Singer Monali Thakur Biography, Songs, Movies, TV Shows, Live Concerts, Marriage
Monali Thakur is an Indian playback singer. She sang a lot of songs in Bollywood movies as well as in Tamil & Bengali movies too. She first came into limelight when she got a break to sing a song in a Bollywood movie “Race” in 2008. She sang a song “Zara Zara Touch Me” in that movie which was one of the super-hit songs in 2008. After this, she got a lot of fame and popularity from people. She has amazing singing talent and therefore, so many music directors want to work with her. She also has been the judge of many singing reality shows on television like ‘Indian Idol’, ‘Rising Star – India’s Live Singing Reality Show’, and many more. The ‘National Award Winning Singer’ Monali Thakur biography unveils all her professional and personal life. There are about a million of fans and followers on her Twitter account.
Monali Thakur Family, Age, Education
Monali Thakur belongs to a musical family background. Monali Thakur father – Shakti Thakur is a well known Bengali singer and her mother is a housewife. Currently, Monali Thakur age is 31 years and she was born in Kolkata, India. She had done her schooling from a private school in Kolkata. But she didn’t take interest in her studies. She was crazy for singing in her childhood times. Therefore after schooling, she took music classes from Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty in Kolkata, India.
Monali Thakur date of birth is 3rd November, 1985 and she used to celebrate her birthday with her family members. She is the youngest daughter of her family. Monali Thakur sister’s name is Mehuli Thakur Goswami and she is also a very fine playback singer. She is very close to her sister and shares everything with her sister. Monali Thakur height is 5 feet and 4 inches (1.55m) and her weight is 68kg (approx).
Monali Thakur Singing Career
The sensational singer Monali Thakur is a multi talented girl and she started her singing career very early. She learned ‘Hindustani Classical Music‘ under Pandit Jagdish Prasad. She also learnt various dance forms and styles in her childhood. She took Bharatnatyam and Hip-Hop classes after school. She is also a trained Salsa dancer. Her nature is very sweet and polite.
Monali Thakur participated in various singing competitions held in her school. She also performed at the college level and local functions too. When she was only 14 years old, then she won the “Best Playback Singer Award” for a serial “Sri Ramkrishna” at the “Anandlok Awards”. She is also very naughty in her school days.
Monali Thakur got her first big break when she was selected for a popular singing show ‘Indian Idol 2’ in 2005. This singing reality show was aired on the Sony TV. She sang very well in that season but unfortunately she did not win the title of ‘Indian Idol 2’. She was eliminated from ‘Indian Idol 2’ at the 9th position.
Monali Thakur Super-hit Songs, Bollywood Blockbusters
Monali Thakur struggled a lot to settle in the Bollywood industry as a playback singer. After a lot of hard work and dedication, she got an offer from popular music director Pritam Chakraborty to sing a song “Khwab Dekhe (Sexy Lady)” for a Bollywood movie ‘Race’ in 2008. It was her first song in Bollywood movies. In her first recording session, she impressed everyone on the sets including the directors of this film “Abbas – Mustan” and instantly, they book her to sing another song ‘Zara Zara Touch Me’ from the same movie. This song broke all records of success in 2008 and becoming the 4th most played song on Indian radio.
The cute and bubbly singer sang a lot of Bollywood songs in her short career. There is a long list of Monali Thakur songs. She gave her voice to 7 Hindi films and 1 Tamil film in 2013. Monali Thakur all time hit songs are “Raghupati Raghav” for a movie “Krrish 3”, “Sawaar Loon” for a movie “Lootera”, “Laila” for a movie “Nasha”, title track of a movie “Inkaar”, “Darbadar” for a movie “I, Me Aur Main” and “Yaro Yaro” for a Tamil movie “Madha Yaanai Koottam”.
She sang “Peepni”, “Aga Bai” and “Tu Mohabbat Hai” for the movies “Jo Hum Chahein”, “Aiyyaa” and “Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya” respectively. Monali Thakur songs list is not completed yet. She sang so many super-hit Hindi songs in 2010 as well as in 2011 too. She sang a song “Tik Tuk” for a movie “Rascals” in 2011. Monali Thakur best songs include the title track of a movie “Anjaana Anjaani” and ‘Jingle Jingle’ from Bollywood flick ‘Badmaash Company’. She sang three songs in three different movies in 2012.
