Hira Thind’s latest single ‘Specialty’ embraces the idea of winning over the world with goodness

Hira Thind’s second independent song ‘Specialty’ which was recently released has already crossed over 1 million views on YouTube. The music video also features Akaisha Vats

A still from 'Specialty'
A still from 'Specialty'
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Murtaza Ali Khan

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great uncertainty in the creative space and the young and upcoming artists are amongst those worst hit by it. In the absence of any opportunities, many of them have had to return to their hometowns in order to sustain themselves. The 22-year-old Punjabi singer Hira Thind found himself at the crossroads early last year when the pandemic struck. He was all set to leave for Europe to pursue a course in music to further his career prospects as a singer. Little did he know at the time that his plans would get derailed, leaving him stranded with little hope of reviving his dreams. But the tenacious singer from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh didn’t lose hope. He turned his hapless situation into an opportunity with the successful release of his debut single ‘Mere Jinna Pyaar’ in October last year.

Hira Thind’s second independent song ‘Specialty’ which was recently released has already crossed over 1 million views on YouTube. The music video also features Akaisha Vats. The young singer is chuffed by the reception his latest song has received. “The song was my dream project and so I am extremely happy that I succeeded in realizing it. It’s really heartening that the audiences of all age groups are connecting so well with song. It’s dedicated to every person who believes in winning over the world with his good deeds,” he explains.

The singer who was born Virender Singh took the screen name ‘Hira Thind’ in order to honor his mother who lovingly calls him as ‘Hira’. Back in 2018, he moved to Punjab from Shahjahanpur in order to get formally trained in music under Ustad Baldeep Singh Balli and Ustad Harvinder Bittu. “My forefathers are originally from Punjab but my grandfather shifted to Powayan in Shahjahanpur, UP. So, Punjabi lingo and folk came naturally to me. I feel both Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have a rich history of folk and right from my childhood days I have imbibed both the cultures. There may be a difference in language between the two states but emotions in folk are same everywhere which I try to evoke through my singing,” he adds.


Hira Thind has previously been associated with plays such as ‘Katha Ek Kans Ki’, ‘Dara Sikoh’, ‘Ek Prayas’, and ‘Virasat’, among others. Other than doing backstage work and composing music, he has also been acting in plays since the age of 12. “As of now I have no plans of going abroad. Now, I just want to make most of the opportunity serendipitously presented to me. It’s very important for me to first carve a niche for myself in the Punjabi entertainment industry before setting my eyes on Bollywood,” he explains.

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