12 March 2015 :: Happy Birthday : Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer who mainly sings in Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films as well as in other Indian languages such as Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, and Punjabi. She has received numerous awards and nominations, including four National Film Awards for best playback singer, three State Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards (four for best playback singer), and seven Filmfare Awards South. She has established herself as a leading female playback singer in Indian cinema.
Ghoshal’s career began when she won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contest. Her Bollywood playback singing career began with Devdas, for which she received a National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Since then, she has received many other awards. Ghoshal was also honored from the U.S. state of Ohio, wherein governor Ted Strickland declared 26 June as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”. She was also featured in Forbes’ list of the top 100 celebrities of India. She was declared the most popular artist on Saavn (an Indian music streaming service) in 2013, followed by Arijit Singh, A. R. Rahman, Atif Aslam, and Mohit Chauhan.
Shreya was born on 12 March 1984 to a Bengali family in Baharampur, Dist: Murshidabad, West Bengal. Thereafter, she spent the next three months in her birthplace in West Bengal. She grew up in Rawatbhata, a small town near Kota, Rajasthan, where her father was transferred. 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 also has a brother named Soumyadeep Ghoshal, who is seven years her junior