Shivam S. Pandey is a singer. He participated in Star Voice of India which was telecasted on Star Plus. The show was an instant hit being the first singing show produced by Star Plus. Shivam S. Pandey was one the top 17 contestants on the show. He got selected from lakhs of people who came up to audition. Though he couldn’t win the show, he won many hearts. He is from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Prantika Mukherjee mesmerizes the hearts of people with her voice. She is a gifted girl, with not only beautiful skin, but beautiful voice inherited, and there are long ways to go on the path of success, Lalit Pandit, Music Director and Judge of Amul Star Voice of India also stated this about Prantika. Amul Star Voice of India was a singing competition of Indian Television. And to note it with Power, this was the first Indian singing competition by Star Plus
Prantik Sur is the one known for his perfect voice. His voice will tell us the story of what he lived. Singing is his passion from very young age and later started with YouTube videos which encouraged and made him get into the Amul Star Voice of India. Swapnera Rong Pelo, this YouTube album made him reach with his fans. And he deserves the best of the career in Film Industry.
Mirande Shah, the finalist of Amul Star Voice of India, is a singer and songwriter from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is a breathtaking singer trained in the Indian classical tradition, with a honeyed mellifluous voice and impeccable intonation. In addition to her top-notch performing abilities, Mirande has also founded her label, Roohani, and advocates views for women’s empowerment. Her song “Main Chaloon – To the Woman of Strength” addresses gender equality. It is epitomized by the increasing instances of rape cases in India and a music video for the song was shown in some government schools for girls to spread a message of empowerment for young females. Mirande is currently working with an NGO to revive and restore her native language by composing and singing nursery rhymes in the language, to be taught in schools across the state.
Shah had been training in Kolkata and had been traveling to and fro from Ahmedabad. The golden voice of Gujarat is now off to Florida, US to pursue her singing dreams and expand her immense talent with a month-long fellowship from the US. This new venture of Mirande will not only have her meet other fellow musicians and singers who share the same passion but will also help her fulfill all her dreams and passions.
We wish her all the best and a great fortune ahead!!
Priyani Vani is a noted singer and TV host from India.The singer is from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Now she is based in Mumbai.She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and has brown eyes and hair. She did an acting course from Grace Acting Academy, Mumbai. She has also been a part of a documentary film.Priyani sang Dil Tere Bin Lagda Nahi Soniye with Kunal Ganjawala in 2011.
Vani has participated in many singing reality shows. Priyani first participated in a show called Sa Re Ga Ma Challenge in 2005. The singer was one of the finalists in the show, which was judged by Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar, Aadesh Shrivastava and Jatin-Lalit. Singer Shaan hosted the show. She participated in the show Amul Star Voice of India. It was a singing competition, telecasted in 2007. Vani was one of the wildcard entrants in the show and went on to be in the top 8. She was part of the Prithvi Team and was mentored by Alka Yagnik and Abhijeet Bhattacharya. The show’s winner was Ishmeet Singh from Punjab. Her next stint in reality TV was on the show Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar in 2008. The show was hosted by Mandira Bedi, and the judges were Farah Khan and Vishal-Shekhar.
In the show, the winners of previous singing reality shows were to compete against runner-ups of those shows. The winner was to be crowned ‘Superstar’. In the show, Priyani was in the Challenger’s team. Rahul Vaidya emerged the winner of the show. Priyani was one of the top contenders. Apart from being a full-time singer, she is also a TV host. She has hosted two TV shows, which were telecasted on Focus TV and ETV Urdu. The curly-haired singer wants to pursue singing as well as acting in the future. She aspires to host more TV shows as well.
Mohammed Irfan is a playback singer for movies who made his debut with A.R. Rahman’s composition. The first break he got was in Mani Rathmam’s film, ‘Raavan’.
This singer was noticed by veteran singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam while he was performing live in a musical concert in Hyderabad. After the concert was over, Balasubramanyam recommended his name to A.R. Rahman. In ‘Raavan’, Mohammed got a chance to sing the song with another singer, Karthik. However, it was his song ‘Dil Sambhal Ja Zara’ in film ‘Murder 2’ that made him establish himself as a singer.
Much before making his debut in Hindi film playback, Mohammed was a fortunate youngster to win the reality show called, ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2’, and even was a recognized voice of ‘Amul Star Voice of India’, and ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, on ZEE TV. The singer has also lent his voice in films like ‘OMG: Oh My God!’, ‘Satya 2’, ‘Yaariyan’, ‘The Xpose’, etc.
Besides singing in Bollywood and Kollywood, Mohammed has lent his voice for Bengali movies too and the songs topped the musical charts. In 2014, his song, ‘Tu Hi Tu’ from Salman Khan-starrer, ‘Kick’, got him a huge applause not only from critics, but even from film fraternity. After the success of Kick, Mohammed had given his voice for five successful films in 2015. The year 2015 has been a turning point in his career. His song from Salman’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (a retro love song), has already gone crazy among the audience and the song, ‘Jab Tum Chaho’, is indeed a placid composition.
Over the years, Mohammed has sung for various musicians such as Himesh Reshammiya, Amjad-Nadeem, and Jeet Ganguly, among others. Mohammed Irfan has belted out hits after hits over the years. He has made a household name for himself now.
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Mohammed Irfan Ali is an Indian singer.He took birth on 1 July, 1984, in Gongolli, Hyderabad, Telangana. He completed his schooling at All Saints High School, Hyderabad. Irfan had an interest in music right from his childhood, and so he attended music classes since he was small. His music guru, Mr. Ramachari, saw his talent and thus, polished his talent. Such was his dedication and love towards music that he used to come back even after finishing his schooling, just to perform in the annual events. Irfan burst into the music scene as a top contestant in Amul Star Voice Of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He eventually went on to win the reality show, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2.
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam heard Irfan during a concert in a music institute in Hyderabad. He was so impressed with his voice that he straightaway referred Irfan’s name to A. R. Rahman. Irfan then worked under A. R. Rahman where he used to give background vocals for Mani Ratnam directed ‘Raavan’, in 2010. Irfan sang the popular hit track, “Behne De”, alongside Karthik. The same year Irfan worked with Mithoon and lent his voice for “Salaam Zindagi” and “Rehmat Zara” from the movie, ‘Lamhaa’. He received the Best Male Singer-Debut Award for the latter film.
Irfan struck gold with the song, “Phir Mohabbat”, along with Arijit Singh in Murder 2. This song was widely loved and appreciated, especially by the youth. He became a sought-after playback singer, working with reputed music directors and producers like Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid, Jeet Ganguly, and many more.
The year 2014 was pretty much successful for Irfan as he lined up hit numbers like “Baarish” from Yaariyan, “Muskurane Ki Wajah (Unplugged)” from Citylights, “Banjaara” from Ek Villain, “Tu Hi Tu” from Kick, and “Dard Dilo Ke” from The Expose.
We wish Mohammad Irfan Ali best of luck with his career, and we hope he keeps on delivering hit numbers.
Mohammed Irfan is a playback singer. Gangolli, Karnataka is Irfan’s birthplace. He grew up in Karnataka and completed his schooling in All Saints High School in Hyderabad. Ramachari, one of his teachers came to know about Irfan’s talent in music and singing. Irfan was trained by his teacher, Ramachari. He used to perform in annual functions of his school. Even after completing school, Irfan performed in his school’s annual events. Mohammed Irfan participated in AMUL Star Voice of India in the year 2007. He performed in front of judges like Shaan, Jatin-Lalit, Aadesh Shrivastava, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, and Alka Yagnik. He was in the Prithvi team during gala rounds along with Alka Yagnik and Abhijeet Bhattacharya. In 2012, Irfan participated in Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2. He performed in front of the esteemed panel of judges including Shaan, Shantanu Moitra, and Swananda Kirkire. He won this show. It became the stepping stone for his singing career. Prestigious singer S.P. Balasubhramanyam identified his talent while he was performing at a concert in a musical institute in Hyderabad. Impressed with his talent, Balasubhramanyam recommended his name to famous music composer, A.R. Rahman. A.R. Rahman asked him to sing for the movie, Raavan. Raavan was directed by Mani Ratnam released in 2010 with A.R. Rahman (music director). He gave background vocals for the movie. He recorded the song named Behene De for the movie. He sang this song alongside Karthik who is also a well-known singer with songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Odia, and Bengali. The song remained the chartbuster for a few weeks continuously. In the same year, he recorded two songs for the movie Lamhaa. The music for this movie was given by Mithoon. Salaam Zindagi and Rehmat Zara were the two songs he recorded for the movie. Rehmat Zara became a very popular song. Irfan won the best debut singer in the male category for the song. After Lamhaa, Irfan’s career was going successfully. He bagged a song with Arijit Singh in Murder 2 called Phir Mohabbat which topped the charts. He has collaborated with a lot of music directors like Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid, Jeet Ganguly, Meet Bros Anjjan, etc. In 2014, he sang the hit song Baarish from the movie Yaariyan. It created a lot of buzzes and was also a chartbuster song. He went on to sing hit numbers like Banjaara (Ek Villian), Dard Dilo Ke (The Xpose), Muskurane (City Lights), Tu Hi Tu (Kick), etc. He has also sung in different languages like Tamil, Odia, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi.
