Osman Mir is an Indian playback singer. He was born in the town of Mandi-Kutchh. His teacher was his father, Husenbhai. He later started his official training with Ismailbhai Datar. In the starting of the 20th century, he settled in Rajkot, Gujarat. He started his career with late Shri Narayan Swami as a tabla layer. He got his first break on the auspicious occasion of Gurupurnima while he was playing tabla at a musical concert at Pujya Shri Moraribapu’s Ashram in Talgajarda, Gujarat. Parthivbhai took this opportunity to introduce Osman to Bapu. This was the moment from which his golden journey began. He is on the approved list of All India Radio and Doordarshan.
He has been singing in the industry for over 17 years now. He has tried his hand in all genres of music. He has sung Ghazals, Bhajans, Sufi, Folk and Bollywood songs over a decade. Osman leaves his audiences spellbound during his live public performances and concerts. He has given his voice as a playback singer for over 40 Gujarati films. He has performed in about 25 countries all across the globe. His inspiration as singers are legendary artists Mehdi Hasan and
. One of his biggest wishes is to sing in an A. R. Rehman composition. For about a decade he has been actively singing in Gujarati movies and regional folk songs.
He got his break in Hindi cinema or Bollywood with the flick ‘
’. Directorial superstar
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
who is known for the regional and folk influences in his movies and for his diligence and efficiency, selected Osman Mir as a singer for his much-awaited movie Ramleela. ‘‘Mor Bani Thangat Kare” was Osman’s debut in Bollywood. The song achieved about 16 lakh hits as soon as its release on Youtube. His metallic voice created magic on screen and ensured his Bollywood debut with a bang. On a personal note, Osman is a promoter of secularism.
He was born in a Muslim family and even as a Muslim artist he mostly performs in Hindu temples and Ashrams of various Hindu saints. He states himself to be an indispensable part of the historical Ramcharit Paryana of the legendary Pujya Shri Morari Bapu. He has won a number of accreditations including Transmedia Awards, Kutch Shakti Award, Gujarat State Government Film Award, Gaint Group Award and Ravji Patel Yuva Pratibha Award. He was also nominated for GIMA – Global India Music Award for his song in Ramleela.