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Encyclopedia > Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar on an album cover
Background information
Born September 28, 1929 (1929-09-28) (age 77)
Indore, Central India Agency, British India
Genre(s) playback singing, Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocalist
Years active 1942 - present

Lata Mangeshkar (Marathi/Hindi:लता मंगेशकर) (born September 28, 1929) is an Indian singer. Focusing mainly on Bollywood film music, she is considered one of the foremost Indian vocalists of all time. She has sung in over twenty[1] major Indian languages and has been dubbed the Nightingale of India[2][3][4][5], an honorary name also used for Sarojini Naidu and M. S. Subbulakshmi. Popular singer Asha Bhosle happens to be one of her sisters. Image File history File links Lataalbum. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Imperial-India-Blue-Ensign. ... , Indore (Hindi:इन्दौर / Marathi:इंदूर),   is the commercial capital of the Malwa region and the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... The Central India Agency was a political unit of British India, which covered the northern half of present-day Madhya Pradesh state. ... Anthem God Save The Queen/King British India, circa 1860 Capital Calcutta (1858-1912), New Delhi (1912-1947) Language(s) Hindi, Urdu, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1877-1901 Victoria  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - January-December 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A playback singer is a singer whose vocals are pre-recorded for use in films. ... 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 with the purpose of making music. ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... Marathi (मराठी ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western India (Maharashtrians). ... Hindi ( , Devanagari: or , IAST: , IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is the official language of the Union along with English. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... Sarojini Naidu (February 13, 1879 - March 2, 1949) was known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India) and was a child prodigy, freedom fighter and poet. ... Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: , , popularly known as M.S. or M.S.S./M.S. Maami. ... Asha Bhosle[1] (Marathi: ) (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. ...


Lata Mangeshkar is only the second Indian singer to have received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour,the other being M. S. Subbulakshmi. In fact, no other Indian singer of non-classical music has been awarded anything higher than the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian honour as of April 2007. Bharat Ratna is Indias highest civilian award, awarded for the highest degrees of national service. ... Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: , , popularly known as M.S. or M.S.S./M.S. Maami. ... The Padma Bhushan is an Indian civilian decoration established on January 2, 1954 by the President of India. ...


In 1974 Mangeshkar Recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for having sung the most songs in the world. The claim was that she has reportedly recorded not less than 25,000 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs in 20 Indian languages between 1948 to 1974. However, reputed sources have introduced concerns for its veracity claiming that her sister, Asha Bhosle has recorded more songs than Mangeshkar. [6] The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...

Contents

Childhood

Mangeshkar was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh to a classical singer and theatre actor named Dinanath Mangeshkar and his second wife named Shudhmati Mangeshkar (also known as Mai Mangeshkar). The Mangeshkars were a middle-class Maharashtrian family, but Lata admitted in an interview that she's half-Gujarati from her mother's side (Sulekha.com, see citation below). Lata was the firstborn child, to be followed by siblings Meena Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridayanath Mangeshkar. , Indore (Hindi:इन्दौर / Marathi:इंदूर),   is the commercial capital of the Malwa region and the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... , Madhya Pradesh (abbreviated as MP)   (HindÄ«: मध्य प्रदेश, English: , IPA: ), often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. ... Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar (Marathi: दीनानाथ मंगेशकर) (also known as Deenanath Mangeshkar) (December 31, 1900 or January 1, 1901 – April 24, 1942) was the father of well-known singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, and Usha Mangeshkar as well as composers Hridayanath Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar. ... The middle class, in colloquial usage, consists of those people who have a degree of economic independence, but not a great deal of social influence or power. ... Balasaheb group Shashi,Swapnil,Sandip,vishal ... Meena Mangeshkar (Devanagari: मीना मंगेशकर) is an Indian singer who has sung for many Marathi soundtracks. ... Asha Bhosle[1] (Marathi: ) (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. ... Usha Mangeshkar (Devanagari: उषा मंगेशकर) is an Indian singer who has sung in many Hindi and Marathi soundtracks. ... Hridaynath (pronounced ri-they-naath) is a musician from India. ...


