INFORMATION

Artist Birthday : 25/04/1987 (Age 35)
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
15. Alizeh
19. Ananya
23. Atak Gaya
27. Bairaagi
33. Besambhle
38. Bolna
46. Chunar
47. Daayre
50. Darkhaast
51. Dekh Lena
53. Desh Mere
55. Deva Deva
66. Dua Karo
68. Enna Sona
70. Fitoor
73. Gerua
74. Ghungroo
79. Hairaani
81. Hamdard
84. Hareyaa
85. Hawayein
88. Heeriye
89. Hulchul
93. Ijazat
100. Jaana Ve
101. Jag Mag
106. Jiya
108. Judaa
109. Junooni
113. Kasam
114. Kesariya
115. Khairiyat
121. Khul Kabhi
123. Khulne Do
125. Kya Hua
126. Kya Khoya
127. Kya Pataa
130. Laal Ishq
132. Lehra Do
135. Luv Ju
146. Makhmali
149. Mast Magan
151. Meet
153. Mera Ishq
159. Mitra Re
160. Murshida
161. Muskurahat
162. Muskurane
168. Nindiya
169. O Soniye
172. Pal
179. Phir Kabhi
181. Phir Wahi
182. Phir Wohi
184. Poshampa
185. Purza
187. Raabta
188. Raakh
189. Raat Bhar
193. Rangdaari
195. Rom Rom
196. Saanson Ko
198. Sajde
199. Salamat
200. Samjhawan
201. Sanam Re
202. Sapna
203. Saudebaazi
205. Saware
209. Shaayraana
211. Shayad
212. Shukr Tera
213. Soch Liya
215. Soney Do
216. Sooiyan
224. Tanhaai
240. Thoda Aur
249. Tum Ho
253. Udanchoo
255. Valam
256. Ve Maahi
259. Wo Ladki
260. Woh Din
261. Woh Subah
263. Yaar Ve
266. Zaalima

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