My personal favourites include J. J. Cale, R. D. Burman, Mehdi Hassan, and Ghulam Ali.
If I had planned to be a singer, I would have got trained. In fact, I was more into theatre and plays while growing up.
The power and reach of music should never be underestimated.
In a way, Delhi has contributed in my journey to become a successful singer.
I am getting to work with some good musicians, artistes, and composers.
It never occurred to me that I'd be a musician. I was just drunk on music, jamming with friends, chilling out with lot of music around.
When you sing for a film, you are not in control, because somebody else is directing it; somebody is doing the lyrics.
I don't do any special preparations before recording any number, nothing like deep breathing or meditation.
I want to visit Moscow again and again in my life.
I try to sing every number to the best of my ability, and I am glad people like it. I believe every number is special with a soul of its own.
Classroom singing is common in India, but no one gives you marks for that. My idea is to introduce music and singing as full-fledged subject so that talent can be polished at an early stage. Also, it will help alleviate stage fear.
I finished my university, was part of NSD, and did full length plays on stages.
I firmly believe the way forward for our nation is to have a robust democracy.
When you are travelling, there's romance, and there's music.
Music, to me, is something that connects to the soul.
The whole basis of conserving is not about nature - it is about people. If we don't look after the people surrounding the place, and if they don't have the value of preserving it in their pockets, then they are not going to preserve it.
I do agree that when a singer sings all the songs for one actor in a film, the impact is much better.
I have a great liking for the Chamba folk music, which depicts the beauty of women and the mountains with a touch of Indian classical music.
In schools, if you go to teach kids with less interest in music the nuances of music, they feel deviated, as it is very technical. But teaching them songs, to begin with, creates a natural desire in them to know the other country, their eating habits, the way they dress up, how they look, and other things.
I started my journey with 'Dooba Dooba.'