Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards including six for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South, four Kerala State Film Awards and two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, she has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema. Ghoshal aspired to become a playback singer from an early age. At the age of four, she started learning music. At the age of six, she started her formal training in classical music. At the age of sixteen, she was noticed by film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she entered and won the television singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Following that, she made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Bhansali's romantic drama Devdas for which she received a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Apart from playback singing, Ghoshal has appeared as a judge on several television reality shows and she appears in music videos.
She performs in musical concerts around the world. She has been honored by the United States state of Ohio, where Gov. Ted Strickland declared 26 June 2010 as "Shreya Ghoshal Day". In April 2013, she was honoured in London by the selected members of House of Commons of the United Kingdom, she featured five times in the Forbes list of the top 100 celebrities from India. In 2017, Ghoshal became the first Indian singer to have her wax figurine in Madame Tussauds Museum. Shreya Ghoshal was born on 12 March 1984 to a Bengali Hindu family in Baharampur, Murshidabad district, West Bengal, she grew up in a small town near Kota, Rajasthan. Her father, Bishwajit Ghoshal is an electrical engineer and works for the Nuclear Power Corporation of India, her mother, Sarmistha Ghoshal, is a literature post-graduate, she has Soumyadeep Ghoshal. At the age of four, she started learning music. Ghoshal completed her schooling up to eighth grade at the Atomic Energy Central School in Rawatbhata. In 1995, she won the All India Light Vocal Music Competition, New Delhi, organised by Sangam Kala Group, in Light Vocal group in sub-junior level.
In 1997, when her father was transferred to the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, she was relocated to Mumbai, with her family and studied at the Atomic Energy Central School in Anushakti Nagar. She joined the Atomic Energy Junior College to study science, she withdrew from the junior college and enrolled at the SIES College of Arts and Commerce in Mumbai, where she took up arts with English as her major. Ghoshal's mother used to help her in rehearsals and accompany her on the Tanpura, starting with Bengali songs. At the age of six, Ghoshal started with her formal training in classical music, she acquired training from Late Kalyanji Bhai for 18 months and continued her classical music training with Late Mukta Bhide in Mumbai. Her first stage performance was made at a club's annual function; when she turned six, she started her lessons in Hindustani classical music. In 2000, at the age of sixteen, she participated and won the television music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma on the channel Zee TV. On 5 February 2015, Ghoshal married her childhood friend Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya in a traditional Bengali ceremony.
Before getting married, Ghoshal dated him for 10 years. According to Ghoshal, apart from being a singer, she loves to travel and read books but it's cooking that has a healing effect on her, her first recorded song was "Ganraj Rangi Nachato", a cover version of a Marathi song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Her first studio album was Bendhechhi Beena, released on 1 January 1998, with 14 tracks; some of her earlier albums are O Tota Pakhi Re, Ekti Katha, Mukhor Porag. Ghoshal recorded Bengali studio album Rupasi Raate. Ghoshal recorded devotional songs in albums like Banomali Re, Krishna Bina Ache Ke. Ghoshal caught the attention of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she participated in the 75th children's special episode of Sa Re Ga Ma. Bhansali's mother was watching the show and during Ghoshal's performance, she called him to watch her performance, after which he decided to give her a chance in his next film. According to Bhansali, Ghoshal's voice had the innocence needed for the character of Paro in Devdas.
In 2000, Bhansali and music director Ismail Darbar offered her the opportunity to be the voice of Paro, the lead female character of Devdas, portrayed by Aishwarya Rai. Ghoshal sang five songs in the film, namely, "Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka", "Bairi Piya", "Chalak Chalak", "Morey Piya", "Dola Re Dola", with established singers such as Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Vinod Rathod, KK, Jaspinder Narula, she was sixteen. Her Higher Secondary Examinations were nearing that time and she would take her books and notebooks to the studio in order to study during downtime. "Bairi Piya" topped the charts. The film garnered her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for "Dola Re" and a National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for "Bairi Piya", her performance won her the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. She was an immediate success and was called by various regional film industries for recording songs in her voice. Ghoshal was next heard in Darbar-composed Desh Devi.
