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Asha Bhosle cutting the cake on her 88th birthday.
Asha Tai Bhosle, who is popularly known as Asha Tai, turned 87 on Tuesday. He was born on September 8, 1933 in Sangli, Maharashtra to the famous theater actor and classical singer Dinanath Mangeshkar. He started singing at just 10 years old.
Asha was 9 when her father died. After which he started singing along with his elder sister Lata Mangeshkar to help the family. Asha Bhosle has sung more than 12 thousand songs in 20 languages, during which she gave her voice in more than a thousand films. The Government of India honored him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
First married 15 years old man
Asha Tai was only 16 when she married her secretary, 31-year-old Ganpatrao Bhosale, against her family members. But this marriage broke up after 11 years. Troubled by the in-laws of the in-laws in 1960, Asha left her husband's house and went to her maternal home with her two children. She was also pregnant at the time.
Initially sang songs left by big singers
Asha often sang songs left by Lata, Shamshad Begum and Geeta Dutt in the 60s. These songs were picturized on negative rolls and vamps. Asha was first recognized for the 1952 film Sangdil. However, Asha sang the first song in the 1943 Marathi film Majha Bal.
Second marriage at the age of 47
In 1980, after 20 years of being single, she got married to famous musician Rahul Dev Burman (Pancham da), six years younger than her. At that time Asha was 47 years old, while Pancham da was 41 years old. This was also Pancham da's second marriage. He was first married to Rita Patel. He passed away after 14 years of marriage and Asha was single again.
Film on Lata-Asha's story
Lata Mangeshankar was angry with her younger sister for running away and marrying Ganpat Rao. Due to this she was also an opponent of hope. The film 'Saj' was also made about this story of both. In which famous tabla player Zakir Hussain gave music.
Bollywood debut with 'My'
Asha Bhosle made her debut as an actress in the 2013 film 'My'. She also had Padmini Kolhapure in the film, who was in the role of her daughter. Ram Kapoor became Asha's son-in-law in the film. The story of the film was based on Alzheimer's disease.
Daughter succeeds, son dies of cancer
Asha Bhosle had three children from her first marriage. Two sons and a daughter. The eldest son's name was Hemant while the daughter's name was Varsha. Varsha married sports writer Hemant Kenkre, but they divorced in 1998. After this, Varsha started living with her mother in Mumbai. He shot himself in October 2012 at the age of 56. The eldest son Hemant died in 2015 at the age of 66 due to cancer.
Was told the reason for distance from films
Some time ago, in an interview, Asha gave the reason for the distance she kept from Bollywood. He had said, 'I recently worked in a Marathi project. I can't sing songs like 'Meri hut jal gayi'. Apart from this, I feel that the songs that are being produced these days are not worth me. There is hardly a line for women in such songs. ' She said that if she gets a good song, then she will definitely sing.
Neither money required nor desire for fame
Asha had told, “Nowadays people don't have much time to think, because most of their time is spent on the phone. Nobody is writing good songs. ' If Asha believes, songs like 'Fevicol Se' and 'Sheela Ki Jawani' are not really songs in her eyes. On the question of distance from Bollywood, she says, 'Neither do I need money nor desire for fame. I have made a name for myself in the industry.