Sukhwinder Singh

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Sukhwinder Singh
Sukhwinder Singh (singer).jpg
Singh at the launch of ‘KUBE’ in Mumbai in 2017
Background information
Also known asSukhi,Bablu
Born (1971-07-18) 18 July 1971 (age 47)[1][2][3]
Amritsar, Punjab, India
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, actor, lyricist
Years active1991–present
Websitesukhwindersinghofficial.com

Sukhwinder Singh (born 18 July 1971) is an Indian Bollywood playback singer. Singh is famous for singing "Chaiyya Chaiyya" for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. The song, from Mani Ratnam's 1998 film Dil Se.., was composed by A. R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung in duet with Sapna Awasthi. It was also featured in the musical Bombay Dreams and, in remixed arrangements, in the titles and credits segments of Spike Lee's 2006 film, Inside Man. Singh later gained more international fame for singing "Jai Ho" from the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. His rendition for the 2014 released film Haider fetched him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Biography[edit]

Singh originally comes from Amritsar, Punjab. He is a devoted worshiper of Lord Shiva. Singh first performed on stage at the age of 8, singing the Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar number "Sa re ga ma pa, pa, pa, ga ma re, ga re mere sang mere saajna", from the 1970 movie Abhinetri. He also released a Punjabi album called Munda Southhall Da with T. Singh, joined Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s troupe and quickly became a music arranger, before heading to the south of India to look for work. At this time he did a film called Rakshakudu.

Singh got his break in the movie Karma, in which he sang a few lines; then he did a Madhuri Dixit film called Khilaaf, in which he sang the hit song "Aa ja Sanam". But the singer realised that something was missing in his voice, took a sabbatical and left Mumbai to tour England and America to see, hear and understand various forms of music. After this broadening of his musical horizons, he returned to Mumbai to kick-start his musical career.

His first effort in Hindi films, Aaja Sanam, went largely unnoticed, even though the music carried the names of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Then for Dil Se... A. R. Rahman used Sukhwinder for "Chaiyya Chaiyya". The other films that followed – including Taal, Biwi No. 1, 1947 Earth, Daag, Jaanwar, Dillagi, Moksha, Thakshak, Tere Naam, Apna Sapna Money Money, Shadi Se Pehle, Shabd, Chak de! India, Om Shanti Om and Black and White- that have made him a household name.

He has been well received for providing playback singing for Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan in a total of 7 songs. Of these, "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from Dil Se.., "Dard-E-Disco" from Om Shanti Om, "Chak De India" from Chak De! India, "Haule Haule" from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, "Marjaani" from Billu "Satakali" from Happy New Year and "Udi Udi Jaye" from "Raees" have become certified hits.

Singh has provided playback for many notable Bollywood heroes including Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Tushar Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt, Bobby Deol Ranbir Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Farhan Akhtar and Sunny Deol.

In June 2014, he participated in the 7th season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Awards[edit]

Sukhwinder Singh won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for the song "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from the movie Dil Se.. whose music was by A. R. Rahman and for the song "Haule Haule" from the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi whose music was by Salim–Sulaiman

The song "Jai Ho", sung by Singh, composed by A. R. Rahman, and written by Gulzar, was nominated Critics' Choice Award for Best Song and won an Oscar: Academy Award for Best Original Song. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in 2010.

He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer at the 62nd National Film Awards for his rendition in the 2014 film Haider composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Selected discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • Jashn (2001)[4]

As playback singer[edit]

2016 to 2018[edit]

