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Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam is a popular Indian playback singer who has won many awards and honors for his excellent singing skills. His songs like Kanhi Alvida Na Kehna, Kal Ho Naa Ho and others have become superhits in India and he has gained international stature also. Know some interesting facts about Sonu nigam.
Sonu Nigam Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Date of Birth:  30 July, 1973
Birth Place:  Faridabad, Haryana
Nick Name: Golden boy of indipop
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Married

Family Background
Father's Name: Mr Agam Kumar Nigam
Mother's Name: Mrs Shobha Nigam
Sister (s): Meenal and Neekita
Wife : Madhurima
Son : Nevaan

Interesting Facts About Sonu Nigam
  • Sonu Nigam is a trained taekwondo fighter.
  • Sonu Nigam loves mimicry and and he commonly mimics other singers in Bollywood.
  • Sonu Nigam sponsors a child from the organization "Crayon".
  • Sonu debuted on stage at the age of three by singing the popular song 'Kya Hua Tera Vaada'.
Most Famous Songs
  • Sandese Aate hain (Border)
  • Kal ho naa ho (Kal ho naa ho)
  • Mera Rang De Basanti Chola (The Legend of Bhagat Singh)
  • Khamoshiyaan Gungunaane lagi (One two ka Four)
  • Sarfaroshi ki tamanna (The Legend of Bhagat Singh)
  • Yeh Dil (Pardes)
Glimpse of Sonu Nigam's Life
Sonu Nigam is amongst the most popular singers of Bollywood. Known for his versatility and frequently changing style statements, Sonu Nigam is a teen icon. He did his schooling from J.D. Tytler School in Delhi. Then he moved to Bombay to realize his dream of making a successfulcareer in music. Today, this melody maestro from Delhi is ruling the hearts of people across the world.

Born to a renowned singer Agam Kumar, who performed on many stage shows in his regime, Sonu Nigam used to accompany his father on 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". This performance was his first encounter with fame. It was appreciated by all and Sonu Nigam was encouraged to hone his singing.

Bollywood Career
Sonu Nigam started his bollywood career with his first break to sing for the movie Janum in the year 1990. His impressive singing was noticed by the famous Gulshan Kumar and he offered Sonu to sing in the film Bewafa Sanam. This was the turning point of his life and his song "Accha Sila Diya" became that year's biggest hit. After this, Sonu Nigam was poured with offers 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.

The year 1997, marked the beginning of a new era of Sonu Nigam with his biggest hit in the film "Border". His song "Sandese Aate Hain" was emarked as the biggest hit of that year and got him mamy awards. With more and more offers pouring in and films like Taal, Pukar and Saathiya, he carved a genre for himself. He also released many pop albums namely Deewana, Jaan, Yaad, Mausam and Chanda Ki Doli, which became major hits. Sonu Nigam tried his luck in acting with films like Jaani Dushman, Love in Nepal and Kash Aap Hamare Hote.

Recently, he started his own radio show on Radio City 91 FM which is known as Life Ki Dhun. In the show, he interviews many eminent personalities of the film industry. His soundtracks of the movies Kal Ho Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna are chart toppers and have made him the first choice of Youngistaan. 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.

Awards and Honors
  • 2009 - Indian Television Academy Award, Best Male Singer for Dill Mill Gayye
  • 2009 - Filmfare Awards South, Best Singer (Male) for the song Enaagali Mundhe Saagu Nee, from the Kannada movie Mussanjemaatu
  • 2008 - Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, Best Male Singer for In Lamhon ke Daaman Mein, from the film Jodha Akbar
  • 2008 - 15th Lion Gold Awards 2008, Best Male Singer for the song In Lamhon ke Daaman Mein from the film Jodha Akbar
  • 2008 - Indian Television Academy Award, Best Male Singer for Amber Dhara.
  • 2008 - Filmfare Awards South, Best Singer (Male) for the song Ninnindale Ninnindale, from the Kannada movie Milana
  • 2008 - GPBA (German Public Bollywood Award), Best Singer (Male) for Mein Agar Kahoon, Om Shanti Om
  • 2007 - Indian Television Academy Award, Best Male Singer for Dill Mill Gayye.
  • 2007 - Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, Best Male Playback Singer for Mein Agar Kahoon, Om Shanti Om
  • 2007 - Bollywood Music Awards, Best Male Playback Singer for Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Title Track.
  • 2006 - Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, Best Male Singer for Sau Dard Hai, from the film Jaaneman
  • 2006 - Star Screen Award Best Male Playback, for the song "Dheere Jalna", from the film "Paheli"
  • 2005 - Swaralaya Yesudas Award, for his outstanding performance in Music.
  • 2005 - MTV Immies - Best Pop Album, for his self-composed album titled "Chanda Ki Doli".
  • 2005 - Indian Television Award Best Singer for Miliee Title Track.
  • 2005 - Anadolok Award for "Chanda Ki Doli" album.
  • 2005 - Lion Gold's Award for the song Main Hoon Na from the film "Main Hoon Na"
  • 2005 - Teachers' Achievement Award
  • 2005 - Most Stylish People In Music, MTV Style Awards.
  • 2004 - MTV Immies - Best Male Singer, for the song "Main Hoon Na", from the film "Main Hoon Na".
  • 2004 - National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer, for the song "Kal Ho Naa Ho", from the film Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2004 - IIFA Best Male Playback Award, for the song "Kal Ho Naa Ho", from the film Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2004 - Bollywood Music Award for Best Male Playback Singer for "Kal Ho Na Ho" from the film Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • 2004 - Apsara Film Producers' Guild Award for Best Male Playback Singer for "Kal Ho Na Ho" from the film Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2003 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award, for the song "Kal Ho Naa Ho", from the film Kal Ho Naa Ho".
  • 2003 - Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male, for the song "Saathiya", from the film "Saathiya".
  • 2003 - IIFA Best Male Playback Award, for the song "Saathiya", from the film "Saathiya".
  • 2003 - MTV Immies - Best Male Singer, for the song "Saathiya" from the film "Saathiya".
  • 2003 - Bollywood Music Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Saathiya" from the film "Saathiya".
  • 2003 - Most Stylish People In Music, MTV Style Awards.
  • 2002 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award, for the song "Saathiya", from the film Saathiya.
  • 2002 - Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male, for the song "Suraj Hua Maddham", from the film "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham".
  • 2002 - IIFA Best Male Playback Award, for the song "Suraj Hua Maddham", from the film "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham".
  • 2002 - Bollywood Music Award for Best Pop Singer for the album "Yaad".
  • 2002 - Bollywood Music Award for Best Male Singer for the song "Tanhayee" from the film "Dil Chahta Hai".
  • 2001 - Star Screen Award Best Male Playback, for the song "Tanhayee", from the film "Dil Chahta Hai".
  • 1998 - Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male, for the song "Sandese Aate Hai", from the film "Border.
  • 1998 - Star Screen Award for Best Male Pop Artist.
  • 1997 - Aashirwad Award for Best Male Singer for the song "Sandese Aate Hai", from the film "Border".
  • 1997 - Sansui Viewers' Choice Award for Best Male Singer for the song "Sandese Aate Hai", from the film "Border".
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