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What was so special about Usha Khanna, when she became the Music Director.

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Asked by subhash tiwari, 03 Sep '09 09:25 pm
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The first female music director in Hindi film industry.
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 03 Sep '09 10:31 pm

 
  
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Usha Khanna is the only female music director to have survived for three decades in an almost exclusively male dominated profession and industry. One uses the word survive because she has literally survived and bore the brunt of some ugly and unpleasant episodes.

Her foray into the film industry and a game of one upmanship in which she played no part:
Usha was quite talented as a kid and at an early age she displayed a flair for composing music. When my father wrote lyrics, I would spontaneously set them to music. Her father was quite a close associate of lyricist Indeevar. Usha was barely in her teens when Indeevar took her to S. Mukherjee (the Filmalaya boss). S Mukherjee first heard her sing and showed no reaction. Then she sang for him one of her own compositions, which he heard a little more keenly and wanted to hear more. After hearing a few of her songs, he asked her from which film she'd picked them up. She told him they're her own songs.

S Mukherjee fetched his wife, h ...more
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 04 Sep '09 05:59 pm

 
  
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Asstt to O.P.nayyar and gave music for the first time in dil deke dekho when she was just 16
Answered by krish, 03 Sep '09 09:46 pm

 
  
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The popular music director O. P. Nayyar introduced Usha Khanna to meet Sashadhar Mukherjee, a powerful man in the Indian film industry at that time !! 'Zindagi pyaar ka geet hai' !
Answered by Oberoi, 03 Sep '09 09:32 pm

 
  
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She is a very good singer.........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 04 Sep '09 11:56 pm

 
  
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She had no formal training in music
Answered by madhavi, 04 Sep '09 04:24 am

 
  
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Regarded as the only established female music director in the Indian film industry!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 03 Sep '09 10:01 pm

 
  
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Her desire.She hails from a music lover family.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 03 Sep '09 09:29 pm

 
  
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