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Kunal Ganjawala
Birth name Kunal
Born Mumbai, India
Genres Playback singing
Occupations Singer
Years active 2002–present
Kunal Ganjawala
Spouse(s) Gayatri Iyer-Ganjawala (2005 - present)

Kunal Ganjawala (Hindi & Marathi : कुणाल गांजावाला Kannada : ಕುನಾಲ್ ಗಾಂಜಾವಾಲ) 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.

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Early life

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 students 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.

Personal life

In 2005, he married fellow singer Gayatri Iyer-Ganjawala. They performed the title track for STAR One's Antakshari together.[1]

Career

Other than Hindi, he also sings songs in the Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi 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.

Filmography

Hindi Films

Marathi Films

Mr. Ganjawala sang a few Marathi film songs, which became very big hits and got him a big fame as a versatile singer with equal capability to sing the songs in different languages. A couple of those are listed below.

  • Varyavarti Gandh Pasarla - (Sawarkhed..Ek Gaon)
  • Dena Paisa Dena - (Uladhaal)

Kannada Films

Kunal entered the Kannada film industry in 2005 with the song Neene neene from Akash which was a huge hit and since then he has become one of the most popular Kannada film song singer. His hits include:

  • onde ondu sari (Mungaaru male) rocks
  • Hrudayada Maathu (Soundarya)
  • Ninnanna Ninnanne (Suntaragali)
  • Na ninna pritiyalli (Julie)
  • Nimbiya banada myagala (Sevanthi sevanthi)
  • Ee saundaryakke (Datta)
  • Manasa (Datta)
  • Hudugi Hudugi (Aishwarya)
  • Aishwarya aishwarya (Aishwarya)
  • Kaayutaliruva kannige (Pandavaru)
  • Gilli (Ravi Shastri)
  • Preethse (Uppi Daada MBBS)
  • Enayitu Nanagidina (Ajay)
  • Maatu Muride (Ganda Hendati)
  • Nidirege raja (Ganda Hendati)
  • Don't Let Me (Ganda Hendati)
  • Preeti naanu (Mohini 9886788888)
  • Appa amma beda andre (Student)
  • Omariya (Akash)
  • Neene Neene (Akash)
  • Ninna Kanda Kshana (Arasu)
  • Nanagu Ninagu (Aramane)
  • Khushiyagide yeko {Taj Mahal}
  • Nenedena ninnane nenedena {onde ondu sari}

Telugu Films

Kunal Ganjawala entered Telugu films with the song 'Jagadame' in blockbuster movie "POKIRI" starring Mahesh Babu and Ileana in the lead roles. His latest song in telugu is " Karige Loga " from the movie "Arya-2". Another hit song is "Tu Tu Tu" from the movie "Ready" which is composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
Even before these three, gave his voice for the 'Spiderman' (movie Naani) starring Mahesh Babu and Amisha Patel and 'Hyderabadi Ladka' in the movies Balu.

Tamil Films

Kunal Ganjawala has sung the title song 'Maa ganga' from the movieNaan Kadavul under the baton of legendary compose ilayaraja

Filmography from Imdb

Music Department

  • Aloo Chaat (2009) (playback singer)
  • Jumbo (2008) (playback singer)
  • Roadside Romeo (2008) (playback singer) (as Ganjawalla Kunal)
  • Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008) (singer)
  • Via Darjeeling (2008) (playback singer)
  • Accident (2008) (playback singer)
  • One Two Three (2008) (playback singer)
  • Mumbai Salsa (2007) (playback singer)
  • 50 Lakh (2007) (playback singer)
  • Dhol (2007) (playback singer)
  • Buddha Mar Gaya (2007) (playback singer)
  • Partner (2007) (playback singer)
  • Apne (2007) (playback singer)

... aka Ours (India: English title: literal title)

  • Raqeeb (2007) (playback singer)
  • Kya Love Story Hai (2007) (playback singer)
  • Shakalaka Boom Boom (2007) (playback singer)
  • Traffic Signal (2007) (playback singer) (as Kunal Ganjawalla)
  • Bhupathi (2007) (playback singer)

... aka Guru Bhai (India: Hindi title: dubbed version)

  • Woh Lamhe (2006) (playback singer)
  • Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) (playback singer)

... aka Khosla's Nest (UK: subtitle)

  • Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) (playback singer)
  • Aap Ki Khatir (2006) (playback singer)

... aka Only for You (India: English title)

  • Ahista Ahista (2006) (playback singer)
  • Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006) (playback singer)
  • Krrish (2006) (playback singer)

... aka Koi... Mil Gaya 2: Krrish (India: Hindi title) ... aka There's No One Like You (International: English title)

  • Alag: He Is Different.... He Is Alone... (2006) (playback singer)
  • Chup Chup Ke (2006) (playback singer)
  • 36 China Town (2006) (playback singer)
  • Pyare Mohan (2006) (playback singer)
  • Sawaan.... The Love Season (2006) (playback singer)
  • Aisa Kyon Hota Hai? (2006) (playback singer)
  • Aksar (2006) (playback singer)

