Biography

Early Life:

Nandesh is the son of the legendary singer Late Shri. Loksahir Vithal Umap. Growing up, he watched his father’s sacrifice and dedication towards the rich Indian cultural and folk music and mightily to provide the best for his children. He encouraged Nandesh and his siblings to develop their musical gifts from singing to playing music. At an age of 8 years Nandesh began to perform with his father and has done various stage and international shows till today. Nandesh began writing his own songs, concepts & plays, some of his conceived concepts are like Mee Marathi and Sangeet Ka Mela. After education, he worked as a music teacher while still holding on to his dreams of music industry success.

Big Break: 

Nandesh’s big break came in 1999 when he made his professional debut with a Marathi play called “Ranagaan” in which he played a dual role of singer cum narrator, for which he was felicitated by renowned actresses Late Mrs. Dina Pathak and Mr. Naserrudin Shah.

A first short film called shwet aangar by nandu madhav sung by nandesh has been selected for kannas film festival and was also selected for ahemdabad film festival 2009. Further to his journey Nandesh got a opportunity to sing a title song for the famous serial “Gangubai Non Matric” of ETV Marathi. This serial went on continuously for a period of 8 years and was registered in Limca book of awards as a longest playing serial. Radio stations / channels embraced the song and the resulting buzz helped him land a deal at the now defunct label, and famous music directors like Ram Lakshman, Anand Modak, Ashok Patki, Narendra Bhide, Salil Kulkarni, Kaushal Inamdar and Avdhoot Gupte.