Raised in Maharashtra, at the age of 5 Mangeshkar started working as an actress in several plays known as "sangeet nataks" in which her father was performing. Her father also started giving her singing lessons. Dinanath's recitals and lessons left a strong impression on his daughter, as did the music of K.L. Saigal, who was her father's favorite singer and her idol. , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA:  , English: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Kundan Lal (K.L.) Saigal (April 11, 1904 - January 18, 1947) was an Indian actor and singer who is considered the first big superstar of Bollywood, the Hindi film industry centred in Mumbai. ...


Career

1940s

Mangeshkar's first cinematic song was for the Marathi film Kiti Hasaal (1942), produced by Vasant Joglekar. However, her father disliked the idea of any of his daughters singing for movies, so the song was dropped from the film. Marathi (मराठी ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western India (Maharashtrians). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...


In 1942, Mangeshkar's father died of heart disease. Due to the death of her father and the resultant financial distress, Lata played cameo roles in many Hindi and Marathi films, despite not personally enjoying acting. Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases which affect the heart and is the leading cause of death in the United States as of 2007. ...


In 1945, Ghulam Haider took her to meet producer S. Mukherji, who was working on a movie starring Kamini Kaushal. Haider wanted the 16-year-old Mangeshkar to get a chance to sing, but the producer dismissed her voice. Annoyed, Haider said, "Let me foretell today that this girl will soon put to shame everyone else, including Noor Jehan. Producers and directors will fall at her feet, begging her to sing in their films."[7] Ghulam Haider (1908-November 9, 1953) was an early film music composer who worked both in India and Pakistan. ... Kamini Kaushal ’s original name was Uma. ...


Mangeshkar's big break came with the 1949 song "Aayega Aanewaala" from the movie Mahal for Madhubala and was composed by Khemchand Prakash. Mahal was a hit, a turning point for both Madhubala and Mangeshkar.[7] Mahal is a small tows in chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh in India. ... Madhubala (Hindi: मधुबाला, Urdu: ) (February 14, 1933 – February 23, 1969) was a Bollywood actress considered by many to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screens of Indian cinema. ...


1950s

The 1950s saw Mangeshkar soar to the top of the heap of Bollywood singers. She recorded songs for all the major composers of the period, including Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad, S D Burman, C. Ramchandra, Hemant Kumar, and Salil Chowdhury. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Naushad Ali (December 25, 1919 - May 5, 2006) was an Indiaan musician. ... Sachin Dev Burman (1906 - 1975) was one of the most famous Bollywood music composers. ... Narhar Chitalkar Ramchandra, popularly known as C Ramchandra (or Ramachandra Chitalkar), was a Bollywood composer. ... Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee (1920 - 1989) was an Indian film playback singer, composer and producer. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Shankar Jaikishan used Lata as their female singer in all the movies they scored, mainly for Raj Kapoor. These movies include Aag, Aah (1953), Shree 420 (1955), and Chori Chori (1956). Some famous Lata tunes from these movies include "Mera Ang Ang Muskaya" (from Aah), "Ichak Dana Bichak Dana" (from Shree 420), and "Panchhi Banoon Udti Phiroon" (from Chori Chori). Raj Kapoor (Hindi: राज कपूर, Urdu: راج کپور, Rāj Kapūr, December 14, 1924 - June 2, 1988) was a legendary Indian actor, director, and producer of Bollywood movies. ... Aag is a 1948 Bollywood film produced and directed by Raj Kapoor who also has the leading role. ... Action Against Hunger (also known under French name Action Internationale Contre la Faim) is international non-profit non-governmental organization that fights against hunger, the physiological need to eat, worldwide. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shri 420 (Mr. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Chori Chori was a film made at the banner AVM Madras. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lata also became the main female singer for Naushad during the 1950s, beginning with Baiju Bawra (1952). Naushad's tunes were all classical raga-based compositions, and Mangeshkar turned out hits such as "Mohe Bhool Gaye Sanwariya" and "Bachpan Ki Mohabbat Ko" for Baiju Bawra. Baiju Bawra (1952) is a big blockbuster Hindi movie and is considered a musical masterpiece by many critics. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Raga (rāg /राग (Hindi), raga (anglicised from rāgaḥ/रागः (Sanskrit)) or rāgam /ராகம் (Tamil)) are the melodic modes used in Indian classical music. ...


