Monday, 29 July 2013

Sonu Nigam - Biography and Awards

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
Sonu Nigam is an Indian Singer and composer . He has won lot of awards for the song's he sung across India. He has almost sang in all Indian Languages and has got world wide recognition as a singer .

Sonu Nigam - Biography and Awards
Sonu Nigam with Lata Mangeshkar



NameSonu Niigaam
Birth nameSonu Nigam
Date of Birth30th July 1973
Birth PlaceFaridabad, Haryana
SignLeo
NativeKarnataka
ProfessionSinger, Actor, Program Host, Anchor
NationalityIndian
Languages knownHindi, English, Punjabi
FamilyFather – Agam Kumar Nigam (Singer)
Mother – Shobha Nigam
Sisters – Meenal, Neekita
Wife – Madhurima Mishra
Son – Nevaan
EducationSchool : J.D.Tyler School,Delhi
College : Delhi University (Distance Education)
Marriage date15th February 2002
DebutHindi movie song – “Accha Sila Diya Tune”in Bewafa Sanam (1996)
Hindi Pop Album – Sapnon Ki Baat
FavoritesSinger:
Hollywood – Whitney Houston, George Michael, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richards, Mariah Carey
Bollywood – Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar Movies:
Hollywood – Half-ticket, The Sixth Sense
Bollywood – Amar Prem, Kunwara Baap, Sholay
TV show :
Hollywood – Star Trek
Bollywood – Movers and Shakers
Actor: Sanjeev Kumar, Dilip Kumar
Actress: Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Marilyn Monroe
Song – “Duniya Rang Rangeeli Wah Wah” by K.L Saigal;Eskool ke tem pe, a Jharkhandi song
Cuisine – Indian and Chinese
Food – Butter chicken and tandoori chicken
Clothing styles – Jeans, casual shirts, informal Indian Jodhpuris
Holiday spot – Fiji Islands, Greenland
Book – ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Things..’ by Richard Carlson
Magazine – The Economist
Discovered byGulshan Kumar of T-Series.
Places would like to visitGreece, Egypt and New Zealand
HairdresserAleem
Hobbies* Reading books on general knowledge, philosophy, current affairs, poems, quotations, humor and biographies.
* Working out in the gym thrice a week.
* Playing table tennis and badminton whenever he finds time.
* Playing keyboards and composing songs.
* Face reading.
* Watching movies
* To sit cozily in his bed with his two sisters around and chatting with them.
IdolAmitabh Bachan
InspirationMichael Jackson
Greatly influenced byFauji Karamveer, the cult Haryanvi pop singer
His viewsAnu Malik :
“He’s very good. I feel he has an in-built orchestra, he can play so many instruments and knows his work. He should be given his due. I enjoy working with him because he’s not heavy duty, there this nice, jovial atmosphere around him which makes working fun.”
Music :
“…a neccessity for me.”
Happiest momentWhen a singer sang ‘Accha sila diya’ on stage in front of him.
MomentsMemorable: When he sang in front of the Lata Mangeshkar in a function.
Embarassing: When he skipped a line or two while singing in front of her.
First performance on the stageAt the age of three and a half he joined his father on stage to sing Late Mohammed Rafi’s popular song “Kya Hua Tera Vaada” from the film Hum Kisise Kam Nahin.
Private Pop albumsHindi :
* Mausam
* Sapnay Ki Baat
* Kismat, Deewana
* Jaan
* Yaad
* Chanda ki Doli
* Colours of Love
* Classically Mild
Punjabi :
* Pyar
Recorded songs in* Punjabi
* Bengali
* Gujarati
* Oriya
* Sindhi
* Telugu
* Kannada
* Tamil
Changed his voice for the songs* sandhese aate hai….
* yeh dil dewana…
* what is mobile no…..
* tera rang balle ….
* anhkiyon se gooli…
* urmila.. urmila ……
* dil dhapaak ….
Concert performances* United States
* Canada
* UK
* France
* Australia
* Pakistan
* Afghanistan
* UAE
* Trinidad
* Tobago
* Mauritius
* South Africa
As Host* SaReGaMa on Zee TV
* Kisme Kitna Hai Dum on Zee TV
* Life Ki Dhun in Radiocity 91 FM
Judge* Indian Idol on Sony TV (for season 1 & 2)
* Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV ‘L’il Champs International’
Celebrity Judge* Indian Idol on Sony TV (for season 3)
* Amul Star Voice of India