Abhas Joshi is a new singer who has carved a niche for himself in the music industry. This young superstar of playback singing also has another talent in his home, who is his brother. Abhas Joshi and his brother, Shreyas Joshi, are likely to take the Sufi music by storm in the future. He is 25 years old today. Abhas Joshi received his recognition in the music world as a participant of Li Champs Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (a children musical show in 2004) and was the winner of the contest. Earlier, he even participated in another musical reality show, "Master Madam Singing Competition", for which he was credited as the runner-up. Today, Abhas Joshi and his brother Shreyas Joshi, have worked with popular music artists such as Bappi Lahiri, Shankar Mahadevan, ‘Shaan’, Richa Sharma and Salim-Suleiman. He is also looking forward to working with A. R. Rahman or Gulzar, even.
Today, Abhas Joshi is the brightest anchor of musical shows for his knowledge in singing. As an aspirant Sufi singer, he also knows how to stress on a particular note, and how much to fade in and out of the note. Truly, the singer has mastered the seven notes of music very well. This singer is greatly influenced by the Sufi rock band Indie Roots kind of musical scores, which he hopes will be hit among all age groups. Already, Bollywood is greatly influenced by Sufi music notes, and A. R. Rahman has composed many popular numbers. This has brought new hope in the mind of Abhas Joshi. Bollywood’s tryst with Sufi song goes back to many years. Its soulful renditions and soulful music have instantly struck a chord with new generation singers too. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, the longest running music reality show in the history of Indian television, was always welcomed for the younger generation’s playback singers. Every time it was back in a new avatar. Had it not been the stage of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, many young voices in India would have remained unheard still! He was born on March 29, 1990. The duo brothers also released a Sufi rock album earlier, which was promoted by Saregama India.
Sumitra a playback singer, lyricist, composer and music director is a famed name in the music industry. Born on June 26, 1987, to Mr. Mani Iyer and Mrs. Vijaylaxmi, Sumitra initially lived in Tamil Nadu but later shifted to Mumbai with her family. Sumitra Iyer originated her singing career when she was three years old. She along with her mother sang Hanuman Chalisa at this young age. Sumitra’s learning and riyas were with her Guru Mrs. Saroja to whom she is grateful. Sumitra Iyer had been a participant in a very popular show “Amul Star Voice of India”. The show premiered on 18 May 2007 and ended on 24 November 2007. Voice of India was the first Indian singing show which was broadcasted on Television.
The show was directed by Gajendra Singh, who had created the famous Sa Re Ga Ma Pa series too. She also participated “Ustadon Ke Ustad“ and “Star plus Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar”. Among thousands of contestants, Sumitra made her way through to the Top 12 and among the finalists but was eliminated then. In the year 2009, the actor made her entry into Bollywood by singing “Jabse Hum Hue Jawan” from the movie Aamras: The Sweet Taste Of Friendship. In the same year, she also sang “Maza Aa Gaya” from the movie Victory. In the upcoming year, she sang numerous songs: Gangubai Pe Aai Jawani (2010), Dace like Punjabi, Tere Bin Jiya Jaye Na, Rocking Shocking Family, Chinese Khushi (2011), Saadi Love Story (Title), Laltain Nachdi, Dhol Special (2013). As a lyricist and music director, Sumitra has also worked in the movie”Kuchh Kariye”.
The actor shares a bond with Radhika Apte, a famous actress in Bollywood, with whom she has worked in two movies Ratha Sarithiram (Tamil Movie) and Rakht Charitra-1. For her splendorous work as a singer Sumitra Iyer received various awards like Hradayanath Mangeshkar Young Talents Award (1994), Best Playback Singer Female at PIFFA. Sumitra not only worked for Bollywood but also sang Punjabi and Tamilian songs too. Sumitra with her work is trying to establish herself as a great singer.
A voice that is considered to be the successor of Lata Mangeshkar, Abhilasha was born on 17th November, 1989. She hails from the city of Pune, Maharashtra. She is famous for her performance in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (2010), a Zee TV singing reality show.
