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Shalmali Kholgade is an Indian singer and songwriter. She is best known for her playback singing in Hindi and Marathi films. She began her career in Bollywood with the song "Pareshaan" from the film Ishaqzaade, for which she won several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. She gave her voice for hit movie songs like "Daaru Desi" from Cocktail, "Lat Lag Gayee" from Race 2, and "Balam Pichkari" from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and many more. She has also judged the singing reality show Indian Idol Junior 2 and Dil Hai Hindustani.


Shalmali Kholgade was born on 2 January 1990 in Mumbai, India. She got specialised in classical and Hindustani genres. She has started training in music at the age of eight under her mother Uma. She later took music education and training from Shubhada Paradkar. Apart from Hindi songs, she has also sang Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and English songs.

Shalmali Kholgade

Personal Profile

Name : Shalmali Kholgade
Date of Birth : 2 January 1990
Place of birth : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age : 27 years
Height : 5'3" (approx)
Genres : Western music, Filmi, Hindustani classical music
Mother : Uma Kholgade
Occupation : Singer
Instruments : Vocals


In 2009, Shalmali made her acting debut with a supporting role in a Marathi film Tu Maza Jeev. She began singing from the age of 16. She is also a vocalist with Mikey McCleary's popular act 'The Bartender' where she has performed beautiful renditions of vintage Bollywood songs revamping it with a flavour of sensuous, old school jazz, and is featured on their second album, 'B Seventy'. She started singing as a background vocal singer for Ali Zafar's songs.

Shalmali made her lead vocalist debut in Bollywood playback singing with 2012 song Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade. The song was a critical and commercial success, topping charts across India. In 2013, her first track, Lat Lag Gayee from Race 2 met with immense commercial appreciation.


Shalmali Kholgade is the daughter of Uma Kholgade who is a renowned singer and is also a theatre personality. Her parents have encouraged her a lot to emerge in the field of music.

Filmography/Songs list

2012 Ishaqzaade
2012 Cocktail
2013 Race 2
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
2013 Satyagraha
2013 Shuddh Desi Romance
2013 That Day After Everyday
2014 Main Tera Hero
2014 The Xpose
2014 Humshakals
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
2014 Daawat-E-Ishq
2015 Welcome to Karachi
2016 Sultan

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