Mohammed Irfan is a playback singer for movies who made his debut with A.R. Rahman’s composition. The first break he got was in Mani Rathmam’s film, ‘
’. This singer was noticed by veteran singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam while he was performing live in a musical concert in Hyderabad. After the concert was over, Balasubramanyam recommended his name to A.R. Rahman. In ‘Raavan’, Mohammed got a chance to sing the song with another singer, Karthik. However, it was his song ‘Dil Sambhal Ja Zara’ in film ‘
’ that made him establish himself as a singer.
Much before making his debut in Hindi film playback, Mohammed was a fortunate youngster to win the reality show called, ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi
2’, and even was a recognized voice of ‘Amul Star Voice of India’, and ‘
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
’, on ZEE TV. The singer has also lent his voice in films like ‘OMG: Oh My God!’, ‘
Besides singing in Bollywood and Kollywood, Mohammed has lent his voice for Bengali movies too and the songs topped the musical charts. In 2014, his song, ‘Tu Hi Tu’ from Salman Khan-starrer, ‘
’, got him a huge applause not only from critics, but even from film fraternity. After the success of Kick, Mohammed had given his voice for five successful films in 2015. The year 2015 has been a turning point in his career. His song from Salman’s ‘
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
’ (a retro love song), has already gone crazy among the audience and the song, ‘Jab Tum Chaho’, is indeed a placid composition.
Over the years, Mohammed has sung for various musicians such as
, Amjad-Nadeem, and
, among others. Mohammed Irfan has belted out hits after hits over the years. He has made a household name for himself now.
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Mohammed Irfan Ali is an Indian singer.He took birth on 1 July, 1984, in Gongolli, Hyderabad, Telangana. He completed his schooling at All Saints High School, Hyderabad. Irfan had an interest in music right from his childhood, and so he attended music classes since he was small. His music guru, Mr. Ramachari, saw his talent and thus, polished his talent. Such was his dedication and love towards music that he used to come back even after finishing his schooling, just to perform in the annual events. Irfan burst into the music scene as a top contestant in Amul Star Voice Of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He eventually went on to win the reality show, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2.
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam heard Irfan during a concert in a music institute in Hyderabad. He was so impressed with his voice that he straightaway referred Irfan’s name to A. R. Rahman. Irfan then worked under A. R. Rahman where he used to give background vocals for
directed ‘Raavan’, in 2010. Irfan sang the popular hit track, “Behne De”, alongside Karthik. The same year Irfan worked with Mithoon and lent his voice for “Salaam Zindagi” and “Rehmat Zara” from the movie, ‘Lamhaa’. He received the Best Male Singer-Debut Award for the latter film.
Irfan struck gold with the song, “Phir Mohabbat”, along with
in Murder 2. This song was widely loved and appreciated, especially by the youth. He became a sought-after playback singer, working with reputed music directors and producers like Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid, Jeet Ganguly, and many more.
The year 2014 was pretty much successful for Irfan as he lined up hit numbers like “Baarish” from Yaariyan, “Muskurane Ki Wajah (Unplugged)” from Citylights, “Banjaara” from
, “Tu Hi Tu” from Kick, and “Dard Dilo Ke” from The Expose.
We wish Mohammad Irfan Ali best of luck with his career, and we hope he keeps on delivering hit numbers.
Mohammed Irfan is a playback singer. Gangolli, Karnataka is Irfan’s birthplace. He grew up in Karnataka and completed his schooling in All Saints High School in Hyderabad. Ramachari, one of his teachers came to know about Irfan’s talent in music and singing. Irfan was trained by his teacher, Ramachari. He used to perform in annual functions of his school. Even after completing school, Irfan performed in his school’s annual events. Mohammed Irfan participated in AMUL Star Voice of India in the year 2007. He performed in front of judges like Shaan, Jatin-Lalit, ,
. He was in the Prithvi team during gala rounds along with Alka Yagnik and Abhijeet Bhattacharya. In 2012, Irfan participated in Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2. He performed in front of the esteemed panel of judges including Shaan,
, and Swananda Kirkire.
He won this show. It became the stepping stone for his singing career. Prestigious singer S.P. Balasubhramanyam identified his talent while he was performing at a concert in a musical institute in Hyderabad. Impressed with his talent, Balasubhramanyam recommended his name to famous music composer, A.R. Rahman. A.R. Rahman asked him to sing for the movie, Raavan. Raavan was directed by Mani Ratnam released in 2010 with A.R. Rahman (music director). He gave background vocals for the movie. He recorded the song named Behene De for the movie. He sang this song alongside Karthik who is also a well-known singer with songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Odia, and Bengali. The song remained the chartbuster for a few weeks continuously. In the same year, he recorded two songs for the movie Lamhaa.
The music for this movie was given by Mithoon. Salaam Zindagi and Rehmat Zara were the two songs he recorded for the movie. Rehmat Zara became a very popular song. Irfan won the best debut singer in the male category for the song. After Lamhaa, Irfan’s career was going successfully. He bagged a song with Arijit Singh in Murder 2 called Phir Mohabbat which topped the charts. He has collaborated with a lot of music directors like Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid, Jeet Ganguly, Meet Bros Anjjan, etc. In 2014, he sang the hit song Baarish from the movie Yaariyan. It created a lot of buzzes and was also a chartbuster song. He went on to sing hit numbers like Banjaara (Ek Villian), Dard Dilo Ke (The Xpose), Muskurane (
), Tu Hi Tu (Kick), etc. He has also sung in different languages like Tamil, Odia, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi.