About Harshit Saxena
Harshit Saxena (born August 22, 1984 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India), is a well-known Voice of India contestant and playback singer.
Harshit is one of the many contestants who participated in Voice of India, the most watched musical competition in India. Harshit left his Physiotherapy semester exams for the Voice of India (VOI) auditions. Apprehensive about his decision to forego his semesters, his father told him to take the risk & that paid him. Harshit says family is the most important aspect of his life; he would not have been able to step towards his dream without the support of his family. With the support of his family, friends and fans, he reached the finals of the show with his close competitor Ishmeet Singh from Punjab. He won a motorcycle for getting the highest number of votes in one of the episodes. His Father said on the show, "har maa baap ki ye ichcha hoti hain ki usaka bachcha kuch aisa kare ki vo sar utha ke chal sake aaj isane vo kar dikhaya hain ki aaj is bachche ki vajah se main is stage pe khada hoon apane aap ko bada saubhagyashali samajhata hu ki main isaka pita hoon mera pura ashirvad isake sath hain" (every father wants his son to do something that makes him proud and my son has done that so with a great proud on him I am standing here on this stage and my blessings are always with him)."
His passion for singing began showing in his early school days when he was in class 8th. He was and is a diehard fan of Kishore Kumar. Most beginners choose to perform popular numbers; he was busy grooming his voice so that he could at least match the melody and depth of kishore da. He used to record his songs on kishore da's karaoke tracks at the tender age of 14. His mother and uncle (V.P. Srivastava) acted as his source of inspiration. Seeing his passion for singing his father bought him a home theatre recording system and after that, he had his own different world in his small room where he would practice for hours and hours. The credit for pushing harshit goes to his friends and teachers who forcefully sent his name for "Lucknow Mahotsava famous mega cultural event in lucknow. He lost for two years in a row but didn't lose hope. Keeping the fighting spirit he then went on to win the 1st prize there for 4 years and then he wasn't allowed to participate more. As they say, without a teacher by your side, you learn but with a teacher you learn and groom your skill so Harshit started grooming his skill with Shri ?Gulshan Bharti ji as his 'Guru'.
He tried for many talent hunt shows but luck did not favor him. Then came VOI and stood second after Ishmeet Singh Sodhi. Now in 2008 he is a contestant in Jo Jeeta Wahi Superstar on Star Plus. Most of the contestants in Jo Jeeta Wahi Superstar were contestants of the singing contests that had taken place earlier.
Harshit has a distinctive style of singing. He has sought much appreciation from the judging panel for his playback style of voice, something the industry has been missing. His vocal style is baritone; soft during romantic songs, but upbeat and powerful during pop songs.
Being a part of Voice of India is a dream come true for him, he has been able to reach new heights. He says he got a lot of exposure during VOI. His current project with Mr. Bhatt, a proclaimed filmmaker, is playback for up coming movies.
All the celebrity guests that came on the show praised him a lot. Shankar, Ehsaan, and Loy promised to sing with him. He is surely singing with Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt. The best compliment he received to date was from Lata Mageshkar when all VOI participants reached to wish her birthday. Lata Ji, considered Goddess Saraswati [Saraswati is Goddess of music and knowledge], said that "Harshit you are the VOI and you deserve to be the VOI" When asked "how do you feel as a heartthrob?" he replies with a shy and sweet smile "Its a headache wherever I go, girls catch me yet I am enjoying it and I love it " Every week highest vote getters are given a motor cycle and Harshit had got one. Harshit also received a Chevrolet Spark, which was given to all the top three contestants.
Harshit is a very simple person with a lot of family values. He never misbehaves with any of his fans. He always attends them with a smile and says, "Whatever I am today is only because of my fans". He is humble enough to take his recognition in India & in other parts of the world too.
His family means everything to him. Harshit has a closely knitted family with his parents, grandmother & an elder brother. He is still a bachelor and enjoying it.He is very close to his mama Vishnu Prakash Saxena (maternal uncle) and his phupha Mr. Rajiv Saxena . When he was asked on show that what will he do with car and money he will get if he becomes VOI he said "I will give the truck to my parents and will build a road house for all my family members".
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