Mona Ghosh Shetty

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Mona Ghosh Shetty
Native name मोना घोष शेट्टी (Hindi)
মনা ঘোষ শিল্পা (Bengali)
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 36)[1]
Mumbai, India
Other names Mona Shetty
Mona Ghosh
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 1983–present
Parents Leela Roy Ghosh † (Mother)

Mona Ghosh Shetty (Hindi: मोना घोष शेट्टी;Bengali: মনা ঘোষ শিল্পা) (born: 22 April 1978 in Mumbai) is an Indian voice-dubbing artist and singer. She is the daughter of former voice-dubbing artist Leela Roy Ghosh, who was a veteran in the field. Just like Leela, she can also speak Hindi, Bengali, English, Marathi and Urdu. While she dubs her foreign roles in Hindi most of the time, she also performs her voice-dubbing roles in English and Bengali. She runs a dubbing studio, Sound & Vision India in Andheri, Mumbai city. She used to work with her mother who was the founder and president of the company before her death and they have set up the businesses together in the early 1990s. Her mother died on 11 May 2012.[2]

Dubbing career[edit]

She specialises in dubbing for teenage, young adult and middle-aged female characters. For more than 10 years, she has been dubbing in Hindi for roles played by: Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Kirsten Dunst, Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Drew Barrymore, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacqueline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and other celebrities. She is still the approved Hindi dub-over voice artist for those actresses. Shetty also dubs for television commercials, like an advertisement for an Indian airline. She recently dubbed for Nargis Fakhri in the 2011 film "Rockstar" at Yash Raj Studios.

In the past, she used to dub for Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Amisha Patel, Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, and Koena Mitra.

