Arijit Singh Biography

Born : 25 April 1987


Arijit Singh

Famous playback singer Arijit Singh was born on 25th April, 1987 in Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal. He was introduced to music at a young age, as his grandmother, mother and aunt were gifted musicians. He completed his schooling from Raja Bijay Singh High School and went to Sripat Singh College to complete his graduation. He was then trained in Indian classical music by Rajendra Prasad Hazari and taught the tabla by Dhirendra Prasad Hazari while Birendra Prasad Hazari educated him with Rabindra Sangeet and pop music. Singh first came into notice with the reality show called Famed Gurukul (2005) on Sony entertainment television. He received fame and became a recognized figure after the success of this show. He started a recording setup of his own, beginning with music programming. Subsequently, he became an Assistant music programmer to Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Vishal–Shekhar and Mithoon. He received much praise and respect in the industry. In 2010, Singh started working with Pritam Chakraborty on three of his popular films including Golmaal 3 (2010), Crook: It's Good to be Bad (2010) and Action Replayy (2010). In 2011, he made his debut in Bollywood with the song Phir Mohabbat from the film Murder 2. Later that year he sang the song Raabta from the film Agent Vinod (2012) and the succeeding years consolidated his fame. The song Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 (2013) fetched him several accolades and nominations in some of the major awards. He collaborated with Pritam once again for the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), singing ‘Dilliwaali Girlfriend’, ‘Kabira’ and ‘Ilahi’. Apart from executing the encore version of Kabira, he was also the music producer of the track along with Balam Pichkari from the same film. He also dubbed for Shah Rukh Khan in the song Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari from the popular comedy drama film Chennai Express (2013) which was composed by Vishal–Shekhar 2013. In 2014, Singh got the opportunity to work with two of his favourite music directors, Sajid–Wajid and A. R. Rahman. He performed two tracks of the film Main Tera Hero (2014) and the song ‘Raat Bhar’ from the film Heropanti and dubbed the Hindi version of the song ‘Medhuvaagathaan’ from the film Kochadaiiyaan titled Dil Chaspiya for the latter. Singh next worked with Vishal Bhardwaj, recording two songs from the film Haider (2014) and with Sachin–Jigar for ‘Jaise Mera Tu’ for the yet another film Happy Ending (2014). The year marks his teamwork with many other music directors including Tony Kakkar and Palash Muchhal. The song Muskurane got him the most nominations in the year, while he received two Filmfare nominations for ‘Suno Na Sangemarmar’ and ‘Mast Magan’. Singh picked ‘Gulon Mein Rang Bhare’ formerly sung by the veteran singer Mehdi Hassan and re-composed for the film Haider (2014) by Vishal Bhardwaj. Arijit Singh has emerged as one of the most successful singers of his generation.

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