Sonu Nigam is a renowned Indian playback singer. He was born in Faridabad, Haryana on 30th July, 1973 to Agam Kumar and Shobha Kumar Nigam. Sonu Nigam is a very popular name in the Indian music industry. He started singing at the age of four with his father. He got the training in Hindustan Classical Music by Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. Sonu Nigam has excelled in many genres like Classical Singing, Semi-Classical Singing, Ghazal Singing as well as Playback Singing. He also sings in many languages like kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Maithli, Hindi and many more. He debuted in the year 1992 with the song “O Aasman Wale” from the movie “Aaja Meri Jaan “. But he got success with the songs like “Accha Sila Diya” and “Sandese Aate Hai” from the movie “Border” in the year 1995. Since then there is no looking back for him and he has been riding high every day.
Here, let’s have a look on top 10 all time hits of Sonu Nigam:
10. Ye Dil Deewana:
A soulful romantic ye sad song from the movie Pardes (1997) became an instant hit with the youth as it was shot on the wide open roads and has beautifully shown a man in the flush of love.
9. Sandese Aate Hai:
A very heart touching song from the movie “Border”. This song depicted the pain of soldiers which they feel while being far away from their loved ones. It almost became an anthem for the entire country. It showed their struggle with loneliness, along with the heart warming lyrics of Jawed Akhtar, Sonu Nigam did full justice to the song and earn accolades for the same.
8. Panchhi Nadiyaan:
This song can be termed as poignant reminder of the period of partition. Sonu’s voice proved to be the perfect for such a tearful and moving song. It was from the movie Rufugee (2000).
If you have ever been heartbroken then this could be your song to listen from the movie Dil Chahta hai (2001). The singer has brought out the pain of separation and longing for one’s love so beautifully with his voice.
6. Suraj Hua Maddham:
Song from the movie KABHI Khushi kabhi gham (2001). The picturization of this song was outstanding and so was the lyrics and melody of this song. His voice complemented the song and made it exquisite. It’s been 16 years but still everyone loves this song especially the lovers.
The title track of the movie Saathiya (2002) was also sung by Sonu Nigam. It was a very romantic number. AR Rahman’s music and Sonu Nigam’s voice made this song as one of the most romantic song ever. It was borrowed from the Original movie made in Tamil language. It continues to be a hot favourite no. even after 15 years since its release. He has won the Filmfare Best Playback Singer- Male Award for this song in 2003.
4. Kal Ho Na Ho:
From the movie Kal Ho Na Ho (2003). This title song was the soul of the movie. Picturised on Shah Rukh Khan and sung by Sonu Nigam, this song spelled Magic all over. Along with many awards, this song won the most prestigious award in India- the National Award for Best Playback Singer to Sonu Nigam. It has been the most rewarding and successful song for him.
3. Do pal:
A fabulous song from the movie Veer- Zara (2004). He again sang for Shah Rukh Khan and this song also became super hit among the audience of only India but Pakistan and overseas. The movie was a great hit in India along with Pakistan, UK, Germany, France and many more countries. He has been nominated as the Best Playback Singer- Male for the Song Do Pal in the Filmfare Award for the year 2005.
2. Zoobi Doobi:
A fun filled and happy song from the movie 3 Idiots (2009) became an instant hit with the kids along with the older generation. The song showed the fun and humorous side of the very famous Sonu Nigam who was earlier known for his soulful, sad and romantic songs.
1. Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin:
This is our favourite song from the hundreds of hits of Sonu Nigam. It is from the movie Agneepath (2012). This soulful number has won every hearts of this country. The song talked about the emotions, Hope and love in such a manner that it gives Goosebumps every time one listens to this song. Sonu Nigam has done such justice to this song which no one could have done. He always sings this song in all of his live concerts. Watch him sing this song live and that will be the best experience one can ever ask for.
Upcoming Songs and events of Sonu Nigan 2017 :
• Sonu Nigam has recorded a Song called Cricket Waali Beat along with Sachin Tendulkar for his upcoming film. This is very exciting news for the fans of Sachin Tendulkar as well as Sonu Nigam as two geniuses in their individual fields have collaborated.
• Sonu Nigam has also recorded songs for the TV show Nagarjun- Ek Yoddha.
• Sonu Nigam was recently seen on the Singing reality show Indion Idol as one of the Judges.
Above mentioned events have been in the news till APRIL 2017. For the rest of the updates on his songs and events you all will be updated soon.
This article was based on a very famous Indian singer Sonu Nigam. From the above article, it is clearly evident that he has been one of the most loving artists of India in all over the world. He is a multi talented personality who sings in many languages including Nepali. He has also composed music for many films like Jal, Sooper Se Ooper, Singh Saab The Great, Dil 2 etc. Along with singing and composing, he has also acted in many movies and also plays few instruments like Piano and Vocals. The above mentioned songs were only few of the most popular songs of Sonu Nigam. He has sung Hundreds of songs in many languages which have won lots of accolades and awards. He has given so much to the Indian Music Industry that it becomes very difficult to define him and his contribution in limited words. He has been and will always be an inspiration for the younger generation.