Asha Bhosle
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"Asha Bhosle", commonly referred to as "Ashaji", 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.

Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility, Bhosle's work includes Filmi/film music, pop 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.More Asha Bhosle on Wikipedia.

Earlier, I know of instances where singers like Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar even stopped recording till they got their preparation right.

Asha Bhosle

I was a little bit scared at first. I was in my 30s when I originally sang those numbers. Now, I am old enough. During the recording, David told me that he thought of Burman as a very big composer, someone like Mozart. I felt sad, because he died 12 years ago and he didn't get the recognition that he deserved while he was alive.

Asha Bhosle

Commands one of the biggest vocabularies of all the musicians I've encountered. What she can do with her voice is beyond belief. It's like this amazing natural resource: she has the capability of making her voice like one of the instruments we play, and also of being the quintessential vocalist. And she can move between these modes quite naturally.

Asha Bhosle