After rendering traditional semi-classical songs for her previous ventures, Ghoshal performed two seductive numbers for M. M. Kreem's Jism, which prevented her from being stereotyped. Ac
Jal is a pop rock band from Lahore, Pakistan. The band consisted of songwriter and lead guitarist, Goher Mumtaz and vocalist, Atif Aslam and joined by bass guitarist Omer Nadeem. Founded in 2002, they first became popular playing in Lahore's underground music scene with the release of their song "Aadat"; the band achieved commercial success with the release of their music video "Aadat", directed by Umer Anwar, in 2003. After the success of the single, lead vocalist Atif Aslam parted ways with the band, due to differences with lead guitarist Goher Mumtaz, to pursue a career as a solo artist; this led to Mumtaz recruiting musicians Farhan Saeed on vocals and Aamir Tufail aka Shazi on bass guitar. The band's new line-up followed with the release of their début studio album, Aadat, in 2004; the album was declared as the best selling album of 2004 on Geo TV by the record label Sadaf Stereo. Soon afterwards, the band recorded and released their second studio album Boondh in 2007, which topped several music charts in South Asia.
The band went on to win the MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India in 2006. In 2011, Farhan Saeed left the band to pursue a solo career, with Goher Mumtaz taking over as the lead vocalist of the band. Jal came out with their third studio album'Pyaas', released to the fans delight on 11 March 2013 in both Pakistan and India, but after that, On 23 December 2013, Aamir Tufail aka Shazi left the band. Jal performed songs from their album Pyaas, apart from their old hits, in London's O2 Arena in June 2013. Goher Mumtaz and Atif Aslam met each other while the latter was studying at the Punjab College in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1998. Soon afterwards, the band started to gain popularity in Lahore's underground music scene and gained a large cult following due to the success of their song "Aadat"; the band went on to release the music video for the song, directed by Umer Anwar, through ARY Digital and The Musik, in December 2003. The video was soon rated as the fourth best video of the year 2003 by ARY The Muzik, within days of its release.
However, by the end of December 2003, Atif parted ways with the band due to musical differences with lead guitarist, Goher Mumtaz, to pursue a career as a solo artist. This led Farhan Saeed on vocals and Aamir Tufail on bass guitar. Farhan was suggested by Sultan Raja, bassist of Call, who introduced him to Goher and thus joining the band as its vocalist. By this time the band, with a new line-up, re-did the song "Aadat" as its video was being aired on local music channels with the former lead vocalist, Atif Aslam's, voice. Following the release of the band's first single, Jal soon entered the recording studios to work on their début studio album release; the band had recruited bassist Aamir Tufail along with vocalist Farhan Saeed, started to work on their first album. The album was composed by Goher and was produced by Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan and Mekaal Hasan produced the band's début single "Aadat", a major hit in both India and Pakistan. Jal went on recording and releasing their début studio album, through the record label Sadaf Stereo, on 27 September 2004.
All singles from the album did well at the local music charts, most notably "Aadat" which topped the charts and stayed at the top for two weeks. Whereas, five other songs from the album received Top 40 airplay on radio and music channels in Pakistan. Sales of the album were such that it remained at the top of the Pakistani music charts for several weeks after its release; the album was declared as the best selling album of 2004 on Geo TV by the record label Sadaf Stereo. This was followed by the album being released in India by HOM Records. In October, Jal released their second single "Lamhay" music video, from their album, directed by Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan. On 11 November, Jal went on performing at Lahore Grammar School 55-Main branch along with Call. In December, Jal received a special award by Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in recognition of their support and efforts to raise funds for fighting cancer in Pakistan. Atif Aslam, released his debut solo album Jal Pari, after he left the band, which included few songs from Jal's first studio album.
This led to a dispute between Atif and Jal about who owned the rights to the songs as Goher took the dispute to court. However, the final statement from the court went in favour of both the artists as the songs which were included in both the artist albums were compositions of both Atif and Goher. Thus, the dispute ended between the two musicians. On 2 February 2005, Jal performed a charity concert for the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami victims at Alhamra Auditorium in Lahore. In the same year, the title track "Aadat", from their debut album, was remade for the Bollywood movie Kalyug, directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. Jal band members established themselves as a popular and commercially successful band in Pakistan, as their début album continued to top the music charts locally, the release of their single "Lamhay" turned out to be another successful single by the band in 2004, a year after its release; the song created controversy as a remix version of the song appeared in the Bollywood movie Zeher, released in March 2005.
