Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

About Lata Mangeshkar

Known as the Nightingale of India, legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has contributed to the soundtracks for more than 2,000 films—in 36 different languages.

∙ After getting her big break with the 1948 film Majboor, the song “Aayega Aanewala”—from 1949’s Mahal—made her a bona fide star.
∙ Mangeshkar once brought Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to tears with her rendition of the patriotic poem “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo.”
∙ In 1974, she became the first Indian ever to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
∙ She received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award—the Indian film industry’s top honor—in 1989, and was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, in 2001.
∙ The governments of two different Indian states, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, have instituted a Lata Mangeshkar Award.

    Indore, India
  • BORN
    September 28, 1929

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