Lata Mangeshkar biography
Lata Mangeshkar
Birth nameHema Mangeshkar
NicknameNightingale of India
Date of birth28 September 1929
BirthplaceIndore
Date of death6 February 2022
Death caused multiple organ failure due to COVID-19
Age at the time of death 92
 education qualification she did not receive formal education
Marital status unmarried
Husband name -
Children none
Father nameDeenanath Mangeshkar
Mother nameShevanti Mangeshkar
Siblings1 Brother - Hridaynath Mangeshkar   3 Sisters - Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Meena Khadikar
ProfessionPlayback singerOccasional music composerOccasional film producer

It is not possible that you have not heard the name of the ‘Nightingale of India’, Lata Mangeshkar, one of the best singers from the film industry. Did you know that her name is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most recorded song in the world?

Lata Mangeshkar started her music career in the year 1942 and has now spent over seven decades in the industry. It is known that she has sung for thousands of films and has credit for singing in a total of 36 Indian languages as well as foreign languages. She has been credited with India's most renowned award, The Dadasaheb Phalke award, in the year 1989.

Childhood life of Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar was born in Indore Central province which is now in Madhya Pradesh of India in the year 1929 (28 September). She is the eldest child of her parents, father Deenanath Mangeshkar and mother Shevanti Mangeshkar.

Lata Mangeshkar‘s father was a famous Marathi theatre actor, musician and also a vocalist. His father belongs to a small town in Goa called Mangeshkar and this is the reason why he changed his surname from Haridkar to Mangeshkar. Did you know that Lata Mangeshkar's birth name was not Lata but Hema? Father changed her name to Lata later after being inspired by a character in one of his plays.

Lata began acting in her father's musical plays when she was five years old. Later in life, she studied classical music with maestros such as Amanat Khan, Pandit Tulsidas Sharma, and Aman Ali Khan Saheb. When she was younger, she was motivated by K.L. Saigal's music. She didn't get a formal education because she didn't go to school. PanditDinanath died when Lata was only 13 years old, and as the family's eldest child, Lata assumed financial responsibility for the family.

Career

Lata began acting in her father's musical plays when she was five years old. She didn't get a formal education because she didn't go to school. Deenanath died when Lata was only 13 years old, and as the family's eldest child, Lata assumed financial responsibility for the family.

Lata Mangeshkar has a long and illustrious career in a variety of roles, some of which she excelled at. From the 1940s to the 1980s, she was the most victorious and prominent female playback singer, thanks to a God-given voice. She has given her voice to all of Bollywood's leading matrons, from Vaijayantimala to Preity Zinta. Her music has caressed the souls of millions of people all over the world over the years. At the beginning of her career, she also did some acting. Her music directing attempts were not as winning as her singing career.

Playback singer

A family friend, Vinayak Damodar Karnataki, assisted her in obtaining acting roles in films. Lata's early years in the industry were rocky, as she struggled to gain an identity in the industry. Lata's first song as a playback singer was composed by Sadashivrao Nevrekar for a Marathi film. Before the film's release, the song was removed. Her prime Hindi song was in the film Gajabahu the following year, in 1943.

In 1945, Lata Mangeshkar relocated to Bombay. She was repeatedly rejected by contemporary music composers, who thought her voice was too thin and sharp, in contrast to the preferred style at the time. To appease the music directors, she would frequently imitate famous singers such as Noor Jahan.

From there, her music career took off, and she began working with all of the primary directors of music and best playback singers of the time.

Awards and honours

Lata Mangeshkar received a wide spectrum of awards and honours in her career as a playback singer. Here we have listed some of the awards received by her.

  • Padma Bhushan
  • Dadasaheb Phalke award
  • Padma Vibhushan
  • Maharashtra Bhushan award
  • NTR national award
  • ANR national award
  • Bharat Ratna
  • Three national film award
  • 12 Bengal film journalist association award
  • Four Filmfare awards for Best female playback singer
  • Filmfare lifetime achievement award

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