Sonu Nigam, one the most highly acclaimed singer of our generation! From playback singing, to solo albums, to concerts, to acting debut, this multitalented power house has done it all! Today he turns a year older, here wishing a melodious and rhyming “Happy Birthday”!
Sonu Nigam began his singing career at the age of three, when he joined his father on stage to sing Mohammad Rafi’s “Kya Hua Tera Wada”. In his teenage years, he participated in several music competitions successfully. He moved to Mumbai with his father to begin his Bollywood singing career at the age of 18.
He got his big break as a playback singer in Gulshan Kumar’s movie, “Aaja Meri Jaan”. He then sang the song, “Accha Sila Diya”, for the album, “Bewafa Sanam” (1995), which gave him the recognition as an established playback singer.
Sonu started hosting “Sa Re Ga Ma,” a television singing talent competition, which soon became one of the most popular shows on Indian television.
And who can forget his ever green “Border” movie song “Sandese Aate Hain”, which made me legend!
Sonu has become a major force in the Indian music industry. He has provided playback singing for a large number of Hindi movies and won many awards.
He is recognised for his versatile voice as well as excellent emotion range and bilingual singing talent, which includes Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, English, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Nepali and Marathi.
Sonu’s acting career includes movies like Betaab, Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani, Kash Aap Hamare Hote, Flora Saini and Sweta Keswani.
Sonu is married to Madhurima. They have a son, Nevaan, born on July 25, 2007.
He is very much into fitness and yoga exercises, and has even trained in taekwondo.