July 23, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Arijit Singh is an Indian playback singer. He sings predominantly in Hindi and Bengali but has also performed in various other Indian languages. Singh began his career when he participated in the contemporary reality show, Fame Gurukul in 2005, and was discovered by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Kumar Taurani. 

Born: 25 April 1987 (age 33 years), Jiaganj AzimganjSpouseKoel Roy (m. 2014), Ruprekha Banerjee (m. 2013–2013)AwardsMirchi Music Awards for Critics’ Choice Male Vocalist of The Year.

Years active‎: ‎2007–presentGenres‎: ‎Filmi‎; pop; ‎EDM‎; ‎Ghazal‎; ‎Indian classi…Nationality‎: ‎IndianChildren‎: ‎2

Did Arijit Singh won Indian Idol :

Though Singh couldn’t win Fame Gurukul, it gave him an excuse to stay back in Mumbai. He then entered another reality show, 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil, a musical face-off between the winners of Fame Gurukul and Indian IdolSingh not only won the battle of the titans, but also pocketed the prize money of Rs 10 lakh.

Personal life :

Hobbies and other works,

According to Arijit Singh, apart from being a singer, he is a badminton player, a writer, a movie freak and a documentary maker.He also likes cricket, football and his favorite sportsmen are Sachin TendulkarLance KlusenerSourav Ganguly, and Jonty Rhodes. He is an ardent football fan, and a self-proclaimed Manchester United fan. He has also expressed a wish to sing the anthem for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In badminton, he likes Saina Nehwal.

Discography :

Main article: List of songs recorded by Arijit Singh

Some of his popular songs include “Channa Mereya“, “Tum Hi Ho“, “Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga“, “Uska Hi Banana“, “Aayat“, “Raabta“, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil“, “Gerua“, “Janam Janam”, “Khamoshiyan”, “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, “Samjhawan“, “Sooraj Dooba Hain“, “Zaalima“, “Laal Ishq“, and “Muskurane“.

Impact and recognition :

In an interview music director and composer, Pritam said: “Arijit is a good singer, a smart musician, and an intelligent musician as well.”[176] Vishal Dadlani of the music director duo Vishal-Shekhar said Singh is a phenomenal singer. In another interview, he said “Arijit has the ability and the openness needed to make every recording a genuine collaboration. He’s also a really nice guy, with no ego. That helps” Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in an Interview with The Hindu said, “Arijit Singh is very special”.

Early career :

Singh’s musical career began when his guru Rajendra Prasad Hazari, who felt that “Indian classical music was a dying tradition”, insisted he leave his hometown and participate in the reality show Fame Gurukul (2005) at the age of 18. He was eliminated by audience polling, finishing in sixth place.

Early life :

Arijit Singh was born on 25 April 1987[1] in JiaganjMurshidabadWest Bengal to Kakkar Singh, a Lahori Sikh father[17] and a Bengali mother.[18] He began his music training at a very young age at home. His maternal aunt trained in Indian classical music, and his maternal grandmother used to sing. His maternal uncle played the tabla, and his mother also sang and played the tabla. He studied at Raja Bijay Singh High School and later at the Sripat Singh College, a University of Kalyani affiliate.

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Humanitarian work :

Singh said in an interview that he would love to serve people through his NGO named “Let There Be Light” which works for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) community. His NGO aims to include activities like blood bank camp (with proof and records and photographs of all the blood being delivered properly), distribution of clothes, books, stationery, etc. to Below Poverty Line children on a huge scale and seasonal human ground activities.

Vocals and musical style :

Arijit is often compared to singer Atif Aslam for similar voice texture and tone. Regarding this, Aslam said “If God’s kind to someone you should also respect them. Arijit has been blessed and people should respect him. I am no one to control anyone. We need to understand there’s no such thing as number one.” Music director Amaal Malik said: “…can’t compare anyone to Atif Aslam, he is a senior and has been around for years”. “Arijit is Arijit, Atif is Atif, they have their own styles and strengths”.