Bollywood has many talented singers, actors, musicians, directors and lyricists. But, when it comes to one name who is a blend of all this rolled into one person, the answer is Farhan Akhtar.
Making his debut as a director with the 2001 blockbuster Dil Chahta Hai, Farhan has come a long way. His journey went through different phases where he was a director, actor, singer, musician, producer, songwriter and so much more.
The 2008 musical drama Rock On!! revealed the brand new side of Farhan, leaving everybody in awe of him. He is not a maestro but he surely knows how to thrill the audience with his distinct voice. His singing added a whole new flavour to Bollywood music.
Some love his acting, some love is direction and some are simply in awe of his singing ability. There is no way that you can’t like this All-Star! He’s a regular performer at rock concerts. Every time he holds the mic to sing, the moments are memorable. His infectious energy and powerful voice are to die for. Here are 5 songs where Farhan belts out scintillating energy:
Rock On– Rock On!!
First impressions leave a lasting impact. This one did exactly the same with Farhan Akhtar- the new singer in tinsel town. The song made a singing sensation out of Farhan Akhtar. Until that moment, Farhan was one of India’s best young filmmakers. This song made him into a rock sensation and the movie turned him into one of the country’s brightest new actors. Listen to the song here.
Atrangi yaari– Wazir
This happy song about friendship is a collaboration between Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. The camaraderie between Mr Bachchan and Farhan adds a vivacious zing to this song. The contrasts in the pitch of their voices compliment each other very well. This memorable track from the Wazir album is definitely one of the best songs of 2016. Listen to the song here.
Socha hai– Rock On!!
“Socha Hai” is a feel good number that has the right notes and energy to send you on a foot tapping spree. The song featured the Rock On!! gang Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli along with Farhan as the lead singer while the rest formed the lead guitarist, keyboard and drummer respectively. This track remains one of the most revisited from the acclaimed Rock On!! album. Listen to the song here.
Senorita- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
“Senorita” set the heart of nation to dance on the care free tunes of Salsa. The song was sung by the three dapper leading men of the movie, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol. The lively lyrics and amazing music set the heart of the nation fluttering and coaxed dance lovers to groove to its beats. The mix of Spanish and Hindi lyrics into a fun song became a chartbuster for all times. Listen to the song here.
Pichle saat dino mein- Rock On!!
The unplugged goodness of “Pichle saat dino mein” from Rock On!! is still fresh in the memories of music fans. This song cemented Farhan Akhtar’s reputation as a rock star singer. His verve and his spunk was the soul of this peppy rock number. The lyrics of this song became a rage and the once more chants among the fans became common. Listen to the song here.
Dil dhadakne do– Dil Dhadakne Do
One of the most popular songs from 2015, the Dil Dhadakne Do title track was full of energy and verve. Farhan sang this song with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra and the duo gave their absolute best. This song had a perfect balance of peppy and happy vibes. This one’s for long drives and cheerful times. Listen to the song here.