|Born||September 28, 1929 |
Indore, Central India Agency, British India
|Genre(s)||Film music (playback singing), Indian classical music|
|Years active||1942 - present|
Lata Mangeshkar (Hindi: लता मंगेशकर, born September 28, 1929) is a singer from India. Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Indore ( Hindi: इंदौर/इन्दोर, Marathi - इंदूर, the largest city and the commercial capital of the central Indian state of The Central India Agency was a political unit of British India, which covered the northern half of present-day Madhya Pradesh state For usage see British rule in India British Raj ( rāj, lit "reign" in Hindustani) primarily refers to the British A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Bollywood songs (often termed filmi songs) are heard far beyond the borders of India. A playback singer is a Singer whose singing is prerecorded for use in movies The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of Scriptures part of the Hindu tradition the Vedas. A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Hindi ( Devanāgarī: hi [[wiktहिन्दी हिन्दी]] or hi [[wiktहिंदी हिंदी]] IAST:, IPA:) is Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country She is one of the most well-known playback singers in the Indian Hindi movie industry. A playback singer is a Singer whose singing is prerecorded for use in movies Bollywood (बॉलीवूड بالی وڈ is the informal term popularly used for the Mumbai -based Hindi-language Film industry in India Mangeshkar's career started in 1942 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over 980 Hindi (or "Bollywood") movies, and has sung songs in over twenty regional Indian languages, primarily Marathi. Hindi ( Devanāgarī: hi [[wiktहिन्दी हिन्दी]] or hi [[wiktहिंदी हिंदी]] IAST:, IPA:) is Bollywood (बॉलीवूड بالی وڈ is the informal term popularly used for the Mumbai -based Hindi-language Film industry in India Marathi (mr मराठी Marāṭhī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of what is considered western India. She is the elder sister of the equally accomplished singer, Asha Bhosle. Asha Bhosle (आशा भोंसले (born September 8, 1933) آشا بھونسلے is an Indian singer
Lata is the second vocalist to receive "Bharat Ratna", India's highest civilian honour. Bharat Ratna (translates to Jewel of India or Gem of India in English) is India 's highest Civilian award, awarded for the
Mangeshkar was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991 for "most recordings" in the world. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U The claim was that she has reportedly recorded no less than 25,000 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs in 20 Indian languages between 1948 to 1974 (30,000 songs between 1948 and 1987, according to 1987 edition). During the years, several sources have supported the claim, although other reputed sources have raised concerns for its veracity, claiming that the number of songs was highly exaggerated, and Mangeshkar's sister, Asha Bhosle, has recorded more songs than her.
Lata Mangeshkar was born in a Maharashtrian family in Sikh Mohalla, Indore, which then used to be in Central India Agency and is now in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The Marathi people or Maharashtrians ( Marathi: मराठी माणसं or महाराष्ट्रीय are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group Indore ( Hindi: इंदौर/इन्दोर, Marathi - इंदूर, the largest city and the commercial capital of the central Indian state of The Central India Agency was a political unit of British India, which covered the northern half of present-day Madhya Pradesh state Madhya Pradesh (abbreviated as MP) ( Hindī: मध्य प्रदेश pronounced, Translation: Middle Province) often Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, was a classical singer and theater actor. Dinanath Mangeshkar ( Devanagari: दीनानाथ मंगेशकर) ( December 29, 1900 - April 24, 1942) was a Her mother, Shudhhamati, was Deenanath's second wife. The family's last name used to be Hardikar; Deenanath changed it to Mangeshkar in order to identify his family with his native town, Mangeshi in Goa. Goa ( Konkani: गोंय /ɡɔ̃j/ is India 's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population. Lata was named "Hema" at her birth. Her parents later renamed her "Lata" after a female character, "Latika", in one of her father's plays, BhaawBandhan.  Lata is the eldest child of her parents. Hridayanath, Asha, Usha, and Meena are her siblings in sequence. Hridayanath Mangeshkar is a composer/singer from India known for his eclectic compositions and a well respected body of work Asha Bhosle (आशा भोंसले (born September 8, 1933) آشا بھونسلے is an Indian singer Usha Mangeshkar ( Devanagari: उषा मंगेशकर (born circa 1935 is an Indian Singer who has recorded many Hindi and Marathi Meena Khadikar (maiden name Meena Mangeshkar, born in 1931? ( Devanagari: मीना मंगेशकर has sung for a few Hindi and Marathi soundtracks
Lata took her first music lessons from her father. At the age of five, she started to work as an actress in her father's musical plays (sangeet naatake in Marathi). Marathi (mr मराठी Marāṭhī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of what is considered western India. Her father's recitals and lessons left a strong impression on her, as did the songs of K.L. Saigal, who was her favorite singer and idol. Kundan Lal ( KL) Saigal ( April 11, 1904 &ndash January 18, 1947) was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the Her formal education was limited to one day in the school. On the first day in the school, she started teaching songs to other children. When the teacher stopped her, she was so angry that she stopped going to the school. 
