Singer Shreya Ghoshal is undoubtedly one of the best finds in the music industry. Gifted with a mesmerising voice, she has established herself in almost every industry down South and up North. As the singer turns 36, here’s a look at six of her songs that we truly enjoy.
‘Munbe Vaa En Anbe Vaa’ – Sillunu Oru Kadhal, 2006
I always believed it was Bhumika Chawla, the heroine featuring in the song, singing for herself in this one. Little did I know there’s someone behind who has put her heart and soul into the song. A breezy romantic number that’s still a part of every ‘Romantic Songs’ playlist. ‘Munbe Vaa En Anbe Vaa’ features in TN Krishna‘s Sillunu Oru Kadhal which starred Suriya, Jyothika, and Vadivelu in lead roles. AR Rahman was the composer.
‘Ishq Hua’ – Aaja Nachale, 2007
One can say that this is an underrated song of the singer, given the number of songs she has sung. She manages to be spot on when it comes to exuding the feeling of love. ‘Ishq Hua’ features in Anil Mehta‘s Aaja Nachle which starred Madhuri Dixit, Kunal Kapoor, and Konkona Sen Sharma in lead roles. Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant were the composers.
‘Bahara’ – I Hate Luv Storys, 2010
If someone tells you that they didn’t travel into a dream world like Sonam Kapoor did in this song, it’s time to cut all ties with them. It’s almost impossible to not be drowned in your own world when you’ve got Shreya on the vocals. ‘Bahara’ features in Punit Malhotra’s I Hate Luv Storys which starred Imran Khan, Sammir Dattani and Samir Soni in lead roles. Vishal–Shekhar were the composers.
‘Ghoomar’ – Padmaavat, 2018
Never heard of this song? Run up to the nearest college in your locality and there’s a chance you’d witness groups of girls performing to this peppy yet melodious number. Shreya’s voice adds to the grandeur of the mise en scène. ‘Ghoomar’ features in Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Padmaavat which starred Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was the composer.
‘Ninaithu Ninaithu’ – 7G Rainbow Colony, 2004
There’s love and there’s melancholy. Who else besides Shreya do you call? Once you’re hooked onto this, there’s no going back. ‘Ninaithu Ninaithu’ features in Selvaraghavan‘s 7G Rainbow Colony which starred Ravi Krishna, Sonia Agarwal, and Suman Shetty in lead roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja was the composer.
‘Un Perai Sollum’ – Angadi Theru, 2010
A soul-stirring number from the singer which talks about how devoted a couple is to each other. She goes from high to low with such ease while also retaining the helplessness one would feel without their better half. ‘Un Perai Sollum’ features in Vasanthabalan‘s Angadi Theru which starred debutant Mahesh, Anjali, Pandi and director A Venkatesh in lead roles. GV Prakash Kumar was the composer.