Illuminated Artiste - Arijit Singh

Featuring in the Illuminated Artiste of the Month spotlight BollyCurry has a man with the velvet voice, one who has captured billions of hearts worldwide with his soulful singing!

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Featuring in the Illuminated Artiste of the Month spotlight BollyCurry has a man with the velvet voice, one who has captured billions of hearts worldwide with his soulful singing. Even though he just arrived in the Bollywood music industry, the very talented and rather young singer is definitely here to stay as his compositions continue to top the weekly charts at home as well as internationally. We're talking of none other than the mesmerizing Arijit Singh.

Singh is a well-trained classical singer in both Hindi and Bengali and so began his professional musical career when he migrated to Mumbai to pursue his lifelong dream of having his voice heard by the masses. While he was still in college, he received the perfect chance with the reality show Fame Gurukul in 2005 where he challenged his array of capabilities and quickly proved his versatility, thus leaving the show as one of the top six contestants. The show earned him many loyal fans and so he also participated in another reality show named 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil on public demand, which he went on to win with the help of audience vote. 

Carrying on with his singing career in high spirits, Singh worked for the music company TIPS and done some freelance work. However, the small jobs were not taking him to heights of fame he initially anticipated or was touted for. It was not until he was selected as one of the lucky few by ace music directors Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy that his hard work started to reap him some credit, having already been acquainted with Shankar Mahadevan from his Fame Gurukul days. The trio gave him his first commercial break with the album High School Musical 2 for the song "All For One". Heard by the masses, including other music directors, his voice started to slowly reach places. 

Singh's rise in Bollywood began with the song "Phir Mohabbat" from Murder 2 (2011) and there was no looking back from there. Realizing that his voice could be used for soulful, soothing tones, he was then enlisted for further such songs, continuously receiving appreciation along the way. However, he hit mega jackpot in 2013 with the song "Tum Hi Ho" from Aashiqui 2 which bagged him his first ever Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer. The song has made him the most wanted playback singer across the nation with directors booking him in advance to have him featured on their albums. 

To expand his outreach, Singh also tried his voice in other markets and found instant fame in 2012 with the Bengali song Bojhena Shey Bojhena from a film of the same title. He was so loved by the Bengali audience that he carries on singing for the Bengali film industry even today.

Singh's success and avenue reach does not stop there. He has also given his voice for the tracks of the hit television shows such "Hum Hai Deewane" of the much-loved Colors show Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and title tracks of the Bengali shows Dadagiri featuring Sourav Ganguly and Tomay Amay Mile. He is not only a super talented singer but a wholesome performer as well, performing at many stage shows where he has left his fans amazed and satisfied. 

Amongst all the other talented singers of India, Singh indeed is one of the biggest asset one can procure. Therefore, below is a small list of some of his most loved songs to highlight his immense talent. 

  1. "Tum Hi Ho" - Aashiqui 2
  2. "Chahun Main Ya Naa" - Aashiqui 2
  3. "Raabta" - Agent Vinod
  4. "Duaa" - Shanghai
  5. "Kabhi Jo Badal Barse" - Jackpot
  6. "Kabira Encore" - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
  7. "Phir Le Aaya Dil" - Barfi!
  8. "Saanwali Si Raat" - Barfi!
  9. "Laal Ishq" - Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela
  10. "Main Dhoondne ko Zamaane Mein" - Heartless

In such little time, Arijit Singh has delivered numerous musical hits and the some of the biggest music compositions known to the music industry today, and he still continues to leave his listeners in awe. Here's wishing the wonderful singer a very bright and a successful career ahead. Do let us know which of his songs happen to be your favorite in the comments box below. 

Author: Shikha A.
Editor(s): Fatima W. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Shikha A.

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  • Posted on: 24 March 2014 at 2:51amanyadiv96

    i feel his voice is divine...got attracted to his voice after hearing raabta nd phir mohabbat...of course tum hi ho ws awesome...his songs make my bad mood bcum d happiest one...his voice has d JAAN in him...he is GR8...

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  • Posted on: 24 March 2014 at 1:45amdeboleena.manna

    I just love his voice..right now my fvrt is Suno na sangmarmar from Youngistaan though I know this song is the remake of Bengali song Ki Kore Toke Bolbo Tui Ke Amar and I love the bengali one too...he is the best..

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  • Posted on: 24 March 2014 at 12:16amluv_rk

    Arijit Singh u are truely talented singer..i loved all ur song..
    Tum hi ho,Hum hai deewani & also Dadagiri are fabulous

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  • Posted on: 24 March 2014 at 12:14amMihi4VruShan

    Arijit Singh has an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G voice! Within a short span of time, he has actually become one of my favourites! Keep rocking! Success is surely going to come your way :)

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2014 at 10:45pmRajshree12

    Arijit U R one of those singers who can touch anyone's heart with their soulful voice...
    Tum Hi Ho...can't hv enough of it..It is the best & most soulful song i hv listened..U hv given a life to the words in the song..
    Laal ishq & Phir le aaya dil...always give me goosebumps...how can someone sing sssooo effortlessly & soulfully..
    Uska hi bana...simply magical...u hv sung it in a breathtakingly mesmerisinggg way...
    & yeah Kabhi jo badal barse...mind blowinggg...
    Actually ur each & every song is a milestone...
    Love u ssooo muchhh...Keep singing like this..muahhh...

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2014 at 5:03pmRamanRKRaghav4U

    Evertime I listen to.this guy 's song I get goosebumps ... love u arjit

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2014 at 2:14pm-MitwaIshqPe-

    Arijit Singh has an AWESOME voice
    Love all his songs

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2014 at 2:11pm.Safina.

    Amazing voice! Gives me goosebumps! All of his songs are in my list of favorites!

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2014 at 12:42pmmrsp

    Love tum hi to ho.very talented wish him well.

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2014 at 11:19am-Rashi

    Arijit Singh !!!! Such beautiful voice.. uber melodious ..I think I can never get enough of his voice.
    Good Luck ! :)

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