Lata Mangeshkar Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Family, & More

Lata Mangeshkar stood as a shining star among the renowned Indian playback singers. Regarded as the most celebrated vocalist in post-independence India, she held immense influence in the realm of artistry. Lata Mangeshkar’s legendary career encompassed recordings in over a thousand Hindi films, solidifying her status as one of the most recognized and revered playback singers in India. Remarkably, she lent her melodious voice to songs in 36 different languages, both Indian and foreign. Her father, Dinanath Mangeshkar, and her mother, Shudhmati, were pivotal figures in her life. You can discover the entire Lata Mangeshkar biography within this article.

Lata Mangeshkar Biography

Commencing her professional singing journey at the tender age of 13, Lata Mangeshkar’s mellifluous vocals graced the screens alongside four generations of Bollywood actresses. Her voice possessed a unique ability to transcend borders, serving as a unifying force among the people of South Asia. The sweet and enchanting timbre of her voice was the cornerstone of her widespread popularity. Lata Mangeshkar’s versatility shone brightly as she ventured into singing in a remarkable array of over thirty-six regional Indian languages as well as foreign languages. Her contributions to the Indian music industry spanned an illustrious career of eight decades, earning her esteemed titles such as the “Queen of Melody,” “Nightingale of India,” and the “Voice of the Millennium.”

Lata Mangeshkar Picture
Lata Mangeshkar Picture

Personal Information

Real name Hema Mangeshkar
Nickname AKA Lata Didi
DOB (Date of Birth) 28 September 1929
Age (at the time of death) 92 Years
Birthplace Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown N/A
Religion Hindu
Address N/A

Education/ Qualifications

School She attended a school in Mumbai, only for a single day.
College /University Did not attend


Lata Mangeshkar never received a formal education. She was taught the Marathi alphabet by a maid, she learned Sanskrit by a local priest, while other tutors and relatives taught her other subjects at home

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 1”
Meter 1.55 m
Centimeters N/A
Weight 155 cm
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Figure Measurements N/A

Family Information

Father Name  Deenanath Mangeshkar
Mother Name  Shevanti Mangeshkar
Brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Sister Usha Mangeshkar,  Meena Khadikar ,Asha Bhosle
Marital Status Unmarried
Husband  N/A
Children  N/A


Boyfriend  Bhupen Hazarika


Profession Playback Singer, Music Composer (occasional), Film Producer (occasional)
Net Worth Rs 368 crore


color Red, Pink
Food Zeera Chicken, Methi Chicken, Dal Makhani, Aloo Sabudana Tikki Chaat, Nariayal Makhane ki Kheer, Keema Samosa
Singer K. L. Saigal
Actor/Actress Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan
Movie The King and I (1956), Kismet (1943), James Bond Films
Destination Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Hobbies Cooking, Photography, Watching Cricket Matches, Playing the Slot Machines in Las Vegas
Lata Mangeshkar Childhood Picture
Lata Mangeshkar Childhood Picture
Lata Mangeshkar Young Age Picture
Lata Mangeshkar Young Age Picture
Lata Mangeshkar Father (Deenanath Mangeshkar)
Lata Mangeshkar Father (Deenanath Mangeshkar)
Lata Mangeshkar Mother (Shevanti Mangeshkar )
Lata Mangeshkar Mother (Shevanti Mangeshkar )
Lata Mangeshkar with her Sisters
Lata Mangeshkar with her Sisters
Lata Mangeshkar Brother (Hridaynath Mangeshkar)
Lata Mangeshkar Brother (Hridaynath Mangeshkar)
Lata Mangeshkar Boyfriend (Bhupen Hazarika)
Lata Mangeshkar Boyfriend (Bhupen Hazarika)


Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest among the five children born to Dinanatha and Shevanti Mangeshkar, who were part of a Maharashtrian Brahmin family. Among her siblings, she had a younger brother named Hridayanath Mangeshkar, as well as three younger sisters named Asha (Bhosle), Usha, and Meena. Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, was a renowned classical singer and a seasoned stage actor. It is worth noting that Lata made her acting debut at the tender age of five in a play in which her father was actively participating.


Born on September 28, 1929, in Indore, which was then a part of Central Provinces (now known as Madhya Pradesh), Lata Mangeshkar passed away at the age of 92.


On her inaugural day of school, Lata Mangeshkar had to leave due to a peculiar circumstance – she wasn’t permitted to have her sister Asha accompany her. Nevertheless, her educational journey eventually led her to study under the guidance of two influential music teachers, Aman Ali Khan and later Amanat Khan. Under their tutelage, she developed a strong foundation in classical music, setting the stage for her remarkable musical career.


