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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sonu Nigam
: Golden boy of indipop
Date of Birth: 30 July 1973
Sign: Leo
City: Faridabad, Haryana
Country: India
Father: Agam Kumar Nigam
Siblings: two younger sisters
Marital status: married
Spouse: Madhurima Mishra
Education: college in New Delhi
Likes: socialising with film folks
His hero: Mohd Rafi
His heroine: Lata Mangeshkar
Other facts: often called Elvis Presley of India
Hobbies: fitness
Occupation: indian singer / bollywood actor
Languages: hindi, english
Sonu Nigam was born on July 30 in Faridabad, Haryana. His family soon relocated to Delhi where the singer spent the large part of his childhood. Father' Agam Kumar's enthusiasm for music was passed on to Sonu and he soon began training under him.
Sonu Nigam set foot on the stage at the age of three when most other toddlers learn to form whole sentences. On accompanying his father for a show, Sonu gave made his debut public performance and sang the Mohammed Rafi song Kya Hua Tera Vaada from Hum Kisise Kum Nahin.
Despite being talented, Sonu's father never really pursued a career in music. However, not the one to be left behind, Sonu made his way to tinsel town Mumbai where he was barely 18 years old. Though he had begun to sing along with his father at private parties and marriage ceremonies in Delhi, he refrained from doing so in Mumbai as per his father's advise.
The first song that he recorded was for the film Aaja Meri Jaan. Composers Amar-Utpal had however told him that his song would be retained only if he found it good enough. Unfortunately for Sonu, S P Balasubramaniam dubbed the song. He recorded five songs for the film out of which the first four were rejected but the fifth one brought him some luck. Music bigwig Gulshan Kumar heard Sonu and summoned him. And then began his long association with music company T-Series. The song that catapulted him to fame was Achha sila diya tune mere pyaar ka from the film Bewafa Sanam.

Offers started flowing in and his days of struggle were soon history. Apart from film and pop album offers, he was invited to host the musical show TVS Sa Re Ga Ma, which made him something of an icon on the small screen. The show helped him interact with renowned music exponents and brought him closer to the audiences who would soon become his fans.
Meanwhile, Sonu Nigam also brought out his debut pop album titled Sapnon Ki Baat for T-Series. And followed it up with Deewana, both of which generated lukewarm response.
After differences cropped up between T-Series and Sonu, he decided to change audio companies and moved to Magnasound. Kismat, the album he recorded for Magnasound, was remarkably successful. Mausam was his other album, which again fared well. Sonu is now back with Yaad, promoted by T-Series, which promises to provide superior music to his fans. 

The singer also made a splash on television, anchoring the immensely successful television show TVS Saregama for Zee TV. His superior vocals and endearing style found favour with the people. He achieved icon status on the small screen, and gave it up to seriously pursue his film career.

Sonu's playback singing also remains as active as his Indipop front. He has signed on a staggering number of films, and his velvety voice has helped him net all the big grossers. His hugely successful Sandese aate hain and Hume jabse mohabbat ho gayi hai in Border earned him acclaim. In 1999, he bagged Taal, A R Rahman's biggest musical success till date.

 The year 2000 saw him sing for Rahman again, with Pukar. Refugee saw him team up with Anu Malik and J P Dutta once again to recreate the music of Border. Sonu created history of sorts in 2001, when he teamed up with Lata Mangeshkar to sing the Khamoshiyan track for Rahman in One 2 Ka 4. Acting offers too are aplenty, but it seems like singing is where Sonu's heart lies.

Sonu has released a number of pop albums, in Hindi, Punjabi and Kannada. The most recent addition to the list of Hindi releases is "Classically Mild", a semi-classical album.He has also released several devotional albums, both Hindu and Islamic ones, as well as albums of Mohammad Rafi's songs. These are from the "Rafi Ki Yaadein" collection in his early years, which have been re-released in September 2007 as a 6-disc collection of 100 songs , titled "Kal Aaj Aur Kal", in Mohammad Rafi's memory.In 2008, soon after releasing "Classically Mild", he released a single Punjabi track called "Punjabi Please",

and "Rafi Resurrected", a 2-disc collection of Mohammad Rafi songs with music by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has contributed to the lyrics of several of his album songs and directed the music for his album Chanda Ki Doli himself. His last album was Neene Bari Neene in Kannada.

He released a single titled "Punjabi Please" in 2008. After the untimely death of Micheal Jackson, of whom Sonu Nigam is a huge fan and who has considerably influenced his singing as is evident in his rendition of "Dil Deewana" in Pardes, Sonu released a tribute song to Micheal in collaboration with his fans on facebook. The song made it to an 18-song global compilation of tribute songs CD titled "The Beat of Our Hearts""Michael Jackson Trubute portrait".
 Sonu Nigam is currently working on a new CD with famed Producer Rene van Verseveld at Future Sound Studios in Hollywood.

Over the years. Sonu has given concert performances in many countries, including United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Russia, Afghanistan, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, West Indies, Suriname, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa. In May/June 2007, he participated in a star-studded show in North America called "The Incredibles" in which famed Asha Bhonsle and recent singing sensations, Kunal Ganjawala and Kailash Kher, participated. In September and October, respectively, of the same year, he gave solo concerts titled, "Simply Sonu", in Canada and Germany, (becoming the first Indian singer to perform in the latter country).

In April 2008, he did a marathon of concerts in various cities in India, promoting his Punjabi single "Punjabi Please".In November 2007, at the inauguration of Harvard University's 28th president, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, Sonu sang with the Harvard College Sangeet the late Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajan, " Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye".In July 2008, he participated in a three-city tour of the United Kingdom, singing numerous famous Mohammad Rafi songs with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.[10] This followed the release of these songs by the CBSO and the Indian music company Sa Re Ga Ma in a historic album entitled "Rafi Resurrected".Amongst several other concerts, he notably participated in a US tour with Sunidhi Chauhan in 2009 called "The Explosion 2009" tour and in a UK tour titled "All Izz Well" in November 2010.


Sonu Nigam is immensely popular in South India, particularly in Karnataka due to his Kannada songs.

He sang his first Kannada song in 1999 for the movie Snehaloka. But in 2006,his songs from the movie Mungaru Male became chart-busters and Sonu became an overnight star. In the subsequent years he has won Filmfare Awards South for his songs in Milana and Mussanjemaatu.

In August 2009, he released his first Kannada album Neene Bari Neene composed by ace music director Mano Murthy with lyrics by Jayant Kaikini.

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  •  2002 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Saathiya" - Saathiya
  •  2003 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
  •  2008 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannda) - "Ninnindale Ninnindale" - Milana
  •  2009 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannda) - "Eenagali Mundhe Saagu" - Mussanjemaatu
  •  1998 - Won - Best Male Pop Artist2001 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Tanhayee" - Dil Chahta Hai2004 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer -                                                       "Tumse Milke Dil Ka" - Main Hoon Na
  • 1997 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Sandese Aate Hain" - Border
  • 2001 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer – Male - "Suraj Hua Maddham" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
  • 2003 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • 2001 - Won - Best Pop Singer for the album Yaad
  • 2002 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Saathiya" - Saathiya
  • 2006 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna" - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
  • 2002 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Saathiya" - Saathiya
  • 2003 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Hoon Na" - Main Hoon Na
  • 2004 - Won - Best Pop Album - Chanda Ki Doli
  • 2007 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Agar Kahoon" - Om Shanti Om
  • 2008 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me" - Jodha Akbar
  • 2005 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Hoon Na" - Main Hoon Na
  • 2008 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me" - Jodha Akba


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