She was just 16 when she sang for Aishwarya in Devdas. She got National Award for Best female Playback singer for the song “Bairi Piya…” from Devdas. She also shared the Filmfare award with Kavitha Krishnamurthy for the song “Dola re..” from the same movie. But my favourite song of her from the movies is “Silsila ye chahat ka….“. Soon Shreya became popular and started giving more hit songs like “jaadu hai Nasha…” and “Chalo tumko lekar…” from Jism; “Agar tum mil jao…” from Zeher; “Bepanah pyar…” from Krishna Cottage; etc and she got her 2nd National Award in 2006 for the song “Apne Aansoo Peene Ke Liye…” from the SRK starrer Paheli.
It’s “Munbe vaa…” from Sillunu Oru Kadhal that made me fanatic of her voice. It’s been an Anthem for most of the youth. She has sung it sweetly and romantically. She got a Filmfare-Tamil for that song in 2006 which she deserved. I was just on cloud nine when she recieved it and sang a few lines.
2007 was one of the Best years for Shreya. She gave more hits in Hindi. She became one of the judges of the Music Reality show “Star Voice of India – Chote Ustaad” that made me crazzzyyyy abt her. She remembered her days as a participant of the show Sa re ga ma. I became a regular viewer of the show only because of Shreya and other two participants Anwesha and Aishwarya.
Ilayaraja came with Cheeni Kum in Hindi in which he remastered his evergreen hits of 80s Mandram Vandha Thendralukku, Vizhiyile Mani vizhiyil, Kuzhaloodhum Kannanukku which are respective equivalents of Cheeni Kum hai, Jaane do na and Baatein hawa. Then came “Yeh Ishq…” from Jab We Met with her ice-cooled voice which hit the chartbusters. Sanjay Leela Bhansali again used her for Saawariya, that was a Musical hit. Her voice added more beauty to the song “Main agar kahoon..” from Om Shanti Om though she rendered just 31 seconds in the whole song.Her classical proficiency was proved in “Mere Dholna..” from Bhool Bhulaiya with her flawless sargams. Only Anwesha could sing the song spledidly afer Shreya. But she was awarded the Filmfare for “Barso re…”. I was disappointed as I exp she would get for Cheeni Kum’s Jaane do na which is a mesmerising and had been my Hello Tune for a long time and again from 12th March 2009. Again Shreya-ARR combo worked out. She herself expected for “Yeh Ishq” but she stated that her fans like her voice for Ash.
She didnt give much hits in 2008. But her dream was fulfilled by singing for her and my fav Kajol in U Me Aur Hum. “Teri ore..” from Sing is King didnt make an impact on me. Tu hi meri dost hai rom Yuvraaj is ok and Thujhme rab dikhta hai from RNBDJ was good. Where as her voice in “Kaise mujhe tum mil gayi…” from Ghajini is so touching and disturbed me a lot. Have to write a separate blog for that. Eventhough her part is for 92 seconds, it’s far better than her “Teri Ore…” for which she got the Filmfare 2008.
Shreya hit Hatrick by winning a Filmfare in Tamil and 2 in Hindi consecutively from 2006 to 2008. Congratulations Shreya!!!
Hope she would hit the hatrick again (In Filmfare Hindi) for 2009 films.
Wishing her all the Best as a Crazzziest Fan!!!!
P.S: This was posted in my previous in my previous blog last year. I wanna apologize her for not posting a new blog. Shreya…. “Mannippaayaa??” Unfortunately she couldn’t win Filmfare this year in Hindi. But I’m expecting she would win Filmfare in Tamil ifor Mannippaya