Radha Mangeshkar Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Radha Mangeshkar

Radha Mangeshkar is an Indian singer and music composer. She is the third generation of the prominent Mangeshkar family and is known for being the daughter of the renowned Indian music director Hridaynath Mangeshkar and the niece of the legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Wiki/Biography

Radha Mangeshkar was born on Wednesday, 29 July 1981 (age 40 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Radha Mangeshkar in childhood with her parents and brothers

Radha Mangeshkar in childhood with her parents and brothers

After completing her schooling, Radha completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hindi and Philosophy. She also holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy. As of 2022, she is pursuing her PhD. [1]Wikipedia Growing up in a family with a music background, Radha was inclined towards music from a very young age. She started learning music from her father when she was just seven years old. Radha also performed the initiation ceremony ‘Ganda Bandhan’ (a ceremony of tieing a sacred band around the wrist as a token of respect for one’s guru) in which her father (also her music guru) tied a thread on her wrist.

An old picture of Radha Mangeshkar with her father

An old picture of Radha Mangeshkar with her father

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Blonde

Eye Colour: Brown

Radha Mangeshkar

Family

Radha Mangeshkar belongs to a Marathi family of Goan origin. [2]Wikipedia

Parents & Siblings

Radha Mangeshkar is the daughter of Hridaynath Mangeshkar (Indian music director) and Bharati Malvankar Mangeshkar (daughter of Marathi comedian Damuanna Malvankar). She has two brothers Aadinath Mangeshkar (singer and musician) and Vaijnath Mangeshkar.

Radha Mangeshkar and her father

Radha Mangeshkar and her father

Radha Mangeshkar with her parents

Radha Mangeshkar with her parents

Radha Mangeshkar's brother Aadinath Mangeshkar

Radha Mangeshkar’s brother Aadinath Mangeshkar

Radha Mangeshkar with her family

Radha Mangeshkar with her family

Husband

She is unmarried.

Other Relatives

She is the granddaughter of Pt. Deenanath Mangeshkar, a well-known Marathi theatre actor, Natya Sangeet musician, and Hindustani classical vocalist.

Radha Mangeshkar's grandfather Deenanath Mangeshkar

Radha Mangeshkar’s grandfather Deenanath Mangeshkar

Radha is the niece of the popular Indian singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, and Meena Khadikar.

Radha Mangeshkar with Lata Mangeshkar

Radha Mangeshkar with Lata Mangeshkar

Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle

Usha Mangeshkar

Usha Mangeshkar

Meena Khadikar

Meena Khadikar

Career

Radha Mangeshkar started her career in music at the age of nine. In childhood, she started performing on stage in Bhavsargam (a musical journey of some famous Indian cinematic and theatrical songs in Marathi and Hindi) along with her father.

Radha Mangeshkar performing at a stage show with her father

Radha Mangeshkar performing at a stage show with her father

Subsequently, she began performing on stage in shows like ‘Shivkalyan Raja,’ ‘Nakshatran che dene,’ ‘Akshay Gane Abhanga Gane,’ Dil ki Nazar Se,’ and ‘Didi ani Mi’. Radha holds expertise in Hindustani Classical Music. She has derived her own style and flavour from Hindustani Classical Music to create a legacy of her own. Radha has performed on various stage shows with artists like Hrishikesh Ranade, Jeetendra Abhyankar, Vibhavari Apte, Suvarna Mategaokar, and Rajesh Datar.

Radha Mangeshkar during a stage performance

Radha Mangeshkar during a stage performance

Besides performing on shows in major cities across India, she has also been a part of musical shows in different countries including the United States, United Arab Emirates, Muscat, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Kuwait, and Singapore.

Radha Mangeshkar with her team members

Radha Mangeshkar with her team members

Apart from sharing a stage with other artists, she also holds her own solo shows like ‘Kahe Meera Soor Kabira’ (a show based on north Indian saints Meera, Surdas and Kabir and performed in Marathi and Hindi) and ‘Rabindra Sangeet’ (a show based on compositions of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and performed in the Bengali language).

Radha Mangeshkar during one of her shows

Radha Mangeshkar during one of her shows

In 2009, she released her solo music album titled ‘Naav maze Shami’ consisting of five tracks including Naav Maaza Shami, Bai Gele Phirayla, Maher Maze Aatle, Sutlela Ambada, and Thakun Basali Maay Ga. The album was launched by her aunt Lata Mangeshkar and the music of the album was composed by her father, Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

Naav Maze Shami

Naav Maze Shami

Favourities

  • Music Composer: Laxmikant Pyarelal
  • Music Band: The Beatles
  • Beverage: Coffee
  • Attire: Saree

Facts/Trivia

  • Radha is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha.

    Radha Mangeshkar in a temple

    Radha Mangeshkar in a temple

  • She has received numerous awards from various music associations.

    Radha Mangeshkar receiving an award

    Radha Mangeshkar receiving an award

  • During an interview, Radha was asked if she felt any pressure while singing as she belonged to the Mangeshkar family. She replied,

    I feel blessed to belong to a family which has produced artists with golden voices. And I respect and value this treasure. I am avoiding pressure on me. And feel the need to go easy with it. But, unwanted pressure from people around and media comes automatically.”

  • In an interview, while sharing her childhood memories Radha said that she had a busy childhood as a singer. She said,

    When I was a child, she was a very busy singer. She would be out in the mornings and return late in the evenings. Still, we had our times together. It was a rule at home to have dinner together — no matter how late somebody came in. We would go on family holidays during the summer. We were like any other family. The only difference is that other people go on vacations to shop while we would go on educational holidays. We would visit the historical monuments in Europe. All of us in the family are interested in history, culture and archeological sculptures. When you hear her (Lata Mangeshkar) sing, it’s clear that she is an intelligent singer. She’s just as intelligent when she speaks. She is also a very funny person and makes people roll on the floor with laughter. She has an amazing sense of humour.”

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