S.D. Burman used Lata as his female singer for hit songs such as "Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahan Mein Kho Gaye" from Sazaa (1951), "Phaili Hui Hai Sapnon Ki Baahen" from House No. 44 (1955), and "Ab Aage Teri Marzi" from Devdas (1955). In 1957, however, Mangeshkar and Burman had a major falling-out, and Lata refused to record for him again until 1962. During this time, Burman groomed Asha Bhosle, Lata's younger sister, as his main female voice, and also utilized Geeta Dutt as well. Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Devdas (Bengali: Debdash; Hindi: देवदास; Urdu: دیوداس) (also called Debdas) (1917) is a Bengali novella by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Geeta Dutt (November 23, 1930 - July 20, 1972) was an Indian playback singer. ...


It was also during the 1950s that Lata formed her association with one of her absolute favourite composers, Salil Chowdhury. In 1953, Mangeshkar recorded "Aa Ri Aa Nindiya" from Do Bigha Zameen for "Salilda." 1958 saw the release of the Bimal Roy-directed blockbuster Madhumati, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala. Chowdhury provided the music for the film, and "Aaja Re Pardesi" stands as one of Lata's most famous songs. It netted her her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Do Bigha Zameen is a classic Hindi movie, directed by Bengali film directorBimal Roy the movie has a heavy socialist theme as did most movies of that time. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bimal Roy (July 12, 1909—January 7, 1966), nicknamed Bimalda, was one of the most successful Hindi film directors of all time. ... Madhumati is a 1958 Indian Hindi Movie. ... Yusuf Khan (Hindi: यूसुफ़ ख़ान ; Urdu: یوسف خان ; IPA: ) (born December 11, 1922), also commonly known as Dilip Kumar (Hindi: दिलीप कुमार ; Urdu: دِلِیپ کُمار) is an Indian Bollywood film actor and a former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). ... Vyjayantimala (born 1936) is an Indian film actress. ... The filmfare award. ...


1960s

The 1950s saw Mangeshkar make her case to enter the upper echelons of Bollywood music. However, it was the 1960s that saw Lata become the undisputed queen of Bollywood playback singing. She recorded songs for nearly every major composer in the industry, many of which became all-time hits. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


1960 saw Lata render numerous hits for various music directors. She teamed up with Naushad to produce "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" for the lavish Mughal-era romance Mughal-E-Azam, perhaps the most popular song from that film. She also recorded several duets with Mohammad Rafi under Naushad's baton for Kohinoor, including the timeless "Do Sitaron Ka Zameen Par." For Shankar Jaikishan, she rendered the Hawaiian-themed number "Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh" from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, picturized on Bollywood's tragedy queen, Meena Kumari. Finally, her partnership with Salil Chowdhury continued to bear fruit in the classical-tinged "O Sajana Barkha Bahaar" from Parakh. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Mughal Era be merged into this article or section. ... Mughal-e-Azam (Urdu: مغلِ اعظم, Hindi: मुग़ल-ए आज़म) is an Indian romance film, a product of the Bollywood movie industry. ... Mohammed Rafi (December 24, 1924 - July 31, 1980) is perhaps the most famous Hindi playback singer of yesteryears. ... Koh-i-noor is Persian and means Mountain of Light. The Koh-i-Noor, Koh-i-Nur, or Kohinoor is a 108 carat diamond that originated in the subcontinent of India and belonged to various Indian and Persian rulers at different points in its history. ... 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. Bagar and directed by Kishore Sahu. ... Mahjabeen Bano (August 1, 1932 - March 31, 1972), more commonly known as Meena Kumari, was a prominent Indian film 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. One of Lata's finest devotional pieces, it is said to have awakened eminent classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj from his sleep, with tears streaming down his cheeks. Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sachin Dev Burman (1906 - 1975) was one of the most famous Bollywood music composers. ... A bhajan or kirtan is a Hindu devotional song, often of ancient origin. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Pandit Jasraj is a famous classical Indian singer, born in 1930. ...


