Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur (born 3 November 1985) is an Indian singer and actress. She is the recipient of a National Film Award, Filmfare Award and many more awards. Thakur won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Sawaar Loon" from the Film "Lootera" (2013). She was a judge on Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014. She was also an "expert" on Colors TV's Rising Star for two consecutive seasons.[1]

Monali Thakur
Monali Thakur at the Kelvinator Stree Shakti Women Awards 2014.jpg
Thakur at the Kelvinator Stree Shakti Women Awards 2014
Born (1985-11-03) 3 November 1985 (age 36)
Alma materSt. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Spouse(s)
Maik Richter
(m. 2017)
Parent(s)
Musical career
OriginIndia
Genres
Years active2006–present
Labels

Life and careerEdit

Thakur was born on 3 November 1985 in a Bengali musical family in Kolkata.[2][3] Her father Shakti Thakur was a professional singer and actor in Bengali film industry and her sister Mehuli Thakur is a playback singer in Bengal.[4][5] She has learnt hip-hop and Bharatanatyam and is also a trained salsa dancer.[6][7]

An alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata,[8] Thakur started singing in school and college competitions and performing at local functions,[9] and received the Best Playback Singer award at the Anandalok Awards for the serial Sri Ramkrishna when she was 14.[10] She rose to popularity after placing ninth in Indian Idol 2.[11]

She had to struggle even after Indian Idol to get a strong foothold in the music industry. She got an offer from music director Pritam Chakraborty to sing two songs for the Bollywood film Race in 2008 – "Khwab Dekhe" (Sexy Lady) and "Zara Zara Touch Me".[11] She was originally scheduled to sing only one song, but her first recording impressed the film's directors Abbas–Mustan enough for them to book her a second.[4] "Zara Zara Touch Me" was enormously successful, becoming the fourth-most-played song on Indian radio during the first half of 2008.[12] She also got nominated for an IIFA Award for Best Female Playback and an Apsara Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Zara Zara Touch Me". Monali's first large format live concert was at Powai Sarvajanin Durgotsav in 2011.[citation needed]

She was a judge in the Bengali music reality show Bengali Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs for two years.[6][13] She also appeared in the Bengali show Key Hobe Biggest Fan[13] and was part of Coke Studio.[14]

In 2014, Thakur won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Sawaar Loon" from the film Lootera.[15] In March 2016, she received the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha[16] and earned a nomination at the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the same.[17] In 2018, Thakur appeared in the Zee5 show Lockdown along with Mickey Singh which was produced by Badshah (rapper)'s production house Afterhours. They recreated two tracks, "Jiya Jale" and "Gur Nalon Ishq Meetha".[18][19] Apart from these Monali has also sung several hits like "Cham Cham" song from 2016 film Baaghi which has garnered more than 800 Million views on YouTube as of October 2020 and The Title Track of 2018 film "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" which she sung along with "Neha Kakkar", "Dev Negi" and "Ikka Singh, has been watched more than 700 Million times on Youtube as of October 2020. Thakur has also released her singles, "Tamanna" (2018), "Shy Mora Saiyaan" (2018), "O Re Naseeba" (2019), "Pani Pani Re" (2019), "Dugga Elo" (2019) and her latest Single is "Dil Ka Fitoor" (2020). In 2020 Thakur has sung 2 more singles: "Aaina" along with Ranajoy Bhattacharjee and "Elo Maa Dugga Thakur" along with Sonu Nigam.

Personal lifeEdit

Thakur married Maik Richter, a restaurateur based in Switzerland, in 2017.[20] She met Richter during a backpacking trip to Switzerland – he was her Airbnb host. Thakur made the marriage public only in June 2020 after releasing her single "Dil Ka Fitoor" which features her along with Maik.[21]

ActingEdit

As a child, she appeared in a Bengali television show, Aalokito ek Indu, in which she played the lead role Indubala.[22] It was followed by two telefilms,[22] including Sudeshna Roy's Phagune Agun, in which she was seen as Ruman.[10] She made her acting debut in Raja Sen's Bengali film Krishnakanter Will,[23] in which she played Bhromor.[24] In 2014, she made her Bollywood debut in Nagesh Kukunoor's Lakshmi.[25] The film is about human trafficking and child prostitution and Thakur plays a 15-year-old girl who gets trapped in it.[26] She was seen in a guest appearance as a Kashmiri Girl in 2014 film PK. Thakur has also a played a cameo role in film Secret Superstar released in 2017. She will be seen in Abbas Tyrewala's multistarrer Mango.[27] She also acted in a short film titled Jangle Bells along with Namit Das. The film came out on Christmas of 2015.[28]

DiscographyEdit

Early years (2000-2012)Edit

Monali started her career in 2000 with the song 'Sundar Kato Sundar' from the Bengali movie Sajoni Aamar Sohag, sung along with Kavita Krishnamurti, Goutam Ghose and Pratik Choudhary. But this didn't gave her recognition. She become known after participating in second season of Singing Reality show Indian Idol in 2005, She was eliminated very early and stood at 9th position. About her experience with Indian Idol, which ran for up to six months, Thakur said that she was mostly nervous the entire time. "I would get severe anxiety attacks while singing on stage and I wish I had more fun at the time".However, she opened up about the impact of participating in and winning these shows: "You win good money and it gives you face value but you can only capitalise it for no more than a couple of months. The real war starts afterwards once you start working bit by bit".[29]

After this, She got her Bollywood Debut song 'Kubool Kar le' in the 2006 film Jaan-E-Mann, though this was first song as a playback singer, composed by Indian Idol judge Anu Malik in 2006, but she considers her real breakthrough to be the superhit Zara Zara Touch Me, by music director Pritam in the 2008 film Race.[29] she sang two songs, 'Khwab Dekhe-Sexy Lady' and 'Zara Zara Touch Me', which was enormously successful. She was originally scheduled to sing only 'Zara Zara Touch Me', but later sung both. According to her: "Ramesh ji and Kumar ji [the producers of Race] had signed me up for an album for Tips at a time independent albums had become extinct, but they liked my voice, and Pritam got me to sing for a scratch recording. Abbas-Mustan [the directors] liked it, and that is how I got the other song, Khwab Dekhe, too".[29] Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama picked it along with 'pehli Nazar Mein' as the biggest hits of the album and praised the song calling it fresh, naughty and seductive.[30] Zara Zara Touch Me became one of the year's biggest chartbusters[29] That year, She also sung the song 'Meow' with Suzanne D'Mello composed by again Pritam. Also, she performed the title track of Bengali Series Ekhane Aakash Neel which is an Official Remake of StarPlus Sanjivani (2002 TV series). In 2009, her first song was 'Khudaya khair' from Billu which she co-sung with Soham Chakrabarty. The song received mixed reviews from critics but Monali was praised for her sweet vocals.[31] Her other songs that year included 'Do Dil Hai Janwa', 'Hai Junoon' and some Bengali tracks like 2 songs, 'Prithibi Onek Boro' and 'Kalke Jilam Jajaber' in Love (2008 Bengali film) and 3 songs in Dujone.

In 2010, she sang the song 'Dilrubaon ke Jalwe' in the film Dulha Mil Gaya with Amit Kumar. Shot on Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita Sen, the song met with positive reviews where Bollywood Hungama praised her completely changed vocals compared to her previous songs.[32] Next, she sang a solo track 'Ishq Mein' in Prince (2010 film). The song was praised where critics called it upbeat and her vocals seductive.[33] That year, she also sang 'Anjaana Anjaani ki Kahani' from Anjaana Anjaani. The refreshing song composed by Vishal & Shekhar along with the whole album received huge critical acclaim.[34][35] After a series of Bengali songs, like 'It's Only Pyaar', 'O Yaara Ve', 'Bol Na Aar' from Dui Prithibi (2010 film), 3 Tracks in Kellafate, and many more os such, in 2011, she sang songs like 'Naina', 'Ayo Manaye Jashn','Tik Tuk' from Rascals, 'Give it up' from United Six, 'Haal-e-dil' from Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap composed by Vishal & Shekhar, co-sung with Amitabh Bachchan. She also lend her voice to 3 songs, 'Ke Se', 'O Shona Eshona' and 'Mon Banjara' to 2011 Bengali film Fighter. This was followed by some more Bengali tracks.

