Promotional photograph of Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghosal (also spelled Ghoshal) is an Indian playback singer in the Bollywood film industry.
Of Bengali origin, Ghosal grew up in the remote northwestern corner of Rajasthan, in the small township of Rawatbhata near the city of Kota. She auditioned for "Sa Re Ga Ma", an Indian television show, and they sent her for a year and a half training. It was here that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali discovered her and determined that she should be the voice of Paro, the heroine in his 2002 film Devdas (played on-screen by Aishwarya Rai). She began recording songs for the movie in 2000; the film itself was released two years later.
Moviegoers from across the world heard Ghosal's sweet-as-honey singing voice picturized on Aishwarya Rai, and she quickly became one of the top female playback singers in Bollywood, alongside Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Since Devdas, she has gone on to sing for many more actresses under the baton of various music directors, including M.M. Kreem, for whom she sang Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai, a sensuous number picturized on Bipasha Basu in Jism.
Ghosal has completed her college education, and is planning to pursue her MA in literature, a subject which she adores.
2002: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (with Kavita Krishnamurthy) for Dola Re (Devdas)
2003: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai (Jism)
2003: Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Female (with Kavita Krishnamurthy) for Dola Re (Devdas)
2006: Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Female for Piyu Bole (Parineeta)