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Veteran singer Asha Bhosle turns 80

September 8, 2012 04:38:13 PM IST
updated September 14, 2012 10:39:41 AM IST
By IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
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The queen of melody Asha Bhosle, who currently busy with numerous projects, turned 80 on Saturday.

Asha's mellifluous voice has charmed her fans for years as she has sung more than 12,000 songs in 20 different languages, including English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay apart from Hindi, in the long six decades she has been in the industry.

The singing diva is still seen working on different projects, including judging the recently-concluded popular reality show Indian Idol.

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Asha had worked in numerous music videos in the past but this year her admirers will see her making debut as an actor with Marathi film MAAEE (Mai).
'I had great time working for this film,' Asha told reporters recently. 'As far as my performance is concerned, I think you all should see and tell me how I performed.' She said every woman will cry while watching the film.

Asha said she liked the 'story' of the film.

'I am really thankful to my fans for their love and support,' she said.

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'I wish that whatever love and support I have received from them should stay with me till the last day,' she said.

Asha will share screen with actors like Ram Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure in the film. It is likely to hit the theaters on November 23.

A versatile singer, Asha, had never kept herself confined within Bollywood music.

Apart from traditional Indian Classical music and folk songs, she had also sung Rabindra Sangeets and Nazrul Geetis (Songs of Tagore and Kazi Nazrul).

The World Records Academy, an international organization which certifies world records, recognised her as the 'Most Recorded Artist' in the world, in September 2009.

In 2011 she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.

The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.

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