New Delhi: Bollywood's one of the most charismatic singer Shreya Ghoshal has turned 31 today. Shreya's this birthday is going to be really special as it will be her first birthday after marriage. She recently got married to her longtime beau.
Shreya had been accompanying her mother since the age of 4, to clubs where her mother often sang classical Bengali songs. It was her stint at 75th Children's special Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, that got director Bhansali glued to her performance soon after, which he finalized her for his character Paro's (in Devdas) voice. Shreya got instant success with her Bollywood debut 'Bairi Piya'. Ever since the golden voice has ruled Bollywood charts for over a decade now.
On the occasion of her birthday, we take a look at her top songs till date:
Song: Bairi Piya
This very song brought the deserved attention to Shreya, who by now had become and overnight singing sensation. Featured on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the song became quite popular.
Song: Silsila Ye Chahat
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali who gave Shreya her first chance in Bollywood films, believed that it was her innocent voice texture that reflected Paro's feelings. Again the song was picturised on Aishwarya Rai.
Song: Jaadu hai Nasha hai
Shreya who until now was into classical singing for the first ever time experimented and turned bold for Jism. She lent her voice to Bipasha Basu in this song. No doubt the song was a hit.
Song: Piyu Bole
Shreya herself from being a Bengali background found Parineeta's track like a welcoming career point in her life. The song featured Vidya Balan.
Song: Barso Re
Shreya has lent her voice to Aishwarya Rai in multiple films. And this time she did it for Guru. The song had Gujarati beats.
Song: Mere Dholna Sun
Movie: Bhool Bhulaiya
Shreya got herself a perfect opportunity through Bhool Bhulaiya to bring out the essence of typical Bengali classical with some verses in 'Mere Dholna Sun'.
Song: Yeh Ishq Haye
Movie: Jab We Met
She again became the naive voice behind Kareena's Jab We Met character 'Geet'. A young girl in love, refusing to calm down by societal pressure. Bollywood's style diva Kareena Kapoor featured in the song.
Song: Ooh La La
Movie: The Dirty Picture
Shreya gave a seductive twist to the song 'Oh la la' by singing opposite veteran Bappi Lahiri. The song went on to be the biggest music hit of the year.
Song: Chikni Chameli
Before this she never went on to sing for item songs, but Shreya here again took up this as a challenge and shelled out perfect notes. The song had become a kind of anthem.
Movie: Jab Tak Hai Jaan
The song is about a woman professing her love and undying passion for man and who better then Shreya who could dole out freshness in any given track to her. In this song, Shreya lent her voice to golden beauty of Bollywood Katrina Kaif.