Mohammed Irfan is an Indian playback singer who sings predominantly in Hindi. He has also sung in Tamil, Odia, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi. He won the title of Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2. He is also one of the well-known contestants of Amul STAR Voice of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Irfan caught the attention of veteran singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam during a concert at a musical institute in Hyderabad. Balasubramaniam recommended his name to A.R. Rahman, after which Rahman asked Irfan to provide background vocals for the Mani Ratnam-directed 2010 film Raavan. Irfan recorded the song "Behene De" for the film alongside Karthik. The same year, he recorded two songs for Mithoon's Lamhaa, titled "Salaam Zindagi" and "Rehmat Zara", where for the latter he received the best male singer debut award. Irfan's career took a leap when he rendered "Phir Mohabbat" along with Arijit Singh and Saim Bhat in the Mukesh Bhatt-produced 2011 film Murder 2. His journey in the industry kept moving and he collaborated with the music directors like Sajid-Wajid, Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan, Jeet Ganguly and many more. 2014 was a successful year for Irfan, in which he lent his voice for many hit songs like "Baarish" from Yaariyan, "Muskurane" from Citylights, "Banjaara" from Ek Villain, "Dard Dilo Ke" from The Xpose and "Tu Hi Tu" from Kick.