Sonu Nigam began his singing career at the age of three, when he joined his father on stage to sing Mohammad Rafi's "Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Wo Kasam Wo Irada."
Sonu started hosting Sa Re Ga Ma in 1995 with the first episode airing on the 1st of May 1995. Sa Re Ga Ma, television singing talent competition, soon became one of the most popular shows on Indian television.
Sonu has become a major force in the Indian music industry. He has provided playback singing for a large number of Hindi movies and won many awards.
He is recognized for his versatile voice, with his voice adapted excellently to the actor he is singing for, as well as his excellent emotion range, with perfect singing of romantic, rock, sad, patriotic and other songs of various genres.
Sonu has sung with clear pronunciations, in many languages besides Hindi, including Bengali, Oriya, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, English, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Nepali and Marathi.
When Sonu was just 17 years old he moved to the city of dreams, Mumbai in search of work as he wanted to pursue his career in music.
Sonu's melodious and versatile voice won him the hearts of millions and he created his own space in the music industry. He won his first Filmfare awards for his tracks "Saathiya" in 2002 and next in 2003 for "Kal Ho Na Ho".
His first album with his new company Kismat was an astounding success, going platinum in sales. The success of the album also prompted the company to sign him again for a Bhajan album titled Sanskaar.
Today Sonu Niigaam has to keep switching between the different roles of a playback singer, an actor and a pop singer. He is one of the few singers to have made it big both in films and on the Indi-Pop circuit.
Besides singing, Sonu Niigaam has made his debut in an acting stream as lead hero in 2004 movie ‘Love in Nepal’.
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