WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST ARYANEver since he entered the fray, the little, chubby boy is on a roll. Meet 11-year-old Aryan Das, who has crooned his way to the Top-10 of Sony’s Indian Idol Junior reality show. Now a household name, Aryan impressed the judges and made a place of his own on the show after the Kolkata auditions by singing ‘Naino Ki Mat Manio Re’.
Initiated into the world of music by parents Debashish Das and Swetalina, a trained singer, Aryan’s potential was channelised in the right direction from the beginning. He started learning from masters in music like Anil Jena, Pradeep Patra and Sarada Prasanna Sahoo, also from Cuttack since he was four years old.
A recognised artiste of All India Radio (AIR) as a child artiste, he has also done playback singing for several Odia films.
Aryan had won the Akhaya Mohanty Samman at the age of 10.
Apart from performing ‘bhajans’ at devotional programmes in Odisha, Aryan had sung Sai bhajans at the Mukha Darshan Mandap of the Sai temple in Shirdi.
Family Background: Father is into government service and Mother is a house wife.
And what does he plan if he wins the Indian Idol Junior title? “I want to gift my father a Royal Enfield bullet and also take both my parents on a world tour,” Aryan smiles.
When he grows up, he wants to become a pediatrician. “I will sing songs to the little kids who are scared of injections. If not a doctor, I want to be an IAS officer and also continue with my singing,” he says.