Shreya Ghoshal is one of the most celebrated and acknowledged playback singers in India. She received a National Award for her debut attempt at playback singing, for the film ‘
Devdas’, in the year 2002. Since then, she has tried her hand at different genres of songs, in different languages. There are a large number of Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam songs to her credit. She has got more than 110 awards, including four National Awards and seven Filmfare Awards.
1. “Chandhu Thottille”
This is the first song that won her a Kerala State Award, and it became the first State Award to be given to a North Indian. This song was in the movie Banaras, directed by Nemom Pushparaj, with '
Kavya Madhavan, playing the hero and heroine. 'M. Jayachandran' composed music to the lines written by
2. “Kannondu Chollanu”
This is a song from the 2015 film ‘
Ennu Ninte Moideen’ which became a super hit of the year. Shreya Ghoshal received the award for Best Playback Singer in the IIFA Utsavam 2016. M. Jayachandran is the composer of this song which was written by
Rafeeq Ahammed. She has also sung another admired song, ‘Kaathirunnu’ from the same movie. Sung along with
Vijay Yesudas, both these songs were well received by the audience.
This song won Shreya Ghoshal, the Best Female Playback Singer Award in the 2014 Kerala State Film Awards. Gopi Sunder composed the music for the song. This song appears in the film ‘
How Old Are You’ in which the actress
Manju Warrier made her comeback. Directed by
Rosshan Andrrews, this movie was a blockbuster at the Box-Office in 2014.
4. “Kannodu Kannoram”
This song paved the way towards the 2011 Kerala State Film Awards for Shreya Ghoshal. This song was penned by Rafeeq Ahammed, and
Ramesh Narayan composed the song. It is from the historical film Veeraputhran, directed by P. T. Kunju Muhammed. '
Raima Sen played the role of the main leads. Even though, the movie did not make a commercial success; it created opened many controversies and received critical acclaims.
5. “Nilave Nilave”
This song composed by M. Jayachandran and penned by
Rajeev Alunkal, brought vast critical acclaim for the singer Shreya Ghoshal. Her co-singer
Sudeep Kumar also did a great job in singing it. Shreya Ghoshal got nominated for the Best Female Playback Singer Awards in 2012 for this 4:27 minute song. This 2012 film is a remake of the 1974 movie by the same name ‘Chattakkari’. It features
Hemanth Menon and
Shamna Kasim in the lead roles.
6. “Paattil Ee Paattil”
Written by the famous lyricist 'O. N. V. Kurup', and composed by M. Jayachandran, the songs of the movie ‘
Pranayam’ has been admired a lot. The song “Paattil”, by Shreya Ghoshal, brings out the instinctive feelings and emotions of the heart. She received the Asianet Film Award for the Best Female Playback Singer and also the South Indian Filmfare Award for this song.
7. “Kannoram Chingaram”
This song from the movie Rathinirvedam, brought home for Shreya Ghoshal, the State Award for Best Female Singer in 2011. M. Jayachandran composed the lines written by Murukan Kattakkada. All the songs of this picture, composed by M. Jayachandran got good responses. It is a remake of the 1978 film Rathinirvedam, directed by Bharatan based on Padmarajan’s novel Rathinirvedam.
8. “Eeran Kaattin”
Though, the picture ‘Salalah Mobiles’ did not make much profit at the Box-Office, the song “Eeran Kaattin” by Shreya Ghoshal became noted for its lyrical finesse. Composed by Gopi Sunder, it has a magical soothing effect. B. K Harinarayanan is the lyricist who penned the charming lyrics. This film has
Dulquer Salmaan and
Nazriya Nazim playing the role of the main characters.
This song is from the 2012 film
Bachelor Party, starring
Asif Ali, '
Indrajith Sukumaran, and
Nithya Menen. Composed by
Rahul Raj, the song “Karmukilil” is sung by Shreya Ghoshal and
Nikhil Mathew. Rafeeq Ahammed is the lyricist of all the songs in this movie.
The song “Shalabhamaay” from the film ‘
Kalimannu’ is a soft and sweet one that soothes one’s heart and soul. M. Jayachandran gave music to the lines written by 'O. N. V Kurup'. After a lot of controversies, this film directed by '
Blessy' was released in August 2013 and received positive critical reviews.