Arijit Singh is one of the most popular and versatile playback singers in India. He has won numerous awards and accolades for his remarkable work in the music industry. He has sung more than 400 songs in multiple Indian languages, ranging from romantic ballads to upbeat dance numbers. On his 35th birthday, we look back at his journey from Fame Gurukul to living legend.
Arijit Singh’s Early Life and Struggle
Arijit Singh was born on April 25, 1988, in Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal. He belongs to a musical family, as his father Kakkar Singh was a Punjabi singer and his mother Aditi Singh was a Bengali singer. He learned classical music from his maternal grandmother and tabla from his mother.
Arijit had a passion for singing since childhood and participated in various singing competitions. He gained initial recognition through his participation in the reality TV show Fame Gurukul in 2005, where he impressed the judges and audience with his melodious voice. However, he did not win the show and was eliminated in the sixth position.
After Fame Gurukul, Arijit moved to Mumbai to pursue his dream of becoming a singer. He faced many hardships and rejections in the initial years of his career. He worked as an assistant to music directors like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Mithoon, and Pritam. He also did some jingles and background scores for TV shows and films.
Arijit Singh’s Breakthrough and Rise to Fame
Arijit Singh got his first break as a playback singer in 2011, when he sang “Phir Mohabbat” for the film Murder 2. The song was well-received by the listeners and critics alike. However, it was his rendition of “Tum Hi Ho” for the film Aashiqui 2 in 2013 that catapulted him to stardom. The song became a huge hit and earned him widespread acclaim and several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
Since then, Arijit Singh has established himself as one of the most sought-after playback singers in Bollywood. He has collaborated with some of the leading music composers and directors of the industry and has delivered many chartbusters. Some of his notable songs are “Channa Mereya”, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, “Gerua”, “Soch Na Sake”, “Bolna”, “Nashe Si Chadh Gayi”, “Zaalima”, “Raabta”, “Hawayein”, “Pal”, “Kalank”, “Ve Maahi”, “Ghungroo”, “Shayad”, “Khairiyat”, and many more.
Arijit Singh has also sung songs in various regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, and Punjabi. He has also composed music for some films like Ludo, Pagglait, Raees, Jabariya Jodi, etc.
Arijit Singh’s Awards and Achievements
Arijit Singh has won numerous awards and honors for his outstanding contribution to the music industry. He has won six Filmfare Awards out of 11 nominations, making him the only singer after Kumar Sanu to win five consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer from 2016 to 2020. He has also won one National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song “Binte Dil” from Padmaavat in 2019.
Apart from these, he has also won several other awards like IIFA Awards
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