Meiyang Chang wanted to follow the family tradition of dentistry, but life had some other plans. He has become a TV host, a singer and even an actor in Bollywood films now. He was an Indian Idol 3 finalist and even was a TV host of Indian Idol 4 and Indian Idol 5. As a host, he gained reputation and was given a chance to play a TV host again for many reality TV shows such as India's Got Talent 3, New Talent Awards, Apsara Awards and Indian Premier League 2, etc.

After finishing his dentistry course from Bangalore, he was heading to Georgia or some other US university for further studies. During September 2007, he was supposed to go the US. But then an opportunity to take part in Indian Idol had eventually happened in March. Meantime the date for going to Georgia had passed, and he took a decision to begin his career as an aspirant singer. His parents had been supportive, and audiences liked him and he was chosen as a finalist in Indian Idol 3(2007). Later he even won Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa(2010). Thus, his confidence reached a new height, and he became a carefree TV host.

Today, with all late-night realty shows, Meiyang Chang is one of the most watched TV stars in small screen. Due to the success of the TV shows, which ran for many seasons and Meiyang became an in-demand host. He has hosted numerous Award shows such as Indian Television Academy Awards(2014) and New Talent Awards (2011). Throughout 2007-2014, he appeared even as a singer or guest performer including a regular role for himself too in many TV programs. He was also the guest host for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5( 2012) and Indian Telly Awards(2011).

He even declared as a first runner up for reality TV show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6’ that was aired on Colors recently. The singer then made his debut in a Yash Raj production film ‘Badmaash Company’ which fetched him best- supporting actor and then the actor went to bag role in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. It was another Yash Raj film where the singer got to act as resident hostel character with Chinese roots. Truly, the singer has come a long way leaving behind his dream to become a dentist long back. On October 6, 1982, he was in Dhanbad.

Milind Ingle

Milind Ingle, is a famous Marathi singer, music director, hailing from Pen, a small village in Maharashtra State. He has a prestigious family background. He belongs to the famous, Gwalior lineage. His father, Pandit Madhav Ingle, was a leading champion of classical music. Thus, Milind has an enviable linage. Milind’s grandfather and great grandfather, both were singers at Royal courts, in cities of Ichalkaranji and Sangali located in south Maharashtra. Milind Ingale, was professionally succeeded, when his album ‘Garava’(Cold breeze)was released. The poet/lyricist of this album was the famous, Soumitra. Soumitra, himself narrated each song in the album. This album captured the minds of the people. In ‘Garava’, we hear birds chirping, the sound of raindrops and other such natural sounds. For that sole purpose, he invested 16 hours just in getting these sound effects perfectly, paying the recording team on per hour basis. Hence, even today, we can feel the magic of the song. This success made him bring another music album for the people. The name of the album was, ‘Saanj Gaarva’(Evening Cool Breeze). Same success was tasted by this album too. This time, the poetic reading of the songs on this album, was done by the famous Marathi and Hindi actor, Sachin Khedekar. Other than these two Marathi Albums, Hindi album titled, ‘Yeh Hai Prem’ was also made by him. This album too received a good response from the audience. During an interview, he said that Ghazal was his first love. But after the ‘Garava’, people forgot that he is a Ghazal singer. His journey for Ghazal started when one of his friends brought a record of Pakistani singer, Mehdi Hassan. When he heard that Ghazal, for the first time he just thought that its good. Hearing such a plain review from Milind, his friend insisted him to hear it the second time. So he listened that, once again at a fine night. After listening for the second time, it struck in his head, that this is something fantastic. From that moment itself, he became a huge fan of Mehdi Hassan and Ghulam Ali. So he thought of learning Ghazal to have a classical base. He received his classical training in music from Pandit Yashwantbua Joshi. He is extremely lucky to learn details of Ghazal singing from celebrated Late Shri K. Mahavir and Shri Rajkumar Rizvi.

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Milind Ingle Hindi Actor