In 1942, when Lata was 13, her father died of heart disease. Heart disease is an Umbrella term for a variety for different diseases affecting the Heart. Master Vinayak (Vinayak Damodar Karnataki), the owner of Navyug Chitrapat movie company and a close friend of the Mangeshkar family, then took care of the family. He helped Lata get started with her career as a singer and an actress.
Lata sang the song, Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari, which was composed by Sadashivrao Nevrekar for Vasant Joglekar's Marathi movie, Kiti Hasaal (1942), but the song was dropped from the movie. Master Vinayak gave her a small role in Navyug Chitrapat's Marathi movie, Pahili Mangalaa-gaur (1942). In that movie, she sang Natali Chaitraachi Navalaai, which was composed by Dada Chandekar.  Her first Hindi song was Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu for the Marathi film, Gajaabhaau (1943).
Lata moved to Mumbai in 1945 when Master Vinayak's company shifted its headquarters to that city. Mumbai ( Marathi:,, IPA: formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial She started taking lessons in Hindustani classical music from Ustad Amanat Ali Khan Bhendibazaarwale. Hindustani Classical Music ( Hindi: हिन्दुस्तानी शास्त्रीय संगीत Urdu: ہندوستانی شاستریے سنگیت She sang Paa Lagoon Kar Jori for Vasant Joglekar's Hindi movie, Aap Ki Seva Mein (1946). (Datta Davjekar was the composer of that song. ) Lata and her sister, Asha, played minor roles alongside actress Noor Jehan in Master Vinayak's first Hindi movie, Badi Maa (1945). Noor Jehan ( was the adopted stage name for Allah Wasai (born September 21, 1926 – December 23, 2000) who was a Pakistani In that movie, Lata also sang a bhajan, Maata Tere Charnon Mein. She was introduced to music director Vasant Desai during the recording of Master Vinayak's second Hindi movie, Subhadra (1946).
Following the partition of India in 1947, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan Bhendibazaarwale migrated to newly formed Pakistan; so Lata started to learn classical music under Amanat Khan Devaswale. The Partition of India was the partition of the British Indian Empire which led to the creation on August 14, 1947 and August 15, Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Pandit Tulsidas Sharma, a pupil of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, also trained her. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Devanagari: बड़े ग़ुलाम अली ख़ान; Shahmukhi: بذے غلام علی خان; b
After Master Vinayak's death in 1948, music director Ghulam Haider mentored Lata as a singer. Ghulam Haider ( 1908 - November 9, 1953) was an early film music composer who worked both in India and Pakistan. In those days, Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begum, and Zohrabai Ambalewali, with their rather heavy and often nasal voices, were the popular female singers in Hindi movies. Noor Jehan ( was the adopted stage name for Allah Wasai (born September 21, 1926 – December 23, 2000) who was a Pakistani Shamshad Begum ( April 14, 1919] ref name="indiapost"> India Post, South Asia Bureau August 1998 Available online is Haider introduced Lata to producer Sashadhar Mukherjee, who was working then on the movie, Shaheed (1948), but Mukherjee dismissed her voice as "too thin". Sashadhar Mukherjee (শশধর মুখার্জী was a producer in Hindi films Shaheed is a 1948 Hindi movie directed by Ramesh Sehgal It stars Dilip Kumar and Kamini Kaushal.  An annoyed Haider responded that in the coming years the producers and the directors will "fall at Lata's feet" and "beg her" to sing in their movies. Haider gave Lata her first major break with the song, Dil Mera Toda in the movie, Majboor (1948). 
