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Shreya Ghoshal in Concert at Birmingham NIA

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One of the most popular Bollywood singers performs
She's the Bollywood starlet and award-winning singer who went on to become a judge on X Factor India. Now Shreya Ghoshal returns to Birmingham to do what she knows best - singing.

Shreya Ghoshal in Concert takes place at Birmingham NIA on May 26.

Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal returns to Birmingham NIA

The night will include an array of film songs as she is best known as a playback singer, recording Bollywood movie songs, not only in Hindi but also in Assamesse, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujrarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Oriya, Tamil and Telegu.

Her tour has taken her across the world, but Shreya's roots are in a small Indian town.

Raised in the town of Rawatbhata in Rajasthan, she started playing music when she was just four and went on to gain acclaim in TV reality show and musical contest TVS SaReGa Ma.

Impressing director Sanjay Leela Bhansali with her voice, as well as the public, it opened doors for her as Bhansali offered her a career in Bollywood.

Her first role was when she became the voice of Paro in Devdas, and she has soared to success from there becoming an idol in India.

The 29-year-old has many awards to her name and has already scooped India's National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer four times.

Her fame has even led to an official Shreya Ghoshal Day in the American state of Ohio. The singer was has rewarded for her contribution to the music industry and June 26 is now officially a day in her honour.

The concert is set to be a highlight for Bollywood music fans.

Tickets cost from £28.40 to £83.95 from the Ticket Factory website or by calling 0844 338 8000.
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Why? See one of the most popular Bollywood singer perform live
When: May 26, 2014
Phone: 0844 338 8000
Where: Birmingham NIA
Cost: From £28 - £83
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