Asha Bhosle

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.


Asha Bhosle needs no introduction. One of the most versatile singers of Indian music industry, Asha asha1Bhosle has continued to belt out hits after hits for almost 50 years. Even at the age of 70, she has not lost even a bit of her talent and charm. Most of the music composers of new generation including peerless A R Rehman still ask her to sing songs for them. It’s sheer magic to listen to her youthful songs and finding same exuberance in her voice. Whether it’s a ghazal or a cabaret or pop song, she is equally adept at all of them. Her style and energy is truly an inspiration for numerous emerging singers.


Born on 8th September, 1933 in a Marathi family, Asha Bhosle was daughter of renowned singer and actor Dinanath Mangeshkar. She took training in classical music and also dabbled in acting as a child artist. But as fate had it, she moved to playback singing following the footsteps of her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar. She did not had a fairytale story as she had to face struggle and had to constantly live under the shadow of peerless Lata Mangeshkar. 


She made her singing debut with movie named ‘Chunariya’ in the year 1948.  at the age of 16, she married to Ganpatrao Bhosle and this marriage proved to be a failure yet the figting Asha kept singing. It took her time to be first choice for music composers. She often got the songs which were rejected by top singers. But her perseverance paid off when she was spotted by O.P.Nayyar for movie C.I.D. She never looked back thereafter.