In an interview with Indian Express, Usha said, ‘The music teacher thought, I can’t be a singer at all. I don’t have that much interest in music. I was not even allowed to stay in special classes. Believe me, a year later when I was singing at a function, my teacher was sitting in the audience.
When I came down from the stage and faced each other, both of them had tears in their eyes. But I was never upset. Nor did the pain of not being able to get into music class drag me down. Instead, it tried to lead to something better. Persistence worked inside.’ Usha also said, ‘I can’t say whether I am a good or bad singer. But I can say that I am a hundred percent original artist. He was debated at various times in India. He has always stayed away from them. In these contexts, he said, ‘It was strange to think that a simple girl like me, who was completely earthy, homely, and had absolutely nothing in common with the image of a nightclub singer, had people in the political arena step up to ban me.’
Although Usha Uthup grew up in Mumbai, her favorite city is Kolkata. He is often seen with a large round tip with ‘A’ written on his forehead. It is heard that he wears a tip written with the initials of Calcutta out of love for Calcutta.