Arijit Singh: A Voice To Heal The Soul
MUMBAI, (ANI) – Arijit Singh turned 36 on April 25. For most of those years, he has been ruling hearts with his mesmerizing voice.
Things were not delivered to him on a silver platter. He worked hard to cement his place in the music industry with many rejections and then this stardom. Arijit’s swift rise to stardom is no less than an inspiring tale.
He participated in the show ‘Fame Gurukul’ which was judged by lyricist Javed Akhtar and singers Shankar Mahadevan and late singer KK back in 2005. He ended up in sixth position.
However, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director, heard Arijit’s voice while he was appearing on this reality show and offered to work with him. And he kept his word by giving Arijit the chance to sing “Yoon Shabnami” in ‘Saawariya’, but his rendition was never used.
Arijit has given many soulful and peppy numbers including ‘Kabira’, ‘Samjhawan’, ‘Gerua’, ‘Channa Mereya’, ‘Nashe Si Chadh Gayi’, ‘Ae Dil Hai’ Mushkil’, ‘Muskurane’and his latest addition ‘Deva Deva’.
Though he started his music career in 2005, he made his debut as a Bollywood playback singer in 2011 with ‘Murder 2’ song ‘Phir Mohabbat’ starring Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Not ‘Phir Mohabbat’ but the love anthem of ‘Aashiqui 2’ gave rise to the birth of the star Arijit! This heart-wrenching melody composed by Mithoon and sung by Arijit is the go-to song of lovelorn ‘aashiqs’, who wait for their love to be requited. Since then, there has been no looking back on him.
One of the interesting facts is that after Kumar Sanu, Arijit is the only Bollywood vocalist to win the Filmfare Awards five times in a row from 2016 to 2020. He won his first Filmfare award in 2016. In 2019, the singer saw a high point in his career, when he took home the National Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the ‘Padmaavat’ song ‘Binte Dil’.
Despite achieving success and fame, Arijit has stuck to his humble roots which adds to his growing popularity. He makes an entire generation laugh, cry, and long to listen to his melodies. Maintaining a low profile and trying to escape from the media glare, Arijit has an interesting persona just like how he switches from soulful to peppy numbers with ease and elan.
Whether it’s his ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, a soulful track that reflects love, longing and desire, Arijit’s voice resonates with the pain of the star-crossed lover or ‘Palat – Tera Hero Idhar Hai’, a peppy song which is undoubtedly one of his best songs.
‘Muskurane’ the soulful song from the movie ‘Citylights’ is another gem in Arjit’s discography. Penned by Rashmi Singh and composed by Jeet Ganguli, ‘Muskurane’ has an authenticity of emotions attached to it.
Not only these tracks but Arijit has wooed the audience with his chartbuster like ‘Kesariya’, ‘Jhoome Jo Pathaan’, ‘Pyaar Hota Kayi Baar Hai’, ‘Lehra Do’, ‘Dance Ka Bhoot’ and many more.