Featuring in the Illuminated Artiste of the Month
BollyCurry has a man with the velvet voice, one who has captured
billions of hearts worldwide with his soulful singing. Even though he
just arrived in the Bollywood music industry, the very talented and
rather young singer is definitely here to stay as his compositions
continue to top the weekly charts at home as well as
internationally. We're talking of none other than the mesmerizing Arijit
Singh is a well-trained classical singer in
both Hindi and Bengali and so began his professional musical career when
he migrated to Mumbai to pursue his lifelong dream of having his voice
heard by the masses. While he was still in college, he received the
perfect chance with the reality show Fame Gurukul
in 2005 where
he challenged his array of capabilities and quickly proved his
versatility, thus leaving the show as one of the top six contestants.
The show earned him many loyal fans and so he also participated in
another reality show named 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil
on public demand, which he went on to win with the help of audience vote.
on with his singing career in high spirits, Singh worked for the music
company TIPS and done some freelance work. However, the small jobs were
not taking him to heights of fame he initially anticipated or was touted
for. It was not until he was selected as one of the lucky few by ace
music directors Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy that his hard work started to
reap him some credit, having already been acquainted with Shankar
Mahadevan from his Fame Gurukul days. The trio gave him his first commercial break with the album High School Musical 2 for the song "All For One". Heard by the masses, including other music directors, his voice started to slowly reach places.
Singh's rise in Bollywood began with the song "Phir Mohabbat" from Murder 2 (2011)
and there was no looking back from there. Realizing that his voice
could be used for soulful, soothing tones, he was then enlisted for
further such songs, continuously receiving appreciation along the way.
However, he hit mega jackpot in 2013 with the song "Tum Hi Ho" from Aashiqui 2 which
bagged him his first ever Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer. The
song has made him the most wanted playback singer across the nation with
directors booking him in advance to have him featured on their albums.
To expand his outreach, Singh also tried his voice in other markets and found instant fame in 2012 with the Bengali song Bojhena Shey Bojhena from
a film of the same title. He was so loved by the Bengali audience that
he carries on singing for the Bengali film industry even today.
success and avenue reach does not stop there. He has also given his
voice for the tracks of the hit television shows such "Hum Hai Deewane"
of the much-loved Colors show Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and title tracks of the Bengali shows Dadagiri featuring Sourav Ganguly and Tomay Amay Mile. He
is not only a super talented singer but a wholesome performer as well,
performing at many stage shows where he has left his fans amazed and
Amongst all the other talented singers of
India, Singh indeed is one of the biggest asset one can procure.
Therefore, below is a small list of some of his most loved songs to
highlight his immense talent.
- "Tum Hi Ho" - Aashiqui 2
- "Chahun Main Ya Naa" - Aashiqui 2
- "Raabta" - Agent Vinod
- "Duaa" - Shanghai
- "Kabhi Jo Badal Barse" - Jackpot
- "Kabira Encore" - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
- "Phir Le Aaya Dil" - Barfi!
- "Saanwali Si Raat" - Barfi!
- "Laal Ishq" - Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
- "Main Dhoondne ko Zamaane Mein" - Heartless
such little time, Arijit Singh has delivered numerous musical hits and
the some of the biggest music compositions known to the music industry
today, and he still continues to leave his listeners in awe. Here's
wishing the wonderful singer a very bright and a successful career
ahead. Do let us know which of his songs happen to be your favorite in
the comments box below.
Author: Shikha A.
Editor(s): Fatima W. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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