Mohammed Vakil, a younger generation playback singer, was noticed in the musical reality TV game show named ‘
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
’. In the year 1997, Mohammed Vakil was a participant but in 1998, he was declared the winner in this musical show. Noted playback singer
was the host for the show when Vakil won the singing contest. This placed him in the world of playback singing, and he made his debut in films too.
Mohammed Vakil was born at Jaipur in Rajasthan on January 25, 1976. He was born in a family of classical Ghazal singers. He gave his first stage performance at a young age of eight and later took a strong decision to establish himself as a singer. He was trained by his maternal uncles (Ustad Mohammed Hussain and Ustad Ahmed Hussain) who are Ghazal maestros. After his musical rigorous musical training, he won the musical (Sa Re Ga Ma Pa) contest. Later, his first album ‘Sapney’ hit the market. After which, he released two more albums, and every album had given some amazing Ghazals that can remain in the hearts of musical lovers still. In 2009, a musical video song ‘Keh Do Keh Do’ was sung by Mohammad Vakil for Sony Entertainment. After his musical albums had created a buzz in the industry, famous filmmaker, signed him for his upcoming film ‘Veer Zaara’ which released in 2006.
The film was a success for its poetic love story and one song ‘Aaya Tere Dar Par Deewana’ which was picturized on
and Shahrukh Khan. The music was composed by musician
. Thus, he got a chance to sing for a composition of veteran composer Madan Mohan. He had done rehearsals for this song at Yash Chopra’s residence and had impressed him.
His musical journey has been very pleasing as he could perform many live programmes in front of
, , Kalayanji-Anandji, O.P. Nayyar,
. Even Lata Mangeshkar has praised him for singing that remains one of his best memories till date.