Early life of Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal was born on 12th March 1984 in Behrampore, West Bengal India, to Bengali parents Biswajit Ghoshal and Sharmistha Ghoshal. Her initiation of the musical odyssey started as she started learning the nuances of music from her mother who is a post-graduate literature student. She has started companioning her mother on harmonium from the tender age of four years. She was raised at Rawatbhata, a small town near Kota, Rajasthan as her father used to work at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre as a nuclear power plant engineer for the Nuclear Power Corporation of India. The life at Rawatbhata was simple, pristine unpolluted and far from the maddening crowd the cultural programmes and the social gatherings added to the making of Shreya.
Early Career of Shreya Ghoshal
Under the tutelage of Maheshchandra Sharma she was enrolled to receive training in Hindustani classical music. When she was a child she participated at the Sa Re Ga Ma contest on Zee TV. She won the contest. On illustrious music director Kalyanji's advice, her parents moved to Mumbai to hone the musical skills of their daughter. For 18 long months she has been trained under Kalyanji. Under Mukta Bhide she received training in classical music. She again participated for the second time in Sa re ga ma pa, as an adult contestant director Sanjay Leela Bhansali spotted her and offered her to do playback in the movie 'Devdas'.
Later Career of Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Goshal debuted in the movie 'Devdas' and sang 5 songs for the movie which became extremely popular. Then onwards, she has worked with celebrated music directors like M.M. Kreem, Anu Malik, A.R. Rahman, Ilayaraja, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Pritam. She has lend her voice for the movies, 'Guru'; 'Salaam E Ishq'; 'Ta Ra Rum Pum'; 'Heyy Baby'; 'Bhool Bhulaiya'; 'Jab We Met'; 'Saawariya'; 'Om Shanti Om' and many others. Shreya Ghoshal has also sung songs for Kannada movies. 'Paris Pranaya' was the first film where she has lent her voice. She sang the songs, Rome Romancenalli and Krishna nee begane baaro. Some Telegu songs sung by her are, Jaaneman Jaaneman from the film 'Aryan'; Nuvvena Naa Nuvvena and Vachhe Vachhe from the film 'Anand'; Righto Lefto from the film 'Anukokunda Oka Roju'; Andamlo Andhra Kosta from the movie 'Laxmi Narasimha' and many others. "O Tota Pakhi Re" is the remake song sung by Shreya Ghosal.
Awards and Honours of Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal is highly regarded as one of the most triumphant singers of all time. She have won ten Filmfare Awards and four National Film Awards. Shreya Ghoshal has established herself as one of the leading singers in Bengali language, Hindi language, Kannada language, Malayalam language, Marathi language, Punjabi language, Tamil language and Telugu language. As recognition to the expertise of this outstanding talent many accolades have been conferred to Shreya Ghoshal.
Special recognition to Shreya Ghoshal
Governor of US State of Ohio, Ted Strickland declared by a proclamation that June 26, 2010 is "Shreya Ghoshal Day" in the state of Ohio in recognition of Shreya's musical contribution.
National Film Awards
2003: National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Bairi Piya" (Devdas; Hindi)
2006: National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Dheere Jalna" (Paheli; Hindi)
2008: National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Yeh Ishq Hai" (Jab We Met; Hindi)
2009: National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - "Jeev Dangala" (Jogwa; Marathi) & "Pherari Mon" (Antaheen; Bengali)
Filmfare Awards 2003: Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent 2003: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (shared with Kavita Krishnamurthy) - "Dola Re" (Devdas) 2004: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award - "Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" (Jism) 2008: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award - "Barso Re" (Guru) 2009: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award - "Teri Ore" (Singh Is Kinng)
Filmfare Awards South
2006: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (Tamil) - "Munbe Vaa" (Sillunu Oru Kaadhal)
2008: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (Kannada) - "Ninna Nodalenthu" (Mussanjemaatu)
Discography of Shreya Ghoshal
2011 Yamla Pagla Deewana
2010 Tees Maar Khan
2010 Band Baaja Baaraat
2010 Action Replayy
2010 We Are Family
2010 Milenge Milenge
2010 I Hate Luv Storys
2010 My Name Is Khan
2010 Chance Pe Dance
2010 Krantiveer: The Revolution
2009 3 Idiots
2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
2009 Do Knot Disturb
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa!
2009 Shortkut - The Con Is On
2009 Kambakkht Ishq
2009 Kisse Pyaar Karon
2009 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele
2009 Raaz: The Mystery Continues
2009 Chandni Chowk to China
2008 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
2008 C Kkompany
2008 Bachna Ae Haseeno
2008 Singh Is Kinng
2007 Aaja Nachle
2007 Om Shanti Om
2007 Jab We Met
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa
2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman
2007 Heyy Babyy
2007 Ta Ra Rum Pum
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
2006 With Luv... Tumhaara
2006 Kachchi Sadak
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai
2005 Jai Chiranjeeva
2005 Main, Meri Patni... Aur Woh!
2004 Main Hoon Na
2003 Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
2003 LOC: Kargil
Personal Life of Shreya Ghosal
Shreya Ghoshal is married to Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya on 5th February 2015.
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