Mohammad Rafi's son is a singer

Sonu nigam (also Sonu Niigam; Hindi सोनू निगम IASTSonu Nigam; * July 30, 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana) is an Indian musician and singer. He has already released several of his own indie pop albums and also starred in several films.

Career

The early years

Sonu Nigam began his singing career at the age of three when he saw his father on stage in the Mohammed Rafi song Kya Hua Tera Wada supported. Since then he has accompanied his father to appearances at weddings and parties. During his youth he successfully participated in various music competitions. At the age of 18 he moved to Mumbai with his father to start his career as a Bollywood singer.

Sonu took singing lessons from Maha Kanjar Naveed from Fazalabad (Pirwadhai). His first years in Mumbai were an uphill battle - he started singing songs by Mohammed Rafi, mostly for the album series Rafi Ki Yaadein. These albums have contributed to his image as a "Rafi clone". His first movie song as a playback singer was from the movie Janum (1990)which was never published. His breakthrough as a playback singer came with the Gulshan Kumar film Aaja Meri Jaan. He then sang for the album Bewafa Sanam (1995) the song, Acchala Diyawhich finally earned him recognition as an established playback singer.

Sonu started Sa Re Ga Ma to host a television talent show for singers and its Indian counterpart too Germany seeks the superstarwhich very soon became one of the most popular shows on Indian television. The first episode of Sa Re Ga Ma aired on May 1, 1995. After that he kept getting new orders for playback songs. Sonu achieved great fame with the song Sandese Aate Grove from the movie Border (1997). Anu Malik was the film's musical director at the time. Sonus image as "Rafi clone" changed with the song Yeh Dil Deewana from the movie Pardes (1997). With this he invented his own unique style and became a role model for young, aspiring singers in India.

Over the years, Sonu has become the driving force behind the Indian music industry. He volunteered as a playback singer for a very large number of Hindi films and received many awards. Live without thinking about tomorrow (Kal Ho Naa Ho) is still one of his most famous and popular movie songs today. He is known for his versatile voice and also for the wide range of emotions that he can express with his voice. Sonu sings with very clear pronunciation and in many Indian languages, in addition to Hindi also in Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and also in English.

Pop albums and concerts

Sonu has released a number of pop albums, which include Mausam, Sapnay Ki Baat, Kismat, Deewana, Jaan, Yaad, Chanda Ki Doli, and Colors of Love. He also has an album called Pyar published in Punjabi. In September 2007 he brought a collection of six CDs with the 100 best Mohammad Rafi songs Kal Aaj Aur Kal Rafi on the market. On top of that comes Classically mild, currently the best album and a single titled Punjabi track Punjabi Please. The studio album was released in 2009 Time Travel and in 2010 another album came out Neene Bari Neene on the market. In April 2011, the first English-language single was released Let's go for glory[1] released. The single was released in June This Is It[2] in collaboration with Jermaine Jackson and in July the remix single by Britney Spears I wanna go[3].

Over the years he has given concerts in many countries including America, Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Russia, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bangkok, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Caribbean (West Indies), Mauritius, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. In May / June 2007 he took part in a show called in North America with many other Indian stars The Incredibles in which the well-known Asha Bhosle and the new singing stars Kunal Ganjawala and Kailash Kher also performed. In September and October of the same year he also gave solo concerts "Simply Sonu" in Canada and Germany. In April 2008 he performed a concert marathon in various cities in India, with which he made his single Punjabi Please promoted.

In October 2007, Sonu came to the inauguration of Harvard University's 28th President, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust had the honor of singing Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajan (a prayer-like song) "Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye" at the celebration with Harvard College Sangeet (vocal students). The Harvard Board then thanked his newborn son Nevaan with an open letter and a gift.[4][5]

In July 2008 he toured three cities in England (Birmingham, Manchester, London) with the famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to present a number of the most famous Mohammad Rafi hits. The tour followed the release of the latest album by Sonu, CBSO and the music publisher called SaReGaMa Rafi Resurrected.

