The Nightingale of Asia and one of the most prominent lead playback singer Asha Bhosle turns 89 today.
On this beautiful occasion, Asha Bhosle’s grand-daughter Zaina Bhosle took it to her Instagram and penned down a heartfelt note with a duet video with her mother.
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Apart from Zaina, Asha Bhosle’s fans flooded twitter with warm wishes for her
Happy birthday @ashabhosle Tai!
— BHAV (@bhav_pn) September 8, 2022
— Suman (@SumanSe94383467) September 8, 2022
— Kuldeep Sharma (@Kuldeep9Sharma) September 8, 2022
My greetings for the Queen of Melody @ashabhosle . Decorated with Dada Saheb Phalke and Padma Vibhushan awards she is a living legend. I wish a long and healthy life for her.#AshaBhosle pic.twitter.com/HSkDRin2C1
— Deepali Das (@deepalidas95) September 8, 2022
Asha Bhosle has lived a melodious career and her songs are still among almost everybody’s playlists.
Here’s a list of Award and Honours received by Asha Bhosle throughout her career.
Filmfare Best Female Playback Award
- 1968: “Garibon ki Suno” (Dus Lakh, 1966)
- 1969: “Parde Mein Rehne Do” (Shikar, 1968)
- 1972: “Piya Tu Ab To Aaja” (Caravan, 1971)
- 1973: “Dum Maro Dum” (Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1972)
- 1974: “Hone Lagi Hai Raat” (Naina, 1973)
- 1975: “Chain Se Humko Kabhi” (Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye, 1974)
- 1979: “Yeh Mera Dil” (Don, 1978)
- 1996 – Special Award (Rangeela, 1995)
Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2001 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
National Film Awards
Asha has won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer twice:
- 1981: Dil Cheez Kya Hai (Umrao Jaan)
- 1986: Mera Kuch Samaan (Ijaazat)
IIFA Award for Best Female Playback
- 2002: “Radha Kaisa Na Jale” ( Lagaan)
Bhosle is one of the very few Indian artists who has been nominated at the Grammy Awards.
- 39th Grammy Awards – 1997
– Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album – Ali Akbar Khan’s Legacy (nominated)
- 48th Grammy Awards – 2006
– Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album – You’ve Stolen My Heart (nominated)
- 1987: Nightingale Of Asia Award (from the Indo–Pak Association, UK).
- 1989: Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Madhya Pradesh).
- 1997: Screen Videocon Award (for the album Jaanam Samajha Karo).
- 1997: MTV Award (for the album Jaanam Samajha Karo).
- 1997: Channel V Award (for the album Jaanam Samjha Karo).
- 1998: Dayawati Modi Award.
- 1999: Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Maharashtra)
- 2000: Singer of the Millennium (Dubai).
- 2000: Zee Gold Bollywood Award (for Mujhe Rang De from Thakshak).
- 2001: MTV Award (for Kambakht Ishq).
- 2002: BBC Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair).
- 2002: Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer – Female (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan).
- 2002: Zee Cine Special Award for Hall of Fame.
- 2002: Sansui Movie Award (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan).
- 2003: Swaralaya Yesudas Award for outstanding contributions to Indian music.
- 2004: Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
- 2005: MTV Immies, Best Female Pop Act for Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo.
- 2005: Most Stylish People in Music.
Honours and recognitions
- In 1997, Asha became the first Indian singer to be nominated for the Grammy Award, for Legacy, an album with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
- She has received seventeen Maharashtra State Awards.
- She received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
- She holds honorary doctorates from the university of Amravati and University of Jalgaon in Literature and from the University of Salford in Arts.
- She has received The Freddie Mercury Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts.
- The Birmingham Film Festival paid her a special tribute in November 2002.
- She was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.
- In 2021, Bhosle was honoured with the Maharashtra Bhushan by the Government of Maharashtra.
- She was among top 20 music icons of the past 50 years.
- In 2011 the Guinness Book of World Records
- Asha Bhosle is the recipient of the first Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) of the Jodhpur National University.
- BBC list of 100 inspiring women for 2015.