Shreya Ghoshal (born March 12, 1984) is an Indian playback singer who mainly sings in Hindi films as well as in other Indian regional languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. She has received numerous awards and nominations including four National Film Awards for Best playback singer, three State Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards (four for Best playback singer) and seven Filmfare Awards South. She established herself as a leading female playback singers of Indian cinema.
Ghoshal's career began when she won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contest as an adult. Her Bollywood playback singing career began with Devdas, for which she received National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer along with Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Since then, she has received many other awards. Ghoshal was also honored from the U.S. state of Ohio, wherein governor Ted Strickland declared June 26 as "Shreya Ghoshal Day". She was also featured in the Forbes’ Top 100 celebrities of India. In 2013, Ghoshal became the third Indian to have over 10 million likes in the social networking site Facebook after A. R. Rahman and Sachin Tendulkar, and thereby, the first Indian woman too in this regard. She was also declared the most popular artist on Saavn (an Indian music streaming service) in 2013, followed by Arijit Singh, A. R. Rahman, Atif Aslam and Mohit Chauhan.