There's no doubt that Asha Bhosle is one of the best singers India has produced. Not only is her voice melodious, but she is also a supremely versatile singer. She is comfortable singing filmy songs, pop songs, bhajans, Indian classical music, folk songs, ghazals, qawwalis, and Rabindra sangeet. Her first song was in the year 1943 for a Marathi film, and was called 'Chala Chala Nav Bala'. Her Hindi film singing debut came five years later with Saawan Aaya for Hansraj Behl's Chunariya. It was followed by a solo song for the film Raat Ki Raani in 1949.
Asha Bhosle holds many laurels. She holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for most single studio recordings. She has also received prestigious awards such as Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Padma Vibhushan Award. But what catches our collective fancy is how the lady has sung for almost every heroine Bollywood has produced in her 70-year-long playback singing career. Let's have a look at some of these gorgeous faces who have had the honor of lip-syncing to Asha Bhosle's voice.
We wish Asha Bhosle a very happy birthday.