Building a massive empire of her own, Asha Bhosle has redefined music in the most mesmerizing time in Hindi cinema. Being a blessing, Bhosle’s career has lasted over six decades and it comes as no surprise that she has been a legend.
Becoming the first Indian woman to be nominated for a Grammy in the ’70s, Asha Bhosle was a singer like no other. She paved an inspiring path for vocalists and continues to be an icon even today. On Asha Bhosle’s 87th birthday, let’s celebrate her career that changed the course of Bollywood and Indian Cinema’s experimental music. Let’s take a look at the evergreen songs sung by her.
Aao Huzoor Tumko
“Aao Huzoor Tumko” is a song composed by O. P. Nayyar and sung by Asha Bhosle for the 1968 Bollywood film Kismat. The song was pictured on Babita and Biswajit Chatterjee.
2. In Ankhon Ki Masti Ke
“In Ankhon Ki Masti Ke” is a song from Umrao Jaan (1981). The music to this song is composed by Khayyam and sung by Asha Bhosle. Rekha won National Film Award for Best Actress and singer Asha Bhosle won National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the movie.
3. Piya Tu Ab To Aja
“Piya Tu Ab To Aja” is a song from the 1971 film Caravan. It is considered the quintessential cabaret item number by Helen. Music scholar Nilanjana Bhattacharjya identified “Piya Tu Ab To Aja” as one of the culturally important Hindi film songs. The song has also been called “the catalyst” that made “Asha Bhosle the queen of cabaret numbers”.
4. Abhi na jaao chhod kar
Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar Lyrics from the movie Hum Dono is sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammad Rafi, its music is composed by Jaidev and lyrics are written by Sahir Ludhianvi.
5. Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani
This is a lovely song from The Great Gambler starring Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh and Helen. It is sung by Asha Bhosle, Amitabh Bachchan and Sharad Kumar and composed by R D Burman.
6. Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Mein
Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Mein is from the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). The song is sung by Asha Bhosle and Abhijeet Bhattacharya. The romantic drama has been directed by Aditya Chopra and cast Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan as the lead characters.
We wish the legend a healthy life!!