Asha Bhosle is one of the best known Indian playback singers. With a career spanning over six decades, she sang thousands of songs in different languages. There is no doubt that Asha Bhosle is one of the most recognized female Indian voices all over the world. Even though she is most famous for being a playback singer who has over her long and productive career sung for over a thousand Bollywood movies, her versatility is something that differentiates her from other famous singers. Her repertoire of songs extends much beyond the Hindi film music she is most popular for. Ghazals, bhajans, pops, classical, and folk songs—there is no genre of music untouched by Asha Bhosle.
The untimely death of her father when she was just a little kid forced her and her elder sister Lata to start singing in films to earn a livelihood. A whirlwind teenage romance with a much older man and a disastrous marriage made her take up singing very seriously. Plucky, optimistic and ever the brave soul, Asha faced all life’s adversities to emerge a winner.