Sonu Nigam is an established playback singer of Bollywood and known for his distinct style and versatile voice. He has also sung for a number of Indi-pop albums. He was born on 30th July 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana. He shifted to Delhi with his family when he was quite young. He did his schooling from J.D. Tytler School. He inherited the talent of singing from his father Agam Kumar who was a singer too. He was given an opportunity to sing by Gulshan Kumar of T-Series, one of the major Indian recording companies.He married Madhurima in Kolkata on 15th February 2002.
Sonu Nigam's career as a singer started with his singing covers of songs by Mohammad Rafi. As a playback singer his debut film was Janum which was not released officially. His next break as a playback singer was in Gulshan Kumar's film Aaja Meri Jaan followed by "Accha Sila Diya Tune" for Bewafa Sanam (1996). Few popular songs of Sonu Nigam which shot him to fame are "Sandese Aate Hai" from Border (1997), "Yeh Dil, Deewana" in Pardes (1997), "Kal Ho Naa Ho"in Kal Ho Naa Ho(2004),''Saathiya" in Saathiya,''Suraj Hua Maddham" in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,"Tanhayee" in Dil Chahta Hai and many more. He did playback singing for innumerable Hindi movies and has sung in other regional languages like Punjabi, Bengali,Telugu, and Kannad.
Awards won by Sonu Nigam:
Sonu Nigam has also sung for popular private pop albums like "Mausam", "Sapnay Ki Baat", "Kismat", "Deewana", "Jaan", "Yaad" and "Chanda ki Doli". He has even tried his luck in the field of acting and acted in movies like Jaani Dushman, Kaash Aap Hamare Hote, and Love in Nepal. He hosted a musical show SaReGaMa on Zee TV which became immensely popular and also hosted Kisme Kitna Hai Dum and has been a judge for the talent hunt program Indian Idol on Sony TV. Sonu Nigam has even started hosting a radio programme on Radiocity 91 FM called Life Ki Dhun, in which he interviews legendary figures of Bollywood.
|Aadesh Shrivastava||A. R. Rahman||Asha Bhonsle|
|Abhijeet Sawant||Lata Mangeshkar||Lucky Ali|
|Sonu Nigam||Mohammed Rafi||Kishore Kumar|
|Writer and Lyricist|
|Dr. Bhupen Hazarika||K.S.Chitra||Kamal Hassan|
|M.S. Subbulakshmi||Ustad Amjad Ali Khan|