Mohit Chauhan is an Indian singer who started his career singing Indian pop songs with the band Silk Route.
He released two albums, Boondein and Pehchan with Silk Route. The band dissolved and in 2008 Chauhan released the solo album Kalam, for which he composed and sung.
Chauhan took part in the television reality series Mission Ustaad on the entertainment channel 9X.
Chauhan had success before acting with the song “Dooba Dooba” from the Silk Route band’s album Boondein.
The album debuted at number one on the album chart. Boondein featured songs in Hindi, English, and Pahadi, and the band won several awards at the Channel V awards in 1998.
Chauhan began singing film songs and sang for A. R. Rahman in the 2006 film Rang De Basanti.
His songs “Khoon Chala” and “Masakali” from the films Rang De Basanti and Delhi-6 respectively, composed by Rahman and “Tum Se Hi” from the film Jab We Met, composed by Pritam, and were successful.
His latest chartbusters include the songs “Tu Ne Jo Na Kaha” for the 2009 film New York, “Ye dooriyan” for Love Aaj Kal, and “Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai” for Kaminey.
In 2010, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for “Masakali”.