Happy Birthday Asha Bhosale

Did you know Asha Bhosale is a superb cook and owner of restaurants? | Birthday Special | Little Known facts about the legend

As a 90’s kid, one remembers dancing & crooning to Asha Bhosale’s ‘Mujhe rang de’, ‘Janam Samjha karo’, ‘Zara Sa Jhoom Loon main’, ‘Kitaben Bahut Si’, ‘Aaina hai mera chehra’ and many other melodies. She has ruled our hearts for many years and her legacy will live on, forever.

Times Of India once asked Asha Bhosale, what she would have done if her singing career hadn’t taken off. She said, “Ï would have become a cook. I’d have cooked in four houses and made money.”

Many news reports say that cooking is Asha Bhosale’s favourite hobby. She rarely turns down requests by Bollywood celebrities who crave her kadai ghost and biryani dishes. Bollywood’s Kapoor family loves her paya curry, goan fish curry and dal.

If my singing career hadn't taken off, I would have cooked in four houses and made money: Asha Bhosale
If my singing career hadn’t taken off, I would have cooked in four houses and made money: Asha Bhosale

In 2002, the lady with a golden voice turned entrepreneur and became the driving force behind Asha’s at WAFI Group in Dubai.

Wikipedia says that Asha Bhosale personally trains her chefs. 2013 pic from Asha's Facebook page
Wikipedia says that Asha Bhosale personally trains her chefs. 2013 pic from Asha’s Facebook page

Today, Asha’s is an award-winning culinary destination that serves authentic Indian food across 18 locations including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi in the Gulf, and Birmingham, Manchester and Solihull in the UK.

This video will give you an idea of the opulence offered by the Asha’s chain across the world.

Asha Bhosale has 20% stake in the business and Wafi Group manages the operations. However, she takes care of the kitchen and decor. She has personally trained the chefs for almost 6 months. Source: Wikipedia

Here’s a sneak peek into the food served at Asha’s. We have sourced these images from Asha’s Facebook page.

Last year, in 2019, Asha Bhosale celebrated her birthday at her Dubai restaurant and thanked her staff and guests for making her day special.

The restaurants have won multiple culinary awards across the globe. Food lovers and critics have written extensive reviews on the food, decor and experience at Asha’s restaurants at all locations.

Chef Sunil Kumar has been with Asha's for over 15 years. Pic: British Curry Award
Chef Sunil Kumar has been with Asha’s for over 15 years. Pic: British Curry Award

On her 87th birthday, we wish the legendary singer, Asha Bhosale a very happy birthday. We pray for her long life and good health. May her infectious positivity continue to fill our hearts and stomachs for many years to come.

Asha ji, tum jiyo hazaaron saal, saal ke din ho pachaas hazaar.

Happy Birthday Asha Bhosale
Happy Birthday Asha Bhosale ji! May God bless you with good health and a long life :).

Have you been to Asha’s or heard of it?

Do share in the comments below.

Penned by:

Mayura Amarkant

Image sources: Asha’s Restaurant Facebook, Asha’s Website and Google


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  1. This information is new for me… I cannot imagine her anything else other than the singer she is…. Good to know about her passion for cooking and about Asha’s…

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  2. This is such a good article. Reading it made me smile. I didn’t know Asha Bhosale liked cooking this much to have it as an alternate career option. And that she owns a chain of restaurants. Thanks for highlighting this side of her personality. Her passion for cooking and food comes through.

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  3. AshaTai is a such a multi-talented personality and a legend that proves that nothing is impossible. While we get stuck in one aspect of life, she has been climbing multiple stairs and all with success and smile.!

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  4. Wow, these are facets of her life that I was never aware of.
    She definitely is a multi talented person for whom singing is just another thing that she does.

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  5. I know Asha Bhosale as an incredible God gifted singer but didnot about her expertise in cooking . She is my lady love , from childhood to grown up lady I admired and listened her evergreen songs. Really glad to know about this restaurant. Hope to meet her in person 🙂

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  6. Wisher her a happy 87th birthday. These are really less known facts about Asha ji. Earlier I never knew about her passion for cooking. Thanks for sharing

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  7. This side of Asha ji came as a surprise. The restaurants look fabulous and so does the pictures of the dishes. I really wish that a branch had exited here in India too. Who wouldn’t want to go and taste the recipes that are taught to the chefs by Asha ji herself!

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  8. Have always associated Asha Bhonsle for her lilting and evergreen melodies. Never knew her passion for cooking.Also, the fact that she has her own restaurant with her name in Dubai, is an interesting piece of information. I am sure she must be bringing the same range and versatility to her cooking as she does to her singing.

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  9. This is a true saying talent knows no boundaries. I was amazed to know about her culinary skills, I was partially unaware of them. Also, about her investments in the restaurant business, but then most of these celebrities have made such kind of investment. This was an interesting read.

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