Arijit Singh in "Ebela Ami Amar Moto Samman Award 2013"
25 April 1987 |
Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Music Producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Piano|
Arijit Singh (born 25 April 1987 in Jiaganj, Murshidabad), is an Indian playback singer. He was a participant in one of the reality-singing series, Fame Gurukul in 2005 and became an assistant to music director Pritam. Singh is best known for Tum Hi Ho (song) from Aashiqui 2 that won him Filmfare and IIFA best male playback singer award in 2013 and 2014 respectively
Singh first came into the public eye during a reality show called Fame Gurukul on where he lost the finals. An offer to record an album from Kumar Taurani of Tips which took almost a year to be recorded, mixed and mastered was never released. Singh went on to win a subsequent reality show called 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil. He also sang the title song "Hum Hai Deewane" of the Indian TV show called Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and the Bengali reality show Dadagiri Unlimited in 2009. Singh provided vocals for the Shankar Ehsaan Loy song "All For One" from the High School Musical 2 (Vol 1) album in 2007.
Arijit has also sung the title track of the Bengali serial Tomay Amay Mile along with Ujjaini Mukherjee and of the soap Bojhena Se Bojhena along with Madhuraa Bhattacharya.
2011-12: Phir Mohabbat and entry into Bollywood
Singh lent his voice for Mithoon's "Phir Mohabbat" along with Mohammad Irfan Ali and Saim Bhat in Mukesh Bhatt produced movie Murder 2 which was released in 2011, as his first Bollywood movie song. This song created a buzz amongst the youth and topped the charts on the radio for weeks. Though he didn't have any other release that year, the following year, he sung for 6 movies. He worked with Pritam Chakraborty in films like Players, Agent Vinod, Cocktail and Barfi!. He also did sing to Chirantan Bhatt's 1920: Evil Returns and for Vishal-Shekhar in Shanghai, where the latter fetched him Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Male Playback Singer award and was nominated, in the same category for "Phir Le Aya Dil" in Barfi!.
2013-present: Tum Hi Ho
2013 is the most successful year for Singh where he received numerous praise and awards for his chartbuster song "Tum Hi Ho" in Aashiqui 2. The song topped many radio charts and became the "Love Anthem Of The Year". The song was a critical and commercial success where it topped the Indian iTunes chart for 61 times altogether. The song fetched him, his first Filmfare, IIFA, Zee Cine, Screen and many other awards. He worked with Jeet Ganguly for the rest of his tracks in the album and selected "Piya Aaye Na" along with "Tum Hi Ho" as his favorites from the album. The year marks some of his successful songs like "Dilliwaali Girlfriend" and soul stirring "Kabira" for Pritam Chakraborty in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. He recorded for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and for Sharib-Toshi in Jackpot. While in the Miranda House fest in Delhi, Singh said he wasn't completely happy with the actors in the video of the latter which is one of his 'personal favourite' songs. Re-created version of "Har Kisi Ko" in Boss, received mixed reactions from critics, while songs like "Kashmir Main, Tu Kanyakumari" and "Dhokha Dhadi" was well received by both critics and audience, during the year.
2014 is also followed by many acknowledged songs from Singh. He recorded his first track to A.R. Rahman, "Dil Chaspiya" in Kochadaiiyaan He lends his voice for some re-created songs like "Samjhawan" in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and "Aaj Phir" in Hate Story 2 where both received to mixed response from critics due to comparison with original but topped many charts for weeks. He collaborated with Sajid-Wajid for Main Tera Hero and Heropanti, where "Palat - Tera Hero Idhar Hai" from former, received mixed response from reviewers and "Raat Bhar" from latter, rocked music charts during the released days with positive reviews. He also recorded "Mast Magan" in 2 States for Shankar Ehsaan Loy, which topped iTunes India chart and was acclaimed. Other songs released during the year, like "Tu Hi Hai Aashiqui" for Dishkiyaoon, "Suno Na Sangemarmar" for Youngistaan, songs from City Lights, Mary Kom, "Humdard" for Ek Villain and "Jiya" for Gunday, were well received by the reviewers, while "Shanivaar Raati" from Main Tera Hero, "Saawan Aaya Hai" from Creature 3D and songs of Holiday received mixed response from critics.
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