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Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar was born in Sikh Mohalla which is part of Indore and now Madhya Pradesh. Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar was a classical singer and theatre actor. Her mother Shevanti was Deenanath’s second wife. Lata’s real name was Hema and got renamed later based on the character Latika from one of Deenanath’s play Bhaaw Bandhan.
 
Lata has got four siblings Meena, Asha, Usha and Hridayanath. She started work at the age of five as an actress in her father’s musical plays. Lata was 13 when her father passed away and she was taken care of by Master Vinayak who owned the Navyug Chitrapat movie company. It was in the year 1942 when Lata sang a Marathi song for the film Kiti Hasaal and also acted in another movie.
 
Lata also did few minor roles in movies and later she got trained in classical singing from Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and later she learnt it from Pandit Tulsidas Sharma. Her first Hindi language movie as a singer was Badi Maa in 1945 and it was the movie Shaheed in 1948 which made her a star singer. From then on, there was no turning back for Lata who gave immortal melodies.
 
Throughout her career, Lata has won many awards and notable among them are Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, NTR National Award, three National Film Awards and she also has her name in the Guinness book as the most recorded artist in the history. Lata has sung in more than 20 languages and several thousands in number.

Lata Mangeshkar
Name : Lata Mangeshkar
DOB: September 28th, 1929
Nationality: Indian
Profession: Singer, songwriter
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