Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar ( Marathi: लता मंगेशकर; born September 28, 1929 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh ) is an Indian singer. She sang songs for more than 900 films, what you have entered the name nightingale of India, and is one of the most famous and respected Indian artists; it is in addition to the classical singer MS Subbulakshmi the only singer who has been awarded the highest Indian national award.

Mangeshkar was performed in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991 " world's most song recordings" for that. The claim was that she should have sung around 25,000 solo, duet and background choir recordings 1948-1974 in 20 Indian languages. Over the years, concerns have been raised, claiming that this number is greatly exaggerated and it is "only " about 10,000 shots would be in terms of their correctness. Lata Mangeshkars younger sister, Asha Bhosle has recorded more songs and is officially listed in the category since 2011 in the Guinness Book of World Records.


Mangeshkar was born as the first of five children and grew up in Maharashtra, her father gave her singing lessons. Four of her siblings have also embarked on a musical career, the most famous of them is her sister Asha Bhosle.

Her first film song took Lata Mangeshkar in 1942 for the film Kiti Hasaal on, after the intervention of her father, who died in the same year, the song was but has been removed from the film. After his father's death she appeared in small roles in Marathi and Hindi films. In 1947 she established herself as a playback singer for Bollywood films, that is, their songs were played as a playback for the performers, but also india far the radio ( All India Radio ) played. With the song Aayega Aanewaala of khemchand Prakash from the film Mahal for the actress Madhubala in 1949 she had her big break. In the 1950s it became the favorite singer of composers Shankar - Jaikishan, Sachin Dev Burman, C. Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Hemant Kumar and Salil Choudhury. She took romantic duets on with the singer Manna Dey for Raj Kapoor - movies and sang for the director Bimal Roy ( Madhumati, 1958).

Panghat With Naushad compositions Mohe jab pyaar kiya to darna and kya from the movie Mughal -e -Azam (1960 ), played by Madhubala had Mangeshkar big hits. In the 60 years she worked with SD Burman then amplified and recorded numerous duets with her colleagues Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar. Among the most successful films of this period include Guide (1965) and Jewel Thief (1967 ) with Dev Anand. In the late 60s, SD Burman 's son Rahul Dev Burman began to compose and work with Lata Mangeshkar.

For Meena Kumari, she sang in their last film, the Bollywood classic Pakeezah (1971) and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Abhimaan at (1973 ) mimed Jaya Bachchan to Mangeshkars voice. India's leading film composers Laxmikant - Pyarelal 70s were, Mohammed Zahur Khayyam RD Burman and the Latas singing liked and they were often sing with Kishore Kumar. Many of the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi, Majrooh Sultanpuri or Gulzar.

In the 1980s, Lata Mangeshkar reduced her work for the film to make younger talent space. Meanwhile she worked with the children of composers who had seized the occupation of their fathers, in addition to Sachin and Rahul Dev Burman also Chitragupta and his sons Anand - Milind, Roshan ( grandfather of actor Hrithik Roshan ) and his son Rajesh Roshan, and Sardar Malik and his son Anu Malik.

In 1990, written for the film by Gulzar produced by her song Yaara psy psy is considered one of the best she has ever sung. In the 90s, she took on many non - film songs, including Ghazala with Jagjit Singh. She started with AR Rahman to work and had, among other vocal contributions in the movies Dil Se, Page 3, Bewafaa, Lucky: No Time for Love, Veer Zaara and Rang De Basanti.


In addition to four Filmfare Awards to her were also