AnchorThe Red Ribbon Show on Star Plus (as a curtain raiser for the programme on AIDS awareness)
His greatest benefactor (according to him)Gulshan Kumar and ‘Sa re ga ma pa’ programme in Zee TV
Solo concerts“Simply Sonu”, in Canada & Germany (2007)
Facts* He was brought up in Delhi and a school topper.
* Both his parents and his sister Neekita are good singers.
* His father has released two highly popular albums, “Bewafaai” and “Phir Bewafaai”.
* He is a very spiritual and devout person.
* Moved from Delhi to Mumbai to seriously pursue his singing career, at the age of 19.
* He has also learnt music from Ustad Mohammad Tahir in Delhi.
* Scared of cockroaches.
* If he didn’t become a singer he would have become a scientist.
* He released a 6-disc collection of Mohammad Rafi’s 100 best songs in his memory, titled “Kal, Aaj, Aur Kal”.
* He is the first Indian singer to perform in Germany.
* In the inauguration of Harvard University’s 28th president, Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust (Nov ‘07), with the Harvard College, he sang the late Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite bhajan, “Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye”.
Awards* Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, Best Male Playback Singer for Om Shanti Om (2007)
* Bollywood Music and Fashion Awards, Best Male Playback Singer for Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006)
* Swaralaya Yesudas Award, for his outstanding performance in Music (2005).
* MTV Immies – Best Pop Album, for his album, Chanda Ki Doli (2005).
* Star Screen Award Best Male Playback, for the film Paheli (2005).
* Indian Television Award Best Singer for Miliee (2005).
* Anadolok Award for “Chanda Ki Doli” album (2005).
* Lion Gold’s Award for the film Main Hoon Na (2005).
* Teachers’ Achievement Award (2005)
* Style Icon, MTV Style Awards (2005).
* MTV Immies – Best Male Singer, for the Main Hoon Na (2004).
* National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer, for the film Kal Ho Naa Ho (2004).
* IIFA Best Male Playback Award, for the film Kal Ho Naa Ho (2004).
* Bollywood Music Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the film Kal Ho Naa Ho (2004).
* Apsara Film Producers’ Guild Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the film Kal Ho Naa Ho (2004).
* Filmfare Best Male Playback Award, for the film Kal Ho Naa Ho” (2003).
* Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male, for the film Saathiya (2003).
* IIFA Best Male Playback Award, for the film Saathiya (2003).
* MTV Immies – Best Male Singer, for the film Saathiya (2003).
* Bollywood Music Award fpr Best Male Playback Singer for the film Saathiya (2003).
* Style Icon, MTV Style Awards (2003).
* Filmfare Best Male Playback Award, for the film Saathiya (2002).
* Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male, for the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2002).
* IIFA Best Male Playback Award, for the film “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” (2002).
* Bollywood Music Award for Best Pop Singer for the album “Yaad” (2002).
* Star Screen Award Best Male Playback, for the film “Dil Chahta Hai” (2001).
* Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer, for the film “Border” (1998)
* Star Screen Award for Best Male Pop Artist (1998).
* Aashirwad Award for Best Male Singer for the film “Border” (1997).
* Sansui Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Male Singer for film “Border” (1997).
Motto in Life“Do not fear death. Also do good to others while you’re still alive.”
Ambition“…is to do the kind of work Mother Teresa is doing.”
Dream to haveA peaceful and prosperous India.
Dream dateMarlyn Monroe
Philosophy of life“Just Live and let Live!”
Strongholds in his life* His optimistic attitude towards life
* His unshakeable faith
Quotes“Your tomorrow has no right to complain about your today, as long as your today gives you a bliss, unknown and incomprehensible to both your yesterday, and tomorrow!”