Initially, Lata imitated Noor Jehan, who was then the most popular singer, but later she developed her own style of singing. Noor Jehan ( was the adopted stage name for Allah Wasai (born September 21, 1926 – December 23, 2000) who was a Pakistani  In those days, lyrics of songs in Hindi movies used to be composed primarily by Muslim poets, and thus the lyrics naturally contained many Hindustani words. Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी ہندوستانی Hindustānī, hɪn̪d̪ʊst̪aːniː also known as " Hindi-Urdu," is a term covering Actor Dilip Kumar once made a mildly disapproving remark about Lata's "Maharashtrian" accent while singing Hindi/Hindustani songs; so Lata then took for some time lessons in Hindustani from a maulavi, Shafi. Yusuf Khan (यूसुफ़ ख़ान Urdu: یوسف خان; jusʊf xan (born December 11, 1922) popularly known as Dilip Kumar 
The song, Aayega Aanewaala, in the popular movie, Mahal (1949), which Lata sang proved a turning point for her. (The song was composed by music director, Khemchand Prakash, and lip-synced by actress, Madhubala). Madhubala ( Hindi: मधुबाला مدھو بالا ( February 14, 1933 &ndash February 23, 1969) born Mumtaz Begum
In the 1950s, Lata sang songs composed by all acclaimed music directors of the period, including Anil Biswas, Shankar-Jaikishan, Naushad, S. D. Burman, C. Ramchandra, Hemant Kumar, Salil Chowdhury, Khayyam, Ravi, Sajjad Hussain, Roshan, Kalyanji-Anandji, Vasant Desai, Sudhir Phadke, Hansraj Behl, and Usha Khanna. Anil Biswas (July 1914 - May 2003 was a famous Indian Music composer whose songs featured in Indian films from 1935 to 1965 Shankar Jaikishan (also credited as Shankar - Jaikishan, Shanker Jaikishan or Shankar - Jaikishen) was a duo of prolific music composers who worked in the Naushad Ali ( Nastaliq: نوشاد علی Devanagari: नौशाद अली ( December 25 1919 &ndash May 5 2006 Sachin Dev Burman (শচীন দেব বর্মন( October 1, 1906 - October 31, 1975) (also credited as Burman da, Ramchandra Narhar Chitalkar (1918-1982 was a renowned music composer in the movie industry in India. Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay ( Bangla: হেমন্ত কুমার মুখোপাধ্যায় Hemonto Kumar Mukhopaddhae) also known as Hemanta Salil Chowdhury ( Bangla: সলিল চৌধুরী (1922-1995 was a famous Hindi and Bengali Composer, Poetand a Playwrigt Mohammed Zahur "Khayyam" Hashmi (better known as Khayyam) is an Indian music composer whose career spanned four decades (1953–1990 Ravi Shankar Sharma, better known by his first name Ravi, is an Indian music director who has composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films Kalyanji Anandji is a name used by Indian composer duo known for its work on Bollywood Film soundtracks particularly action potboilers in the 1970s Sudhir Phadke (सुधीर फडके July 25, 1919 - July 29, 2002) was an accomplished Marathi Singer - composer Usha Khanna (born 1942 in Gwalior) is an Indian music director (Acclaimed music director, O. P. Nayyar, was an exception, who favored Lata's sister, Asha Bhosle, as the singer of many of his compositions. Omkar Prasad Nayyar ( January 16, 1926 – January 28, 2007) was a famous Indian film Music director and composer born )
Lata sang many raga-based songs for Naushad, in movies such as Baiju Bawra (1952), Mughal-E-Azam (1960), and Kohinoor (1960). Rāga ( Sanskrit, lit "colour" or "mood" or rāgam in Carnatic music) refers to melodic modes used Naushad Ali ( Nastaliq: نوشاد علی Devanagari: नौशाद अली ( December 25 1919 &ndash May 5 2006 Baiju Bawra is an award-winning 1952 Bollywood movie Made in the Hindi language and directed by Vijay Bhatt, it stars Bharat Bhushan Mughal-e-Azam ( Urdu: مغلِ اعظم, Hindi: मुग़ल-ए आज़म is an Indian Epic film, remniscent This article is about the Diamond. For the film see Kohinoor. Ae Chorre Ki Jaat Badi Bewafa, a duet with G. M. Durrani, was Lata's first song for composer, Naushad. The duo, Shankar-Jaikishan, chose Lata as the female singer in practically all movies for which they scored, primarily for Raj Kapoor. Ranbirraj Kapoor 'The Show-man' ( Hindi: राज कपूर Rāj Kapūr December 14, 1924 - June 2, 1988) was an Indian These movies include Aag, Aah (1953), Shree 420 (1955), and Chori Chori (1956). Aag ( English: Fire) is a 1948 Bollywood film which is produced directed by and stars Raj Kapoor. Shri 420 ( Hindi: श्री ४२० Urdu: 420 شری Translation: Mr This article refers to the 1956 film For the 2003 film see Chori Chori (2003 film. Before 1957, composer Sachin Dev (S. D.) Burman chose Lata as the leading female singer for his musical scores in many movies, including Sazaa (1951), House No. Sachin Dev Burman (শচীন দেব বর্মন( October 1, 1906 - October 31, 1975) (also credited as Burman da, 44 (1955), and Devdas (1955). Devdas (দেবদাস Debdash; Hindi: देवदास Devdās) (also called Debdas) (1917 is a Bengali However, Lata and S. D. Burman developed discord between them in 1957, and Lata did not sing Burman's compositions until 1962.  (During 1957 - 1962, Burman worked with playback singers, Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle). Geetā Dutt (গীতা দত্ত born Geetā Ghosh Roy Chowdhuri) 23 1930 – July 20 1972 was a prominent Indian Playback singer in Hindi Asha Bhosle (आशा भोंसले (born September 8, 1933) آشا بھونسلے is an Indian singer
Salil Chowdhury was one of the favorite composers of Lata during the 1950s. Salil Chowdhury ( Bangla: সলিল চৌধুরী (1922-1995 was a famous Hindi and Bengali Composer, Poetand a Playwrigt She won her first Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for Chowdhury's composition, Aaja Re Pardesi, in Madhumati (1958). The Filmfare Best Female Playback Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films Although the awards started Madhumati is a 1958 Indian Hindi Movie directed by Bimal Roy and written by Ritwik Ghatak.
