December 07, 2023

Usha Uthup Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 8, 2022

Short Biography

Usha Uthup was born on 08-11-1947 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is an Indian Playback Singer, Singer, Film Actress, Musician, Vocalist & Television Personality. She is best known for her work in Hindi, Malayalam cinema as well as Telugu, Tamil, English and Kannada films.

Usha Uthup Complete Bio & Career

Her roots were from Chennai but she was born and brought up in Mumbai. She started her music career by singing in a Madras nightclub called Nine Gems. From there she went to Kolkata and from Kolkata to Delhi where she used to sing in Oberoi Hotels. At one such night, a film crew visited the hotel and they were so impressed by her singing that they gave her an opportunity to sing in a Bollywood film. 

She made her singing debut through Bombay Talkies in the year 1970 in which she sang an English number and also Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Since then she never looked back and became the talk of the town with her unique voice. Throughout 1970s and 1980s, she sang a number of songs mostly for veteran music directors Bappi Lahri and RD Burman. In addition to Hindi, she has also sang in Malayalam and Telugu films as well. She has also performed in various concerts all across the globe and earned a niche for herself. She has fans from all quarters of the world and it's her unique way of singing that has helped her garnered a massive fan following. 

She has also serve as the jusge of reality show  Bharat Ki Shaan: Singing Star season 2 & 3. She judged the show alongside another veteran musician Ismail Darbar. She was also an invitee on a Marathi singing reality show and to entertain the audience, she also sang few Marathi songs as well. She is ofthen seen alongside Shah Rukh Khan during IPL matches in Kolkata cheering for KKR.

Usha Uthup Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2011 Arts

Usha Uthup Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Vaidyanath Someshwar Sami Iyer
Mother Name Not Known
Sisters Maya Sami, Uma Pocha, Indira Srinivasan
Brother Shyam Iyer
Husband Jani Chacko Uthup
Ex-husband Ramu Iyer
Daughter Anjali Uthup
Son Sunny Uthup

She was born to Vaidyanath Someshwar Sami Iyer. She has three sisters named Maya SamiUma PochaIndira Srinivasan and a brother named Shyam Iyer. She is married to Jani Chacko Uthup. Previously, she was married to Ramu Iyer. She has a daughter named Anjali Uthup and a son named Sunny Uthup.

Life's Important Dates Of Usha Uthup

Body Measurements

Breast Size 35
Waist Size 30
Hip Size 38
Body Figure 35-30-38
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School St. Agnes High School, Mumbai
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Bollywood - "Jogan Pritam Ki" (1970)
Malayalam - "Love Is Just Around The Corner" (1974)
Tamil - "Love is beautiful" (1975)
Best Friends N/A
Salary N/A
Net Worth
Best Songs "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", "Ek Do Cha Cha Cha", "Doston Se Pyar Kiya", "Hari Om Hari", and "Daud" among others


Favorite Color Red and Black
Favorite Brand 3073
Favorite Player Sourav Ganguly
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Deepika Padukone
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Song London
Favorite Dress Rasam Rice and Kali Dal

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Usha Uthup

  • Usha Uthup never had formal training in music and in fact while she was in school she was thrown out of the music class as her voice was quite different than the rest.
  • Usha Uthup has mastered the art of singing not only in one or two languages but in over 20 languages.
  • She has also recorded covers of two pop songs in English, "Jambalaya" and The Kingston Trio's "Greenback Dollar".
  • She was paid Rs. 3500 for recording her debut album with Luis Banks.
  • She is a sports enthusiast and is often seen cheering for IPL team KKR in Eden Gardens.

Usha Uthup Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

76 years, 0month, 29 days old age Usha Uthup will turn 77 on 08 November, 2024. Only 11 months, 1 hours,28 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Usha Uthup has celebrated the total number of 76 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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