Born on March 12, 1984 in Rawatbhata, Rajasthan, Shreya Ghoshal has made rapid strides in Hindi playback singing. She has made a name for herself in last few years. Know for her melodious voice and classical talent, Shreya has sung for almost every top banner of the Hindi film industry. She is also active in regional films as well and has managed to make millions of fans. The regional languages she has lent her voice to include, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Tamil.

Shreya showed glimpses of her talent from an early age only. She was musically inclined since the tender age of four. She received her earlier training in Hindustani classical music from Maheshchandra Sharma. Later on she won the children’s special episode of the Sa Re Ga Ma contest on Zee TV and that victory made her family move its base to Mumbai. She trained with famous composer Kalyanji who was highly impressed with her talent.

Her first major came with the hit movie Devdas where she was given the voice of Paro. That movie was her key to stardom and since then she has never looked back. That movie won her the Filmfare Award for best singer as well as the R D Burman award, given to upcoming talents in music. In her career, Shreya Ghoshal has sung for all the top music composers including Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar, Hamsalekha, Mano Murthy, Gurukiran, Ilayaraja and maestro A. R. Rahman. She has also acted as a judge in the singing show Amul Star Voice Of India Chhote Ustaad.

Shreya has won no less than three national awards and four Filmfare awards. May she keep mesmerizing us with her wonderful voice.


Tune into ‘Naino se keh do tum, nishaana chuk na jaye’, ‘Yeh raat ye chaandni phir kahan, Sun ja dil ki daastaan’ and did you realize your heart skip a beat? So who sang these wonderfully melodious songs and many others of similar ilk? Well, it’s none other than legendary singer Hemant Kumar. No doubt, he was a singer par excellence. Hemant Kumar was a proud owner of a deep voice and mellifluous voice. His arrival in the Hindi music industry added quality and class to the rich tradition of Hindi film music. He was adept at enthralling the music lovers with his lilting voice and mesmerizing style of singing.


His actual name was Hemanta Mukherjee. Born on the 16th of June 1920 in Varanasi, right from his childhood Hemant Kumar was deeply interested in the magical world of music. His first public appearance took place at an early age of 13 when he sang his first song on the All India Radio (AIR). Soon, a company as prestigious as HMV recognized his talent and released his first gramophone disc. But it took him some time to make a firm entry into the elite music circle of Hindi film music. Despite the release of his disc he had to wait for few years he was finally able to establish his name. He sang his first Hindi song ‘Kitna dukh bhulaya tumne’ in 1940. But his struggle to get a foothold in the bollywood continued.

kumar_sanu_011Most of the music lovers in their 20s and 30s have grown on the staple diet of melodious songs sung by Kumar Sanu. Throughout the 90s, he kept giving us one hit after another. His popularity knew no bounds. Kumar Sanu was born on 23rdSeptember 1957 and his actual name was Kedarnath Bhattacharjee. He was from a family of musicians. His father Pashupati Bhattacharjee earned several accolades as a classical singer and composer. Kumar Sanu was the taught the basics of music by his father who had recognized his talent at an early age. After completing his graduation from Calcutta University he started to give public performance.


Kumar Sanu was a die hard fan of legendary singer Kishore Kumar and that’s why his style of singing was very much on the line of Kishore Kumar. It was never a smooth journey for him in the initial stage. He struggled a lot and finally got a chance to sing in the movie ‘Aandhiyan’. Thereafter he kept getting small opportunities in few movies but his real break came with blockbuster ‘Aashiqui’. The songs of Aashiqui proved to be mega hits and Kumar Sanu had finally managed to establish himself. This movie also earned him his first Filmfare award for Best Playback Singing. He followed success with films like Saajan, Deewana, Baajigar, Sadak, Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi, 1942: A Love Story and many more. He won Filmfare award for consecutive five years. He also holds the world record for recording the maximum number of songs in a day and that number is an astonishing 28. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with throat cancer and that forced him to cut down on his singing. However he is still active in other fields of entertainment.