The 1960s made Lata Mangeshkar become the undisputed number one female playback singer in Hindi cinema. She recorded songs for nearly every major composer in the industry, many of which became all-time hits.
In 1960, her song Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya from Mughal-E-Azam (1960), composed by Naushad and picturized on Madhubala, became very popular. Mughal-e-Azam ( Urdu: مغلِ اعظم, Hindi: मुग़ल-ए आज़म is an Indian Epic film, remniscent The Hawaiian-themed number Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960), composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and picturized on Meena Kumari, also became a hit. The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock and hip hop. Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai is a 1960 Hindi movie produced by S A Shankar Jaikishan (also credited as Shankar - Jaikishan, Shanker Jaikishan or Shankar - Jaikishen) was a duo of prolific music composers who worked in the Meena Kumari or Mahjabeen Bano ( August 1, 1932 - March 31, 1972) was a prominent Indian movie actress
In 1961, Mangeshkar took the first step on the road to reconciliation with S. D. Burman, as she recorded a bhajan, Allah Tero Naam, for Burman's assistant, Jaidev. Sachin Dev Burman (শচীন দেব বর্মন( October 1, 1906 - October 31, 1975) (also credited as Burman da, A Bhajan is a type of Hindu Devotional Song, often simple lyrical and expressing love for the Divine. Jaidev ( 3rd August 1919 - January 6 1987) ( Jaidev Verma) was a legendary music composer in Bollywood films most known for In 1962, she bagged her second Filmfare Award for the song Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil from Bees Saal Baad, composed by Hemant Kumar. Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay ( Bangla: হেমন্ত কুমার মুখোপাধ্যায় Hemonto Kumar Mukhopaddhae) also known as Hemanta
On June 27, 1963, Lata Mangeshkar sang the patriotic song Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon in presence of Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Jawaharlal Nehru (जवाहरलाल नेहरू ʤəʋäɦəɾläl nɛɦɾu (14 November 1889 27 May 1964 was a major political leader of the Congress Party The Prime Minister of India is head of the Council of Ministers, appointed by the President to assist the latter in the administration of the affairs of the executive The song, composed by C. Ramchandra and written by Pradeep, brought tears to Nehru's eyes. Ramchandra Narhar Chitalkar (1918-1982 was a renowned music composer in the movie industry in India. 
In 1963, Mangeshkar returned to collaboration with S. D. Burman, mainly as a result of a truce brokered by Burman's son and assistant (and her future brother-in-law) R. D. Burman. Rahul Dev Burman (राहुल देव बर्मन ( June 27, 1939 &ndash January 4, 1994) commonly known as R She recorded many hits for S. D. Burman, including Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai (duet with Kishore Kumar) and Piya Tose from Guide (1965), and Hothon Pe Aisi Baat from Jewel Thief (1967),
In 1960s, Lata Mangeshkar also gave many hits with one of her favorite composers, Madan Mohan. Kishore Kumar ( Hindi: किशोर कुमार ( August 4, 1929 &ndash October 13, 1987) was an Indian film Guide (released in 1965 is a hit Bollywood cinema starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. A Jewel thief is also a person who makes a living off of stealing gems Madan Mohan ( Devnagari: मदन मोहन is a form of the Hindu god Krishna. some of their notable songs included Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha from Anpadh (1962), Lag Ja Gale and Naina Barse Rim Jhim from Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), and Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega from Mera Saaya (1966). Anpadh ( Hindi: अन्पद Urdu: اَنپد Translation: meaning) is a 1962 Hindi/Urdu film
The 1960s also witnessed the beginning of Mangeshkar's association with Laxmikant-Pyarelal, the music directors for whom she sang the most songs in her career. Laxmikant-Pyarelal (also known as LP or Laxmi-Pyare) were a popular Bollywood composer duo consisting of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar ( She was responsible for advancing their music career, and recorded for them in their first film, Parasmani (1963).
