Once a jack of all trades is now ruling our hearts with his meticulous voice – Know the Story of Dileish Doshi
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If you’re confused and unable to decide what to choose as a career, then Dileish’s journey will inspire you to find and listen to your inner voice. A man having a set family business and an actor during his college days, this talented being chose music as a full-time career and after all the hardships, he is now a successful performing artist, all thanks to his dedication towards his craft and the blessing of the Almighty. Hailing from the ‘Entertainment Capital of India’, Dileish Doshi has already set the stages on fire and he is now all set to reign in the Bollywood scene.
We are keen to know; how did your journey begin?
Initially, I was an actor during college days and I used to work part-time in my family business. But I had to concentrate on one thing, so I chose music at that time. I struggled a lot with it, approached various people, event companies, etc. However, the journey wasn’t easy, slow and steadily people started liking and appreciating my work, I started getting all kinds of shows to perform, but I didn’t know what was my genre and what I should do, then my close friends and colleagues motivated me, and advised me that performing is my genre and I should go for it, later I started working on it, & met my guruji who is currently training me & he guided to the right path. Because of this long journey, I am here and still, I have a long way to go.>
What is your success mantra?
Concentrate on your own craft, let others do whatever they are doing, you just give your best, believe in your own self, and believe in God. Being positive is the best Mantra.
Quote for Life
“Jiyo Aur Jeene Do”
Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh Ranbir Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar ji
Kishore Da (Kishore Kumar) & Sonu Nigam
Food I Love
I am a Foodie person, I like everything
Had I not been a Singer then…
I would have been an Actor
Like Vacations at
Goa, Amsterdam, Paris
Favorite Past time
I like my own company
I am a Bollywood Freak, I like all the movies
Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor
What were the hardships/hurdles you encountered and the way you overcame in your journey?
In the beginning, I did not get the kind of work which I wanted as a performer, because people we skeptical and did not have faith in my work. But slow and steadily some people started liking my work and believed in me. I feel is that every success is a reward from the failures, I mean everyone who has struggled a lot will have the sweeter taste of success.
Success is incomplete without its share of failures. How should one overcome them to move on?
I feel you should move ahead and do not think much about failure, after every night, there comes a new day, leave the negative outcomes, and take the positive ones with you and keep marching ahead towards your goal.
Who has been your influencer in this journey & how?
There are many, many people who influenced me, first of all, my Guruji, my parents, my close friends, my manager, and one name I won’t ever forget is Ankeet Bhaam-my dearest friend, sadly he is no longer in this world These people have motivated me and supported me a lot and I will be very thankful to them all my life.
Which was “that” moment when you considered yourself as “I Am The 1”?
That particular moment is yet to come but recently during my first show of ‘Folk Rang’, a day before the show I couldn’t sleep due to the anxiety and tension and when the show got over, there was an overwhelming response from a whooping crowd and because of that excitement, I couldn’t sleep the night post-show and there are lots more such unforgettable memories which made me felt that this is what I want to do all my life.
Did you get any formal training and how was that journey?
I’m still getting trained, as music learning is a lifetime process. I have learned under Late Shri Madhusadan Trimurthiji then I switched to Pandit Rameshji Jule and currently I am learning under the guidance of Dr. Rituji Johri from past 8-10 years. There is nothing in this craft without learning.
Could you reflect on the importance of systematic training in Music?
It is especially important, you might have a god gifted voice, but formal training is mandatory. You need to train technically in all aspects related to music. it is a path, you will meet Gurus and more people as you go ahead, and one must learn from everyone.
What are the pre-coaching essentials e.g. Right age, mindset or any other?
The music itself is a mediation, you can do it at any time, there is no certain age limit. It comes from within your mind and heart. It gets you connected to a superpower, if anyone has that passion for music, he or she can learn it at any age and at any time.
Technology and scientific training have been changing the way people are getting trained in Music. What is your take?
Nowadays, Technology has made it easier for the musicians & singers to arrange, programme or sing, compared to the olden days, but technology has indeed given some greatest sounds, and this is a newer approach to our music industry. Through the internet, one can learn a lot from YouTube and social media platforms. But it also has some cons, this must be used in a right way of course. Technology should keep on improving and music should reach all over the globe.
What do you suggest for better accessibility of Music in remote parts of India?
Nowadays, due to the increasing numbers of Reality Shows, people from rural areas get an easy opportunity to highlight their talent and hence music is reaching to the possible places thanks to the improving technology.
Your piece of advice to parents and new generation especially when some people are skeptical about a career in the extra curriculum.
I feel parents should always support their children, I know graduation is the most essential phenomena but along with that there should be an artistic activity and parents should support and do what is in their reach and never discourage their children. And thankfully my parents supported me in this craft as they have seen the amount of arduous work I have put in to get here, they do not know much about music but still, they encourage me, and they even attend some of my gigs and enjoy them.
One thing which you feel you want to change from the past while you walk down memory lane…
I started off the training very lately so if I get a chance to change something from the past, I would change this.
How can one identify & encourage talent in the family?
Only parents come to know this, they need to guide their children wisely.
Any other thoughts you want to share?
I feel creative music should spread all over the globe and that is my motto. Music is divine, just be into it, it spreads love and only love!