Usha Uthup grew up in a middleclass South Indian family in the city of Bombay (now Mumbai) and from a young age her parents and elder siblings immersed her into a culture of music appreciation that helped to develop the famous baritone voice that has given her a career spanning six decades. From her debut in 1969 as a songstress in a Chennai nightclub called Nine Gems she played numerous venues until her singing talent was spotted in a Delhi venue by a film crew and she was given the opportunity to be a playback singer for an upcoming movie. From this beginning she never looked back and Usha has sang and performed through many memorable decades of Bollywood movies and TV appearances not to mention her own personal recordings and concerts. Usha is multilingual and has sung songs in dozens of different languages, however the one thing that never changes is her sense of fun, that beaming smile is as large as the day she first performed on stage such is her enthusiasm for life, the stage and her music. Indeed, Usha Uthup has been quoted as saying: "Don’t be sad. The good always stays and the bad goes out", and her positive outlook on life is infectious as the audience can feel the meaning in her performances. She is famous for wearing her traditional Indian attire regardless of the language she is singing making her a great ambassador of Indian musical multiculturalism with traditional Indian values. Great singers also make great quotes so here is my compilation of 10 of the best Usha Uthup quotes.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Usha Vaidyanath Someshwar Sami
- Born: 7th November 1947, Bombay, Bombay State, India
- Occupation: Singer and actress
- Genre: Indian pop music, filmi and jazz
- Marriage name: Usha Uthap
- Nickname: Didi
- Trivia: She comes from a singing family where her elder sisters Indira and Uma were known as the famous Sami Sisters
"All that matter is honesty, integrity, and courage to face your conviction"
"I am learning how to be detached. I hate myself for being so possessive, not of material things, but just of love and people"
"Fidelity is an overrated virtue. I feel so because people hardly follow it and so it becomes overrated"
"I want to die singing on the stage or in my sleep"
"Music is not my business, communication is; and so I have, through my life, tried to communicate through music"
"Life is like a balance sheet, you gain some, you lose some"
"The 70's and the 80's were a different time and there was so much fun in a live performance"
"For me everything is emotional. I work almost entirely with my heart and soul"
"There is no glory in the art of imitation. You cannot be someone else"
"The audience to me has changed only cosmetically but their love, care and profound respect towards me is the same as it was before"
Great quotes are not where you find great wisdom. It's where you share this knowledge that counts