1962 saw Lata record perhaps her most famous song, a patriotic song- "Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon" that was composed by C. Ramchandra and had its lyrics written by Pradeep. A moving tribute to Indian soldiers who fell in the Sino-Indian War, the song is said to have moved the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears when sang at the Indian Parliament. That year, she bagged her second Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the haunting "Kahin Deep Jale, Kahin Dil" from the movie Bees Saal Baad, composed by Hemant Kumar. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Narhar Chitalkar Ramchandra, popularly known as C Ramchandra (or Ramachandra Chitalkar), was a Bollywood composer. ... Kavi Pradeep (1915-1998) was a popular Indian poet and lyricist. ... Combatants Peoples Republic of China India Commanders Zhang Guohua[4] B.M. Kaul Strength 80,000[5][6] Casualties Killed: 1460[7] None captured[8][9][10][11] Wounded 1,697[7] Killed 1,383 Missing 1,696 Captured 3,968[2] Wounded 1,047[12] The Sino-Indian... Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindi: , IPA: , from Persian Javâher-e Laal, meaning Red Jewel) (November 14, 1889 – May 27, 1964) was a political leader of the Indian National Congress, a pivotal figure in the Indian independence movement and the first Prime Minister of Independent India. ... The Parliament of India is bicameral. ... Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee (1920 - 1989) was an Indian film playback singer, composer and producer. ...


In 1963, Mangeshkar returned to collaboration with S.D. Burman, mainly as a result of a truce brokered by Burman's son, budding Bollywood composer (and future brother-in-law) R.D. Burman. The sugary sweet "Mora Gora Ang Lai Le" picturized on Nutan was a huge hit from the movie Bandini, directed by Bimal Roy. In 1965, she produced some more hits under Burman's direction for Guide, including "Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai" and "Gaata Rahe Mera Dil" (the latter a duet with Kishore Kumar). Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rahul Dev Burman, also known as, R. D. Burman, Pancham and Pancham da, (June 27, 1939 - January 4, 1994) was a music composer in Bollywood films. ... Nutan Nutan (Hindi/Marathi: नूतन) (June 4, 1936 - February, 1991), was a well known Bollywood actress. ... Bandini (Hindi: बन्दिनी, Urdu: بندِنی, translation: imprisoned) is a film directed and produced by Bimal Roy, the man who directed such classic as Do Bigha Zameen and Devdas, Bandini explores the human conflicts of love and hate intertwined in the mind of Kalyani (Nutan). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kishore Kumar (August 4, 1929 – October 13, 1987) was an Indian film playback singer and comic actor. ...


Along with Salil Chowdhury, Madan Mohan was another of Mangeshkar's favourite composers. Madan Mohan created the ghazal "Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha" from Anpadh in 1962; the pair would produce many other memorable songs over the years. 1964 in particular saw the release of Raj Khosla's Woh Kaun Thi?, which featured music by Madan Mohan. Two romantic songs from this movie, the haunting "Naina Barse Rim Jhim" and the emotional "Lag Ja Gale," both proved to be enormous hits. Two years later, Madan Mohan again utilized Mangeshkar for Khosla's Mera Saaya; the song "Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega" from this movie was another smash hit. To this day songs from Woh Kaun Thi? and Mera Saaya are an essential component of Mangeshkar's repertoire for live shows. Madan Mohan Kohli (June 25, 1924 - July 14, 1975), better known as Madan Mohan, was a famed Bollywood film music director of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. ... This article is about the poetic form. ... Anpadh (Hindi: अन्पद, Urdu: اَنپد, translation: meaning) is a 1962 Hindi/Urdu film. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Raj Khosla (born: 1925) was one of the top directors in Hindi films from the 1950s to the 1980s. ... Woh Kaun Thi? was a 1964 movie directed by Raj Khosla starring Sadhana, Manoj Kumar and Prem Chopra. ... Mera Saaya is a 1966 Indian Hindi film directed by Raj Khosla. ...


