Lata Mangeshkar Full Biography, Networth (2022) | Age, Death, Husband, Family, Awards and more

Lata Mangeshkar (brought into the world as Hema Mangeshkar; 28 September 1929 – 6 February 2022) was an Indian playback artist and incidental music writer. She is generally considered to have been one of the best and most compelling artists in India. Her commitment to the Indian music industry in a vocation crossing seventy years acquired her honorific titles like the Nightingale of India, Voice of the Millennium and Queen of Melody.

She recorded tunes in more than 36 Indian dialects and a couple of unknown dialects, however fundamentally in Hindi, Bengali, and Marathi. She got a few awards and praises all through her vocation. In 1989 the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was presented to her by the Government of India. In 2001, in acknowledgment of her commitments to the country, she was granted the Bharat Ratna, India’s most elevated non military personnel honor; she is just the second female artist, after M. S. Subbulakshmi, to get this honor. France gave on her its most elevated regular citizen grant, Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, in 2007.

Lata Mangeshkar

She was the beneficiary of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and some more. In 1974, she was one of the principal Indian playback artists to at any point perform at Royal Albert Hall, London. Her last recorded tune was a version of the Gayatri Mantra at Mukesh Ambani’s girl Isha Ambani’s wedding.

Lata Mangeshkar Biography


Name:Lata Mangeshkar
Age:92 Years, 4 Month, 8 Days (DIED)


NameHema Mangeshkar
Birth NameN/A
Nick NameHema, Lata
Height5 Feet 1 Inch
Weight69 Kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Date of Birth28 September 1929
Date of Died6th February 2022
Age (as 2022)92 Years, 4 Month, 8 Days
Present AddressMumbai, India
HometownMumbai, India


CollegeDid not attend
Educational StatusSchool Drop-out


FoodSpicy Foods, Coca Cola
Actor/ActressActors: Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand
Actresses: Nargis, Meena Kumari
Music DirectorGhulam Haidar, Madan Mohan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, A. R. Rahman
SingersGhulam Haidar, Madan Mohan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, A. R. Rahman
HobbiesWatching Cricket, Riding Bicycles
FilmsBollywood: Kismet (1943), James Bond Films
Hollywood: –
Holiday DestinationsLos Angeles
CricketerSachin Tendulkar


FatherDeenanath Mangeshkar (Marathi theatre actor, musician, and vocalist)
MotherShevanti Mangeshkar
BrotherHridaynath Mangeshkar (Music director)
SisterUsha Mangeshkar,  Asha Bhosle & Meena Khadikar (All Are Playback singer)


AffairsBhupen Hazarika (Lyricist)

Lata Mangeshkar: Career

DebutSinging:  Hindi Song- “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu;” Film- Gajaabhaau (Marathi, 1943)
Career beginningsLata Mangeshkar composed music for the first time in 1955 for the Marathi movie Ram Ram Pavane.
Singing JourneyIn the 1960s, she composed music for the following Marathi movies under the pseudonym of Anand Ghan.
Career Turning PointShe won Maharashtra State Government’s Best Music Director Award for the film Sadhi Manase.
Musical styleClassical, Jazz, Rhythm, and Ghazals, Bhajans and Pop
AwardsAwards, Honours, Achievements:
1972: Best Female Playback Singer for songs of the film Paricha
1974: Best Female Playback Singer for songs of the film Kora Kagaz
1990: Best Female Playback Singer for songs of the film Lekin…

Filmfare Awards:
1959: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Aaja Re Pardesi” from Madhumati
1963: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Kahi Deep Jale Kahi Dil” from Bees Saal Baad
1966: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Tumhi Mere Mandir Tumhi Meri Pooja” from Khandan
1970: Best Female Playback Singer for the song- “Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage” from Jeene Ki Raah
1994: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
1995: Filmfare Special Award for “Didi Tera Devar Deewana” from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Maharashtra State Film Awards:
1966: Best Playback Singer for Sadhi Mansa
1977: Best Playback Singer for Jait Re Jait
1997: Maharashtra Bhushan Award
2001: Maharashtra Ratna (First Recipient)

Government of India Awards:
1969: Padma Bhushan
1989: Dada Saheb Phalke Award
1999: Padma Vibhushan
2001: Bharat Ratna
2008: “One Time Award for Lifetime Achievement” honor to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India’s independence

Career Statistics

Singing Role

1945Janani janambhooh mi… Tum maa ho badi maaK. DuttaBadi maa
1945Mata tere charnon menK. DuttaBadi maa
1946Chidiya bole choon choon maina bole hoonVasant DesaiJeven Yatra
1946Pyare bapu kiTufail FarooqiSona Chandni
1946Main khili khili phulvariVasant DesaiSubhadra
1946Piya aayega gori shudh na bisaarVasant DesaiSubhadra
1946Sanwariya o basuriya o bajaai gayo reVasant DesaiSubhadra
1947Ab kaun sunega mere man ki baatDatta DaavjekarAap ki sewa men
1947Ek naye rang men duje umang menDatta DaavjekarAap ki sewa men
1947Chalo Ho Gayi TaiyarDatta DaavjekarAap ki sewa men
1947Paa laguu kar joda jodi hori shyam mose naPaigankar and KarnardShadi sai Pehlai
1947Jawani ki rel chaliC. RamchandraShehnai
1948Main to naacho chhama chham naach reS. ParsekarAndho ka sahara

Lata Mangeshkar: Networth

Net Worth (at the time of Death)$16 Million
Net Worth In Indian RupeesRs. 120 Crore INR
ProfessionIndian playback singermusic director
Monthly Income And Salary40 Lakhs +
Yearly Income6 Crore +
Last Updated2022

Style Quotation

Car Collection


  • Sister of Asha Bhosle
  • Daughter of Dinanath Mangeshkar
  • A legendary playback singer in Indian movies, she recorded over 30,000 songs in 14 Indian languages, making her the most recorded voice in history.
  • Was awarded the Bharatha Rathna, the highest civilian honor by the Government of India.
  • Mentioned in the song “Brimful of Asha” by Cornershop. (The title refers to her sister, Asha Bhosle, who is also mentioned in the song.).
  • In an interview,Lata Mangeshkar herself disclosed on her 84th birthday in September,2013,”Ghulam Haider is truly my Godfather.It was his confidence in me that he fought for me to tuck me into the Hindi Film Industry which otherwise had initially rejected me.Remembering her early rejection,Lata once said,” Ghulam Haiderwas the first music director who showed complete faith in my talent.He introduced me to many film producers including S. Mukherji,a big name in film production,but when he said my voice was “too thin” to use in his film,Ghulam Haider was furious.Hence,finally he convinced Bombay Talkies,a banner bigger than S. Mukherji and introduced me through their movie Majboor (1948).Lata’s first big breakthrough film song,was “Dil mera tora,mujhe kaheen ka na chhora teray pyaar ne” lyrics by Nazim Panipati,composed by Ghulam Haider.
  • International DJ Lord Paramour sampled her vocals for their song “Jalnina”. They did that as a tribute to her.
  • Black Thought & Mos Def song Hurricane sampled a old song by Lata Mangeshkar. This was for the album Okayplayer Bollywood Remake – Deleted Scenes.
  • International NRI singer Lata Ramasar was named after the legend Lata Mangeshkar. She sand the disco songs “The Greatest Name That Lives” and “Highway Xpress” in the year 1980. Her songs are now frequently remixed by DJ”s around the world.
  • Niece is singer Radha Mangeshkar.
  • Mangeshkar is also a recipient of honorary doctorates from the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1989, Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, and Shivaji University in Kolhapur.
  • Her contribution to Indian music industry in a career spanning seven decades gained her honorific titles such as the Nightingale of India, Voice of the Millennium and Queen of Melody.
  • In 2009, Mangeshkar was awarded the title of Officer of the French Legion of Honour, France’s highest order.
  • In 2012, Mangeshkar was ranked number 10 in Outlook India’s poll of the Greatest Indian.
  • In 1984, the State Government of Madhya Pradesh instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Award in her honour. The State Government of Maharashtra also instituted a Lata Mangeshkar Award in 1992.
Lata Mangeshkar with her sister Asha Bhosle
  • She was the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and many more.
  • She is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential singers in India.
  • Indian actor and film producer Dilip Kumar once commented, Lata Mangeshkar ki awaaz kudrat ki takhleek ka ek karishma hain, meaning “Lata Mangeshkar’s voice is a miracle from God”.
  • In 1969, she made the unusual gesture of giving up the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award in order to promote fresh talent. She was later awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and Filmfare Special Awards in 1994 and 2004.
  • In 1974, she became the first Indian to perform at Royal Albert Hall, London.

Personal Quotes

About singing for Veer Zaara (2004): “Madan Mohan was like my brother. Yashji’s like my brother. I felt I had gone back in time.” About her love of diamonds: “I’ve been fond of diamonds from childhood. As a child, my father used to design jewelry. But we couldn’t afford them. He had a keen eye for jewelry and was fond of wearing precious stones. We kids were equally fascinated by jewels. But until I became a professional playback singer, I refused to wear jewelry. I had decided I’d wear only diamonds.”

About the number of her songs being remixed in music videos: “I don’t like it. I don’t like remix albums as a concept. On top of that, these girls dancing in itsy-bitsy clothes suggestively! From childhood we’ve been told that a woman’s dignity is in the way she conducts herself in public. The less you reveal, the more attractive you appear. I must say that the songs that I considered vulgar in those days seem like bhajans [devotional music] compared with what’s being sung these days! Yes, I’ve sung naughty songs, but “Kaanta Lagaa,”

for instance, had another context when I sang it. I feel sorry for the girl who was seen in the music video of “Kaanta Lagaa.” I’ve heard she’s from a decent family. Why wasn’t she stopped by her family? Ambition? If she did it with their consent, then God help them. I struggled hard to get where I am – that’s why I am still here.”
About music composition: “It doesn’t suit me. Although I’ve done it in the past, now I don’t feel like it. I don’t think I’ve the patience.”

About the December 2004 tsunami: “This sort of calamity shakes our faith in every law of nature. Little children, women, and entire families have perished. We must help…yes we must.”
About Michael Jackson: “I never got opportunity to meet him. I’ll always have this regret in my heart.”

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