They say, ‘A mother is the greatest teacher who teaches you to believe in yourself.’ Shreya, at the age of four, started learning classical music from her own mother and performed for the first time at their club’s annual family function. She was later trained under Padmashree Late Kalyanji Bhai and Late Mukta Bhideji at the age of six.
Before beginning her career as a musician, Shreya attended Atomic Energy Junior College in Mumbai where her primary focus of study was in the field of science.
Even during her college days, Shreya would practise music regularly. Her real break came with Zee TV's singing talent show Sa Re Ga Ma where she was selected for the 75th Children's special episode. She won that special episode and later also became the winner of children's mega final show.
Shreya Ghoshal was discovered by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mother when she noticed Shreya singing at the 75th Special Children Episode of the TV show Sa Re Ga Ma. SLB gave Shreya the opportunity to be the voice of Paro in Devdas after his mother recommended her. It took him a very long time to locate her as he had forgotten her last name.
Post that in 2010, Summer US tour, Shreya received a rare honor from the Governor of the State of Ohio - Governor Ted Strickland, who issued a proclamation declaring June 26, 2010 as Shreya Ghoshal Day.
On 26th April 2013, Shreya was awarded with the highest honor in London by the selected members of Parliament in the House of Commons, making her the only Indian Singer to receive it.
Shreya underwent training in many languages and is fluent in Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada for which she also bagged four national awards by the time she was 26.
Shreya Ghoshals’s first studio albums were in Bengali. Bendhecci Beena (1998), Ekti Kotha (1999) and Bonomali Re (2002) all received massive acclaim.
Shreya Ghoshal was offered a role in a Bollywood film but rejected it in favor of a singing career. She enjoys Symphony and instrumental in western music and her favorite band is ABBA.