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Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

  • Birth Date: 28 Sep 1929
  • Birth Place: Indore

Artist Information

Latabai Mangeshkar was born on 28th September, 1929, at Sikh Mohalla, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. Lata's father , Pt. Dinanath Mangeshkar was also an amateur astrologer, he christened his newly born daughter Hema, as per the date and time of her birth. He, however, would prefer to call her Hridiya. Later on, the family members began calling her Lata. The name stuck and the eldest daugter of Dinanath and Shrimati permanently came to be known as Lata Mangeshkar.

Deenanath Mangeshkar a classical singer and stage actor, who came from Mangeshi in Goa was trained in the colourful Punjabi school of Baba Mushelkar. He owned a drama troupe which made him pitch his tent in nearly every town - such as Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli and Miraj.

Lata's family was a wandering family. Lata's father was a singer and in the employ of a music-theatre outfit, Kirloskar Sangeet Mandali, that would move from place to place to stage its shows.

Although, the family surname was Hardikar, it was Lata's father who adopted Lata's paternal ancestors belonged to the priestly caste of the Karhadi Brahmin, and many of them fought fiercely against the Portuguese colonizers to maintain the dignity and sanctity of their temples.

Lata her sisters and a brother (Meena, Asha, Usha and Hridaynath) did not receive a proper schooling However to compensate this shortcoming he gave his children music lessons early in life.As lata grew up ,the peals of girlish giggles (still a characteristic) were present when Lata was a playful tomboy studying music from her father Master Dinanath Mangeshkar .Dinanath told his wife that Lata is going to be a miracle since he knew a little about astrology though he died before she started singing.

The nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, who has charmed her fans with over 50,000 songs she has sung as a playback singer in films, has no regrets that she never got married. Lata, whose voice quality retains the freshness and innocence of a 16-year-old girl, says that in a way it has been good that she did not get married. Had I got married, I may have got divorced in a year or two. It has all been all for the good, she says.

For Lata ,the Filmfare Awards for playback singing first started in the year 1958. In 1956, 'Rasik Balma'( Chori- Chori ) won the Best Song Filmfare Award, Lata refused to sing it live in protest of no Playback Singer category, which paved way in 1958 of this new category ( though Male & Female Awards where started later on).

From the year 1958 to 1966 no other female singer was able to get the filmfare award. Since she had won the popular Filmfare awards so many times & had always been accussed of monopolising the industry (along with sister Asha), after 1969, she made the unusual gesture of giving up FILMFARE awards in favour of fresh talent.

Most Popular songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar
   
Is Mod Se Jaate Hain Aandhi Play Add to current playlist
O Paalanharee Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India Play Add to current playlist
Tum Aa Gaye Ho Aandhi Play Add to current playlist
Dikhai Diye Yun... Bazaar Play Add to current playlist
Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Play Add to current playlist
Darwaza Band Karlo Darr Play Add to current playlist
Ramaiya Vatsavaiya Shree 420 Play Add to current playlist
Phir Chiddi Raat Bazaar Play Add to current playlist
O Sajna Barkha Bahar Aayi Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
Tere Bina Zindagi Se Aandhi Play Add to current playlist
E-dil-e Nadaan Lata Mangeshkar V Play Add to current playlist
Panchhi Banoon Udti Phiroon Chori Chori Play Add to current playlist
Tere Chehre Se Kabhi Kabhie: Love Is Life Play Add to current playlist
Jo Wada Kiya Ho - Sad Taj Mahal Play Add to current playlist
Baahon Mein Chale Aao Lata Mangeshkar V Play Add to current playlist
Na Jane Mere Dil Ko Kya Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Play Add to current playlist
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Play Add to current playlist
Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
Chalte Chalte Pakeezah Play Add to current playlist
Aayega Aanewala Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
Mujhe Tum Yaad Karna Mashaal Play Add to current playlist
Jahan Main Jaati Hoon Chori Chori Play Add to current playlist
Ae Mere Sanam Sangam Play Add to current playlist
Mohe Panghat Pe Mughal-e-azam Play Add to current playlist
Mere Khwabon Mein Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Play Add to current playlist
Aap Ki Nazaron Ne Samjha Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
Jiya Jale Dil Se.. Play Add to current playlist
O Jaanewale Shree 420 Play Add to current playlist
Dillagi Ne Di Hawa Dostana Play Add to current playlist
Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi Chori Chori Play Add to current playlist
Dekha Ek Khwab Silsila Play Add to current playlist
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Play Add to current playlist
Saagar Kinaare Saagar Play Add to current playlist
Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera Aradhana Play Add to current playlist
Tera Mera Pyar Amar Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (sad Version) Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Play Add to current playlist
Ab Ke Sajan Sawan Mein Chupke Chupke Play Add to current playlist
De De Pyaar De Female Sharaabi Play Add to current playlist
Aaj Nachoo Aise Lata Mangeshkar I Play Add to current playlist
Lag Ja Gale Se Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
Aaja Shaam Hone Aayi Maine Pyar Kiya Play Add to current playlist
Ichak Daana Bichak Daana Shree 420 Play Add to current playlist
Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya Mughal-e-azam Play Add to current playlist
Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein - Part Ii Kabhi Kabhie: Love Is Life Play Add to current playlist
Tere Mere Milan Ki Raina Abhimaan Play Add to current playlist
Karvaten Badalte Rahe Aap Ki Kasam Play Add to current playlist
Jiya Beqarar Hai Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
Likha Hai Yeh Darr Play Add to current playlist
Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua Shree 420 Play Add to current playlist
Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Lata Mangeshkar Iii Play Add to current playlist
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