Lesser Known Facts About Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar
5 February , 2021
1. Lata Mangeshkar has contributed with more than 25, 000 songs in her career of 7 decades: Lataji started her singing career when she was just 13 years old in 1942 by recording a song for a Marathi movie. Since then she has worked for numerous Indian films.
2. Born in Families of performer: People are well aware that Lata is the sister of very talented Asha Bhosle but many have no idea that her entire family is a great performer. Her father used to run a theatre and both her elder sisters Usha and Meea are singers who are not much famous but recorded many Indian songs.
3. Ghulam Haider gave her the first break: Lataji got her first break from Bollywood famous film composer Ghulam Haider who later after partition moved to Lahore of Pakistan. Haider offered Lata to sing the song 'Dil Mera Toda' in 1948 for the film Majboor.
4. The Awards won by Lata Mangeshkar are endless: Lata Mangeshkar has received much-reputed honours for her unique singing talent including 3 National Film Awards, Bharat Ratna, 4 Filmfare Awards and 12 Bengali Film Journalist's Association Awards.
5. Lata Mangeshkar has recorded songs in 36 languages: Apart from her singing in Hindi and Urdu languages Lataji has recorded songs in 36 different languages that include Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Marathi, Bhojpuri and others
6. Actors and Directors worship Lata Mangeshkar: The recording studio of Lata Mangeshkar is regarded as a temple by many actors and directors. Dilip Kumar often said that the melodious voice of Lataji resides among all actors.
7. Lata Mangeshkar has duets with every great male playback singer: Lata Mangeshkar has sung songs along with top male playback singers whether it be Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar in 40s to 70s or SP Balasubhramanyam, Kumar Sanu in the 80s and 90s. She also sang with modern-day singers like AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam and others