She also sang many songs for Marathi films, composed by notable music directors of Marathi cinema such as Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Vasant Prabhu, Srinivas Khale, Sudhir Phadke and herself (under the name Anandghan). Marathi cinema (मराठी चित्रपट is one of the oldest in regional Indian films industry Sudhir Phadke (सुधीर फडके July 25, 1919 - July 29, 2002) was an accomplished Marathi Singer - composer During the 1960s and 1970s, she also sang many hit Bengali songs, composed by music directors like Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar. Salil Chowdhury ( Bangla: সলিল চৌধুরী (1922-1995 was a famous Hindi and Bengali Composer, Poetand a Playwrigt Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay ( Bangla: হেমন্ত কুমার মুখোপাধ্যায় Hemonto Kumar Mukhopaddhae) also known as Hemanta
Lata Mangeshkar recorded duets with all major male singers, including Mukesh, Manna Dey, Mohammed Rafi, and Kishore Kumar. Mukesh ( Hindi: मुकेश) ( 22 July 1923 &ndash 27 August 1976) was an Indian playback singer of Bollywood Prabodh Chandra Dey (born May 1, 1920) better known by his nickname Manna Dey (মান্না দে Manna De is one of the greatest playback singers Mohammed Rafi (Hindi मोहम्मद रफ़ी Urdu محمد رفیع December 24, 1924 – July 31, 1980) was a popular Indian Kishore Kumar ( Hindi: किशोर कुमार ( August 4, 1929 &ndash October 13, 1987) was an Indian film From 1960s onwards, she was not on good terms with Mohammed Rafi, the leading male playback singer of that time, over royalty issues. Mohammed Rafi (Hindi मोहम्मद रफ़ी Urdu محمد رفیع December 24, 1924 – July 31, 1980) was a popular Indian Lata wanted Rafi to back her in demanding a half-share from the five percent song royalty that the film's producer conceded to select composers.  But Rafi took a diametrically opposite view, and believed that a playback singer's claim on the filmmaker ended with the payment of the agreed fee for the song. During the recording of the song Tasveer Teri Dil Mein (Maya, 1961), Lata lost her cool with Rafi in a certain passage of the song. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rafi felt belittled, as music director Salil Chowdhury sided with Lata. Salil Chowdhury ( Bangla: সলিল চৌধুরী (1922-1995 was a famous Hindi and Bengali Composer, Poetand a Playwrigt  The situation worsened as Lata Mangeshkar declared that she would no longer sing with Rafi. Rafi stated that he was only as keen to sing with Lata as she was with him.  Later, at the insistence of S. D. Burman, the two decided to make up and sing duets, but on a personal level, they were not on good terms.
In 1972, Meena Kumari's last film, Pakeezah was released. Meena Kumari or Mahjabeen Bano ( August 1, 1932 - March 31, 1972) was a prominent Indian movie actress Pakeezah ( Hindi: पाक़ीज़ा Urdu: پاکیزہ، lit It featured the superhit songs Chalte Chalte and Inhi Logon Ne sung by Lata Mangeshkar, and composed by Ghulam Mohammed. She recorded many popular songs for S. D. Burman's last films, including Rangeela Re from Prem Pujari (1970), Khilte Hain Gul Yahaan from Sharmeelee (1971), and Piya Bina from Abhimaan (1973). Prem Pujari is a 1969 Hindi movie produced directed and written by Dev Anand for Navketan films Sharmilee is a 1971 Hindi movie produced by Subodh Mukherjee and directed by Samir Ganguly Abhimaan is the title of many Hindi films Abhimaan (1949 film Abhimaan (1957 film Abhimaan (1973 film
Lata Mangeshkar's most notable songs in 1970s were composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal (L-P) and Rahul Dev Burman. Laxmikant-Pyarelal (also known as LP or Laxmi-Pyare) were a popular Bollywood composer duo consisting of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar ( Rahul Dev Burman (राहुल देव बर्मन ( June 27, 1939 &ndash January 4, 1994) commonly known as R She recorded several songs composed by L-P in 1960s and 1970s, many of them written by the lyricst Anand Bakshi. Anand Bakshi ( 21 July 1930 - 30 March 2002) was a popular Indian Poet and Lyricist. She also recorded many hit songs with Rahul Dev Burman in the films Amar Prem (1972), Caravan (1971), Kati Patang(1971), and Aandhi (1975). Rahul Dev Burman (राहुल देव बर्मन ( June 27, 1939 &ndash January 4, 1994) commonly known as R Amar Prem ( Hindi: अमर प्रेम Urdu: امر پریم Translation: "Immortal Love" is a 1972 Bollywood film Caravan is a 1971 movie under Nasir Hussain films banner Nasir Hussain and Sachin Bhowmick wrote the screenplay Aandhi is a 1975 Indian movie allegedly based on then Prime minister Indira Gandhi 's life The two are noted for their songs with the lyricists Majrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi and Gulzar. Majrooh Sultanpuri ( October 1, 1919 - May 24, 2000) was an Urdu poet lyricist and songwriter Anand Bakshi ( 21 July 1930 - 30 March 2002) was a popular Indian Poet and Lyricist.
