Mohit Chauhan Biography
Mohit Chauhan is an Indian singer who started his career singing Indian pop songs with the band Silk Route. He released two albums, Boondein and Pehchan with Silk Route. The band dissolved and in 2008 Chauhan released the solo album Kalam, for which he composed and sung. Chauhan took part in the television reality series Mission Ustaad on the entertainment channel 9X.
Chauhan had success before acting with the song "Dooba Dooba" from the Silk Route band's album Boondein. The album debuted at number one of the album chart. Boondein featured songs Hindi, English, and Pahadi, and the band won several awards at the Channel V awards in 1998.
Chauhan began singing film songs and contributed a song by A. R. Rahman to the 2006 film Rang De Basanti. His songs "Khoon Chala", "Tum Se Hi" from the film Jab We Met, composed by Pritam, "Masakali" from the film Delhi-6, composed by Rahman, were successful. He sang 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.
Early life and career
Chauhan was born in the mid-1960s in Nahan in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, where he grew up. He completed his education in different districts of Himachal Pradesh. Chauhan went to college in Bilaspur, Mandi, and Nahan and graduated with a Master of Science in Geology from the Dharamshala College in Himachal.
He never took formal training in music, but sings and plays guitar and the flute. After completing his education in Himachal, Chauhan came to Delhi where he formed the band Silk Route 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 sang in many Bollywood movies, including Road, Mukt, Let's enjoy, Main Meri Patni Aur Woh, Rang De Basanti, Jab We Met, EMI, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Kismat Konnection, Fashion, Delhi-6, Sikandar, New York, Love Aaj Kal and Kaminey.