Every Indian has heard this name at least for once. The journey started in the year 2014 and never stopped since then. India’s Raw Star – a reality show began airing by Star Plus, hosted by Gohar Khan and judged by Yo Yo Honey Singh and later by Himesh Reshammiya. This was the first Indian reality show to promote independent music in the country. This show became very hit at that time. This reality show is the reason why Darshan Raval is now the Darshan Raval.
Darshan Raval was born on 18th October, 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. His father Rajendra Raval is a writer and his mother was Rajal Raval who passed away in 2017. Darshan finished his schooling from Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul in Gujarat and he’s a dropout of an engineering college. Mr. Raval is so passionate about music. He loves guitar so much. He’s also a dog lover. He has a cat called Pablo. India’s Raw Star was a milestone for Darshan Raval, he has not looked back since then. At first his father didn’t support him to be an artist but his mother stood always by his side. His father wanted him to be an engineer. Darshan didn’t have any intention to be an engineer, so he proved himself capable of being an artist and for that he worked so hard. In Ahmedabad, he did three concerts in a day and before coming to Mumbai, he took his parents to US not only for somedays but for three months. For that he didn’t took a pennie from his father, he took them there all by himself, by whatever he earned. Hence, he proved to his father that he can earn by creating music which he loves the most, his father also approved that. When he was in US, he got an invitation to perform in the reality show called India’s Raw Star. At first he rejected them because he didn’t like reality shows but after hearing that they’re going to promote independent music also, he agreed to audition and he got selected. He became so popular in the reality show. Everyone expected him to be the winner but unfortunately he didn’t win the show, he became first runner-up. Although he couldn’t win the show, he already won the hearts of almost all the Indians. As the show ends, he took a room in Mumbai and called all the music directors who promised him to give him the opportunity to work with them, but he didn’t receive any positive result. So, he thought of going back to Gujarat and start working there. But before going back to Mumbai, he called Himesh Reshammiya and he told Darshan to visit his studio next day. Darshan did as he was told and met Himesh sir. Himesh sir told him to go to the first floor and listen to the song which is gonna be recorded in his voice and then dub that. He did as he was directed and after almost nine months he got to know that the song recorded in his voice was for a movie named “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” released in 2015. The name of the song was “Jab Tum Chaho”. That was his entry in Bollywood. His Bollywood movie songs are – Jab Tum Chaho (2015), Mai Woh Chand and Bekhudi for the movie Tera Surror ( 2015), Kheech Meri Photo ( Sanam Teri Kasam, 2016), Chogada ( Loveyatri, 2018), Kamariya ( Mitron, 2018), Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, 2019), Yaara Teri Yaari ( Four More Shots Please, 2019), Odhani( Made in China, 2019), Mehrama ( Love Aaj Kal, 2020) etc. Apart from Bollywood he is an independent singer and his singles are – Meri Pehli Mohabbat ( 2014), Mera Dil Dil ( 2015), Ishq Chada Hai (2015), Ab Phirse Jab Baarish Hogi (2016), Tere Siva (2016), Tera Zikr (2017), Yeh Baarish (2017), Tu Dua Hai (2017), Saari Ki Saari (2017), Shab Tum Ho(2018), Baarish Lete Aana(2018), Do Din(2018), Bhula Diya(2019), Kaash Aisa Bhi Hota (2019), Hawa Banke (2019), Tu Mileya (2019), Asal Mein (2020), Bhula Dunga (2020), Saari ki Saari 2.0 (2020), Tere Naal (2020), Ek Tarfa (2020), Ek Tarfa Reprise (2020) Teri Aankhon Mein (2020). On his 26th birthday he’s gonna release the first song of his first album “Judaiyaan”. The song is sung by Darshan Raval and Shreya Ghosal. This is a big day for all the fans of Darshan Raval who are called Darshaners and Blue Family. For Darshan, his fans are his family. He use the term “spread love”. A collab of Darshan and Shreya Ghosal was a dream for all the Darshaners and it’s going to be true very soon. The album is a dream for Darshan. His fans are so happy for him and they are so committed to make the album hit. 18th October, 2020 is a big day for Darshan and all his fans, because on this day he’s turning 26 and the first song of his first ever album is on it’s way to be released. Everyone is so excited.
Darshan Raval is not just a name, he is an inspiration to so many people. He is not only a star, he is the Moon of his fans’ sky. He is very talented. It’s not so possible to gain so much popularity in Indian Musical Industry. He has always been successful and no doubt he will always be successful. The Raw Star is a not a raw star now. Hats off to Darshan Raval and to all the Darshaners.