Sonu Nigam is a big name in the Indian Music Industry. He is one of the leading singers in the country. He is not only a playback singer but also a composer, host, actor and live performer.
The versatility that he shows in his singing can be nowhere seen. His voice is loved by millions. He is often referred to as Lord of Chords.
Sonu Nigam Net Worth 2020
His approximate net worth is above $50 million. Sonu has garner great name and fame in the industry.
Apart from playback singing, he earns a good amount of money from his live concerts, shows, and events that are organized all over the world.
Sonu Nigam Biography
|Full Name||Sonu Nigam|
|Birth Date||30th July 1973|
|Birth Place||Faridabad, India|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
He was born on July 30, 1973, in Faridabad, Haryana. His father Agam Kumar Nigam is also a singer. His mother is Shobha Nigam who hails from Garhwal. His sister, Teesha Nigam, is also a singer.
He got his training under Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.
On February 15, 2002, Sonu Nigam got married to Madhurima Mishra. The couple has a son together. His name is Nevaan.
Sonu’s first stint on stage was at the age of four when he accompanied his father on a stage show and sang a famous song, Kya Hua Tera Wada by Mohd Rafi. He often used to attend singing events with his father.
He came to Mumbai to make his singing career in Bollywood at the age of eighteen. He sang his first song as a playback singer for the movie Janam in 1990. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t release.
In 1992, he released his first album called Rafi ki Yaadein. In 1993, his first playback song O Aasman Wale from the movie Aaja Meri Jaan was released. Later on, he sang many songs for movies like Shabnam (1993), Muqabala (1993), Meherbaan (1993), Aag (1994), Khuddar (1994), Gaddaar (1995).
In 1995, he also started hosting the prestigious singing show Sa Re Ga Ma. This year brought him huge success as his song Achha Sila Diya from the movie Bewafa Sanam became an instant hit. He also sang the song Sandese Aate Hain composed by Anu Malik in Border movie in the year 1995 only.
In 1997, he sang and performed the song Yeh Dil Deewana in the movie Pardes. In 1999, his album Deewana with music Director Sajid-Wajid released in 1999. This album took his success to some other level.
Later on, he sang in different movies such as Kal ho Na ho, Agneepath, etc. He released a song as a tribute to Michael Jackson after his demise.
Sonu Nigam and Britney Spears collaborated for her Remix Song I wanna Go in 2011. He also collaborated with DJ Avicii for the song India Levela in 2012.
He has also composed music for some movies such as Sooper Se Ooper, Singh Saab The Great, Jal, The Music Room, and Crazy Dil.
Apart from Singing
He has been interested in acting as well. He acted in movies Kaamchor, Ustaadi Ustad Se, Krishna Krishna, Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani, Kash Aap Humare Hote, Love in Nepal, Warning, etc. He has also been a part of many singing reality shows as a judge.
Sonu is continuously working in movies and doing live concerts and events all over the world. He is the best in his field and it reflects in his popularity.
Sonu Nigam is felicitated and awarded at different platforms from time-to-time. He is the recipient of one National Award and many other words namely Filmfare, Zee Cine Awards, Global Indian Music Award, Indian Television Academy award, and many more.