Asha is considered to be the second greatest female vocalist in India, second to only her sister the great Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar, the veteran playback singer had >> Read More... . Born on September 8th 1933 in Maharashtra to Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, a classical singer and actor. Her father passed away when Asha was only 10 and she and her sister began to sing from an early age to support their family. Asha had a big family with 4 sisters, including Asha, and one brother.

Asha made her debut at the age of 10 in 1943. She got a break to sing for a Marathi film, Majha Bal, and provided her vocals for the song "Chala Chala Nav Bala”. Her first song in Bollywood was “Saawan Aaya” for Chunariya in 1948. Asha began to work for various ranges of movies with her big break coming in 1956 when she worked with O.P. Nayyar for his film C.I.D. She went on to work for popular musical composer such as R.D. Burman and A.R. Rahman amongst others. She has released countless hits and due to her popularity has released a few private albums throughout the years. Asha has won countless awards for her vocals from Filmfare to IIFA. Along with awards in India she has fetched international awards including the BBC Lifetime Achievement award, which was presented to her in 2002. With such an astonishing career, she is definitely someone aspiring singers look up to.

Atif Aslam

Named Muhammad Atif Aslam when he was born, he is famously known as Atif Aslam. He started off his career as a pop singer in Pakistan and has made his way into Bollywood as a playback singer. He has also made cameo appearances in Indian films along with starring in Pakistani film Bol in 2011. Born in Wazirabad, Pakistan Atif moved to Rawalpindi where he pursued his studies. He moved back to Lahore and attended Punjab College from where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree. Asif was an avid cricket fan and hoped to play cricket for the Pakistani national team but when that didn’t pan out he began singing. He formed a band, Jal, and recorded his first song “Aadat” spending his own money. The song became an instant hit online and was one of the biggest hit at the time. He released his first album Jal Pari which featured “Bheegi Yaadein” which was featured in the Indian movie Zeher by the name “Woh Lamhe”.Asif continued his solo musical career after he left Jal and worked on two albums, Doorie and Meri Kahani. He performed in sold out concerts at home and internationally touring U.S. and Canada. In 2006 he recorded Tere Bin for the Indian movie Bas Ek Pal. He won Best Playback Singer (Male) at the Filmfare Award for Tere Bin. He continued to lend his vocals for Indian movies and sung songs for Race 1 and 2, among other films. Atif is currently married to Sara Bharwana, his long-time school girlfriend. He broke many hearts when he tied the knot with her in 2013.

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