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Sonu Nigam

By B4U Source | July 30, 2008 | 10:00 IST  
Happy Birthday to Sonu Nigam

Sonu Niigaam was born on 30th July 1973 to Agam Kumar Nigam and Shobha Nigam in Faridabad, Haryana. Sonu performed on stage for the very first time at the age of three and a half when he joined his father on stage to sing Late Mohammed Rafi’s popular song “Kya Hua Tera Vaada” of Hum Kisise Kam Nahin. Thereon, he accompanied his father for his various singing assignments. He spent his childhood in Delhi and did his schooling at J.D.Tyler School, Delhi and his graduation from Delhi University.

Sonu Nigam

He always gave due importance to academics and was a topper at school. He worked as a child artist for several movies like Pyaara Dushman, Kaamchor, Ustaadi Ustad Ke, Hum se hai Zamaana, Taqdeer and Betaab between 1980 and 1983. In his teenage years, he participated in several music competitions and won them all. During one of these competitions he was judged by the renowned music director of Bollywood, Anu Malik who pronounced him the winner and also gave a word of encouragement to work towards being a playback singer in Bollywood. He moved to Mumbai with his father on 23rd September 1991 to begin his singing career. His initial years in Mumbai proved to be a struggle, and he started by singing covers of Mohammad Rafi songs, mainly for the "Rafi Ki Yaadein" album series. These albums contributed to his label for some time as a "Rafi clone." His first movie song as a playback singer was in the movie, "Janum" (1990), which was never officially released. He got a break as a playback singer in Gulshan Kumar's movie, " Aaja Meri Jaan"(1993). He then sang the song, "Accha Sila Diya", for the album, "Bewafa Sanam" (1995), which went on to become a hit and gave him the recognition as an established playback singer. Today he is considered as a topmost playback singer in the industry.

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