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Sukhwinder Singh

Sukhwinder Singh is a much celebrated Bollywood singer hailing from Ludhiana, India. Amongst his first successes was famous song ilu-ilu from film Saudagar by Subhash Ghai. His greatest success is inarguably the song Chaiyya Chaiyya for Mani Ratnam's 1998 film Dil Se, composed by A. R. Rahman, for which he won the 'Best Male Playback' award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards in India (the same song was used in Spike Lee's film Inside Man). His popularity increased even more after he sung Chak De India-an Indian patriotic song in the Hindi film "Chak De India". Recently he also performed in the Indian Idol Grand Finale. After the release of the Indian blockbuster of all time, Om Shanti Om, in November 2007, his portfolio of successes got enriched by Dard-E-Disco. The song, famous even before its release due to the performance of Shah Rukh Khan with his six pack abs, turned out to be the unquestionable powerplay of the Diwali season in Asia.

Sukhwinder Singh is a leading Bollywood singer. He first performed on stage at the age of 7 or 8, singing the Lata number "Sa re ga ma pa, pa, pa, ga ma re, ga re mere sang mere saajna." He also released a Punjabi album called Munda Southhall Da with T. Singh joined Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s troupe and quickly became a music arranger, before heading to the south of India to look for work. At this time he did a film called Rakshagan.

Singh got his break in a Madhuri Dixit film called Khilaaf, in which he sang the hit song ‘Aa ja sanam’. But the singer himself realised that something was missing in his voice. He left his dream city to tour England and America to see, hear and understand the various forms of music. After this broadening of his musical horizons, he returned to Mumbai to kick-start his musical career.

His first effort in Hindi films, Aaja Sanam, went largely unremarked, even though the music carried the names of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Then, along came Dil Se. A. R. Rahman, always interested in something new, used Sukhwinder for the unforgettable "Chaiyya Chaiyya". Sukhwinder is now highly regarded as a sensitive and eloquent singer. The other films that followed - including Taal, Biwi No. 1, 1947 Earth, Daag, Dillagi, Moksha, and Thakshak,"tere naam","apna sapna money money", "shadi se pehle" ,"shabd" ,"musafir", "chak de india", "om shanti om", "black & white"- have made him a household name. Sukhwinder owes a large part of his success to Rahman's encouragement, and makes no effort to gloss over that fact.

Sukhwinder has strong opinions about writing music - he once stated that if he was ever involved in writing music for film, he would delve deep into the Indian musical landscape and not simply conjure up some digital tricks with pop and fusion . Rahman and Sukhwinder are presently working closely together. The duo have decided to make music that is not tailor-made for films, but rather to venture into realms where they can truly express themselves.

Television Career

Sukwinder Singh is one of the three judges of STAR Voice of India 2.

Awards

Sukhwinder Singh won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for the song "Chaiyaan Chaiyaan" from the movie Dil Se whose music was by A R Rahman. This song was a great hit in the year of 1999.

Filmography

Filmography

  • Bhootnath (playback singer)
  • Chak De India (playback singer)
  • Om Shanti Om (playback singer)
  • Tashan (2008) (playback singer)

1 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (Playback Singer in the song 'Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai') 1. Black & White (2008) (musical director)

  • 2. Chhodon Naa Yaar (2007) (playback Singer)
  • 3. Kaisay Kahein... (2007) (playback singer)
  • 4. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) (playback singer)
  • 5. Bombay Skies (2006) (playback singer)
  • 6. Jaane Hoga Kya (2006) (playback singer)
  • 7. Omkara (2006) (playback singer)
  • 8. Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) (playback singer)
  • 9. Ek Ajnabee (2005) (playback singer)

... aka One Stranger (International: English title)

  • 10. Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) (playback singer: "Nasha")
  • 11. Garam Masala (2005) (playback singer: "Chori Chori")
  • 12. Water (2005) (playback singer)
  • 13. Ramji Londonwaley (2005) (playback singer)
  • 14. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) (playback singer)

... aka Mangal Pandey (India: Hindi title) ... aka Mangal Pandey: The Rising (India: English title)

  • 15. Bunty Aur Babli (2005) (playback singer)

... aka B.N.B. (India: English title: promotional abbreviation)

  • 16. Shabd (2005) (playback singer)
  • 17. Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005) (playback singer)
  • 18. Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005) (playback singer)
  • 19. Classic Dance of Love (2005) (playback singer)
  • 20. Musafir (2004) (playback singer)
  • 21. Naach (2004) (playback singer)
  • 22. Madhoshi (2004) (playback singer)
  • 23. Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004) (playback singer)
  • 24. Khakee (2004) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)

... aka The Uniform (International: English title: informal literal title)

  • 25. Sssshhh... (2003) (playback singer)
  • 26. Tere Naam (2003) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
  • 27. Calcutta Mail (2003) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
  • 28. Supari (2003) (playback singer)
  • 29. Chalte Chalte (2003) (playback singer)
  • 30. Kaise Kahoon Ke... Pyaar Hai (2003) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder Singh)
  • 31. Baaz: A Bird in Danger (2003) (playback singer)
  • 32. Dum (2003) (playback singer)

... aka Strength (International: English title: literal title)

  • 33. Anubhav: An Experience (2003) (playback singer)
  • 34. Border Hindustan Ka (2003) (playback singer)
  • 35. Udhaya (2003) (playback singer)
  • 36. Kaante (2002) (playback singer)

... aka Thorns (International: English title)

  • 37. Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) (playback singer) (as Sukhwindara Singh)
  • 38. Annarth (2002) (playback singer)
  • 39. Shakthi: The Power (2002) (playback singer)
  • 40. Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder Singh)
  • 41. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) (playback singer)
  • 42. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) (playback singer)
  • 43. Junoon (2002) (playback singer)
  • 44. Little John (2002) (playback singer)
  • 45. Monsoon Wedding (2001) (playback singer: original song) (uncredited)

... aka Mariage des moussons, Le (France) ... aka Monsoon wedding - Matrimonio indiano (Italy)

  • 46. Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001) (playback singer)
  • 47. Aks (2001) (playback singer)
  • 48. Yaadein... (2001) (playback singer)

... aka Cherished Memories (USA: informal English title)

  • 49. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder Singh)

... aka Lagaan (India: Hindi title: short title) ... aka Land Tax (International: English title: informal literal title)

  • 50. One 2 Ka 4 (2001) (playback singer)
  • 51. Zubeidaa (2001) (playback singer)
  • 52. Mrugaraaju (2001) (playback singer)
  • 53. 12 B (2001) (playback singer)
  • 54. Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya (2000) (playback singer) (as Sukvinder Singh)
  • 55. Kurukshetra (2000) (composer: song "Ban Dhan Chali") (playback singer) (uncredited)
  • 56. Astitva (2000) (musical director) (playback singer)
  • 57. Jungle (2000) (playback singer)
  • 58. Refugee (2000) (playback singer)
  • 59. Devi Putrudu (2000) (playback singer)

... aka Paapa (India: Tamil title: dubbed version)

  • 60. Hum To Mohabbat Karega (2000) (playback singer: "Lai Liya")
  • 61. Khauff (2000) (playback singer)
  • 62. Annayya (2000) (playback singer)

... aka Elder Brother

  • 63. Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad (2000) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
  • 64. Jaanwar (1999) (playback singer)
  • 65. Thakshak (1999) (playback singer: "Dholna") (as Sukhwindara Singh)
  • 66. Khoobsurat (1999) (playback singer)
  • 67. Dillagi (1999) (playback singer)
  • 68. Seenu (1999) (playback singer)
  • 69. Biwi No. 1 (1999) (playback singer)
  • 70. Phool Aur Aag (1999) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder)
  • 71. Daag: The Fire (1999) (playback singer: "Lucky Kabootar")
  • 72. Dil Kya Kare (1999) (playback singer)
  • 73. Earth (1998) (playback singer: "Ruth Aa Gayee Re", "Raat Ki Daldal Hain" and "Yeh Jo Zindagi Hain")

... aka 1947: Earth (India: English title: alternative title) ... aka Terre (Canada: French title)

  • 74. Dil Se.. (1998) (playback singer) (as Sukvinder Singh)

... aka From the Heart (USA) ... aka Prema Tho (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) ... aka Uyire (India: Tamil title: dubbed version)

  • 75. Dus (1997) (playback singer)
  • 76. Itihaas (1997) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
  • 77. Raghuveer (1995) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder)
  • 78. Chamatkar (1992/I) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
  • 79. Kurbaan (1991) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
  • 80. Fateh (1991) (Playback Singer)(as Sukhwinder)
  • 81. Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
  • 82. Karma (1986) (playback singer)
  • 83. om shanti om (2007) playback singer
  • 84. shadi se pehle(2006)
  • 85. jhoom barabar jhoom 2007
  • 86. Taal

External links

Sukhwinder Singh Profile http://www.hindisong.com/content.asp?ContentID=1090&cID=2076

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