Hitting the right note

AmanAman Trikha

Aman Trikha

Stepping stone: An engineer by qualification, Aman Trikha spent his initial days singing for advertisements and television serials. It was his stint on the singing reality show Sur Kshetra (where he won the Man of the Series title), that the singer experienced fame for the first time.

First shot: Luck smiled when music composer Himesh Reshammiya started to mentor Trikha on Sur Kshetra. After that, Reshammiya has given Trikha many opportunities to sing in films, starting off with Go go govinda in OMG: Oh My God!

Bollywood repertoire: Uptil now, Trikha has sung maximum number of songs for Reshammiya. These inlcude popular numbers like Hookah bar and Khiladi bhaiyya from Khiladi 786, and Po po from Son Of Sardaar in 2012. He has also sung songs in the forthcoming films, Policegiri and Shortcut Romeo.

Crooning glory: It was Go go govinda which shot Trikha to fame. However, Hookah bar from Khiladi 786 ended up becoming even more popular.

Arijit Singh

Stepping stone: His first public platform was the podium of music reality show Fame Gurukul. Though he didtn't win, Arijit Singh went on to assist various music composers such as Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar and Mithoon, thus paving a way for himself in Bollywood.

First shot: Although he was right there, it took a while for Singh to find a firm foothold in the industry. He entered mainstream Bollywood as a singer in Murder 2 with the song Phir mohabbat composed by Mithoon.

Bollywood repertoire: Singh has sung many songs including Sawali si raat in Barfi!, Raabta in Agent Vinod and Yaariyan in Cocktail. He has recently sung Dilliwaali girlfriend, Kabira and Ilahi in the film, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani for Pritam.

Crooning glory: It was Tum hi ho from Aashiqui 2 this year, that put Singh in the main league. His song Chahun main ya na from the same film also seems to be doing well with the audiences.

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