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.

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.

27 Jul 2020


After Rahman, Resul Pookutty says Bollywood ignored him as well

Oscar award-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has opened up about how Bollywood sidelined him after he won the coveted accolade.

26 Jul 2020


Kangana supports Rahman after he calls out Bollywood 'gangs'

One realizes that the infighting has really hit home when AR Rahman, a man of few words who prefers speaking through his talent, opens up against the industry.

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


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.

31 Oct 2019


#MeToo: Neha Bhasin calls Anu Malik 'pervert', Sona slams Sony

Around this time last year, social media was abuzz with #MeToo stories. Indian women, who had been humiliated, abused, or made uncomfortable by men in power spoke about the trauma.

22 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

Mika fights with journalist when questioned over his Pakistan performance

On Wednesday, singer Mika Singh got engaged in a verbal duel with a journalist who raised questions on his performance in Pakistan, earlier this month.

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

Narendra Modi

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.

31 Jul 2018


Anil Kapoor's tribute to Mohammed Rafi on his 38th death-anniversary

Anil Kapoor has recreated Mohammed Rafi's classic song 'Badan pe sitare' in his own inimitable style to remember the legendary playback singer on his 38th death anniversary.

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.

08 Jan 2018


Sonu Nigam faces heat in Dubai for making anti-Islam statements

After Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam's anti-Islamic tweets last year against the sound of 'Azaan', an appeal to boycott his upcoming live concerts in Dubai is being circulated on WhatsApp.

28 Dec 2017

Karan Johar

#ThatWas2017: 5 controversies that rocked Bollywood in 2017

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

31 Jul 2017


Fatwa against JD(U) minister for 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan

A top Muslim cleric issued a fatwa against a JD(U) minister for raising slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram'.

27 Jul 2017


Azaan controversy: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi files police complaints against abusive messages

Actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has been facing a barrage of abusive messages on social media after she protested the "most aggressive/ear-shattering call of azaan".

24 Jul 2017


Suchitra Krishnamoorthi enters azaan row, tweets about 'extreme imposed religiosity'

Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has now joined the azaan debate, which was triggered by Sonu Nigam objecting to the morning prayer in April.

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.

26 Jun 2017

Karan Johar

Haryana's Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

Manushi Chhillar from Haryana was judged the 54th Femina Miss India World 2017, followed by first runner-up Sana Dua from J&K and second runner-up Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.

30 May 2017


Abhijeet's new Twitter account suspended a day after his comeback

A day after Abhijeet Bhattacharya made a new account after his original was suspended, Twitter has blocked it again.

24 May 2017


Sonu Nigam quits Twitter over 'one-sided sham'

Complaining about media, trolling and "so much venom" on Twitter, Sonu Nigam signed off from the social networking site on May 24.

24 May 2017


Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account suspended for offensive tweets

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account was suspended by the micro-blogging website after he wrote a string of offensive tweets against women.

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.

03 May 2017


Sonu Nigam controversy:HC says azaan, not loudspeakers integral to Islam

The Punjab and Haryana High Court said despite of Azaan being an integral part of Islam, it need not necessarily be played on loudspeakers.

24 Apr 2017


Nigam's tweet aggressive, but azaan's loudness displays insecurity: Saif Ali

Acknowledging he found Sonu Nigam's tweet a little "aggressive" initially, Saif Ali Khan said the loud sound of azaan displays "insecurity".

22 Apr 2017


BBC says no noise near Sonu's apartment, Quint disagrees

While Sonu Nigam's tweets did stir a controversy, BBC chimed in by saying that when they sent their reporter to Nigam's residence she had stated that there was "no audible sounds of azaan".

20 Apr 2017


Complaint against Sonu Nigam over tweet

A religious leader from Aurangabad has filed a complaint with the local police over Sonu Nigam's tweet about the use of loud speakers during prayers.

19 Apr 2017


Sonu Nigam shaves head over Rs. 10 lakh fatwa

In response to a fatwa issued by a Kolkata-based cleric who offered Rs. 10 lakh to anyone who shaves Sonu Nigam's head, the singer shaved his own head on live television, to claim the reward.

17 Apr 2017


Sonu Nigam creates controversy after protesting 'azaan'

Singer Sonu Nigam created a controversy when he took to Twitter to complain about being woken up due to a nearby mosque's azaan.

Illayaraja's legal notice to Balasubramanyam for using his compositions

Music legend Illayaraja sent a legal notice to playback singer Balasubramanyam for singing the former's compositions without prior permission at many concerts.