Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam is a leading Indian singer who rose to acclaim through playback singing in Bollywood and other regional films. Sonu Nigam was born on 30th July 1973 to Agam Kumar Nigam and Shobha Nigam, in he city of Faridabad, Haryana. His father was from Agra and mother was from Gharwal. His sister Teesha Nigam is also a professional singer.

Nigam began singing at the age of four, when he joined his father on stage to cover one of Mohammad Rafi’s world-class composition, “Kya Hua Tera Wada”. Nigam began accompanying his father on his singing appearances at weddings and parties. He moved to Mumbai with his father to begin his singing career at the age of 18. He was trained by a Hindustani Classical singer, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

Gifted with extraordinarily melodious voice and amazingly versatile talent, Sonu Nigam may well be called one of the best singers of all time. Till date he has sung over 2000 songs in 10 different genres.

Music, Sonu claims is a “never ending journey”. One has to put in a lot of his soul into it and never stop learning. Maintaining humility and respect is a key aspect of being a good disciple and extract knowledge.

Sonu got his first break for playback singing in the movie “Janam” in 1990 but unfortunately the movie was not released due to unforeseen circumstances. His career took off when he sang back to back his like “Sandese Aate Hai”, in the year 1997 for the film “Border” which also won a Zee Cine Award. He shuffled among various musical genes and styles with songs like “Ye Dil” in the movie “Pardes”.

With time he became the most experimental singer in the industry. He also took up projects with top composers including A.R. Rahman in “Sathiyaa”. Collaborations with modern composers exhibited his amazing range of versatility. His work with Shankar Ehsaan Loi trio for the song “Tanhayee” from the block-buster hit “Dil Chahta Hai” was simply remarkable.

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