Ticket to Bollywood
Many of us can recall Armaan Malik as a small boy, who melted hearts with his sweet voice in the popular music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. It has been almost six years from the time Armaan began his journey to become a singer and today, has emerged as one of the most-talented artists among the young lot of singers.
Having sung for banners such as Bhoothnath and Taare Zameen Par, the success made him confident and gave him a chance to launch his own musical venture. “What can be better than having your own album at this age,” he says.
His Dabangg mentor
Armaan became the talk of the town when Salman Khan launched his debut album this year. “One of the biggest stars is on my side. I feel blessed to have him as my mentor.”
Like every artist, Armaan has faced his share of challenges. He recalls the rejections that he faced in the initial years of his career. “I was disheartened when my voice in the song ‘Mere buddy’ from Bhoothnath was replaced due to some politics. I was only 12 then and the whole thing shattered me,” he says.
A journey of sorts
Armaan’s journey has been exciting so far. “I was faffing around one day at a studio with my guitar when Salim sir noticed me. He asked me to play the instrument for some of his tracks. He liked it so much that he advised me to take it up professionally,” says Armaan. And there was no looking back.
The musical chef
Apart from singing, Armaan is fond of cooking and loves trying international cuisines. According to him, if not a singer, he would have turned into a chef and opened his own restaurant some day. “I take charge of the kitchen once a week as I enjoy cooking and feeding friends and family,” he says.