Superstar Singer Sonu Nigam truly deserves no introduction, thanks to his amazing body of work. Popularly known as 'Modern Rafi', the singer started off his musical journey at the age of four and used to accompany his father to stage shows. The singer rose to fame by singing Mohammed Rafi classics. Sonu Nigam ruled the 1990s with his chartbuster pop songs.
In his nearly 30-year-long career, Sonu has numerous blockbuster and evergreen songs to his credit. Sonu, who has been the No. 1 artist on the US Billboard Uncharted charts, is also the recipient of many prestigious accolades, including a National Award and two Filmfare Awards.
The ace playback singer is celebrating his 48th birthday today and on his special day, we bring you his top ten songs (though it's extremely hard to decide) which continue to rule million hearts. Check it out.
TERA MILNA PAL DO PAL KA
A pop song sung by Sonu Nigam in the 90s. Perfection!
MOHABBAT KABHI MAINE
This romantic love song is from the album ‘Yaad’ -- one of his earliest songs.
This evergreen number is from Sonu Nigam’s album titled ‘Mausam – 1999.’ And if you are a 90s kid, you cannot forget how Sonu danced in the video. Such feels!
TU... KAB YE JAANEGI
Our 'kismat' got us introduced to Sonu Nigam's soulfully soft voice through his album 'Kismat'. And boy, we got to see a handsome singer dancing to an equally beautiful song!
SANDESE AATEY HAIN (BORDER)
This popular song has been sung by Sonu and Roop Kumar Rathod together. Anu Malik has composed this beautiful song, which is an all-time favourite for Hindi music lovers. Penned by Javed Akhtar, the song has become an anthem for the entire nation.
KAL HO NA HO (KAL HO NA HO)
With his melodious voice, Sonu Nigam made this song a memorable one. The song is featured on Shah Rukh Khan and dwells on the subject of living life to the fullest. The trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has composed the track and Javed Akhtar has written the lyrics. He was honoured with a National Award for singing this song so wonderfully!
ABHI MUJH MEIN KAHIN (AGNEEPATH)
This soulful number is among Sonu’s most beautiful tracks. The song is from Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra’s 2012 actioner Agneepath. While Amitabh Bhattacharya penned the lyrics, Ajay Atul gave the music. Can we have more songs like this, Bollywood?
YEH DIL DEEWANA (PARDES)
Sonu Nigam once admitted to have included his own "ooh"s and "aah"s in the song to make it rocking. And didn't it rock?
SURAJ HUYA MADDHAM (KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GHAM)
The popular Sonu Nigam song featured Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. One can feel the love oozing out of every line... Sonu's voice is magical!
BHAGWAAN... HAI KAHAAN RE TU (PK)
The song -- from Rajkumar Hirani’s film starring, Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles -- speaks of longing to go to a place called home. And the pain in Sonu Nigam's voice is the highlight -- more than, Aamir Khan's stellar act. Woah!
Here's wishing Sonu Nigam a very happy birthday, and melodious years ahead!
p.s. Can we request him to sing more? And pretty please!
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