Jal accused the film producers of stealing their song, "Lamhay". In response to this accusation, the music director for the movie, Anu Malik, credited himself for only "re-creating" the song on the album, but there was still a noticeable resemblance. Roop Kumar Rathod is credited as the "composer" for the song, while the original composer of the song is vocalist, lead guitarist, Goher Mumtaz, of the band. However, Atif Aslam, wh
Udita Goswami is an Indian actress who works in Hindi cinema. Goswami was born in Dehradun, her father is from Banaras and her mother is from Shillong. Goswami's grandmother is a Nepalese national, a sister of former Nepalese Prime Minister Tulsi Giri, she spent most of her childhood in Kathmandu, Nepal she moved and she completed her education in Dehradun where she studied at Cambrian Hall and D. A. V. Public schools until class 9. Goswami kickstarted her career as a model and moved to expand her portfolio to the Hindi film industry. "At 16, I walked the ramp in Dehradun for a fashion institute. After that, I shifted to Delhi to pursue my career in modelling, I sent some pictures which were taken at home to an MTV Model Mission contest. I was won. I started getting more assignments and did a lot of commercials. I became one of the top models in Delhi. I was the first one to appear on the cover of Elle magazine.", she stated in an interview. She worked as a model for brands like Pepsi, Titan Watches and debuted in Bollywood opposite John Abraham with Paap, Pooja Bhatt's directorial debut.
She starred in Zeher alongside Emraan Hashmi and Aksar opposite Dino Morea. She appeared with Upen Patel in Ahmed Khan's music video for the remix of Kya Khoob Lagti Ho. In 2012, she played the lead role in Diary of a Butterfly directed by Vinodh mukhi which released to unfavorable reviews Goswami was in a relationship with Mohit Suri for few years before marrying him in 2013, they have two children, a daughter born in 2015 and a son born in 2018. Udita Goswami on IMDb
Out of Time (2003 film)
Out of Time is a 2003 American thriller film, directed by Carl Franklin featuring Denzel Washington. Matthias "Matt" Lee Whitlock, played by Washington, is the respected Chief of Police of the fictional Florida Keys small town of Banyan Key, Florida. Matthias "Matt" Lee Whitlock is the respected Chief of Police of the fictional Florida Keys small town of Banyan Key, Florida. Separated, soon-to-be divorced Whitlock is seeing local resident Anne Merai-Harrison, an old flame from high school whose husband Chris, a former professional quarterback oblivious to the relationship, abuses her. While attending Anne to the doctor, Whitlock finds out she has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Whitlock is going through a divorce from his wife, homicide detective Alex. Anne intends to reward Whitlock's loyalty to her by making him the sole beneficiary of her $1,000,000 life insurance policy. Whitlock suggests that she should travel to Switzerland to undergo a newly-developed, groundbreaking treatment.
The problem is. Desperate to help her, Matt takes $450,000 out of evidence and gives it to her so she can make the trip; when the $450,000 goes up in flames in a suspicious house fire that kills Anne and Chris, Whitlock is horrified to find their charred remains. When the Drug Enforcement Administration agents call the next day to get the evidence money in order to bust a higher drug lord, Matt responds erratically, he discovers a person who visited Anne. He finds out that Alex is about to bust him, he rushes to the hotel and after a brief struggle, he accidentally kills the stranger, takes the money and flees. Although Matt is seen by the police, he is thought to have come to protect Alex; the stranger is revealed to be Paul Cabot, the doctor who diagnosed Anne with cancer. That evening, Alex finds that Matt is Anne's sole beneficiary and that he has been visiting her. At the same time, Matt receives a distress call from Anne and unofficially goes to save her. Chris and Matt fight, Anne kills Chris.