She was amongst the finalist in Amul Voice of India, as well as Marathi Star. Daler Mehndi was her mentor in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. She was the judge for the first base of auditions of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 2012. Besides this, she has also sung in Malamaal Weekly 2, and ‘Dombari’, a Marathi film.
Abhijeet was born in Kanpur and belongs to a Bengali family. He got his primary and secondary education from Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur, and got his higher secondary education from BNSD Inter College Chunni Ganj, Kanpur. In 1977, he did his graduation in commerce from Christ Church College, Kanpur. In 1970, he started singing on stage. He learned and developed his singing style by listening to Kishore Kumar’s songs. In 1981, he went to Mumbai to get a degree in chartered accountancy, but his passion towards music was very strong, therefore he started his singing career.
In the 1990’s, Abhijeet was a playback vocalist. His records became popular when he did a song in a film ‘Baaghi’, which was Anand-Milind’s composition. After Baaghi, he did many songs in different films like Ek Chanchal Shokh Hasina, Har Kasam Se Badi Hai, and Chandni Raat Hai. In 1994, he did many songs for movies, such as Anjaam,Yeh Dillagi, Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari.
In 1997, he earned the Filmfare Best Playback award for Yes Boss. After that, he did many songs in different movies. He worked with female singers as well, such as legends like Lata Mangeshkar and legendary Asha Bhosle. Most of his duets are with Alka Yagnik. Abhijeet also recorded non film pop music- Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1. After these two pop music albums, he launched ‘Aashiqui’, and he also released a pop album named Tere Bina. Another pop music album which he released on 30 May, 2006, was Lamhe. In 2014, he released another album and the name of this album was AB.
Aadesh Shrivastava is a singer and music composer in Bollywood. His wife also works in Bollywood as an actress. He started his career with clean, fresh and simple music. When he was young he wanted to become a doctor but at very young age he realized that his passions for music is very strong, therefore he decided to become a composer. First he learned to play the drums. Then he moved to Mumbai and from there he started to play drums in the industry for stalwart among the music directors. The names of the directors are O PNayyar, Shankar and many more. Before became the professional composer he assisted Laxmikant–Pyarelal for many years. In 1993 he got his first big break in a film named as Kanyadaan. The other singer who also participated in singing was Lata Mangeshkar. Lata did her first song in this film. The songs that he sang did not get the popularity because the film did not release.
The same thing happened again in the second film Jane Tamanna, in which he did, sung a song. After failure of these two films, he did not lose hope. He did the next songs in AoPyaar Karen and Hathon Meinaagaya Jo Kal. The films became super hit and he became popular. After that he worked in two other movies Salma Pe Dil Agaya and Shastra, again he got success in these two films as people appreciate his songs. In 1998 his music becomes super hit in Bollywood. He sang many super hit songs like Sona Sona, Shava Shava etc. In 2000 he won many accolade in Kunwara, Tarkeib and Shikari. In 2001 he got popularity by singing in Bas Itna Sa Khuwaab Hai.
Born into a family, with a musical heritage and belongs to Mewati Gharana of Jodhpur. He along with his brother Lalit both gained their primary education in music by Pandit Pratap Narayan, their father. He with his brother formed a very formidable duo; both learned the mastery of guitar and piano from Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma.
The pair made their debut as music composer for the Bollywood movie Yaara Dildara, and the music of the film was an instant hit. Before their success as a music composer, they composed songs for Khiladi and their first romantic song “Pehla Nasha” for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, their work got recognition from many people in the industry. Their work was similar to the kind of music composed by the great R.D. Burman, as they were inspired by his work.
In the latter half of the 90s, they were one of the favorite music composers. They became the first music directors when they started writing songs especially being performed by Bollywood actors than the usual singers with songs for movies such as Ghulam and Khoobsurat. Their work was different from the others, and they successfully managed to deliver music for more than 70 movies with over 473 musical melodies.
They have worked with many great lyricists and singers of the contemporary period. Jatin appeared in a cameo role in the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, where he was singing the “Humse Hai Saara Jahaan” with girls and even performed during the “Rooth Ke Humse” song. The duo mostly remains isolated from Bollywood parties or the media.
Jatin along with his brother became part of the musical talent hunt search show called Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV even appeared as judges for Star Voice of India. He was a mentor for Jhoom India, the show was very successful and became very popular. Later on, he became part of another talent hunt show called Waar Parivaar, the show was an instant hit and became popular among the Indian audiences across the world.
In the year 2006, he separated from his brother Lalit after 16 successful years. The reason for parting ways was told to be personal issues but according to rumors, there were some financial reasons behind their separation. Since separation Jatin has composed solos for several movies such as I am 24 and Krishnakanter Will and also working for Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa and Saturday Night.
