As legendary singer Asha Bhosle turns a year older today, we look at some personal moments from her private album. A file picture of Asha Bhosle and music composer OP Nayyar. The duo together have produced some very memorable hits. They had a fall out of sorts in 1970.
Asha Bhosle lost her father when she was nine years old. The family moved to Mumbai and both Asha and Lata Mangeshkar started singing and acting in films from an early age to support the family.
Asha Bhosle eloped with a much older Ganpatrao Bhosle when she was all of 16. The marriage did not last long and Asha came back to her family with two children and pregnant with the third child.
She re-married, much later,music composer Rahul Dev Burman in 1980. It was second marriage for both.
A file picture of Asha Bhosle and Rahul Dev Burman with his parents, Sachin Dev Burman and Meera Roy.
Asha's sibling rivalry with Lata Mangeshkar is often talked about, in spite of their insistence that these are just tales.
The sisters live in adjacent flats in the same building in Mumbai now.
RD Burman and Asha Bhosle performing at a concert together.
A file picture of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. RD Burman and SD Burman were known to be close to Kishore Kumar.
Asha is an excellent cook and cooking is her favorite hobby. She often gets flooded with requests by Bollywood celebrities for kadai ghosht and biryani dishes and has rarely turned down a request.