Shalmali Kholgade has recently made her entry in Bollywood with her sensuous voice. She is the voice behind the popular track, 'Pareshaan' of the movie 'Ishaqzaade', which got a combined view of more than 500k on YouTube alone.
Shalmali started training in music from the age of 8 years under her mother, Uma Kholgade - an Indian classical singer and theatre personality. She later continued her music education under Shubhada Paradkar. She began performing at the age of 16 and has recently been accepted by the L.A. Music Academy but decided not to attend, due to her recording commitments in India.
A versatile singer who sings both in English and Hindi, Shalmali paid a 2 hour tribute to one of her favourite singers; Amy Winehouse last year at Blue Frog, Mumbai which was attended widely. She is also a vocalist with Mikey Mcleary's popular act 'The Bar tender' where she has performed beautiful renditions of vintage Bollywood songs revamping it with a flavour of sensuous, old school jazz and will soon be featured in their upcoming album.
Shalmali has performed as a soloist with a Latvian troupe in a Cabaret named "Bombaloo" which toured Moscow, Russia and Yerevan, Armenia. Shalmali is also associated with director, Vasan Bala's 'Halahal' ( Peddlers) - a film which has been selected to represent India at the 51st edition of Cannes Critics' Week, a parallel section of the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival, and for which she has sung a number of songs, composed by music composer/director - 'Karan Kulkarni'. Shalmali is also singing for Anurag Kashyap's upcoming film 'Aiyya'.