Toshi Sabri is an Indian singer and music composer who is best known for his various music direction works & his stint with a popular singing reality show called ‘Amul Star Voice of India’ (2007). He is a Punjab- born Rajasthan boy who gets his lineage from a musical family (Gharana).
His father and brother have been accomplished musicians and them to gather, share a long history of association with the classical music of India. He left his home to become a well- known singer, he came down to Mumbai and started his share of struggle.
Due to a low educational qualification, he struggled a lot to find a decent living standard. He sang where ever he got the opportunity to sing. He was quite confident about his abilities as a singer and ultimately he got a chance to appear on the music reality show ‘Amul Star Voice of India’. This show proved to be a turning point in his career as he became an overnight star, he stood 4th among all contestants.
He successively appeared in a few shows such as ‘Ustaadon ke Ustaad’ and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star’, in which he was praised by the viewers for his singing abilities. During this time, he made a leap forward with singing for films. One of his songs ‘Maahi’ in the movie called ‘Raaz- The Mystery Continues’ (2009).
The song was composed by him along with his sibling and co-contestant called Sharib Sabri. His struggle period seems to be over as after ‘Maahi’, he never looked back. He got busy composing music for a lot of movies such as ‘Jashnn’ (2009), ‘Ghost’ (2011), ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ (2013) & Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ (2014). He composed a few songs in both of the movies.
The recent adaptation of the famous song ‘Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki’, which was sung by 'Rahat Fateh Ali Khan' was composed by him. He has sung in more than 15 movies & composed the music for around 12 movies till now. Toshi has recently participated in the reality singing show called ‘Music Ka Maha Muqabla’, which was aired on the Star Plus. With this level of zeal and talent, he seems to be making a good mark in the world of entertainment.
Ishmeet Singh Sodhi was a popular singer who gained popularity after winning the singing reality show Amul STAR Voice of India.
Ishmeet Singh was born in Ludhiana Punjab to Gurprinder Singh and Amritpal Kaur. He received his musical training in Kirtan singing from Principal Sukhwant Sing of Gur Shabad Sangeet Academy and from his uncle Dr. Chara Kamal Singh. He was a natural talent who had not received classical music training, a point which was raised several times in the show by the judges.
He entered the reality show at 17 and won the title of the show on 24 November, 2007. After the show, Ishmeet, as promised, released a religious musical album.
Ishmeet Singh drowned on 29 July 2008 at the Chaaya Island Dhonveli resort in Maldives. The family suspected of foul play and requested a probe. There were suspicious head injuries which increased the suspicion of foul play.
The funeral of Ishmeet Singh was attended in huge numbers by commoners and celebrities. The local market was closed down in his respect. After his death, BIG music released to albums to celebrate his memory and pay tribute. The first album was entitled Mool Mantar and the second album was titled We'll Miss You. Principal Sukhwant Singh and Ishmeet's father Gurpinder Singh travelled to Malaysia to the resort and spread the message of the Ishmeet Singh Foundation.
Kunal Ganjawala is a noted Indian playback singer. He is popularly known for singing mostly Hindi and Kannada songs. Kunal was born on April 14, 1972. In his, childhood days he never knew that he wants to sing. He always wanted to be either an actor or a chartered accountant. In his college days during college events, he realized that he could sing well when he won many competitions. His parents constantly supported him to sing and go further in a singing platform. He completed his graduation from St. Peter's School, Mazagaon. To improve his skills, he started learning music from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan under Sudhindra Bhaumick. His first assignment was a jingle Doodh Doodh.
Since he was working with Barot, he believes that he was taken seriously by music directors. In 2002, he got his first break in Bollywood with the song Ab Ke Baras. The song did not earn him recognition from the audience, but many offers did start coming his way. Later, he sang for many movies like Saathiya, Indian Babu, Paisa Vasool, Khakee, Rudraksha, Dhoom, and Meenaxi. His best work is Bheege Honth song from the movie Murder. This song won him many awards IIFA Best Male Playback Award and 2005 Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer in Male category.
In 2005, he debut in the Kannada industry with the song Neene Neene, which became an instant hit. Also, his song Onde Ondu Sari was such a hit that it broke the record for the most number of downloads and highest sales.
He participated in an Indian singing talent show; Sa Re Ga Ma Pa aired on Zee Tv. He was also judge of the show Amul Star Voice of India. He has also sung in Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Sindhi, and Assamese.