In 2012, she sang 'Tu Mohabbat Hai' from Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya with Atif Aslam, composed by Sachin-Jigar, the song received critical acclaim.[36] Apart from other songs that year, she sang 'Aga Bai' along with Shalmali Kholgade from the movie Aiyyaa. The song composed by Amit Trivedi was a hit and had favourable reviews where Filmfare called it a 'Fast-paced Disco Number'.[37] About the song she said: "I was feeling incomplete at the time as I had so much to offer, So, I would complain to Amit [Trivedi], saying what was the point of doing riyaaz [practice] for 10-12 hours if I cannot use it. Then, he asked me to sing a thumri in Aga Bai, parts of which had already been sung by Shalmali Kholgade".[29] Among others, She also Sang a Bengali Track 'Shadow Tales' in the film Aparajita Tumi.Composed by Shantanu Moitra, the song was appreciated by critics.[38]

'Sawaar Loon' and Bollywood film debut as an actress (2013-2014)Edit

In 2013, Thakur sang 'Sawaar Loon', a melodious track composed by Amit Trivedi from the film Lootera. The song met with highly positive reviews, Filmfare wrote, "Monali Thakur instills sugar in our ears, the '50s orchestration, coupled with the perfect pitch of the singer manages to take you back to a bygone era",[39] while Mohar Basu of Koimoi wrote, "A romantic ballad out of the 50s, the song sung by Monali Thakur is astonishingly wonderful. Thakur's heart melting voice is gripping and Amit Trivedi's tunes and Amitabh Bhattacharya's heart wrenching lyrics skillfully weaves a wonderful tapestry of music that we can call sheer finesse. The playful drift of Thakur's voice, is abundant in naivety making the song soulfully innocent".[40] The song won her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.[41] Her next releases that year were 'Hip Hop Pammi' from Ramaiya Vastavaiya sung with Mika Singh, 'Muh Meetha Kara De' from Rabba Main Kya Karoon, 'Laila' from Nasha. Also, she sang the title track of I Don't Luv U along with Neuman Pinto, the singer's voice was praised, though the song was not.[42] 'Raghupati Raghav' from Krrish 3 was her next release, co-sung with Neeraj Shridhar and composed by Rajesh Roshan, the song received praise where singers were applauded for energetic vocals.[43] Her Next releases that year were 2 tracks from the movie I, Me Aur Main, 'Darbadar' in which she collaborated again with Sachin-Jigar and 'Meri Jaaniye' performed alongside Shaan. while the former, a classical touch song, the latter is a Romantic Number with a Western Touch. Both of them were well appreciated by critics where, Suparna Thombare of 'Bollywood Life' stated about 'Darbadar' that "The ektara, clap sounds and Monali Thakur's silken voice lead you into this Sufi number that slowly zooms into a high energy song. Monali gets the chance to sing a semi-classical number for the first time and she truly shines,[44] Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama stated about 'Meri Jaaniye' "It is good to see Monali wear a different hat for this one and step into a Western avtar".[45] She performed a female solo 'Laila' in Nasha, composed by musical duo Sangeet-Siddharth, the song was well received and called a sweet one.[46] That year also, she sang some Bengali tracks.

In 2014, Thakur made her film debut with Lakshmi dealing with the harsh realities of human trafficking and child prostitution, which continues behind closed curtains in rural areas of India. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the film did not perform well and received mixed reviews by critics but Thakur's performance was praised.[47] She won Best Actress Award at the South-Asian International Film Festival in Washington DC, making her the first Bollywood singer to have won.[48] That year, She also Collaborated with Bappi Lahiri for the Bangla version of the song 'Tune Mari Entriyan' from the film Gunday. The song was a chartbuster in both Hindi and Bangla. Mitesh Saraf of 'Plannet Bollywood' appreciated the song "Bappi Lahiri and Monali Thakur takes centre stage and both does really well in maintaining the entertainment quotient"[49] while, Rediff.com stated "Monali Thakur goes all out to make the best use of the platform provided to her. A chartbuster all the way".[50] She provided English Vocals in the song 'Love Me Thoda Aur' sung by Arijit Singh for the film Yaariyan (2014 film). During the year, She voiced for some other songs, 'Sweety' from Bobby Jasoos performed alongside Aishwarya Nigam and composed by Shantanu Moitra, the song received mixed reviews,[51][52] the Title Track of Karle Pyaar Karle co-sung with Benny Dayal, the reviews for the songs were fair.[53]

'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' and further hits (2015-2017)Edit

She began the new year with a song 'Turram Khan' in Hawaizaada, co-sung by Papon and Ayushmann Khurrana. 'Karthik' of Milliblog stated, "superbly led by Papon, till Ayushmann Khurrana and Monali Thakur interject later in the song with a lively melodic distraction".[54] After it, She sung 3 Bengali songs of which 2, 'Ure Geche' and 'Tumi Aashe Paashe' composed by Indraadip Dasgupta from the film Parbona Ami Chartey Tokey, 1 song 'Kono Ek Nilchee Pari' from Black.