In addition to many concerts in Indian, Asian and Arab countries, Sonu Nigam toured with Sunidhi Chauhan on the US tour "The Explosion 2009" in 2009 and in the UK with "All Izz Well" in November 2010.

TV, radio and acting career

Next Sa Re Ga Ma Sonu Niigaam also hosted the television show Kisme Kitna Hai Dum and was a member of the jury Indian idol (broadcast by Sony Entertainment Television) Seasons one and two and recently star judge for the third season. He also served as a star juror Amul Star Voice of India in August 2007. In October 2007, Sonu returned to Sa Re Ga Ma back where he and Suresh Wadkar on the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International acted as the main jury. In 2009 he took over the last episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge the role of star juror. In 2010 he co-directed the show with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Chhote Ustaad as a juror and in 2011 he is currently also a juror for the Indian edition of X factor in front of the camera.

In 2006 Sonu hosted his own radio show Life Ki Dhun with Sonu Niigaam on Radiocity 91 FM, where he took the opportunity to interview some of the greats in the music industry, including the legendary Lata Mangeshkar.[6]

Sonu's acting career began as a child in a number of films, including Betaab (1983). As an adult, Sonu starred in other films such as Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani along with Sunny Deol, Manisha Koirala and Akshay Kumar and others with; in Kash Aap Hamare Hote he took on the leading role for the first time with Juhi Babbar, daughter of actor Raj Babbar; and most recently he also starred in the film Love in Nepal together with Flora Saini and Sweta Keswani. Unfortunately, all three films did not go down well with the audience, even though the reviews of the last film were very good. since Love in Nepal Sonu hasn't made a new film, but there are currently some scripts to choose from and according to statements, he should be in a film called Anhkhon Ankhon Main play a blind singer soon. He was recently confirmed to have starred in the remake of Chashme Baddoor.

Personal

Sonu Nigam's parents are also singers, his father released two successful albums in 2005 and 2007, Bewafaai and Phir Bewafaai.

He has two sisters, Meenal and Neekita, the latter is also a singer. She recorded some playback songs, including Sachha Pyaar from the movie Marigold with Salman Khan and appeared in some of her brother's stage shows.

Sonu Nigam married his longtime girlfriend Madhurima on February 15, 2002. They both have a son, Nevaan, who was born on July 25, 2007. He describes himself as more spiritual than religious.

He is also active in various charities in India and abroad, such as foundations, cancer aid organizations, organizations dealing with leprosy, aid organizations for the blind, women’s protection organizations and aid organizations for war and earthquake victims. He has taken on the sponsorship of a child from the Crayon organization.

