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.
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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Lata Mangeshkar Biography, Birthday, Wiki, Family, Career, Awards and Images:
|The Nightingale of Bollywood
|Indian playback singer
|93 Years as in 2022
|Date of Birth
|28 September 1929
|Date of Death
|06 Feb 2022
|Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign
|New Delhi, India (Ancestral origin – Lusiana, Italy)
|In 1997 when she joined the Indian National Congress as a Primary Member.
|Height, Weight & Body Measurements
|Height in Centimeters
|Height in meters
|Height in Inches
|Weight in Kilograms
|Weight in Pounds
|Family and Relatives
|Hridaynath Mangeshkar (younger)
|Usha Mangeshkar (younger), Asha Bhosle (younger), Meena khadikar (younger)
|Affairs, Boyfriends and Marital Status
|Bhupen Hazarika (Lyricist)
|Education and School, College
|Attended a Catholic School in Orbassano, a town near Turin, Italy
|Bell Educational Trust’s language school, Cambridge City, England
|Favorites Things and Like & Dislike
|Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand
|Nargis, Meena Kumari
|Favorite Music Directors
|Ghulam Haidar, Madan Mohan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, A. R. Rahman
|Spicy Foods, Coca Cola
|Kismet (1943), James Bond Films
|Watching Cricket, Riding Bicycles
|$10 million (as in 2016)
|Deenanath Mangeshkar (father)
Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
Amanat Khan Devaswale
Pandit Tulsidas Sharma