Her career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies.
Recognised as one of the gifted singers of India, Asha has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad.
A versatile singer, she had never kept herself confined within Bollywood music.
Asha has sung more than 12,000 songs in 20 different languages which includes English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay apart from Hindi, in the long six decades she has been in the industry.
Asha Bhosle has also worked with several International composers like Boy George, Robbie Williams and cricketer Brett Lee.
Apart from traditional Indian Classical music and folk songs, she had also sung Rabindra Sangeets and Nazrul Geetis (Songs of Tagore and Kazi Nazrul).
In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.
The legendary singer was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
A regular user of Twitter, Asha thanked all her fans for wishing her, and said,"BIG Thank you to all of you for the birthday greetings. I wish I could thank each one of you individually . Thank you again !"
Celebrities, who are also her fans, wished the singer as she completes another melodious year in her life.
Musician Shankar Mahadevan wished her saying, "Happy birthday to the biggest rocker from India !! Total inspiration !!"
Singer Shaan tweeted:"A Very Happy Birthday to a Voice that defines Perfection and beyond...Wish Dear Asha ji more Health, Happiness and Peace @ashabhosle"
Actress Sophie Choudry tweeted,"Happy b'day to an absolute legend! Love u @ashabhosle ! Big hug."
--IBNS (Posted on 08-09-2013)