Friday, March 28, 2008

Shreya Ghoshal – the sweet singer of the present generation.

Shreya Ghoshal – the sweet singer of the present generation.

Shreya Ghoshal
Bollywood films in the 50s, 60s and 70s were dominated by Lata, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, Suraiya, Asha, Suman Kalyanpur, etc. In the 80s and 90s Alka Yagnik and Kavita Krishnamurty made a very notable contribution in bollywood films. Shreya Ghoshal had established herslf the future singer of bollywood cinema for the last few years.

Born in a Bengali family in Rawatbhata, in Kota district of Rajasthan, Shreya Ghoshal learnt classical music from Mahesh Chandra Sharma. She participated in the musical competition in the TV Channel titled Saregamapa, and when she reached the finals after defeating renowned female singers, the producers, directors and composers were moved by her performance.

Shreya Ghoshal
She made her presence felt with her song in the film Devdas, directed by Sanjay Leela Banshali, with the song “bairi piya” and after that she never had to look back. Just like Sonu Nigam had created a gharana by himself and composers agree about his versatility, similarly Shreya Ghoshal is undoubtedly the future of Indian playback singing.

She received the filmfare award for the best female singer along with Kavita Krishnamurty for the song “dola re” from the film Devdas, picturised on Madhuri Dixit and Aiswariya Rai. Her other hits songs include “jadu hai nasha hai” from the film Jism. She also amazed the listeners with the song “piyu bole, piya bole” picturised on Vidya Balan, from the film Parineeta, where Sonu Nigam sang it for Saif Ali Khan. The sweetness of her voice matched the period (late 19th century) when singers of the Bengali traditional families used to present their talent in soft style.

Shreya Ghoshal
She also the song “apne aansoo peene ke liye” from the film Paheli, very well, along with powerful performance from Rani Mukherjee and Shahrukh Khan in the film. She also received filmfare award for the best singer for her song in the film Guru, titled “barsdo re” composed by AR Rehman.

She had song notable Bengali songs like “pagla hawa” in The Bong Connection, “mon diye mon niye” in Agnipath, etc. With a number of songs which are going to be released in different films in 2008, she is expected to continue her good work and the viewers and listeners expect her best in the years to come.


Unknown said...

Shreya had brought the bnegali flavour of singing in the films Devdas and Parineeta, both based on the story of Sarat Chandra Chatterji. She has a very sweet voice iand is expected to do very well in future.
CR Chatterji.

Anonymous said...

Shreya is my favourite female playback singer so far,
the sweetness of her voice is indeed very rare to listen to, I really like her songs, specially romantic & soft slow paced songs, also she has proved that she is number one as far as fast paced songs are concerned. Her " Ye Ishq haye" from Jab We Met ruling the chartbusters even today. Wish her greater success.

Pawan said...

Shreya has a great voice, sings flawlessly and effortlessly, and above all sings with the emotion and expressions that matches the song.

A classic example is "Yeh Ishq Haaye" from Jab We Met. A simple song with a catchy rhythm, but Shreya's singing and her expressions make it absolutely brilliant!

Pawan Jalan

Supriya said...

I agree with Pawan Jalan, and the rest of the persons that Shreya had sung very well the songs in Jab We Met. Another fact is established by Shreya, that is, sweetness of the voice still has demand and never goes unrewarded even in the present period.
Supriya Chatterji.

Anonymous said...

Shreya is the best. She's got a very sweet voice. I am currently looking for a place to download all of her songs; could anyone suggest me?

Anonymous said...

she is a fantastic playback singer. she sings with emotions and expressions.she has a sweet voice and is expected to the best in future.

Amit Nayak..Sydney said...

Oh god!! i have no words to say about this great singer..Shreya is the best singer now-a-days... i think she'll be success as same as "Lataji".She got the great and sweetest base of voice...I'm so excite to hear her in live show and yesss guys She is coming in sydney in 14th September... waiting for u shreya... Good luck forever... I hope "Maa Sarsvati will always be with you...
"LOVE YOU" Shreya forever
Amit Nayak..Sydney

Souvik Chatterji said...

Shreya Ghoshal also ha got good lyrics in the songs she had sung till now. Besides in Parineeta the flavour of Tagore' music was embedded which she had used with elegance. She is destined to make valuable contribution in the years to come.

Anonymous said...


Souvik Chatterji said...

Shreya Ghoshal's song "yeh ishq hai" in the film Jab We Met created the tempo for the film. Very significantly instead of experimenting with different styles of singing she had concentrated in increasing her sweetness in voice. That is the reason she had matched the singing of Sonu Nigam in Parineeta, Sonu Nigam, AR Rehman and others in the film Yuvvraaj, Udit Narayan, Shaan and others in the recent other films. She has a matured voice and should continue her good work in the films to come.
Souvik Chatterji.

Anonymous said...

After listening to Shreya's songs, I think anyone will fall in love with her voice, singing style, pronunciation, expression, emotion and melody. She is a perfect romantic singer.I am keen to see her when she comes to perform in Toronto on April 25th. I wish her all the best.

Samir Sinha, Toronto