- Birthday28 September, 1929
- Fun Trivia:Lata Mangeshkar never charged anything for singing in any of Yash Chopra’s films.
- Famous Quote:It was not really external influences that made me a singer. Music was within me. I was full of it.
One of the most revered playback singers in India, Lata Mangeshkar was born to Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, a classical singer and theatre actor, and Shevanti. In her glorious musical career spanning over seven decades, Mangeshkar has sung songs for more than a thousand films in over thirty six regional Indian languages and foreign languages. Lag Ja Gale, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Didi Tera Devar Deewana, Nainon Mein Sapna, Ho Gaya Hai Tujhko Toh Pyaar Sajna, O Palanhare are amongst her best known songs. She is the recipient of three National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. Mangeshkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2001.