Mona Ghosh Shetty

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Mona Ghosh Shetty
Native name मोना घोष शेट्टी (Hindi)
মোনা ঘোষ শেট্টি (Bengali)
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 38)[1]
Mumbai, India
Other names Mona Shetty
Mona Ghosh
Occupation Voice actress, singer, director
Years active 1983–present
Parent(s) Leela Roy Ghosh † (Mother)

Mona Ghosh Shetty (Hindi: मोना घोष शेट्टी, Bengali: মোনা ঘোষ শেট্টি; born 22 April 1978 in Mumbai) is an Indian voice-dubbing artist, singer and director. 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 as president known as Sound & Vision India located 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 dubs in English, Hindi, Bengali, and Oriya professionally, but if a Katrina Kaif ad becomes popular then she says that she has to do it in all the 10 official regional languages: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Oriya and Assamese.she says "I don’t know all the languages. There is always a supervisor who tells you about the nuances of the language and how it should be spoken." She specializes in dubbing for teenage, young adult and middle-aged female characters. For more than 15 years, she has been dubbing in Hindi for many leading female roles such as 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 Nirnayak (1997) she dubbed for Indrani Banerjee.It was her first film dubbing for a Hindi film. In the past, she used to dub for Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Amisha Patel, Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, and Koena Mitra.

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Airdate Program title Role Language Episodes Notes
5/11/2009 Little Krishna Maa Yashoda Hindi 13

Animated films[edit]

Film title Character Language Year Release Notes
Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan[3] Queen Samyukta Hindi 2008

Dubbing roles[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Program title Original voice Character Dub Language Original Language Number of Episodes Original airdate Dubbed airdate Notes
Sofia the First Julie Nathanson Belle Hindi English 68 (dubbed 1) 11/18/2012-Current 2015-Current Appeared in the episode: "The Amulet and the Anthem." She also sang for the song "Karo Galat Sahi" (English: "Make It Right").

