Sonu Nigam: News

Sonu Nigam is an Indian singer, music composer, and actor born on July 30, 1973. He has sung in numerous languages, including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Tulu, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Marathi, and Nepali, among others. His first song in Bollywood was 'O Aasman Wale" from the movie 'Aaja Meri Jaan' (1993). His first album, titled 'Rafi Ki Yaadein' was also released in 1993. In the following years, Nigam has sung in numerous films including, 'Sainik', 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi', 'Bheega Bheega Sa', 'Sangharsh', 'Kasam Teri Kasam', 'Aur Pyar Ho Gaya', 'Ramjaane', 'Mast', and 'Badal', among others. In 2011, he collaborated with international pop sensation Britney Spears on a remix of her 'I Wanna Go' track, and in 2012, with DJ Avicii on his song 'Indian Levels'. He is often referred to as the "Modern Rafi." He hosted the music show 'Sa Re Ga Ma' during 1995-99 and served as a judge on 'Sa Re ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International' and 'Indian Idol' (seasons 1 & 2), among others. He has won several awards, including one National Award, two Filmfare Awards, and two Filmfare Awards South.


12 Mar 2024

Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal's birthday: Revisiting her songs with Sonu Nigam

Singer Shreya Ghoshal, hailed by many as "the worthy successor to Lata Mangeshkar," is a five-time National Film awardee.

01 Dec 2023


'Dunki' Drop 3: 'Nikle The Kabhi Hum Ghar Se' released

Winter is coming and December is full of surprises for Indian cinephiles.

25 Nov 2023

Sandeep Reddy Vanga

'Arjan Vailly,' 'Duniya': Analyzing music of Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Animal'

What is a Hindi film without music that stitches the narrative and flows across the movie like its binding thread?

20 Nov 2023


Sanjay Gadhvi's funeral: Tabu-Sonu Nigam attend 'Dhoom' director's last rites

Acclaimed director Sanjay Gadhvi, celebrated for helming the first two installments of Dhoom, died on Sunday aged 57 due to a heart attack.

19 Aug 2023

Twitter India

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Sonu Nigam got slammed over controversial tweet

Ever since X (formerly Twitter) has allowed users to buy blue ticks, it has led to an outburst of confusion.

10 Aug 2023


'RRKPK's 'Ro Lain De' music video is about love, despair

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is winning hearts!

30 Jul 2023

Music Industry

Sonu Nigam's birthday: Exploring artist's multifaceted versatility across genres

If you ever wonder what god would possibly sound like, ask Alexa to play any Sonu Nigam song for you!

24 Jun 2023

Bhushan Kumar

How Sonu Nigam-Bhushan Kumar reconciled after 3-year-long notorious public feud

Bollywood's singing royalty Sonu Nigam and T-Series's honcho Bhushan Kumar were engaged in public strife for three years.

28 May 2023

Music Industry

Happy birthday, Kylie Minogue: Best songs of 'Chiggy Wiggy' singer

Over a career spanning three decades, Kylie Minogue has gained popularity as a singer, songwriter, and actor.

12 Apr 2023

Music Industry

Lucky Ali to Sonu Nigam, singers who 'hurt' religious sentiments 

Not only actors but singers too have often found themselves in the midst of a controversy. Whether it was singer-TV host Aditya Narayan or singer-composer Anu Malik, there have been many from the music industry who found themselves in the middle of a controversy.

21 Feb 2023


Sonu Nigam spotted at Mumbai airport after manhandling saga

Singer Sonu Nigam is in the headlines after he was manhandled at a concert on Monday. The famous Bollywood singer was performing at a concert in Chembur when a man (identified to be a local MLA's son) manhandled the singer's team.

21 Feb 2023

Shiv Sena

Sonu Nigam attacked at concert; Shiv Sena MLA's son booked

Popular playback singer Sonu Nigam and his team were allegedly attacked by a politician's son during a concert in Mumbai's Chembur area. The episode reportedly took place on Monday night, leaving one injured.