Anne reveals that she had planned all of this and shoots Matt in the leg. When Anne is about to kill Matt, Alex kills her, but Matt reveals. When the irritated DEA agents come to arrest Matt as he had promised the money delivery by noon and it was 7pm, he says that his man was sent to Miami, Chae appears with the money, explaining about a wrong address and that he could not find the DEA office. So the DEA agents leave with the money and Matt has no charges on him; when Matt is on medical leave, Chae visits him with news that Matt now owns $1 million USD, Anne's insurance money. But Alex says that, "as his wife," she knows that Matt has to reject it, meaning that she has decided to drop the divorce and move back in with Matt. Overjoyed, Matt forgets about the life insurance money, though Chae is amusingly adamant that Matt must take it. Denzel Washington as Matthias Lee Whitlock Eva Mendes as Alex Diaz-Whitlock Sanaa Lathan as Anne-Merai Harrison Dean Cain as Chris Harrison John Billingsley as Chae, the medical examiner Robert Baker as Tony Dalton Alex Carter as Paul Cabot Antoni Corone as Deputy Baste Terry Loughlin as Agent Stark Nora Dunn as Dr. Donovan James Murtaugh as Dr. Frieland O. L. Duke as Detective Bronze Tom Hillmann as Robert Guillette, Living Gift Salesman 2004 Black Reel Awards Won - Best Theatrical Film Nominated - Best Actor — Denzel Washington Won - Best Actress — Sanaa Lathan Nominated - Best Director — Carl Franklin2004 Image Awards Nominated - Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture — Denzel Washington Nominated - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture — Sanaa Lathan The film received a score of 65% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 146 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4 out of 10.
The critical consensus states the film is a: "A fun and stylish thriller if you can get past the contrivances.." WAP and Java mobile phone games based upon this movie were released in the UK in association with O2 and Momentum Pictures by Kalador Entertainment Inc. The film was rated R but was re-rated PG-13 by the MPAA for "sexual content and some language". Out of Time on IMDb Out of Time at Rotten Tomatoes
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as corrupt detective Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s, including his portrayals of real-life figures, such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X, boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane, football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters, drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster, he has been a featured actor in films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, Tony Scott. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
In 2002, Washington made his directorial debut with the biographical film Antwone Fisher. His second directorial effort was The Great Debaters, his third film, Fences, in which he starred, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York, on December 28, 1954, his mother, Lennis "Lynne", was a beauty parlor owner and operator born in Georgia and raised in Harlem, New York. His father, Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. was a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, an ordained Pentecostal minister, an employee of the New York City Water Department, as well as working at a local S. Klein department store. Washington attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon until 1968; when he was 14, his parents divorced, his mother sent him to a private preparatory school: Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York. Washington said, "That decision changed my life, because I wouldn't have survived in the direction I was going; the guys I was hanging out with at the time, my running buddies, have now done maybe 40 years combined in the penitentiary.
They were nice guys, but the streets got them." After Oakland, he attended Mainland High School, a public high school in Daytona Beach, from 1970 to 1971. He was interested in attending Texas Tech University: "I grew up in the Boys Club in Mount Vernon, we were the Red Raiders. So when I was in high school, I wanted to go to Texas Tech in Lubbock just because they were called the Red Raiders and their uniforms looked like ours." Washington earned a BA in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University in 1977. At Fordham, he played collegiate basketball as a guard under coach P. J. Carlesimo. After a period of indecision on which major to study and taking a semester off, Washington worked as creative arts director at an overnight summer camp: Camp Sloane YMCA in Lakeville, Connecticut, he participated in a staff talent show for the campers and a colleague suggested he try acting. Returning to Fordham that fall with a renewed purpose, Washington enrolled at the Lincoln Center campus to study acting, where he was given the title roles in Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones and Shakespeare's Othello.
He attended graduate school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he stayed for one year before returning to New York to begin a professional acting career. Washington spent the summer of 1976 in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in summer stock theater performing Wings of the Morning, the Maryland State play, written for him by incorporating an African-American character/narrator based loosely on the historical figure from early colonial Maryland, Mathias Da Sousa. Shortly after graduating from Fordham, Washington made his screen acting debut in the 1977 made-for-television film Wilma, his first Hollywood appearance in the 1981 film Carbon Copy, he shared a 1982 Distinguished Ensemble Performance Obie Award for playing Private First Class Melvin Peterson in the Off-Broadway Negro Ensemble Company production A Soldier's Play which premiered November 20, 1981. A major career break came when Washington starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in NBC's television hospital drama St. Elsewhere, which ran from 1982 to 1988.
