Shreya Ghoshal, one of the most famous singers in Bollywood today, was born on March 12th, 1984, in Berhampore, West Bengal. Her father Biswajit Ghoshal is an electrical engineer and mother Sharmistha Ghoshal is a postgraduate in literature. She started singing since the age of 4 when her mother taught her. She started her formal training in Hindustani classical Gharana of music when she was only six years old. She was trained for 18 months after which she continued her training in Mumbai with Late Mukta Bhideji. She completed her graduation in Arts with majors in English. Her first on-stage performance was at their club’s annual function. Her first studio album was in Bengali in 19998 and was named Bendhechhi Beena, and her first onscreen performance was in Awaz Nayi Andaaz Wohi. In 1995, she became the winner of All India Light Vocal Music Competition. Her fame and career began with her winning a television singing reality show named Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.
Her biggest milestone was when she first sang in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Devdas in the year 2000. For the movie, she received National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer, Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback singer and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. She sings in some Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi and Tamil. She was awarded the National Film Award for Devdas (2002), Paheli (2005),
Jab We Met
(2007), Antaheen (2008) and Filmfare Award for Devdas (2002), Jism (2004), Guru (2008) and Singh is King (2009). She was also the most popular artist on Saavn in the year 2013. In the year 2010, she sang for the English independent film When Harry tries to marry. The US Governor from the State of Ohio, Ted Strickland honoured her by declaring 26th June as “Shreya Ghoshal” Day. Shreya also appeared in several television reality shows as a judge. She got married on 5th Feb 2015 with her longtime boyfriend, Shiladitya Mukhopadhyay. She continues to be a musical sensation.