Born : 8 September 1933
Age : 83 years
Birthplace : Sangli, Bombay Presidency, British India
Height : 5.2
Wiki : Asha Bhosle is an Indian singer often known as Asha ji in Indian Cinema. She has been into playback singing from past 70 plus years and has recorded more than thousand songs. She started singing at the age of 10 and has been singing in Bollywood movies from past six decades while even have recorded a number of her albums as well apart from performing a number of concerts both in India and abroad. She is the younger sister of famous singer called Lata Mangehswar. She comes from a Goar family from Sangli hailing from Bombay Presidency now in Maharashtra. His father was noted actor and classical singer. When she was of age 9 she lost her father, which compelled her family to Pune then to Kolhapur and finally to Bombay.
Biography : Asha Bhosle and her elder sister was seen singing to make their ends meet and support their family. Her first song was a Marathi one known as Chala Chala Nav Bala in th e year 1943, while her first Hindi movie was Chunariya in 1948 the song called Saawan Aaya. However, her first solo song in Hindi was from the move called Raat Ki Rani in the year 1949. The very same year she fled with Ganpatrao Bhosle and married him against the wishes of her family. Ganpat Rao was the personal secretary of Lata, her elder sister later the marriage fall down very badly since both her hubby and his family mistreated her. Later in 1960 she was forced to leave her husband with her two children while she was pregnant with the third child. However, she continued singing to make her ends meet.
That was the time when singers like Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt and Lata Mangeshwar was very much popular and left no choice for the novices to enter this place. Hence she only got some other type of songs, which included of vamps and bad girls. A majority of her songs fall under the category of B or C grade movies. However, she started getting recognition from the movie Parineeta in the year 1953 and Boot Polish with Mohd Rafi, which finally gave her some recognition. Thus then she started getting work in movies like CID, Naya Daur, while her songs Maang Ke Saath Tumhara, Uden Jab Jab Zulfein Teri and Saathi Haath Badhana made her popular that did with Mohd Rafi.
Then started her successful career wherein she got a number of movies to sing, including Gumrah, Waqt, Hamraz, Aadmi Aur Insan and Dhundh all released in the 60’s and 70’s. Her song from Teesri Manzil – Aaja Aaja gave her first award in the year 1966, which was RD Burman’s movie. Later she was seen doing a number of assignments with RD Burman and finally she married him. The time of 70’s belonged to Helen wherein she gave some of the best hits from Don and Caravan for the songs Yeh Mera Dil and Piya Tu Ab To Aaja respectively. Since then she carved her niche as one of the most talented and versatile singer of Bollywood, who was awarded with so many rewards at various levels both in India and abroad.
Apart from singing she is an excellent cook and known to make some of the mot irresistible food and cuisines. Her Dal Ghost and Biryani is famous in Bollywood circles and people simply love to eat at her place. She is also a successful restaurateur and runs a chain of restaurants in Kuwait and Dubai, Abhu Dhabi, Doha (Qatar) and Cairo (Egypt). She has 20 percent of stake in this business with Wafi group taking care of her business in middle east, she has trained a number of cooks and chefs known as Asha’s. It offers a number of north western Indian cuisines. Recently, she has opened up her restaurant in Birmingham, the UK.
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