Mauli Dave is a singer and television host who gained popularity as one of the top 7 contestants in Zee TV India’s ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge’ in the year 2007. She was born to parents Hemant Dave and Dipti Dave on 3rd June in 1987 in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Young Mauli, when she was just about ten months old, had started to sing even before she could talk. Her grandparents both were scholars in the field of music.

In the year 1990, when she was almost three years old, her family moved to the United States and settled in Houston, Texas. In her young age, Mauli was trained in various arts including Odissi, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Classical Hindustani Music, etc., all when she was still in her teens. Mauli pursued graphic designing till high school and later graduated in Graphics Communication from the University of Houston. In 2003, Mauli decided to participate in ‘Boogie Woogie Chalo America’ a television show from Sony Entertainment and was in the finals.

In the year 2007, Mauli was encouraged to take part in ‘Miss Teen India Texas’ pageant by her mother and was eventually crowned victor. Later that year, Mauli auditioned to represent the USA in Zee TV’s 2007 edition of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge’ and was selected and was an instant hit. She was the favourite and was a youth sensation. Her elimination from the Top 7 was an unexpected event as many who watched the show would say. She was given the title of ‘Indian Shakira’ by Bappi Lahiri Bappi Lahiri is a famous Music Composer of India. >> Read More... , for singing her version of ‘Mayya Mayya’ the hit Bollywood song. Later in 2008, she appeared as the host of Zee TV’s newest reality show, ‘Rock-N-Roll Family’ and in the year 2010 played the lead role of ‘Divyani’ in ‘Ek Anhonee’ a television serial by Zoom TV.

She was a contestant in season four of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ in the Colours TV in 2011. In 2010, she won the Gujarati Garvvati Awards for Best Upcoming Singer.

Manjeera Ganguly Hindi Actress

Manjeera Ganguly

Manjeera Ganguly, was born in 'Kolkata' on 4th December, 1985. In spite of being a great student, she always wanted to be a singer and pursue her career in music. She started learning Indian Classical music at the age of 5. She was one of the prominent contestants in, ‘Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005’ on the ‘Zee TV’ in the ‘Gharana’ of ‘Jatin-Lalit’ though she was not crowned as the winner, she showed great potential and talent .She completed her graduation in ‘Communicative English’ from “Kolkata University” with ‘First Class’ and then he shifted to Mumbai in 2008, to live her dreams of becoming a singer . There she started learning Western Music (vocals) which helped her in adapting to the ‘au courant’ of singing and merging it with Indian Classical music. She gave the Indian audience a new set of music, which was really appreciated and brought her fame. Her skillfulness and hard work paid off as the “All India Champion” in FM singing reality show 'Rock with Sonu Nigam' presented by ‘Big 92.7 FM’ in 2008 and did live concerts with Sonu Nigam in different cities of India. She was one of the finalists from Eastern region in the First Indian Idol. She was also a part of Zee Bangla’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Tara Bangla's ‘Eto Noi Shudhu Gaan’ and Musically Yours. She was also a part of the Maiden edition of the Indian version of X-factor in the year 2011. Though it was not her year to be crowned as a winner, she gained immense popularity and from there her career started and she never looked back. Since then, she sang many melodies songs. Her adaptablity is such that, she sings not only in Hindi and in Bangla but, she sings in many other languages like Punjabi, Nepali, Bhojpuri and Odissi.

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Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan

Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan is associated with North Indian style of Indian classical and semi-classical music since his early days. He has borrowed a musical legacy of his generation as his grandfather, father and uncle were all Indian classical singers and legendary singers of Ghazals and Bhajans, folk or semi-classical or light classical styles for decades. Singer Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan found inspiration from his grandfather, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, the doyen of Hindustani classical music. Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan and his brother Ustad Jawaad Ali Khan were top grade artists in Doordarshan and All India Radio. They also had performed in Canada, Europe, and other countries too. He has an insatiable thirst for Indian classical music and has practiced through different genres of music in his career. Both the grandsons of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan had been instrumental in forming an institution in the name of his grandfather later on. They established ’Bade Ghulam Ali Khan music Foundation of India’ which helps to teach the art and technique of singing of Hindustani classical music. For Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan, music has always meant the world to him. As a singer, he has been singing all by himself supported by his brother Ustad Jawaad Ali Khan in many concerts throughout the world. He enjoys combining various ragas and vocal tones that hold intensity with classical and semi-classical music. Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan merges his vocal from different genres, adding touches to Hindustani classical music, and creating his very own true feeling.  Another version of This Bio.. Mazhar Kamran is an Indian cinematographer, documentary and movie director. He is the son of a spiritually-inclined mother and a scientist father. He spent his childhood in metropolitan cities of India. He completed his schooling at St Xavier's High School, a Jesuit establishment housed in a nineteenth-century neo-gothic working in Fort of Bombay. He got graduated from the IIT in electrical engineering in Madras. There, he developed a growing interest in the silver screen. After his graduation, he went ahead to consider movie making at the Pune’s FTII. Mazhar began as a producer with a little team of three concentrating on television serial science name Turning Point and cultural name Surabhi and for various projects on TV. His work enabled him to travel generally, and he portrays these years as his complete "Discovery of India" travel. He came back to Mumbai to function as a cinematographer for the feature movie "Satya" which became plainly a cult classic of Indian silver screen. From there on, he shot a few more standard Bollywood films that kept on making a check, including "Kaun" and "Jhankaar Beats." He made a debut in direction with "Mohandas," a full-length account movie in light of an abstract novella in 2009. The film was critically recognized and got nominated for a few national and worldwide film celebration grants including the Grand Prix at the Fribourg International Film Festival. It was additionally included in the New Directors segment of the San Francisco International Film Festival and earned the Special Jury Prize in Austria at the International Film Festival of Innsbruck. Mazhar has likewise produced and directed a few documentaries. Two of his narrative movies, on the life and work of broadly interpreted famous Urdu creators who have won India's most respected honours for writing Naiyer Masud and Qurratulain Hyder by the Sahitya Academy. He likewise made an honour winning film on the place where he grew up Lucknow for the Department of Tourism. UNCLE is his latest documentary. He has done television advertisements name "Shiksha" movie coordinated for P&G India and including celebrated Hindi motion picture on-screen character Anupam Kher. The Public Service crusade kept running for more than two years on TV and won the most noteworthy internal honour at Procter and Gamble Worldwide. Mazhar Kamran directed workshops at a few foundations. He has given guest lectures at the Film and Media Arts Institute name Whistling Woods International Institute in Mumbai. He is an employee at IIT Bombay in IDC School of Design. He was the keynote speaker at a national course on "Silver screen and Literature" by Pune University in 2015. He was invited on a Culture and Arts policy for the Round Table Meeting by Observer Research Foundation Mumbai for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region in 2014. He was a jury member in National Students Films Awards at FTII Pune in 2015.

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Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan  Hindi Actor