|Artist Birtday :||02/01/1990 (Age 33)|
|Born In :||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Occupation(s) :||Playback Singer, Composer|
|Genres :||Western, Classical, Pop, Filmi|
Shalmali Kholgade is an Indian playback vocalist, who mainly sings for Hindi tongue movies. In addition to Hindi, she has also sung in other Indian tongues such as Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil. Via her singing profession, she has received 1Filmfare Award from 2 nominations and has been lauded for her singing style.
Shalmali started performing at the age of 16 and has had her teaching in music from the age of 8 years beneath her mom, Uma Kholgade – an Indian classical musician and theatre character. She thereafter resumed her music teaching under Shubhada Paradkar and has also newly been taken by the Los Angeles College of Music for their April semester but chose not to attend, due to her recording commitments. Shalmali paid a two-hour tribute to one of her favorite musicians; Amy Winehouse last year at Blue Frog, Mumbai which was attended widely. She is also a singer with Mikey McCleary’s famous act ‘The Bartender’ where she has functioned beautiful performances of vintage Bollywood songs updating it with a flavor of old-school jazz, sensuous, and is featured on their second album, ‘B Seventy’. Advancing her versatility as an entertainer, Shalmali has functioned as a soloist with a Latvian troupe in a Cabaret named Bombaloo which traveled to Moscow, Yerevan, and Armenia. She has been singing professionally in Mumbai for several years and performed as a support vocalist for Ali Zafar’s songs.