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Lata's songs for major composers (music directors)

by Dr. Mandar V. Bichu

In her astonishing seven decade-long career Lata Mangeshkar worked with close to 300 composers. Each composer brought something special to the melody queen and she added her own magic to make it even more special!

Check out Lata’s repertoire with various composers from different stages of her career. Just click a name and you will be presented with an array of dazzling gems!

Composers who dominated Lata-songs in Hindi Film Music mainly from the 1940s and 50s

  1. Khemchand Prakash
  2. Ghulam Haider
  3. Anil Biswas
  4. R.C. Boral
  5. C. Ramchandra
  6. Sajjad
  7. Husnlal Bhagatram
  8. Shyamsundar
  9. Vinod (Eric Roberts)
  10. K. Datta (Datta Korgaokar)
  11. Hansraj Behl
  12. Bulo C. Rani

Composers who dominated Lata-songs in Hindi Film Music mainly from the 1950s to 60s

  1. Naushad
  2. Shankar Jaikishan
  3. Sachin Dev Burman (S.D. Burman)
  4. Madan Mohan
  5. Roshan
  6. Salil Chowdhury
  7. Vasant Desai
  8. Hemant Kumar
  9. S. N. Tripathi
  10. Chitragupt
  11. Ravi
  12. Ghulam Mohammed
  13. N. Datta
  14. Sudhir Phadke
  15. Snehal Bhatkar
  16. Mohammed Shafi

Composers who dominated Lata-songs in Hindi Film Music mainly from the 1960s to 80s

  1. Rahul Dev Burman (R.D. Burman)
  2. Laxmikant Pyarelal
  3. Kalyanji Anandji
  4. Khayyam
  5. Jaidev
  6. Usha Khanna
  7. Ravindra Jain
  8. Rajesh Roshan
  9. Bappi Lahiri

Composers who dominated Lata-songs in Hindi Film Music mainly in the post-80s era

  1. Shiv Hari
  2. Ram Laxman
  3. Jatin Lalit
  4. Bhupen Hazarika
  5. Vishal Bhardwaj
  6. A.R. Rahman
  7. Uttam Singh

Composers whose main contribution was in Lata’s regional and non-film music

  1. Vasant Prabhu
  2. Hridaynath Mangeshkar
  3. Shrinivas Khale
  4. Anandghan (Lata Mangeshkar)
About the author
Dr. Mandar V. Bichu

Lata Online’s editor-webmaster-curator Dr. Mandar V. Bichu is a pediatrician based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, who is also a prolific writer-journalist. His fascination for Lata Mangeshkar’s music has resulted in two books-Gaaye Lata Gaaye Lata and Lata-Voice of the golden era, and many published articles.