She started learning music when she was four and her classical training began at six. Her debut bagged her a National Film Award, along with two Filmfare awards. The singing sensation, who is also the first Indian singer to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi, completes 20 years in the music industry this year. And, it’s also her birthday today!
Yes, you guessed right, she is Shreya Ghoshal – a singer who has the key to our hearts with her soulful numbers, be it while crushing on someone or healing from a heartbreak.
As the singer turns 38 today, My Kolkata wishes the queen of melodies a happy birthday with six numbers that are permanent fixtures on our playlists.
‘Kolkata’ from ‘Praktan’
"Tumio hentey dekho Kolkata..."
Shreya Ghoshal’s ode to the City of Joy is not only beautifully rendered, but will also make you want to explore Kolkata with this tune as the BGM.
‘Pherari Mon’ from ‘Antaheen’
“Aajo ache gopon, pherari mon…”
Another of Shreya's love ballads that never gets old and comes to the rescue when words fall short.
‘Jao Pakhi’ from ‘Antaheen’
“Ami ki amake hariyechi bankey, roopkotha anach kanach…”
This gem from the Radhika Apte-Rahul Bose starrer Antaheen, with Shreya’s honey-soaked voice, works as a travel song, a midnight quilt, or for a note-to-self.
‘Jani Dekha Hobe’ from ‘Jani Dekha Hobe’
"Jo wada kiya woh nibhana padega..."
For couples in long-distance relationships, Shreya's voice and the lyrics provide hope for those awaited days of closeness and love.
‘Tomake Chhuye Dilam’ from ‘Bastusaap’
“Mon tomake chhuye dilam…”
Because unrequited love is a different language.
‘Pagla Hawa’ from ‘The Bong Connection’
“Ooh la la, ooh la la, ooh la la hey…”
It is the weekend (and Shreya’s birthday) and we love showing our ‘ooh la la’ moves to this remix version of Pagla Hawa.