24 Facts About Asha Bhosle


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


At the age of 16, she eloped with 31-year-old Ganpatrao Asha Bhosle, marrying him against her family's wishes.


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


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


Music director O P Nayyar's association with Asha is part of Hindi film lore.


When S D Burman's assistant Jaidev started giving music independently, he got Asha Bhosle to sing some of his songs as well.


When Raj Kapoor was not on speaking terms with Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle sang the songs of Mera Naam Joker.


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


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


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


Burman and Asha Bhosle came together in 1987 to create a double album, titled Dil Padosi Hai, which was released on 8 September 1987.


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.


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


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


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


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


In 2001, the CD single of Nelly Furtado's "I'm Like a Bird" included a "Nellie vs Asha Bhosle Remix" created by Digital Cutup Lounge.


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


Since then Asha Bhosle has sung thousands of Marathi film songs, Bhavgeet.


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.


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.


Lata refused to return to school without Asha Bhosle and quit her studies.


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


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