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Lata Mangeshkar

Any account of Indian playback music must start with Lata Mangeshkar. While it is not possible to more than list the most important playback singers, one, because of her supreme stature, merits detailed attention. Born September 28, 1929 in Indore, India, Lata Mangeshkar has been active in all walks of Indian popular and light classical music having sung ghazals, bhajans and pop. She is the supreme voice of popular Indian music, an Indian institution. Her importance rests not solely with her prodigious output. Many of her performances are considered timeless and undatable, although her voice has changed and matured over the years. In effect she sang the soundtrack for millions of Indians' lives. Until the 1991 edition, when her entry disappeared, the Guinness Book of 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. By 1990 she supposedly had worked on over 2000 film soundtracks as a playback singer -- meaning she pre-recorded the songs to which the films' leading ladies lip-synched.

Dinanath Mangeshkar, her father, owned a theatrical company and was a classical singer, a disciple of the Gwalior school, and gave her singing lessons from around the age of five. She also studied with Aman Ali Khan Sahib and later Amanat Khan. Her God-given musical gifts meant that she could master the vocal exercises effortlessly on first pass and from early on she was recognized as being highly gifted musically. Also in the family were brother Hridaynath, a music director, and sisters Meena, Asha (the famed Asha Bhosle), and Usha. Hridaynath's soundtrack work included Lekin... (EMI India CD PMLP 5206) released in 1990 which, keeping it a family affair, placed Lata Mangeshkar well to the fore. Usha also became a playback singer. Only Asha Bhosle's career can compare in any way with her sister's award-strewn output although by 1994 reports were appearing to the effect that Asha Bhosle had overtaken her big sister's output.

Lata Mangeshkar began work as playback singer in the 1940s and grew to become the most famous playback singer of the century. She received her first proper named credit under her own name in actor/director Raj Kapoor's 1949 film Barsaat (the soundtrack from which forms a third of the Barsaat/Aah/Aag album on EMI India CD PMLP 5188). She would sing for every major actress, including Geeta Bali, Nanda, Nargis, Nimmi, Nutan, Padmini, Sadhana and Meena Shorey. The sheer scale of recording activity makes any examination of her life and works impossible in such a confined space. ~ Ken Hunt, Rovi
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Her voice is soul voice. I never bore her songs thousand time play. Most time at home & in my car play her song. She had comand, prononce & words expration God Bless her
Beautiful tone pretty know the girl to it is diyva Bharat the one who die and acts with salman khan
averma03
Aaja re pardasi very !!!!! Love this song
Love all from her songs
Beautiful voice, could listen to her all day
I'm in love with her voice, lovely voice hai na? Fav song Ajeeb Dastan hai yeh. Some day I hope my hindi improves so that I could cover this song lol. Anywho I love bollywood and their music.
I love lata from as far back as I remember in guyana SA I thank god for giving her to us she cannot be matched her voice brings out my inner feelings thank you god.
Very sweet and beautiful voice , my favorite singer. Amazing creative and controlled voice of Lata where my day begins and ends listening her songs-old and new.Love you Lataji!!
maltier36
Love her song great human bing she give us a voice who can express our self in music
sudhir3691
I love lata ji god has given a grate voice to her i love all her song
Love my culture ,everything indian
I love songs lataji
I love indian songs , movie, and foods <3
Love indian music,food and the culture.
NICE. I LIKE INDIAN MUSIC A LOT. I'M FROM GUATEMALA BUT LOVE INDIAN MOVIES AND I ALWAYS WONDER WHO SINGS. THANKS. :)
Soul cooling
sac_nanda
Divine
shwetasid
Classic..... .
i'm mexican but i love the indian music .





















absolutely amazing
pankajpatel1 2 2 8
Nobody beat some song and. Hard to sing still modern world singer
kennykissoon
Makes you think a little kid singing sometime.
ajummohammed
Amazing voice. Love all her songs
truemcg
Its like listening to my soul when I am listening to her. So calm and perfect.
uddin6299
her voice and music reminds me of my childhood (when I reluctantly listened to her since my parents loved her music and films so much - we werent even Indian!). Now her songs make me almost cry - they are so timeless and beautiful... a n d remind me of my parents.
sajtex
sound of an angel...
I remember my wother listening to her when I was a kid and taught she was an angel and now I know she is an angel
I love her voice
rostev5
I Don`t Understand Hindu But I Love Her Voice
bijlanigroup
She made Koyal famous.There never is going to be any body like her ! ever.
raj45first
the voice that can never erase in heart of all her lovers. BLESS YOU
monicamendio l a
your melodious voice-a lullaby for our kids--a big 'THANK YOU'.
a true gem
this voice can make you forget all your sorrows, God sent !
n_goel17
Great Singer....ye s ....NIGHTING A L E . . . . . . . . s u r e e l e e voice...meet h e e i like honey.....Go d Bless her
Undenible the most amazing female voice in all of music history -the proof is in her body of work.
glioness22
LOVE HER! n im 13!
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good
Very True ... Nightingale of India
unmatched .. divine !!
uncomparable
nrajguru
A voice as fluid as a fresh water spring...tim e l e s s and emotional.
Nightingale of India
Timeless..
foizen
delightful great.

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