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Tune into timeless melodies on the birthday of Asha Bhosle

It is the birthday of Asha Bhosle and her fans everywhere around the world are wishing her all the love. With over 12,000 songs to her record and a fanbase of millions, the veteran singer who turned 88 today wants to return to live shows and continue singing in her melodious voice.

September 8, 2021: It is the birthday of Asha Bhosle and the veteran singer turns 88 today. In her long and equally fulfilling musical career, the singer has garnered much admiration and success. The singer hails from the famous Mangeshkar family and the world is blessed to have her magical voice. From tape records to Spotify, the singer’s presence has been nothing short of legend.

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Birthday of Asha Bhosle: The singer turns 88

A career of seven decades and still an on-going wish to sing live, that’s Asha Bhosle for you. Bhosle’s career started in 1943 and has done playback singing for over a thousand movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. The versatile singer has recorded in many styles and in over 20 Indian languages in her career.

Bhosle’s maiden name Mangeshkar comes from her famous musical family, the Mangeshkar’s. Born in 1933, Asha was the middle child of actor and classical singer Deenanath Mangeshkar.

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). Her first solo Hindi film song was for the movie Raat Ki Raani (1949).

After a series of low-budget movies, O. P. Nayyar gave Asha a break in C.I.D. (1956) and this changed the course for her career. Gradually, she established her status and received the patronage of composers like Sachin Dev Burman and Ravi.

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Her marriages and a knack for cooking

At the age of 16, she eloped with 31-year-old Ganpatrao Bhosle, marrying him against her family’s wishes and has three children with him before their separation.

Asha married composer Rahul Dev Burman in 1980.

Asha is an excellent cook and cooking is her favorite hobby. She has several restaurants called Asha’s in Dubai, Kuwait, Doha, Birmingham and a score of other locations.

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Most recorded artist in music history

In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs, a figure repeated by several other sources.

 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.

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50 timeless songs by Asha Bhosle

Compiling her life’s work is no easy feat. The singer has collaborated with many music directors, composers and even foreign artists in her long spanning career.

Here are a few hit songs from Asha Tai’s long directory.

Chhod Do Aanchal

https://youtu.be/SuMgYRG3vPU

Haal Kaisa Jai Janaab Ka

Aaiye Meherban

https://youtu.be/6Yff3zKiM2A

Arre Ja Re Hat Natkhat

https://youtu.be/5JbMjD2IAxA

Abhi Na Jao Chod Kar

Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bangle Par

Yeh Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera

https://youtu.be/F0hpT1R3p5Q

Koi Sheheri Babu

https://youtu.be/q7gtEf9qZ3c

Aaja Aaja

 Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya

https://youtu.be/nJe9dNb6HZ4

 Ude Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

 Tu Tu Hai Wohi

https://youtu.be/hjfzFVw2Zjo

 Jhumka gira re

https://youtu.be/-WY2ZTQaB_I

 Dum Maaro Dum

 Kajra Mohabbat Wala

 Raat akeli hai

 Parde mein rehne do

 Piya tu ab to aaja

https://youtu.be/yULawzPhBEI

 Aao na gale lagao na

 Ye mera dil

 Hungama Ho Gaya

https://youtu.be/Nqi7oXq26AE

 Jab Chhaye mera jadoo

 In aankhon ki masti ke

 Jawani jaaneman

https://youtu.be/f5bEkgKTZmw

 Mera kuchh saamaan

 Chura Liya Hai Tumne

 Sajna Hai Mujhe Sajna Ke Liye

 Pyaar Karnewale

https://youtu.be/MXYt2yeU71w

 Piya Bawri

 Dil Cheez Kya Hai

https://youtu.be/eFcs3p1moMA

 Dekha Teri Mast Nigahon Mein

 Mann Kyon

 Tanha Tanha

 Kahin Aag Lage

 Radha Kaise Na Jale

 Betain Na Betain Raina

 Pyaar Mein Dil Pe Maar De Goli

https://youtu.be/1dULpY3iWHo

 Aaj Rapat Jaayen To

 Ek Aankh Marun Toh

https://youtu.be/M85NRnIYiDY

 Rangeela Re

 Nahin Nahin Koi Tumsa Haseen

 Cham Cham Barse

 Dhal Gaya Din Ho Gayi Sham

https://youtu.be/LzPQXK7KLuA

 Raat Chup Hai Chandni Madhosh Hai

 Mujhe Rang De

 Sharara Sharara

 Janam Samjha Karo

 Filhaal

 Hone Lagi Hain Raat

 Jab Samne Tum Aa Jate ho

Also Read: Tom Cruise dined at Asha Bhosle restaurant in Birmingham

Celebrity and fans wish on the birthday of Asha Bhosle

From Madhuri Dixit to Dharma Productions, all film lovers and the Indian entertainment family is wishing Asha Tai a very happy birthday as they stand enthralled by her melodious voice.

Actor Madhuri Dixit wrote: “Dear @ashabhosle Tai, A very happy birthday to you. Your magical voice enthrals us all. I have always enjoyed expressing to your vocals. Lots of love”

Veteran Bhajan singer Anup Jalota wrote: “Wishing you a very happy birthday Asha ji. You are one of the most valuable Ratna of the music world.”

Dharma Productions tweeted: “A soulful voice that has gifted generations with exceptional melodies. Wishing @ashabhosle a very happy birthday! #HappyBirthdayAshaBhosle”

Written by: Aankur Pradhan

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