Dubbing Roles[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Film title Original actress Character Dubbed Language Original Language Original year release Dubbed year release Note(s)
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer Konkona Sen Sharma Meenakshi S. Iyer Hindi English 2002 2002
Sarker[3] Katrina Kaif Pooja Hindi 2005 2005 Mona was called in to dub the dialogues during post-production because of the dissatisfaction of the director with the lines spoken by the actresses. In some cases, the actresses were unable to convey their lines properly due to temporary health problems, despite that the movies were already shot in Hindi.
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye[3] Katrina Kaif Jia A. Yashvardhan Hindi 2006 2006
Samay: When Time Strikes[3] unknown Namrata Hindi 2003 2003
Rockstar[4] Nargis Fakhri Heer Kaul Hindi 2011 2011
Ghulam[3] Rani Mukherji Alisha Hindi 1998 1998
Dushman[4] Kajol Sonia and Naina Sehgal Hindi 1998 1998
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai[4] Ameesha Patel Sonia Saxena Hindi 2000 2000
Raaz[4] Bipasha Basu Sanjana Dhanraj Hindi 2002 2002
Jism[4] Bipasha Basu Sonia Khanna Hindi 2003 2003
Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story[4] Sonya Jehan Mumtaz Mahal Hindi 2005 2005
Hum Ho Gaye Aapke[4] Reema Sen Chandni Gupta Hindi 2001 2001
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena[4] Koena Mitra Natasha Kapoor Hindi 2005 2005
Apna Sapna Money Money Koena Mitra Julie Fernandez Hindi 2005 2005
Water[4] Lisa Ray Kalyani Hindi 2005 2005
Dhoom 2 Rimi Sen Sweety Dixit Hindi 2006 2006
Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa Isha Koppikar Anjali Hindi 2001 2001
Om Shanti Om[4] Deepika Padukone Shantipriya and Sandhya Hindi 2007 2007
Aladin Jacqueline Fernandez Princess Jasmine Hindi 2009 2009
Jannat 2 Esha Gupta Jhanvi Hindi 2012 2012
Murder 2 Jacqueline Fernandez Priya Hindi 2011 2011
Housefull 2 Jacqueline Fernandez Bobby Hindi 2012 2012
Race 2 Jacqueline Fernandez Tanya Martin/Omisha Hindi 2013 2013
The Mask of Zorro[5] Catherine Zeta-Jones Elena Montero Hindi English 1998 1998 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Antonio Banderas as Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro. And also with Shakti Singh who voiced Anthony Hopkins as Diego De La Vega.
The Matrix[6] Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity Hindi English 1999 1999 Performed alongside with Viraj Adhav who voiced Keanu Reeves as Neo, Shakti Singh who voiced Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith and Rajesh Jolly who voiced Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in the Hindi dubbed version.
The Matrix Reloaded Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity Hindi English 2003 2003 Performed alongside with Viraj Adhav who voiced Keanu Reeves as Neo, Rajesh Khattar who voiced Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian, Shakti Singh who voiced Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith and Rajesh Jolly who voiced Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in the Hindi dubbed version.
The Matrix Revolutions Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity Hindi English 2003 2003
Swordfish Halle Berry Ginger Knowles Hindi English 2001 2001 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Hugh Jackman as Stanley Jobson
X-Men Halle Berry Ororo Munroe/Storm Hindi English 2000 2000
X2: X-Men United Halle Berry Ororo Munroe/Storm Hindi English 2003 2003
X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry Ororo Munroe/Storm Hindi English 2006 2006
X-Men: Days of Future Past Halle Berry Ororo Munroe/Storm Hindi English 2014 2014
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Liv Tyler Arwen Undómiel Hindi English 2001 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Liv Tyler Arwen Undómiel Hindi English 2002 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Liv Tyler Arwen Undómiel Hindi English 2003 2004
Spider-Man[7] Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson Hindi English 2002 2002
Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson Hindi English 2004 2004 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors
Spider-Man 3[8] Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson Hindi English 2007 2007
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind[9] Kirsten Dunst Mary Svevo Hindi English 2004 2004
Elizabethtown Kirsten Dunst Claire Colburn Hindi English 2004 2004
The Day After Tomorrow Emmy Rossum Laura Chapman Hindi English 2004 2004
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid KaDee Strickland Samantha Rogers Hindi English 2004 2004
Resident Evil Milla Jovovich Alice Hindi English 2002 2002
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich Alice Hindi English 2004 2004
Resident Evil: Extinction Milla Jovovich Alice Hindi English 2007 2007 Sonia Kulshrestha has voiced this character on the second Hindi dub produced by Main Frame Software Communications for UTV Action that first aired on 22 June 2010.
Charlie's Angels[10] Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore
Natalie Cook
Dylan Sanders
Hindi English 2000 2000
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore
Natalie Cook
Dylan Sanders
Hindi English 2003 2003
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider[10] Angelina Jolie Lara Croft Hindi English 2001 2001
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Angelina Jolie Lara Croft Hindi English 2003 2003 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Gerard Butler as Terry Sheridan
Wanted Angelina Jolie Fox Hindi English 2008 2008
Transformers Megan Fox Mikaela Banes Hindi English 2007 2007 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced John Turturro as Agent Simmons in the Hindi dubbed version.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox Mikaela Banes Hindi English 2009 2009
Avatar[11] Zoe Saldana Neytiri Hindi English 2009 2009
King Kong Naomi Watts Ann Darrow Hindi English 2005 2005 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Jack Black as Carl Denham in the Hindi dubbed version.
Mission Impossible III Michelle Monaghan Julia Hindi English 2006 2006
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Gemma Arterton Princess Tamina Hindi English 2010 2010 Performed alongside with Kabir Bedi who voiced Ben Kingsley's role as Nizam, and Rajesh Khattar who voiced Richard Coyle as Tus and Narrated in the Hindi dubbed version. The original Hindi dubbed version was also aired on UTV Action.
The Avengers Unknown Actress Unknown Character Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
John Carter Lynn Collins Dejah Thoris Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Dominic West as Sab Than in the Hindi dubbed version.
Skyfall Bérénice Marlohe Sévérine Hindi English 2012 2012 Mona's name (credited as Mona Shetty) was mentioned on the Hindi dub credits of the DVD release of the film, also containing the Tamil, Telugu, Russian and Ukrainian credits. She also served as a dubbing director of the Hindi dub, alongside with Kalpesh Parekh.[12]
Total Recall Kate Beckinsale Lori Quaid Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside with Sanket Mhatre who voiced Colin Farell as Doug Quaid/Carl Hauser in hindi.
Hellboy Selma Blair Liz Sherman Hindi English 2004 2004 Performed alongside with Rajesh Jolly who voiced Ron Perlman as Hellboy and also with Viraj Adhav who voiced Rupert Evans as John Myres in the Hindi dubbed version.
Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana Gamora Hindi English 2014 2014 Performed alongside with Viraj Adhav who voiced Chris Pratt as Peter Quill in hindi.

Animated films[edit]

Film Title Character Original voice Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub year Release Notes
Beauty and the Beast[13] Belle Paige O'Hara Hindi English 1991 2009 Aired on TV, dubbed in Hindi. Mona only provided the speaking voice for this character, in the Hindi dub. The singing Hindi voice was provided by Mimosa Pinto.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Belle Paige O'Hara Hindi English 1997 ???? Mona only provided the speaking voice for this character, in the Hindi dub. The singing Hindi voice was provided by Mimosa Pinto.
Belle's Magical World Belle Paige O'Hara Hindi English 1998 ???? Mona only provided the speaking voice for this character, in the Hindi dub. The singing Hindi voice was provided by Mimosa Pinto.
Toy Story 3[10] Barbie Jodi Benson Hindi English 2010 2010
Puss in Boots Kitty Softpaws Salma Hayek Hindi English 2011 2011 Hindi dub released in theatrically and on Home media releases. Her credit name for the role of Kitty was credited as: "MONA SHETTY".[14]
Ice Age: Continental Drift Unknown character Unknown voice Hindi English 2012 2012

Production staff[edit]

Live Action films[edit]

Film title Staff role Studio Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Skyfall Dubbing Director Sound & Vision India Hindi English 2012 2012 This film was also dubbed into Tamil and Telugu by the same studio. Mona directed the Hindi dub alongside with Kalpesh Parekh. K. Sabarinathan and M. Mythili Kiran have directed the Tamil and Telugu dubs respectively.

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