Asha Bhosle Age, Height, Net Worth, Husband, Biography

Asha Bhosle is a famous singer in Bollywood. Asha has amazed the country with her wonderful voice for over six decades. Even now, she keeps adding new songs to her collection and entertaining people.

Asha Bhosle is a versatile singer. She puts her heart and soul into making her voice sound unique and creative. Her voice can adapt to different situations. She sings romantic songs well, and she can change her voice when a playful mood is needed.

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Asha Bhosle Biography
Full NameAsha Bhosle
ProfessionIndian playback singer, Vocalist
Famous AsSinger
Nick NameThe Queen of Indipop
Date of Birth8 September 1933 (Friday)
Age90 Years Old
NationalityIndian
BirthplaceSangli, Sangli State, Maharashtra, British India
HometownSangli, Maharashtra
CountryIndia
Zodiac SignVirgo
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesCooking
Food HabitsVegetarian 
Educational QualificationNot Known
School NameNot Known
College/UniversityNot Known
DebutMarathi song – Chala Chala Nav Bala in movie Majha Bal (1943)
Hindi song – Saawan Aaya in movie in the Marathi film, Chunariya (1948)

Family

Father NameDeenanath Mangeshkar (Actor)
Mother NameShevanti Mangeshkar
Brother NameHridayanath Mangeshkar
Sister NameUsha Mangeshkar (younger), Lata Mangeshkar, Meena khadikar (younger)

Early Life

Asha Bhosle entered the world on 8th September 1933, hailing from a Marathi Brahmin household in Pune. (now in Maharashtra). Her father, Deenanath Mangeshkar, was Marathi and Konkani, and her mother, Shevanti, was Gujarati. Deenanath was an actor and singer in Marathi musicals. Sadly, when Asha was nine, her father passed away. The family relocated from Pune to Kolhapur and subsequently to Mumbai.

Career

Asha Bhosle started singing in Hindi movies with the film ‘Chunariya.’ People liked her young and playful voice. In the 1950s, she faced rejection from other singers and got mainly low-quality movie songs. It was tough, but she kept going. In 1955, she got a break in the movie CID with music director O. P. Nayyar. He liked her voice and gave her more songs. Her big success came with the movie Naya Daur in 1957.

She kept singing for O. P. Nayyar until 1974. Then, S. D. Burman noticed her talent. With him, she sang many hit songs for movies like Kala Pani, Kala Bazaar, Sujata, and Teen Deviyan. She also sang duets with famous singers like Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar.

In the 1960s, she started working with R.D. Burman and became very popular. They created many hit songs together. She sang for Helen, a famous dancer in Bollywood. From the 1960s, Asha Bhosle sang energetic cabaret songs and beautiful romantic tunes. She even sang Ghazals for the movie ‘Umrao Jaan.’ As time passed, she worked with new music directors like Anu Mallik, A. R. Rehman, Sandeep Chowta, and more. Surprisingly, her voice still sounds young and lively.

Physical Appearance

Asha Bhosle is about 5 feet 2 inches tall, which is around 157 centimeters. She weighs about 141 lbs or 64 kilograms. She has beautiful black eyes and black hair that give her a unique and classic look.

Asha Bhosle Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 157 cm
in meters – 1.57 m
in feet inches – 5’ 2”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 64 kg
in pounds – 141 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Relationship Status

Marital StatusWidow
Affairs/BoyfriendsGanpatrao Bhosle
R. D. Burman
O. P. Nayyar (Rumoured)
HusbandGanpatrao Bhosle (1949–1960)
R. D. Burman (1980–1994; his death) (Music Director)
ChildrenSons– Hemant Bhosle (Died of Cancer), Anand Bhosle
Daughter– Varsha Bhosle (Commited Suicide)

Net Worth & Salary

Asha Bhosle has a lot of money, around ₹80 crore in Indian Rupees, which is about $10 million. She has fancy cars like Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, and Audi. She earns most of her money from singing, where she shows her amazing talent and helps the music world.

Asha Bhosle Net Worth
Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$10 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹80 Crore
Car & Bike CollectionMercedes-Benz S-Class, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Audi Q7
Income SourceSinging

Social Media Handles

Instagram @asha.bhosle
Facebook @ashabhosleofficialpage
Twitter @ashabhosle
YouTube @ashabhosle1977

Favorite Things

FoodsFish and Chips
SingersLata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Shirley Bassey, Frank Sinatra
ActressMadhubala

Awards

Filmfare Best Female Playback Award

YearAward/Honour
1968Garibon ki Suno” (Dus Lakh, 1966)
1969“Parde Mein Rehne Do” (Shikar, 1968)
1972Piya Tu Ab To Aaja” (Caravan, 1971)
1973Dum Maro Dum” (Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1972)
1974“Hone Lagi Hai Raat” (Naina, 1973)
1975“Chain Se Humko Kabhi” (Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye, 1974)
1979Yeh Mera Dil” (Don, 1978)
1996Special Award (Rangeela, 1995)

Filmfare Special Award

YearAward/Honour
1996Special Award (Rangeela, 1995)

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

YearAward/Honour
2001Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

IIFA Award

YearAward/Honour
2002Radha Kaise Na Jale” (Lagaan)

IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award

YearAward/Honour
2002IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award
2011IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award

BBC Lifetime Achievement Award

YearAward/Honour
2002The BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, which UK Prime Minister Tony Blair presented.

National Film Award

YearAward/Honour
1981“Dil Cheez Kya Hai” (Umrao Jaan)
1986“Mera Kuch Samaan” (Ijaazat)

Grammy Award Nomination

YearAward/Honour
1997Nomination for Legacy with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

Lata Mangeshkar Award

YearAward/Honour
1989By the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
1999By the Govt. of Maharashtra

Singer of the Millennium

YearAward/Honour
2000Dubai

Other Awards

YearAward/Honour
2000Kolhapuri Bhushan Award
2000Sangli Bhushan Award
2000Omega Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award
2000Zee Gold Bollywood Award for “Mujhe Rang De” from Thakshak

MTV Awards

YearAward/Honour
1997Jaanam Samjha Karo
2005Best Female Pop Act for the song “Aaj Jaane Ki Zid”

Screen Videocon Award

YearAward/Honour
1997Jaanam Samjha Karo
2002“Radha Kaise Na” from the movie Lagaan

Zee Cine Awards

YearAward/Honour
2002“Radha Kaise Na” from the movie Lagaan
2002Hall Of Fame Award

Sansui Movie Award

YearAward/Honour
2002“Radha Kaise Na” from Lagaan

Rajshree Shahu Purskar

YearAward/Honour
2002Rajshree Shahu Purskar

Dayawati Modi Award

YearAward/Honour
2001Dayawati Modi Award

Swaralaya Yesudas Award

YearAward/Honour
2003For outstanding contributions to Indian music

Living Legend Award

YearAward/Honour
2004By the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

MTV Immies

YearAward/Honour
2005Best Female Pop Act for the song “Aaj Jaane Ki Zid”

Most Stylish People in Music

YearAward/Honour
2005Most Stylish People in Music

Asha Bhosle Songs Lyrics

Controversy

Himesh Reshammiya said RD Burman sang through his nose. Asha Bhosle got mad and said, “If anyone says Burman-Saab sang through his nose, he should be slapped.”

Himesh Reshammiya, the singer and actor, was surprised by the reaction. He said, “I don’t know what has hit me. I never meant to insult Pancham-da (Burman). How could I, when I learned music from Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Pancham-da?”

20 Facts About Asha Bhosle

  1. Asha’s dad was an actor and a singer in Marathi musicals.
  2. When Asha was nine, her father died.
  3. Asha and Lata were very close when they were kids. Lata always carried Asha around.
  4. They were so close that when Lata went to school, she took Asha with her.
  5. Asha started singing with her sister Lata Mangeshkar to help her family.
  6. When Asha was 16, she ran away and married Ganpatrao Bhosle, who was 31, even though her family didn’t agree. They split up in 1960.
  7. In the movie “Boot Polish” in 1954, Raj Kapoor asked her to sing “Nanhe Munne Bachche” with Mohammed Rafi, which made her famous.
  8. O. P. Nayyar was the first to give Asha her style. He met Asha in 1952 during the recording of “Chham Chhama Chham.”
  9. In 1958, Asha sang a Bengali song for the first time.
  10. Asha met Rahul Dev Burman (R. D. Burman or Pancham) when she was a mother of two, and he was in 10th grade, leaving school to pursue music.
  11. Asha called RD Burman “Bubs.” They got married in 1980. R. D. was 6 years younger.
  12. Asha’s daughter Varsha died by suicide on 8 October 2012. 
  13. She was 56 and worked as a columnist for The Sunday Observer and Rediff. Varsha was dealing with depression.
  14. Asha’s youngest child, Anand Bhosle, manages her career. Her grandson, Chaitanya (Chintu) Bhosle (Hemant’s son), is part of the music world. Chaitanya is in India’s first & only boy band, “A Band of Boys.”
  15. Her sisters Lata and Usha Mangeshkar are singers.  
  16. Asha’s brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar and sister Meena Mangeshkar are music directors.
  17. Asha’s son, Hemant, passed away from cancer in Scotland in 2015 at the age of 66.
  18. In 2011, Asha was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most-recorded artist in music history.
  19. In 2013, Asha started acting in films. She played a mother in a Marathi movie called ‘Mai’.
  20. She has trained her granddaughter, Zanai (Anand’s daughter), who sang for the first time in the Marathi film ‘Mai’ (2013).

FAQs

Who was Asha Bhosle’s first husband?

Asha Bhosle’s first husband was Ganpatrao Bhosle.

How is Asha Bhosle related to Shraddha Kapoor?

Shraddha Kapoor’s grandma’s father, Pandit Pandharinath Kolhapure, is the first cousin of famous singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

Does Asha Bhosle have a child?

Yes, Asha Bhosle has children. Hemant Bhosle, Varsha Bhosle, Anand Bhosle.

What is the relationship between Asha and Lata?

Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar are sisters.

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