Kunal Ganjawala

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Kunal Ganjawala is an Indian singer, known primarily for his work as a Hindi playback singer, Marathi and Kannada film industry. His breakthrough hit, Bheegey Hont from the film Murder, won the 2005 Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer (male).

He sung four songs in Saawariya, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is his cousin. He has also participated in Sa Re Ga Ma, an Indian singing talent competition on Zee TV (now Sa Re Ga Ma Pa) back in the days when it was hosted by Sonu Nigam.

He was recently himself a judge on Amul Star Voice of India, another singing competition on Star TV, which he judges together with Shreya Ghosal and Pritam.

He has done his schooling from St. Peter’s School, Mazagaon.

He says his singing career began in school:
“ I was not even a bathroom singer. I began singing only when I was caught by my seniors as an 8th standard student in St Peters School. I was passing by them whistling a tune when a few of them caught hold of me and commanded, ‘Sing a song’. I was shocked. I said I never sang in my life. They said, “Dont lie!”. When he can whistle tunes so well, why can’t he sing?’ They caught hold of my neck saying, they would throttle me if I didn’t. With great difficulty I sang Nazar ke samne (Aashiqui) and Ek din bik jayega (Dharam Karam). They spared me then but made me sing in college festivals later. ”

In 2005, he married fellow singer Gayatri Iyer. They performed the title track for STAR One’s Antakshari together.

Other than Hindi, he also sings songs in the Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi,bengali and Telugu languages.

His Hindi song “Bheege Honth Tere” from Murder was a hit and won him a several awards in that year, including a Filmfare-Best Male Playback Singer award in 2005.

His song “Channa Ve Ghar aa jaa” from a Punjabi album Channa Ve by DJ Anit was also a success.

In 2007, he participated in a concert tour in North America, called “The Incredibles”, also starring Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher.

On 3 April 2009 he performed at RECSTACY, the annual cultural event of NIT-DURGAPUR.

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