February 15, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood singer Shreya Ghosal has come a long way from Devdas to 3 Idiots. From a contestant on Zee TV’s most popular talent hunt show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ to being a judge and judging various other singing reality shows, she has indeed come a long way
Shreya Ghoshal became the voice of leading actresses in no time after she mesmerized the audience with her melodious vocals in songs of ‘Devdas’. With songs like ‘Bairi Piya’ and ‘Dola Re’ she made a jump to the league of great singers like Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sadhna Sargam, and Alka Yagnik.
Today, Shreya is one of the most sought after actress and has worked with top notch musicians like A.R Rahman, Anu Malik, Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Himesh Reshammiya and many others. She is a singing sensation not just in Bollywood; but in Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Meitei, Marathi, and Bhojpuri! Let’s take a peek at the hit chartbusters that made Shreya a singing star.
Dola Re (Devdas)
Shreya’s entry into the music world of Bollywood happened with a challenging song like ‘Dola Re’ where she became the voice of Aishwarya Rai. The fresh singer sang alongside experienced and celebrated singer Kavita Krishnamurthy. With this track she took B-Town by a storm and bagged many awards including Filmfare award for Best Female Playback which she shared with Kavita Krishnamurthy.
Bairi Piya (Devdas)
The fabulous singer sang melodious playful track of film ‘Devdas’ in which she shined as a playback singer. Her honey-smooth voice suited the soft and romantic track and so Sanjay Leela Bhansali chose this young and fresh singer. Shreya was Aishwarya’s voice for the track and she bagged the national award for this song too.
Jaadu Hai (Jism)
The entire nation went mad for this singer after she sang this ultra romantic track for the film ‘Jism’. Shreya’s beautiful voice gave a magical touch to this song and it is still a hit among lovers and die hard romantics.
Piyu Bole (Parineeta)
When Shreya voiced a beautiful duet with Sonu Nigam it resulted into a simple yet melodious song like ‘Piyu Bole’. This track from the film ‘Parineeta’ made her the favorite among composers and music aficionados.
Barso Re (Guru)
A.R Rahman’s this composition was very challenging due to its fast pace and varying notes, but Shreya shined through yet again as she marvelously sung the song and swept away with all the accolades. The fabulous rain song from the film ‘Guru’ topped the charts for long time.
Yeh Ishq Hai (Jab We Met)
Once again she rocked the nation with musically rich song ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’ tuned by Pritam. The song needed an energy and enthusiasm in it, which nicely reflects in Shreya’s voice. The peppy track from ‘Jab We Met’ became a billboard hit and gained Shreya yet another National award.
Teri Ore (Singh is Kinng)
The queen of romantic songs, Shreya, gave yet another romantic anthem to the nation. The velvety voice of the singer made people go in trance. Beautifully picturised on lovely Katrina Kaif, the song ‘Teri Ore’ from ‘Singh is Kinng’ was a raging hit. Yet again Shreya walked off with all awards and accolades.
Zoobi Doobi (3 Idiots)
Shreya lent her voice to gorgeous Kareena Kapoor for the song ‘Zoobi Doobi’ in 2009’s biggest blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’. The playful song, a duet that she sang along with Sonu Nigam is a roaring hit with various versions popping up and adding to its popularity.
-Chandana H Buch/ Sampurn Wire