"Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam" (Hindi:साहिब बीबी और गुलाम, is a 1962 Indian Hindi film. Produced by Guru Dutt and directed by Abrar Alvi. The film's music is by Hemant Kumar and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni Cinematography by V.K.Murthy. The film stars Guru Dutt, Rehman, Meena Kumari, Waheeda Rehman and Nasir [Nazir] Hussain. The film is based on a book by Bimal Mitra by the same name, and is a look into the tragic fall of the haveli-dom in Bengal during the British-Raj.
Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.....
Asha Bhosle (Marathi: आशा भोंसले) (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. She is best known as a Bollywood playback singer, although she has a much wider repertoire. Her career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over 1000 Bollywood movies and sold many records. She is the sister of the equally accomplished Lata Mangeshkar.
Asha Bhosle has won seven Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards out of 18 nominations. She won her first two awards in 1967 and 1968, when Lata Mangeshkar still used to accept the award (Mangeshkar asked not to be considered for the award nominations after 1969 to promote new talent). After receiving the award in 1979, Bhosle emulated her elder sister and requested that her name not be considered for the nominations hereafter. Despite this, Bhosle is the most frequent winner of this award to date, tying with Alka Yagnik. She was later given a Special Award for Rangeela in 1996, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Following is the list of her Filmfare Awards: * 1968: "Garibon ki Suno" (Dus Lakh, 1966) * 1969: "Parde Mein Rehne Do" (Shikar, 1968) * 1972: "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" (Caravan, 1971) * 1973: "Dum Maro Dum" (Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1972) * 1974: "Hone Lagi Hain Raat" (Naina, 1973) * 1975: "Chain Se Humko Kabhi" (Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye, 1974) * 1979: "Yeh Mera Dil" (Don, 1978)
Other Awards: * 1996 - Special Award (Rangeela, 1995) * 2001 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
Asha has won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer twice: * 1981: Dil Cheez Kya Hai (Umrao Jaan) * 1986: Mera Kuch Samaan (Ijaazat)
Asha has won numerous other awards, some of which include: * 1987: Nightingale Of Asia Award (from the IndoPak Association, UK). * 1989: Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Madhya Pradesh). * 1997: Screen Videocon Award (for the album Jaanam Samajha Karo). * 1997: MTV Award (for the album Jaanam Samajha Karo). * 1997: Channel V Award (for the album Jaanam Samjha Karo). * 1998: Dayawati Modi Award. * 1999: Lata Mangeshkar Award (Government of Maharashtra) * 2000: Singer of the Millennium (Dubai). * 2000: Zee Gold Bollywood Award (for Mujhe Rang De from Thakshak). * 2001: MTV Award (for Kambakht Ishq). * 2002: BBC Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair). * 2002: Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer - Female (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan). * 2002: Zee Cine Special Award for Hall of Fame. * 2002: Screen Videocon Award (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan). * 2002: Sansui Movie Award (for Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan). * 2003: Swaralaya Yesudas Award for outstanding contributions to Indian music. * 2004: Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. * 2005: MTV Immies, Best Female Pop Act for Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo. * 2005: Most Stylish People in Music.
Honours and recognitions; * In 1997, Asha became the first Indian singer to be nominated for the Grammy Award, for Legacy, an album with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. * She was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.
Asha Bhosle received Padma Vibhushan from President Pratibha Patil on Monday May 5, 2008.
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