Lending her voice to sizzling cabaret numbers, lively pop songs, profound ghazals and bhajans with equal ease, Asha Bhonsle is the most versatile playback singer the Indian Film industry has ever seen. In her career spanning 60 years, Asha has sung in over 950 movies and in more than 14 languages. Having experimented with every genre possible, Asha has emerged to be known as the 'Diva' in the Indian film industry.
She was introduced in the industry at a very young age and her first playback was for the movie Badi Maa in the year 1944. It is to Asha'a credit that she was able to carve a niche for herself in the industry during a period when the inimitable Lata Mangeshkar was the first choice of practically all major singing assignments in Hindi films. In the 60s and the 70s Asha became the voice of the leading dancer Helen and thereafter went on to sing many memorable cabarets for her. In the year 1981 Asha Bhonsle won the coveted 'National Film Award' for 'Best Female Playback Singer' for the film Umrao Jaan and then again in 1987 for the movie Ijaazat. In her 70s now, Asha's voice is still as youthful and fresh as Asha herself and continues to enthrall her audience with the same charm and charisma as when she began singing.