In 1973, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Beeti Na Bitai from the film Parichay, composed by R. The National Film Award (Silver Lotus Award for Best Female Playback Singer winners Parichay is a 1972 Indian film directed by Gulzar. The movie is inspired by The Sound of Music, but at the same time D. Burman, and written by Gulzar. In 1975, she again won the same award, this time for the song Roothe Roothe Piya from the film Kora Kagaz, composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Kora Kagaz is a 1974 Bollywood film produced by Sanath Kothari and directed by Anil Ganguly. Kalyanji Anandji is a name used by Indian composer duo known for its work on Bollywood Film soundtracks particularly action potboilers in the 1970s
From 1970s onwards, Lata Mangeshkar has also staged many concerts in India and abroad, including several charity concerts. Her first concert overseas was at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in 1974. The Royal Albert Hall is an Arts venue situated in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, England, best known London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. She also released an album of Mirabai's bhajans, Chala Vaahi Des, composed by her brother Hridayanath Mangeshkar. Mirabai (मीराबाई (1498-1547 CE) (alternate orthographies: Meera; Mira; Meera Bai) was a Hindu A Bhajan is a type of Hindu Devotional Song, often simple lyrical and expressing love for the Divine. Some of the bhajans in the album include Saanware Rang Raachi and Ud Jaa Re Kaaga.
In late 1970s and early 1980s, she worked with the children of composers she had earlier worked with. Some of these composers included Rahul Dev Burman (son of Sachin Dev Burman), Rajesh Roshan (son of Roshan), Anu Malik (son of Sardar Malik), and Anand-Milind (sons of Chitragupt). Rahul Dev Burman (राहुल देव बर्मन ( June 27, 1939 &ndash January 4, 1994) commonly known as R Sachin Dev Burman (শচীন দেব বর্মন( October 1, 1906 - October 31, 1975) (also credited as Burman da, Rajesh Roshan (born Rajesh Roshan lal Nagrath May 24 1955 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India) is a Bollywood music Roshan Lal Nagrath ( July 14, 1917 – November 16, 1967) better known simply by his first name Roshan, was a famous Anwar Malik, better known as Anu Malik (अनु मलिक or Annu Malek is a music director in the Hindi (or Bollywood) film industry Anand and Milind are the sons of the acclaimed music director of the 60s Chitragupt.
1980s onwards, Lata Mangeshkar got selective and cut down on her film singing. She recorded mainly for films by well-known banners, such as Yash Raj Films, and Rajshri Productions. Yash Raj Films (YRF is a company set up by Yash Chopra, an Indian film director and producer Rajshri Productions Pvt Ltd is a Bollywood Film production company She worked with many new music directors, including Shiv-Hari, Ram Laxman, A. R. Rahman. Shiv-Hari is the music director duo of Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia working in the Bollywood film industry of India. "Ram Laxman" redirects here For the brothers in the epic Ramayana, see Rama and Laxman. Allah Rakkhha Rahman (ஏஆர்ரஹ்மான் born on January 6 1966 as A She also recorded some non-film songs, including ghazals with Jagjit Singh. In Poetry, the ghazal ( Arabic / Persian / Urdu: غزل; Hindi: ग़ज़ल Turkish gazel) is a In 1981, she recorded her first duet with S P Balasubrahmanyam for the film Ek Duje Ke Liye. Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, ( Telugu: శ్రీపతి పండితారధ్య్యుల బాల సుబ్రమణ్యం Kannada Ek Duuje Ke Liye ( 1981) is a Hindi movie directed by K Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri.
