Usha Uthup is a popular Indian pop singer. She was well known for popular hits in the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. She has sung in over 17 Indian languages and eight foreign languages. She is the recipient of many awards and honours, including the Padma Shri in 2011. Her biography, The Queen of Indian Pop: The Authorised Biography of Usha Uthup by Vikas Kumar Jha, translated by Srishti Jha (Penguin), traces the entire arc of Uthup`s career in music.