Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer . She sings in Hindi , Telugu as well as in Tamil , Kannada , Malayalam , Marathi , Gujarati , Bengali , Assamese , Nepali , Oriya , Bhojpuri , Punjabi and Tulu . Ghoshal's career began when she won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contest as an adult. Her Bollywood playback singing career began with Devdas, for which she received National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer along with Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent . Since then, she has received many other awards. Ghoshal was also honored from the . state of Ohio , where the governor Ted Strickland declared June 26 as "Shreya Ghoshal Day" . In April 2013, she was awarded with the highest honour in London by the selected members of House of Commons of the United Kingdom . In July 2015, John Cranley , the Mayor of the City of Cincinnati also honoured her by proclaiming July 24, 2015 as "Shreya Ghoshal Day of Entertainment and Inspiration" in Cincinnati .  She was also featured five times in Forbes list of the top 100 celebrities of India . In 2017, Ghoshal became the first Indian singer to have a wax figure (statute) of her in Madame Tussauds Museum .