Hard work has paid off for the talented Nakash Aziz, who hails from a small town on the outskirts of Mangalore. The experience gained from the successful reality show has propelled the singer to where he is now. “Indian Idol helped me meet some amazing people that have helped shape my career in a big way. It was after this show that I got the opportunity to compose music for music directors Pritamda and Panna Gill’s private album. It is my hard work and passion for what I do that has given me the desired results,” says Nakash.
Ask him to name his favourite singers and composers, and he says, “There are many whom I like and adore; from Kishoreda and Lata Mangeshkar to Arijit Singh. Among the music composers, I’m undoubtedly a big fan of Pritamda, AR Rahman, and Vishal–Shekhar.”
The singer is also on track for coming up with a music band on the lines of his father who had a band called ‘Rema Roses’ in Mangalore. He grew up watching his father and uncle performing and used to absorb their singing as a young child. “One of my biggest dreams is to be able to take my music to the international arena with the help of concerts and world tours,” he informs.
Kollywood audiences are also familiar with Nakash, with him singing the Tamil version of the song Jabra Fan, from the film Fan. The singer also expressed his love for singing in Tamil soon. He goes on to say, “Language is not a barrier for me — I just want to get associated with the music. Tamil is a great language and Kollywood is doing really well. I would love to be a part of this industry in the near future.”
He is more than excited to talk about his work with AR Rahman — “I’m fortunate to have worked with him, on a few of his projects. I grew up listening to his music.” He adds that he got familiar with the Tamil industry due to the maestro’s songs from Duet and Kaadhalan! “I got hooked to them, and since then I’ve never stopped loving the language and his music,” he reminisces.
Nakash has a song in the recently released Bollywood thriller Missing on a Weekend. The singer is also trying to hone his skills in other music genres. “I’m quite happy to sing peppy numbers. However, I am always ready to experiment and would love to sing something that is slow and romantic,” he says on a concluding note.