Find what you love and chase it mercilessly!
That’s the mantra that some of our most celebrated playback singers had followed while battling tough times in life. Did you know that Kailash Kher had suffered from depression when his business had collapsed back in the ’90s? But he didn’t let the difficult phase bog him down and emerged triumphant as he focused on his dreams wholeheartedly. Indian cinema has introduced us to many such idols who are worshipped across the country – for their talent and their fortitude to translate their dreams into reality.
Thankfully, in today’s day and age, we get a lot of opportunities to prove ourselves and make it big. Big Golden Voice Talent Hunt by 92.7 Big Fm is one such chance for all aspirant singers out there! If singing is your passion, then you must apply before the entries get closed (23rd July i.e. tomorrow is the last date to audition! You can showcase your talent to judge Shankar Mahadevan by auditioning at http://927bigfm.com/bbgv/ or Call on Toll Free number: 1800 30 101 927)
Take a quick look at this low-down on 5 such Gods of music whose journeys are bound to leave you inspired!
1. Kishore Kumar
When Kishore Kumar fan boy’ed over singer-actor K. L. Saigal and tried to emulate his singing style, little did he know that one day, his singing style will make him world famous one day! Kishore da commenced his filmy journey as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies and the rest is history! Apart from being a playback singer, he was also a renowned actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter.
2. A.R Rahman
After his father’s death when Rahman was nine years old, the rental of his father’s musical equipment provided his family’s income. But this never deterred him from pursuing his dreams. He not only learned music but also made waves with his compositions and vocals. In fact, from Oscars to Grammy – Rahman has won many coveted awards and made us proud.
3. Usha Uthup
Usha Uthup started her singing career by performing at a small nightclub in Chennai called as Nine Gems in the basement of the a theatre complex. Back then, she was 20, and unlike most performers, she chose to go the traditional way and sported a saree and leg callipers! Her unique voice and personality fetched her a lot of appreciation and during one of her performances at the Oberoi hotels in Delhi, she was spotted by someone from the Indian film industry. That’s how she bagged her first project as a playback singer! This definitely proves that if you believe in your dreams, they do come true!
4. Sonu Nigam
His initial years in Mumbai proved to be a struggle, beginning by singing covers of Mohammed Rafi songs. He then began making radio commercials and also enacted in them. After a long struggling phase, Sonu bagged the role of an anchor in a popular singing reality show. Soon he became a household name and playback offers started pouring in for him. Not to mention, he has been later called to be the judge of many such singing shows.
5. Kailash Kher
Kailash Kher experimented with a family friend’s Indian handicraft export business till 1999 and then he battled depression as his business collapsed. That’s when he went to Singapore and Thailand, and stayed there for six months. Later, after he relocated to Delhi with his family, he graduated from Delhi University through the correspondence program. His career in music commenced much later, when he shifted to Mumbai. From singing for ad jingles to some obscure movies – Kher did it all before finding his foothold in the industry. When he croons Sufi numbers, he gives us goosebumps and he is undoubtedly, one of the most loved singers of Indian cinema today.
Kudos to these Gods of music!
Every legend’s journey has one thing in common. They all had a start. If you have faith in yourself and believe that you have what it takes, this could be your chance to start. Audition for Big Golden Voice Talent Hunt by 92.7 Big Fm NOW!
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