Nandesh Umap, who has helped bring Marathi folk art into the limelight with his live show ‘Mi Marathi’ touched an important milestone.
The program organised on Sunday by Umap at Worli's Ravindra Natya Mandir was the 1000th edition of the show. This program is being organised for the last 10 years.
This program covers Varkari section, Bharud, Farmers's songs, Powade and many more art forms were presented in this show. Actors Samira Gujar and Ashish Newalkar hosted the program.
Nandesh Umap got his big break in 1999 when he made his professional debut Marathi play ‘Ranagaan’ in which he played a dual role of singer and narrator for which he was felicitated by renowned actor Dina Pathak and Naseeruddin Shah.
A first short film called 'Shwet Aangar' by Nandu Madhav has sung by Nandesh has been selected for Kannas film festival and was also selected for Ahmedabad film festival 2009. Further to his journey Nandesh got an opportunity to sing a title song for the famous serial “Gangubai NonMatric” of ETV Marathi. This serial aired continuously for a period of eight years and was registered in the Limca book of records as the longest playing serial. Radio stations/channels embraced the song and the resulting buzz helped him land a deal at the now defunct label, and famous music directors like Ram Lakshman, Anand Modak, Ashok Patki, Narendra Bhide, Salil Kulkarni, Kaushal Inamdar and Avdhoot Gupte.