RANU MONDAL: Singing sensation from railway station to playback singing in Bollywood
Most of us, while travelling on a public transport or halting for a shift of transport or maybe while being stuck at creep- crawling super busy traffic on the roads, have come across people who sing beautiful renditions of top charting songs for a livelihood. We often sympathize to their poor fate and sometimes even try to help them by donating some spare change or food. But one day a young software engineer Atindra Chakraborty who was passing through the suburban railway station of Ranaghat, when met such a struggler, Ranu Mondal, decided to take it to the social media. He made a video of this singer lady and posted it on his Facebook wall. Little did he know that this was the day that destiny would make a topsy turvy turn for Ranu.
Atindra’s video of Ranu Mandal singing hit the most viewed videos list overnight and turned her into a social media star. The video featured her singing the hit number, ‘Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai’, originally sung by Smt. Lata Mangeshkar.
When asked who her idols are, Ranu’s obvious reply was “Lata Ji” . She told it to the paparazzi that she worshipped Lata Ji and loved all the songs sung by her, but the melodies are favorites above all. She was born in Krishna Nagar, Bengal. She was bought up by her aunts and was later on married Babul Mondal, after which they moved to Mumbai. After the death of her husband she had to move back to West Bengal.
Ranu is a single mother of one daughter who runs a grocery shop in a village. Her daughter has also been divorced in the past. Ranu’s Daughter stood away from her for about 10 Years as she didn’t like her mother singing on Railway Platform, but eventually in the course of time after Ranu’s talent was recognized nationwide her daughter acknowledged the efforts taken by Ranu to raise her and returned to her.
After reuniting with her daughter, Ranu told the media that this is her second life and she will try and make the most out of this opportunity given to her by life. She also told that when she was in her 20s, she did a programme with a local band but her family objected to this and never supported her dreams of making it big in the industry as a singer. Thus, she had to give up on her dreams, but now in her second innings she is all set to make efforts into establishing a career.
Her dreams have been given wings by the famous play back singer Mr. Himesh Reshammiya , when he offered her a chance to sing in his next film ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’ a song titled ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ which has hit 25m views and 294k likes and as on date is a blockbuster.
It doesn’t end here. Mr. Reshammiya went on to record a second song which hasn’t been released yet, but a glimpse of the same has been uploaded by him on his Instagram handle. She has given her melodious voice in upcoming movie “Happy Hardy and Heer”. Just take a look in mentioned video:
With the entire nation’s support, we at Vamaindia wish her good luck in achieving all that she desired and deserves.