Shalmali Kholgade

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Shalmali Kholgade
Shalmali Kholgade at TOIFA 2013.jpg
Shalmali Kholgade at the Times of India Film Awards 2013
Background information
Birth name Shalmali Kholgade
Born (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 26)
Mumbai, India
Genres Western music, Filmi, Hindustani classical music
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present

Shalmali Kholgade (Marathi: शाल्मली खोलगडे) (born 2 January 1988) is an Indian singer-songwriter from Mumbai.[1] She is best known as a playback singer in Hindi films.

Her Bollywood playback singing career began with the song "Pareshaan" from the film Ishaqzaade, for which she won several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. She followed it up with hits like "Daaru Desi" from Cocktail, "Lat Lag Gayee" from Race 2, and "Balam Pichkari" from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Shalmali made her film debut with a supporting role in the 2009 Ranjan Singh's Marathi film Tu Maza Jeev, which was released Maharashtra Day.[2]

Music career[edit]

Career beginning (2004–2011)[edit]

Shalmali began performing at the age of 16 and has had her tutelage in music from the age of 8 years under her mother, Uma Kholgade – an Indian classical singer and theatre personality. She later continued her music education under Shubhada Paradkar and has also recently been accepted by the L.A. Music Academy for their April semester but decided not to attend, due to her recording commitments.

A versatile singer who sings both in English and Hindi. Shalmali paid a 2-hour tribute to one of her favourite singers; Amy Winehouse last year at Blue Frog, Mumbai which was attended widely. She is also a vocalist with Mikey McCleary's popular act 'The Bartender' where she has performed beautiful renditions of vintage Bollywood songs revamping it with a flavour of sensuous, old school jazz, and is featured on their second album, 'B Seventy'. Furthering her versatility as a performer, Shalmali has performed as a soloist with a Latvian troupe in a Cabaret named Bombaloo which toured Moscow, Russia and Yerevan, Armenia. [3]

Shalmali has been singing professionally in Mumbai for several years, Shalmali started singing as a background vocal singer for Ali Zafar's songs.[4]

Singing debut in films & breakthrough (2012–Present)[edit]

Shalmali made her debut as a lead vocalist in Bollywood playback singing in 2012 with the song Pareshaan from film Ishaqzaade under the music of Amit Trivedi. The song was a critical and commercial success, topping charts across India.[5][6] For Pareshaan Kholgade won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer among several other awards. Her other two songs in 2012, Daaru Desi from Cocktail,[7][8] and Aga Bai from Aiyyaa, both became hits.[9] In 2013, Kholgade's first track, Lat Lag Gayee from the movie Race 2 met with immense commercial appreciation. The song remained on the top of the charts for many weeks and became hugely popular in dance clubs. Kholgade received further critical and commercial success with the track Balam Pichkari from the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. For the song, Kholgade received many nominations including her second Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer nomination. Apart from singing in Bollywood, Kholgade has sung in other languages as well. She also sang the title track in Shuddh Desi Romance which got her more critical appreciation.

Film songs[edit]

Year Film Title Song Title Notes
2012 Ishaqzaade "Pareshaan" Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
2012 Cocktail "Daaru Desi"
Tum Hi ho Bandhu
2012 Aiyyaa "Aga Bai"
2013 Race 2 "Lat Lag Gayi"
2013 Akaash Vani "Rumani"
2013 Mere Dad Ki Maruti "Main Senti Hoon"
2013 Naan Rajavaga Pogiren "Raja Raja" Tamil Song
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani "Balam Pichkari" Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
2013 Pune 52 "Jag Saare Badle" Marathi Song
2013 Proloy "Kala Koi Geli" Bengali Song
2013 Satyagraha "Janta Rocks"
2013 Maazii "Zindagi"
2013 Shuddh Desi Romance "Shuddh Desi Romance"
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero "Hey Mr DJ"
2013 Toofan "Preminchaa" Telugu Song
2013 Raja Rani "Oday Oday.." Tamil song
2013 Sixteen "Solah Baras Ki"
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein "Chingam Chabake"
2014 Main Tera Hero "Besharmi Ki Height"
"Shanivaar Raati"
2014 The Xposé "Catch Me If You Can"
"Surroor"
2014 Humshakals "Piya Ke Bazaar Mein"
"Barbaad Raat"
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania "D Se Dance"
2014 It's Entertainment "Tera Naam Doon"
2014 Bindaas "Bhalobeshe Kono Bhool Korini Ami" Bengali Song
2014 Daawat-E-Ishq "Shayarana"

| 2014 || Happy Journey || "Fresh" ||Marathi Song

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Category Song and Film Result
Filmfare Awards
2013 Best Female Playback Singer "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Won
2014 Best Female Playback Singer "Balam Pichkari" (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) Nominated
Screen Awards
2013 Best Female Playback Singer "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Won
2014 Best Female Playback Singer "Balam Pichkari" (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) Nominated
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
2013 Best Female Playback Singer "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Nominated
Zee Cine Awards
2013 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Award for Fresh Singing Talent "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Won
Best Playback Singer – Female "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Nominated
2014 Best Playback Singer – Female "Balam Pichkari" (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) Nominated
Times of India Film Awards
2013 Best Playback Singer – Female "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Won
Stardust Awards
2013 Best Female Playback Singer "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Won
BIG Star Indian Music Awards
2013 Best Playback Singer – Female "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Nominated
Star Guild Awards
2013 Best Female Playback Singer "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Won
Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Music Awards
2013 Best Playback Singer – Female "Pareshaan" (Ishaqzaade) Nominated

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