Happy Birthday Asha ji!

asha bhonsleWhen it comes to the question of who the best female singer in Bollywood is, the answer in almost all cases would invariably be Lata Mangeshkar. Indeed there have been few singers gifted with such divine voice and talent. But when the spread of singing genres becomes a criterion, the scales may in all probability tip towards Asha Bhonsle. In her nearly six decades of singing, there is hardly a genre that Asha Bhonsle has not left her mark on with her vocal brilliance. And as the legend celebrates her 77th birthday today, we present to you what we consider to be her best 15 songs. We have also tried to give a taste of as many genres as possible but some songs are just too good to be ignored! 🙂

Aayiye Meherbaan – Howrah Bridge (1958)MD: O P Nayyar

C A T Cat Cat Maane Billi – Dilli Ka Thug (1958)MD: Ravi

Achcha Ji Main Haari – Kala Pani (1958)MD: S D Burman
Abhi Na Jao – Hum Do (1961)MD: Jaidev
Isharon Isharon – Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)MD: O P Nayyar
Yeh Hai Reshmi – Mere Sanam (1965)MD: O P Nayyar
Raat Akeli Hai – Jewel Thief (1967)MD: S D Burman
Parde Mein Rehne Do – Shikar (1968)MD: Shankar-Jaikishan
Aaj Kal Tere Mere – Brahmachari (1968)MD: Shankar-Jaikishan
Piya Tu Ab To Aaja – Caravan (1971)MD: R D Burman
Dum Maro Dum – Hare Ram Hare Krishna (1971)MD: R D Burman
Dil Cheez Kya Hai – Umrao Jaan (1981) MD: Khayyam
Tanha Tanha – Rangeela (1995)MD: A R Rahman
Janam Samjha Karo – Janam Samjha Karo (1997)MD: Leslie Lewis
Radha Kaise Na Jale – Lagaan (2001)MD: A R Rahman

VIP says:

thanx uncle! 🙂 shall keep posting such articles whenever possible.

K.Sreenivasan says:

These are real gems of Asha Bhonsle. Looking forward to more such features here. Good selections and wish to see more olden melodies !