This year turned out to be again very successful for her when she sung a semi-classical melody 'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Composed by Anu Malik. A separate male version of the song is sung by Papon. According to her, "It doesn’t happen often that in the world of EDMs and Hiphop Bollywood numbers one gets a chance to sing evergreen rich Indian melody, hence I can’t thank Anu Ji enough to trust me as a singer with this beautiful song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" , thus keeping a promise he made years back to me in a reality show where I was just a contestant".[55] The Song became a Chartbuster and was Highly appreciated by Audience as well as Critics.[55] Prateek Sur of 'Bollywood Life' commented, "Monali impresses with her melodic vocals".[56] The song won her several awards including National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer at the 63rd National Film Awards,[57] IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer at 17th IIFA Awards.[58] Also, she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the same. The composer Anu Malik as well as lyricist of the song Varun Grover won several awards. Varun won National Film Award for Best Lyrics for it.[59] As of 2021, the lyrical video of the song has garnered more than 130 Million views on YouTube. On winning prestigious National Award, Thakur says, "This gives a lot of happiness when you know that you have won an award or for that matter that you have been nominated for your work. I realised the actual gravity of this award when I saw the reactions of family and friends".[57]

Monali Thakur discography
Hindi songs70
Non-film songs26
Non-Hindi film songs50
Total146

This is the list of songs recorded by an Indian female playback singer Monali Thakur.

