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Mohit Chauhan Biography

One of the prominent Bollywood playback singers Mohit Chauhan, popularly known as ‘Babaji’, has completed 54 years of his life’s successful journey in this world. This Indian singer is recognised for singing pop songs with the troupe Silk route. He is a well-known name in Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood films. 

Mohit is also a musician and Television artist who was born on 11th March 1966 in Sirmaur in the state of Himachal Pradesh. His father’s name is B.K. Rana and mother’s name is Krishna Rana, and he belongs to the Rajput family. He has one brother named Rohit Chauhan who is a Himachal Administrative Service Officer and one sister named Parul Chandel. His leisure interests include playing guitar and travelling. He loves listening to Kishore Kumar songs. He went to St. Xavier’s School, Delhi for his initial education and later completed his Masters in Geology from the Dharamshala College in Himachal Pradesh. 

Mohit is a very composed personality who does not like the glamorous world at all. He prefers to stay away from social media. 

Mohit Chauhan Top Hit Songs

In 1993, Mohit Chauhan moved to Delhi and created a troupe called Silk Route along with Arpit Gupta in 1996. In 1998, his first music album titled ‘Boondein’ was announced and displayed the famous songs ‘Dooba Dooba’ and ‘Pehchan’. He earned huge fame after the release of these songs. The prominent song Dooba Dooba garnered him numerous plaudits. 

Later, Mohit belted out his debut Bollywood song – Pehli Nazar Mein Dari Thi from the Hindi movie – Road in 2002. 

Mohit clashed with A.R.Rehman in an award event in Delhi where Rehman expressed his feeling to work with him and gave him a chance to sing for his movie ‘Rang De Basanti’(2006). He lifted his voice in the song ‘Khoon Chala’ from Rang De Basanti and ‘Tum Se Hi’ from Jab We Met which was considered as the major cause of his musical progress in Bollywood. The songs did blast on the silver screen.

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In 2007, he has been a contestant in singing reality program – Mission Ustaad in 9X and Music Ka Maha Muqqabla on Star Plus. In 2011, Mohit was portrayed in the third section of The Dewarists for the song ‘Maaya’ and on MTV Unplugged (India).

He is also known for his Bengali and Tamil songs. He made his debut with a Bengali song for the film – Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo and debut with a Tamil song – Po Nee Po for the film 3 with Anirudh. In 2016, he recorded first-ever Himachali songs – ‘Puchhe Amma’ and ‘Deva Mere’ for the movie – Saanjh and in 2017, he recorded a Gujarati song – ‘Jaag Re Banda’ from the movie Last Chance. 

Chauhan has vocalised various jingles for brands such as Nescafe, Alpenliebe, Hippo Munchies, Vicks Vapor Rub, Wheel (detergent), Parachute, Maruti Suzuki Alto, etc. 

Some of his chartbuster songs include Barfia from Barfi (2012), Pee Loon Hoto Ki Sargam from Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010), Ye Dooriyan from Love Aajkal (2009), Nadaan Parindey from Rockstar (2011), Dil Ye Bekarar Kyun Hai from Players (2011), Tune Jo Na Kaha from New York (2009) and Tujhe Bhula Diya from Anjaana Anjaani (2010).

In 2011, he sang the theme song for Star Parivaar Awards and in 2013, he recorded ‘Jad Se Judein’ for the commercial of L’Oreal Paris India. 

Mohit Chauhan Personal Life

Mohit exchanged his nuptial vows in 2012 with Prarthna Gehlot who is a journalist and poetess. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Nityashree.

Mohit takes nearly 5-7 lakhs in INR for singing one song. 

Due to his interest in music since childhood, Mohit turned up as a musician and never took any formal training in music. He also plays guitar, harmonica and flute very well. Before beginning his career in the music industry, he aspired to be an actor. 

Mohit has bagged Filmfare Award two times as Best Playback Singer for the songs – Masakali from Delhi-6 (2010) and Jo Bhi Main from Rockstar (2012). He was conferred with Zee Cine Awards as Best Male Singer for the song Pee Loon from Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2011) and for Jo Bhi Main and Sadda Haq from Rockstar (2012). He was also bestowed with Star Screen Awards for ‘Phir Se Ud Chala’ and IIFA Awards for Nadaan Parindey from Rockstar (2012) as Best Male Singer.

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On 10th May 2018, he was designated as Sikkim’s Green Ambassador by Sikkim Government. 

Because of his fervent love for animals, he has a pet dog named ‘Ginger’. He enjoys being in the mountains and often takes out some time to visit his hometown in Himachal Pradesh to rejuvenate himself in the lap of the nature.

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