Asha Bhosle is a legendary Indian playback singer known for her melodious and versatile voice. She was born on September 8, 1933, in Sangli, Maharashtra, India, to a musical family. Her father, Dinanath Mangeshkar, was a well-known classical singer and theater actor, and her mother, Shevanti, was a homemaker.
Asha began her singing career at the age of 10, and her first song was for the Marathi film “Majha Bal.” She rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s, singing for some of the biggest Bollywood films of that era. Her collaborations with composer R.D. Burman are particularly renowned and have produced some of the most memorable songs in Indian cinema.
Asha’s voice has a distinctive quality that sets her apart from other singers. She has a remarkable range and can sing in a variety of styles, including classical, folk, and western. Over the course of her career, she has recorded over 12,000 songs in various Indian languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, and many others.
Asha has won numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to Indian music. She has been honored with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards by the Government of India, and she has also received several National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards for Best Female Playback Singer.
Some of Asha’s most famous songs include “Dum Maro Dum” from the film “Hare Rama Hare Krishna,” “Piya Tu Ab To Aaja” from “Caravan,” “Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko” from “Yaadon Ki Baaraat,” and “In Aankhon Ki Masti Ke” from “Umrao Jaan.”
Apart from singing, Asha has also acted in a few films and has appeared as a judge on various reality shows. She has been married twice, first to Ganpatrao Bhosle, and then to music composer R.D. Burman, who passed away in 1994.
Asha Bhosle’s contributions to Indian music have been immense, and her legacy continues to inspire generations of singers and music lovers. She remains one of the most beloved and respected figures in Indian music, and her music will undoubtedly continue to entertain and enchant audiences for years to come.