Monali Thakur is an Indian playback singer and actress. She participated in Indian Idol 2. She won Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for song ‘Sawaar Loon’ from the film ‘Lootera’ for year 2013.
She was born on 3 November 1985 in Bengal, India. Her sister Mehuli Thakur is also a playback singer.
Her father Shakti Thakur is also a renowned Bengali singer.She was trained in Hindustani classical music under Pandit Jagdish Prasad and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. She has learnt hip-hop and Bharatanatyam and is also a trained Salsa dancer.
She gained popularity after placing ninth in Indian Idol 2. She made her debut in Bollywood playback singing in 2008 with the song “Khwab Dekhe (Sexy lady)” and “Zara Zara Touch Me” from film Race. She won Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for song ‘Sawaar Loon’ from the film ‘Lootera’ for year 2013.
Her other superhit songs includes Khudaya Khair (Billu), Hip Hop Pammi (Ramaiya Vastavaiya), Sawaar Loon (Lootera)and Laila (Nasha).
As a child, she appeared in a Bengali television soap, Aalokito ek Indu, in which she played the lead role Indubala. It was followed by a couple of telefilms,including Sudeshna Roy’s Phagune Agun in which she was seen as Ruman. She made her acting debut in Raja Sen’s Bengali film Krishnakanter Will, in which she played the role of Bhromor.In 2014, she made her Bollywood debut in Nagesh Kukunoor’s Lakshmi.
She was also a judge in the Bengali music reality show Bengali Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs.
Khwab Dekhe (Sexy lady):
Sawaar Loon Lootera Song: