Arijit Singh

INFORMATION

Artist Birthday : 25/04/1987 (Age 36)
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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LYRICS

3. Aahista
6. Aaj Zid
9. Aayat
15. Alizeh
19. Ananya
23. Atak Gaya
27. Bairaagi
33. Besambhle
38. Bolna
47. Chunar
48. Daayre
51. Darkhaast
52. Dekh Lena
54. Desh Mere
56. Deva Deva
68. Dua Karo
70. Enna Sona
72. Fitoor
75. Gerua
76. Ghungroo
81. Hairaani
83. Hamdard
86. Hareyaa
87. Hawayein
90. Heeriye
91. Hulchul
95. Ijazat
102. Jaana Ve
103. Jag Mag
109. Jiya
113. Judaa
114. Junooni
119. Kasam
120. Kesariya
121. Khairiyat
128. Khul Kabhi
130. Khulne Do
132. Kya Hua
133. Kya Khoya
134. Kya Pataa
137. Laal Ishq
139. Le Aaunga
140. Lehra Do
143. Luv Ju
154. Makhmali
157. Mast Magan
159. Meet
161. Mera Ishq
167. Mitra Re
168. Murshida
169. Muskurahat
170. Muskurane
176. Nindiya
178. O Soniye
181. Pal
186. Pasoori Nu
190. Phir Kabhi
192. Phir Wahi
193. Phir Wohi
195. Poshampa
196. Purza
199. Raabta
200. Raakh
201. Raat Bhar
205. Rangdaari
207. Rom Rom
208. Saanson Ko
210. Sajde
211. Salamat
212. Samjhawan
213. Sanam Re
214. Sapna
215. Saudebaazi
217. Saware
221. Shaayraana
223. Shayad
224. Shukr Tera
225. Soch Liya
227. Soney Do
228. Sooiyan
236. Tanhaai
254. Thoda Aur
263. Tum Ho
269. Udanchoo
271. Valam
272. Ve Kamleya
273. Ve Maahi
277. Wo Ladki
278. Woh Din
279. Woh Subah
281. Yaar Ve
284. Zaalima

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