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Arijit Singh: The Soulful Voice that Touches Millions of Hearts

Arijit Singh is renowned Indian singer & composer, with numerous awards like Filmfare, National Film Award.

Full Name Arijit Singh
Age 36
Birthday April 25, 1987
Birth Sign Taurus
Born India
Height 5‘ 8"
Net Worth $104 million
Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube

As a long-time fan of Arijit Singh, I am excited to provide this comprehensive introduction to the brilliant artist that has given us some of the most soulful and melodic songs of the decade. Hold on tight as we dive into the musical genius of Arijit!

The Early Life of a Budding Artist

Born in Jiaganj, Murshidabad of West Bengal, Arijit was inclined towards music since childhood. He started training in Indian classical music at home under his grandmother and mother who were decent singers themselves.

Arijit used to practice music for hours on a regular basis. His talent and dedication were evident from how quickly he picked up instruments like tabla, guitar and keyboards as a young child.

Though he completed his academics like any other student, music remained Arijit‘s first love and priority. He participated in multiple singing competitions during his school and college days, honing his natural skills.

The Struggle and Rise to Stardom

Like most success stories, Arijit‘s journey to stardom was not easy. He had to face his fair share of struggles and rejections.

In 2005, he auditioned for the reality show Fame Gurukul at age 18. Despite getting rejected, he continued to give similar auditions until he finally got selected in another singing show 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil in 2006.

Though he didn‘t win, the shows gave valuable exposure and experience on stage, building his confidence.

The big break came in 2011, when music director Pritam gave Arijit his first complete song "Phir Mohabbat" in Murder 2. This marked the beginning of his career, and Arijit impressed with his soulful voice.

But it was the song "Tum Hi Ho" from Aashiqui 2 that catapulted him to stardom in 2013. The romantic ballad became a chartbuster, earning Arijit his first Filmfare and IIFA awards. Since then, he has established himself as one of the leading singers in Bollywood.

Some of my other favorite songs that showcase Arijit‘s talent include soulful tracks like Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) and Soch Na Sake (Airlift), soft rock numbers like Sau Aasmaan (Baar Baar Dekho) and Ilahi (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) as well as melodies like Samjhawan (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania) and Gerua (Dilwale). Arijit has the rare ability to adapt his voice to any genre.

"Channa Mereya" live performance

Awards and Accolades

Arijit Singh has received numerous honors recognizing his singing talent including:

  • 4 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer
  • National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2018)
  • Padma Shri for contribution to arts and music (2020)
  • Multiple IIFA, Mirchi Music and Star Screen awards

In fact, Arijit holds the record for most Mirchi Music Awards won by any artist! It‘s no wonder he is considered the ‘King of Playback Singing‘ today.

Arijit Singh‘s Unique Musical Style and Influences

What makes Arijit‘s singing special is how he effortlessly conveys emotions through his voice. He has an old-world charm and sings with a lot of feel.

His main musical influences are legends like Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Kishore Kumar and Sonu Nigam. Arijit is able to seamlessly mold his classical style with contemporary music.

Arijit possesses an incredible vocal range spanning three octaves. His base voice has depth and resonance, while he can smoothly transition to high pitched notes.

Beyond Bollywood, Arijit has done songs in regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali etc. He is also popular for ghazals, qawwalis, and soft rock – showcasing impressive versatility.

Fun-Loving Persona Beyond the Music

Though Arijit avoids the limelight, he comes across as very down-to-earth and humble in occasional interviews. Here are some interesting tidbits about his personality:

  • He enjoys playing football, swimming and gymming during his free time.
  • Arijit is a major foodie, especially for Bengali, Mughlai and seafood delicacies!
  • He shares a close bond with his wife Koyel Singh and two young kids.
  • If not a singer, Arijit thinks he would have been a professional footballer or cricketer.
  • He prefers staying away from social media and leads a simple lifestyle.

The Legacy of Arijit Singh

It is difficult to capture Arijit‘s immense impact on Indian music in just a few paragraphs. Within a short span of time, he has delivered numerous chartbusters that have touched the souls of millions worldwide.

According to me, Arijit‘s legacy is his ability to spark an array of emotions through his versatile singing – from melancholic tears to cheerful smiles. The youth of today grew up listening to the melodious voice of Arijit Singh, be it romantic ballads or peppy dance numbers.

His raw, soulful singing style has made him a household name in India and globally. Arijit deserves all the success coming his way and I hope he continues entertaining us with his magic for decades to come!