Asha Bhosle has won seven Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards out of 18 nominations. She won her first two awards in 1967 and 1968. 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:
Filmfare Best Female Playback Award:
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)
1996 - Special Award (Rangeela, 1995)
2001 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
National Film Awards
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 Indo–Pak 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 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 has received seventeen Maharashtra State Awards.
She received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
She holds honorary doctorates from the University of Amravati and University of Jalgaon in Literature.
She has received The Freddie Mercury Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts.
The Birmingham Film Festival paid her a special tribute in November 2002.
She was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.
Asha Bhosle received Padma Vibhushan from President Pratibha Patil on Monday May 05, 2008.