Arijit Singh

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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LYRICS

3. Aahista
6. Aaj Zid
9. Aayat
15. Alizeh
18. Ananya
22. Atak Gaya
26. Bairaagi
32. Besambhle
37. Bolna
39. Chaleya
47. Chunar
48. Daayre
51. Darkhaast
52. Dekh Lena
54. Desh Mere
56. Deva Deva
70. Doriyaan
71. Dua Karo
73. Enna Sona
75. Faraatta
77. Fitoor
80. Gerua
81. Ghungroo
86. Hairaani
88. Hamdard
91. Hareyaa
92. Hawayein
95. Heeriye
96. Hulchul
100. Ijazat
108. Jaana Ve
109. Jag Mag
112. Janib
116. Jiya
119. Judaa
120. Junooni
125. Kasam
126. Kesariya
127. Khairiyat
134. Khul Kabhi
136. Khulne Do
138. Kya Hua
139. Kya Khoya
140. Kya Pataa
142. La Ilaaj
144. Laal Ishq
146. Le Aaunga
147. Lehra Do
152. Luv Ju
164. Makhmali
168. Mast Magan
170. Meet
172. Mera Ishq
178. Mitra Re
179. Murshida
180. Muskurahat
181. Muskurane
187. Nindiya
189. O Maahi
190. O Soniye
194. Pal
199. Pasoori Nu
203. Phir Kabhi
205. Phir Wahi
206. Phir Wohi
208. Poshampa
209. Purza
212. Raabta
213. Raakh
215. Raat Bhar
219. Rangdaari
221. Rom Rom
222. Ruaan
223. Saanson Ko
225. Sajde
226. Salamat
227. Samjhawan
228. Sanam Re
229. Sapna
230. Satranga
231. Saudebaazi
233. Saware
237. Shaayraana
239. Shayad
240. Shukr Tera
242. Soney Do
243. Sooiyan
251. Tanhaai
269. Thoda Aur
278. Tum Ho
283. Udanchoo
285. Valam
286. Ve Kamleya
287. Ve Maahi
291. Wo Ladki
292. Woh Din
293. Woh Subah
295. Yaar Ve
298. Zaalima
309. Soch Liya

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