In recognition of his stellar achievements, Baroness Pola Uddin, Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, awarded Ruchir Singh with The Global Inspirational Award 2023 at the London Parliament. Ruchir Singh hails from India and is a Limca Book of Records holder in the multi-talented personality category (Singer, Actor, Director, Producer, Music Director, Lyricist, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer and Writer).
The Baroness said, “Ruchir’s willingness to take on immense challenges in the field of art, education and media is truly inspiring and has paved way for the development of such great contributions in the country and globally. We all thank him for his contribution to India at the “75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ".
Ruchir Singh blessed the ears of all the guests at the event by performing a melodious song. The entire hall erupted in applause. It was a great scene and a moment of pride for all the Indians.
Que: Ruchir, how do you feel about receiving the award in the House of Lords, London Parliament?
Ans: I was very honored and overwhelmed to receive the award from Baroness Pola Uddin. It meant a lot to know that my hard work, sincerity and dedication has been noticed and acknowledged. I am humbled to receiving this prestigious recognition from an individual who has been regarded as one of the leading forces in the United Kingdom. Being honored makes me feel that I am doing well for myself and others as well. It was recognition of all the hard work that I put into my career as a Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Director and Journalist. I sincerely appreciate the honor bestowed upon me.
Que: Your father was an engineer in the Indian Railways, what made you want to enter the field of entertainment?
Ans: School teachers used to call me hero since childhood, especially Kiran Ma'am. I was made to feel a little special in school itself. My dad was a railway engineer. It ignited in me an interest in mechanical things. However, my career in entertainment started with the sound of a train whistle, which used to fascinate me a lot. My love for sounds, rhythms, language and writing grew and I started off as a composer/sound engineer in professional studio. I've continued that passion of creating songs, directing movies, writing scripts ever since. My multiple talents also gained me the recognition from Limca Book of Records in 2001.
Que: How supportive was your family in this journey?
Ans: My family has been very supportive during my quest for new opportunities. I would like to thank my wife, Purti who has always pushed me to be the best version of myself. I would also like to thank my son Kush and nephews Shreshtha and Soumya who always encouraged me to explore as much as possible. My path has led me here today, where I am, but most importantly I am grateful for each and every one of them who have supported, encouraged, guided and inspired me all along this journey!
Que: At what age did you decide to enter the film/TV media or entertainment field?
Ans: I wrote my first script in 1993 when I was sixteen and worked as a Director Writer, Music Director and Lyricist, in the 90s with super hit singers like Hariharanji, Abhijit Bhattacharya ji and Suresh Wadekar ji. The 90s was the era of popular music albums, in this era I released the album “Tu Meri Jaan” with Abhijit Bhattacharya for T-Series. Tu Meri Jaan Pop Album was released by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Vishnu Kant Shastri ji at the Governor's House.As well as the remix music album Flashback & Rain Dance from another company. Continuously working in the world of entertainment, I did sound scores and handled the production work of many big organizations like T-Series, Venus Worldwide, Reliance Broadcast Network, BIG CBS.
Que: How did you come into the field of journalism?
Ans: In the year 1999, I started the first fully computerized audio/visual studio in Lucknow. I founded the Institute of Journalism, Business Management, IT Studies in 2005 in Lucknow. It was the study center of "A" Grade GJU S&T, Hisar University. ICAMJ was a media institute full of modern electronic equipment. Through my efforts, for the first time MSME self-employment oriented certification course in Electronic Media, Print Media, Anchorig /News Reading, Radio Jokey, Video Editing, Camera & News Writing was run by Government of India in Uttar Pradesh. I started 24 Hours IPTV Internet TV channel in 2007 to give platform to electronic media students. Also made current affairs and entertainment programs on many satellite TV channels of that time. My institute and many students educated by me have achieved a great position in this field. TIL (TV INDIA LIVE) Express Newspaper is also published by me from Bundelkhand.
Que: Who has influenced you the most in the field of Music and Bollywood?
Ans: I can answer this without even thinking, Kishore Kumar, Gulzar, R. D. Burman, Mithun Chakraborty, Manoj Kumar & Subhash Ghai are my role models. These artists reside in my soul and always inspire me.
Que: What plans are currently underway?
Ans: I want to continue working in the entertainment, media and TV/Film consultancy field with the blessings of my spiritual Guru Shri Subhash Chandra Gupta ji. It's my endeavor to make TV INDIA LIVE/DOLBY INFOTAINMENT, the best News Agency and Media Production House, through our creativity, innovation and hardwork.
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