National Film Awards :
2004 - Won - National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho

Filmfare Awards :
1997 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Sandese Aate Hai" - Border (with Roop Kumar Rathod)
1999 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Ishq Bina" - Taal
2000 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Tu Fiza Hain" - Fiza
2000 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Panchhi Nadiyaan" - Refugee
2001 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Suraj Hua Maddham" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
2002 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Saathiya" - Saathiya
2003 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
2004 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Do Pal" - Veer-Zaara
2004 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Hoon Na" - Main Hoon Na
2004 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Tumse Milke Dil Ka" - Main Hoon Na
2005 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Dheere Jalna" - Paheli
2005 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Piyu Bole" - Parineeta
2006 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
2007 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Agar Kahoon" - Om Shanti Om
2008 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Inn Lamhon Ke" - Jodhaa Akbar
2009 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Shukran Allah" - Kurbaan (with Salim Merchant)
2013 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin" - Agneepath

Filmfare Awards South :
2007 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Ninnindale Ninnindale" - Milana
2008 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Eenagali Mundhe Saagu" - Mussanjemaatu[54]
2008 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Mayavagide Manasu" - Haage Summane
2010 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Hrudayave" - Krishnan Love Story
2011 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Paravasha Naadenu" - Paramathma
2011 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Neerinalli Sanna Ale" - Hudugaru
2012 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Chendutiya Pakkadali" - Drama

Screen Awards :
1998 - Won - Best Male Pop Artist
2000 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Panchhi Nadiyaan" - Refugee
2001 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Tanhayee" - Dil Chahta Hai
2001 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Is Pyaar Ko Main Kya Naam Doon" - Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai
2003 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
2004 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Tumse Milke Dil Ka" - Main Hoon Na
2005 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Dheere Jalna" - Paheli
2006 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Baawri Piya Ki" - Babul

International Indian Film Academy Awards :
2000 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Panchhi Nadiyaan" - Refugee
2001 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Suraj Hua Maddham" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
2001 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "You Are My Soniya" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
2002 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Saathiya" - Saathiya
2003 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
2004 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Hoon Na" - Main Hoon Na
2005 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Piyu Bole" - Parineeta
2006 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
2009 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "All Izz Well" - 3 Idiots
2013 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Abhi Mujhme Kahin" - Agneepath

Zee Cine Awards :
1997 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Sandese Aate Hain" - Border †
2001 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer – Male - "Suraj Hua Maddham" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
2001 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Tanhayee" - Dil Chahta Hai
2002 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Saathiya" - Saathiya
2003 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
2004 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Hoon Na" - Main Hoon Na
2005 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Piyu Bole" - Parineeta
2005 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Dheere Jalna" - Paheli
2006 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna" - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
2007 - Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Agar Kahoon" - Om Shanti Om
2013 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Abhi Mujhme Kahin" - Agneepath

MTV Immies :
2002 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Saathiya" - Saathiya
2003 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Hoon Na" - Main Hoon Na
2004 - Won - Best Pop Album - Chanda Ki Doli

MTV Style Awards :
2003 - Style Icon 2003
2005 - Style Icon 2005
MTV Video Music Award
2013 - Won - Best Singer - "Abhi Mujhme Kahin" - Agneepath

Anandalok Awards
2004 - Best Male Playback Singer - Bandhan[55]
2005 - Best Pop Album - Chanda Ki Doli

Annual Central European Bollywood Awards
2007 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Agar Kahoon" - Om Shanti Om
2008 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me" - Jodhaa Akbar
2009 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Shukran Allah" - Kurbaan

Lions Gold Award :
2005 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Main Hoon Na" - Main Hoon Na
2008 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me" - Jodhaa Akbar
2013 - Won - Best Male Playback Singer - "Abhi Mujhme Kahin" - Agneepath

Indian Television Academy Award :
2005 - Best Male Singer - Miliee
2008 - Best Male Singer - Amber Dhara
2009 - Best Male Singer - Dill Mill Gayye

Other Awards :
1997 - Ashirwad Award for Best Male Playback Singer - "Sandese Aate Hain" - Border
1997 - Sansui Viewers' Choice Award for Best Male Singer - "Sandese Aate Hain" - Border
2003 - Apsara Film Producers' Guild Award for Best Male Playback Singer - "Kal Ho Naa Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
2005 - Swaralaya Yesudas Award, for his outstanding performance in Music
2005 - Teachers' Achievement Award
2006 - Nominated - Global Indian Film Awards - Best Male Playback Singer - "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna" - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
2010 - GIMA (Global Indian Music Award) for Best Live Performer (Male)[56]
2011 - GIMA (Global Indian Music Award) MTV MUSIC YOUTH ICON[57]
2011 - The Bangalore Times Film Awards - Best Singer Male (Sanju Mathu Geetha in Sanju Weds Geetha)
2012 - Won -Sandalwood Star Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada) - "Paravasha Naadenu" - Paramathma
2013 - Won -Mirchi Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year - "Abhi Mujhme Kahin" - Agneepath
2013 - Won -TOIFA for Male Vocalist of the Year - "Abhi Mujhme Kahin" - Agneepath

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