Lata Mangeshkar was born on 28 September 1929. She is an Indian playback singer and music director. She is one of the best known and most respected playback singers in India. More then thousand of Hindi films song she has sung over the thirty six Indian and foreign language. Primarily she such in Marathi, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali.
Author Bio of Lata Mangeshkar
|Real Name||Hema Mangeshkar|
|Nickname||‘Swar Kokila’ (The Nightingale of Bollywood)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 155 cm
in meters- 1.55 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 1”
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Music Teacher(s)||Deenanath Mangeshkar (father)
Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
Amanat Khan Devaswale
Pandit Tulsidas Sharma
|Debut||Hindi Song- “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu;” Film- Gajaabhaau (Marathi, 1943)|
|Awards/Honours||National Film Awards
1972: Best Female Playback Singer for songs of the film Paricha
1974: Best Female Playback Singer for songs of the film Kora Kagaz
1990: Best Female Playback Singer for songs of the film Lekin…
1959: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Aaja Re Pardesi” from Madhumati
1963: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Kahi Deep Jale Kahi Dil” from Bees Saal Baad
1966: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Tumhi Mere Mandir Tumhi Meri Pooja” from Khandan
1970: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage” from Jeene Ki Raah
1994: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
1995: Filmfare Special Award for “Didi Tera Devar Deewana” from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
Maharashtra State Film Awards
1966: Best Playback Singer for Sadhi Mansa
1977: Best Playback Singer for Jait Re Jait
1997: Maharashtra Bhushan Award
2001: Maharashtra Ratna (First Recipient)
Government of India Awards
1969: Padma Bhushan
1989: Dada Saheb Phalke Award
1999: Padma Vibhushan
2001: Bharat Ratna
2008: “One Time Award for Lifetime Achievement” honour to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India’s independence
Note: Along with these, she has many other awards, honours, achievements to her name
|Date of Birth||28 September 1929 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||92 Years|
|College||Did not attend|
|Educational Qualification||She attended a school in Mumbai; only for a single day|
|Family||Father– Deenanath Mangeshkar (Marathi theatre actor, musician, and vocalist)
Mother– Shevanti Mangeshkar (sister of Deenanath Mangeshkar’s first wife Narmada)
Brother– Hridaynath Mangeshkar (younger; music director)
Sisters– Usha Mangeshkar (younger, playback singer), Asha Bhosle (younger, playback singer), Meena Khadikar (younger; playback singer and composer)
|Political Inclination||None; in an interview, she said, “I am not affiliated to any political party.”|
|Hobbies||Watching Cricket, Riding Bicycles|
|Major Controversies||• Once in a while there were some controversies happend betwwen Lata Jee and Rafi Sahab as Lata wanted a share in the music albums while Rafi advocated for the salary only.
|Food||Spicy Foods, Coca Cola|
|Politician||Atal Bihari Vajpayee Jee|
|Actor(s)||Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand|
|Actresse(s)||Nargis Dutt, Meena Kumari|
|Music Director(s)||Ghulam Haidar, Madan Mohan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, A. R. Rahman|
|Film||Kismet (1943), James Bond Films|
|Holiday Destination||Los Angeles|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Bhupen Hazarika (Lyricist)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$12 million (as in 2021)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Lata Mangeshkar
- She born in a Marathi family to Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti (Shubhamati) in the princely state of Indore, at the time of British India which was the part of Central India Agency (now, Madhya Pradesh)
- Her father Deenanath Mangeshkar was one of the best theatre actor and also a classical singer.
- First she appear publically in 1938 at Nutan Theater in Sholapur, where she sang Raag Khambavati and two other Marathi songs.
- In 1945 she moved to Mumbai.
- Once Ghulam Haidar (music director) said to the producer Sashadhar Mukherjee who rejected her becouse her voice was too thin then he stated that in comming years, producers and directors would fall at Lata’s feet to sing in their movies.
- On 27 January 1963, She sang a patriotic song “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” against the backdrop of the Sino-Indian war. The song brought Jawaharlal Nehru (the then Prime Minister of India) to tears.
- With Music Director Laxmikant Pyarelal she sang a maximum number of songs (712).
- On her 90th birthday in 2019, the Government of India honoured her with the title “Daughter of the Nation”.