Monday, February 14, 2011

Mohit Chauhan's Biography [Updated]

Mohit Chauhan (born March 11, 1964) is an Indian pop and playback singer, most known for his romantic ballads. He started his career singing Indian pop songs with the band Silk Route, which released two albums, Boondein (1998) and Pehchan. The song "Dooba Dooba" became a rave in the Indipop music scene. However, the band dissolved. He would stay off the scene for a while until he came back with the song "Guncha" in 2005 from the "Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh" for which, he would also compose. Impressed by his vocals, he was then approached by A. R. Rahman to sing for the movie Rang De Basanti. The song "Khoon Chala" earned him rave reviews. However, it wouldn't be until 2007 when music director Pritam approached him for the song Tum Se Hi for the movie Jab We Met that Chauhan would finally achieve mainstream success.

Early life:

Mohit Chauhan was born in a Rajput Kshatriya family in the town of Nahan in Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh The Land of God (Dev Bhoomi), set on a hill top in the Shiwalik Hills, to Krishana Rana and B.K Rana. He can speak fluently in Pahari & Hindi. He first attended St. Xavier's School, Delhi and then again moved to Himachal Pradesh to complete his education. Chauhan went to college in Nahan Sirmour, Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu, and graduated with a Master of Science in Geology from the Dharamshala College in Himachal.

Mohit has a brother, Rohit Chauhan who is a senior officer in Excise and Taxation office and two cousin Neeraj and Pankaj Chauhan.

He never received formal training in music, but sings and plays guitar, harmonica and the flute. After completing his education in Himachal, Chauhan came to Delhi where he formed the band Silk Route with his schoolmate Kem Trevedi (pianist) in 1996. Boondein was their first album and included the song "Dooba Dooba". In Bollywood, his career started when he sang the A. R. Rahman song "Khoon Chala" in Rang De Basanti.


Mohit Chauhan married Delhi-based Journalist Prarthana Gehlot on 29th june 2012 in solan himachal pradesh,in a hush hush low key affair. Mohit's wife works with an English magazine and hails from Dehradun in Uttarakhand.

Career :

Mohit Chauhan had his first brush which success with the song "Dooba Dooba" from the Silk Route band's album Boondhein. The album debuted at number one on the album chart. Boondhein featured songs in Hindi, English, and Pahadi, and the band won several awards at the Channel V awards in 1998.

Chauhan's career in Bollywood began in 2005 when he sang “Guncha Koi” in the movie "Main, Meri Patni... Aur Woh!". His songs "Khoon Chala" and "Masakali" from the films Rang De Basanti and Delhi-6 respectively, composed by Rahman and "Tum Se Hi" from the film Jab We Met,composed by Pritam, were successful. His subsequent chartbusters included the songs "Tu Ne Jo Na Kaha" for the 2009 film New York, "Ye Dooriyan" for Love Aaj Kal, and "Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai" for Kaminey. In 2010, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for "Masakali". He also sung two superhit tracks "Bheegi Si" from the Movie Raajneeti and "Pee Loon" from Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai both arranged and directed by Pritam. His songs "Pee Loon" from Once Upon A Time in Mumbai,"Tujhe Bhula Diya" from Anjaana Anjaani directed by Vishal-Shekhar became chartbusters. He then sang "Yun Hi" from Tanu Weds Maanu which is another addition to his superhit songs. His songs from the movie Rockstar (2011) have become anthems. He sang his first Bengali song for the movie Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo (2010) and also he sang his second Bengali song for the movie Paglu (2011). He sang his first Tamil Song "Po Nee Po" for the Movie "3 (2012)".

In addition to film playback singing, Chauhan has sung many advertisement jingles for products including Alpenlibe, Parachute, Wheel (detergent), Nescafe, Hippo Munchies, Vicks Vapor Rub, Alchemist & Maruti Suzuki Alto (2011). He has also sung the theme song for Star Parivaar Awards 2011.

In 2007, he took part in singing reality show, Mission Ustaad on 9X, where he teamed with Vasundhara Das. He also took part in the singing reality show on STAR Plus, Music Ka Maha Muqqabla, where he lead the team Mohit's Fighhter. He has also performed at various college festivals across the country, including the Cultural Night of IIT Bombay, 2009.

In 2011 he featured in the third episode of The Dewarists collaborating with Indian Ocean for the song called Maaya.

