Music Directors and Singers

Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal Biography :

Born: March 12, 1984
Age : 30
Birthplace : Murshidabad, India
Height: 5′ 3″ (1.60 m)

Bio – Sherya Ghosal is an Indian playback singer, who comes from Bengali family. She sings usually in India with more than 700 recordings in different Bollywood movies and albums. He sings in other Indian languages as well, which include Telugu, Bengal, Kannada, Malyama, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Assami, etc. She has sung with all the leading playback singers and has been awarded a number of award functions for her melodious voice and hit songs in Bollywood and albums. These awards include the five times Filmfare awards, thrice State Film Awards, and seven at the south Filmfare awards. She has established herself as one of the leading female singers in Bollywood.

As far as her career is concerned, she started with a reality show called Sa Re Ga Ma wherein she won the title, giving her inroads to Bollywood. Her first song she recorded was for the movie Devdas, which even gave her the National Film Award under the best female playback singer for her singing. Since then she was awarded at different places including getting an honour from US State of Ohio wherein 26th June has been declared as Sherya Ghosal Day by the governor Ted Strickland. She was even featured in Forbes magazine in the list of the 100 top celebrities in India followed by other singers and musicians including AR Rahman and Mohit Chauhan.

She did her schooling from Atomic Energy Central School, Rawatbhata wherein she lived for 13 years since her father was an electrical engineer who got transferred at other places leading to the shifting of the family. She then enrolled in science stream in BARC, Ghosal and then headed to Bombay with her family. Since then she has started her career in singing, which led to take admission in SIES College at Sion Bombay wherein she did her graduation in English literature. During her childhood, she participated in different cultural programs wherein she bagged different prizes as well.

Her first recorded album was Bendhechhi Beena, which was enrolled way back in 1998, with 14 different tracks, however, her Bollywood career started with Devdas. Sanjay Leela Bhansali first recognized her in one of the special episode of Sa Re Ga Ma and gave her the chance to sing in Devdas. According to Bhansali, her voice was perfect for the character of Paro in Devdas. She sung five songs from the movie including Dola Re Dola, Chalak Chalak, Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka, etc. Her song Bairi Piya is considered to be among the biggest hits of 2000’s, giving her recognition in the industry. Some of her recent films wherein she has done playback singing include Ashiqui 2, Bhagh Milkha Baggh, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Barfi, Bodyguard, etc. Besides, she also goes for concert and live shows both in India and abroad.

 

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