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Asha Bhosle: India‘s Legendary Nightingale

Full Name Asha Bhosle
Age 89 years
Birthday September 8, 1933
Birth Place Sangli, Maharashtra, India
Family Lata Mangeshkar (sister), Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar (sisters), Rahul Dev Burman (husband)
Net Worth $12 million
Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Early Life and Background

Born on September 8, 1933 in Sangli, Maharashtra, Asha Bhosle was raised in a musical family. Her father was the renowned classical singer and theater actor Dinanath Mangeshkar. Along with her sisters Lata, Meena and Usha, Asha was initiated into music at a young age…

Singing Style and Versatility

Asha Bhosle is acclaimed for her versatility and ability to flawlessly sing different genres of music. Though initially typecast as a "cabaret singer", she proved her flexibility by singing romantic melodies, ghazals, bhajans, folk songs and more. According to critics…

Notable Songs and Films

Some of Asha Bhosle‘s most iconic songs include "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" in Caravan (1971), "Dum Maro Dum" in Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972), "Parde Mein Rehne Do" in Shikar (1968), "Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka" in Do Raaste (1969) and many more. She has collaborated with eminent music directors like R.D Burman, Sachin Dev Burman and O.P Nayyar to deliver memorable hits.

Awards and Recognition

In her over 7 decade long illustrious career, Asha Bhosle has been widely recognized through prestigious awards like the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2000), Padma Vibhushan (2008), 8 Filmfare Awards and more. She also holds a Guinness World Record for being the most recorded artist in music history.

Legacy as a Singer

According to Lata Mangeshkar, "Asha Bhosle sang like Noorjehan and Lata Mangeshkar in one voice". This aptly sums up her far reaching legacy. With her incredible range and versatility, Asha Bhosle carved a unique place for herself in the Indian music industry for generations to come. She will forever be remembered as India‘s beloved "Nightingale".