Asha Bhosle (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. She is one of the best known playback singers in India, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosles career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. Bhosle is the sister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility,Bhosles work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages. In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs, a figure repeated by several other sources. The World Records Academy, an international organization which certifies world records, recognised her as the Most Recorded Artist in the world, in September 2009.In 2011 she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history. The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.Asha Bhosle was born in the small hamlet of Goar in Sangli, Bombay Presidency (now in Maharashtra), into the musical family of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, who belongs to Gomantak Maratha Samaj. Her father was a theater actor and classical singer. When she was nine years old, her father died. The family moved from Pune to Kolhapur and then to Mumbai. She and her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar began singing and acting in films to support their family. She sang her first film song Chala Chala Nav Bala for the Marathi film Majha Bal (1943). The music for the film was composed by Datta Davjekar. She made her Hindi film debut when she sang the song Saawan Aaya for Hansraj Behls Chunariya (1948). Her first solo Hindi film song was for the movie Raat Ki Raani (1949).
Asha Bhosle has won seven Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards of 18 nominations.She won her first two awards in 1967 and 1968. (Mangeshkar asked not to be considered for the award nominations after 1969 to promote new talent). After receiving the award in 1979, Bhosle emulated her elder sister and requested that her name not be considered for the nominations hereafter. Despite this, Bhosle is the most frequent winner of this award to date, tying with Alka Yagnik. She was later given a Special Award for Rangeela in 1996, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Following is the list of her Filmfare
Asha Boshle : Some Famous Film Songs
1968: Garibon ki Suno (Dus Lakh, 1966)
1969: Parde Mein Rehne Do (Shikar, 1968)
1972: Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Caravan, 1971)
1973: Dum Maro Dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1972)
1974: Hone Lagi Hain Raat (Naina, 1973)
1975: Chain Se Humko Kabhi (Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye, 1974)
1979: Yeh Mera Dil (Don, 1978)