C.I.D was followed by movie ‘Naya Daur’ which also proved to be a big hit. Consequently she gave hits like Deewana Hua Badal, Isharon Isharon Mein, Aaiye Meherban, Ude Jab Jab Zulfein Teri and Aao Huzur Tumko etc. these songs brought her much needed appreciation and attention. Thereafter she collaborated with top notch music composers including S D Burman and sang duets with Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi. She featured in hits like Kaala Bazaar, Lajwanti, Teen Deviyaan, Kaala pani, Insaan jag utha etc.

 

But her real years of fame came when she combined with R D Burman. Together they created magic in Indian music industry. Teesri Manzil was their first big hit together and it was followed by several others. They also married afterwards.

 

Asha Bhosle produced various hits for renowned dancer Helen. Songs list include, O Haseena Zulfon Wali (Teesri Manzil), and Yeh Mera Dil (Don), Jaane Jaa” from the movie Jawaani Diwaani, Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Caravan) etc. her talent was also amply demonstrated in the song Hare Rama Hare Krishna. India’s one of the most romantic song Chura liya hai tumne was also sung by her and this song is still hummed by people.

 

She surpassed everyone’s expectations with movie in 1980’s with her Ghazals for the movie Umrao Jaan. This was her moment of self actualization. This movie proved that she was equally good at classical songs as other genres. The songs reflect elegance and class. 1990’s proved a different facet of her altogether when she combined with talented A R Rehman. They came together for movie Rangeela and rest they say is history. She proved that she can adjust with any notes and her versatility was proved beyond doubt. She has also belted out many pop albums and collaborated with western bands like Black Eyed Peas, Boy George etc. she is a winner of various awards including two national awards and eight filmfare awards.

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