TDIM - Lata Mangeshkar's Birthday - 28th Sept
September 28, 2013 @ 17:33 pm
Lata Mangeshkar's Birthday
It is Bollywood Nightingale’s Birthday today! Lata Mangeshkar is the most popular playback singer in Bollywood's history. She has sung for over 50 years for actresses from Nargis to Preity Zinta, as well as having recorded albums of all kinds. Until the 1991 edition, when her entry disappeared, the Guinness Book of World Records listed her as the most-recorded artist in the world with not less than 30,000 solo, duet, and chorus-backed songs recorded in 20 Indian languages between 1948 and 1987. Today that number might have reached 40,000!
She was born the daughter of Dinanath Mangeshkar, the owner of a theater company and a reputed classical singer in his own right. He started giving Lata singing lessons from the age of five, and she also studied with renowned singers Aman Ali Khan Sahib and Amanat Khan. Even at a young age she displayed a God-given musical gift and could master vocal exercises the first time.
Her singing style was initially reminiscent of Noor Jehan, but she soon overcame that and evolved her own distinctive style. Her sister, Asha Bhosle, too, came up in the late 1950’s and the two of them were the queens of Indian playback singing right through to the 1990’s. Her voice had a special versatile quality, which meant that finally music composers could stretch their creative experiments to the fullest. Although all her songs were immediate hits under any composer, it was the composers C. Ramchandra and Madan Mohan who made her sound her sweetest and challenged her voice like no other music director.
The 1960s and 1970s saw her go from strength to strength, even as there were accusations that she was monopolizing the playback-singing industry. However, in the 1980s, she cut down her workload to concentrate on her shows abroad.
Here are the top 5 popular songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
• Dil To Pagal Hai.
• Tere Liye
• Jo Wada Kiya
Don’t forget to also tell us your list of favorite songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar on the comment list below!
We wish this talented artist a very Happy Birthday!
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