Asha Bhosle is an Indian playback singer and was born on September 8, 1933 in Goar, Sangli. The singer has won many accolades and awards for her singing and is legendary for her soprano voice range and is credited for her flexibility in music. Asha Bhosle is a Padma Vibhushan and 2 National Award winner. She has also won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and is recognized by the Guineas Book of World Records for being the most recorded artist in the history of music.
The singer sang her first song Chala Chala Nav Bala in Marathi language 1943 film Majha Bal. Asha Ji later marked her Hindi debut with song Saawan Aaya for 1948 Chunariya and sang her first solo for 1949 film Raat Ki Raani. Bhosle is legendary for her soprano voice range and is credited for her flexibility in music. Her work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, gawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets and she has sung songs in over 20 Indian and foreign languages. Here are 5 unknown facts about Asha Bhosle as she turns 86 today.
Asha Bhosle was the first Indian singer to be nominated for a Grammy
Asha Ji became the first Indian singer to be nominated for the prestigious Grammy award in 1997. She was nominated for her album Legacy that included 12 beautiful classical numbers in her melodious voice. She was also nominated in 2005 for the second time for her collaboration with Kronos Quartet titled You’ve Stolen My Heart from RD Burman’s Bollywood.
Asha Bhosle is a talented cook and owns several restaurants worldwide
Asha Ji besides being a talented singer, also is a superstar in cooking. She is known in the industry for her exceptional cooking skills and her delicious meals, mainly Prawn patties and Paya curry in among everyone’s favorites. A food and cooking enthusiast, Asha Bhosle also owns restaurants in Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, and Birmingham and Manchester, famously known as Asha’s which serves signature delicacies inspired by Asha Ji’s childhood and RD Burman’s favourite meals
Asha Bhosle and her talented acting skills
The legendary singer also once tried her hand at acting and won a lot of acclaim for her performance in the film. In the year 2003, the 86-year-old singer turned actress for the Marathi film Mai. She marked her debut as an actress with this film which was based on the children deserting their aged parents.
Asha Bhosle turned composer for an album
Asha Bhosle in 2002 turned composer for an album. The talented and versatile singer has never hestitated from experimentation. She composed music for an original album with the name Aap ki Asha.
Asha Bhosle’s much-loved song was invented on the Hoogly riverside
Asha Bhosle married to legendary music composer RD Burman in 1980. One day as the couple was enjoying a beautiful starry night on the riverside of Hoogly, RD Burman suddenly broke out in excitement. The tune to song Do Lazon Kee Hai Dil Ki Kahani from the film The Great Gambler was created during the twilight the couple enjoyed by the banks of Hoogly. Asha Ji used to call R D Burman ‘Bubs’ and their relationship lasted until his death.
As Asha Bhosle celebrates her 86th Birthday today, we wish the singer a happy life ahead.
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