Shreya Ghoshal

INFORMATION

Artist Birthday : 31/03/1984 (Age 40)
Born In : Murshidabad
Occupation(s) : Playback singer, Music producer
Genres : Pop Ghazal Classical Bhajan

Sometimes compared to the greatest voices in the Indian music industry like Lata Mangeshkar, Shreya Ghoshal’s voice can easily cast a spell on her listeners. The melodious singer was born in Berhampur, West Bengal on March 12, 1984, but spent most of her time in Kota, Rajasthan.

She shifted to Mumbai in 1997 and studied at the Atomic Energy Central School. She then joined the Atomic Energy Junior College to study science but changed her mind soon after to study arts and English at the SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce.

Her musical aspirations came to life at the age of 4. By the age of 6, she had started learning classical music formally. She trained under Late Kalyanji Bhai for over a year and then continued under Late Mukta Bhide. In the next 10 years, she entered and won the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa where reputed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali spotted her. She was given a chance to sing for his movie Devdas, for which she earned a National Film Award and a Filmfare award.

Though Devdas’s “Bairi Piya” and “Dola re Dola” were instant hints, they were not her first recorded songs. That credit goes to “Ganraj Rangi Nachato,” a rendition of Lata Mangeshkar’s Marathi song. Her first studio album with 14 tracks was Bendhecchi Beena, released in 1998.

She sang a very popular and seductive song “Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai” and “Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale” for the movie Jism, which helped her become a prominent singer in Bollywood who could sing versatile songs. Her song “Har Taraf” from the movie Saaya also earned her accolades. Her most versatile movie playback performance was for Nadeem-Shravan composed Tumsa Nahin Dekha in which she sang both soft and playful numbers. Her peppier songs included those for the movie Main Hoon Na, including “Gori” and the edgy but catchy “Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha.”

Her other most popular songs were for the movies Yahaan, Parineeta, Paheli, Rog and Vivah among others, including the song “Agar Tum Mil Jao” in the movie Zeher.

She has a long list of awards, most prominent of them being four National Film awards and six Filmfare awards. Her contribution to music was recognized by Ohio state governor (United States) Ted Stickland, declared June 26 as Shreya Ghoshal Day. She was honored by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in 2013 and featured in the Forbes list of top 100 Indian celebrities for five years. She is also the first Indian singer whose wax statue is installed in Madame Tussauds Museum.

She is married to her childhood friend Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya in February 2015, after dating him for 10 years.

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Movies

LYRICS

6. Angana
11. Bahara
13. Barso Re
20. Boom Padi
21. Bulbul
28. Daata Tu
35. Dhoop
41. Foolishq
44. Ghoomar
45. Ghoome Re
47. Gumsum
50. Hanjuaan
52. Har Taraf
66. Kangna Re
67. Kashmir
73. Latoo
78. Mausam
90. O Rangrez
92. Oh Sanam
95. Paheli
96. Pam Pa Ra
98. Pinga
100. Raat Mujhe
108. Saathiya
109. Saibo
112. Sarphiri
113. Sau Baar
117. Shamein
120. Suraiyya
123. Tera Reham
126. Teri Ore
129. Thodi Der
135. Tumhi Se
139. Yeh Aaina
150. Ankaha
153. B.O.B.B.Y
154. Bairi Piya
158. Bolo Na
164. Chammo
165. Chan Chan
169. Cry Cry
177. Dil Dooba
178. Dil Jhoom
180. Dil Leke
182. Do U Know
188. Fiqrana
194. Hangover
202. Is Pal
204. Ishaqzaade
207. Ishq Hua
212. Jashn
213. Jat Yamla
216. Jugraafiya
231. Kyun
236. Main Chali
240. Makhmali
243. Mashallah
248. Morey Piya
253. Naina Re
254. Niyam Ho
255. O Jiji
258. Oh Jaaniya
260. Pal
267. Raat Bhar
269. Rab Rakha
270. Rangreli
274. Rehnuma
275. Saans
279. Samjhawan
281. Shikdum
289. Taare Ginn
295. Tera Naina
296. Tere Rang
314. Ve Kamleya
324. Mannat

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