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The ‘Swar Kokila’ The Nightingale of Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar is a prominent Indian Playback Singer who mainly works in Hindi Cinema. She is born with the name of Hema Mangeshkar. She lent her voice to four generations of Bollywood and sung songs in 36 Indian and foreign languages.
She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards, Padma Bhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, and many other awards, honors, achievements.
Height / Weight / Age
This Soulful Singer Lata Mangeshkar seems tall with a height of 155 in centimeters and 5’1” in feet & inches. Born on, 28 September 1929 this beautiful Singer has turned 91 years old in the year 2020.
She possesses a healthy and fit figure with a weight of 56 in kilograms and 123 lbs in pounds. Her body is complemented by her beautiful Black eyes and her silky long Salt and Pepper hair.
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Lata Mangeshkar is $10 Million approx.
Education / Family
Lata was born and raised up in Indore State, Central India Agency, British India and belongs to a Hindu family. She is born to her father Deenanath Mangeshkar (Marathi theatre actor, musician, and vocalist), and her mother Shevanti Mangeshkar (sister of Deenanath Mangeshkar’s first wife Narmada).
She has one brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar (younger; music director) and three sisters Usha Mangeshkar (younger, playback singer), Asha Bhosle (younger, playback singer), Meena Khadikar (younger; playback singer and composer). She got so annoyed with school so that she stopped going to school.
|Real Name||Hema Mangeshkar|
|Nickname||‘Swar Kokila’ (The Nightingale of Bollywood)|
|Birth Place||Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India|
|Date Of Birth||28 September 1929|
|Age||91 years old (as of 2020)|
|Height||In centimeters – 155 cm|
In feet inches – 5’1”
|Weight||In Kilograms- 56 kg|
In Pounds- 123 lbs
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Home Town||Mumbai, India|
|Debut||Hindi Song – “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu”|
|Fathers Name||Deenanath Mangeshkar|
|Mothers Name||Shevanti Mangeshkar|
|Sister||Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar|
Career / Fashion And Style
She started her career in 1942 with Marathi’s film song “Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari” but the song was dropped from the final cut. Then, she made her debut with the Hindi Song “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu” in 1943. In 1945, she moved to Mumbai to learn classical music lessons from Ustad Amanat Ali Khan.
In 1945 she sang a bhajan, “Maata Tere Charnon Mein” in the film Badi Maa. Later, she received her breakthrough ‘Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhora’ under the guidance of Ghulam Haider and after this, she declared Haider as her Godfather.
In the film Mahal, she gained a lot of popularity after singing ‘Ayega Anewala’ which was the turning point in her life. After that, she started working with directors like S. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Naushad, Pandit Amarnath Husanlal Bhagat Ram, Madan Mohan, Kalyanki-Anandji, Khayyam, and Shankar Jaikishan.
She sang for successful films like Mother India, Devdas, and Chori Chori during the 1950s. With her rendition of the patriotic song, ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon’ during the Sino-Indian War in 1963 she moved dignitaries like Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, to tears.
Her famous duets are ‘Kora Kagaz,’‘ Tere Bina Zindagi Se,’ and ‘Aap Ki Aakhon Me’. She worked with almost every top playback Singer in India like Kishore Kumar, Hemant Kumar, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, and Mohammed Rafi. Due to health issues, she gradually reduced the volume of her work in the 1990s.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More
She is not married yet but romantically linked to music director Bhupen Hazarika.
|Boyfriends||Bhupen Hazarika (Lyricist)|
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|Favorite Actors||Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand|
|Favorite Actress||Nargis, Meena Kumari|
|Favorite Musical Directors||Ghulam Haidar, Madan Mohan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, A. R. Rahman|
|Favorite Film(s)||Kismet (1943), James Bond Films|
|Favorite Destinations||Los Angeles|
|Favorite Politician||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Favorite Food||Spicy Foods, Coca Cola|
|Favorite Cricketer(s)||Sachin Tendulkar|
Some Interesting Facts About Lata Mangeshkar
- She received Bharat Ratna in 2001.
- On the 60th anniversary of India’s independence, she received the “One Time Award for Lifetime Achievement” honor.
- Her Zodiac Sign is Libra.
- Her father died of heart disease when she was 13 years old.
- In 1945, she moved to Mumbai.
- She declared Ghulam Haider as her Godfather.