Vinod Rathod Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Age: 58 Years
Wife: Poonam Rathod

Vinod Rathod

Profession(s)Playback Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters-175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutSong (Bollywood): Mere Dil Main Hai Andhera from the film Bedaag (1986)
Bedaag movie
Song (Bengali): Bhadra Falgun Chaitra Ashar Sraban from the film Guru (2003)
Guru movie
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 September 1962 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2021)59 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
HobbiesReading, Listening to music
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidower
Wife/SpousePoonam Rathod
ParentsFather- Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod
Mother- Name Not Known
Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod with his wife
Brother(s)Brother- Roop Kumar Rathod
Roopkumar Rathod
Brother- Shravan Rathod
Shravan Rathod

Vinod Rathod

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vinod Rathod

  • Vinod Rathod is an Indian playback singer.
  • He was born into a family with a musical background as his father, Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, was known as the Samrat of Dhrupad Dhamar of India. He used to play musical instruments in his early days.
  • His wife, Poonam Rathod, committed suicide by hanging herself in her flat. [1]
  • His powerful voice made him stand out from the crowd.
  • Though he has not sung a large number of songs like his contemporaries Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan, he was always in demand as a playback singer in the 90’s.
  • Vinod was trained by his father who recognized the talent of his son and taught him music.
  • He started his musical journey as a tabla player.
  • In early 1986, Usha Khanna (music director) approached him to sing a qawwali song, Mere Dil Main Hai Andhera, Koi Shamma To Jala De in Do Yaar, after listening to his voice in a cassette.
  • He has worked with top music directors like Anu Malik, Ismail Darbar, Nadeem Shravan, and Laxmikant Pyarelal.
  • The song that changed his career was Sandese Aate Hai from the movie Border (1997).
  • Vinod has also worked on the TV serial title song “Yeh Jeevan Hai Akash Ganga” for the serial Akash Ganga.
  • Vinod has sung various hits like Ae Mere Humsafar, Kitabein Bahut Si, Samajhkar Chand Jisko, and Chupana Bhi Nahin Aata – Baazigar.
  • He has sung more than 3500 songs in various languages such as Hindi, Nepali, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, and Persian.
  • He received unimaginable popularity that gave him the energy to pursue his passion for music tirelessly.
  • He was credited with the ability to sing songs in multiple languages, which gave him a reputation as a talented artist.
  • He has performed in many live concerts that were held in India and abroad.

  • He sang in Hindi films like Devdas (2002), Jeet (1996), Traffic Signal (2007), and more.
  • He gave voice to the title song of many popular TV shows including Shaktiman (1997-2005) & Aryamaan (2002).
  • It’s been a few years since he last sang for a Bollywood song. In an interview, he said,

Can you name me any recent Bollywood movie whose songs you can incessantly croon throughout the day? You can’t. That is why I have quit Bollywood. The quality of music that is being produced today doesn’t appeal to me.”

  • He is a huge fan of Kishore Kumar and has dedicated an album to him. [2]India TV