The 1960s also witnessed the beginning of Mangeshkar's relationship with Laxmikant-Pyarelal, the duo for which she would sing the most songs in her career. She recorded for them in their first Bollywood film, Parasmani, in 1963, and continued to work with them in films such as Dosti (1964), Farz (1967), and Milan (1967), continuing on into the 1970s. Laxmikant and Pyarelal Laxmikant-Pyarelal (also known as LP or Laxmi-Pyare) were a popular Bollywood composer duo, consisting of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (1937-1998) and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (born 1940). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Milan is a 1967 Hindi film which was a remake of a Telugu hit. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ...


1970s

Mangeshkar performed tracks for star Meena Kumari, again, this time in the film Pakeezah (1971), with music by Ghulam Mohammed. Pakeezah (पाक़ीज़ा, lit. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


S.D. Burman's final films were in the 1970s, before falling into a coma and dying in 1975. Lata performed in the films Prem Pujari, Sharmilee (1971), and Abhimaan (1973). In Abhimaan she performed vocals at the age of 44, for 25-year-old actress Jaya Bachchan. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prem Pujari is a 1970 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 (Hindi: अभिमान, Urdu: ابھمان, translation: Pride) is a 1973 Bollywood film starring Amitabh Bachchan, his real-life wife, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani and Bindu. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Jaya Bachchan (Hindi: जया बच्चन, Urdu: جیا بچّن), born Jaya Bhaduri April 10, 1948 in Jabalpur, is a Bollywood actress. ...


Teaming up once more with Salil Chowdhury she performed in the film Annadata (1971) and the title song of Chhoti Si Baat (1974). She also released an album of Meera bhajans composed by her brother. The album was titled "Chala Vaahi Des". Some of the bhajans in the album include "saanware rang raachi" and "ud jaa re kaaga". Chhoti Si Baat (1975) is a Hindi romantic musical film. ...


Continuing their relationship from the 60's into the 70's, Lata and Laxmi-Pyare were together again (with Rahul Dev Burman in the mix). Writers Anand Bakshi and Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote most of the tracks, penning songs for the films Amar Prem (1971), Caravan (1971), and Raj Kapoor's Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978). Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar performed songs for R D Burman and lyricist Gulzar in the film Aandhi in 1975. R D Burman also effectively tapped the melody in Lata's throat in the songs of the wonderful film Kinara, famous for "Naam gum jaayega" and "abke na saawan barse". Majrooh Sultanpuri (October 1, 1919 - May 24, 2000), was an Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter. ... Amar Prem (English: Eternal Love) is a 1971 Bollywood film starring Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Vinod Mehra and Madan Puri. ... Caravan is a 1971 movie under Nasir Hussain films banner. ... A famous film by Actor/Director Raj Kapoor starring Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Sampooran Singh Gulzar (born as on August 18, 1936), famously known as Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist, film-maker, director, and playwright from India. ... Aandhi is a 1971 Indina Movie based on hten prime minister Indira Gandhis life. ...


Mangeshkar performed in 1976 for composer Khayyam and songwriter Sahi Ludhiyanvi for the film Kabhi Kabhie, and again with Khayyam in Shankar Hussain in 1977 and "Chambal ki Kasam" in 1979. She also sang for Naushad in "Chambal ki Raani". Kabhi Kabhie is a 1976 Hindi movie, produced and directed by Yash Chopra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee, Simi Garewal, Shashi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. ...