In 1990, Mangeshkar launched her own production house for Hindi movies. Hindi ( Devanāgarī: hi [[wiktहिन्दी हिन्दी]] or hi [[wiktहिंदी हिंदी]] IAST:, IPA:) is Its first (and only movie), Lekin, flopped. However, she won her third National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her song Yaara Sili Sili from the film. The National Film Awards is the most prestigious film award ceremony in India, and the country's oldest award ceremony alongside the Filmfare Awards. The National Film Award (Silver Lotus Award for Best Female Playback Singer winners During the 1990s, she became very choosy. Some of her songs in this period were with music directors like Jatin-Lalit, Nadeem-Shravan, and more. Jatin-Lalit are a Bollywood film composer duo consisting of Jatin Pandit and his younger brother Lalit For the Pakistani Film hero see Nadeem Nadeem-Shravan are Indian music composers duo who were among the most prolific Bollywood composers in
Mangeshkar has sung for almost all the Yash Chopra films, and films from his production house Yash Raj Films, including Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991), Darr (1993), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and later on Mohabbatein (2000), "Mujhse Dosti Karoge"" (2002) and Veer Zaara (2004). Yash Raj Chopra ( Hindi: यश चोपड़ा born 27 September 1932) is a writer director and producer of Bollywood movies in India Yash Raj Films (YRF is a company set up by Yash Chopra, an Indian film director and producer Chandni ( Hindi: चांदनी Urdu: چاندنی Translation: "Moonlight" is a 1989 Bollywood movie Lamhe ( Hindi: लम्हे Urdu: لمہے Translation: Moments is a Bollywood film released in 1991, directed Darr ( Hindi: डर Urdu: ڈر Translation: Fear) is a 1993 Bollywood film directed by Yash Chopra ' Yeh Dillagi' is a 1994 Bollywood film produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Naresh Malhotra Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएँगे Urdu دلوالے دلہانیہ لے جائنگے also known Dil To Pagal Hai ( Hindi: दिल तो पागल है Urdu: دل تو پاگل ہے, Translation: The Heart Is Mohabbatein ( Devanagari: मोहब्बतें Nastaliq: موہبتیں, Translation:"Love Stories" is a 2000 Mujhse Dosti Karoge! ( Hindi: मुझसे दोस्ती करोगे Urdu: مجھسے دوستی کروگے Translation: "Will Veer-Zaara ( Hindi: वीर-ज़ारा Urdu: ویر زارا) is a 2004 Indian Hindi film directed The Yash Raj Films banner's songs have been known for their romantic melodies identified with Mangeshkar's voice, and songs such as Kabhi Main Kahun, Hothon Pe Bas , Hogaya Hai Tujhko, Humko Hamise Churalo and Tere Liye have become classics.
A. R. Rahman recorded a few songs with Mangeshkar during this period, the most popular sogs include "Jiya Jale" (from Dil Se, featuring Preity Zinta), "Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagin" (One Two Ka Four), and "O Paalanhaare" (Lagaan). Allah Rakkhha Rahman (ஏஆர்ரஹ்மான் born on January 6 1966 as A Dil Se ( Hindi: दिल से Urdu: دل سے Translation: From the Heart is a 1998 Hindi film directed by Mani Preity Zinta (प्रीति ज़िंटा priːt̪ɪ zɪɳʈaː born January 31 1975 is an Indian Film actress. One 2 Ka 4 ( Translation: "One 2's are 4" ( 2001) is an Indian Film directed by Shashilal Nair Lagaan ( Bhojpuri / Hindi: लगान Urdu: لگان translation Land tax also known as Lagaan Once upon a time in India
In 1999, Lata Eau De Parfum, a perfume brand named after her, was launched. Perfume is a mixture of fragrant Essential oils and Aroma compounds Fixatives and Solvents used to give the human body animals objects and living  In 1999, she was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha (meaning the "Council of States" is the Upper house of the Parliament of India.  However, she did not attend the Rajya Sabha sessions regularly, inviting criticism from several members of the House, including the Deputy Chairperson Najma Heptullah, Pranab Mukherjee and Shabana Azmi. Dr Najma Heptulla is an Indian politician and Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament in India's Upper House ( Rajya Sabha) from Rajasthan. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee (প্রনব কুমার মুখার্জী born December 11, 1935, Shabana Azmi ( Hindi: शबाना आज़मी born 18 September 1950 in New Delhi, India) is one of the leading actresses  She stated the reason for her absence as ill-health; it was also reported that she had not taken a salary, allowance or a house in Delhi for being a Member of Parliament. 
