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Hemlata

 

Birth name Lata Bhatt
Also known as Hemlata, Hemalatha, Hemlata Bali
Born 16 August 1954 (age 63)Hyderabad, India
Origin Rajasthan, India
Genres Playback singingHindustani Classical MusicBhajans
Occupation(s) Playback singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1968–present

 

Hemlata (born 16 August 1954 in HyderabadIndia) has been one of the most famous and successful leading playback singers in Bollywood[1] since the late 1970s. She is classically trained and has a unique style of singing which makes her stand apart from other playback singers of her era. She had established herself on her unique exquisite voice quality that she delivered in various Indian Films, Concerts, T.V. Serials, Music Albums and gave many unforgettable songs like Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se,[2] Le To Aaye Ho Hame Sapno KeTu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi MeinKaun Disha Leke Chala Re. Her magnificent velvety voice rich in emotion and expression has reached to millions of music lovers, touching their souls as she has recorded more than 5000 songs and has sung in more than 38 Regional, National and International languages including BengaliBhojpuriPunjabiHaryanviRajasthaniMarwariBrij BhashaGujaratiMarathiSindhiOriyaAssameseMalayalamKannadaKonkaniDogriMultaniSaraikiGarhwaliBundeliNepaliArabicPersianUrduSanskritPrakritEnglishFrenchMauritian CreoleSpanishItalianZuluDutchHindi, etc.

She was nominated for Filmfare Best Female Playback Award five times in the period of 1977–1981 and won once for Chitchor in 1977 for her classical rendition of “Tu Jo Mere Sur Mein” which was duet with Dr. K. J. Yesudas, composed by Ravindra Jain.

In her career, she worked with various renowned music composers, Including S. D. BurmanMadan MohanN. DuttaSalil ChowdhuryChitraguptaKhayyamLaxmikant-PyarelalKalyanji-AnandjiRaj Kamal, majority with Usha Khanna and Ravindra Jain.

She has sung with most of the leading male and female playback singers of her times like Manna DeyTalat MahmoodMukeshMohammad RafiKishore KumarMahendra KapoorK. J. YesudasSuresh WadkarShailendra SinghJaspal SinghShabbir KumarLata MangeshkarAsha BhosleChandrani MukherjeeAlka YagnikAnuradha PaudwalKavita Krishnamurthy and several others.

She became the screen voice of some of the famous Bollywood actresses like NutanShabana AzmiRekhaHema MaliniRameshwariYogita BaliRanjeetaSarikaMadhuri Dixit.

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