His journey as a singer:
Arjit Singh, born in April 25th, 1987, is an Indian playback singer. Arjit Singh , regarded as the "King of playback singing". He is famous for his ability to giving life to songs. Though he has sung countless number of songs, some of his most cherished songs include: Tum Hi Ho, Sanam Re, Muskurane Ke Wajah Tum Ho, Maan Mast Magan, Kabira (Encore), Kabhi Jo Badaal Barse, Samjhawaan, Sawan Aaye, Khamosiyaan, Suno Na Sangemarmar. Arjit Singh has sung in various languages, including: Hindi, Marathi, Bemgali, Telugu, Assamese, and Kannada. His career began after participating in the reality show Fame Gurukul in the year 2005, in which he lost in the finals. Then he participated in another reality show named 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil, in which he built a recording setup of his own, beginning his career in music.
His vocals and music styles:
In an interview with Times Of India, Arjit Singh mentioned that his voice was natural, he doesn't do any special things in order to maintain his voice. The way he gives soul to his song is amazing.
In an interview, Singh mentions that he wants to explore the classical music style the most. He also adds that he likes every genres of music except heavy metal music-which is too loud for him. Arjit is most popularly known for his 'romantic songs'. However, through his career, he explores different taste of music, including: a club party song 'Raat Bhar', and Electronic 'Blame the night', a folk Punjaabi 'Samjhawaan', a Sufi or Qawwali song, Mast Magan, and Ghazal titled 'Gulon Mein Rang Bhare'. Arjit does have all genres of music in his fingertips.
Singh's mispronunciation of phonetic 'ta' syllable was criticized by India West, while reviewing the song 'Chunar'. Similarly, Bollywood Hungama considered his pronunciation flawed in the title track of Khamosiyan.
His Public Image and influences:
Singh recognized that his passion for singing is the biggest influence in the music career. He mentioned that he was not influenced by anyone to enter the industry. He always dreamt of becoming a singer. Though he is being inspired by many artists, Arjit Singh names KK as his favorite singer along with Ayushmann Khurrana. He named Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal-Shekhar, Shankhar-Eshaan-Loy, Amit Tridivi, Mithoon, and A.R Rehman as his best music director. Arjit Singh idolized Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Singh, and Mehdi Hassan. He named them as the one who actually inspired him to sing Ghazals and semi-classical songs. Arjit Singh also mentioned about his likeness to Mohit Chauhan and Kishore Kumar, who he is often compared to.
Singh also expressed about his wanting to sing for Salman Khan's production and Amir Khan. His willingness to sing for Amir Khan came true when he sang the song 'Naina' for the movie Dangal.
His Personal Life:
- Apart from singer, Arjit Singh is a badminton player, a writer, a movie freak, and a documentary maker.
- In September 2013, Arjit Singh was arrested for supposedly assaulting a Journalist, Apurba Chawdhary, when Chawdhary asked him details about his divorce suit against his wife, Koyel Singh. For the same, Singh was granted Bail the following day.
- On Jan 20, 2014, Singh married Koel Roy. According to the reports, this happened to be his second marriage.
- In August 2015, Singh claimed that he received a blackmail call from gangster Ravi Pujari, who demanded him for INR 5 crore. Though Singh denied filing a complaint, Oshiwara police made a diary entry of the matter.
- Singh also has an NGO named "Let There Be Light" which works for his locality in Jiaganj and for BPL Community.
His Awards and Recognitions:
- Three Filmfare Awards, A Stardust Award, An IIFA Award, two Zee Cine Awards.
- Nine Awards from 10 nominations for the song 'Tum Hi Ho' from Aashiqui-2
- Award for "Youth Icon", a music Award 2014 from National Indian Students Union UK.
- The most popular Artists 2014 by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment after winning an online poll conducted by the website Hungama.com.
- Forbes magazine declared him 34th on its 2014 Celebrity 100 list.
"Arjit Singh has gone way ahead of me, he is not in competition with me", says Shaan
At the music launch of T-series single ‘Tum Ho Toh Lagta Hai’, when questioned about the reason behind singing less Bollywood numbers and if it had anything to do with the competition offered by Arijit, Shaan told IndianExpress.com, “Arijit Singh has gone way ahead. I wouldn’t call him competition at all. He is doing very well. I am happy when a good talent goes ahead and people like him. This is good for music, it is good for all of us.”
Shaan further added, “It’s not that I have become choosy or I am not interested in playback singing but things change with time. There was a time when there were a lot of established singers and all of a sudden audience demand a change. New voices and new trends emerge. I am happy that I have been in this industry for the last 20 years.”
Why Arjit Singh re-dubbed Tum Bin 2 song?
Arjit Singh re-dubbed Ishq Mubarak song after he heard and filmmaker Anubhav Sinha says it sounds "better than the first version."
According to multiple sources close to the film's makers, Arijit, whose discography includes hit numbers like Tum hi ho, Soch Na Sake, Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse
and Muskurane Ki Wajah, felt that is voice due to auxiliary treatment didn't go well with the openness that appeared in the video.
The second installment of the 2001 film Tum Bin series is written and directed by Anubhav and jointly produced by him and Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series music label.
"The song got rave reviews however my good friend Arijit the perfectionist that he is, thought it would be better if he sang it with an open feel. Arijit called me the very same night Ishq Mubarak released and inquired if I would be okay to consider a re-dub on the song," Anubhav said.
"Having a lot of respect for his music and style of working I gave him a go ahead and the new song sounds even better than the first version now," he added.
Arjit Singh said something really lovely about the superstar. Shah Rukh Khan
(Jan 5, 2017)
The playback singer, who has sung the song ‘Zaalima’ from SRK’s upcoming film ‘Raees’, is in awe of the actor’s uncanny ability to romance. He took to Twitter to express his feeling of amazement by writing: “@iamsrk has romantic blood in his body. Nobody can romance like Shahrukh Khan in the whole world. Love & Respect. #Zaalima #Raees (sic)”feeling of amazementress his awey lovely about the superstar. Shah Rukh Khan
SRK displayed modesty by giving credit to the young man with a golden voice. He responded by tweeting: “Tum gaate hi aise ho pyaar khud bahar aa jaata hai. Thx again. (sic).”
"Will sing in 'Tubelight': rest depends on Salman", Arjit says
After his misunderstandings with Salman Khan, singer Arijit Singh says he will definitely sing a song in the superstar's next but whether the track will be retained is not in his hands.
Arijit posted an apology to Salman star on Facebook over some misunderstanding in an award function.
The singer had requested Salman to retain the version of a song sung by him in 'Sultan'.
Arijit is now willing to sing a track in Kabir Khan's upcoming "Tubelight", starring Salman Khan.
When asked about it, Arijit says, "Well, I will sing in 'Tubelight' again. But after that, what will happen I don't know. But I will definitely sing because nobody can stop me from singing a song.
"Phir uske baad kya decision hoga woh toh unke upar hai (referring to Salman). Unki naarazgi kitni hai un pe (depend karta hai)," he added. Arjit Singh says he has not spoken to Salman Khan after the misunderstanding, but is hoping to talk to him in the near future. "No, I didn't speak to him. I didn't get a chance to speak to him. May be, I'll get a chance someday and then I will but I don't think he takes these things that seriously. Everybody else made the matter serious," he said.