Shreya Ghoshal

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Name Shreya Ghoshal
Date of Birth March 12, 1984
Nick name Piu
Birth Place Rawatbhata, Kota, Rajasthan
Nationality Indian
Mother Tongue Bengali
Profession Playback Singer
Family Father – Biswajeet Ghoshal (working as an Engineer in BARC)
Mother – Mrs. Ghoshal (PG in literature)
Education SIES College, Mumbai
Favorites Music Group : ABBA
Music Director : Ilayaraja
Singer : Lata Mangeshkar
Song : Jaane Kyon Log Mohabbat Kiya Kartey Hain, Kabhi Neem Neem’
Gurus Classical music
Shrimati Mukta Bhide (at Mumbai).
Shri Maheshchandra Sharma (at Rajasthan).

Western music
Mr Leon D’souza.

Languages sung Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi
Debut film Hindi : Devdas
Tamil : Album
Kannada : Paris Pranaya
Telugu : Okkadu
Marathi : Mast Shaaradiya
Malayalam : Big B
Bengali : The Bong Connection
Memorable hits * Bairi 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)
Saregamapa contest * Was 12 when she participated in the contest
* Won the children’s mega final show of ‘Saregamapa’ 1996.
* She participated second time in the Saregamapa contest against adults.
Kalyanji * He convinced her parents to be in Mumbai and get her trained in music.
* She joined his ‘Kalveer academy’ and was there for one and a half years.
Devdas * Sanjay Leela Bansali got impressed with her voice and offered a song in his movie Devdas
* She had sung 5 songs in this movie.
* Won a National Award for Devdas.
Facts * Started to learn singing at the age of 4.
* She has sung 7 songs in “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” album.
* Likes to sing with Norah Jones, international artist.
* Learnt to sing light music by listening to Lata Mangeshkar and folk by listening to Asha Bhosle.
* She enjoys Symphony and instrumental in western music.
* Has released many Bengali pop albums.
* Was a part of Ilayaraja’s concert.
Awards * Tamil Nadu State Award for Sillunu oru Kadhal (2007)
* Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer for Sillunu oru Kadhal (2007). * National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Paheli (2006).
* Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer for Parineeta (2006). * Filmfare Award for Jism (2003)
* National Award for Devdas (2003)
* Zee-Cine Award for Devdas (2003)
* Sansui Award in for Devdas (2003)
* IIFA Award for Jism (2003)
* R.D.Burman Award (2003)
* AV-MAX Award (2003)
* Stardust Award (2003)
* National Award for the Best Female Playback Singer for Devdas (2002)
* Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for Devdas (2002)
Her views About her Mother :
“She always inspired me to sing and taught me a lot. Though she doesn’t sing professionally”

Kavita Krishnamurthy :
“She is queen of expressions”.

Her Plans * to come out with more independent albums
* to explore different styles of music

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