21 Jun 2021

Music Industry

World Music Day: Reliving good-ol' days with '90s Indie songs

We '90s and '00s kids did not have memes to entertain us, but witnessing the rise of Indie-pop songs, and listening to their melodious tunes was a great pastime.

17 Nov 2020


Sonu Nigam does not want son to become a singer

Singer Sonu Nigam, who never shies away from speaking his mind, recently opened up about his son's career plans.

25 Jun 2020


Salim Merchant supports Sonu Nigam's claims about the music industry

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise has triggered a huge debate not just in the film industry but also in the music fraternity.

23 Jun 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput

Don't you dare mess with me: Sonu tells Bhushan Kumar

Days after he put out a video blog making serious revelations about how the Indian music industry functions, singer Sonu Nigam has now slammed music label T-Series' head honcho Bhushan Kumar. He warned the 42-year-old music mogul to "not to mess" with him.

19 Jun 2020


You might soon hear about suicides in music industry: Sonu

In the wake of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise, singer Sonu Nigam put out a video blog, thereby making some serious revelations about how the music fraternity works and requesting major music labels to be more compassionate towards newcomers.

06 May 2020


#Throwback: When a 16-year-old Sonu Nigam sang 'Mahabharat' title song

Sonu Nigam and singing are a match made in heaven.

20 Feb 2019


Sonu Nigam rushed to hospital due to acute back pain

Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam, who was in Nepal for a concert in Pokhara, was rushed to the hospital yesterday after he complained of back pain.

20 Dec 2018


Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

Singer Sonu Nigam has responded to Sona Mohapatra's tweets against him, saying that though she's "vomiting" on Twitter, he would like to maintain decorum.

19 Dec 2018


#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

Sonu Nigam sparked fresh controversy after he extended support to Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

19 Dec 2018


#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

Singer Sonu Nigam has come out in support of his music director friend Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

25 Aug 2018

Music Industry

Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations

'Tik Tik Plastic Tik Na Paye Re', a song penned by noted lyricist Swanand Kirkire and composed by singer Shaan was screened at the United Nations in New York as part of its anti-plastic campaign.

01 May 2018

Rishi Kapoor

'102 Not Out': Amitabh-Rishi are beating the heat with 'Kulfi'

The excitement levels for Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer '102 Not Out' are going up by the day. The adorable chemistry of the two superstars is enthralling the audience big time.

19 Mar 2018


Karan Johar celebrates mother Hiroo Johar's birthday with Kajol

The 75th birthday of filmmaker Karan Johar's mother Hiroo turned out to be a memorable affair as Karan Johar and Kajol, who had a fallout in 2016, happily posed for pictures together.

27 Feb 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Mumbai: CM Fadnavis, wife sing to save rivers; Opposition fumes

An almost 4-minute long video starting with a concerned Amruta at her residence in Malabar Hill and progressing to show her husband CM Devendra Fadnavis, along with other eminent government officials has drawn ire of Opposition parties.

06 Feb 2018


Azaan controversy: LeT planning the assassination of Sonu Nigam?

In a shocking turn of events, singer Sonu Nigam and two BJP MLAs namely Ram Kadam and Ashish Shelar, have been issued advisory of threat.

28 Dec 2017

Akshay Kumar

#ThatWas2017: 5 controversies that rocked Bollywood in 2017

This year, Bollywood has seen some of the biggest fall-outs and controversies.

04 Jul 2017


Controversy: ICSE textbook depicts mosque as source of noise pollution

An image in a Class VI textbook under the ICSE has created a furore for depicting mosques as a source of noise pollution.

20 May 2017

Pakistan News

Maulvi offers Rs. 20L for garlanding Nawaz Sharif with shoes

Religious leader Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, chairman of All India Minority United Council, has issued a new announcement: a reward of Rs. 20 lakh to anyone who garlands Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with a string of shoes and parades him around India.

11 May 2017


Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

Fatwas have been at the centre of eye-catching news stories in recent times, especially in the wake of the Sonu Nigam Azaan controversy. They make for interesting reading material both due to reflection of radicalism in some and the sheer absurdity in certain others.