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 About the Artiste

Nandoo Bhende,Mumbai

Nandoo has been in the public eye ever since his teens but it was with his performance as 'Judas' in the Alyque Padamsee production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 1974 that he really shot to fame. Nandoo's role as Judas was highly acclaimed in the Indian production which ran for a year and was considered by many to be on par with the Broadway version.

To get your memories refreshed, he was also the first composer behind "Sunday ho ya Monday, roz khao Ande" series of NECC.

Son of the famous Marathi actor-director Atmaram Bhende, music has been Nandoo's calling since his childhood when he performed for All India Radio with his sister, and later on in college with the rock group "VELVETTE FOGG". The group with Nandoo on lead vocals won many contests including the Simla Beat Contest and went on to perform at the prestigious "Blow Up" discotheque at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay (Now called the 1900s).

The Velvette Fogg disbanded and was followed by "The Brief Encounter" which later merged with "The Savages" to become "The Savage Encounter" under which name they performed for more than ten years. The band members were Leslie Lewis, Remo Fernandes, Loy Mendonsa besides others.

Nandoo has sung playback for Hindi films for music directors such as R.D. Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal and Bappi Lahiri for whose film "Disco Dancer" Nandoo went on to fetch a Gold Disc.

In 1980, Nandoo teamed up with Music India to produce the very successful dance albums "Disco Duniya" and" Disco Nasha". HMV snapped up Nandoo in 1986 and two lively disco albums followed "Disco Zamana" and Disco Mazaa".

The Hindi Pop Album "TERE LIYE" followed soon after. In 1997, the recording company Tips, released "Aaa Jaane Jaa", a Remix album with him. In 1988, he represented India at the FESTIVAL OF INDIA in the former USSR where he along with his group performed seven shows in various parts of the country including two in Moscow. He sang in Hindi, Marathi, English and in Russian to the great delight of the Soviets. In 1993, the I.C.C.R. again sent Nandoo with his group to Muscat to represent India at an International event.

Nandoo sings and composes for advertising jingles, and has also composed the soundtrack for numerous T.V. serials including "Cats"(Sony), "Kohra"(Star Plus), "Chandrakanta"(DD1), "Daayre" (Zee TV), "Chamatkaar" (Sony), "Parakh" (DD1), "Maal hai to taal hain" (Star Plus), etc.

He also writes a monthly column on sudeepaudio.com besides magazines like Studio Systems.

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