Monali Thakur Bengali TV Shows, Movies
The beautiful and gorgeous singer also tried her luck as a actress. She appeared in a Bengali television show ‘Aalokito ek Indu’ in her childhood. She played the lead role of character ‘Indubala‘ in this daily soap. She also acted in a couple of telefilms too. She acted as ‘Ruman’ in a telefilm ‘Phagune Agun’ which was directed by Sudeshna Roy and was also a part in a Bengali Show ‘Key Hobe Biggest Fan’.
She made her acting debut in a Bengali movie ‘Krishnakanter Will’ directed by Raja Sen. She played the role of ‘Bhormor’ in this film. Monali Thakur first Bollywood movie was ‘Lakshmi” which is directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. She played the role of a lead actress and the film was based on child prostitution and human trafficking.
Monali Thakur as a Judge in Singing Reality Shows
Monali Thakur had been the judge of various music reality shows. She was also one of the judges of the Bengali music reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’. She had been judged this music reality show for 2 years. She was also the part of “Coke Studio” on MTV and sang a classic song ‘Dil Cheez’ with Karsh Kale. It was her only MTV Coke Studio song. Currently, she is in the judge panel of a singing reality show ‘Rising Star – India’s Live Singing Reality Show’ with Diljit Dosanjh and Shankar Mahadevan.
Monali Thakur Love Story, Affair, Relationship, Breakup
The hot and stunning Monali Thakur ex-boyfriend was Meiyang Chang. Her love life started in the year 2014 when she was seen dating with Meiyang Chang who is an Indian actor and singer. At that time, her love affair was one of the hottest topics in the B-town. Everyone knew that Monali Thakur was in a relationship with Meiyang Chang. Even both the couples never hide their relationship in public.
The duo spends some lovely time together but their love story was ended on a sad note. There were also some rumors that Meiyang Chang and Monali Thakur married to each other very soon. But all these rumors and gossips came to an end after the separation between the two. Both Monali Thakur and Meiyang Chang broke up with each other in the year 2015. Meiyan Chnag said in an interview that the compatibility issue between the two was the main reason of breakup.
Monali Thakur Marriage Plans, Husband
The cute and charming singer Monali Thakur marriage gossips are on a boom these days. Everyone wants to be husband of Monali Thakur as she lives in the heart of many people. But she is totally focusing on her musical career and not interested in marriage soon. She also refused to answer any question related to her wedding. It is expected that her marriage will be a closed affair and she will choose a perfect guy for her. Monali Thakur husband will surely be a lucky person to have a beautiful and talented singer.
Monali Thakur Live Concerts, Awards and Achievements
The Indian singing sensation Monali Thakur also did various live concerts in different parts of the country as well as in abroad too. She gave a fantastic live performance on a live show organized in Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Her live concert in Delhi with a splendid live performance won hearts of Delhiites. She was also a part of live musical concert with Nusraat Faria in Bangladesh in 2015.
The leading Playback singer of India won so many awards in her short career. Firstly, she got nominated for ‘Best Female Playback Singer’ in “IIFA Awards” and in “Apsara Awards” for ‘Zara Zara Touch Me’ song in 2009. Then she won the ‘Best Female Playback Singer” award for ‘Sawaar Loon’ from ‘Lootera’ movie in 2014. After this, she won ‘Best Female Playback Singer’ award in ‘International Indian Film Academy Awards’ in 2016. Monali Thakur National Award winning song is ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’ from ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ film.
Monali Thakur Upcoming Movies, New Songs, Net Worth
Monali Thakur fans and followers desperately wait for her new songs and upcoming movies. We all are hoping that she will definitely give many more blockbuster hits to Indian Cinema in future too. The female singing sensation Monali Thakur net worth rise significantly like her career in music. Currently, she lives with her family in Mumbai, India.