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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shreya Ghoshal has Cute Face with Pretty Voice

Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal. Shreya Ghoshal was born on 12 March 1984 to a Bengali Hindu family in Murshidabad, Murshidabad district, West Bengal. She grew up in Rawatbhata, a small town near Kota in Rajasthan. Her father, Bishwajit Ghoshal is an electrical engineer and works for the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, and her mother, Sarmistha Ghoshal, is a literature post-graduate. She has a younger brother, Soumyadeep Ghoshal. At the age of four, she started learning music.
She has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards including five for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer (two for Tamil, four for Malayalam, two for Kannada and one for Telugu), two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and three Kerala State Film Awards. She has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.
Ghoshal aspired to become a playback singer from a young age. At the age of four, she started learning music. At the age of six, she started with her formal training in classical music. At the age of sixteen, she was noticed by film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she entered and won the television singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Following that, she made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Bhansali's romantic drama Devdas (2002) for which she received a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent.
Apart from playback singing, Ghoshal has appeared as a judge on several television reality shows and she also appears in music videos. She performs in musical concerts around the world. She has been honored by the governor of U.S. state Ohio, where Ted Strickland declared 26 June 2010 as "Shreya Ghoshal Day". In April 2013, she was awarded with the highest honour in London by the selected members of House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She was also featured five times in Forbes list of the top 100 celebrities of India. In 2017, Ghoshal became the first Indian singer to have a wax figure of her in Madame Tussauds Museum.
Shreya Ghoshal completed her schooling up to eighth grade at the Atomic Energy Central School in Rawatbhata. In 1995, she won the All India Light Vocal Music Competition, New Delhi, organised by Sangam Kala Group, in Light Vocal group in sub-junior level. In 1997, when her father was transferred to the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, she was relocated to Mumbai, with her family and studied at the Atomic Energy Central School in Anushakti Nagar. She joined the Atomic Energy Junior College to study science. She withdrew from the junior college and enrolled at the SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Mumbai, where she took up arts with English as her major.
Her mother used to help her in her rehearsals and she accompanied her on the Tanpura and started practicing mostly Bengali songs. At the age of six, Ghoshal started with her formal training in classical music. She acquired training from Padmashree Late Kalyanji Bhai and Late Mukta Bhideji. Her first stage performance was made at a club's annual function. When she turned six, she started her lessons in Hindustani classical music. In 2000, at the age of sixteen, she participated and won the television music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma (now Sa Re Ga Ma Pa) on the channel Zee TV.
On 5 February 2015, Ghoshal married her childhood friend Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya in a traditional Bengali ceremony.
In 2016, media spread false news about Ghoshal's pregnancy but later Ghoshal clarified it by saying that she is not pregnant.
According to Ghoshal, apart from being a singer she loves to travel and read books but it's cooking that has a healing effect on her.
Her first ever recorded song was "Ganraj Rangi Nachato" which is a cover version of a marathi song originally sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
Her first studio album was Bendhechhi Beena, which was released on 1 January 1998, with 14 tracks.
Some of her earlier albums are O Tota Pakhi Re, Ekti Katha (1999), and Mukhor Porag (2000). Ghoshal recorded Bengali studio album Rupasi Raate (2002). Ghoshal recorded devotional songs in albums like Banomali Re (2002), and later, Krishna Bina Ache Ke (2007).
In 2017, Ghoshal sang "Thodi Der" duet with co-singer and music director Farhan Saeed from the film Half Girlfriend which receives positive reviews. Komoi stated, "Ghoshal’s voice as sweet as honey mesmerizes the listener in Thodi Der". Glamsham reported, "Ghoshal is simply fantastic and song can be put on repeat mode". In the same year, Ghoshal sang two songs in fifth episode of Mixtape, a web series launched by T-Series for which she received positive response.
"Haath Se Haath Milaa" for the album put together by the BBC World Service Trust as part of an AIDS awareness campaign, where profits garnered through the album, was donated to HIV charities.
In 2016, Ghoshal performed a charity event to support a 17 years old patient of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In the same year, Ghoshal performed her concert in Sydney Olympic Park.
One of Ghoshal's earliest musical memories is listening to her mother, Sarmistha Ghoshal, sing classical Bengali songs at clubs. As a very young child, she was introduced to music by her mother, whom she refers as her first "guru". She states that her mother is her best critic.
Shreya has acknowledged Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, K S Chithra, Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh as her inspirations. Ghoshal has also named Jagjit Singh as her inspiration to perform songs in the genre of Ghazal.
What makes Ghoshal remarkable among her contemporaries, according to The Indian Express is, the "serenity in her voice" and the "enviable range".
According to The Times of India, Ghoshal maintains the "touch of versatility" with her music by singing different style of songs from classical to pure commercial music. Ghoshal admitted that she modulates her voice well, hence "none of the music directors have yet been able to label me".
Shreya Ghoshal is referred to by the media as 'Melody Queen', 'Queen of Melody', 'Queen of Hits', 'Queen of Bollywood Music', 'Nightingale', 'Queen Bee' and 'Bollywood Playback Queen'. Her work has been praised by music directors A. R. Rahman, Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gannguli, singers Bombay Jayashri, Javed Ali, Neha Kakkar, Pakistani singers Ghulam Ali, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Asrar, A cappella band Penn Masala, film actresses Dia Mirza, and Sophie Choudry, film actor Chunky Pandey, television actress Tejaswi Prakash, cricketers MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Bangladeshi cricketer Imrul Kayes. Ghoshal's contemporary singers Antara Mitra, Papon, Richa Sharma, and film makers Vishal Bharadwaj, Karan Johar, picked Ghoshal as the best female singer from the generation.
Ghoshal was awarded with the highest honour in London by the members of House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
Ghoshal is the only Indian singer to include in the list of "India's most Influential Women" as under the age of 40 by Verve, a magazine for women. Ghoshal was also included in "Verve’s 50 Power Women Of 2016" list.
Ghoshal is also known for her style and fashion sense. Ghoshal received lots of offers for acting in film industry but she rejected it.
In 2012, Ghoshal appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100, a list based on income and popularity of India's celebrities. She remained in the top fifty spots for five consecutive years, listed at the forty-second spot in 2012–13, the twenty-eighth spot in 2014, the thirty-third spot in 2015 and the twenty-eighth spot in 2016. In 2013, Forbes India placed her in their "Top 5 Celeb100 Singers and Musicians" list.
In 2013, the UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye placed her forty-third in their "50 Sexiest Asian Women" list.
In 2015, it placed her seventh in their "Greatest 20 Bollywood Playback Singers" list.
Ghoshal was listed third among the "Top Ten Hottest Female Bollywood Lead Singers" by MensXP.com, an Indian lifestyle website for men.
Ghoshal includes in the list of "Hottest Celebrity Women On Social Media In India" by Desiblitz, a UK's web magazine.
Ghoshal maintains a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, account.
She is the sixth most liked Indian personality on Facebook and 47th most followed Indian personality on Twitter, according to the statistics of Social bakers.
Ghoshal is among the top ten most searched Indian singers on Google Search.
Ghoshal became the first Indian singer to have a wax figure of her made for the display in Indian wing of Madame Tussauds Museum in Delhi.
Ghoshal has appeared as a judge on several television reality shows and she also appears in music videos.
Ghoshal has won nine Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer to date.
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