Awards

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  • 2011, Gitanjali WoW Award as 'Live Personality (Music)'[7]
  • 2010, Big Star Entertainment Award for Singer of the Decade,[8]
  • 2010, Amar Rishtey Award for Zee Icon - TVS Sa Re Ga Ma,[9]
  • 2010, GIMA Award (Global Indian Music Academy) for the most popular song 'All Izz Well' from the film '3 Idiots'
  • 2010, GIMA Award (Global Indian Music Academy) for best male live performer,[10]
  • 2009, Indian Television Academy Award, Best Male Singer for 'Dil Mill Gaye' title track
  • 2009, Filmfare Awards South, Kannada, Best Playback Singer for the song 'Yenagali' from the movie 'Mussanje Maathu'[11]
  • 2008, Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, Best Playback Singer for the song 'In Lamhon Ke Daaman Me', from the movie 'Jodha Akbar'
  • 2008, Lions Gold Award, Best Playback Singer, for the song 'In lamhon ke Daaman me' from the movie 'Jodha Akbar'
  • 2008, Filmfare Awards South, Best Playback Singer, for the song "Ninindale", from the Kannada film Milana[12]
  • 2007, Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, Best Playback Singer, for the song "My Agar Kahoon" from the movie Om Shanti Om[13]
  • 2006, Star Screen Award, Best Playback Singer, for the song "Dheere Jalna" from the film The beauty and the spirit (Paheli)[14]
  • 2005, Swaralaya Yesudas Award, for outstanding achievement in music[15]
  • 2005, MTV Immies - Best Pop Album, for his self-composed album called "Chanda Ki Doli".
  • 2005, Indian Television Award, Best Singer for the song "Miliee" - theme song.
  • 2005, Anadolok Award for best playback singer for the film 'Bandhan'.[16]
  • 2005, Lion Golds Award for the song "Main Hoon Na" from the film "I'm always there for you!" (Main Hoon Na)
  • 2005, Teachers' Achievement Award[17]
  • 2005, Most Stylish People In Music, MTV Style Awards.
  • 2004, MTV Immies - Best Singer, for the song "Main Hoon Na" from the movie "I'm always there for you!"Main Hoon Na)
  • 2004 National Film Award for Best Playback Singer for the song "Kal Ho Naa Ho" from the film Live without thinking about tomorrow (Kal Ho Naa Ho)[18]
  • 2004, IIFA Award (International Indian Film Academy), as best playback singer for the song "Kal Ho Naa Ho" from the film Live without thinking about tomorrow (Kal Ho Naa Ho)[19]
  • 2004, Bollywood Music Award for best playback singer for the song "Kal Ho Naa Ho" from the film Live without thinking about tomorrow (Kal Ho Naa Ho)
  • 2004, Apsara Film Producers' Guild Award for Best Playback Singer for "Kal Ho Naa Ho" from the movie Live without thinking about tomorrow (Kal Ho Naa Ho)
  • 2003, Filmfare Award, best playback singer for the song "Kal Ho Naa Ho" from the film Live without thinking about tomorrow (Kal Ho Naa Ho)[20]
  • 2003, Zee Cine Award for best playback singer, for the song "Saathiya", from the film Saathiya - longing for you
  • 2003, IIFA Award (International Indian Film Academy) for best playback singer for the song "Saathiya" from the film Saathiya - longing for you[21]
  • 2003, MTV Immies - Best Singer, for the song "Saathiya" from the movie Saathiya - longing for you.
  • 2003, Bollywood Music Award for best playback singer for the song "Saathiya" from the film Saathiya - longing for you[22]
  • 2003, Most Stylish People In Music, MTV Style Awards
  • 2002, Filmfare Award, as best singer for the song "Saathiya" from the film Saathiya - longing for you[23]
  • 2002, Zee Cine Award, for best playback singer for the song "Suraj Hua Maddham" from the film In the good like in the bad days (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)
  • 2002, IIFA Award (International Indian Film Academy), as best singer for the song "Suraj Hua Maddham" from the film In the good like in the bad days (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)[24]
  • 2002, Bollywood Music Award for best pop singer for his album Yaad
  • 2002, Bollywood Music Award for best singer for the song "Tanhayee" from the film Dil Chahta Hai
  • 2002, Star Screen Award, Best Playback Singer, for the song "Tanhayee" from the film Dil Chahta Hai[25]
  • 1998, Zee Cine Award, for best playback singer for the song "Sandese Aate Hai" from the film Border
  • 1997, Aashirwad Award as best singer for the song "Sandese Aate Hai" from the film Border
  • 1997, Sansui Viewers' Choice Award for best singer for the song "Sandese Aate Hai" from the film Border