1980s

In late 1970s and early 1980s, Lata worked with the children of composers she had earlier worked with. Apart from Sachin and Rahul Dev Burman, with whom she had popular numbers in films like Betaab, Jageer, Agar Tum Na Hote, Mangeshkar has worked with Chitragupta and his sons Anand-Milind, Roshan and his son Rajesh Roshan, and Sardar Malik and his son Anu Malik. Rajesh Roshan's first film Julie had some numbers sung by Lata, including Bhool gaya sab kuchh (duet with Kishore Kumar) and Yeh Raatein Nai Puraani. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sachin Dev Burman (Bengali: )(October 1, 1906 - October 31, 1975) (aka Burman da, also credited as Kumar Sachindra Deo Varman) was one of the most famous Bollywood music composers. ... Rahul Dev Burman, also known as, R. D. Burman, Pancham and Pancham da, (June 27, 1939 - January 4, 1994) was a music composer in Bollywood films. ... Betaab is an Indian Bollywood movie released on August 5, 1983, directed by Rahul Rawail and produced by Bikram Sing Dahal. ... Agar Tum Na Hote is a 1984 Indian Bollywood film directed by Lekh Tandon. ... Rajesh Roshan is a Bollywood music composer. ... Anu Malik (Hindi: )is a music director in the Hindi (or Bollywood) film industry. ...


Lata also sang in Raj Kapoor`s last film Ram Teri Ganga Maili, singing songs composed by the blind composer Ravindra Jain. Raj Kapoor (Hindi: राज कपूर, Urdu: راج کپور, Rāj Kapūr, December 14, 1924 - June 2, 1988) was a legendary Indian actor, director, and producer of Bollywood movies. ... Ram Teri Ganga Maili was a hit Bollywood movie made by Raj Kapoor after losing considerable amount of money in his last venture, Mera naam joker. ... Ravindra Jain (or Ravinder Jain, also sometimes credited as Ravinder) is an Indian music composer. ...


Apart from that, Mangeshkar has sung for Rajshri Production's first movie, Maine Pyar Kiya and kept singing for the banner during the 1990s. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Maine Pyar Kiya is a 1989 Bollywood movie directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya and starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree. ...


1990s

In 1990, Mangeshkar launched her own production house. 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.[7] Mangeshkar also recorded many non-film songs, including ghazals with Jagjit Singh.[7] She sang frequently for music directors like Jatin-Lalit, Nadeem-Shravan, Rajesh Roshan and more. This article is about the poetic form. ... For Jagjit Singh the science writer, see Jagjit Singh (writer). ... Jatin and Lalit are musicians who compose music primarily for the soundtracks of Bollywood movies. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rajesh Roshan is a Bollywood music composer. ...


Mangeshkar also sang for all the Yash Chopra films, and films from his production house Yash Raj Films, including Lamhe (1992), Darr (1993), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and later on Mohabbatein (2000) and Veer Zaara (2004). The Yash Raj Films banner's songs have been known for their romantic melodies identified with the film story and Yash Chopra's films in general, such as Kabhi Main Kahun from Lamhe, Hothon Pe Bas from Yeh Dillage, Hogaya Hai Tujhko from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Humko Hamise Churalo from Mohabbatein and Tere Liye from Veer Zaara. Yash Chopra (Hindi: यश चोपड़ा, born 27 September 1932) is a writer, director and producer of Bollywood movies. ... Yash Raj Films (YRF) is a company setup by Yash Chopra, an Indian film director and producer. ... Lamhe (Hindi: लम्हे, Urdu: لمہے, translation: Moments) is a Bollywood film released in 1991, directed by Yash Chopra. ... Darr (Devanagari: डर, Nastaliq: ڈر, Translation: Fear) is a 1993 Bollywood film directed by Yash Chopra. ... Yeh Dillagi is a bollywood 1994 film, produced by Yash Chopra. ... Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ (English: The Brave Heart Will Take The Bride) is an Indian film which premiered on October 19, 1995 and was released nationwide on October 20, 1995. ... Dil To Pagal Hai (Hindi: दिल तो पागल है, , Urdu: دِل تو پاگل ہے) (The Heart Is Crazy) is a Bollywood comedy/drama, released October 31, 1997, depicting the love-lives of dancers in a musical dance troupe. ... Mohabbatein (Devanagari: मोहब्बतें, Nastaliq: موہبتیں , translation:Love Stories), is a 2000 Bollywood movie directed by Aditya Chopra. ... Veer-Zaara (Devanagari: वीर-ज़ारा, Nastaliq: ویر زارا) is a 2004 film directed by Yash Chopra. ...


