Today is a very special day as veteran singer Asha Bhosle
celebrates her birthday!
Bhosle was born on 8th September, 1933, to the musical family of Master
Deenanath Mangeshkar in the small hamlet of Goar in Sangli, Mumbai. Her
father was a theatre actor and classical singer, who died when she was
nine years old after which her family moved from Pune to Kolhapur and
then to Mumbai. Along with her sister Lata Mangeshkar, she began singing
and acting in films to support their family. At the age of 16, she
eloped and married 31-year-old Ganpatrao Bhosle, who was her sister's
personal secretary, against her family's wishes. However, the marriage
failed as her husband and in-laws mistreated her. Asha was turned out by
a suspicious Ganpatrao a few years later with two children and pregnant
with their third child.
After the tragedy, she started her career singing
the assignments refused by the prominent playback singers, which was
usually singing for the vamps or for second-grade movies. After singing
for Sangdil, she got reasonable recognition, but got her first big break in C.I.D. She achieved further success with Naya Daur.
Amidst her flourishing singing career, marital bliss came her way once
again as she tied the knot with the legendary music composer RD Burman
in 1980. Burman sir expired in the year 1994. She has continued singing
all this while and is still enjoying much success even today.
- Aaja Aaja - Teesri Manzil
- Piya Tu Ab To Aaja - Caravan
- Yeh Mera Dil - Don
- Dil Cheez Kya Hai - Umrao Jaan
- Mera Kuchh Saamaan - Ijazat
- Rangeela Re - Rangeela
- Radha Kaise Na Jale - Lagaan
- Kambakht Ishq - Pyar Tune Kya Kiya
- Yeh Lamha - Filhaal
BollyCurry wishes a very happy birthday to Ashaji and much more success in the upcoming years!
Writer: Shreya S.
Editor: Siona M. and Gunia M.