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Singer Divya Kumar marks 10 years in Hindi cinema

The singer, who has delivered some of the biggest hits in recent times, ventured into music composition last year.

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Singer Divya Kumar, who has delivered some of the biggest hits of the Hindi music industry in recent times, completed 10 years in the industry yesterday.

Divya Kumar took to Instagram on his tenth anniversary as a singer and shared a creative collage of the most popular films he has sung for in these years.

The singer stepped into the Hindi music industry with Tutiya Dil (2012), but it was his second track, ‘Aafaton Ke Parinde’, from the Arjun Kapoor- and Parineeti Chopra-starrer Ishaqzaade (2012) that gave him his first taste of popularity and success.

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After that he has sung several super-hit tracks: 'Shubhaarambh' from Kai Po Che! (2013), 'Maston Ka Jhund' from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), 'Jee Karda' from Badlapur (2015), 'Sun Sathiya' from ABCD 2 (2015) and 'Kamariya' from Stree (2018), to name a few.

Apart from Hindi, Divya Kumar has sung in Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil and Bengali as well. After the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown, he ventured into music composition last year with the Navratri special garba song 'Maa Na Rathda'.

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On completing 10 years in the music industry, Divya Kumar said, "It's a blessing in today's time to survive in the music industry for 10 years. Though I still feel the journey has just started, I have had the privilege of singing for some of the legendary composers in 'Bollywood' as well as the South music industry."

The singer-composer thanked all his fellow artistes for giving him opportunities and supporting him. "I will always be grateful to Gulraj Singh as it was his song that I had sung in the movie Tutiya Dil that caught the ear of the great Amit Trivedi and then Ishaqzaade came into my life. Since then I have had no complaints as to how my career has shaped up.

"Grateful to Sachin-Jigar and Priya Saraiya with whom I have spent some glorious years of my musical journey and it continues and I wish it never ends. Grateful to all my fellow artistes and musicians for inspiring me to be a better artiste everyday."

Divya Kumar also thanked his fans and friends for showering love on his songs over the years. "I am also grateful to my parents, they are the reason for whatever good has happened to me," he said. "My whole family has been my biggest support. I hope my grandfather, [yesteryear music composer] Pandit Shivram, is a little proud of me. I believe 10 years are not enough. I wish to continue and celebrate my music everyday till the last year of my life.”