ASHA BHONSLE Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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The  famous playback singer, Asha Bhonsle has sung over 20,000 songs in practically  every Indian language and also in English.  She has a unique style of singing.


Asha was born on 8th September, 1933  in Goar, Maharastra to a family of musicians, the Mangeshkar’s. Asha started her career in her elder sister  poets-and-dancers/lata-mangeshkar" href="/great-musicians-dancers/lata-mangeshkar" >Lata Mangeshkar’s shadow. Her first  song was from the movie ‘Chunaria’ (1948) and her first solo was for the movie  ‘Raat ki Raani’ (1949).


In the beginning her talents were not  known much and it was music directors like O.P. Nayyar and poets-and-dancers/r-d-burman" href="/great-musicians-dancers/r-d-burman" >R.D. Burman  who gave her a chance and helped Asha to get out of the image of her  sister. With O.P. Nayyar, Asha has  given a lot of unforgettable songs to the Hindi film industry for the last five  decades. She has a unique voicea sexy,  cheerful style of singing of her own.


Asha has received accolades of awards of  awards for her talent. National Award  twice in 1981 for ‘Mera Kuch Samaan’ (Ijazat), the Filmfare award eight times,  from 1967 to 1977 besides many other awards.  She was the first Indian Singer to be nominated for the Grammy Award in  1997 and in 2001 she won the Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Dayawati Modi Award.