One of the most gifted singers working in the Indian music scene is Mohit Chauhan. Apart from Hindi, he has lent his soothing and yet powerful vocals to songs in multiple Indian languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi among others. Chauhan is also an ardent animal caregiver and regularly urges his followers to take care of community animals through his social media handles. On his birthday, we take a look at five of his best songs.
1. Dooba Dooba (1998)Chauhan was part of the now-dissolved band Silk Route, consisting of Atul Mittal, Kem Trivedi and Kenny Puri. The song Dooba Dooba from the band’s first album, Boondein became a nationwide sensation and is still a popular song. The album and the song caught the attention of the Indian film industry and also helped them and Chauhan in particular, be a part of films.
2. Tum Se Hi (2007)Both the film Jab We Met, directed by Imtiaz Ali, and its soundtrack became highly successful. Chauhan lent his voice to Tum Se Hi, which is one of the most memorable songs from the film, picturised on Shahid Kapoor’s character Aditya, who realises he has fallen in love. The track is written by Irshad Kamil with music composed by Pritam.
3. Masakali (2009)One of the quirkiest and spicy tracks which perfectly conveys an Old Delhi flavour is this written from Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi-6. Chauhan sings the track with great playfulness and enthuses a sprightly quality to the lyrics by Prasoon Joshi. The music was composed by A.R. Rahman.
4. Sadda Haq (2011)The song became the anthem for the youth when it was released with the soundtrack of the Imtiaz Ali film Rockstar, composed by A.R. Rahman. The catchy notes of the song were penned by Irshad Kamil. Chauhan, who is usually known for his soothing vocals, gives a rousing vocal performance for this powerful rock song which is a protest against societal and familial suppression of the individual talent.
5. Taare Ginn (2020)Chauhan lent his voice to this charming track from Sushant Singh Rajput's final film, Dil Bechara, composed by A.R. Rahman.
Chauhan sang the duet with Shreya Ghosal, with lyrics from Amitabh Bhattacharya.