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Best known as a playback singer in Bollywood films, she has also performed several songs for other Indian film industries. Besides Hindi, she performs in Assamese, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi,and Tamil songs.
Ghoshal`s career began when she won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contest as an adult. Her Bollywood playback singing career began with Devdas, for which she received both the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Since then, she has worked in more than 180 films. She has worked with many prominent Indian musicians, and several of her songs have achieved critical and commercial success. Ghoshal is one of the most awarded playback singers in recent times, with four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards to her credit.
Ghoshal caught the attention of film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she participated in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa for a second time, this time as an adult. In 2000, he offered her the opportunity to be the voice of Paro, the lead female character of his film Devdas, who was portrayed by Aishwarya Rai. Shreya sang five songs under the musical direction of Ismail Darbar in the film. Her performance won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, as well as Filmfare`s RD Burman Award for New Music Talent, given to upcoming talents in music. She also won a National Film Award for the song "Bairi Piya".
Since Devdas, she sang for many other actresses under the baton of various music directors, including Ilayaraja, A.R.Rahman, Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya, Mani Sharma, M. M. Keeravani, Nadeem-Shravan, Anand-Milind, Shantanu Moitra, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar, Hamsalekha, Mano Murthy, Gurukiran, Harikrishna, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Harris Jayaraj. She has won many awards both in the north and south film industries. Moviegoers from across the world heard Ghoshal’s singing voice pictured on Aishwarya Rai, and in coming years she quickly became one of the top female playback singers in Bollywood, alongside Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam, and Kavita Krishnamurthy.
She enjoys symphony and instrumental western music; her favourite groups are Dream Theater, Backstreet Boys and Boyzone. But Indian music is her passion. She won three more Filmfare Awards, including one for her performance in Pritam`s song "Teri Ore" from Singh is Kinng. She is the only singer to get four national awards at the age of 26 in the Hindi film industry.
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Atomic Energy Central Schools (AECS) at Rawatbhata and Anushaktinagar (Mumbai)
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Kalyanji for 18 months and continued her classical music training with Mukta Bhide in Mumbai
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Shreya Ghoshal (শ্রেয়া ঘোষাল, born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer various Indian films. She has performed in various languages including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, Nepali, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya and Punjabi. She has received several 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 eight Filmfare Awards South. She has established herself as a leading female playback singer in Indian cinema.
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Ghazal, classical, pop, filmi