Lata Mangeshkar is one of the greatest singers in Indian cinema

She's the best thing to have happened to Indian music

Lata was named after a character Latika in her father's dance drama BhaawBandhan

Lata acted in her father's musical plays at the age of 5

Lata made her stage debut in the Marathi musical play Sangeet Natak

Lata also portrayed a minor role in Master Vinayak-Bari Ma

Lata's first song was Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari in the Marathi flick Kiti Hasaal in the year 1942