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 English Newsreader A Voice Over In The Opening Of The Film Hindi English 2002 2002
Coca-Cola[4] Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Hrithik As Rohit And Aishwariya As Tina In Their First Coke Advertisement Together Hindi 2000 2000
Sarkar[4] Katrina Kaif Pooja Hindi 2005 2005
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye[4] Katrina Kaif Jia A. Yashvardhan Hindi 2006 2006
Samay: When Time Strikes[4] unknown Namrata Hindi 2003 2003
Rockstar[5] Nargis Fakhri Heer Kaul Hindi 2011 2011
Ghulam[4] Rani Mukherji Alisha Hindi 1998 1998
Dushman[5] Kajol Sonia and Naina Sehgal Hindi 1998 1998
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai[5] Ameesha Patel Sonia Saxena Hindi 2000 2000
Raaz[5] Bipasha Basu Sanjana Dhanraj Hindi 2002 2002
Jism[5] Bipasha Basu Sonia Khanna Hindi 2003 2003
Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story[5] Sonya Jehan Mumtaz Mahal Hindi 2005 2005
Hum Ho Gaye Aapke[5] Reema Sen Chandni Gupta Hindi 2001 2001
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena[5] Koena Mitra Natasha Kapoor Hindi 2005 2005
Apna Sapna Money Money Koena Mitra Julie Fernandez Hindi 2005 2005
Water[5] 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[5] Deepika Padukone Shantipriya and Sandhya Hindi 2007 2007
Deshdrohi Hrishitaa Bhatt Neha (only two lines) Hindi 2008 2008
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
Prince (2010 film) Aruna Shields Maya Hindi 2010 2010
Race 2 Jacqueline Fernandez Tanya Martin/Omisha Hindi 2013 2013
The Mask of Zorro[6] Catherine Zeta-Jones Elena Montero Hindi English 1998 1998 Performed alongside 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[7] Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity Hindi English 1999 1999 Performed alongside 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 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 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
Stuart Little 2[8] Melanie Griffith Margalo (voice) Hindi English 2002 2002
Spider-Man[9] Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson Hindi English 2002 2002
Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson Hindi English 2004 2004 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors
Spider-Man 3[10] Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson Hindi English 2007 2007
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind[11] 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
(First Dub)
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[12] Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore
Natalie Cook
Dylan Sanders
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2000 2000 Rupa Bhimani voiced Cameron Diaz's character in a second Hindi dub of this film.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore
Natalie Cook
Dylan Sanders
Hindi English 2003 2003
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider[12] 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 Rajesh Khattar who voiced Gerard Butler as Terry Sheridan
Ghost Rider Eva Mendes Roxanne Simpson
(First Dub)
Hindi English 2007 2007 She has voiced this character in the original Sound & Vision India Hindi dub.
Wanted Angelina Jolie Fox Hindi English 2008 2008
You Don't Mess with the Zohan[13] Emmanuelle Chriqui Dalia Hakbarah Hindi English 2008 2008
Transformers Megan Fox Mikaela Banes Hindi English 2007 2007 Performed alongside 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[14] Zoe Saldana Neytiri Hindi English 2009 2009
King Kong Naomi Watts Ann Darrow Hindi English 2005 2005 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Jack Black as Carl Denham in the Hindi dubbed version.
Mission Impossible III Michelle Monaghan Julia Hindi English 2006 2006 Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Paula Patton Jane Carter Hindi English 2011 2011 Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Gemma Arterton Princess Tamina Hindi English 2010 2010 Performed alongside 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 Cobie Smulders Maria Hill Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside Rajesh Khattar who voiced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S., Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk, Shakti Singh who dubbed Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Hindi.
John Carter Lynn Collins Dejah Thoris Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside 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 Kalpesh Parekh.[15]
Total Recall Kate Beckinsale Lori Quaid Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside Sanket Mhatre who voiced Colin Farell as Doug Quaid/Carl Hauser in Hindi.
Hellboy Selma Blair Liz Sherman Hindi English 2004 2004 Performed alongside 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.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Keri Russell Ellie Hindi English 2014 2014 Dubbed by Sound & Vision India and performed alongside other Hindi voice artists such as Sharad Kelkar.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Cobie Smulders Maria Hill Hindi English 2014 2014 Performed alongside Shakti Singh who voiced Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Hindi.
Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana Gamora Hindi English 2014 2014 Performed alongside Viraj Adhav who voiced Chris Pratt as Peter Quill in Hindi. View the Hindi Wikipedia page for more info on the Hindi voice cast.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film) Megan Fox April O'Neil Hindi English 2014 2014 Performed alongside Shubhraj Bhat who voiced Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Mayur Vyas who voiced Tony Shalhoub as Splinter, Sanket Mhatre who voiced Johnny Knoxville as Leonardo, Amit Diondy who voiced Noel Fisher as Michelangelo in Hindi.
Kochadaiiyaan Deepika Padukone Princess Vandana Hindi Tamil 2014 2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings María Valverde Zipporah Hindi English 2014 2014
Mr. X (film) Amyra Dastur Hindi 2015 2015
Himmatwala (2013 film)[4] Tamannaah Bhatia Hindi 2013 2013
Avengers: Age of Ultron Cobie Smulders Maria Hill Hindi English 2015 2015 Performed alongside Rajesh Jolly who voiced Don Cheadle as Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk, Shakti Singh who dubbed Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Rajesh Khattar who voiced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Atul Kapoor who voiced Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision in Hindi.
The Guru (2002 film) Marisa Tomei Lexi Hindi English 2002 2002 Performed alongside with Viraj Adhav who voiced Jimi Mistry as Ramu Gupta in Hindi dubbing.

Animated films[edit]

Film Title Character Original voice Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub year Release Notes
Beauty and the Beast[16] 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[12] 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".[17]
Ice Age: Continental Drift Unknown character Unknown voice Hindi English 2012 2012
Disney's Planes Ishani Priyanka Chopra Hindi English 2013 2015
Zootopia Judy Hopps Ginnifer Goodwin Hindi English 2016 2016
The Angry Birds Movie Maya Rudolph Matilda Hindi English 2016 2016

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. K. Sabarinathan and M. Mythili Kiran have directed the Tamil and Telugu dubs respectively.
Iron Man 3 Dubbing Director Sound & Vision India Hindi English 2013 2013 This film was also dubbed into Tamil and Telugu by the same studio. Mona directed the Hindi dub alongside Kalpesh Parekh. K. Sabarinathan and M. Mythili Kiran have directed the Tamil and Telugu dubs respectively.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film) Dubbing Director Sound & Vision India Hindi English 2014 2014 This film was also dubbed into Tamil and Telugu by the same studio. Mona directed the Hindi dub alongside Kalpesh Parekh. K. Sabarinathan and M. Mythili Kiran have directed the Tamil and Telugu dubs respectively. Mona also Hindi dubbed for Megan Fox's character, April O' Neil.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Dubbing Director Sound & Vision India Hindi English 2015 2015 This film was also dubbed into Tamil and Telugu by the same studio. Mona directed the Hindi dub alongside Kalpesh Parekh. K. Sabarinathan and M. Mythili Kiran have directed the Tamil and Telugu dubs respectively.
Jurassic World Dubbing Director Sound & Vision India Hindi English 2015 2015 This film was also dubbed into Tamil and Telugu by the same studio. Mona directed the Hindi dub alongside Kalpesh Parekh. K. Sabarinathan and M. Mythili Kiran have directed the Tamil and Telugu dubs respectively.

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References[edit]

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