Female playback singer Lata Mangeshkar is considered by many to be the "Nightingale of India". She has sung for more than 980 movies and in more than 20 languages. She is the second vocalist to receive India's highest civilian honour.
Lata hails from a family of singers and one of her sisters, Asha Bhosle, is equally popular. Her brother is a respected music composer. Lata is single having never married.