Usha Uthup is a popular Indian pop, jazz and playback singer. She is well known for popular hits in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and the song Darling with Rekha Bhardwaj from the film 7 Khoon Maaf for which she gained her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2012. She started her Bollywood career with Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Uthup sang several songs in the 1970s and 1980s for music directors R D Burman and Bappi Lahiri. She also reprised some of R.D. Burman songs that were sung by others such as Mehbooba Mehbooba and Dum Maro Dum and popularised them to a distinct end. She and Adele sang the Oscar Winning Song Skyfall.