Works :

  ~  TV Commercial Ad Film Song ~

    Alpenliebe ad - Lalach Aah Laplapa Song
    Parachute Ad - Gorgeous Hamesha Song
    Active Wheel Ad - Mahekte Bikharte Song
    Nescafe Ad - Lamhe Song
    Hippo Round-Round Munchies Ad - Maa Meri Maa Mumma Song
    Naya Khwab hai - Maruti Suzuki Alto Search Engine (2011) TVC Ad Song
    I Dream That Love Goes On & On - Honda Activa TVC Ad Song 
    Venus Soap Ad (2012) - Jab Twacha Gungunaye Song

  ~  Albums  ~

    Boondein - Silk Route (1998)
    Pehchan - Silk Route (2000)
    Kalaam - Poetry of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2008)
    Sar Utha Ke Jiyo - Made for HDFC Bank (2008)
    Fitoor – Solo Debut Album (2009) – Comprises 10 songs composed and sung by him
    Aao Sai (2011) [Bhajan Album] [He sung one song]
    Star Parivaar Awards (2011) - Theme Song with Shreya Ghoshal
    Maaya maaya re - The Dewarists (2011) [Indian Ocean and Mohit Chauhan] 
    MTV Unplugged (2011)
    Salaami Ho Jaye - A Salute To Creativity (2012)

  ~  Movies  ~

    Road  (2002)
    Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003)
    Adharm (2003)
    Lets Enjoy (2004)
    Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005)
    Rang De Basanti (2006)
    Jab We Met (2007)
    Kismat Konnection (2008)
    Ugly Aur Pagli (2008)
    Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
    Fashion (2008)
    EMI (2008)
    Birugaali (2009) [Kannada]
    Delhi-6 (2009)
    8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)
    Let’s Dance (2009)
    New York (2009)
    Love Aaj Kal (2009)
    Kaminey (2009)
    Sikandar (2009)    
    Tum Mile (2009)
    Well Done Abba (2010)
    Badmaash Company (2010)
    Rajneeti (2010)
    Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (2010)
    Lafangey Parindey (2010)
    Aashayein (2010)
    Robot (2010)
    Anjaana Anjaani (2010)
    Crook (2010)
    Dus Tola (2010)
    Isi Life Mein (2010)
    Its a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)
    Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo (2010) [Bengali]
    Paach Naar Ek Bejar (2011) [Marathi]
    Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011)
    Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
    Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
    Teen Thay Bhai (2011)
    Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! (2011)
    Paglu (2011) [Bengali]
    Kucch Luv Jaisaa (2011)
    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
    Chillar Party (2011)
    Aarakshan (2011)
    Rockstar (2011)
    Shakal Pe Mat Ja (2011)
    Pappu Can't Dance Saala (2011)
    Players (2012)
    Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012)
    3 (2012) [Tamil]
    3 (2012) [Telugu]
    3 (2012) [Hindi]
    Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai (2012)
    Jannat 2 (2012)
    Tezz (2012)
    Le Halua Le (2012) [Bengali]
    Qasam Se Qasam Se (2012)
    Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (2012)
    Bol Bachchan (2012)
  ★   From Sydney With Love (2012)
     Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
     Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012)
     Barfi! (2012)
   Pinky Moge Wali (2012) [Punjabi Movie]
    Ajab Gazabb Love (2012)
    Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
    Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2012)
  ★   ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013)
     Zilla Ghaziabad (2013)
     Jolly L.L.B. (2013)
     Bombay Talkies (2013)
   Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
    Shortcut Romeo (2013)
   ★  Boyss Toh Boyss Hain (2013)
   ★  Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013)
   ★  Issaq (2013)
   ★  Kyun Hua Achanak (2013)
   ★  Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
   ★  Kerala Nattilam Pengaludane (2013) [Tamil Movie]

Awards :

Filmfare Awards
2010Best Male Playback SingerMasakali from Delhi-6Won
2011Best Male Playback SingerPee Loon from Once Upon A Time In MumbaiNominated
2012Best Male Playback SingerSadda Haq from RockstarNominated
2012Best Male Playback SingerJo Bhi Main from RockstarWon
Zee Cine Awards
2011Best Male SingerPee Loon from Once Upon A Time In MumbaiWon
2012Best Male SingerJo Bhi Main from RockstarWon
Star Screen Awards
2011Best Male SingerPee Loon from Once Upon A Time In MumbaiNominated
Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards
2010Best Male SingerYeh Dooriyan from Love Aaj KalWon
Mirchi Music Awards
Best Male Singer
Best Song of The Year
Masakali from Delhi-6
Naadan Parindey from Rockstar
Global Indian Films And Television Awards
2011Best Male SingerPee Loon from Once Upon A Time In MumbaiWon
IIFA Awards
2011Best Male SingerPee Loon from Once Upon A Time In MumbaiNominated
2012Best Male SingerNaadan Parindey from RockstarWon
GIMA Awards
2011Best Male SingerPee Loon from Once Upon A Time In MumbaiWon
Colors Screen Awards
2011Best Male SingerSadda Haq from RockstarWon
Big Star Entertainment Awards
2011Best Male SingerSadda Haq from RockstarWon
2012Best Male SingerJo Bhi Main from RockstarWon
Zee Cine Awards
2012Best Male SingerSadda Haq from RockstarWon
Apsara Awards
2012Best Male SingerJo Bhi Main from RockstarWon

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[*Source -  Wikipedia]


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