Varsha Bhosle

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Varsha U. Bhosle
Native name वर्षा भोसले
Born Nagpur, India
Died Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Citizenship Indian
Alma mater Elphinstone College
Occupation Singer, Columnist
Spouse(s) Hemant Kenkre (-1998)
Parent(s) Asha Bhosle (mother) and Ganpatrao Bhosle (father)

Varsha Bhosle (Marathi: वर्षा भोसले) (1956 –8 October 2012) was an Indian singer, journalist and writer based in Mumbai. She was the daughter of Indian playback singer, Asha Bhosle.


Varsha was a professional Hindi and Bhojpuri playback singer, and appeared in concerts with her mother. Varsha finished school from Hill Grange High School, on Pedder Road, Mumbai, in 1973, with an ISC. She studied Political Science at Elphinstone College, which is affiliated with Bombay University in Mumbai.

She wrote columns for the Indian web portal Rediff[1] during 1997 - 2003; columns for The Sunday Observer during 1994 - 1998; and for Gentleman magazine in 1993. She also wrote a few articles for the Times of India and for Rakshak - The Protector police magazine.

Personal life[edit]

She lived in Mumbai with her mother, Asha Bhosle. She had married a sports writer and public relations professional Hemant Kenkre but the couple divorced in 1998. On 9 September 2008, she reportedly attempted suicide by taking an overdose of prescribed medicine, after which she was admitted to Mumbai's Jaslok hospital.[2] On 8 October 2012, Varsha committed suicide at her residence in Mumbai. She shot herself in the head at her Prabhu Kunj residence in Mumbai. Mumbai Police have confirmed the suicide and said she shot herself with a licensed weapon.[3][4]


  1. ^ Archive of Varsha Bhosle's articles on Rediff | Access Date: 05-Feb-2012
  2. ^ Asha's daughter in hospital after pill overdose News article adverse reaction | Retrieved on 2012-02-05
  3. ^ "Varsha Bhosle, daughter of Asha Bhosle, commits suicide". The Times of India. Oct 8, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Asha Bhosles daughter varsha bhosle commits suicide". Dainik Jagran. October 8, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2012.