Sonu Nigam is one of the most popular singers of Bollywood. He is a teen idol who has inspired thousands of young singers across the country. This talented singer was born in Faridabad district of Haryana on July 30th, 1973. He did his schooling from J.D. Tytler School in Delhi. Thereafter he moved to Bombay to pursue his dream of making a career in music. Given here is a short biography of Sonu Nigam.
Sonu Nigam's father Agam Kumar is a renowned singer who performed on
many stage shows in his prime. Sonu Nigam used to accompany his father
to his shows and once gave a moving performance at the tender age of
three. He sang the superhit song of Mohammed Rafi "Kya Hua Tera
Wada" of the movie "Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi". It was
appreciated by all and Sonu Nigam tasted fame. He was encouraged to hone
his singing though many claimed he was just a Rafi clone.
He got his first break to sing for the movie Janum in the year 1990.
Though the film flopped, he got noticed by the famous Gulshan Kumar. He
offered Sonu to sing in the film Bewafa Sanam. The song "Accha Sila
Diya" became that year's biggest hit. He shot to fame and was
noticed by one and all. Sonu Nigam was poured with offers thereafter and
got another great opportunity to make his mark in the form of television
host for the musical talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.
In the year 1997, he got his biggest hit with the film "Border".
His song "Sandese Aate Hain" was touted as the biggest hit of
that year and he won the Zee Cine award for the song. He proved critics
wrong who said he was a Rafi clone with the song "Yeh Dil"
from the film "Pardes". With more and more offers pouring in
and films like Taal, Pukar and Saathiya, he carved a niche for himself.
Sonu Nigam has also released many pop albums namely Deewana, Jaan, Yaad,
Mausam and Chanda Ki Doli, which have become major hits. He also tried
his hand at acting and has done films like Jaani Dushman, Love in Nepal
and Kash Aap Hamare Hote.
Sonu Nigam has recently started his own radio show on Radio City 91 FM
which is known as Life Ki Dhun. He has interviewed many eminent
personalities of the film industry. One can also tune into this show on
the Internet. His recent soundtracks of the movies Kal Ho Na Ho and
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna are chart toppers and have made him a favorite
among the younger generation. He plans to release a semi-classical album
and an English album in the near future. Sonu Nigam has truly made an
indelible mark in the industry and continues to add the melody in life
with his flawless voice.