A powerhouse of multiple talents – Mangalorean boy AMOGHAVARSHA BHAT
Amoghavarsha Bhat, is a multi-talented 12-year-old boy, studying in Grade 6 of DPS Sharjah. His parents are Prasanna T N and Smitha Bhat, who constantly encourage him to pursue his talents and passions.
True to his name, Amogha (which means invincible/excellent), he has been excelling in various fields of his interest i.e music, creating writing, oratory skills and academics as well.
Amogha’s aptitude in music was visible as a toddler himself when he hummed even before he spoke properly. He started learning Carnatic classical music at the age of 5, initiated by Mrs Divya Shankari of Mangalore and is currently training under Dr Shiv Kumar Bhat of California. Along with vocal music, he is learning instrumental music as well – Guitar and Mrudangam (Indian percussion instrument) from renowned Gurus.
Amogha has won the Runner-up award from among thousands of kids who participated in the prestigious music reality show – ‘Suno 1024 Junior Superstar-2018’ held by the popular UAE Radio channel Suno 102.4 FM. Amogha’s interview & songs have been aired on the popular UAE Radio Channels like Pearl FM, Radio Spice 105.4 FM and also on 92.7 BIG FM Mangalore and U.S. Radio Channel 1170AM as well. He has also sung for an upcoming Kids Movie by the name ‘MEENA’ (in Kannada language). A cover song by him has got released on “Zee Connect” show of ‘ZEE TV Middle east’.
Amogha has been singing melodiously in multiple genres and multi-languages in various national and international events. He has been fortunate to perform in several prominent events of UAE, like Independence day celebrations at the “Consulate General of India, Dubai”, “Al Qasba – Reflection – Art and Music Festival -2019”, ‘World Tulu Convention – 2018’, ‘World Vachana Sahithya Convention – 2018’ and many more. He was one of the top finalists in the ‘VOICE OF UAE-2017’ singing competition, where he earned an amazing review by the Bollywood singing legend Mrs Kavita Krishnamurthy. His performance in the ‘NAVIKOTSAVA 2018’ on Aug 2018 has earned him rave reviews from the audience and from the NRI’s of the US as well, who organized this prestigious event in the cultural city of Mysore in Karnataka, India.
Amogha has done voice-overs for several radio advertisements of UAE & India, a few prominent being – ‘BABYSHOP’, ‘ROYAL FURNITURE’, ‘GREEN FARM RICE’, ‘SPEEDY SHAMPOO’ and ‘BIG Baccha Party – BIG FM 92.7’. He is proud to be fluent in his mother-tongue Kannada, despite being brought up in UAE and has recently successfully compered in Kannada for Karnataka Rajyotsava event in Sharjah Indian Association.
Creative writing is very close to his heart and an interesting mystery written by him has got published on Amazon recently. His book is available on https://amzn.to/3ag1HCS. He has pledged to use the money from the books sold to charity. His articles have got published in several newspapers and magazines like Khaleej Times, Young Times of UAE. He also regularly writes articles for websites like Managalorean.com, DPS Buzz etc.
He is a keen environmentalist and regularly involves himself in campaigns like Paper recycling, e-waste management, Desert Clean up and Tee plantation, doing his bit for the precious earth. He also participates wholeheartedly in volunteering events for a social cause.
A few top accolades and awards won by Amogha recently are:
• ASSET Gold scholar 2018 -19
• Santhwanam Youth Fest – 2019
• Indywood International Talent Hunt – 2019
• Biannual International Short Story Contest – 2019
• Havyaka Pallava Award 2019
• WIZ KID Award – 2018-19
• Ignited Mind Award – 2018 -19
• Emerging Talent 2015