- Birth Date: 01 Jul 1960
- Birth Place: Maharashtra
Sudesh Bhosle was born to mother Sumantai Bhosle and father N.R.Bhosle. He was from a family of musical background. While his mother was an All India Radio artiste in Mumbai his maternal grandmother, Durgabai Shirodkar, was a well-known classical singer. His father, was a well-known painter of film posters, especially films produced by Rajshri Productions and B.Nagi Reddi from Chennai.
Quite naturally, young Sudesh was inclined towards both his parent's professions, helping out his father with painting posters and also singing in college. He later joined Melody Makers, a leading stage orchestral group. Having consciously developed his natural gift of mimicry at the behest of college friends, he would be both singer and mimic with the orchestra. Sudesh was initially groomed in the basics and technicalities under Pt. Satyanaryan Misra and veteran composer Kalyanji.
He perfectly mimicked the late R.D.Burman in a song once and Asha Bhosle who was in the audience requested him to tape the song and later played it out to R.D.Burman who could not believe his ears. R.D.Burman gave him a break in Zalzala (1988) in a Holi song with Shailendra Singh and Anuradha Paudwal. Sudesh was both singer and mimic in the song, as he took out the voices of Shatrughna Sinha and Jagdeep. Before that, however, Sudesh had sung in the Marathi film Gupchup Gupchup and for a Marathi bhav-geet album Vaar Madanaacha. After Kishore Kumar's sudden death, Sudesh sang a song for Bappi Lahiri for Waqt Ki Awaz in the same year.
In 1989,he sang for Ajooba, directed by Shashi Kapoor and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Amitabh Bachchan found him incredible.Amitabh Bachchan told him that the song would be a hit, before he even sang it. Sudesh sang all the Bachchan songs in Ajooba and later for Hum. ‘Jumma chumma’ from the Ajooba was his turning point. In fact, Jayaji did not believe that Sudesh sang for Jumma Chumma -- she thought Amitji had sung it!. "Every day I get called by directors and producers to sing songs for Amitji. Ninety per cent of my career is his voice."this is what Sudesh has to say for Amit ji.
Simultaneously, Sudesh used his talent for mimicry (he is best at Sanjeev Kumar, Om Prakash and Asrani apart from Bachchan) to become a professional dubbing artiste, completing Sanjeev Kumar's work in Love And God, and doing most of Anil Kapoor' s Tezaab.
Sudesh is made to sing in all kinds of voices other than his natural one. He has aIso done a private album of Saigal’s songs called Naina. If he is singing for an artiste, he is made to speak lines too in the actor's typical voice. He has even been made to sing entire songs like R.D.Burman (Aar Ya Paar, Return Of Jewel Thief).