17 Facts About Asha Bhosle


In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she has recorded over twelve thousand songs in her career.

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In 1995,62-year-old Asha Bhosle sang for actress Urmila Matondkar in the movie Rangeela.

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In 2013, Asha Bhosle debuted in the film Mai in the title role, at the age of 79.

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Team of O P Nayyar and Asha Bhosle is best remembered for their breezy and sometimes sirenish songs.

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Composer Anu Malik and Asha Bhosle have recorded many hit singles together, including songs for his first movie Sohni Mahiwal.

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Madan Mohan recorded a number of songs with Asha Bhosle, including the popular folk number "Jhumka Gira Re" picturised on Sadhana from Mera Saaya.

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In Chhoti Si Baat, Asha sang the "Jaaneman Jaaneman" number with K J Yesudas for Salil Chowdhury.

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In 1995, Asha Bhosle underwent the gatha bandan ceremony with Hindustani classical music maestro Ali Akbar Khan to learn a classical repertoire held within the Maihar gharana, as handed down to Khan by his father Allauddin Khan.

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In 1997, Asha Bhosle did a private Indipop album Janam Samjha Karo with Lesle Lewis.

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The album was aimed at the younger generation, who, according to Asha Bhosle, are "turned off" by the traditional sounds of tabla and sarangi.

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In 1996, Asha Bhosle sang Channeache Rati among several other songs in Rajendra Talak's Konkani album Daryachya Deger with Suresh Wadkar.

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In 2015, Asha Bhosle recorded a Sufi song, "Fariyad Sun Fakira" with co-singers Javed Ali and Pankaj Kumar.

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In late 2006, Asha Bhosle collaborated with Australian test cricket star, Brett Lee.

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Some Marathi films in which Asha Bhosle has rendered her voice are: Molkarin, Jait re Jait, Gharkul, Devbappa, Sangtye Aika, Singhasan, Saamna, Maratha Tituka Melvava, and Nivdung.

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The eldest of her three children, Hemant Asha Bhosle, spent most of his early years as a pilot and quit to have a brief career as a music director.

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Lata considered Asha Bhosle's act of eloping with her lover as irresponsible, leaving her alone to sing and earn for the family.

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The song, dedicated to Asha Bhosle, became an international hit single for the band and topped the UK Singles Chart in February 1998.

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