A. R. Rahman has recorded a number of songs with Mangeshkar, including "Jiya Jale" (from Dil Se, featuring Preity Zinta), "Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagin" (One Two Ka Four), and "O Paalanhaare" (Lagaan). Allah Rakha Rahman (Tamil: ஏ.ஆர்.ரஹ்மான்) (born on January 6, 1967 as A. S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is an internationally renowned musician, best known for composing film scores and soundtracks. ... Dil Se (Devanagari दिल से) (1998) is a Hindi film directed by Mani Ratnam. ... Preity Zinta (Hindi: प्रीति ज़िंटा, Urdu: پریتی زینتا. Pronunciation: born 31 January 1975)[1] is an award-winning popular Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies. ... One 2 Ka 4 (2001) is an Indian film directed by Shashilal Nair. ...


She has also sung for different successful films like 1942: A Love Story (1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Dushman (1998) and Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998). Karan Arjun (translation: Karan and Arjun in English) (Devanagari: करन अरजुन Nastaliq: کرن اَرجُن) is a 1995 Bollywood film starring- Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Raakhee, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever and Ranjeet. ... Dushman is a Bollywood film released in 1998 directed by Tanuja Chandra. ... Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai is a Hindi language film released in 1998. ...


2000s

She began to sing for young and new actresses. She continued to sing in Yash Chopra films such as Mohabbatein featuring the popular song Humko Hamise Churalo, Mujhse Dosti Karoge! with songs like Andekhi Anjaanasa and Jaane Dil Main, and the love saga Veer Zaara where she sang all of the soundtrack songs, composed by the late Madan Mohan, whose collaboration with Mangeshkar was notable in the past. The music went on to be very popular. Yash Chopra (Hindi: यश चोपड़ा, born 27 September 1932) is a writer, director and producer of Bollywood movies. ... Mohabbatein (Devanagari: मोहब्बतें, Nastaliq: موہبتیں , translation:Love Stories), is a 2000 Bollywood movie directed by Aditya Chopra. ... Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (Hindi: मुझसे दोस्ती करोगे, Urdu: مجھسے دوستی کروگے, translation: Will you be my friend?) is an Indian Bollywood movie released on August 9, 2002 directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. ... Veer-Zaara (Devanagari: वीर-ज़ारा, Nastaliq: ویر زارا) is a 2004 film directed by Yash Chopra. ... Madan Mohan Kohli (June 25, 1924 - July 14, 1975), better known as Madan Mohan, was a famed Bollywood film music director of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. ...


She has also sung a few songs for movies like Zubeidaa, Lagaan, Farz, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Page 3, Bewafaa, Lucky: No Time for Love and Rang De Basanti. Zubeidaa is a 2001 film directed by Shyam Benegal and written by Khalid Mohammed. ... Lagaan (Hindi: लगान; Urdu: لگان; English: land tax), also known as Lagaan: Once upon a time in India, is an award-winning film made in India, released on June 1, 2001. ... Farz is a 2001 Hindi movie starring Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Jackie Shroff, Om Puri, Farida Jalal and Johnny Lever. ... Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Hindi: कभी ख़ुशी कभी ग़म, Urdu: کبھی خوشی کبھی غم - Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sadness) is a Bollywood film released in India and countries with large NRI populations on December 14, 2001. ... Page 3 may refer to The Page 3 feature in The Sun newspaper in the UK Page 3, a film by Madhur Bhandarkar Category: ... Bewafaa meaning unfaithful starring Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Manoj Bajpai, Shamita Shetty and Kabir Bedi. ... Rang De Basanti (Hindi: रंग दे बसंती, Urdu: رنگ دے بسنتى, IAST: Raṅg De Basantī; English: Paint It Saffron [1]) is a 2006 Bollywood film. ...


