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MOHIT CHAUHAN
Date of Birth 11-03-1966
Nationality Indian
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Mohit Chauhan 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. he would also compose. Impressed by his vocals, he was then approached by A. R. Rahman to sing for the movie Rang De Basanti.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 and career

Mohit Chauhan was born in the town of Nahan in 1966 Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh, to Krishana Rana and B. K. Rana. He can speak fluently in Pahari and 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.

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.
Marriage

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 with 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 film) have become anthems. He sang his first Bengali song for the movie Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo and also he sang his second Bengali song for the movie Paglu .
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 Kharagpur, 2001, IIT Bombay, 2009.

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

    Boondhein – Silk Route Producer S.S Jaswal (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]
    Maaya maaya re [Indian Ocean and Mohit Chauhan]

Movies

    Road (2002)
    Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003)
    Adharm (2003)
    Let's Enjoy (2004)
    Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005)
    Rang De Basanti (2006)
    Jab We Met (2007)
    Chak De! India (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)
    Sikandar (2009)
    Love Aaj Kal (2009)
    Kaminey (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)
    Anjaana Anjaani (2010)
    Rockstar (2011)
    Paach Naar Ek Bejar(2011)
    Players (2011)
    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
    3 (2012)
    Gali Gali Chor Hai (2012)
    Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012)
    Jannat 2 (2012)
    Tezz(2012)
    qasam se qasam se(2012)
    Bol Bachchan(2012)
    Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai(2012)
    Ek Tha Tiger(2012)
    Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012)
    Barfi! (2012)
    

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