Greatest hits

Albums

titleLabellanguageyear
Rafi Ki Yaadein Vol 10-20T-SeriesHindi1993–1995
Shradhanjali to Mohd RafiT-SeriesHindi1995
Sapne Ki BaatT-SeriesHindi1997
KismatMagnasoundHindi1998
MausamMagnasoundHindi1999
Pariyon SeHindi1999
Deewana - In the sign of loveT-SeriesHindi1999
JaanT-SeriesHindi2000
YaadT-SeriesHindi2001
Curia Mili Hai KamalKamlee RecordsPunjabi2003
Chanda Ki DoliT-SeriesHindi2005
Colors of LoveMovieBoxPunjabi / Hindi2007
PyarKamlee RecordsPunjabi2007
Classically mildSaregamaHindi2008
Maha GaneshaTimes MusicHindi2008
Kal Aaj Aur KalT-SeriesHindi2008
Punjabi Please (Single)Big FMHindi2008
Rafi ResurrectedSaregamaHindi2008
Neene Bari NeeneTimes MusicKannada2009
Time TravelSaregamaHindi2009
Yeh Naya NayaT-SeriesHindi2010
Let's Go For Glory (Single)Universal Music GroupEnglish2011
This Is It (Single)Universal Music GroupHindi / English2011
I wanna Go - Remix (Single)Sony Music EntertainmentHindi / English2011

Filmography

Nigam not only sings, but also appeared in several films himself - even as a child actor.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. UMI releases Sonu Nigam’s first international single (Memento of the original from August 5, 2011 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / news.avstv.com, AVS TV - May 26, 2011, accessed August 4, 2011.
  2. Sonu Nigam Feat Jermaine Jackson (Memento of the original from August 3, 2011 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.artistaloud.com, ArtistAloud, accessed on August 4, 2011.
  3. Britney Spears teams up with Sonu Nigam, Hindustan Times - July 13, 2011. Accessed August 4, 2011.
  4. Sonu Nigam invited to perform at Harvard University, Boston, Glamsham - October 6, 2007. Accessed August 4, 2011.
  5. Letter to Sonu Nigam from Harvard University, Bollywoodhungama - October 26, 2007. Accessed August 4, 2011.
  6. Life Ki Dhun with Sonu Niigaam (Memento of the original dated August 11, 2011 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.sify.com, accessed August 4, 2011.
  7. WOW Paradigm Awards, India Infoline - May 11, 2011. Accessed August 4, 2011.
  8. Sonu Nigam on winning BIG Star Entertainment Awards December 2010, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  9. Zee Rishtey Awards - Jashn 18 Saalon Ka Dec. 19 '10, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  10. GIMA 2010 - Winners@ 1 @ 2Template: Dead Link / gima.co.in (Page no longer available, search inWeb archives)Info: The link was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Global Indian Music Academy, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  11. Tender Minds Steal The Show, Times Of India, Bangalore - August 1, 2009, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  12. Paruthiveeran and Happy Days lead Filmfare South Awards, Televisionpoint.com - Chennai, July 14, 2008. Accessed July 31, 2011.
  13. Winner of the 5th Central European Bollywood Awards, BNA Germany.com - Munich, March 10, 2008, accessed July 31, 2011.
  14. Star Screen Awards 2006, India-Server.com, Accessed August 3, 2011.
  15. Jesudas award announced, The Hindu - November 26, 2005. Accessed August 3, 2011.
  16. Anandalok Awards (2005)@ 1 @ 2 Template: Dead Link / www.gomolo.in (Page no longer available, search inWeb archives)Info: The link was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Gomolo.in, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  17. Awards 2005 (Memento of the original from October 13, 2011 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.teachersachievementawards.com, Teacher's Achievement Awards, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  18. 51st National Film Awards-2003, Press Information Bureau Government of India, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  19. IIFA Winners 2004 (Memento of the original from August 9, 2011 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.iifa.com, International Indian Film Academy, accessed August 4, 2011.
  20. Awards 2003, Filmfare, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  21. IIFA Winners 2003 (Memento of the original dated August 23, 2011 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.iifa.com, International Indian Film Academy, accessed August 4, 2011.
  22. Bollywood Awards (Memento of the original from July 5, 2011 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bollywoodawards.com, Bollywood Awards - Past Awards, accessed August 3, 2011.
  23. Awards 2002, Filmfare, Accessed August 4, 2011.
  24. IIFA Winners 2002 (Memento of the original from March 29, 2007 in Internet Archive) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.iifa.com, International Indian Film Academy, accessed August 4, 2011.
  25. Star Screen Awards 2002, India-Server.com, Accessed August 3, 2011.