In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded Bharat Ratna, Indian's highest civilian honor. Bharat Ratna (translates to Jewel of India or Gem of India in English) is India 's highest Civilian award, awarded for the In the same year, she established the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, managed by the Lata Mangeshkar Medical Foundation (founded by the Mangeshkar family in October 1989). Pune (ˈpuːneɪ Marathi: पुणे Hindi: पूना formerly Poona, is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra In 2005, she designed a jewellery collection called Swaranjali, which was crafted by Adora, an Indian diamond export company. Five pieces from the collection raised £1,05,000 at a Christie's, and a part of the money was donated for the 2005 Pakistan earthquake relief. Christie's is a leading art business and a fine arts Auction house The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake (also known as the South Asian earthquake or the Great Pakistan earthquake) was a major earthquake centred in Azad Kashmir  Also in 2001, she recorded her first Hindi song with the composer Ilaiyaraaja, for the film Lajja (2001); she had earlier recorded Tamil and Telugu songs composed by Ilaiyaraaja. ( Tamil: இளையராஜா ɪləjəɹɑːdʒɑː (born June 2, 1943 as Gnanadesikan) is an Indian Film composer, singer Lajja, a movie in Hindi, released in 2001 directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, is based on the plight of women in India
In 2000s, Lata Mangeshkar, along with other residents of the Peddar Road area in Mumbai, opposed the construction of a flyover in the area, creating a controversy. Peddar Road is the former name of a busy arterial road in South Mumbai passing through the affluent Cumballa Hill neighborhood She believed that construction of the flyover would increase air and noise pollution in the area, and threatened to quit the city if the flyover was built.  In 2006, it was reported that she and her sister Asha Bhosle had purchased apartments in Parel and were planning to move out of Peddar Road. Asha Bhosle (आशा भोंसले (born September 8, 1933) آشا بھونسلے is an Indian singer Parel is central part of Mumbai. It is also the name of a Railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway. 
Lata Mangeshkar's song Wada Na Tod is also heard playing in the background of the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and can be found on the film's soundtrack. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American drama and Romantic comedy by French director Michel
On June 21, 2007, she released an album Saadgi, featuring eight ghazal-like songs written by Javed Akhtar and composed by Mayuresh Pai. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In Poetry, the ghazal ( Arabic / Persian / Urdu: غزل; Hindi: ग़ज़ल Turkish gazel) is a Javed Akhtar ( Urdu: جاوید اختر; Hindi: जावेद अख़्तर born 
Lata Mangeshkar composed music for the first time in 1955 for movie "Ram Ram Pavhane". Later in 1960s, she composed music for following Marathi movies under the pseudonym of "Anand Ghan". Marathi (mr मराठी Marāṭhī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of what is considered western India. 
She won Maharashtra State Government's Best Music Director Award for the film Sadhi Manase. Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. The song Airanichya deva tula from the same film received best song award.
Lata Mangeshkar has acted in nine films:
Lata Mangeshkar has produced four films:
Lata Mangeshkar has won several awards and honors, including Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989), Bharat Ratna (2001), three National Film Awards, and 12 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards. The Padma Bhushan award is an Indian civilian decoration established on January 2, 1954 by the President of India. The Padma Vibhushan is India 's second highest civilian honour The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is an annual award given by the Indian government for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. Bharat Ratna (translates to Jewel of India or Gem of India in English) is India 's highest Civilian award, awarded for the The National Film Award (Silver Lotus Award for Best Female Playback Singer winners The Bengal Film Journalists' Association is the oldest Association of Film critics in India, founded in 1937 by the inspiration and determination of the handful of pioneers She has also won four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards. The Filmfare Best Female Playback Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films Although the awards started In 1969, she made the unusual gesture of giving up Filmfare Best Female Playback Award, in order to promote fresh talent. She was later awarded Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.
In 1984, the State Government of Madhya Pradesh instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Award in honor of Lata Mangeshkar. Madhya Pradesh (abbreviated as MP) ( Hindī: मध्य प्रदेश pronounced, Translation: Middle Province) often The State Government of Maharashtra also instituted a Lata Mangeshkar Award in 1992.
In 1974, The Guinness Book of Records listed Lata Mangeshkar as the most recorded artist in the history, stating that she had reportedly recorded "not less than 25,000 solo, duet and chorus backed songs in 20 Indian languages" between 1948 and 1974. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U Her record was contested by Mohammed Rafi, who was claimed to have sung around 28,000 songs. Mohammed Rafi (Hindi मोहम्मद रफ़ी Urdu محمد رفیع December 24, 1924 – July 31, 1980) was a popular Indian  After Rafi's death, in its 1984 edition, the Guinness Book of Word Records stated Lata Mangeshkar's name for the "Most Recordings", but also stated Rafi's claim. The later editions of Guinness Book stated that Lata Mangeshkar had sung no fewer than 30,000 songs between 1948 and 1987.
Although the entry has not been printed in Guinness editions since 1991, reputable sources claim that she has recorded thousands of songs, with estimates ranging up to figures as large as 50,000.  However, even the earliest Guinness claim of 25,000 songs (between 1948-1974) was claimed to be exaggerated by other sources, who stated that the number of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu films till 1991 was found to be 5250. Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी ہندوستانی Hindustānī, hɪn̪d̪ʊst̪aːniː also known as " Hindi-Urdu," is a term covering Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी ہندوستانی Hindustānī, hɪn̪d̪ʊst̪aːniː also known as " Hindi-Urdu," is a term covering  Mangeshkar herself stated that she does not keep a record of the number of songs recorded by her, and that she did not know from where Guinness Book editors got their information.