Shreya Ghoshal was born on March 12, 1984 to a Bengali Hindu family in Berhampore, Murshidabad district , West Bengal. She grew up in Rawatbhata , a small town near Kota , Rajasthan . Her father, Bishwajit Ghoshal is an electrical engineer and works for the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, and her mother, Sarmistha Ghoshal, is a literature post-graduate. She also has a younger brother, Soumyadeep Ghoshal.
Shreya started learning music at the age of four. She completed her schooling up to eighth grade at the Atomic Energy Central School in Rawatbhata. She also won the All India Light Vocal Music Competition, New Delhi, organised by Sangam Kala Group, in Light Vocal group in sub-junior level. In 1997, because of her father’s posting, she was relocated to Mumbai, there she joined the Atomic Energy Junior College to study science. She dropped out from the junior college and enrolled at the SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Mumbai, where she took up arts with English as her major.
At age of 6, she started along with her formal training in classical music. She acquired training from Late Kalyanji Bhai for 18 months and continued her classical music training with Late Mukta Bhide in Mumbai. Her first stage performance was made at a club's annual function. When she turned six, she started her lessons in Hindustani classical music.
On 5 February 2015, she married her childhood friend Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya during a traditional Bengali ceremony. Other than being a singer, she likes to travel and browse books but cooking includes a healing effect on her.
She is an Indian playback singer, composer and music producer. She has received four National Film Awards , four Kerala State Film Awards , two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards , seven Filmfare Award including six for Best Female Playback Singer and ten Filmfare Awards South . She has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages and has established herself as a leading playback singer ofIndian cinema .
At the age of sixteen, she was noticed by the film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she entered and won the television singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma . Following that, she made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Bhansali's romantic dramaDevdas (2002) for which she received a National Film Award , a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent .
Shreya is currently the most dominating female singers, she is the first choice of movie music directors . She is one of the richest female singers of Bollywood with the net worth $25 Million Indian money (Rs 150 Crore) .
Apart from playback singing, she has appeared as a judge on many television reality shows and she also appears in music videos. She performs in musical concerts around the globe. She has been honoured by the United States state of Ohio , where Governor Ted Strickland declared 26 June 2010 as "Shreya Ghoshal Day". In April 2013, she was honoured in London by the selected members of House of Commons of the United Kingdom . She also featured five times in the Forbes list of the top 100 celebrities from India. In 2017, she became the first Indian singer to have her wax figurine in Madame Tussauds Museum.
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