Monali Thakur, who rose to popularity after her participation in the TV singing reality show 'Indian Idol' in 2005 marked her entry into the realm of Bollywood playback singing with the resounding success of 'Zara Zara Touch Me' from the movie Race (2008). The song not only showcased her melodious voice but also garnered attention for its catchy tune and Monali's energetic vocals.
In 2013, she received the the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer' for the song 'Sawaar Loon' from the film Lootera followed by a National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' from the film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ in 2015.
She made her Bollywood debut with ‘Khwab Dekhe' & 'Zara Zara Touch Me' from the film Race in 2008- both songs were highly acclaimed. Her song 'Cham Cham' from ‘Baaghi’ was also an instant hit amongst listeners.
In addition to playback singing, Monali's acting talent also came to the fore with her roles in films like 'Krishna Cottage' and 'Lakshmi' . Her foray into acting highlighted her multidimensional skills.
She has also released her singles, ‘Tamanna’ , ‘Shy Mora Saiyaan’, ‘O Re Naseeba’ , ‘Pani Pani Re’, ‘Dugga Elo’ and her latest single is ‘Dil Ka Fitoor’ released in June 2020.
She was also seen as a judge on TV singing on the reality show ‘Rising Star’ on Colors TV & 'Sa Re Ga Ma Lil Champs' on Zee TV.
From reality TV to becoming a prominent playback singer and actress, Monali Thakur has made a mark in the entertainment industry with her captivating voice and multifaceted talent.
Some Popular Tracks
- Ho Jaa Awara
- Badri Ki Dulhania
- Cham Cham
- Moh Moh ke Dhaage
- Tune Maari Entriyaan (Bangla Version)
- Hip Hop Pammi
- Sawar Loon
- Raghupati Raghav
- Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani
- Zara Zara Touch Me
- Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas
- Badrinath Ki Dulhania
- Dum Laga Ke Haisha
- Ramaiya Vastavaiya
- Krish 2
- Golmaal 3
- Anjaana Anjaani
- Best Playback Singer - National Awards & IIFA
- Best Playback Singer - Filmfare Awards