Shalmali Kholgade


shalmali kholgade

Brief Intro

Shamali Kholgade is an Indian singer, whose specialty is Western music, Hindustani classical music and Bollywood music. She is a versatile singer who sings in Hindi, Marathi, English, Tamil, Telugu, French, Norwegian, Latvian.


Early Life & Background

Shalmali was born on 31st January 1990 in Mumbai. Her mother is Uma Kholgade, who is an Indian classical singer and theatre artist. Shalmali got trained under her mother and later she took her music education from Shubhada Paradkar. Before coming into limelight Shalmali use to sing professionally in various shows.


Journey in the industry

Shalmali started her singing career at the age 16, when she uses to sing for various shows. She had paid 2 hours tribute to singer Amy Winehouse at Blue Frog. She has performed the Bollywood vintage songs with Mikey Mcleary’s popular act The Bar Tender. She has also performed in aboard in Moscow, Russia, Armenia with a Latvian Troupe in a show named ‘Bombaloo’.

Shalmali made her debut in the Bollywood as a playback singer with the song ‘Main Pareshaan’ from the movie ‘Ishaqzaade’ in 2012. The song was among one of the super-hit songs of 2012 and thus, Shalmali won her first Filmfare Award as Best Female Playback Singer in 2013.

In the same year, Shalmali sang her second song ‘Daaru Desi’ from the movie ‘Cocktail’, which was also a super-hit song. The song received majority views on tube. Later, she sang ‘Aaga Bai’ in the movie ‘Aiyaa’ starring Rani Mukerji in a lead role. She has also sung number of songs for the movie ‘Halaha’ aka ‘Peddlers’ which was selected to represent India at the 51st Cannes Critics Week.

In 2013, Shalmali’s sang another super-hit song ‘Lat Lag Gayi’ from the movie ‘Race 2’. The song was filmed on Jacqueline Fernandez. In 2013, she also sang songs from the movie ‘Akash Vani’ and ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’.

Recently, Shalmali’s song ‘Balam Pichkari’ from the movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ had become popular on the music chart. She has also sung title song of ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’.  She had also sung for the movies like ‘Sixteen’ and ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ in 2013.

Before becoming popular as a singer, Shalmali had also tried her luck in acting. She has played lead role in the movie ‘Tu Maza Jeev’ in 2009. In 2013, she sang a song in the Marathi movie ‘Pune 52’. She has also sang a song ‘Raja Raja’ from a Tamil movie ‘Naan Rajayaga Pogiren’ and ‘Preminchaa’ from a Telugu movie ‘Toofan’ in 2013.


Name of Films

Movies Song Year


Race 2


Mere Dad Ki Maruti

Naan Rajavaga Pogiren (Tamil)

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Pune 52 (Marathi)

Proloy (Bengali)

Shuddh Desi Romance

Phata Poster Nikla Hero

Toofan (Telugu)

Raja Rani (Tamil)


Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

PareshaanDaaru Desi

Aga Bai

Lat Lag Gayi


Main Senti Hoon

Raja Raja

Balam Pichkari

Jag Saare Badle

Kala Koi Geli

Shuddh Desi Romance

Hey Mr. DJ


Oday Oday

Solah Baras Ki

Chingam Chabake


















Award Ceremony Category Movie
Filmfare AwardsZee Cine Awards

Screen Awards

Stardust Awards

Star Guild Awards

TOIFA Awards

Best Female Playback SingerBest Female Playback Singer

Best Female Playback Singer

New Musical Sensations

Best Female Playback Singer

Best Female Playback Singer