INFORMATION

Artist Birthday : 25/04/1987 (Age 37)
Born In : West Bengal
Occupation(s) : Playback Singer
Genres : Pop

Born to a Punjabi father and Bengali mother, the 31-year-old Arijit Singh is the singing sensation of India who has mesmerized audience with his melodious voice. Arijit was born on April 25, 1987, in Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal. His family from the maternal side used to sing, and the young Arijit had a knack of vocals as well.

He studied at the Raja Bijay Singh High School and then Sripat Singh College where he was a good student but focused more of his time on music. He is a trained classical musician and tabla player and learned the art from Rajendra Prasad Hazari and Dhirendra Prasad Hazari. He also learned Rabindra Sangeet under Birendra Prasad Hazari. His training began at age 3, and by the time he turned 9, he received a government scholarship for training in Indian classical music vocals.

At the age of 18, his teacher Rajendra Prasad Hazari encouraged him to participate in Fame Gurukul, a reality TV program on national TV, focused on singers. He reached the finals of the episode but finished in sixth place. However, he faced some twists and turns in life after the show wrapped up. Sanjay Leela Bhansali made him record the song “Yun Shabnami” for the movie Saawariya which was never released with the film. Tips boss Kumar Taurani signed him for an album, but that too was never released.

However, tough times didn’t deter him. He won a reality TV show 10 ke 10 Le Gaye Dil and then shifted to Mumbai in 2006 to find his fate. During this time, he lived in a rented room in Lokhandwala and invested the prize money from the show to build his own recording studio, becoming a music producer. He also sang for advertisements and worked as a music programmer for ShankarEhsaanLoy, VishalShekhar, and Pritam.

In 2010 he sung some scratches for Telugu films like “Neeve Na Neeve Na.” However, his big break came with composer Mithoon, with whom he recorded “Phir Mohabbat” for the movie Murder 2. The song was an instant hit, even though it was recorded in 2009 and released in 2011. The song “Raabta” from the movie Agent Vinod further cemented his reputation.

His next hits came with songs “Phir Le Aaya Dil” from the movie Barfi, the composition “Duaa” from the movie Shanghai and then his breakout hit “Tum Hi Ho” from the movie Aashiqui 2 which earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Arijit has always loved Mozart, Beethoven and Bengali classical but he also finds inspiration from Anand Chatterjee, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan and Zakir Hussain. Other influences from music came from Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, and Kishore Kumar.

Arijit is married to his childhood friend Koyel Roy, who he has two children with. He currently lives in Andheri, Mumbai.

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3. Aahista
6. Aaj Zid
9. Aayat
12. Ae Watan
15. Alizeh
18. Ananya
22. Atak Gaya
27. Bairaagi
33. Besambhle
38. Bolna
40. Chaleya
48. Chunar
49. Daayre
52. Darkhaast
53. Dekh Lena
55. Desh Mere
57. Deva Deva
71. Doriyaan
72. Dua Karo
74. Enna Sona
76. Faraatta
77. Fitoor
80. Gerua
81. Ghungroo
86. Hairaani
88. Hamdard
91. Hareyaa
92. Hawayein
96. Hulchul
100. Ijazat
107. Jaana Ve
108. Jag Mag
111. Janib
115. Jiya
118. Judaa
119. Junooni
120. Jwalamukhi
122. Kaash
125. Kalank
126. Kasam
127. Kesariya
128. Khairiyat
136. Khul Kabhi
138. Khulne Do
142. Kya Hua
143. Kya Khoya
144. Kya Pataa
146. La Ilaaj
148. Laal Ishq
150. Le Aaunga
151. Lehra Do
156. Luv Ju
168. Makhmali
172. Mast Magan
174. Meet
176. Mera Ishq
184. Mitra Re
185. Murshida
186. Muskurahat
187. Muskurane
193. Nindiya
195. O Maahi
196. O Soniye
200. Pal
205. Pasoori Nu
209. Phir Kabhi
211. Phir Wahi
212. Phir Wohi
214. Poshampa
215. Purza
218. Raabta
219. Raakh
221. Raat Bhar
225. Rangdaari
227. Ruaan
228. Ruan Ruan
229. Saanson Ko
231. Sajde
232. Sajni
233. Salamat
234. Samjhawan
235. Sanam Re
236. Sapna
237. Satranga
238. Saudebaazi
240. Saware
244. Shaayraana
246. Shayad
247. Shukr Tera
249. Soney Do
250. Sooiyan
259. Tanhaai
279. Thoda Aur
293. Udanchoo
295. Valam
296. Ve Kamleya
297. Ve Maahi
301. Wo Ladki
302. Woh Din
303. Woh Subah
305. Yaar Ve
308. Zaalima
320. Soch Liya

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