Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sonu Nigam

Birthday 30 July 1973  , Faridabad, Haryana
Height 5′1″
Nickname Golden boy of indipop

Sonu Nigam Biography/Profile

Sonu Nigam started his singing career at the age of three by singing the legendary Mohammad Rafi’s songs and later on made his debut in the Bollywood singing world at the age of 19. His initial music video albums Deewana and Jaan were instant hits. Sonu was initially looked upon as a Rafi clone and it took some time for him to come out of that image and develop a unique style of his own.

He has sung in many different Indian languages such as Kannada, Oriya, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Malayalam, Marathi, Telegu and Nepali. He is equally popular singing regional songs in at least 12 different languages. He had moved to Bollywood at a young age of 19 to start his career as a playback singer. He had struggled a lot during his initial years. He had also worked on radio commercials and hosted a popular TV show in 1995 in the Zee Channel and made it one of the most popular TV shows. His career also had a facelift from this television appearence. Sonu has even hosted radio shows and acted in several Hindi films, which unfortunately did not see much success.

Later on, Sonu has hosted in a TV show for the Star Plus channel as well. He also appeared as a judge in at least three different most popular reality singing shows. Sonu has had a short acting career as well. He had acted in one of old Hindi movies as a child. Then he had acted in several Hindi movies after he grew up but unfortunately none of these movies had success in the box office. Sonu Nigam has also lent his voice for certain roles in Hindi for Hollywood movies. He was born in a Kayastha family and has two sisters. His father is also an accomplished singer. Her wife hails from a Bengali family. They have a son who has also started singing at a very early age and even recorded a song with the ace singer Lata Mangeshkar. Over the years, he has performed in innumerable countries all over the world.

Popular/Hit songs of Sonu Nigam

Chiggy Wiggy and Rehnuma, Blue
Chale Aao and Pagal Hoon Main, Chanda Ki Doli
Zoobi Doobi, Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe and Aal Izz Well, 3 Idiots
Shukran Allah, Kurbaan
Kal Ho Naa Ho and Mahi Ve, Kal Ho Naa Ho
Taali and Meherbaniyan, Veer

Popular/Hit movies of Sonu Nigam

Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
Love in Nepal
Kash Aap Hamare Hote

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