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Lata Mangeshkar


About Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar (born September 28, 1929 at Indore ), the Queen of melody and India's nightingale, is an Indian playback / melody singer. She is one of the best-known playback singers in the Hindi. In September 09, she celebrated her 80th birth anniversary.

Personal Biography

Lata Mangeshkar is the daughter of a Gujarati mother and noted actor-singer of the Marathi stage, Dinanath Mangeshkar.

Professional Biography

She was last heard in Vikram Bhatt's "1920" where she shared playback credits with Pandit Jasraj and Asha Bhosle, her younger sister. Lata's father, Master Dinanath Mangeshkar had introduced her to the intricacies of classical music. After his demise, the entire responsibility of looking after the family fell on her young shoulders and at the age of 13 she was compelled to don the greasepaint and act. Lata has also acted in a few Marathi films like "Pahili Mangalagaur", "Majhe Bal", "Gaja Bhau" and even in Hindi movies like "Badi Maa", "Jeevan Yatra" and "Samudra Mandir". Her playback career started in 1942, but her career graph took off only in 1948 with films like Nagin, Mahal, Madhumati and Baiju bawra.

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