Actor Namit Das has answered his call for music after his success in the entertainment industry with blockbuster digital series such as Aarya, Mafia and A Appropriate Boy. The Aarya actor is a multi-faceted artist who grew up on music under the influence of his father, Chandan Dass, a renowned singer from Ghazal. The result was that the actor-singer-songwriter cultivated a great taste for music. Not to mention that he composed the music for A Appropriate Boy and Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding musical. On the occasion of his birthday, we bring you five videos of Namit Das which prove that his love for music is eternal.
Namit makes this gem of a ghazal sung by Mehdi Hassan and written by Mir Taqi Mir on the piano.
Das recreates the magic of Chalte Chalte de Pakeezah, written by Kaifi Saab, sung Lata Mangeshkar and with music by Naushad.
Namit hums a few lines of a thumri composed in Raag Khamaj and popularized by Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty.
Composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, Dil Ki Nazar Se is a classic. Das reinvents the song on a piano.
Here is another classic ghazal originally sung by Mehdi Hasan and written by Faiz.
Enjoy this interpretation of Aaye Kuch Abr.