to India by Lata Mangeshkar and his grand funeral ceremony was held in the presence of great personalities and actors of Indian film industry. His newer unreleased songs were released in 1977 in bollywood films like Dharam Veer, Amar Akbar Anthony, Khel khiladi ka, Darinda and Chandi sona after his death.

DEATHDAY 27 August,1976 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Detroit, Michigan

Mukesh Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Mukesh was born to Zorawar Chand MathurChand Rani. He had a sister named Sundar Pyari. He was married to Sarla from 1946 to 1976 (till death). The couple had three daughters named NaliniRitaNamrata and two sons named Mohnish MathurNitin Mukesh Mathur (Singer). He was the grandfather of actor Neil Nitin Mukesh.

Life's Important Dates Of Mukesh

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification 10th Grade
Hobbies Travelling, Horse Riding
Marital Status Married
Debut Song - Dil Hi Bujha Hua Ho To (Nirdosh, 1941)
Best Friends Lata Mangeshkar, K. L. Saigal
Salary INR 80000/- Per Song
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A
Best Known for Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan
Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye
Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein
Mukesh Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Se
Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Actress Rekha , Madhubala , Sharmila Tagore , Nargis Dutt
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar , Dev Anand , Raj Kapoor , Rajesh Khanna
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar , K. L. Saigal , Mohammed Rafi , Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place London
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mukesh

  • He started his career as an actor-singer in the film Nirdosh in 1941
  • He has given his voice to the popular stars of Hindi cinema such as Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Feroz Khan, Sunil Dutt and Dilip Kumar.
  • He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha (1973).
  • He won the Filmfare Awards for the songs "Sab Kuch Seekha Humne" in the movie Anari (1959).
  • In the 40's he sang for, Dilip Kumar, in the highest number of songs.
  • Google memorialised Mukesh on his 93rd birthday anniversary in 2016 through doodle..
  • In 2016 Indian govt issue a postage stamp on his name.
  • His son Mukesh is also a singer and grandson Nil Nitin Mukesh is an actor in Bollywood.

Mukesh Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Mukesh was 53 years 1 month & 5 days old age.