Arijit Singh, an Indian singer
Arijit Singh (25 April 1987) is an Indian singer, music composer and producer.
He was born on 25 April 1987, in West Bengal, India. He learned music at home from a very young age. He learned Indian classical music from his maternal aunt. In high school he attended Raja Bijay Singh High School, and then at Sripat Singh College, an affiliate of University of Kalyani.
His career started on Fame Gurukul (2005), when he lost the finals. After winning another reality show called 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil, he built his own recording setup, starting his journey into music production. After that, he became a music programmer for Pritam Chakraborty, Shankar Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, and Mithoon.
The first recognition he got was in 2013 when he won the Mirchi Music Award as the Upcoming Male Vocalist. The award went to Dua and he was nominated for another song called ‘Phir Le Aaya Dil’ from Barfi. His “Tum Hi Ho” song from Aashiqui 2 made him popular. In 59th Filmfare Awards, he won Best Male Playback Singer.
He got to work with two of his favorite music directors: Sajid-Wajid and A. R. Rahman. He dubbed the Hindi version of the song “Medhuvaagathaan” from Kochadaiiyaan titled “Dil Chaspiya” for A. R. Rahman and performed two tracks on Main Tera Hero and the song “Raat Bhar” from Heropanti for Sajid-Wajid.
Then he started doing soulful songs like Raabta, Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse, Sooraj Dooba Hain, Kabira and a bunch more movies.
He also sang for 83, Tadap, Sooryavanshi, Bhuj – the pride of India, etc.
He’s won almost all the singing awards and is one of the most sought-after singers in the country within a very short period. Aside from Hindi, he’s sung in other Indian languages.
He’s won four Mirchi Music Awards, six Filmfare Awards, a Stardust Award, three IIFA Awards, two Zee Cine Awards and two Screen Awards. His song “Tum Hi Ho” from 2013’s Aashiqui 2 got him nine awards out of ten nominations.
Spotify declared him the most streamed Indian artist of 2020 and 2021. And he’s the most followed Asian soloist on Spotify.