Meena Khadikar Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 92 Years
Marital Status: Widow
Father: Deenanath Mangeshkar

Meena Khadikar

NicknameMeenatai [1]The Print
Known ForBeing the younger sister of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (dyed)
DebutSong: 'Aapne chheen liya dil' from the movie Farmaish (1952)
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 September 1931 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 92 Years
BirthplaceIndore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India (now in Indore district, Madhya Pradesh, India)
Zodiac signVirgo
Educational QualificationShe never received formal education.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidow
Husband/SpouseName Not Known (died in 2011)
ParentsFather- Deenanath Mangeshkar
Mother- Shevanti Mangeshkar
The parents of Meena Khadikar
ChildrenSon- Yogesh
Daughter- Rachana
Meena Khadikar with her children
Granddaughter- Saanjli Khadikar
Meena Khadikar with Lata Mangeshkar and Saanjali Khadikar
SiblingsBrother- Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Sisters- 3
Lata Mangeshkar
Asha Bhosle
Usha Mangeshkar
Meena Khadikar (extreme left) with her siblings

Meena Khadikar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Meena Khadikar

  • Meena Khadikar is an Indian playback singer and music composer who predominantly sings Marathi and Hindi language songs. Meena Khadikar is the second eldest daughter of Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti Mangeshkar. She is the younger sister of legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar, and the elder sister of veteran Indian singers Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
  • Meena Khadikar sang a duet ‘Aapne chheen liya dil’ with Mohammed Rafi in the movie Farmaish in 1953. In 1954, Meena Khadikar sang another duet ‘Phagun aaya’ with him in the movie Pilpili Saheb. In 1957, she sang the song ‘Duniya mein hum aaye hain toh’ along with Lata Mangeshkar in the movie Mother India.
  • Meena Khadikar is known for writing the Marathi kid’s songs and the album titled ‘Asawa Sunder Chocolatecha Bungla’ in the Marathi language. This album was also recorded in Bengali and Gujarati languages soon after its release. The original songs of this album were sung by the children of Meena Khadikar.
  • In 2018, a biographical sketch of Lata Mangeshkar titled ‘Mothi Tichi Savali’ was penned by Meena Khadikar.
  • Meena Mangeshkar started her singing career in 1952 and stopped singing the songs in 2000.
  • In 2019, Meena Khadikar penned a book titled ‘Didi aur Main’ about her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar. In a conversation with a media house, Meena Khadikar was asked one of her favourite songs of Lata Mangeshkar. She replied,

    When I sleep at night, I play her songs on the phone and hear them speak to me.”

    Meena Khadikar (middle) Lata Mangeshkar (extreme right) while showing the book Didi aur Main in 2019

    Meena Khadikar (middle) Lata Mangeshkar (extreme right) while showing the book Didi aur Main in 2019

  • In her leisure time, Meena Khadikar likes to make handicrafts like hats, Santa Claus, glass boxes, useful items from waste items, dolls etc. at her home.
  • Lata Mangeshkar shared the Meena Khadikar’s song titled ‘Ramya Ashya Sthani’ from the Marathi movie ‘Manasala Pankh Astat’ on social media in September 2020 and poured her blessings on Meena Khadikar on her birthday.

    An Instagram post by Lata Mangeshkar on Meena Mangeshkar's birthday

    An Instagram post by Lata Mangeshkar on Meena Mangeshkar’s birthday

  • On 26 March 2021, she was conferred with the Radio Mirchi’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This news was announced by Lata Mangeshkar on her Twitter handle soon after the award was received by Meena Khadikar. Lata Mangeshkar wrote,

    My younger sister Meena Khadikar has received Radio Mirchi’s Lifetime Achievement Award (Marathi). Meena is a very good musician, singer and writer. She is of saintly nature. I bless her that she gets more awards.”