In the early 2000s, original tracks with soulful lyrics were the standard. These warm videos waded their way into the hearts of the audience in a short amount of time, thanks to meaningful short stories and fresh faces.
From Sailesh Gulabani to Nauheed Cyrusi, these video stars have left a lasting impression on every millennial. We’ve compiled a list of these video stars and what they’re up to right now.
1. Trisha Krishnan – Meri Chunar Ud Ud Jaaye
This nostalgic song by Falguni Pathak, which was a chartbuster success in 1999, featured two well-known models who later became actors. In this soulful album, Trisha Krishnan, the other female lead, was featured as a fairy alongside Ayesha Takia. She is now a well-known South Indian actress who appeared in the Akshay Kumar film Khatta Meetha.
2. Diwakar Pundir & Sushma Reddy – Ab Mujhe Raat Din
If you heard this song on repeat when experiencing your first love, you had a great childhood. Sonu Nigam’s Deewana album, which was released in 1999, had a mega-hit with the title track. This song featured Diwakar Pundir and Sushma Reddy in a visually appealing ensemble. Diwaker Pundir was a model who won the award of Graviera Mr India in 1998. He also appeared in the SRK film Don and other television shows such as Paramavatar Shri Krishna. Sushma Reddy, on the other hand, appeared in the film Chup Chup Ke as well as numerous advertisements.
3. Nandini Singh & Sailesh Gulabani – Dekha Hai Teri Aankhon Ko
This Aryans song, which has a sweet storyline, was very successful in the early 2000s. Nandini Singh was featured in the song, and she went on to work in Ekta Kapoor’s successful hit serials Kesar and Kkavyanjali. Sailesh Gulabani, a well-known television soap actor who has appeared in shows such as Siya Ke Ram and Aap Ke Aa Jane Se, was also featured in the song.
4. Anupama Verma – Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein
Anupama Verma, a prolific model who has also appeared in a few Bollywood films, was featured in this heartfelt track. She was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2006.
5. Nauheed Cyrusi – Piya Basanti
Who hasn’t heard this smash hit song? Nauheed Cyrusi, a well-known model, was featured in this album. She went on to star in films such as Anwar, Kurbaan, and Jai Ho. Bombay Begums, a Netflix Indian drama web series, featured here recently.
6. Hrishitaa Bhatt – Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra
Do you remember Shahid Kapoor’s innocent face in this music video? How can we forget, right? It was this song that gave him his big break. The song also featured Hrishitaa Bhatt, who was a model back then. She was recently seen in Zee5’s web series, Lalbazaar.
7. Bhanujeet Sudan & Nimrat Kaur – Tera Mera Pyaar
This song was sung by none other than Kumar Sanu, the OG of romantic songs. This song starred Bhanujeet Sudan and Nimrat Kaur and had a mushy storyline. While Bhanujeet is a well-known television personality who has appeared in shows such as Pavitra Rishta, Nimrat Kaur has appeared in blockbuster films such as Airlift and The Lunchbox.
8. Vivan Bhatena – Maine Payal Hain Chankaayi
This album, like so many others by Falguni Pathak, makes us smile every time we hear it. The song’s lead singer was the dashing Vivan Bhatena. Later in his career, he appeared in a number of television series and even had a brief appearance in the SRK film Chak De! India.
9. Milind Soman – Made In India
Last but not least, when it comes to music videos, how can we forget Milind Soman? This handsome 90s hunk appeared in a number of viral videos. Made In India by Alisha Chinai, on the other hand, started a new chapter in his life. In Amazon Prime’s Four More Shots Please!, he was last seen.
10. Santino Morea – Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaaye
Falguni Pathak’s songs still carry back our fondest childhood memories. Dino Morea’s brother, Santino Morea, was featured in this album. Isn’t it true that beauty runs in the family? He also had roles in films such as Poseidon, Constantine, and My Name Is Khan.
11. Ssudeep Sahir – Channa Ve
Sudeep Sahir made his first appearance in Kunal Ganjawala’s music video. Later in his career, he starred in TV shows such as Main Lakshmi Tere Angan Ki, Santaan, Jab Luv Hua, Ayushmaan, and Kyun Hota Hai Pyar.
12. Vinod Singh – Sochta Hu Uska Dil
Despite the fact that he had starred in a variety of commercials, it was this song that catapulted him to stardom. Later in his career, he appeared in films such as Stumped, Hum Tum, and Daughter.
13. Nina Sarkar – Leja Leja Re
This song by Ustad Sultan Khan and Shreya Ghoshal is perfect to listen to because it has the perfect combination of sweetness and nostalgia. Nina Sarkar, who began her career as a model and later moved into the showbiz industry, was featured in the album. Her most recent appearance was in the film Vroom.
14. Mihir Mishra – Jab Saamne Tum Aa Jaate Ho
This song by Jagjit Singh, Asha Bhosle, and Lata Mangeshkar was a full-fledged drama wrapped up in a music video. In this video, Mihir Mishra’s innocent smile made us fall in love with him. Later, he played Dr Rahul in the TV series Sanjeevani.
15. Mrinalini Sharma – Gori Teri Aankhein Kahe
This song was one of our favourites thanks to Lucky Ali and Kavita Krishnamurthy’s calming vocals. In this video, Mrinalini Sharma, who began her career as a model, was beautifully featured. She later appeared in films such as Awarapan and Ishqeria.
It was a wonderful ride down memory lane!