"4th March, 2015"


Kingfisher Backstage Season 3 is nurtured with brilliant singing personae having both Bollywood and iconic Gharana backdrops. Similarly, stepping another level, Maharashtra edition introduces you to a trending singer of the industry named Shalmali Kholgade who lent her voice in the song titled, Laavanyaachi Khani composed and written by Sukhada Bhave-Dabke.

The musical piece is a fast track light and cheerful song knitting the cultural aroma that enchants you with a warm smile. Shalmali Kholgade has created a niche with her formative voice in the industry. The freshness and prowess in her voice is knitting an independent image among audiences. She is the daughter of Indian singer and theatre personality, Uma Kolghade. Her musical academics commenced from the age of 8 and since then, she never looked back enduring musical education under the guidance of Shubhada Paradkar.

In 2012, Shalmali marked her Bollywood debut as a playback singer with the song, Pareshaan from the film, Ishaqzaade and bagged maximum awards for the track. She also incarnated the vintage Bollywood songs with the ingredients of old school Jazz in Mikey Mccleary’s most praised play, “The Bartender.” Her voyage with music is diversified from top dance numbers in Bollywood to soulful genres.

Along-with the main stream singing, she also crooned for regional tracks and had been a part of famous projects such as Coke Studio, Bombaloo. Shalmali also made her acting debut with a supporting role in the 2009 Ranjan Singh’s Marathi film, Tu Maaza Jeev which was released on Maharashtra Day.