... aka Often (India: English title: literal title)

  • Anjaane: The Unknown (2005) (playback singer)

... aka Anjaane: The Unknown (India: English title: orthographically correct title)

  • Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) (playback singer)
  • Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005) (playback singer)
  • Ek Ajnabee (2005) (playback singer)

... aka One Stranger (International: English title)

  • Neal 'N' Nikki (2005) (playback singer)
  • The Hangman (2005) (playback singer)
  • Deewane Huye Paagal (2005) (playback singer: "Aisi umar mein")
  • Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) (playback singer: "Ishq Hai Jootha")
  • Kyon Ki... (2005) (playback singer)
  • Rain: The Terror Within... (2005) (playback singer) (as Kunal Ganjewala)
  • Chocolate (2005) (playback singer)
  • Salaam Namaste (2005) (playback singer)
  • Fareb (2005) (playback singer)
  • Bachke Rehna Re Baba (2005) (playback singer)

... aka Beware (India: English title: informal title)

  • Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005) (playback singer)

... aka We Are So Cool (International: English title)

  • Kaal (2005) (playback singer)
  • Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye (2005) (playback singer)
  • Nigehbaan: The Third Eye (2005) (playback singer)
  • Chehraa (2005) (playback singer)
  • Sheesha (2005) (playback singer)
  • Ponniyin Selvan (2005) (playback singer) (as Kunal)
  • Musafir (2004) (playback singer)
  • Ab... Bas! (2004) (playback singer)
  • Hulchul (2004) (playback singer)
  • Naach (2004) (playback singer)
  • Stop! (2004) (playback singer)
  • Dhoom (2004) (playback singer) (as Hunal Ganjawala)
  • Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na (2004) (playback singer)
  • Taarzan: The Wonder Car (2004) (playback singer)
  • Lakshya (2004) (playback singer)
  • Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai... (2004) (playback singer)
  • Bardaasht (2004) (playback singer)
  • Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004) (playback singer)
  • Murder (2004) (playback singer)
  • Tum: A Dangerous Obsession (2004) (playback singer) (as Kunal Ganjewala)
  • Khakee (2004) (playback singer) (as Kunal)

... aka The Uniform (International: English title: informal literal title)

  • Paisa Vasool (2004) (playback singer)

... aka Moneysworth (International: English title)

  • Run (2004) (playback singer) (as Kunal)
  • Tere Naam (2003) (vocal)
  • Saaya (2003) (playback singer)
  • Saathiya (2002) (playback singer) (as Kunal)

Soundtrack

  • Detective Naani (2009) (performer: "Yahoo! Baby")
  • Heroes (2008) (performer: "Wat'S Up My Bro", "Wat'S Up My Bro - Cruiser")
  • Via Darjeeling (2008) (performer: "Sirf Ehsaas", "Phir bhi")
  • Saawariya (2007) (performer: "Masha Allah", "Jaan-E-Jaan", "Pari")

... aka Eternal Soulmate (India: English title: literal title) ... aka Oh, My Love (International: English title: literal title)

  • Apne (2007) (performer: "Ankh Vich Chehra Pyar Da", "Ankh Vich Chehra Pyar Da" (DJ Akbar Mix))

... aka Ours (India: English title: literal title)

  • Shakalaka Boom Boom (2007) (performer: "Saathiya", "Tera Sona Sona Roop", "Medley" (Remix))
  • Traffic Signal (2007) (performer: "Na Jis Din Teri Meri (fast)")
  • Mr. Hot Mr. Kool (2007) (performer: "Mister Hot, Mister Kool")
  • Bhupathi (2007) (performer: "Abhi Abhi")

... aka Guru Bhai (India: Hindi title: dubbed version)

  • Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) (performer: "Din din gin gin", "Iss se pyar karoon")

... aka Khosla's Nest (UK: subtitle)

  • Pokiri (2006) (performer: "Jagadame")
  • 36 China Town (2006) (performer: "Jab Kahi", "Jab Kahi" (Akbar Sami), "Jab Kahi" (DJ Suketu))
  • Aksar (2006) (performer: "Jab Jayenge")

... aka Often (India: English title: literal title)

  • Tom, Dick, and Harry (2006) (performer: "O Mitra Re", "O Mitra Re" (Akbar Sami))
  • Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005) (performer: "Koi Aap Jaisa Mil Jaye")
  • Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) (performer: "Ishq Hai Jhootha")
  • Bachke Rehna Re Baba (2005) (performer: "Tera husn")

... aka Beware (India: English title: informal title)

  • "Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai" (2005) TV series (performer: "Andekhi Anjaani", "Jo Tum Nahi Paas", "Socha Tha Kya Aur Kya Humne Paaya Hai")

Self

  • Ankahee (2006) (uncredited) .... Himself (singing "Tumse Yun Milenge")

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