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Sunidhi Chauhan Biography

Birth Name: Nidhi Chauhan

Born : 14 August 1983, in New Delhi, India

Sunidhi Chauhan is a popular Indian singer who shot to fame during the early 2000s. In a career spanning over three decades, Chauhan has sung for over 2,500 songs in Hindi as well as other regional languages such as Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, and Assamese. Born in 1983, Chauhan began singing at the tender age of five. Her family moved to Bombay in the early 1990s and Chauhan joined music director Kalyanji's Little Wonders troupe, in which she was the lead singer. At eleven, Chauhan rose to fame with the song 'Ladki Diwani' in Shastra in 1994. In 1996, she won the singing talent show, Meri Awaaz Suno. With the prize money that she received, she made worked with HMV and recorded her first private album, Aira Gaira Nathu Khaira.

Although she had sung in Hindi films, her first breakthrough came with Ram Gopal Varma's film Mast (1999) with the hit “Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi”. The film won her the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Soon, Chauhan started training in Indian classical music and Western music.

She then went on to work with the top music directors and lent her voice to musical hits like ‘Sajna Ve’ (Chameli, 2003), ‘Beedi Jalaile’ (Omkara, 2006) ‘Chhaliya’ (Tashan, 2008), ‘Desi Girl’ (Dostana, 2008), ‘Udi’ (Guzaarish, 2009). She is also very well known for the iconic item number “Sheila Ki Jawani" in Tees Maar Khan (2010), which won her the Filmfare Award, along with her rendition of “Beedi” from the blockbuster Omkara (2006).

Chauhan is considered as one of the most popular playback singers in the Hindi film industry. She has also done playback singing for a number of regional films as well as Nepali and Pakistani films. She has also served as a judge on the fifth season of the singing talent show Indian Idol V.

Her unique fusion style with elements of R&B and pop, alongside the traditional, show her prowess as both a classical and Western musician. She remains a prolific artist, and recently worked with the movies Rhythm (2016), Saala Khadoos (2016) and Fitoor (2016).

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Bobby Khan (2002 - 2003),Hitesh Sonik (24 April 2012)