Raja Hasan is a well-known Indian playback singer. He was born as Raja Hasan Sagar on December 1979 in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. He learned singing through his father, Rafik Sagar Sahab, and maternal grandfather, Allah Rakha Khan Sahab. Raja’s family belongs to Joshpur and singing comes naturally to him. Singing has been his passion ever since he was a kid, so his father and grandfather decided to train him to become a professional singer. One day, while his mother was watching television, she told Raja that she wanted to see him performing on a television show.
He rose to fame after joining the singing competition show,
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge, in 2007. He got the first runner-up place with 3,52,40,963 total votes, while
Aneek Dhar was declared as the winner. Raja also won Rs. 25 lakhs on Zee TV’s Ek Se Badhkar Ek, along with
Jasveer Kaur in 2008. In the same year, he also won the adult music category in the reality show,
Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, on Sony TV and the IPL Rock Star on Colors. He got his big break in Bollywood when the popular music director, Vishal-Shekhar, had seen his talent and let him sing the song, Mari Teetri, in the 2008 film,
De Taali. The song became a hit and established Raja as a proficient playback singer. Later, he recorded various songs to many films including Sargoshiyo in Rishi Kapoor’s starrer film, Sadiyaan, Aali Re in
No One Killed Jessica,
Billo Rani in Me Mamu and 7, Varri Varri in High School Musical 2,
Tere Bin in
Teree Sang, and a lot more. He also sang for the Telugu films, Pula Rangadu and
Ishq. In 2014, he sang the Hariye Thikana Khonje Ghor in the Bengali thriller film, Buno Haansh, together with Lopamudra Mitra.
Raja also performed in various musical shows and he was credited as one of the best performers in India. He has unique skills in singing popular Marwari songs. He also has a non-film album entitled, Yaar Mila De Re, which consists of songs like Sajana Jaaye Base Pardes, Muhabbat Raas Na Aayi, Nazar Lag Gayi, Pardesi Se Kya Aankh Ladaayi Aaja Meri Raani Tujhako and Tan Ghaayal Ghaayal Kar Gayi.
Raja would also like to try his luck in acting, if given a chance. He already appeared in the reality-based comedy show, Comedy Circus Ke Tansen. He also stated that if he is not a singer, he is definitely a cricket player.
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Raja Hasan, aka Raja Hasan Sagar, is a sensational Bollywood singer. He is one among four children and was born to Jodhpur’s Royal singer's family in December 1979, in Bikaner city, Rajasthan. He belongs to the Royal singer's family of Jodhpur, hence has the singing legacy, and made Jodhpur singing international through his voice.
Raja Sagar was very much interested in music and took music classes from his father, Rafiq Sagar, and grandfather, Allah Rakha Khan. Raja Hasan Sagar is the real name, and then later it was changed to just Raja Hasan, as the long name was considered to become a hurdle in his profession. Raja started singing at the age of 7. He made everyone go crazy for his voice from a very early age. All the musicians were knocked off with his classical singing performance and blessed him to grow higher in the career. He has practiced singing for 18 years.
In 2007, he participated in the musical reality show, 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' challenge, broadcasted on Zee Networks. He won many hearts through his elegant, graceful voice, and became the runner-up on the show. He then participated in many musical shows, namely 'Ek Se Badh Kar Ek' on Zee TV, 'Ustaado Ke Ustad' on Sony, and 'IPL Rock Star' on Colors, and was the winner in all these shows. Later on, his talent was recognized by famous Bollywood music director duo, Vishal- Shekhar, who gave him a chance to sing the year's blockbuster song, ‘Mari Teetri', of the movie 'De Taali', and this is how Raja made his entry into the Bollywood cinema industry as a playback singer.
Raja then lent his voice for ‘Maula Maula’ for the film ‘
Dostana’, ‘Teri Dhun Lagi’ for the movie ‘
Jai Veeru’, ‘Delhi Destiny’ for the movie ‘
99’, ‘Sargoshiyo’ for the film ‘Sadiyan’, and 'Wallah Re Wallah' for '
Tees Maar Khan' - starring
Salman Khan, and
Katrina Kaif. He has worked as a playback singer for other movies, which include ‘
Bachna Ae Haseeno’, ‘Tere Sang’, ‘
Well Done Abba’, ‘
Chalo Dilli’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica’ - starring
Rani Mukerji and,
Vidya Balan. All these songs made him never look back and he became a world-class singer in the Bollywood cinema industry. Raja has given many musical shows, and he is one of the finest performers of his class.
His unique style includes Rajasthan's 'Marwari' singing style. He has performed around the globe and has brought goosebumps from his amazing singing skill. Raja has also voiced for other movie industries. His Tollywood movie venture songs include ‘Chinnadana Nikosam’ from the movie ‘Ishq’, and the movie ‘
Poola Rangadu’, along with the Bengali movie ‘Buno Haansh’ and Bhojpuri movie ‘E Kaisan Bidai’.