Born in a Bengali Music family, Monali Thakur was trained in Hindustani classical music under Pandit Jagdish Prasad and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, even learnt hip-hop. Monali came into the limelight with Indian Idol 2 and has not looked back ever since then. Here are the Top 10 Monali Thakur Songs that you must listen!
10. Meri Jaaniye
This song from the movie I Me aur Main is about everlasting love and passion is sung by Shaan and Monali.
9. Aga Bai
Monali Thakur alongwith Shalmali Kholgade has given her voice to this fusion track which has a mix of Hindi and Marathi lyrics. The music is composed by Amit Trivedi while lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
8. Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahaani
In the voices of Monali Thakur and Nikhil D’Souza, Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani was one of the chartbusters of that year.
7. Tu Mohabbat Hai
Monali paired with Atif Aslam to give us this lovely romantic duet titled as Tu Mohabbat Hai from Tera Naal Ishq Ho Gaya.
6. Khwab Dekhe
Composer Pritam gave her the big break she needed in playback singing with two tracks in the movie Race. She was originally scheduled to sing this song only, but her first recording impressed the directors Abbas–Mustan enough for them to book her for Zara Zara Touch Me.
5. Dil Cheez (Coke Studio)
Monali proved her prowess over classical music with this powerful, melodious rendition of the classic song Dil Cheez in the second season of Coke Studio. She even wrote and sung the additional English lyrics herself.
4. Cham Cham
Cham Cham is one of her most recent songs from recenlty released movie Baaghi. This rain dance song was loved by one and all.
3. Sawaar Loon
This romantic song from Lootera got her the first Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer of her career.
2. Zara Zara Touch Me
One of the first songs sung by Monali in the film industry. Zara Zara was very successful, becoming the fourth-most-played song on Indian radio during the first half of 2008!
1. Moh Moh Ke Dhaage
Monali became the recipient of her first ever National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for this song from the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Many more awards will come her way in the future!