Sonu Nigam Biography
Sonu Nigam or Sonu Niigaam ( born July 30, 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana, India) is an exceptionally acclaimed Indian playback vocalist whose tunes have been included in various Bollywood and Kannada motion pictures. He has additionally discharged various Indi-pop collections and acted in a couple Hindi highlight movies. He as of late changed the spelling of his last name from “Nigam” to “Niigaam” as per numerology.
Early years and playback singing
Sonu Nigam started his singing profession at three years old, when he joined his dad in front of an audience to sing Mohammad Rafi’s “Kya Hua Tera Wada”. At that point on, he went with his dad on his singing assignments at weddings and gatherings. In his high school years, he took part in a few music rivalries effectively. He moved to Mumbai with his dad to start his Bollywood singing vocation at 18 years old.
His introductory years in Mumbai turned out to be a battle, and he began by singing fronts of Mohammad Rafi melodies, essentially for the “Rafi Ki Yaadein” collection arrangement. These collections added to his name for quite a while as a “Rafi clone.” His first film melody as a playback vocalist was in the motion picture, “Janum” (1990), which was never formally discharged. He got a break as a playback vocalist in Gulshan Kumar’s motion picture, “Aaja Meri Jaan”. He then sang the melody, “Accha Sila Diya”, for the collection, “Bewafa Sanam” (1995), which gave him the acknowledgment as a built up playback artist.
Sonu began facilitating “Sa Re Ga Ma,” a TV singing ability rivalry, which soon turned into a standout amongst the most famous shows on Indian TV. The primary scene of “Sa Re Ga Ma” was disclosed on May 1, 1995. Singing offers poured in from that point, however gradually at first. He rose to acclaim with the melody, “Sandese Aate Hain”, in Border (1997). Anu Malik was the music chief of this film. Sonu’s picture as a Rafi clone changed after his version of the Nadeem-Shravan made tune, “Yeh Dil Deewana” in Pardes (1997). From that point forward, he has made an extraordinary style he could call his own, and has turned into a good example for sprouting male artists in India.
Throughout the years, Sonu has turned into a noteworthy power in the Indian music industry. He has given playback singing to an expansive number of Hindi motion pictures and won numerous recompenses. His interpretation of Kal Ho Na Ho has been profoundly well known. He is perceived for his adaptable voice and additionally great feeling reach. Sonu has sung with clear articulations, in numerous dialects other than Hindi, including Bengali, Oriya, Kannada, Punjabi,Tamil, Telugu, English, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Nepali and Marathi.
His 2008 playback melodies incorporate tunes from Yuvvraaj and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, in which he sings a tune paying tribute to yesteryear Bollywood on-screen characters like Raj Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand and Rishi Kapoor. The melody is picturised on Shahrukh Khan and the music bearing is by Salim-Sulaiman.
Pop collections and shows
Sonu has discharged various pop collections, both in Hindi and in Punjabi, to his name. The extremely late expansion to this rundown is “Traditionally Mild”, best among all. He has likewise discharged a few collections of Mohammad Rafi’s melodies, and in addition reverential collections. Of late discharges, in September 2007, he discharged a 6-plate gathering of Mohammad Rafi’s 100 best tunes in the recent’s memory. The accumulation is titled “Kal, Aaj, Aur Kal”. In 2008, not long after subsequent to discharging “Traditionally Mild”, he discharged a solitary Punjabi track called “Punjabi Please”, and “Rafi Resurrected”, a 2-circle gathering of Mohammad Rafi tunes with music by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Throughout the years. Sonu has given show exhibitions in numerous nations, including United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Russia, Afghanistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bangkok, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, West Indies, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa. In May/June 2007, he partook in a ritzy show in North America called “The Incredibles” in which celebrated around the world Asha Bhonsle and late singing sensations, Kunal Ganjawala and Kailash Kher, took part. In September and October, individually, of that year, he gave a performance show titled, “Basically Sonu”, in Canada and Germany, (turning into the first Indian artist to perform in the last nation). In April 2008, he did a marathon of shows in different urban communities in India, advancing his Punjabi single “Punjabi Please”.
