Lata Mangeshkar

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Lata Mangeshkar is a Indian, Indian playback singer. Lata Mangeshkar was born on 28 September 1929 at Indore, Indore City, Central India Agency, British India and her real age is 90 years 11 months .

Current Age : 94 years, 11 months, 20 days

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Name Lata Mangeshkar
Original Name Lata Mangeshkar
Used / Nick Name The Nightingale of Bollywood
Sex Female
Nationality Indian
Profession Indian playback singer
Origin NA
Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign
Date Of Birth (DOB) 28 September 1929
Place Of Birth Indore, Indore City, Central India Agency, British India
Zodiac Sign NA
Star Sign NA
Personality, Physical Appearance
Type Of Body Slim
Body Size and Measurements NA
Zero Size NA
Height NA
Weight NA
Father / Mother, Family Details
Father Name Deenanath Mangeshkar
Mother Name Shevanti Mangeshkar
No. Of. Brothers 1
No. Of. Sisters 3
Brother(s) Hridaynath Mangeshkar (younger)
Sister(s) Usha Mangeshkar (younger), Asha Bhosle (younger), Meena khadikar (younger)
Education, Qualification
Name Of School School Drop-out
Name Of College Did not attend
Qualification She attended a school in Mumbai; only for a single day


Mangeshkar sang her first song, Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari for the Marathi film, Kitni Hasaal in 1942. However, the song was dropped from the final cut. She played a minor role in Navyug Chitrapat’s Marathi movie Pahili Mangalaa-gaur, in which she also made her singing debut with Natali Chaitraachi Navalaai. In 1943, she sang her first Hindi song Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu” for the Marathi film Gajaabhaau.

She moved to Mumbai in 1945 and started taking classical music lessons from Ustad Amanat Ali Khan. Lata, along with her sister Asha played small roles in Vinayak’s first Hindi movie, Badi Maa (1945). In Badi Maa, she also sang a bhajan, Maata Tere Charnon Mein.

In her initial days, she faced many rejections as the composers found her voice too thin, to which Ghulam Haider replied, in coming years producers and directors would fall at Lata’s feet and “beg her” to sing in their movies. It was later under the guidance of Ghulam Haider that Mangeshkar received her breakthrough Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhora from the movie Majboor (1948). At that moment she declared Haider as his Godfather.


Mangeshkar gained a lot of popularity after singing Ayega Anewala presented on-screen by actress Madhubala in the film Mahal. It was the turning point in her life as she started to get work from all the leading music directors of that time. She did playback singing for directors like S. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Naushad, Shankar Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, Kalyanki-Anandji, Khayyam, and Pandit Amarnath Husanlal Bhagat Ram.

During the 1950s, Lata sang for successful films like Mother India, Devdas, and Chori Chori and also won her first Filmfare for the Best Female Playback singer for the song Aaja Re Pardesi from the film Madhumati.

She sang songs of different genres for several music directors. From westernised songs like Ajeeb Dastan Hain Yeh to Ragas like Mohe Bhool Gaye Saawariya and Bhajans like Allah Tero Naam, she did justice to all of them. In the 1960s, Lata was the voice behind the most glamorous actresses of that time. On 27 January 1963, Mangeshkar moved dignitaries like Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, to tears with her rendition of the patriotic song, Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon during the Sino-Indian War.

Lata collaborated with prominent male playback singers like Kishore Kumar, Hemant Kumar, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, and Mohammed Rafi for various songs. Her duets with Kishore Kumar like Kora Kagaz, Tere Bina Zindagi Se and Aap Ki Aakhon Me spelt some unforgettable musical magic.

Apart from singing, she also composed music for Marathi movies, Ram Ram Pavane, Maratha Tituka Melvana, Mohityanchi Manjula, Sadhi Manase, and Tambadi Mati. Lata has also produced three Hindi films namely, Jhaanjhar (1953), Kanchan (1955), Lekin (1990), and one Marathi film titled Vaadal (1953).

In the 1990s, she gradually reduced the volume of her work owing to health issues and singing only selective songs.

Honors, Awards

  • National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Paricha (1972)
  • National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Kora Kagaz (1974)
  • National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Lekin (1990)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Aaja Re Pardesi (1959)


  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil (1963)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Tumhi Mere Mandir Tumhi Meri Pooja (1966)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage (1970)
  • Padma Bhushan(1969)
  • Padam Vibhushan(1999)
  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989)


  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1994)


  • Filmfare Special Award for Didi Tera Devar Deewana (1995)
  • Bharat Ratna (2001)


  • One Time Award for Lifetime Achievement to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India’s independence
  • 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards
  • In September 2019, on her 90th birthday, honoured with the title “Daughter of the Nation” by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her contribution to the Indian Music.

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