SONU NIGAM – BEST VOCALIST

August 24, 2020 By RJ

Sonu Nigam born on 30 July 1973 is an Indian singer and composer. He sings predominantly in Hindi and Kannada language films but has also sung in English, Bengali, Gujrati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Nepali, Maithili, Malayalam, and other Indian Languages. Nigam has also released numbers of Indian pop albums and acted in a number of Hindi films.

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Early life of Sonu Nigam

Sonu was born to Agam Kumar and Shobha Nigam in Faridabad town of Haryana. He has two sisters, Meenal and Nikita. He did his schooling from J. D. Tytler School in Delhi and pursued his graduation from Delhi University. He moved to Mumbai in 1990 aspiring to be a playback singer. Sonu Nigam married Madhurima Banerjee on February 15, 2002. They have a son, Neevan, born on July 27, 2007.

Facts about Sonu Nigam

  • Sonu Nigam is a legendary Indian playback singer who is commonly recognized as Elvis Presley of India.
  • He was only 3 years old when he gave his first on-stage performance on the famous song titled Kya Hua Tera Vaada.
  • Sonu was primarily trained by classical vocalist Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.
  • Sonu Nigam was only 10 years old when he made his first acting debut by depicting the role of young Shatrughan Sinha in the movie titled Taqdeer.
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  • Owing to his parallel way of singing to Mohammed Rafi, he was formerly named as Rafi clone.
  • Sonu Nigam would have been an astronaut or scientist if not a singer.
  • His debut movie was Love in Nepal in the year 2004.
  • 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.
  • Sonu debuted on stage at the age of three by singing the popular song ‘Kya Hua Tera Vaada’.
  • 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.

Awards won by Sonu Nigam

Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, India :

2010Winner
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Kurbaan (2009)
2009Winner
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
For the song ” In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein”
2008Winner
Popular Award
Best Singer (Male)
Om Shanti Om (2007)
Song: “Main Agar Kahoon”
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Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards :

2004Winner
Apsara Award
Best Playback Singer (Male) – Movie
Kal ho naa ho (2003)
For the song “Kal Ho Naa Ho”

Awards of the International Indian Film Academy :

2013Winner
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Agneepath (2012)
For the song “Abhi Mujh Main Kahin”
2010Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
3 Idiots (2009)
For the song “”All Izz Well”
2007Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
For the song “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”
2006Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Parineeta (2005)
For the song “Piyu Bole”
2005Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Main Hoon Na (2004)
For the song “Main Hoon Na”
2004Winner
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Kal ho naa ho (2003)
For the song “Kal Ho Naa Ho”
2002Winner
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001)
For “Suraj Hua Maddham”.
2001Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Refugee (2000)
For the song “Panchhi Nadiyan Pawan Ke”.

Filmfare Awards :

2013Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Agneepath (2012)
For the song “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin”
2010Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Kurbaan (2009)
Shared with:Salim Merchant
For the song “Shukran Allah”
2009Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
For the song “Inn Lamhon Ke”.
2008Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Om Shanti Om (2007)
For the song “Main Agar Kahoon”.
2007Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
For the song “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”.
2006Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Paheli (2005)
For the song “Dheere Jaina”.
2005Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Main Hoon Na (2004)
For “Main Hoon Na…”.
2004Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Playback (Male)
Kal ho naa ho (2003)
For the song “Kal ho na ho”.
2003Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Saathiya (2002)
For the song “Saathiya”.
2002Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001)
For the song “Suraj Hua Maddham”.
2001Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Fiza (2000)
For “Tu Hawa Hai”.
1998Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Border (1997)
Shared with:Roop Kumar Rathod
For the song “Sandeshe Aate Hain”

Filmfare Awards South :

2018Nominee
Filmfare Award – Kannada Film Industry
Best Playback Singer – Male
Mugulu Nage (2017)
2015Nominee
Filmfare Award – Kannada Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
For the song ” Ringagide Nan Yede Phonu” from the movie “Fair and Lovely”
2014Nominee
Filmfare Award – Kannada Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Simple Agi Ondh Love Story (2013)
For the song “Baanalli Badalaago”
2013Nominee
Filmfare Award – Kannada Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Drama (2012)
For the song “Chendutiya Pakkadali”
2009Winner
Filmfare Award – Kannada Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Mussanje Maathu (2008)
For the song “Eenagali Munde Saagu Nee”

Zee Cine Awards :

2013Winner
Popular Award
Best Male Playback
Agneepath (2012)
For the song “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin”
2005Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Main Hoon Na (2004)
For the song “Main Hoon Na”.
2004Nominee
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Kal ho naa ho (2003)
For the song “Kal ho naa ho…”.
2003Winner
Popular Award
Best Male Playback
Saathiya (2002)
For the title song.
2002Winner
Popular Award
Best Playback Singer Male
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001)
For the song “Suraj Hua Maddham”.
1998Winner
Zee Cine Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Border (1997)
For the song “Sandese Aate Hain”