Asha Bhosle - Bengali Modern Songs - 45GE 25529 - SP Record
Asha Bhosle (born
September 8, 1933), commonly referred to as Ashaji, is an Indian singer. She
is best known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider
repertoire. Bhosle's career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades.
She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies. In
addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in
numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. Bhosle is the sister of playback
singer Lata Mangeshkar.Renowned for her voice range and often credited for
her versatility, Bhosle's work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans,
traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra
Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages.
In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs, a figure
repeated by several other sources. The World Records Academy, an
international organization which certifies world records, recognised her as
the "Most Recorded Artist" in the world, in September 2009. In
2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records
as the most recorded artist in music history. The Government of India
honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan
in 2008. In 2013, she made her debut as an actress in the film Mai, and
received critical acclaim for her performance.