Prachi DesaiThis shy girl from Surat became a household name as she made her debut in the immensely popular Zee TV show 'Kasamh Se' in the year 2008. The character of Bani was loved by elders and younger audiences alike. Her television stint paved the way for a career in films. She has been a part of successful films like rock On!!, Bol Bachchan and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai.
Shreya GhoshalShe is one of the youngest playback singer in the Hindi film music industry today. shreya's musical genes comes from her mother, who is a professionally trained singer. As a 11 year old, she forayed into Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - children's Special and emerged the winner. It was during the finals of the contest that she was spotted by director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who gave her the first break in his movie Devdas. The Kolkata girl has mesmerized everyone with her sweet and innocent voice. She has been awarded the Best playback singer in the year 2002. She has also sung for movies like jism, Main Hoon Na, Munnabhai MBBS, Julie etc.
Vidya BalanThe national award winning actress Vidya Balan started her career with Zee TV at the age of 16. She landed her first role in the sitcome Hum Paanch in the year 1995. She played the famous role of the nerdy 'Radhika'. She has starred in numerous unforgettable movies such as The Dirty Picture, Parineeta, No one killed Jessica, Kahaani etc. She continues to enthrall audiences with her hard hitting performances.
Ekta Kapoorthe undisputed queen of the small screen started her career by producing popular Zee TV comedy show 'Hum Paanch' which went on to change the face of Indian television. Ever since, Ekta not only went on to produce some of the most popular shows on Indian television, but is a power to reckon with in the film industry too. Some of her movies include 'Once Upon a time in Mumbai', Ragini MMS and The Dirty Picture.
Anurag BasuAnurag Basu, in his mid-twenties, started his career in the television industry, directing Zee TV's Tara, one of the longest running soap operas of the 1990s. He directed more television serials and experimented with different genres ranging from daily soaps to thrillers such as 'Saturday Suspense', 'Ajeeb Dastaan', and horror 'X-zone'. His most successful work during this period was the Balaji Telefilms daily soap 'Koshish...Ek Aashaa' in 2000, which became one of top shows on Zee Tv. Today, he is an accomplished film director and writer, known for gems like 'Life in a ... Metro', 'Gangster' and 'Murder'. Basu was nominated in the Best Director category at the 53rd filmfare Awards in 2008 for Life in a ... Metro.
Kunal GanjawalaSuccess didn't come easy to Kunal Ganjawala. Despite his first attempt to participate in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa not yielding results, the spirited young singer was determined not to give up. He participated again in 1998, to emerge as the winner of the season. Sine then there has been no looking back, as offers started pouring in. Kunal has sung for movies like Musafir, Murder, Kyon Ho Gaya Na etc. He has already clinched the prestigious R. D. Burman award and the filmfare awards at an early stage in his career.
Shekhar RavjianiShekhar was a participant of Zee TV's singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 1997. He is a trained classical singer and has a sound base of Indian music. He went on to collaborate with Vishal Dadlani, forming a widely acclaimed music composer duo for films. The have had a number of successes including Jhankaar Beats, Om Shanti Om, Tara Rum Pum, Salaam Namaste, dus, Bluffmaster, Tashan, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Dostana. Their efforts paid off when they won the Filmfare R.D. Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats.