19 Interesting Facts About Arijit Singh

19 Interesting Facts About Arijit Singh
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 Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh: The reigning singing heartthrob of Bollywood.

• Arijit Singh was born in Murshidabad, West Bengal on 25 April 1987.
• His father is a Punjabi and worked as an LIC agent and his Mother is a Bengali and is a homemaker.
• Got his inspiration and interest in music from his relatives, since his maternal grandmother used to sing and his maternal aunt is trained in Indian Classical music. His maternal uncle also plays the Tabla.
• He studied in Raja Bijay Singh High School and then in Sripat Singh College and graduated from University of Kalyani.
• He was trained in Indian Classical music by Rajendra Prasad Hazari, trained in Tabla by Dhirendra Prasad Hazari. Birendra Prasad Hazari trained him in pop music.
• He was a contestant on a reality show “Fame Gurukul” , which aired on Sony Television in 2005 where he was not even among the top 3 contestants.
• He also participated in “10 ke 10 le gaye dil”, which he won.
• His first song was “All For One” from High School Musical 2. It was composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
• He made his Bollywood debut with the song “Phir Mohabbat” from Murder 2 which was released in 2011 and had Emraan Hashmi in lead. The song was composed by Mithoon.
• When Arijit Singh was programming the song “Raabta” from Agent Vinod which was released in 2012 with Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in lead, Pritam Chakraborty who was the composer of the movie, wanted him to sing the classical part in the song. The song was divided in to four versions, and Pritam made him to sing the entire composition in one of the versions.
• His favorite music directors are Sajid–Wajid and A. R. Rahman. He sang two songs of the movie Main Tera Hero and the song “Raat Bhar” from Heropanti for Sajid–Wajid ,and dubbed the Hindi version of the song “Medhuvaagathaan” from Kochadaiiyaan titled “Dil Chaspiya” for A. R. Rahman.
• Singh has received many awards and accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, an IIFA Award, two Zee Cine Award and two Screen Awards.
• He received Mirchi Music Award in the best upcoming Male playback singer category for the song “Duaa” from the movie Shanghai.
• He received widespread prominence and popularity with the release of the song “Tum Hi Ho” from Aashiqui 2.
• He received 9 awards from 10 nominations for the song “Tum Hi Ho”.
• He has also sung for TV Shows like – “Hum Hai Deewane” Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon which is aired on Colors.
• He doesn’t like limelight and paparazzi and rarely gives any interviews. He has had his share of controversies. He reported that the underworld don Ravi Poojary had threatened him and asked for a ransom of Rs.5 crores but Arijit did not file any complaint with the police. He was also arrested for assaulting a journalist. In 2016 he had a spat with Salman Khan and has publicly apologized to Salman. According to reports, Arijit will sing for Salman’s upcoming movie Tubelight.
• Apart from being a singer, he is a documentary film maker, plays Badminton and is an avid writer and movie freak.
• He was previously married to Koyal Singh whom he divorced. Arijit married Koel Roy, his childhood friend in Tarapith temple, West Bengal on 20 January 2014.

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