Remember there was a time when Bollywood movies were incomplete without a cabaret dance or lately an item number. But things have changed drastically and the directors have understood that it takes more than skin show and gyrating numbers to woo the audience.
Soon Bollywood witnessed a change in scenes and lot of young and talented musicians and singers began to carve a niche for themselves both in the industry as well as the hearts of the people. The audience specially fell in love with this young musician from Murshidabad, West Bengal, with a voice so soulful that he literally revolutionised the music scene of Bollywood.
Arijit Singh was crowned the king of Hindi music and his numbers topped charts for weeks together. Whether he gave us ‘ Muskurane ki vajah ’ or mesmerized us with ‘Kuch toh hai tumse raabta’ or gave us goosebumps with ‘ Phir le aaya hai Dil Majboor ’ we can never get enough of him. Here are some lesser known facts about Arijit Singh you’ll love to read.
Arijit Singh was one of the participants of singing reality show called Fame Gurukul (2005). Surprisingly he could not even get a foothold among the Top 5. Although, Arijit was one of the most loved singers on the show, he ended up at 6th position. Shankar Mahadevan, one of the judges in the show had called Arijit Singh as one of the best singers on the show and had promised to give him work, a promise which he actually honored after the show.
Subsequently, he went on to win a reality show called 10 ke 10 le gaye dil. Shankar Ehsaan Loy gave Arijit the first break in one of their songs called “All For One” from High School Musical 2 album. He also sung the song “Hum Hai Deewane” of the Indian daily soap Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and “Dadagiri” featuring Sourav Gangully. He has also sung the title track of Bengali television serial “Tomay Amay Mile” with Ujjaini Mukherjee.
Initially, there was a little confusion regarding which song Arijit Singh debuted with as a playback singer. He cleared that in another interview that it was actually ‘Phir mohabbat…’ from Murder 2, which he had sung way back in 2009, two years before the song actually released. Arijit admitted to have forgotten about the song and that it was a friend of his who told him that the song had released.
Once while giving an interview to Forbesindia.com, Arijit Singh confessed that he did not join the world of music with an intention of becoming famous but it was his genuine love for singing and a passion for music that bought him to the industry.
Arijit Singh enthralls audience in a conference
Arijit is a down to earth and grounded person and that reflects in his lifestyle. Once in another interview he was asked if he had bought himself a car with the first paycheck, to which he had responded, “Car? What car? I still don’t have a car. I still travel by public transport. I take autos to travel to and fro for recordings. When in Calcutta, I take a train to go to Murshidabad and then take a cycle rickshaw to my house.”
Now tell us how many celebrities are that humble and stay close to their roots? But Arijit Singh has clearly won our hearts.
Much before making a foray into Bollywood as a playback singer, Arijit Singh worked as a music programmer for noted music directors of Bollywood including Pritam Chakraborty, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar and Mithoon. He would sing scratch versions of various songs during his days of working with Pritam. The music director eventually gave a number of opportunities to Arijit in the various films he was working on.
Well, a little sneak peak into his personal life. Arijit Singh tied the knot with his childhood friend, Koel Roy. The wedding of the two was a private affair owing to Arijit’s media-shy nature. Reportedly, both Arijit and Koel have been married before. In fact Arijit’s wife Koel, has a baby girl from her previous marriage and the child is apparently very fond of Arijit. (Well, we are too)
Now let’s come to 7 Facts about Arjit Singh:
His first song was “All For One” from High School Musical 2 and it was composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy .
Arijit Singh made his Bollywood music debut with the Mithoon-composition, “Phir Mohabbat” from Murder 2.
He also sung for TV Shows Track like – “Hum Hai Deewane” Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and “Dadagiri” featuring Sourav Gangully.
- Arijit Singh Net Worth 2016 is estimated to be $7 Million
- Arjit Singh Does not have any personal car, He still uses public transport.
- Much before becoming a playback singer, Arijit Singh worked as a music programmer for noted music directors of Bollywood including Pritam Chakraborty, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar and Mithoon. Arijit told in an interview that it was the only way for him to survive in Mumbai.
- Arijit Singh is married to his childhood friend, Koel Roy.
Listed bellow is top 10 songs of Arijit Singh :
1. Chahun Main Yaa Na
3. Kabhi Jo Badal Barse
5. Phir Le Aaya Dil
7. Sawali Si Raat
8. Tum Hi Ho
9. Uska Hi Banana