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Asha Bhosle) (born September 8, 1933) is
Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility,Bhosle's work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional , folk songs, qawwalis, Rabindra Sangeets and Nazrul Geetis. She has sung in over 18 languages including Assamese, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay and Malayalam.
In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs, a figure confirmed by several other sources.]
Asha Bhosle has won seven Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards out of 18 nominations. She won her first two awards in 1967 and 1968, when Lata Mangeshkar still used to accept the award (Mangeshkar asked not to be considered for the award nominations after 1969 to promote new talent). After receiving the award in 1979, Bhosle emulated her elder sister and requested that her name not be considered for the nominations hereafter. Despite this, Bhosle is the most frequent winner of this award to date, tying with Alka Yagnik. She was later given a Special Award for Rangeela in 1996, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Following is the list of her Filmfare Awards:
Filmfare Best Female Playback Award:
1968: "Garibon ki Suno" (Dus Lakh, 1966)
1969: "Parde Mein Rehne Do" (Shikar, 1968)
1972: "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" (Caravan, 1971)
1973: "Dum Maro Dum" (Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1972)
1974: "Hone Lagi Hain Raat" (Naina, 1973)
1975: "Chain Se Humko Kabhi" (Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye, 1974)
1979: "Yeh Mera Dil" (Don, 1978)
1996 - Special Award (Rangeela, 1995)
2001 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
National Film Awards
Asha has won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer twice:
1981: Dil Cheez Kya Hai (Umrao Jaan)
1986: Mera Kuch Samaan (Ijaazat)
Asha has won numerous other awards, some of which include:
1987: Nightingale Of Asia Award (from the Indo–Pak Association, UK).
1989: Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Madhya Pradesh).
1997: Screen Videocon Award (for the album Jaanam Samajha Karo).
1997: MTV Award (for the album Jaanam Samajha Karo).
1997: Channel V Award (for the album Jaanam Samjha Karo).
1998: Dayawati Modi Award.
1999: Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Maharashtra)
2000: Singer of the Millennium (Dubai).
2000: Zee Gold Bollywood Award (for Mujhe Rang De from Thakshak).
2001: MTV Award (for Kambakht Ishq).
2002: BBC Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair).
2002: Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer - Female (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan).
2002: Zee Cine Special Award for Hall of Fame.
2002: Screen Videocon Award (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan).
2002: Sansui Movie Award (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan).
2003: Swaralaya Yesudas Award for outstanding contributions to Indian music.
2004: Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian and Industry.
2005: MTV Immies, Best Female Pop Act for Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo.
2005: Most Stylish People in Music.More News singer. She is one of the best-known and most highly regarded Hindi playback singers , although she has a much wider repertoire. Her career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over 1000 , and among other activities she has recorded many private albums and has participated in numerous in India and abroad. Bhosle is the sister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.