Mahesh Kanodia - Updated Jun 2024

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Mahesh Kanodia

Mahesh Kanodia is a well-known Indian musician, singer, and former politician. Mahesh Kanodia came into the limelight after the headlines of his sudden death.

Table of Biography

Early Life

On the 27th of January 1937, Mahesh Kanodia was born in Kanoda village, Patan district, Gujrat, India. He died at the age of 83 years old and held Indian nationality. In addition, he has a birth sign of Aquarius and belongs to the Asian ethnicity. Moreover, he practices Hinduism religion and has a caste of Rajput.

Talking about his parent’s name, he is the son of Shri Mithabhai Kanodia (father) and his mother’s name is still unknown at the moment. Moreover, he grew up with his younger brother, Naresh Kanodia. His brother Naresh is a Gujarati singer, musician, and politician.

Caption: Mahesh Kanodia and his brother Naresh Kanodia (Source: Dreshare)

Regarding his academic career, he attended Shahpur School and completed his school education there. Later, he might have earned a degree from a local university in India.


Sadly, at the age of 83 years old, he died on 25 October 2020, in Gandhinagar from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. He was paralyzed for six years before his death. Two days later, his younger brother Naresh Kanodia died of COVID-19 as well.

Professional Career

Professionally, Mahesh Kanodia began to perform as a stage singer & dancer along with his younger brother Naresh Kanodia. He was the pioneer in starting the concept of the musical orchestra in India back in 1947. In addition, he could sing in more than 30 voices of famous playback singers, including female voices. Since the age of eight, Mahesh has performed more than 13,000 shows worldwide. He worked as a musician, composer, and singer for four decades in Gujarati cinema.

He also won several Best Music Awards for his performance as a music composer for the films, Jigar and Ami (1970-71), Tanariri (1974-75), Jog Sanjog (1980-81), and Laju Lakhan (1991-92).

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Caption: Mahesh Kanodia with his brother giving their performances (Source: Twitter)

Moreover, he and his brother Naresh were one of the most successful & famous musical pairs in the Gujarati film industry. The duo was also called the Mahesh-Naresh duo in the Gujarati film industry.

He and his brother were the first pair who traveled overseas to perform as stage artists in different places including America, Africa, and some other Asian countries, during the year the 1980s. The two brothers published an autobiographical Gujarati book based on brothers “Sauna Hridayma Hammesh: Mahesh- Naresh,” in the year 2011.

As a politician, Mahesh represented the Patan constituency of North Gujarat in Lok Sabha four times as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In addition, he represented the Patan constituency in Lok Sabha four times (10th, 11th, 12th, and 14th) as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, 1991–1999, and 2004–2009. During his tenure in politics, he dedicated himself to empowering the poor and the backward.


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Caption: Two Kanodia brothers with Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi (Source: Republic World)

He has won several awards and recognition during his professional career as a film artist. In 1970-1971, he was awarded Best Music for the film Jigar and Ami as a composer. Similarly, he won the  Music for the film Tanariri in 1974-1975, as a composer. He earned the second-best film for the film Jog Sanjog in 1980-1981 as a producer. In 1981-1982, he won the Best Playback Singer for the film Akhand Chudlo. Later, he was awarded the best music for the film Laju Lakhan in 1991-1992 as a composer.

Mahesh Kanodia – Net Worth 2024

During his professional career as a musician, singer, and former politician, he has collected a good sum of money. At the time of his death, his net worth is estimated around Rs 5-10 lakh Indian rupees.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, Mahesh Kanodia married Uma Kanodia on the 1st of January 1960. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter whose name is Pooja Kanodia. Besidesthist, there is not much known regarding his family and his past relationship. Till the time of his death, he was not a part of any kind of controversy and had a clean image in the public.

Body Measurements

Caption: Mahesh Kanodia with his brother posing for a photo (Source: Times of India)

Talking about his body measurement, he stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70 m) and weighs around 62 kg (137 lbs). Likewise, he has a pair of dark brown eyes with brown hair color and his body measurement measures 40-28-36 inches. Moreover, he wears a shoe size of 9 US, and his biceps measure 14 inches.

Mahesh Kanodia – Social Media

This Indian Indian musician, singer, and former politicianise no longer in this world. So, Mahesh is not active on any kind of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.