From starting her musical journey in a reality show to becoming one of the most popular playback singers in the Indian film industry, Shreya Ghoshal has indeed come a long way. She has sun songs in not just Hindi films, but in all South Indian languages, Marathi, Bengali. She has worked most of the top names in the business and has to her credit, hit songs like Piyu Bole, Dheere Jalna, Agar Tum Mil Jao, Pehle Se, Hum To Aise Hain, Yeh Ishq Haaye, Mere Dholna, Main Agar Kahoon, Deewani Mastani, Pinga to name a few. Here we at Soundbox list 10 amazing facts about the brilliant singer. Take a look:-
#Murshidabad, West Bengal was her birthplace, she was raised in a Bengali household.
#Shreya is an English major student. Originally a science student in junior college, she now holds a degree in arts from SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce.
#Shreya won the reality singing show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 2002.
#Shreya made her Bollywood debut with Dola Re Dola in Devdas in 2002. She was just 18 and she received many awards for her singing.
# Shreya made her Telugu debut within a year of her success in B-town, and beautifully sung the number composed by Mani Sharma. She sang Nuvvem Maya Chesaavo from the movie Okkadu in 2003.
#The talented singer be it in whatever language she sings in, Shreya writes down the lyrics in Hindi, to get the phonetics perfect.
#The list of awards and praises under her belt is endless. She has won four National Awards, six Filmfare Awards and nine Filmfare-South Awards.
# Be it a Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages to be specific. No doubt, the brilliant singer chart-topping songs are almost in ten languages.
# Did you know this, that a specific day has been named on Shreya’s name- Yes! this is surprising, but it’s true that Shreya has been honoured by the U.S. state of Ohio, where governor Ted Strickland declared 26 June as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”.
# Shreya became the first Indian singer to get a wax statue in the Indian Madame Tussauds.
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