Shreya Ghosal (also spelled Ghoshal) is an Indian playback singer in the Bollywood film industry.Of Bengali origin, Ghosal grew up in the remote northwestern corner of Rajasthan, in the small township of Rawatbhata near the city of Kota.Her father works in Bhabha Atomic Research Center as an Engineer in the nuclear power plant by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd(BARC) and mother is a postgraduate in literature. She belongs to a highly academic family. Her early days as a singer started from the age of four.Her mother was a good singer and whenever she used to play any note on the harmonium,Shreya used to sing correctly of her own. Her father recognized her talent and decided to give her proper training. But as she was residing in an isolated place near Kota, Rajasthan. Later on she started going to Kota and started learning proper Hindustani classical music.She auditioned for Sa Re Ga Ma, an Indian television show, and they sent her for a year and a half training. It was here that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali discovered her and determined that she should be the voice of Paro, the heroine in his 2002 film Devdas (played on-screen by Aishwarya Rai). She began recording songs for the movie in 2000; the film itself was released two years later.Moviegoers from across the world heard Ghosal's sweet-as-honey singing voice picturized on Aishwarya Rai, and she quickly became one of the top female playback singers in Bollywood, alongside Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Since Devdas, she has gone on to sing for many more actresses under the baton of various music directors, including M.M. Kreem, for whom she sang Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai, a sensuous number picturized on Bipasha Basu in Jism.From winning accolades as a child singer to working with some of the top names in the film and music business , the journey was not very hard for Shreya as she has become an young achiever in such a short span.She targeted doing good work and has won many awards (8 awards in a single year including a National Award.Ghosal has completed her college education, and is planning to pursue her MA in literature, a subject which she adores. She enjoys Symphony and instrumental in western music and her favourite is ABBA group. But Indian music is definitely her soul. Her voice has a texture that suits romantic songs and she can project voice very well(remember "Jadu Hai Nasha Hai " from jism ).She is also comfortable singing sad songs or peppy songs.She has recorded in Tamil, Telugu (with elan), Kannada, Bengali, and Marathi, besides Hindi.Apart from Devdas, she has done Jism, Saaya, Inteha, Out of Control, Khakee, Munnabhai MBBS , Dhoop, Kuchh Kaha Aapne, Aarman, Desh Devi, Tujhe Meri Kasam, LOC, Aetbaar, Police Force, Lage Raho Munnabhai etc.Awards2002: National Award for the Best Female Playback Singer for Bairi Piya (Devdas) 2002: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (with Kavita Krishnamurthy) for Dola Re (Devdas) 2003: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai (Jism) 2003: Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Female (with Kavita Krishnamurthy) for Dola Re (Devdas) 2006: Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Female for Piyu Bole (Parineeta) Memorable HitsBairi Piya, Dola Re Dola, and Silsila Ye Chahat Ka Movie: Devdas (2002) Dil Dooba, Wada Raha, and You Hi Tum Mujse Pyar Movie: Khakee (2004) Piyu Bole Movie: Parineeta (2005) Koi Tumsa Nahin and Pyar Ki Kahani Movie: Krrish (2006)
adhu ennappa..ella bloggersum Shreya..Shreya..nu pugazhndhu thaLreengaLe? Just kidding Keerthi,She has an awesome voice and looks very pretty too. Hard to find beauty and brains...can be applied here I guess :-) Just kidding.Munbe vaa, Kaatril varum geethame..to name a few are my favorites of Shreya Ghosal.!
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Shreya Ghoshal has a combination of divinity, freshness, sweetness and vibrancy all rolled into one voice. She is my all time favourite singer. Check out www.shreyaghoshal.blogspot.com
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