Mauli Dave

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Mauli Dave
Dave at Khatron Ke Khiladi 2011 press conference
Dave at Khatron Ke Khiladi 2011 press conference
Background information
OriginAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer, host, actress
InstrumentsVocals, tabla
Years active2007–2016

Mauli Dave is an Indian singer, actress, dancer, and television host. She was a contestant on Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007.[1] She was also a finalist in Sony Entertainment's Chalo America Boogie Woogie in 2003, and was crowned Miss Teen India Texas 2007.[2][3] Mauli then decided to move to Mumbai at the age of 19 to pursue a career in music and acting. She hosted a family dance show on the Zee Network titled "Rock n Roll Family" in 2008, lead role in a Zoom Tele-Film "Ek Anhonee", participated in Fear Factor India: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 4 and emerged as the Runner-up.[4][5] She is from Gujarat.[6]

She was seen in one episode of the Zee TV serial, Parrivaar.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007[edit]

When Saregamapa, a popular music reality show in India, announced to have auditions internationally in countries like America, Canada, UK, South Africa, U.A.E. and Pakistan; Mauli decided to audition to represent the USA.[2] She went through five to six rounds of auditions in the US and later in Mumbai. She was finally chosen the one to represent the US after her famous rendition of the song "Mayya Mayya." Mauli was mentored by Bappi Lahiri.[7] She eventually reached the top 10.[8][9]


Year Movie/Album Song Title Composer Co-Singer Awards/Nominations
2006 Prabhu Taare Pagathiye (Album) All Tracks Omkar Dave Hemant Dave and Omkar Dave none
2007 To Kya Ho (Album) Kaisi Ye Deewangi(reprised), Dil Dhadakne Laga Mitul and Mukul Mukul none
2008 Bal Ganesh (Film) Gana Ganadi Shamir Tandon Sumedha Karmahe, Junaid Sheikh none
2008 Mittal v/s Mittal (Film) Khuda Hafiz Shamir Tandon solo none
2009 Love Ka Tadka (Film) Title track Aadesh Shrivastava Aadesh Shrivastava Nomination at Music Mirchi Awards "Upcoming Debutante Female"
2010 Fasttrack (Product Ad) "I Like It Shady" Mikey McCleary solo none
2010 DelMonte (Product Ad) "You Ain't Had Nothin Like This" Mikey McCleary Bob none
2011 The Bartender: Classic Bollywood Shaken not Stirred (Album) Chalte Chalte, Ye Sama, Jaane Kya Tune Kahi, Waqt Ne Kiya Mikey McCleary Solo Tracks none
2011 Players (Film) Title track Pritam Neeraj Sridhar none
2013 I Love New Year (Film) Aja Meri Jaan Pritam Solo none
2014 Khoobsurat (Film) Maa Ka Phone Sneha Khanwalkar Priya Saraiya none


Year Show Role Channel Extra
2004 Boogie Woogie-Chalo America Dance Contestant SET (Sony Entertainment Television) Finalist (top 5)
2007 (May–October) Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 Singing Contestant Zee Network Finalist (top 7)
2008 (March–May) Rock-N-Roll Family Host Zee Network
2010 ( released 5 Dec.) Ek Anhonee (Tele-film) Lead Role (Divyani) Zoom
2011 (June–July) Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 4) Celebrity Contestant Colors Finalist (top 2)
2012 (Feb) Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Guest Appearance (15 episodes) SET (Sony Entertainment Television)
2013 (Feb) Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki Herself Life OK

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Crowned "Miss Teen India Texas 2007" –
  • Stardust Awards 2009–2010: Nominated for "Upcoming Debutant Singer" for the song "Agre Ka Ghaghra" from the film "Jai Veeru”
  • Music Mirchi Awards 2009–2010: Nominated for "Upcoming Singer Female" for the title song of "Love Ka Tadka.”
  • Gujarati Garvvati Awards 2010: Won award for "Upcoming Singer”


  1. "Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa challenge". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mauli Dave is back!". The Times of India. 30 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 March 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  3. "Mumbai Women's International Film Festival 2013 opens tonight: Schedule and masterclass list". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. "Mauli Dave is back! – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. "Singer Mauli Dave to release first single soon". Zee News. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. A hitList Correspondent (15 May 2007). "Neha goes svelte..." Mid-Day. Archived from the original on 9 December 2007.
  7. "Mikey McCleary to jam with Shalmali Kholgade, Mauli Dave – Hindustan Times". 23 August 2013. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. " – Community news – Omkar and Mauli Dave". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  9. "Indian Shakira Mauli Dave on The Best of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Muzic". Retrieved 11 October 2016.

External links[edit]

Template:Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007