Lata Mangeshkar Biography 

Lata Mangeshkar is an Indian playback singer and music director. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She is also known as Nightingale of Indian Cinema.

Death News

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away today(06th Feb 2022) at the age of 93. The veteran singer was admitted to a city hospital in early January this year after she tested positive for Covid-19 and was also diagnosed with pneumonia. Around January 28, she was taken off the ventilator, after she showed slight signs of improvement. However, on February 5, Lata Mangeshkar’s condition deteriorated and she was back on ventilator support.

Early Life and Career

The family shifted to Maharashtra because of Dinanath’s theatrical career. Lata started performing at the age of 5 in her father’s plays. She was impressed by her father’s singing and the music of the KL Saigal from a very young age. Her father cultivated her talent in singing. Lata’s father died when she was only 13 years old and she started acting in films to stand the load of his house. She made her first arrival in Pahili Mangalagaur in 1942. In the later years, she was seen performing in many films like Maajhe Baal in 1944, Chimukla Sansar in 1943, Gajabhau in 1944, Badi Maa in 1945, JeevanYatra 1946 and Chhatrapati Shivaji in 1952.

By the 1950s’, Lata Mangeshkar established herself as a popular singer in films. She worked with some of the great music directors of that time viz. Anil Biswas and Shankar-Jaikishan. She has sung in films like Ek Thi Ladki, Maha, Badi Bahen, and Barsaat to make them successful.

She worked with almost all the major music directors and ruled the Hindi film industry in the next three decades as the unhampered musical queen of film songs. She worked with some renowned music directors like R.D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, S.D. Burman, , Naushad, and C. Ramchandra, Madan Mohan and many more. Some of her unforgettable songs that rule the core of his fans are from films such as Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1986, Lekin in 1990, Junglee in 1961, Jab Jab Phool Khile in 1965 to name a few.

Family and Personal Life

Lata Mangeshkar was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on September 28, 1929, to a gifted classical singer and theatre actor Dinanath Mangeshkar and Shudhmati (also known as Mai), Lata was the first of five very brilliant children. Her other siblings are – Hridaynath, Asha, Usha and Meena; who are all involved with the Marathi and Hindi Music Industry with changing degrees of success.


Lata Mangeshkar has won several awards and honors, including Bharat Ratna (India’s Highest Civilian Award), Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Maharashtra Bhushan Award, NTR National Award, Legion of Honor, ANR National Award, three National Film Awards and 12 Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards. She has also won four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards. In 1969, she made the unusual gesture of giving up the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award, in order to promote fresh talent. She was later awarded Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and Filmfare Special Awards in 1994 and 2004.

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Biography &
Real Name Lata Mangeshkar
Nickname The Nightingale of Bollywood
Profession Indian playback singer
Age 93 Years as in 2022
Date of Birth 28 September 1929
Date of Death 06 Feb 2022
Birthplace Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India
Nationality Indian
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Libra
Caste Not Known
Hometown New Delhi, India (Ancestral origin – Lusiana, Italy)
Debut In 1997 when she joined the Indian National Congress as a Primary Member.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Height in Centimeters 155 cm
Height in meters 1.55 m
Height in Inches 5’ 1”
Weight in Kilograms 63 kg
Weight in Pounds 139 lbs
Body Measurements Not Known
Bra Size Not Known
Waist Size Not Known
Hip Size Not Known
Shoe Size 8 Inches
Dress Size 12 Inches
Hair Color Black
Family and Relatives
Father Deenanath Mangeshkar
Mother Shevanti Mangeshkar
Brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar (younger)
Sisters Usha Mangeshkar (younger), Asha Bhosle (younger), Meena khadikar (younger)
Religion Hinduism
Affairs, Boyfriends and Marital Status
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriends Bhupen Hazarika (Lyricist)
Husband/ Spouse N/A
Son N/A
Daughter N/A
Education and School, College
Educational Qualification Not Available
School Attended a Catholic School in Orbassano, a town near Turin, Italy
College/ University Bell Educational Trust’s language school, Cambridge City, England
Favorites Things and Like & Dislike
Favorite Actors Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand
Favorite Actress Nargis, Meena Kumari
Favorite Music Directors Ghulam Haidar, Madan Mohan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, A. R. Rahman
Favorite Food Spicy Foods, Coca Cola
Favorite Movie Kismet (1943), James Bond Films
Hobbies Watching Cricket, Riding Bicycles
Money Factor
Net Worth $10 million (as in 2016)
Car Collection Mercedes Benz
Contact Address
House Address Not Available
Phone Number Not Available
Ethnicity Maharashtrian
Music Teacher(s) Deenanath Mangeshkar (father)
Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
Amanat Khan Devaswale
Ghulam Haidar
Pandit Tulsidas Sharma
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