- Birth Date: 12 Mar 1994
- Birth Place: Durgapur, West Bengal
Discover the child prodigy – Shreya Ghoshal.. the twinkle in her eyes takes you deep into the creative world. Her sweet smile can soothe many a tense nerves, but her biggest asset is her melodious voice. A good singer with a good a voice – a rare phenomenon that has happened to Bollywood. Winner of eight major awards including the national award, 2003.
Her early days as a singer started from the age of four. She belongs to a highly academic family. Her father is an Engineer in the nuclear power plant by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. and mother is a postgraduate in literature.Her mother was a good singer and whenever she used to play any note on the harmonium,Shreya used to sing correctly of her own. Her father recognized her talent and decided to give her proper training. But as she was residing in an isolated place near Kota, Rajasthan. Later on she started going to Kota and started learning proper Hindustani classical music.
Her first break came through TVS Sa Re Ga Ma, the music talent hunt show on Zee TV. Being a perpetual contestant and winner of several episodes, she was selected for the 75th Children’s special episode of TVS Sa Re Ga Ma, which she won. Later on, she also won the children’s mega final show way back in 1996, at the age of twelve. During one of the episodes, Sanjay Leela Bhansali heard her and was very impressed . After a year and a half, Sanjay Bhansali called her. That’s how Devdas happened ,her debut film as a playback singer.
From winning accolades as a child singer to working with some of the top names in the film and music business , the journey was not very hard for Shreya as she has become an young achiever in such a short span.She targeted doing good work and has won many awards (8 awards in a single year including a National Award).
Currently Shreya is pursuing her Final year B.A. degree She enjoys Symphony and instrumental in western music and her favourite is ABBA group. But Indian music is definitely her soul. Her voice has a texture that suits romantic songs and she can project voice very well(remember "Jadu Hai Nasha Hai " from jism ).She is also comfortable singing sad songs or peppy songs.She has recorded in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, and Marathi, besides Hindi.Apart from Devdas, she has done Jism, Saaya, Inteha, Out of Control, Khakee, Munnabhai MBBS , Dhoop, Kuchh Kaha Aapne, Aarman, Desh Devi, Tujhe Meri Kasam, LOC, Aetbaar, Police Force etc.