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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.


Music director-singer Wajid Khan passes away

June 02, 2020 8:27 am

Wajid Khan of Bollywood music composer duo Sajid-Wajid passed away on Sunday in Mumbai.

Netizens troll Sonu Nigam for saying coronavirus can last for only 12 hours

March 21, 2020 7:54 pm

In a video, Sonu Nigam, while lauding PM Modi's call for Janata curfew, claimed that the coronavirus can last for only 12 hours. However, this is not true.

Tik Tik Plastic: Ayushmann, Shaan and Neeti urge people to avoid single-use plastic in this throwback video

August 30, 2019 10:55 am

Last year the who's who of the film industry came together to highlight the ill effects of plastic use on the environment through a song titled "Tik Tik Plastic".

Sonu Nigam: I am not here to impress anyone

December 25, 2018 3:04 pm

It may seem that Sonu Nigam is in the news more for his comments than his music, but the singer said he has been here for too long to use gimmicks to further his career.

Sonu Nigam to Sona Mohapatra: Every issue doesn't need quarrelling

December 20, 2018 9:06 am

Sonu Nigam recently lent his support to Anu Malik who has been accused of of sexual harassment. Sona Mohapatra tweeted on Wednesday that she felt "so let down hearing him talk like this".

Indian artistes should be given same facilities as their foreign counterparts: Sonu Nigam

December 19, 2018 8:24 pm

Sonu Nigam landed in a controversy after his "I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan" comment at a summit. Clarifying the statement, the singer said that he has immense respect for artistes from all over the globe, including Pakistani singers.

Sonu Nigam clarifies his comment on wanting to be from Pakistan

December 19, 2018 1:49 pm

Sonu Nigam was talking about why so many songs are being remixed these days. During the interaction, he joked, "Sometimes, I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan. At least I would get offers from India."

Sonu Nigam: Marketing aspect shouldn't interfere in the creativity of the show

December 05, 2018 11:41 am

Sonu Nigam said listeners of his show Benadryl Big Golden Voice season 6, will not have to go through emotional turmoil unlike other reality shows.

Singer Sonu Nigam: Every era has good and bad work

September 01, 2018 2:25 pm

The team of Mitron starring Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra launched the song "Kamariya" in Mumbai. At this event, singer Sonu Nigam was present, among other singers like Darshan Rawal, Jubin Nautiyal from the film.

Music industry explains why Bollywood is recreating old songs

August 07, 2018 7:32 pm

Bollywood's love for remixing old classics is growing. The past few months have seen a tsunami of recreated songs like "Ek Do Teen" and "Dilbar", many of them couldn't get audience appreciation. Here's what industry icons have to say about the latest trend.


Khayyam funeral: Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Gulzar and others pay last respects

August 21, 2019 6:57 am

Before the funeral of noted music composer Khayyam, several Bollywood celebrities visited his residence in Mumbai to pay their tributes.

Indian Idol 9 Grand Finale highlights: Baahubali singer LV Revanth wins as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Grover dazzle

April 03, 2017 12:07 pm

Indian Idol 9 Grand Finale highlights: Sachin Tendulkar showcased his singing talent with Sonu Nigam. Sunil Grover sets the stage on fire.

Shilpa Shetty took a yoga class on Indian Idol 9. See pics

March 16, 2017 7:35 pm

Shilpa Shetty Kundra is Bollywood actor and a fitness icon, who recently launched her web-series for wellness.

OK Jaanu: Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur get musically connected

December 15, 2016 3:11 pm

Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur promote OK Jaanu on the sets of Dil Hai Hindustani. The on-screen couple is giving off-screen relationship goals too.

Sonu Nigam, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor: Actors who went unrecognised with make-up

May 18, 2016 3:30 pm

Sonu Nigam slipped into the garb of an aged street performer, while the newly released web video 'The Roadside Ustaad' captures mixed reactions of commoners who were oblivious to the fact that the old man is Sonu. See examples of celebs who were unrecognisable with the make-up they did.

Bollywood celebs at Divya Dutta's mother Prayer Meet

January 14, 2016 1:59 pm

Actress Divya Dutta, who is noted for playing a variety of roles in various film genres, recently lost her mother. A prayer meet was held for her late mother in Mumbai on Janbuary 13 and it was attended by many celebs from television and film industry.

Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut are back in Mumbai

December 05, 2015 2:36 pm

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kangana Rananut were potted at Mumbai airport on Friday evening, (December 4) on their return from Delhi. Meanwhile, Farhan Akhtar launched the song, 'Tere Bin' from his forthcoming film, 'Wazir' along with co-star Aditi Rao Hydari'.

Richa Chadda, Divya Dutta at Sonu Nigam's birthday bash

July 31, 2015 2:29 pm

Singer Sonu Nigam celebrated his birthday on Thursday (July 30) in Mumbai along with Richa Chadda, Farah Khan and Divya Dutta.

Sonakshi, Richa, Ali Fazal at 'Mary Kom' National Award success bash

May 13, 2015 3:40 pm

Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadda and Ali Fazal were seen at a success bash hosted for Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom'.


Kavita Krishnamurthy opines on Sonu Nigam's Jet Airways row

February 09, 2016 8:17 am

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Speaking on the on-going Sonu Nigam's Jet Airways controversy, singer Kavita Krishnamurthy supported her counterpart, saying that suspension was a harsh decision. Sonu Nigam recently made headlines for performing on medley of songs on the Jet Airways flight, following which the airline has suspended the entire cabin crew of that flight. The 'Bole Chudiyan' songstress, who has worked with a variety of music composers including R. D. Burman, Hamsalekha and A. R. Rahman, was recently spotted at a musical night 'Basant Ke Rang' held in the national capital. Others who performed at the event were singer Shabir Kumar, and `Uttaran` famed TV star Sreejita among others.

Sonu Nigam launches first transgender '6 Pack Band' in Mumbai

January 07, 2016 1:14 pm

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Singer Sonu Nigam truly believes that if you wish for something whole-heartedly then the entire universe will make it happen for you, as his long time wish of doing something for the third gender has come true.Recently, he lent his support to India's first transgender band called '6 Pack Band' and has launched a music album in the show-biz capital Mumbai.The singer, who is overwhelmed with the entire experience, believes that the support to the band is not a social service but a game changer. Sonu Nigam will feature in the second song "Rab De Bande" from the album and said that he is eager to work in the other songs from the album.The album comprises of six songs sung by the transgenders which also includes a cover version of Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams' hit 'Happy'.Talking about the song, 'Fida', one of the singers and member of the band, expressed her gratitude towards life.The youth wing of Yash Raj Films - YFilms led by Ashish Patil is the brain behind the formation of this band, who wishes to make this video viral and just not limit the initiative to India.With initiatives like these from the entertainment industry, one can say that a step towards bright future of transgenders has already been taken.