|Artist Birtday :||03/11/1985 (Age 34)|
|Born In :||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer, Actress|
|Genres :||Playback Singer , Filmi , Pop, Hindustani Classical|
|Web Site :||twitter.com/monalithakur03?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor|
Monali Thakur (born 3 November 1985) is an Indian singer and actress. She is the recipient of a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award. Thakur won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Sawaar Loon” from the film Lootera (2013). She was a “judge” on Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2014. She is presently an “expert” on Colors TV’s Rising Star.
Thakur was born in a Bengali musical family in Kolkata. Her father Shakti Thakur is a Bengali singer and her sister Mehuli Thakur is also a playback singer. She was trained in Hindustani classical music under Pandit Jagdish Prasad and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. She has learnt hip-hop and Bharatanatyam and is also a trained salsa dancer.
Thakur started singing in school and college competitions and performing at local functions, and received the Best Playback Singer award at the Anandalok Awards for the serial Sri Ramkrishna when she was 14. She rose to popularity after placing ninth in Indian Idol 2.