While she remained unmarried throughout her life, Lata Mangeshkar was rumored to have had a romantic connection with the renowned music director Bhupen Hazarika.

Early Life

Lata Mangeshkar’s birth took place on September 28, 1929, in the city of Indore, which was situated in the region known as Madhya Pradesh. She was born into a Maharashtrian Brahmin family. Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, was a highly accomplished classical singer and a well-regarded theatre actor. Her mother, Shevanti, hailed from a Gujarati background and held the distinction of being her father’s second wife.

First Song

Lata Mangeshkar’s debut as a playback singer came with the song “Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari” for the Marathi film “Kitni Hasaal” in the year 1942. Remarkably, she was just 13 years old when she recorded this song, marking the inception of her illustrious singing career.


On January 8, 2022, Lata Mangeshkar tested positive for COVID-19, experiencing mild symptoms that prompted her admission to the intensive care unit at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Her initial condition was quite serious, necessitating the use of a ventilator for her treatment. She remained in the ICU, showing modest signs of improvement in her health. As her condition seemed to be stabilizing, she was taken off the ventilator on January 28th, raising hopes for her recovery. Unfortunately, her health took a turn for the worse on February 5th, leading to her being placed back on the ventilator. Despite receiving aggressive medical care, Lata Mangeshkar, a legendary figure in the world of music, passed away on February 6, 2022, at the age of 92, marking the end of an era.

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Lataji embarked on her remarkable career in 1942, a period marked by the loss of her father. Her first foray into the world of playback singing began with the Marathi film “Kitni Hasaal” in the same year, where she lent her melodious voice to the song “Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari.” Just a year later, in 1943, she made her debut in Hindi playback singing the song “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu” in the movie “Gajaabhaau.”During this era, the Bollywood industry was still finding its footing, and Lata Mangeshkar initially explored acting, although it wasn’t her preferred path. She felt discomfort under the glaring lights and the authoritative commands on set. However, her destiny was set for a different role in the world of music.

Awards & Honours

  • 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards
  • Bharat Ratna (2001)
    One Time Award for Lifetime Achievement to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India’s independence
  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Aaja Re Pardesi (1959)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage (1970)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil (1963)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Tumhi Mere Mandir Tumhi Meri Pooja (1966)
  • Filmfare Special Award for Didi Tera Devar Deewana (1995)
  • National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Kora Kagaz (1974)
  • National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Lekin (1990)
  • National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Paricha (1972)
  • Padam Vibhushan (1999)
  • Padma Bhushan (1969)

Net Worth

At the time of her passing, Lata Mangeshkar’s net worth was estimated to be Rs 368 crore.


  • Lata Mangeshkar has produced four films:
  • 1953 – Vaadal (Marathi)
  • 1953 – Jhaanjhar (Hindi), co-produced with C. Ramchandra
  • 1955 – Kanchan Ganga (Hindi)
  • 1990 – Lekin… (Hindi)

Music direction

  • 1950 – Ram Ram Pavhana
  • 1963 – Maratha Tituka Melvava
  • 1963 – Mohityanchi Manjula
  • 1965 – Sadhi Manase
  • 1969 – Tambadi Mati

Song List

  • Koi Ladki Hai
  • Bangle Ke Peechhe
  • Ek Baat Dil Mein
  • Mera Dil Ye Pukare – Tu Aaja – Heartlock Mix
  • Humko Humise Chura Lo
  • Mere Khwabon Mein – Jhankar Beats
  • Gori Kab Se Huyee Jawan
  • Aisa Des Hai Mera
  • Mere Dil Ke Chayan Film Mere Jivan Saathi
  • Mera Dil Yeh Pukare Aaja
  • Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Torna – Part 2
  • Rab Ne Banaya Tujhe
  • Lag Ja Gale Se Phir
  • Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara
  • Lo Chali Main
  • Der Na Ho Jaye Kahin
  • Bholi Si Surat
  • Ae Mere Wattan Ke Logo
  • Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi
  • Gori Hain Kalaiyan
  • Aur Bhala Kya Maangu Main Rab Se
  • Main Tere Ishq Mein
  • Tere Liye
  • Main Teri Dushman Dushman Tu
  • Luka Chuppi
  • Mere Khwabon Mein
  • Gori Hai Kalaiyan
  • Mujhse Juda Hokar
  • Dafli Wale Dafli Baja
  • Paalanhaare
  • Do Pal
  • Tauba Kaise Hai Nadan Ghunghroo

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