Going by a popular saying ‘Music is the way to connect with almighty’ it indeed makes the soul filled with joy and peace. It is like medicine to beat the stress and anxiety that we often get tangled with. Now when it comes to music, then it is obvious that we all must be familiar with various talented singers, whom we love to listen to. One such popular name in this brigade is Sonu Nigam.
Born in 1973, on 30th July, this famous Indian singer and music director has also acted in films like Jaani Dushman (not the old one) and Kaash Aap Hamare Hote. However, he did not taste much success in it and is sticking to his singing passion. Besides singing in Hindi, Sonu can sing well in other regional languages including Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Gujarati, Tulu, and Telugu.
Other than singing for various films, Sonu is also known for his super hit albums including Jaan Yaad, Chanda Ki Doli, and Mausam, Rafi Resurrected, and Deewana in previous years. When we count upon the evergreen singers of all time, then Mohammad Rafi is the name that cannot be skipped. Even today, his voice is loved by many Indians. Sonu Nigam considers this late singing legend as his idol, and has even got the title ‘Modern Rafi’.
No doubt, you must be a fan of Sonu Nigam for his melodious vocal cord which is so pleasing to the ears. But how much are you aware of his early life, career, earnings, etc? Well, if not, then today, I am bringing some main extracts related to this Indian singer in this blog. So read it till the end.
|Full Name:||Sonu Nigam|
|Stage Name:||Sonu Nigam|
|Birthday:||30th July 1973|
|Place Of Origin:||Faridabad, Haryana, India|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Presenter, Playback Singer, Film Score Composer, Music Director|
|Total Net Worth:||$50 million|
Born in 1973, Faridabad, Haryana, Sonu Nigam’s parents belonged trom Agra and Garhwal. He has one sister who is also a singer. The singer got much early exposure to singing when he was just four years old. He used to accompany his father to events like weddings and other functions.
Sonu sang the song ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’ of the late legendary singer Mohammad Rafi. He further headed towards Mumbai along with his father at the age of 19. There he found his master, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, a renowned Indian classical singer who gave him training in singing.
Sonu got married to Madhurima in the year 2002 on 15th February. He has a son named Nevaan. Some celebrities believe in numerology. Sonu once added an extra I to his surname, but later removed it. He is back to his original name.
Sonu Nigam fits the best example of being an all-rounder singer. I am saying this because this talented singer never got confined to a particular genre, and sang in multiple languages including Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Marathi, Maithili, Nepali, and even Bhojpuri. What makes him one of the best singers of all time is his exposure to multiple music streams. He recorded songs related to devotional, rock, patriotic, romantic, and even ghazals.
Apart from Hindi albums, Sonu Nigam proved his mettle with other regional pop albums. As it says, singing is far away from any caste or religion, Sonu has proved it by singing Islamic-themed songs other than songs belonging to the Hindu religion. There are many albums based on Buddhism released by him.
Sonu Nigam made applauding performances at the international level including Australia, North America, and Europe. In the year 2007, he accompanied other fellow singers Asha Bhosle, Kailesh Kher, and Kunal Ganjawala. In Germany and Canada, he made everyone grooving over his solo concerts Simply Sonu. He is the first singer to have achieved this. In India, he went for his promotion of Punjabi Please.
Coming on to his journey of singing during the 90 decades, Sonu made his debut with ‘O Aasman Wale’ from the movie Aaja Meri Jaan. And followed with more success as a playback singer with movie songs like:
- Acha Sila Diya Tune Mere Pyaar ka from Bewafa Sanam,
- Humein Jab Se Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai, Sandese Aate Hai from Border,
- Tera Rang Balle Balle from Soldier
- Kiska Hai Yeh Tumko Intezaar Main Hoon Naa from Main Hoon Na
His other playback hit songs for movies include:
- Bahut Door Jaane Ko Dil Chahta Hai from Dandnayak
- Yeh Dil Deewana from Pardes
- Aisa Lagta Hai Ab Dil Mera Khone Ko Hai, Panchi Nadiya Pavan Ke Jhonke from Refugee
- Kal Ho Na Ho from Kal Ho Na Ho
- Tumhi Dekho Naa from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
- Abhi Mujhme Kahin Baaki Thodi Si Hai Zindagi from Agneepath (2012)
His solo albums including Mausam, Jaan, Deewana, Chanda Ki Doli, Rafi Resurrection, and Yaad hit the Indian music charts. You can listen to the songs like Main pyar hoon tera jaane na tu, Deewana main hoon deewana tera, Yeh dil tere bin, Ab mujhe raat din from one of his albums on YouTube. He has been a judge on TV shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Indian Idol. Sonu Nigam is the owner of his music labels ‘I Believe Music; and Rudhrashtakam.
Sonu Nigam has made a great stature in the music world, and is the recipient of many honorary awards owing to his huge success. He got several awards for his songs including Sandese aate hai from Border, Saathiya from the movie Saathiya, Tanhai from Dil Chahta Hai, Suraj Hua Maddham from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho from the movie with a similar name, Main Agar Kahoon from Om Shanti Om, Dheere Jalna from Paheli, and Abhi Mujhme Kahin from Agneepath (2012).
Net Worth of Sonu Nigam
As of 2021, $50 million is supposed to be the estimated net worth of singer Sonu Nigam. He has earned his fortune due to his success as a playback singer for numerous movies, and also as a solo singing artist for his albums. His overall successful career makes him the highest-paid singer today.