He was one of only a few African-American actors to appear on the series for its entire six-year run. He appeared in several television, motion picture and stage roles, such as the films A Soldier's Story, Hard Lessons and Power. In 1987, he starred as South African anti-apartheid political activist Steven Biko in Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom, for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1989, Washington won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a defiant, self-possessed ex-slave soldier in the film Glory; that same year, he appeared in the film The Mighty Quinn. In 1990, Washington starred as Bleek Gilliam in the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues. In 1991, he starred as Demetrius Williams in the romantic drama Mississippi Masala. Washington was reunited with Lee to play one of his most critically acclaimed roles, the title character of 1992's Malcolm X, his performance as the black nationalist leader earned him another nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
That year, he established the production company Mundy Lane Entertainment. The next year, he played the lawyer of a gay man with AIDS in th
Saregama India Ltd. is India’s oldest music label owned by RPSanjiv Goenka Group of companies. The company is listed on the NSE and BSE with its head office located in Kolkata and other offices in Mumbai and Chennai. Apart from music, Saregama produces films under the brand name Yoodlee Films and multi-language Television content. Saregama owns music repertoire across Film music, Hindustani classical, Devotional etc. inall prominent Indian languages. The first song recorded in India by Gauhar Jaan in 1902 and the first film made in Bollywood ‘Alaam Ara' in 1931 were under the music label; some of the prominent Indian artists who have produced their music with Saregama are Lata Mangeshkar, MSSubbalakshmi, Shamshad Begum, Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Jagjit Singh, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jasraj, Gurdas Mann etc. In 1901, the company began operations by recording the first song in India, as the first overseas branch of Electrical & Musical Industries Limited, EMI London, it was incorporated in Calcutta as The Typewriter Ltd..
The following year, Gramophone inventor Emile Berliner's assistant Fred Ginsberg came to India "on a mission to capture music". Gauhar Jaan became the first Indian artist to be recorded there, on 5 January 1902. In 1907, a record factory was started in Dum Dum in Calcutta, the first outside the UK. On 13 August 1946, it was incorporated as a Private Limited company with the name of ‘The Gramophone Co. Limited', it was converted into a public company on 28 October 1968 and the name of the company was changed to ‘The Gramophone Company of India Limited'. RPG Group took over the company in 1985 from EMI; the name of the company was changed from The Gramophone Company of India Limited to its current name Saregama India Limited on 3 November 2000. In 2005, the remaining EMI stake was sold off to the parent company. For the first 100 years, the company retailed its products under the brand name HMV, synonymous with film music in India. From 2000 onwards, it started retailing its products under Saregama.
Saregama’s recording studio, called Dum Dum studio, was built in 1928 in Calcutta. It is one of the oldest studios in Southeast Asia. Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore had recorded his poems in his own voice at this studio. Rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's voice was recorded here; the Dum Dum Recording studio was a house to manufacturing and production of Gramophone Records and thereafter Music Cassettes. With advent of digital formats, the physical formats progressively went out of consumer patronage and these manufacturing facilities were shut down. Saregama Carvaan is a portable digital audio player with in-built stereo speakers and pre-loaded with 5000 Hindi songs which are categorised based on singers, music composers, moods etc; the device works on a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 hours and supports FM radio and USB drive for streaming songs via Bluetooth. The pre-loaded music ranges from Kishore Kumar classics, to R. D Burman’s pulsating hits, to timeless love songs or to soulful Sufi tracks – all in their original versions.
Carvaan’s music collection includes the entire Ameen Sayani’s Geetmala countdown collection spanning 50 years. Saregama Music Cards are USB memory sticks which comes pre-loaded with 200 HD-quality songs of various genres eg. Legends, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, RD Burman, Illayairaja etc. Saregama Classical, an Indian classical music based streaming app with music of artistes in three major subgenres of Indian Classical music, i.e. Hindustani and Fusion. Works of legends like M S Subbulakshmi, Pt. Jasraj, Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Usd. Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Karaikudi Mani, N. Ramani, Lalgudi Jayaraman are available as part of the app. Saregama Shakti, an Indian devotional music based streaming app which offers Hindu devotional music from renowned artistes like Lata Mangeshkar, Anup Jalota, Suresh Wadkar, Jagjit Singh, Asha Bhosle etc; the app offers audio recitals of granths like Tulsi Ramayana, Geeta Govinda, Sundar Kand, Satyanarayan Katha, Sai Satcharitra Granth and Krishna Charit Manas etc.
The entire content catalogue of Art of Living is available on the app. Yoodlee films is the film division of Saregama India Ltd. through which it plans to produce 100 films by 2022. Besides traditional script sourcing by the studio, the company uses Crowdingit platform, which crowdsources scripts for this project. Saregama produces content for TV channels in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Bengali; the company has created many shows. Official Website