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Asha Bhosle

Indian playback singer
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Net worth 2018: $400 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Sangli, Maharashtra
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 8 September 1933
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.58 m
Education: Padma Vibhushan (2008), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2000), Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979)

Asha Bhosle was bornon 8 September 1933 in Sangli, Maharashtra, Indian, is Indian playback singer. With a career spanning over six decades over which she sang thousands of songs in different languages, there is no doubt that Asha Bhosle is one of the most recognized female Indian voices all over the world. Even though she is most famous for being a playback singer who has over her long and productive career sung for over a thousand Bollywood movies, her versatility is something that differentiates her from other famous singers. Her repertoire of songs extends much beyond the Hindi film music she is most popular for. Ghazals, bhajans, pops, classical, and folk songs—there is no genre of music untouched by Asha Bhosle. Singing came naturally to young Asha as she was the daughter of the classical musician, Deenanath Mangeshkar. The untimely death of her father when she was just a little kid forced her and her elder sister Lata to start singing in films to earn a livelihood. A whirlwind teenage romance with a much older man and a disastrous marriage made her take up singing very seriously. Plucky, optimistic and ever the brave soul, Asha ji faced all life’s adversities to emerge a winner.


$400 Million


Tragedy struck the doting mother when her daughter Varsha committed suicide in 2012


This singer became the first Indian to be nominated for the Grammy Award in 1997


Her streak of success continued well into the 1990s when she was selected to sing for the youthful actor Urmila in the movie, ‘Rangeela’ in 1995


While singing songs for the movie ‘Umrao Jaan’ in 1981, Asha experimented with lower pitched notes which surprisingly suited her voice very well and made her even more famous


In the 1980s she began singing ghazals in an attempt to change her image of a cabaret singer


Chopra loved the singer’s performance and asked her to sing for several of his productions such as ‘Gumrah’ (1963), ‘Waqt’ (1965), and ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ (1966)


Over the 1960s and 1970s, she became the voice of Helen and sang songs like ‘O Haseena Zulfon Wali’ which became very popular hits


In 1957, she got her first big break when she was selected to sing all the female lead’s songs in the movie, ‘Naya Daur’


It was in 1954 when Raj Kapoor signed her to sing ‘Nanhe Munne Bachche’ for the film ‘Boot Polish’ that she began to get famous


Throughout the early 1950s she sang many songs but failed to get much recognition


It would be five years before she made her Hindi film debut with the song, ‘Saawan Aaya’ for the movie ‘Chunariya’ in 1948


In 1943 she sang her first film song, ‘Chala Chala Nav Bala’ for the Marathi film ‘Majha Bal’

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