There is no dearth of talent in Bollywood, but there are some talents whose brightness does not fade with the passage of years, but increases even more. One such veteran singer is Sonu Nigam whose sweet voice is loved by everyone. Born on 30 July 1973 in Faridabad, Sonu Nigam has struggled hard to reach this point. It is said that Poot's feet are visible only in the cradle, something similar was with Sonu Nigam. From childhood, he was inclined towards music.
This success was achieved through hard struggle
He had inherited this skill from his father. At the age of just 4, Sonu Nigam started singing in stage shows, parties, and functions with his father Agam Nigam. Even at that time his voice was very much liked. Sonu is heavily influenced by legendary singer Mohammad Rafi. In the early days, he used to sing Rafi Sahab's songs on stage. Today Sonu Nigam is counted among the most expensive singers. So on the occasion of his birthday, let us tell you the special things related to him.
When Sonu was 18-19 years old, his father took him to Mumbai. He took music training from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. However, it was not easy for him to make a place in Bollywood. Sonu Nigam's talent was recognized by T-Series and released an album of songs sung by him under the name 'Rafi Ki Yaadein'. She started her career as a playback singer with the film 'Janam' but the film could not be released. After this, he struggled hard to become a playback singer for about 5 years.
The biggest change in Sonu's life came when he got a chance to host the show 'Saregama'. The show aired in the year 1995. After this, he met Gulshan Kumar, the owner of the T-series, and Gulshan Kumar gave Sonu a chance to sing in the film 'Bewafa Sanam'. The song 'Accha Sila Diya tune mere Pyar ka' sung by him in the film became a huge hit.
After this, the journey of Sonu's success started, he kept on moving forward. Sonu's voice fits well with legendary actors like Shah Rukh and Aamir. He sang songs for about 320 films in his career spanning 3 decades. He has been honored with the Filmfare Award twice so far. Sonu has also received the National Film Award for the title track of the film 'Kal Ho Na Ho. Apart from Hindi, Sonu Nigam has also sung in English, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Nepali, and Marathi languages.
Sonu is a great singer but he has also tried his hand at acting. He acted as a child artist in films like 'Pyaar Dushman', 'Ustad Ustadi Se', 'Betaab', 'Humse Hai Zamana' and 'Takdeer', while 'Jaani Dushman', 'Love in Nepal', 'Kash Aap'. He appeared in the role of an actor in films like 'Hamere Hote'. Although the fans liked his singing but did not like his acting.