Legendary singer Asha Bhosle turns 81
Mumbai, Sept 8 (IBNS): Legendary singer Asha Bhosle, whose melodious renditions have ruled the Hindi films industry for six decades, turned 81 years of age on Monday.
Commencing her career in 1943, when she was just 10 years old, Asha has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies.
Recognised as one of the gifted singers of India, Asha has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad.
Her work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets.
Being a versatile singer, she had never kept herself confined within the limits of the Bollywood music.
Asha has sung more than 12,000 songs in 20 different languages which includes English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay apart from Hindi, in the long six decades she has been in the industry.
Asha Bhosle has also worked with several International composers like Boy George, Robbie Williams and cricketer Brett Lee.
Apart from traditional Indian Classical music and folk songs, she had also sung Rabindra Sangeets and Nazrul Geetis (Songs of Tagore and Kazi Nazrul).
In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.
The singer was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
In 2013, she made her debut as an actress at the age of 79, in the film 'Mai', and received critical acclaim for her performance.
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