Monali Thakur Height, Bio, Age, Wiki, Family, Dating, Facts

Monali Thakur

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).

Personal Life

Monali Thakur was born on the 3rd of November 1985, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She’s currently 34 years old.

Birth NameMonali Thakur
Date of BirthNovember 3, 1985
Place of BirthKolkata, West Bengal, India
Age34 years old
Sun SignScorpio
ProfessionSinger, Actress
EthnicityIndian (Bengali)
ResidenceMumbai, 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.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 1 inch
Centimeters – 155 cm
Meters – 1.55 m
WeightKilograms – 51 kg
Pounds – 112 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements33-26-32
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Dress Size6 (US)
Distinctive Features Petite Build

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

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.

Television Debut

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.

Brand Endorsements

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.

Social Media Profiles

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.