Kavish Aziz / Lucknow
Ten years ago, Farah Naz had shown her singing talent on the stage of Indian Television reality show Saregama Little Champs. She was competing with persons double of her age.
On the show Farah was turning into a favourite of the Judges of the show. Each one gave her a pet name: Farah Khan called her drama queen, Singer Sonu Nigam called her Big bang while Mallika Arora and Anu Malik called her small packet.
Farah Naaz on the stage of Indian Idol with her lucky cow
She smiled and sang on the stage where she had reached after facing many hurdles. Farah, resident of Orai, says that as a child, her parents sent her to live with her Khala (aunt) to Lucknow.
She loved music and would often hum her favourite tunes. Her aunt was an admirer of her voice. It was due to her efforts that she auditioned in 'Saregamapa Little Champs' and got selected. “At that time, I was ten years old, for the first time on that stage, I sang my favourite songthe song 'Unse mile nazar to mere hosh udd gaye'.
Farah Naz giving performance in a program
At that time, Alka Yagnik, who was one of the judges on the show, liked her song. She remarked, "I did not take any music training." Despite having made it to the top 8, I got recognition. When I returned to Lucknow, the people gave me so much love that I started learning music.
Farah says, “My family was not happy with my inclinations towards singing. The first time I sang a song, my Grandmother called me and I was scolded. Since I belong to a very religious family where most of them people have been to Hajj and say namaz five times a day, nobody liked my singing."
Farah Naz in attractive postures
She says, "But despite the opposition, my love for music kept growing, in this journey, my aunt and uncle supported me."
Farah is a great animal-lover and she reached the stage with a cow in 2020 in the Indian Idol in Corona era
Farah described the cow as her lucky charm. She again stole the heart of the judges. For the first time, Indian Idol was held without an audience. At the moment, Farah's full focus is on music and she is trying to make an identity in the world with her voice.