Aryan Katoch, a 21-year-old young adult, is an Instagram influencer with 196k followers, a singer (an artist, he prefers to say), an actor, a composer, an assistant director, a model.
It isn’t the path that is golden, it’s the steps, and the footprints left behind are a million quiet stories. Aryan Katoch’s offscreen face just says this all.
Hailing from Himachal Pradesh, he remained to be a singer in the school’s cultural activities. He began his career with a fresh 17-year-old mind, and learned assistant directing, and twinkled with modeling too.
Striving and carrying both these things ahead, he shifted to Mumbai but had to return to Himachal Pradesh owing to the covid pandemic.
With one or two years of this pandemic in his hand, he decided to start something new. He took to Instagram, aimlessly trying things that didn’t work well.
Then in his mind, he spotlighted what kind of audience he needed, His Instagram reels are almost reaching 800K audience, some reached 11M too and followers touching 196K. And now he is a well-known Instagram Influencer.
Aryan Katoch even used to write small pieces like quotes and had ethereal feelings with a whole lot of experiences and hence combining his quotes or quotes from a film or a book, he played background music and aired a reel.
Damn! You won’t believe it! He got a hell of many responses! People were sinking in his words, drowning in their own experiences, and happy for being understood.
And since then he started posting reels, with a flash of feelings. Reaching such high heights, was both easy and difficult and also asked for both smart and hard work, he says.
But, Isn’t it said, ‘The worse brings out the best of you’? So, In 2019, Aryan’s mother was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and he wasn’t told of the illness.
When informed, his heart was an uncanny amalgamation of anger for not being told, but worry and love.
When his mother survived a 13-hour long operation, her wound looked so intense, it was as if he felt the inexorable pain.
That formed the basis of his first song ‘Gehraiyaan‘, ‘Teri har khushi mei hai meri khushi, tere dard mei hai mera dard bhi’. He developed a whole song remembering that scene and that hurt.
This was the first time he wrote a song and his best friend, Arush, being a poet acknowledged his skills.
He has been always grateful to Arush for being there for him and out of love always expresses his gratitude towards him in every video!
Although the video of this song doesn’t share the same story at all instead it is a concept similar to the anime movie, ‘A silent voice’ as he felt that the lyrics kind of had fit itself with the movie’s story.
His second song aired was ‘Khaamiyan‘ which was another big hit with people not just loving the song but playing it on repeat as reliving moments.
Aryan truly believes in the power of storytelling and states that it can connect two strangers as if they have known each other for a long. That is what it is!
We can just narrate a good story and make the people perceive it in ways never thought of, taking them to lands and memories.
Aryan also mentions that currently there has been more importance given to musicians releasing their albums or single songs or raps instead of being a part of Bollywood because now musicians are at their houses, and they need nothing more than a phone to record.
This gives a great opportunity for them to flourish and people to peep into the artist’s unsung talents.
The most inspiring thing about Aryan Katoch is that he is ready to try new things but doesn’t want to be artificial or fake in anything he does.
Just doing what you like and opening your minds to all possible fields so that your mind isn’t blocked from the beautiful things it could have been, is what he stresses.
With a tough heart and Platinium voice, Aryan commences his love for filmmaking and of course, storytelling!
We wish Aryan hearty good luck for his Sunlit future ahead and hey! Aren’t we all waiting for his new song?