Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer whose songs have been featured mainly in Hindi and Kannada. He has also sung in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Odia, Tulu, Nepali and various Indian languages. Sonu began his singing career at the age of four when he joined his father Agam Kumar Nigam on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi\\\'s song \\\'Kya hua tera wada\\\'. His singing style is considered similar to the legendary Mohd. Rafi whom he also considers his motivation. He has
also released Indian pop albums and acted in a number of movies. Nigam was the host of Sa Re Ga Ma from the start of the show until 1999. He has been one of the highest paid Indian singers. Nigam married Madhurima, who is from a Bengali family, on February 15, 2002. He has one son Nevaan Nigam, born on July 25, 2007.