Asha Bhosle’s Twitter bio says ‘Singer since 1943’ and if this doesn’t prove how un-fading her charm and singing finesse is, then nothing will. In a career that spans more than six long and melodious decades, Asha ji has proven time and again her prowess in the Indian Music industry. She has worked on all forms of music, including Bollywood songs, pop music albums (who can forget ‘Raat Shabnami’ from the album Jaanam Samjha Karo?), ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra-sangeet. It will not come as a suprise then that the talented singer has countless awards on her mantelpiece, including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Padma Vibhushan. She’s also acknowledged as the Most Recorded Artist in music history by the Guinness Book of World Records.
On her 82nd birthday, we wish the singer the very best. And for her fans, we have chosen a few of her timeless tunes. Enjoy!
Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka – Chalti Ka Naam Gadi
Sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle, this song is famous for Kishore Kumar’s yodeling.
Chodd Do Aanchal – Paying Guest
Another Kishore-Asha duet, S.D. Burman’s music made this song a classic.
O Mere Sona Re, Sona Re – Teesri Manzil
Mohammad Rafi teamed up with Asha Bhosle to create this beautiful song that is famous even with today’s generation.
O Haseena Zulfonwali Jaane Jahan – Teesri Manzil
Also from Teesri Manzil, this song was as famous as the last one, if not more. With Asha Bhosle lending her voice to Helen, the song was a superhit!
Jhumka Gira Re – Mera Saya
The song was a super duper hit and the modulation in Asha Bhosle’s voice is unbelievable.
Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil ki Kahani – The Great Gambler
Shot in Venice, with Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman, this song had R.D. Burman‘s soulful music and Asha Bhosle’s haunting voice. Another timeless classic.
Piya Tu Ab To Aaja – Caravan
Helen’s cabaret added the little bit extra to make this song a super-success.
Dum Maro Dum – Hare Rama Hare Krishna
The original Dum Maro Dum was the 70s cult song and has been remixed multiple times.
Chura Liya Hai Tumne jo Dil ko – Yaadon Ki Baaraat
Another beautiful tune by R.D. Burman. Asha Bhosle’s voice added stars to this song.
Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main – Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge
The DDLJ song, shot with Kajol, was a massive hit, and Asha Bhosle’s voice added just the right amount of zing to it.