Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards, five for Best Female Playback and one for RD Burman Award for New Music Talent in 2003 and eight Filmfare Awards South (one for Telugu, two for Kannada, two for Tamil and three for Malayalam) till date. She has recorded songs for film music in various Indian languages, and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.
Ghoshal aspired to become a playback singer from a young age. At the age of four, she started learning music. At the age of sixteen, she was noticed by film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she participated and won the television singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Following that, she made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Bhansali’s romantic drama Devdas (2002) for which she received a National Award and a Filmfare Award.
Apart from playback singing, Ghoshal has also been appearing on several television reality show’s, serving as a judge. She has also been honored from the U.S. state of Ohio, where governor Ted Strickland declared 26 June as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”. She has also featured three times in Forbes’ list of the top 100 celebrities of India. In February 2015, Ghoshal married her childhood friend Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya.