Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar


Lata Mangeshkar, famous playback singer, was born in Indore to Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She has sung in all the major Indian languages and is one of the most recorded artists in the world.

Awards and recognitions

Bharat Ratna (India’s Highest Civilian Award)

Padma Bhushan (1969)

Padma Vibhushan (1999)

Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989)

Maharashtra Bhushan Award (1997)

NTR National Award (1999)

Bharat Ratna (2001)

ANR National Award (2009)

three National Film Awards,

and 12 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards.

She has also won four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards.

In 1969, she made the unusual gesture of giving up the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award, in order to promote fresh talent.

She was later awarded Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

In 1984, the State Government of Madhya Pradesh instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Award in honour of Lata Mangeshkar.

In 1974, The Guinness Book of Records listed Lata Mangeshkar as the most recorded artist in the history, stating that she had reportedly recorded “not less than 25,000 solo, duet and chorus backed songs in 20 Indian languages” between 1948 and 1974.