Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer who was born on March 12, 1984. She has won numerous prizes, including three Kerala State Film Awards, two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards, including six for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South, and four National Film Awards. She has recorded songs for albums and film music in many different Indian languages, solidifying her position as one of the industry’s top playback singers.

Ghoshal has wanted to be a playback singer since she was a young child. She started learning music when she was four years old. She began formal study in classical music at the age of six. She participated in and won the television singing competition Sa Re Ga Ma Pa when she was sixteen, which caught the attention of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She then made her Bollywood playback singing debut in 2002 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s love story Devdas, for which she won a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent.

In addition to playback singing, Ghoshal has participated as a judge on a number of reality television programs and has starred in music videos. She appears in musical performances all around the world. The American state of Ohio, whose Governor Ted Strickland proclaimed June 26 to be “Shreya Ghoshal Day,” has honored her. She was honored in London in April 2013 by a group of chosen U.K. House of Commons members. Additionally, she appeared five times on the Forbes list of the top 100 Indian celebrities. The first Indian singer to get a wax replica of themselves in the Madame Tussauds Museum was Ghoshal in 2017.

“Ganraj Rangi Nachato,” a copy of a Marathi song originally sung by Lata Mangeshkar, was the first song she ever recorded. The 14-track Bendhechhi Beena, her debut studio album, was released on January 1, 1998. Her earlier albums include Mukhor Porag, Ekti Katha (1999), and O Tota Pakhi Re (2000). Ghoshal recorded Rupasi Raate, a studio album in Bengali (2002). In albums like Banomali Re (2002) and Krishna Bina Ache Ke (2007), Ghoshal released religious music.

When Aishwarya Rai played Paro, the main female character of Devdas, Bhansali and the film’s composer Ismail Darbar offered her the chance to voice the role. Five songs, including “Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka,” “Bairi Piya,” “Chalak Chalak,” “Morey Piya,” and “Dola Re Dola,” were sung by Ghoshal in the movie with well-known artists, including Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Vinod Rathod, K.K., and Jaspinder Narula. She collaborated with Udit Narayan when she was sixteen to record the first song for the movie “Bairi Piya.” As her Higher Secondary Examinations drew closer, she would bring her books and notes to the studio to study when she had free time.

Here are some best tracks of Shreya Ghoshal.

Chikni Chameli

Teri Meri

Papa Mere Papa

Kar Har Maidaan Fateh

Aye Khuda

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