Utkarsh Anand Shinde is a well known Indian musician and a devotional singer hailing from a family of veteran singers,” Shinde family. He is not just an actor but also a doctor, songwriter, and philanthropist. He is the grandson of the noted singer, Prahlad Shinde. Utkarsh is highly famous for his Ambedkarite Geet and Bhima songs. With lots of hard work and struggle, he was able to establish himself as a famous devotional singer. With time, his songs started appealing to a large section of society and he became a household name for his songs. Let’s dig ourselves into some interesting facts about Utkarsh Anand Shinde’s life, career, and Education.
Utkarsh Anand Shinde was born on 11 January 1986 (age 35 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He has always been interested in acting, especially cultural activities. He used to participate in annual celebrations and various other occasions. When Utkarsh was a small child, his family struggled a lot due to their financial crisis. Belonging from a Dalit caste, his family suffered from several allegations made against them by the unfavourable society that doesn’t want to accept Dalit artists. His brother, Aadarsh Shinde, is the recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke, India’s highest award in the field of cinema. Utkarsh Anand Shinde is the director of Vijayaanand Music Private Limited (Shinde family’s production company).
Height: 5’10” (approx.)
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
FAMILY & WIFE
Utkarsh Anand Shinde was born in a Dalit family and identifies himself as a Buddhism believer. He is the son of Anand Shinde, an Indian playback singer and Neha Lele. Utkarsh is the grandson of Prahlad Shinde.
He has two brothers, Aadarsh Shinde, and Harshad Shinde. Aadarsh is a singer and music composer.
On 30 May 2016, he got engaged to a doctor, Swapnaja Narwade.
He did his schooling at M T S Khalsa High School in Goregaon West, Mumbai.
He completed his BHMS from Padmashree Dr DY Patil Homeopathic Medical College and Research Centre in Pimpri, Pune, India.
Thereafter, Utkarsh Anand Shinde completed his Postgraduate course of Homeopathy from the University of London.
Later, Utkarsh pursued an honoured degree PGDES from Longwood University, Virginia, USA.
Utkarsh Anand Shinde started his career in Pune and worked as a Homeopathy doctor at Dr Shinde’s Multispeciality & Homeopathy Clinic in 2012.
Utkarsh started his musical career as a singer with the song Ghungarachya Talamandi from the Marathi film Priyatama.
However, he got his big break at the time when he recorded a song with his father and brother for the film Priyatama, which later went on to become a huge hit.
He has also produced music for numerous devotional albums and Ambedkarite geet like Marathi Ganpati Geete, Bhimachi Por Aali Maidanat, Bhima Tu Ye Punha, Bhimji Ka Deewana, Tu Ga Laaun Nighalis Lipstick, Tujh Vin Priye Me, Aai Aahe Swarg Baba Darwaja, etc.
Apart from being a great singer, Utkarsh has also acted in Marathi movies. He made his Marathi television debut with the film Power (2013), and Phoonkar (2015).
Utkarsh is the director of Vijayaanand Music Private Limited, the production company entrenched by the Shinde family.
In addition to his acting and singing journey, Utkarsh Anand Shinde is also linked up with the Republican Party of India (A).
Apart from his contributions to the Marathi film industry, he also owns a charitable group called Swarsamrat Pralhad Shinde which emphasises onto registered elderly artists, whose intermittent allowance was disrupted as a result of Covid-19 lockdown.
Throughout his successful musical career, Utkarsh Anand Shinde has received many awards and adulation. He has been conferred the following titles for his contribution to the field of music:
- Best Male Singer of the year (2011)
- Best Singer of the year (2015) at the 7th Nashik International Film Festival
- Atulya Gaurav Sanman (2015).
His car collection includes an Audi A8 and Tata Nexon XZA Plus.
AMAZING FACTS OF UTKARSH ANAND SHINDE
- Utkarsh Anand Shinde follows both a non-vegetarian and vegetarian diet.
- He is profoundly inspired by his father, Anand Shinde and his great grandfather, Prahlad Shinde.
- Utkarsh doesn’t believe in showbiz and maintains uniformity in his birthday celebration. Each year, he cuts his birthday cake and then relishes a treat to the orphan and blinds kids at Patashibai Ratanchand Manav Kalyan Trust in Bhosari, Pune.
- Shinde is also passionate about animals and has two pugs named Jingle and Jenny. He also has a Neapolitan Mastiff named Jazz, a parrot, and a turtle whom he lovingly calls Keshu.
- One of the remarkable hits of his career was the song Maza Bhimaraya, which he composed along with his brother, Aadarsh Shinde.
JOURNEY IN BIGG BOSS MARATHI (SEASON 3)
Singer Utkarsh Anand Shinde is contesting in the third season of the Marathi reality show Bigg Boss along with other contenders including Sonali Patil (actor), Vishal Nikam (fitness trainer), Sneha Wagh ( Indian television actress), Mira Jagannath (television actress), Trupti Desai (social activist), Avishkar Darvhekar (Marathi actor), Surekha Kudachi (Lavani dancer), and more. The show plays on Colors Marathi. However, the singer is giving tough competition to the inmates and aims to take the winner’s trophy home.