Orissa boy rocks Mumbai music industry

BHUBANESWAR: He mesmerized us with the pensive Main Jahan Rahoon in Namaste London,

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captured our hearts along with Himesh Reshammiya with Aap ki

Kashish in Aashiq Banaya Aapne, shot to fame by bagging the Max Stardust Award 2008 for Maula Mere in Chak De and more recently he gave us the melodiously haunting Soniyo in Raaz 2.

The voice behind these soulful renditions is Krishna Beura, an Oriya guy who is probably the first from his state to offer his voice as a male playback singer in Bollywood.

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Krishna spent his early childhood outside Orissa and in the process got the chance to expose his talent because his father was in the Air Force. The singer admits, “No place can be as close to my heart as my home state. I was born in Chennai and spent my formative years in Chandigarh but my passion for music reflects my belongingness to the culturally rich Orissa. I can never forget my roots,” says Krishna who is currently staying in Mumbai.

In fact, the artiste who hails from a small village of Kushapangi in Cuttack, even aspires to join Orissa politics later on in his career. “Orissa is a land of aesthetics and simple-hearted souls. But the bitterness born out of ethnic clashes is very disappointing,” says the singer.

“It was high time that such disputes are rooted out and other important issues are focused upon,” says Krishna, who is presently busy recording a song for a party campaign in Maharashtra.

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