Asha Bhosle, born on 8th September 1933, carved a niche for herself in the film industry with her versatile voice and path-breaking songs. A vivid experimentalist, her songs range from the classical genre, pop, cabarets, ghazals, and western influence.
Here's a quintessential list of her songs on her birthday:
This evergreen song from Shakti Samanta directed the 1958 film, Howrah Bridge essentially captures the significant times. This beautiful song sung in the melodious voice of Asha Bhosle is still popular in contemporary times.
Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja
This peppy number from the 1971 Bollywood thriller film, Caravan, was sung by Asha Bhosle. The amalgamation of Helen’s dance moves and Asha Ji's melodious voice made this song a hit. Parties were hard to imagine without this dance number during the nineties.
Dum Maaro Dum
This Indian Hindi Song from the 1971 film Hare Rama Hare Krishna was a true cult classic song. The song, Dum Maaro Dum was picturized on Zeenat Aman. The team of R.D.Burman and Asha Bhosle never failed to mesmerize its audience and Dum Maaro Dum was one such song. Deemed to be a song of the hippie generation, this song won Asha Ji a Filmfare Award.
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
A romantic number of the nineties, this song touches the chords of hearts in contemporary times. A song from the 1973 Indian film, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, the iconic voice of Asha Bhosle still reverberates in hearts-whenever this song is played.
Duniya Mein Logo Ko
With peppy songs like "Duniya Mein Logon Ko" and "Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja" gave Asha Bhosle a niche for herself in the Indian Musical Industry. The Quintessential Queen of groove, Asha Bhosle is well known for her versatility and this song from the 1972 Hindi Drama film proved that.
Asha Bhosle's voice acts as a cherry on the cake in this song Khatooba from the 1979 film Ali Baba Aur Chalis Chor. Khatooba song with its Arabic flavor is a catchy number.
Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Mai
The iconic love story of Raj and Siman is still an inspiration for the nineties kids. This playful song becomes even more amazing with the timeless voice of Asha Bhosle.
Deewana Hua Badal
This song was picturized on Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore. Asha Ji's voice in this song was mellifluous and is like a balm to our ears making us feel so peaceful
Mera Kuch Samaan Tumhare Paas Pada
This is a mesmerizing song from the movie Ijaazat. Sung by Asha Bhosle, the song features Anu Patel in a white dress expressing the searing pain of a dejected lover.
Asha Ji's voice is so touchy that it makes us relate every word of the song rejuvenating memories of our unfulfilled love from the past.
By Srilekha Mitra