Film songsEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Film Composer Language Notes
2000 "Sundar Kato Sundar" Sajoni Aamar Sohag Bengali with Kavita Krishnamurthy, Goutam Ghose and Pratik Choudhury
2006 "Kubool Kar Le" Jaan-E-Mann Anu Malik Hindi
2008 "Goodnight" Dil Kabaddi Sachin Gupta
"Zara Zara Touch Me" Race Pritam
"Khwaab Dekhe" (Sexy Lady)
"Race saannsoin ki"
"Race on my mind"
"Meow" Golmaal Returns
2009 "Khudaya Khair" Billu
"Hai junoon" (remix) New York
"Do Dil Hain Janwa" Bolo Raam Sachin Gupta
"Bodhua " Dujone Jeet Gannguli Bengali
"Kar Chokhe"
"Sonali Rodudure"
"Prithibi Onek Boro" Love
"Kalke Chilam Jajabar"
2010 "It's Only Pyar" Dui Prithibi Samidh-Rishi
"O Yaara Ve" Jeet Gannguli
"Bol Na Aar"
"My Heart" Mon Je Kore Uru Uru
"Jibon Jr Mela Re Bhai" Kellafate
"Lal Gaanda Phool"
"Premer Gale Chuma De"
"Bolo Na Tumi Aamar" Bolo Na Tumi Aamar
"Ei Gambat"
"Keu Mone Mone" Josh
"Shabba Rabba Reeba Ru" Le Chakka Indradip Dasgupta
"Dilrubaon Ke Jalwe" Dulha Mil Gaya Lalit Pandit Hindi
"Ishq Mein" Prince Sandeep Shirodkar
"Prince Reprise"
"Jingle Jingle" Badmaash Company Pritam
"Golmaal" Golmaal 3
"Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani" Anjaana Anjaani Vishal-Shekhar
2011 "Naina" Kucch Luv Jaisaa Pritam
"Aao Manaye Jashn" Tum Hi To Ho Anand-Milind
"Tik Tuk" Rascals Vishal-Shekhar
"Rishta Banao" Hostel Virag Mishra
"Thik Thakish" Jaani Dyakha Hawbe Indradeep Dasgupta
Neel Dutt
Bengali
"Oh Sona Eshona" Fighter Indradeep Dasgupta
"Ke Se"
"Mon Banjara"
"Eta Ki Bhul" Romeo Jeet Gannguli
"Jani na" Faande Poriya Boga Kaande Re
"Akasher Nile"
"Give Me Freedom" Bhorer Alo
"Happy Birthday " Tomay Bhalobashye Anand-Milind
"Haal-E-Dil Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Vishal-Shekhar Hindi
"Give It Up" United Six Pritam
2012 "Tu Mohabbat Hai" Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Sachin–Jigar
"Ho Jaayega" "From Sydney With Love" Sohail Sen
"Ho Jaayega remix"
Mr. Bhatti on Chutti Channi Singh
"Aga Bai" Aiyyaa Amit Trivedi
"Dariya Ho" Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Sajid–Wajid
"Shadow Tales " Aparajita Tumi Shantanu Moitra Bengali
"Darlling Oh My Darling" Le Halua Le Jeet Gannguli
"Chaap Nish Na" Bapi Bari Ja
"Rukega Badal" Macho Mastana Samidh Mukerjee
"Peepni" Jo Hum Chahein Sachin Gupta
Kumaar
Hindi
"Mumkin Nahi" Qasam Se Qasam Se Sayanthi–Shailendra
"Tu Ru Tu Ru Tu" Will You Marry Me? Sachin Gupta
"Golemale Pirit Koro Na" 3 Kanya Indradeep Dasgupta Bengali
"It's 100% Love" 100% Love Jeet Gannguli
Samidh Mukerjee
2013 "Inkaar" (Theme) Inkaar Shantanu Moitra Hindi
"Conspiracy" Madras Cafe
"Darbadar" I, Me Aur Main Sachin–Jigar
"Meri Jaaniye"
"Oh Madhu" Rangbaaz Jeet Gannguli Bengali
"Love You Soniyo"
"O Shona " Loveria Samidh Mukerjee
"Nachlay Nachlay" Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke Sangeet-Siddharth Hindi
"Hip Hop Pammi" Ramaiya Vastavaiya Sachin-Jigar
Sandeep Shirodkar
"Sawar Loon" Lootera Amit Trivedi
"Ichhe Joto Uriye Debo" Boss Jeet Gannguli Bengali
"Joto Dur Jabe Chhokh " Hanuman.com Indradeep Dasgupta
"Muh Meetha Kara De" Rabba Main Kya Karoon Salim-Sulaiman Hindi
"I Don't Luv U" I Don't Luv U Aman Benson & Amit Kasaria
"Laila" Nasha Sangeet-Siddharth
"Raghupati Raghav" Krrish 3 Rajesh Roshan
"Yaro Yaro" Madha Yaanai Koottam N. R. Raghunanthan Tamil
2014 "Tune Maari Entriyaan" (Bangla Version) Gunday Sohail Sen Hindi
Gunday (Bengali) Bengali
"Love Me Thoda" Yaariyan Anupam Amod Hindi
"He Naropishach" Arundhati Jeet Gannguli
Saluri Koteswara Rao
Bengali
"Ei Bhalo Ei Kharap" Golpo Holeo Shotti Indradeep Dasgupta
"Sweety" Bobby Jasoos Shantanu Moitra Hindi
"Aa Ghar Chalein Hum" Lakshmi
"Karle Pyaar Karle" Karle Pyaar Karle Meet Bros Anjjan
2015 "Turram Khan" Hawaizaada Rochak Kohli
"Ure Geche" "Parbona Ami Chartey Tokey" Indradeep Dasgupta Bengali
"Tumi Ashe Paashe"
"Kono Ek Nilchee Pari" Black Daboo
"Moh Moh ke Dhaage" Dum Laga Ke Haisha Anu Malik Hindi
"Dhol Baaje" Ek Paheli Leela Meet Bros Anjjan
2016 "Dil Ye Ladaku" Saala Khadoos Santhosh Narayanan
"Cham Cham" Baaghi Meet Bros
"Chappan Taal" Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa Abhisekh Majumder
"Dhanak" (Title song) Dhanak Tapas Relia
"Laila Majnu" Awesome Mausam Javed Ali
"Saazish" Mumbai 125 KM Mani Sharma
"Chakum Chukum" Power Jeet Gannguli Bengali
2017 "Badri Ki Dulhania" Badrinath Ki Dulhania Tanishk Bagchi Hindi
"Khol De Baahein" Meri Pyaari Bindu Sachin–Jigar
"Miliyo Re" Monsoon Shootout Rochak Kohli
"Yeh Awaaz Hai" Indu Sarkar Anu Malik
"On Top of the World"[60] Shell #makethefuture campaign Global music artists – Jennifer Hudson, Pixie Lott, Luan Santana, Yemi Alade and Monali Thakur English
"Soojiga Nanava" Vardhana Methews Manu Kannada
"Jio Pagla" (title track) Jio Pagla Jeet Gannguli Bengali
"Hawai Hawai"
2018 "Yeh Dil Jo Hai Badmaash Hai" Phir Se Hindi
"Ei Mon" Jole Jongole Bengali
"Tara Khoshe Pore" Ghare & Baire Anupam Roy
"Im in Love" Ami Neta Hobo Ahamed Humaun
"Chal" October Shantanu Moitra Hindi
"Tere Jaisa Tu Hai" Fanney Khan Amit Trivedi
"Fu Bai Fu"
"Monobina" Gold Tanishk Bagchi
"Naalum Naalum" 60 Vayadu Maaniram Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
2019 "Bolo Na Radhika" Shahjahan Regency Prasen (Prasenjit Mukherjee) Bengali
"Zilla Hilela" Jabariya Jodi Tanishk Bagchi Hindi
"Naya Jahan" Aladdin Alan Menken
"Speechless part 1"
"Speechless part 2 "
"Ho Jaa Awara" Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tanishk Bagchi
2020 "Jhilmil Piya" Shakuntala Devi Sachin-Jigar
"Mummy Kasam" Coolie No. 1 (2020 film) Tanishk Bagchi
2021 "Chup kore tui" Ei Ami Renu Rana Mazumdar Bengali

