Shreya Ghoshal

  • Actor, Singer

Mar 12, 1984  in West Bengal, India

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Playback singer Shreya Ghoshal started her illustrious career in 2002 after she was noticed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she won the musical reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa at the age of sixteen and subsequently sang five songs in his film, Devdas. Her seductive numbers in Jism established her as a versatile singer in the industry, and since then she has only seen progress in her career. Working with big names in the industry, like Anu Malik, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Nadeem-Shravan she lent her voice to popular songs like Piyu Bole, Dheere Jalna, Agar Tum Mil Jao, Pehle Se, Hum To Aise Hain, Yeh Ishq Haaye, Mere Dholna, Main Agar Kahoon, Deewani Mastani, Pinga among many more, before she was associated with Bucket List (2018). Her other 2018 releases include Padmaavat, Sanju and Dhadak.

A recipient of four National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards, Shreya became the first Indian singer to get a wax statue in the Indian Madame Tussauds. Apart from Hindi cinema, she is widely known for her songs in the South Indian film industry as well, like Yen Chellam in Album (2002), Munbe Vaa composed by A. R. Rahman, for which she bagged the Tamil Nadu State Film Award. She has also appeared in several musical reality TV shows. Ted Strickland, the governor of Ohio declared 26 June as 'Shreya Ghoshal Day'. She was awarded the highest honour in London by the members of House of Commons of the United Kingdom on April 2013.