Did any of us know about Shreya Ghoshal’s beau before she planned to get married to him a day ago?
I bet no. Well, a private ceremony that had been guarded well (we guess to ensure only close relatives and friends are a part of the wedding) took place on the night of February 5th that marked the beginning of a new life for the 30-year old popular songstress, Shreya Ghoshal and her childhood love, Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya.
Ghoshal’s singing journey in Bollywood started from the ‘oh so famous’ movie, Devdas starring Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit. How can we forget that she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer as well as the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer along with Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent?
Since then her playback career has always seen a surge, her recent track being in Tollywood playback called Panga for Herogiri, featuring Dev, Koel and Sayantika. She is also the proud winner of Filmfare awards for her music in movies, Jism, Guru and Singh is Kinng.
The melodious Indian singer has had a humble start in her singing career as a child when she sang in the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa show and won the same show as an adult. She was also called as a Chief Guest in the show when she had established herself in the Indian singing industry. She was also hugely honoured from the US State of Ohio and the governor Ted Strickland who publicly declared June 26 to be commemorated as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”.
The Bengali voice’s songs in other Indian languages, viz. Assamese, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Oriya, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and Kannada has also had remarkable success. Her talent to know and sing in so many Indian languages itself speaks volumes on not only the rich diversity of the country but also about her versatility as a singer!
However, the singing sensation, Shreya Ghoshal married to Shiladitya Mukhopadhyay the traditional Bengali way with sandalwood and kumkum designs on her forehead and vermillion (sindoor) donning her maang and a rich red saree partially covering her head.
Though Ghoshal tied the knot with her childhood sweetheart in the presence of her family and close friends, she did ask for the wishes of her fans on social micro-blogging site Twitter and gave a hint on her marriage earlier on the D-Day:
Don’t know if I’m super nervous or super excited.. Never felt like this b4. Whatever I am up to I will let u know soon;) but need ur wishes.
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) January 30, 2015
After the hush-hush wedding affair, she also went on to announce and thus confirm the news of her marriage on both Facebook and Twitter along with the duo’s pictures together.
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) February 6, 2015
Twitteratis and Ghoshal’s fans have congratulated and wished her well for her future ahead while some have been heartbroken….Ahhh!
Some Bollywood celebs have also taken this opportunity to express their love, wishes and blessings to Shreya and Shiladitya on Twitter.
— Harshdeep Kaur (@HarshdeepKaur) February 6, 2015
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 6, 2015
— Asin Thottumkal (@Actress_Asin) February 6, 2015
And the series of heartbreaks have their fair share:
After my girlfriend left me, yesterday even Shreya Ghoshal got married, this is a cruel world!
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) February 6, 2015
Bad News guys………. . . . . . . . Shreya Ghoshal got married yesterday……..
— J K Chaturvedi (@JKChaturbedi) February 7, 2015
A fan of the singer even tweeted on Hindu Mahasabha’s move of marrying off couples seen on Valentine’s Day and commented on Ghoshal’s marriage saying:
— Joshua D’souza (@TheJoshuaDsouza) February 6, 2015
Well, for all her fans, Mukhopadhyay is a techie entrepreneur and a gadget geek as all other men. The co-founder of hipcask.com and CTO of Rasilant Technologies, he is involved in the discovery and promotion of wines, whiskies and beer.
Kudos to the singing maestro for being in the limelight for so long yet keeping her relation with her long-time sweetheart a quiet affair and speaking rarely about him in the media.
We wish the soulful singer and the techie, Shreya and Shiladitya a happy and prosperous life ahead. Congratulations!