Beginning of a bright career

Lucknow-based singer and composer Harshit, in a candid conversation with Dikhya Tiwari talks about how his career has shaped up in the last few years and vision for the days to come.

Published: 01st March 2013 12:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2013 12:50 PM   |  A+A-

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He is someone from the world of reality shows who has found a foothold in the industry not just as a singer but also as a  music composer. With a buttery smooth and matured voice, he had impressed judges and audiences ever since he made an appearance on Amul Star Voice of India (VoI) way back in 2007. And, Harshit Saxena hasn’t disappointed his fans. He may have kicked off his career in Bollywood with a Happy Ending (his first song for the movie Tees Maar Khan) but with that he ensured the beginning of a bright future.

From physiotherapy to music

I belong to a kayasth family from Lucknow where education is given a lot of importance. Everyone in my family is highly qualified and educated so it was expected from me too. I never had any formal training in music but yes I got the genes from my mom who is a trained singer. And, I used to sing often but I was so busy with my studies that I never had time to learn music. I was pursuing my physiotherapy and my last semesters were due when I heard of VOI auditions and decided to give it a try. The rest as you all know is history.

Life changing VoI

I was the runner-up in Amul Star Voice of India but the show did win a lot of name and fame for me. In fact, it was during the show only that I had been noticed by the Bhatt camp and Vikram Bhatt had promised to make me sing for one of his movies some day soon. Soon after the show, I started doing concerts all over and by God’s grace, the trend continues. I have already had concerts in several countries including the US and there is nothing more satisfying than a direct connect with the audience.

Break in Bollywood

After VOI, in 2008, I was a part of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar in 2008 which had Farah and Vishaal Shekhar as judges and they always had reposed faith in me as a singer. So when Tees Maar Khan started, Vishaal just called me and said I was doing a song. And, happy ending was finalized.

Haal-e-dil

While I was keeping busy doing concerts and performing for award nights, I started composing music. I suppose it was always there within me. Composing is a different feel just like bringing in a kid to this world. I met Bhatt ji with a few of the numbers that I had composed and he liked them at one go. Haal-e-dil was picked up for Murder 2 and I was only asked to sing it. I was very nervous knowing well the standards Murder had set and this was the opening song. But it became a huge hit and I am grateful to God. I remember I had calls from all over including BBC Network after the song became a chartbuster.

Some RJs from Canada called me too. And, I got the upcoming music director award from Radio Mirchi.

Future further

After Haal-E-Dil, I have composed and sung for Hate Story for Vikram Bhatt. And, the now I am also composing music for Hate Story 2. This apart, I am coming up with my first solo album very soon, Harshit’s Haal-E-Dil, being produced by T-Series. This is like a dream come true because as a kid, I had seen Gulshan Kumar groom artistes and make them stars. There are some other movies for which I am singing and composing but I cannot divulge the details now. All I want to say is my passion and dedication for music will reflect in all my work. I make it a point to listen to many songs and modulate a lot as I do not want to stick to a particular style, be it in singing or composing.

Love from Odisha

I have come here quite a few times. The best thing about people here is they appreciate good music. I have to admit for this particular event, all the boys and girls I invited to join me on stage left me spellbound as they sang like professionals! And, yes working with Enterten Events was also a great experience.

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