Bollywood playback singer Asha Bhosle has sung more than 12,000 songs since 1943. She is the sister of Bollywood's most famous playback singer Lata Mangeshkar and is well known for her versatility as a singer.
In the 1960s and '70s when the more popular singers would turn down raunchy songs, Asha sang them and achieved much success as a singer.
In recent years she has collaborated with a number of international musicians and indulged in experimental forms of music.
She eloped with Lata's secretary Ganpatrao Bhosle and returned after a failed marriage. Her second marriage to music composer R.D. Burman was much happier - personally and professionally. She has 3 children and has also expanded her interests into restaurant business.