Nandu Bhende is an Indian singer. He is the son of the Marathi actor-director Atmaram Bhende and Dr Asha Bhende (Lily Ezekiel).
Bhende sang with 1970's bands such as Velvette Fogg, Savage Encounter, Atomic Forest. He later went on to perform the roles of Judas in Alyque Padamsee production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and the role of Jesus in the Bangalore version of the same opera; this lead onto further roles in Tommy,Fantastiks and Jaya.
In the 1980s he was a playback singer in the Bollywood film "Disco Dancer" for which he received a Gold Disc. His maternal uncle is Nissim Ezekiel.
Nandu Bhende Band,
The Brief Encounter,
Jaya as Yudhishtra,
Jesus Christ Superstar, as Judas.,
Jesus Christ Superstar,(Bangalore) as Jesus.,
Teen Paischacha Tamasha,(Three Penny Opera) as Ankush.,
The Fantastiks, as El Gallo,
The Yours, Mine and Ours Show,
Bhende has sung playback for Hindi films for music directors such as R.D. Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal and Bappi Lahiri.
These films include:
Shiva Ka Insaaf,