Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Kanodia, Shri Mahesh Kumar
Constituency   : Patan -SC (Gujarat)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Father's Name Shri Mithabhai Rupabhai Kanodia
Mother's Name Smt. Daliben M. Kanodia
Date of Birth 27 Jan 1937
Place of Birth Vill. Kanoda, Distt. Mehsana (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 13 May 1960
Spouse's Name Smt. Umaben Kanodia
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at Shahpur School, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Profession Artist
Permanent Address
41, Royal Accord Building-II, Opposite Lokhandwala Complex,
Andheri (West), Mumbai-400 053 (Maharashtra)
Present Address
2-4, South Avenue
New Delhi-110 011
Tels.(011) 23795024, 9868180259 (M)
Positions Held
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1991-92 Member, Committee on Communications
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Communications
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Communications and its Sub-Committee `B` on Department of Posts
Member, Consutative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Private Member`s Bills and Resolutions
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Railways

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
A very talented and eminent artist in mimic and vocal music is particular with notable contibution to Gujarati and Hindi films, Radio and Doordarshan; Sang in more than 20 voices of famous playback singers; founded `Mahesh Kumar and Party` (Musical Party) and performed more than 14,000 shows world-wide since the age of eight years; won many awards for singing; writing poems in Gujarati; and music composer in Gujarati/Hindi films
Social And Cultural Activities
Organising charity shows for building hospitals, schools and dharamshalas; and assisting in flood and drought relief works by raising funds through his art
Special Interests
Stage-shows, assistance to the poor and the needy and public relations
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Singing, religious worship, script-writing, travelling, viewing movies and meditation
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Conferred (i) `Best Music Director` award by the Government of Gujarat, 1971; (ii) `The Best Playback Singer` award for the film `Akhand Chudlo` by the Government of Gujarat; awarded many shields and trophies by cultural and music organisations and eminent personalities in the field of art and music; got a Hospital `Arogya Dham` constructed for the poor in his native place Kanoda; HMV recorded his imitations of many talented artists in 1953; Music India & Co. recorded his music and songs

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