Year Film Songs Detail Note
2018 Sui Dhaaga Sab Badiya Hai Music-Anu Malik Lyrics- Varun Grover
Thugs of Hindostan Vashmalle
Manzoor-E-Khuda
Music- Ajay-Atul Lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya Vashmalle->Co-singer(s)- Vishal Dadlani Manzoor-> Co-singer(s)-Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Ajay
Zero Ishqbaazi Music- Ajay-Atul Lyrics- Irshad Kamil
Pataakha Gali Gali Music- Vishal Bharadwaj Lyrics- Gulzar
Sanju Kar Har Miadan Fateh Music - Vikram Montrose Lyrics - Shekhar Astitwa Co-singer(s)- Shreya Ghoshal
Raid Black Music - Amit Trivedi Lyrics - Indraneel
Bhaiaji Superhit Om Namah Shivay Music - Raghav Sachar Lyrics - Shabbir Ahmed Co-singer(s)- Raghav Sachar, Akanksha Sharma Rap- Raftaar
2017 Sachin: A Billion Dreams Sachin Sachin Music - A. R. Rahman Lyrics - Irshad Kamil
Tiger Zinda Hai Zinda Hai Music - Julius Packiam Rap - Raftaar
Rangoon Tippa &
Julia
Tippa -> Music - Vishal Bhardwaj Lyrics - Gulzar Co-Singer(s) - Rekha Bhardwaj & Sunidhi Chauhan and
Julia -> Music - Vishal Bhardwaj Lyrics - Gulzar Co-Singer(s) - K.K. & Kunal Ganjawala
Raees Udi Udi Jaye Music - Ram Sampath Lyrics - Javed Akhtar Co-Singer(s) - Bhoomi Trivedi & Karsan Das Sagathia
Jolly LLB 2 O Re Rangreza (Qawaali) Music - Vishal Khurana Lyrics - Junaid Wasi Co-Singer(s) - Murtuza Mustafa & Qadir Mustafa
Lucknow Central Kaavaan Kaavaan (Remix) Music - Sukhwinder Singh, Mychael Danna & Tanishk Bagchi Lyrics - Kumar , Sukhwinder Singh & Mychael Danna Co-Singer(s) - Renesa Bagchi
Bhoomi Daag Music - Sachin-Jigar Lyrics - Priya Saraiya
Sarkar 3 Gussa
Angry Mix &
Shakti
Music - Rohan Vinayak and Ravi Shankar for all songs
Angry Mix -> Co-Singer(s) - Mika Singh and
Shakti -> Co-Singer(s) - Saket Bairoliya & Adarsh Shinde
Idgah
The Wishing Tree
2016 Shivaay Bolo Har Har Har Music - Mithoon Lyrics - Sandeep Shrivastava Co-Singer(s) - Mithoon, Mohit Chauhan, Badshah, Megha Sriram Dalton, Anugrah & The Vamps
Sarbjit Tung Lak &
Meherbaan
Tung Lak -> Music - Shail-Pritesh Lyrics - Sandeep Singh Co-Singer(s) - Sunidhi Chauhan, Shail Hada & Kalpana Gandharv and
Meherbaan -> Music - Shail-Pritesh Lyrics - A M Turaz Co-Singer(s) - Shail Hada & Munnawar Masoom
Amar Prem Amar Prem Bengali Movie
Janatha Garage Jai Ho Janatha Telugu-language Movie, Music - Devi Sri Prasad Lyrics - Ramajogayya Sastry Co-Singer(s) - Vijay Prakash
Sultan Sultan (Title Track) Music - Vishal-Shekhar Lyrics - Irshad Kamil Co-Singer(s) - Shadab Faridi
Jai Gangaajal Tetua Music - Salim–Sulaiman Lyrics - Manoj Muntashir
Love Ke Funday Naina Shatir Bade Co-Singer(s) - Shaleen Bhanot & Rishank Tiwari
Motu Patlu: King Of Kings Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi &
Jungle Hai Jungle
Music - Vishal Bhardwaj

2015 and Before[edit]

Collaboration with musician and lyricist[edit]

Musician/Lyricist Movie/Album/TV shows Remark
Gulzar 1) Dil Se.. – 1998 2) Khoobsurat – 1999 3) Aks – 2001 4) Bunty Aur Babli – 2005
5) The Blue Umbrella – 2005 6) Paheli – 2005 7) Omkara – 2006 8) Jaan-E-Mann – 2006
9) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom – 2007 10) No Smoking – 2007 11) Just Married – 2007
12) Slumdog Millionaire – 2009 13) Billu – 2009 14) Firaaq – 2009 15) Kaminey – 2009
16) Dus Tola – 2010 17) Veer – 2010 18) Raavan - 2010 19) Ishqiya – 2010
20) Teen Thay Bhai – 2011 21) Chala Mussaddi... Office Office – 2011
22) Motu Patlu - 2012 23) Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – 2013 24) Ek Thi Daayan – 2013
25) Dedh Ishqiya – 2014 26) Haider – 2014 27) Kill Dil – 2014
28) Madaari - 2016 29) Rangoon - 2017
A.R. Rahman 1) Dil Se.. – 1998 2) 1947 Earth – 1998 3) Doli Saja Ke Rakhna – 1998
4) Taal – 1999 5) Thakshak – 1999 6) Zubeidaa – 2000 7) One 2 Ka 4 – 2001
8) Lagaan – 2001 9) The Legend of Bhagat Singh – 2002 10)Tehzeeb – 2003
11) Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities – 2004 12) Bombay Dreams- 2004
13) Mangal Pandey: The Rising – 2005 14) Water – 2005 15) Slumdog Millionaire – 2008
16) Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na – 2008 17) Blue – 2009 18) Raavan – 2010
19) Ada... A Way of Life – 2010 20) Connections – 2010 21) Raanjhanaa – 2013
22) Million Dollar Arm – 2014 23) Jeans – 1998 24) Sachin: A Billion Dreams - 2017
Vishal Bhardwaj 1) Ramji Londonwale – 2005 2) The Blue Umbrella – 2005 3) Omkara – 2006
4) No Smoking – 2007 5) Kaminey – 2009 6) Ishqiya – 2010
7) Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – 2013 8) Dedh Ishqiya – 2014 9) Haider – 2014
10) Motu Patlu: King Of Kings – 2016 11) Madaari-2016 12) Rangoon-2017
Vishal–Shekhar 1) Supari (film) – 2003 2) Musafir – 2004 3) Dus -2005 4) Shabd – 2005
5) Om Shanti Om – 2007 6) Tashan – 2008 7) Bhoothnath – 2008 8) Tees Maar Khan – 2010
9) Ra.One – 2011 10) Kahaani- 2012 11) Arjun: The Warrior Prince – 2012 12) Gippi- 2013
13) Gori tere pyaar me-2013 14) Happy new year-2014 15)Sultan-2016
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy 1) Dus – 1997 2) Shool – 1999 3) Bunty Aur Babli-2005 4) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom-2007
5) Johnny Gaddaar – 2007 6) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag-2013 7) D-Day – 2013 8) Kill Dil – 2014
9) Dil Dhadakne Do – 2015
Pritam 1) Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena – 2005 2) Garam Masala – 2005 3) Apna Sapna Money Money – 2006
4) Just Married – 2007 5) Kaisay Kahein... – 2007 6) Kidnap – 2008 7) Ek – the power of one – 2009
8) Billu – 2009 9) Aakrosh – 2010 10) I Love NY – 2015
Sajid–Wajid 1) Khauff – 2000 2) Garv: Pride and Honour – 2004 3) Veer – 2010 4) Dabangg – 2010
5) Chala Mussaddi... Office Office – 2011 6) Housefull 2 – 2012 7) Ek Tha Tiger – 2012
8) Dabangg 2 – 2012 9) Khallballi! – 2013 10) Rangrezz – 2013
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 1) Kachche Dhaage – 1999
Anand Bakshi 1) Karma – 1986 2) Vardi – 1989 3) Banjaran – 1991 4) Saudagar – 1991
5) Chamatkar – 1992 6) Rajkumar – 1996 7) Dil Kya Kare – 1999
8) Hindustan Ki Kasam – 1999 9) Kachche Dhaage – 1999 10) Taal – 1999
11) Yaadein – 2001 12) Na Tum Jaano Na Hum – 2002 13) Mehbooba – 2008
14) Yamla Pagla Deewana – 2011
Salim–Sulaiman 1) Iqbal – 2005 2) Aaja Nachle – 2007 3)Chak De! India – 2007
4) Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – 2008 5) Fashion – 2008 6) Kurbaan – 2009 7) Luck – 2009
8) Band Baaja Baaraat – 2010 9)Chakravyuh – 2012 10) Kaanchi: The Unbreakable – 2014
Amit Trivedi 1) Bombay Talkies – 2013


Sameer 1) Kurbaan – 1991 2) Raghuveer – 1995 3) Kartavya – 1995 4) Itihaas – 1997
5) Daag: The Fire – 1999 6) Biwi No.1 – 1999 7) Jaanwar – 1999
8) Badal – 2000 9) Jungle – 2000 10) Deewane – 2000 11) Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya – 2000
12) Tera Mera Saath Rahen – 2001 13) Deewaanapan – 2001 14) The Legend of Bhagat Singh – 2002
15) Karz: The Burden of Truth – 2002 16) Dum – 2003 17) Kash Aap Hamare Hote – 2003
18) Kaise Kahoon Ke... Pyaar Hai – 2003 19) Tere Naam – 2003 20) Baghban – 2003
21) Classic Dance of Love – 2005 22) Iqbal – 2005 23) Garam Masala – 2005
24) Dosti: Friends Forever – 2005 25) c – 2008 26) Mr. Black Mr. White – 2008 27) Good Luck! – 2008
28) Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors – 2008 29) Chintu Ji – 2009 30) Na Jaane Kabse – 2011
31) I Am Singh – 2011 32) Housefull 2 – 2012 33) Chakradhaar – 2012 34) Bol Bachchan – 2012
35) Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai – 2012 36) Ata Pata Laapata – 2012 37) Dabangg 2 – 2012
Anu Malik 1) Refugee - 2000 2) LOC Kargil - 2003 3) Aks - 2001 4) Jaan-E-Mann - 2006
5) Garv - 2004 6) Victory - 2009 7) Sssshhh... - 2003 8) Shakti: The Power - 2002
9) Yaadein - 2001 10) Good Luck! - 2008 11) Yamla Pagla Deewana - 2011 12)Hum To Mohabbat Karega
13)Khauff (2000) 14) Badal (2000) 15) Biwi No. 1 (1999) 16) Angaaray - 1998
17)Gundaraj - 1995 18)Chamatkar - 1992 19)Vardi - 1989 20)Ek Chadar Maili Si - 1986
Lesle Lewis 1) Apna Asmaan – 2007
Vinay Jaiswal 1) Deewaren – 2016


Sachin - Jigar 1)Bhoomi - 2017
Rajesh Roshan 1) Na Tum Jaano Na Hum - 2002 2) Moksha - 2001 3) Daag the fire - 1999
4) Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan - 1991


Mithoon 1)Shivaay - 2016
Meet Bros 1) zanjeer- 2013 2) Kya Super Kool Hai Hum - 2012

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desai, Ishita (4 December 2012). "A Conversation With: Singer Sukhwinder Singh". New York Times. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  2. ^ Badola, Shreya (20 July 2012). "I want to get married now: Sukhwinder Singh". Mumbai: DNA. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  3. ^ "TDIM – Singh Celebrates His Birthday – 18th July". MTV. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  4. ^ http://ww.smashits.com/jashn/songs-1502.html

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