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Asha Bhosle (Hindi: आशा भोंसले) (born 8 September 1933), is an Indian singer. She is best known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosle's career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. Bhosle is the sister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Bhosle's work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages. In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs, a figure repeated by several other sources. In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history. The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008. In 2013, she made her debut as an actress in the film Mai, and received critical acclaim for her performance.

Links To Peel

Peel seemed to have discovered Asha Bhosle through the Filmsongs From Bollywood compilation album in 1999 which he played a track called Mujhe Maar Daalo on his 24 March 1999 show. On the same show, he hoped that Sean Dickson was listening, because he would have liked the track.

Bhosle also influenced one of Peel's favourite bands, Cornershop, who released the song 'Brimful Of Asha' in 1997, which was a tribute to the singer, ending up at the top of the 1997 Festive Fifty and also as one of the UK Singles Chart Number Ones.

Bally Sagoo, another artist that was played by Peel in the early 90's, did a re-working of her song Chura Liya that gained airplay on BBC Radio One in the mid-90's.

Shows Played

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  • 24 March 1999: Mujhe Maar Daalo (LP - Doob Doob O' Rama (Filmsongs From Bollywood)) Q.D.K. Media

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