Many of our Indian artists have created a niche for themselves on a global platform. People like AR Rahman, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Zakir Hussain claimed international acclaim with their talent. Star singer Shreya Ghoshal also belongs to this list. She is one of the few Indian singers who have international fame. In 2010, the state of Ohio declared June 26 as Shreya Ghoshal Day. It has been 10 years for this announcement. Thus, fans are celebrating the occasion on social media.
When Shreya was in Ohio in 2010, then-Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland announced June 26th as Shreya Ghoshal Day, as a tribute to the lovely voice of the singer. Shreya was quite overwhelmed with this honor. She said that she is extremely honored and will never forget that moment. Shreya Ghoshal added that she is very much touched with the gesture.
Shreya Ghoshal made her debut in 2002. In a career spanning over 18 years, she crooned songs in various languages like Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali. She started learning music at the age of four. She made her singing debut in films with the 2002 movie Devdas. For her first film, Shreya won a National Award and two Filmfare Awards as well. In 2013, Shreya got honored by selected members of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She featured in Forbes list of top 100 Indian celebrities for five times. She is also the first Indian singer to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds.