LATA MANGESHKAR AT 86:
In a career spanning over six decades, Lata has crooned for over 1000 films in as many as 36 languages. From Madhubala to Meena Kumari, Nutan to Tanuja, Vyjantimala to Asha Parekh, Hema Malini to Rekha, Sridevi to Madhuri Dixit, Karishma Kapoor to Kareena Kapoor, Lata has lent her mesmerising voice for all these screen divas.
Lata proved her versatility by singing songs that belong to different spectrums of emotions. Her cabaret number – Aa Jaane Jaan – picturised on Helen proved that Lata could pull of a western styled number with equal grace and elan. Her romantic, melancholic, jubilant tracks are simply magical.
Lata has been bestowed with Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989), Bharat Ratna (2001) apart from three National Awards and couple of Bollywood awards.