Who is Monali Thakur?
Monali Thakur is an Indian playback singer and actress who caught the attention of the Indian audience after placing ninth in the reality show Indian Idol Season 2. She got her major break in 2008 when she was offered to sing two songs in the Bollywood film Race and has since given a number of chart bursting numbers. Monali won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Sawaar Loon” from the film Lootera (2013).
Monali Thakur was born on the 3rd of November 1985, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She’s currently 34 years old.
|Birth Name||Monali Thakur|
|Date of Birth||November 3, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Age||34 years old|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Family and Education
Monali Thakur comes from a musical family. Her father Shakti Thakur is a Bengali singer and actor and her sister Mehuli Thakur is also a playback singer. While details about her mother are unknown, she is also a singer.
She attended The Future Foundation School, Kolkata and graduated with a BA degree in English Honours from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Monali Thakur Love Life
Monali Thakur dated singer-actor Meiyang Chang who she first met on the sets of Indian Idol 2. They parted their ways after a few years of dating and they are still on good terms.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 1 inch|
Centimeters – 155 cm
Meters – 1.55 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 51 kg|
Pounds – 112 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Petite Build|
Monali Thakur landed her first role in the Bengali film Krishnakanter Will for her role as Bhromor. In 2014, she debuted in Bollywood with Nagesh Kukunoor’s Lakshmi, in which she played the role of Lakshmi. The film dealt with human trafficking and child prostitution and Monali portrayed as a 15-year-old girl who gets trapped in it.
As a child, she appeared in Bengali TV soap Aalokito ek Indu.
In 2005, she participated in the second season of the reality show Indian Idol and finished ninth. She also appeared as a judge in the Bengali music reality show, Bengali Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs.
She is currently an “expert” on Colors TV’s Rising Star.
Monali Thakur has appeared in a few TV commercials.
Monali Thakur Favorite Things
- Hobbies – Travelling, Playing with Dogs
- Music Composer – Vishal-Shekhar
Monali Thakur Net Worth
Unfortunately, we are not certain about her net worth at this time.
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Monali Thakur Facts
Hailing from a musical family, she got inclined toward music at her young age.
Monali Thakur received Hindustani classical music from Pandit Jagdish Prasad and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty.
She also got trained in different dance forms like Hip-Hop, Bharatanatyam and Salsa dancer.
In 2015, Monali did a short film “Jangle Bells”.
The song “Zara Zara Touch Me” from “Race” (2008) gained her much needed fame and recognition, which became the fourth-most-played song on Indian radio during the first half of 2008. The song was so successful that earned her a nomination at IIFA Award for Best Female Playback and Apsara Award for Best Female Playback Singer.
In 2014, Thakur won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Sawaar Loon” from the film Lootera.
In 2014, she did a cameo in the acclaimed Bollywood film PK, played as a Kashmiri Muslim girl.
In 2016, she received the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha.