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Shalmali Kholgade (born January 31, 1988) is an Indian singer-songwriter from Mumbai. She is best known as a playback singer in Hindi films.
Shalmali began performing at the age of 16 and has had her tutelage in music from the age of 8 years under her mother, Uma Kholgade - an Indian classical singer and theatre personality. She later continued her music education under Shubhada Paradkar and has also recently been accepted by the L.A. Music Academy for their April semester but decided not to attend, due to her recording commitments.
A versatile singer who sings both in English and Hindi, Shalmali paid a 2 hour tribute to one of her favourite singers; Amy Winehouse last year at Blue Frog, Mumbai which was attended widely. She is also a vocalist with Mikey Mcleary's popular act The Bar tender where she has performed beautiful renditions of vintage Bollywood songs revamping it with a flavour of sensuous, old school jazz and will soon be featured in their upcoming album.
Furthering her versatility as a performer, Shalmali has performed as a soloist with a Latvian troupe in a Cabaret named Bombaloo which toured Moscow, Russia and Yerevan, Armenia.
Shalmali made her debut as a lead vocalist in Bollywood playback singing with the song Pareshaan from 2012 movie Ishaqzaade under the music of Amit Trivedi, which got her critical acclaim. For the song Pareshaan she has won the Filmfare Award 2013 as Best Female Playback Singer. Her second song in Bollywood is Daaru Desi from film Cocktail, became a hit online. She has also sung aga bai in movie Aiyyaa. Her latest song includes Lat Lag Gayi from the movie Race 2. The latest song she has recorded is Balam Pichkari from the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
2012 -Ishaqzaade -"Pareshaan"
2012 - Cocktail - "Daaru Desi"
2012 - Aiyyaa - "Aga Bai"
2013 - Race 2 - "Lat Lag Gayi"
2013 - Akaash Vani - "Rumani"
2013 - Mere Dad Ki Maruti - "Main Senti Hoon"
2013 - Naan Rajavaga Pogiren - "Raja Raja"
2013 - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - "Balam Pichkari"
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