Non-film songsEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Co-Singer(s) Composer Notes
Woh Pehli Bar 2006 Antara Mitra, Amey Date, N.C. Karunya, Meenal Jain, Neha Kakkar, Sagar Sawarkar, Sandeep Acharya, Panna Gill, Ravi Tripathi Indian Idol Season 2 Theme song
"Ekhane Aakash Neel" Title Track 2008 Solo Jeet Gannguli Bangla Serial
"Ek Poloke Ektu Dekha"

Title Track

2010 Solo Jeet Gannguli Bangla Serial
"Star Jalsha Parivaar Award"

Title Track

2011-12 Jeet Gannguli, Kunal Ganjawala, Madhuraa Bhattacharya Jeet Gannguli Award Show
"Ye Mera India Anthem" 2013 Shaan Lesle Lewis
2015 Neeti Mohan, Salim Merchant Salim-Sulaiman
"Googly Woogly Wooksh" 2015 Jeet Gannguli Jeet Gannguli Commercial Ad
"Googly Woogly Wooksh Reloaded" 2016 Armaan Malik
"Naamkarann" Title Track 2016 Solo Anu Malik Hindi Serial
"Sakhya Re" Title Track 2017 Solo Pankaj Padghan Marathi Serial
"P.C Chandra Jewellery Theme Song" 2017 Solo Anupam Roy Commercial Ad
"Tamanna" 2018 Producer-Bert Eliot, Written by -Amitabh Bhattacharya Monali Thakur YouTube
"Shy Mora Saiyaan" 2018 Piyush Mehroliyaa Meet Bros Mb Music
"Jiya Jale" 2018 Mickey Singh "Zee5" Lockdown
"Gur Nalon Ishq Meetha" 2018 Mickey Singh "Zee5" Lockdown
"O Re Naseeba" 2019 Solo Sanjeev-Ajay Eros Now
"Jalsa 10e 10" 2019 Solo Jeet Ganguly
"Sufiyana Pyaar Mera" Title Track 2019 Javed Ali, Shabab Sabri Wajid Khan
"Kare Naina" (House of ishQ) 2019 Ishq Bector Ishq Bector POP
"Pani Pani Re"(reprise) 2019 Solo Vishal Bharadwaj Sony Music
"Saach Bharat anthem" 2019 Kailash Kher Saach Bharat Mission
"Dugga elo" 2019 Solo Guddu Zee Music Company
"Jana Gana"-National Anthem 2020 Solo YouTube
"Guzaar Jayega" 2020 Various Unknown An Initiative by Indian Artists- Project of Hope
"Dil Ka Fitoor" 2020 Solo Kaushik-Guddu YouTube
"Aaina" 2020 Duet Ranajoy Bhattacharya
"Elo Maa Dugga Thakur" 2020 Sonu Nigam, Jeet Gannguli Jeet Gannguli

FilmographyEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film / Reality Show / Television Role Notes
2006 Indian Idol Season 2 Contestant 9th place Sony TV
2007 Krishnakanter Will Bhramar Bengali film
2009–2011 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bangla Judge With Sadhna Sargam, Shantanu Moitra, Babul Supriyo, Kumar Sanu, Haimanti Sukla

Zee Bangla

2010 Ke Hobe Biggest Fan Guest With Anurag Basu

Zee Bangla

2012 Coke Studio Season 2 Herself MTV
Songs-(Shedding Skin,Dil Cheez)
2014 Lakshmi Lakshmi Hindi film
2014 Mango Herself Post-production
2014 Bollywood Business

(Interview)

Herself Zee ETC Bollywood
2014 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014 Judge With Shaan, Alka Yagnik

Zee Tv

2014 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bangla Guest Judge With Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan

Zee Bangla

2014 PK Kashmiri girl Side role (guest appearance)
2015 Debi Lali Bengali short film
2015 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Grand Finale North America Judge With Ali Zafar

Zee TV USA

2016 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Sangeet er Sera Mancha Judge With Shantanu Moitra, Shubha Mudgal

Zee Bangla

2016 Comedy Nights Live Guest Colors TV
2017 The Drama Company Guest Sony TV
2017 Secret Superstar Herself (cameo) Hindi film
2017 Rising Star Judge & Expert With Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh

Colors TV

2017 The Stage Guest Judge With Vishal Dadlani, Monica Dogra, Ehsaan Noorani

Colors Infinity

2018 MTV Unplugged Herself MTV 5 Songs
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Guest With Shankar Mahadevan

Colors TV

2018 Rising Star India (Season 2) Judge & Expert With Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh

Colors TV

2018 Musically Yours- Exclusive Interview Herself Bollywood Hungama
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat (Season 2) Guest with Udit Narayan

Colors TV

2018 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Sangeet er Sera Mancha Judge With Shantanu Moitra, Srikanto Acharya

Zee Bangla

2018 Comedy Circus Guest Sony TV
2019 Gata Rahe Mera Dil Guest Tez
2019 Amazon Great Festival Live Herself Sony Music
Songs-(Iktara,Desi Girl, Sajda, Mitwa)
2019 MTV Youth Judge MTV
2020 Super Singer Judge (Audition Round) Star Jalsa

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category Song and film Result
National Film Awards
2015 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Won
Filmfare Awards
2014 Best Female Playback Singer "Sawar Loon" (Lootera) Won
2016 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Nominated
2018 Best Female Playback Singer "Khol De Baahein" (Meri Pyaari Bindu) Nominated
Screen Awards
2014 Best Female Playback Singer "Sawar Loon" (Lootera) Nominated
2016 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards
2009 Best Female Playback Singer "Zara Zara Touch Me" (Race) Nominated
2014 Best Female Playback Singer "Sawar Loon" (Lootera) Nominated
2016 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Won
Zee Cine Awards
2014 Best Playback Singer – Female "Sawar Loon" (Lootera) Nominated
2016 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Nominated
Times of India Film Awards
2016 Best Playback Singer – Female "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Nominated
Global Indian Music Academy Awards
2014 Best Female Playback Singer "Sawar Loon" (Lootera) Nominated
2016 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Nominated
Mirchi Music Awards
2011 Upcoming Female Vocalist "Aga bai"(Aiyaa) Nominated[citation needed]
2013 Best Playback Singer -Female "Sawar Loon" (Lootera) Nominated[citation needed]
2015 Best Playback Singer – Female "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Nominated[61]
2017 Best Playback Singer – Female "Badri Ki Dulhania" (Badrinath Ki Dulhania) Nominated[62]
Star Guild Awards
2009 Best Female Playback Singer "Zara Zara Touch Me" (Race) Nominated
2014 Best Playback Singer – Female "Sawar Loon" (Lootera) Nominated
2016 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Won
BIG Star Entertainment Awards
2013 Best Entertaining Singer Female "Sawar loon" (Lootera) Nominated
Stardust Awards
2016 Best Female Playback Singer "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) Nominated
Sony Mix Audience Music Awards
2018 Best Female Playback Singer "Khol De Baahein" (Meri Pyaari Bindu) Nominated

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