In November 2007, at the initiation of Harvard University’s 28th president, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, Sonu sang with the Harvard College Sangeet the late Mahatma Gandhi’s most loved bhajan, ” Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye”.
In July 2008, he took an interest in a three-city voyage through the United Kingdom, singing various acclaimed Mohammad Rafi tunes with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. This took after the arrival of these melodies by the CBSO and the Indian music organization Sa Re Ga Ma in a noteworthy collection entitled “Rafi Resurrected”.
TV, radio and acting
Other than “Sa Re Ga Ma,” Sonu Nigam has additionally facilitated the TV show Kisme Kitna Hai Dum and has been a judge on the show Indian Idol (broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television) seasons 1 and 2. Sonu has come back to Indian Idol in its third and fourth seasons as a big name judge. He was additionally a big name judge on Amul Star Voice of India in August 2007 in season 1 and in December 2008 in season 2. In October 2007, Sonu returned to the arrangements of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in an authentic snippet of sorts, this time as a judge (alongside Suresh Wadkar) on the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs International.
In 2006, Sonu likewise facilitated his own particular radio show called ‘Life Ki Dhun With Sonu Niigaam’ on Radiocity 91 FM, where he had the chance to meet a few music industry greats, including the unbelievable Lata Mangeshkar.
Sonu’s acting profession began as a kid craftsman in various movies including 1983s Betaab. As a grown-up, Sonu has acted in a couple of more movies in particular Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani close by Sunny Deol, Manisha Koirala and Akshay Kumar and in addition different on-screen characters; Kash Aap Hamare Hote where he plays the lead inverse Juhi Babbar, girl of Raj Babbar; and in conclusion Love in Nepal with ‘Verdure Saini’ and ‘Sweta Keswani’, where he plays the lead once more. Then again it is to be said that each of the three movies have not done well in the cinema world. despite the fact that his acting was vastly improved refreshing in his last wander. He has not taken up acting since his last wander Love in Nepal, however has as of late been said to be included in another film as a lead performing artist. The film, called ‘Ankhon Mein’ is as far as anyone knows around a visually impaired vocalist.
His future ventures incorporate an English collection called “Soul Unfolding”. He may be acting in another film called Ankhon Hi Ankhon Mein, around a visually impaired vocalist, despite the fact that he has not authoritatively marked it yet. He is likewise doing playback singing for various up and coming movies, including Chandan Arora’s Striker, Yaariyan, Run Mein Fun and Three Idiots featuring Aamir Khan, with Shantanu Moitra as music director.He is additionally singing for the film Blue with worldwide craftsman Kylie Minogue with Oscar victor A.R.Rahman as music chief.
In a late meeting, he affirmed that he is taking a shot at another Kannada collection. He has dispatched another Ganesh collection in August, and is considering a task on Manna Dey. He additionally uncovered that there are arrangements for the Rafi Resurrected shows to happen in whatever remains of Europe, the United States and India soon.
Individual life And Voluntary Work
Sonu was destined to Mr Agam Kumar Nigam and Mrs Shobha Nigam on July 30, 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana, India. He went to the J.D. Tytler School. He has two sisters, Meenal and Neekita. Sonu is near his guardians. Both his dad and mom are great vocalists, and in 2005 and 2007 his dad discharged two exceedingly mainstream collections, “Bewafaai” and “Phir Bewafaai”, separately. Neekita is likewise a vocalist. She has sung a couple playback tunes and showed up on a couple stage shows with Sonu. Sonu wedded Madhurima on 15 February 2002. They have a child, Nevaan, conceived on July 25, 2007.
He is all that much into wellness and yoga works out, and has even prepared in taekwondo. He claims to be otherworldly as opposed to religious. He used to be sharp at his studies in his more youthful age and appreciates perusing. He likewise appreciates mimicry and normally impersonates different vocalists in Bollywood.
Sonu has done different philanthropy work all over India and in addition abroad for Dignity Foundation, Cancer associations, Leprosy associations, Blindness associations, Womens welfare associations, Kargil war influenced families, Earthquake influenced families. He likewise supports a kid from the association ”