Lata's song "Wada na Tod" is also heard playing in the background of the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and can be found on th film's soundtrack.


Lata Mangeshkar's latest album Saadgi released on June 21st 2007. It has eight ghazals with music by Mayuresh Pai


Overall, she is considered as a living legend. In the movie Bewafaa (2005) she was credited as Living Legend Lata Mangeshkar. Today, it's an honour for new actresses being picturised by Lata Mangeshkar's voice. Bewafaa meaning unfaithful starring Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Manoj Bajpai, Shamita Shetty and Kabir Bedi. ...


Bengali songs

During the 1960s and 1970s, Mangeshkar worked with music directors like Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar to create some hit Bengali songs like "Ogo Aar Kichhu To Nei", "Jare Jare Ure Jare Pakhi", "Nijhumo Shandhai", "Shat Bhai Champa", and "De Dol Dol Dol". This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee (1920 - 1989) was an Indian film playback singer, composer and producer. ...


Music Director

Lata 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 psuedo name of 'Anand Ghan' Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ...

  • 1963 - Maratha Tituka Melvava
  • 1963 - Mohityanchi Manjula
  • 1965 - Sadhi Manase
  • 1969 - Tambadi Mati

Lata won Maharashtra State Government's best music director award for the movie 'Sadhi Manase' and the song ‘Airanichya deva tula’ from the same movie received best song award. , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA:  , English: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ...


Actress

Lata acted in following movies

  • 1942 - Pahili Mangalagaur (Marathi)
  • 1943 - Chimukla Sansaar (Marathi)
  • 1943 - Maajhe Baal (Marathi)
  • 1944 - Gajabhau (Marathi)
  • 1945 - Badi Maa (Hindi)
  • 1946 - Jeevan Yaatra
  • 1946 - Subhadra
  • 1948 - Mandir
  • 1952 - Chattrapati Shivaji (guest appearance in one song) (Marathi)
  • 2000 - Pukar (guest appearance in song Ek Tu Hi Bharosa)

Producer

  • 1953 - Vaadal (Marathi)
  • 1953 - Jhaanjhar (Hindi, with C.Ramchandran)
  • 1955 - Kanchan (Hindi)
  • 1990 - Lekin (Hindi)

Rivalry with Asha Bhosle

Further information: Asha Bhosle#Rivalry with Lata Mangeshkar

Asha Bhosle[1] (Marathi: ) (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. ...

Awards, honours and recognitions

Further information: Awards conferred on Lata Mangeshkar

This is an incomplete list of awards, honours and recognitions of Lata Mangeshkar. ...

See also

A playback singer is a singer whose vocals are pre-recorded for use in films. ... Asha Bhosle[1] (Marathi: ) (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. ... London Sounds Eastern was one of the most popular ethnic minority radio programs on the BBC. It was presented by Vernon Corea and produced by Keith Yeomans. ... Bollywood songs (often termed filmi songs) are heard far beyond the borders of India. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0542196/bio
  2. ^ Chopra, Yash. "The nightingale of India turns 75", BBC News, 2004-09-28. Retrieved on 2006-02-19. 
  3. ^ Lata Mangeshkar. Indobase. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  4. ^ White Teeth: the soundtrack. PBS. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  5. ^ Wish Lata Mangeshkar. Rediff (2003-09-27). Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  6. ^ Raju Bharatan (2006-08-23). How fair were they to Mohammed Rafi?: Page 7. Rediff.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  7. ^ a b c d Lata Mangeshkar - Voice of he Millunnium. Bollywoodvillage.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-18.

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