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About Sonu Nigam


Sonu Nigam is an Indian Playback Singer, Actor, Composer. He was born in ( 30 July 1973 ) Faridabad, Haryana, India. He is the son of famous singer Agam Kumar Nigam. Nigam has mainly singing in Kannada and Hindi Languages, he also sung in other many languages such as Oriya, Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu, and Nepali movies. He also worked as actor in few movies. His genres are Pop Rock Singing, Classical, Semi-classical, Ghazals, Playback Singer.

Early Life

Sonu Nigam was born at Faridabad in a Kayastha Family in 1973. Sonu has started his career at the age of 4 when he join his father on stage first time for Mohammed Rafi song "Kya Hua Tera Vaada". After that he joined his father and sing with him in parties and weddings. After some times he moved with his father to Mumbai and then in age of 19 he started his career in Bollywood at the age of 19. He was trained by Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan who is a classical singer, he trained Nigam in Classical Music.

Sonu married Madhurima, who is from a Bengali family, on 15 February 2002. They have a son, Nevaan, born in 2007.


Nigam has faced many problem in starting up his career, when he come to Mumbai. He began singing cover songs of Mohammed Rafi song, mainly for a number of "Rafi Ki Yaadein" albums released by T-Series. Gulshan Kumar gave him chance to sing in between a large audience, in these years Nigam singing style is regard as "Rafi Clone". Nigam first song was from a Janam movie in 1990 but that movie was never released officially. After that he started working as radio Commercials and hosting show, Nigam has hosted The Popular show Sa Re Ga Ma first season in 1995 airs on 1 May.

Soon After some he sang Achha Sila Diya in 1995 for Bewafa Sanam was popular song by him. His first major success with Anu Malik composed song Sandese Aate Hai in 1997. After "Yeh Dil Deewana" for Pardes movie his image was totally changed from Rafi clone his own unique singing style. Sonu's Album "Deewana", with music directed by Sajid-Wajid, was released by T-Series in 1999, revealing his talent for singing romantic songs and it remains one of India's most successful albums. Since then, he has created a unique style of his own and has become a role model for emerging vocal talent in India.

With a career spanning over two decades, Nigam has recorded his voice for almost all top-rated music directors of India including A. R. Rahman, Ilayaraja, Anu Malik, Pritam, Jatin-Lalit, Nadeem Shravan, Mano Murthy, Vishal Shekar, Sanjeev Darshan, Aadesh Shrivastav, Anand Milind, Sajid-Wajid, V. Harikrishna, G. V. Prakash Kumar,Mani Sharma among others.

Nigam appeared as the judge for Indian Idol in seasons 1 (October 2004 – March 2005) and 2 (November 2005 – April 2006). He was a celebrity judge in seasons 3 (17 August 2007) and 4 (16 January 2009 and 6 February 2009). He appeared as a celebrity judge on Amul STAR Voice of India in August 2007 (Season 1) and in December 2008 (Season 2) and on the grand finale of music reality show Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star on 12 July 2008. Nigam was a judge/mentor on Chhote Ustaad - Do Deshon Ki Ek Awaaz (July – October, 2010) with Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

In 2006, Nigam hosted Life Ki Dhun with Sonu Nigaam on Radiocity 91.1 FM, where he had the opportunity to interview musicians, including Lata Mangeshkar in the episode aired last.

Acting Career

Nigam has also worked in movies, he is also worked as child artist in film Betaab in 1983. As an actor he worked many such as Jaani Dhusman, Kash Aap Hamare Hote, and Love in Nepal but he was not so success full in acting. So he has not returned as actor.


  • Crazy Dil - MTV Unplugged 3
  • Heer - Singh Saab The Great
  • Jab Mehndi Lag Lag Jaave - Singh Saab The Great
  • Daaru Band Kal Se - Singh Saab The Great
  • Singh Saab The Great - Title Song
  • God, Allah aur Bhagwan - Krrish 3
  • Pitah Se Hai Tera Naam - Boss
  • Taakeedein - Warning 3D
  • Tu Hai - Besharam
  • Suit tera lal rang da - Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
  • Aao Na - I Love NY
  • Early Morning - Chashme Baddoor
  • Jo Vayuputra Ho - A Song for Amish Tripathi's Book
  • Har ek friend Kamina Hota hai - Chashme Baddoor
  • Baadalon ki hai Saazish - Bloody Isshq
  • Baanalli Badalaago - Kannada Song
  • Ranjha Jogi - Zila Ghaziabad
  • Thoomanjin from 8:20 - Malayalam Song


  • Pyaara Dushman
  • Kaamchor
  • Ustaadi Ustaad Se
  • Betaab
  • Hum Se Hai Zamana
  • Taqdeer
  • Krishna Krishna
  • Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
  • Kash Aap Hamare Hote
  • Love in Nepal
  • Navra Maajha Navsacha


  • National Film Awards
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Filmfare Awards South
  • Screen Awards
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards
  • Zee Cine Awards
  • Mtv Immies
  • The Bangalore Times Film Awards
  • Mtv Style Awards
  • Anandalok Awards
  • Annual Central European Bollwood Awards
  • Loins Gold Award
  • Indian Television Academy Award etc..



  • Assamese Singers

  • Hindi Singers

  • Sufi Singers


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