Sonu Nigam is an acclaimed Indian singer who rose to prominence through playback singing in Bollywood and other regional films. Attributed with an amazing melodious voice and extraordinary versatile talent, Sonu Nigam is one of the best singers of contemporary times.
Age and Height
Sonu Nigam is 45 years of age and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall.
His wife's name is Madhurima Banerjee. After a long period of courtship, they decided to tie the knot on 15th February 2002. Their son Nevaan was born on 27th July 2007.
Sonu was born on 30th July 1973 to Agam Kumar and Shobha Nigam in the town of Faridabad in Haryana. His father is also a singer by profession and was a stage artist. He has two siblings, Meenal and Nikita.
Nigam began his musical journey when he was only four when he accompanied his father Agam Kumar Nigam while on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi’s song "Kya Hua Tera Wada". He moved to Mumbai at the age of 18 to make it big in the music industry. He received tutelage in music under Hindustani classical maestro Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.
Sonu Nigam is a polyglot singer who recorded pop albums in Hindi, Odia, Kannada, Punjabi and Chhattisgarhi as well as Hindu and Islamic spiritual albums. He has released several Buddhist albums too.
Nigam's first job as a playback singer was for the film Janam (1990), which was never released officially. He started making radio commercials and appeared in some of them. His first officially released song was the title track "O Aasman Wale" from the movie Aaja Meri Jaan (1993). He released his maiden album Rafi Ki Yaadein in 1993. His mesmerisingly riveting song "Accha Sila Diya" for the film Bewafa Sanam won the hearts of music lovers. He lent his voice for Anu Malik-composed song "Sandese Aati Hai" in the war movie Border and Nadeem- Shravan -composed song "Yeh Dil Deewana" in Pardes in 1997, which revealed a new image of Nigam, testified his ability to sing across different genres and dispelled the stereotyped image of Sonu as an elegiac singer.
Nigam's album Deewana, directed by Sajid-Wajid, was released by T-Series in 1999 and is one of the highest selling and popular albums till date for the mellifluous quality of the songs. Soon after this, he sung back to back in films, including Muqabla (1993), Meherban (1993), Shabnam (1993), Aag (1994), Khuddar (1994), Hulchul (1994), Stuntman (1994), Ramjaane (1995), Gaddar (1995), et al. Nigam rendered his voice for playback singing for major Bollywood movies, including the title track for the film Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003 to "Abhi Mujhme Kahin" for Agneepath in 2012 among many others. In 2013, he was the composer of the title track of the film Singh Saab The Great and has composed music for several other films such as Jal and Sooper Se Ooper, in association with renowned percussionist Bickram Ghosh in the same year. He has performed in many international tours, notably with Sunidhi Chauhan in a 2009 US tour named Explosion.
In 2011, Nigam teamed up with Britney Spears on a remix of her "I Wanna Go" track, and with DJ Avicii on his song "Indian Levels". He was ranked the numero uno artist on the US Billboard Uncharted charts twice in September and October 2013.
Sonu has won three IIFA Awards, Filmfare Awards and a National Award for the title track of Kal Ho Naa Ho. All through his life, he has won various awards for most of his songs that included the film Border, K3G, Dil Chahta Hai, Saathiya, Main Hoon Na, Paheli, Jodha Akbar and a lot more.
Sonu loves casual wear on all occasions and spends quality time reading books of various genres in his pastime.
Sonu was destined to make his mark in Bollywood in some way or the other. He made his acting debut as a child artist in 1983 film Betaab.
|Real Name||Sonu Nigam|
|Famous Role||As a Playback Singer In Kal Ho Naa Ho|
|Height (In Cm)||170|
|Figure Measurement||Not known|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||1973-7-30|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|College||University Of Delhi, New Delhi|