Published On: Wed, May 18th, 2016

Sonu Nigam performs on streets in disguise



MUMBAI: Indian singer Sonu Nigam disguised himself as a tattered old man and performed as begging musicians on the streets of Mumbai.

According to reports, Sonu Nigam performed the act as part of a social experiment conducted by a Youtube channel named “Being Indian”.

The passers by glanced in amazement at Nigam in disguise as he sang many popular songs and ghazals on the streets of the India’s financial hub.

After removing his disguise Sonu Nigam said, “It was a humbling experience. One man gave me Rs.12 after listening to my song. I have the rupee note framed now. I would like to meet him again and give back something.”

The channel stated that the reason of this experiment was to discover how Indians react to beauty when it is around the corner.

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Sonu Nigam is one of the most popular singers of Bollywood. He is a teen idol who has inspired thousands of young singers across the country. This talented singer was born in Faridabad district of Haryana on July 30th, 1973. He did his schooling from J.D. Tytler School in Delhi. Thereafter he moved to Bombay to pursue his dream of making a career in music. Given here is a short biography of Sonu Nigam.

Sonu Nigam’s father Agam Kumar is a renowned singer who performed on many stage shows in his prime. Sonu Nigam used to accompany his father to his shows and once gave a moving performance at the tender age of three. He sang the superhit song of Mohammed Rafi “Kya Hua Tera Wada” of the movie “Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi”. It was appreciated by all and Sonu Nigam tasted fame. He was encouraged to hone his singing though many claimed he was just a Rafi clone.

He got his first break to sing for the movie Janum in the year 1990. Though the film flopped, he got noticed by the famous Gulshan Kumar. He offered Sonu to sing in the film Bewafa Sanam. The song “Accha Sila Diya” became that year’s biggest hit. He shot to fame and was noticed by one and all. Sonu Nigam was poured with offers thereafter and got another great opportunity to make his mark in the form of television host for the musical talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

In the year 1997, he got his biggest hit with the film “Border”. His song “Sandese Aate Hain” was touted as the biggest hit of that year and he won the Zee Cine award for the song. He proved critics wrong who said he was a Rafi clone with the song “Yeh Dil” from the film “Pardes”. With more and more offers pouring in and films like Taal, Pukar and Saathiya, he carved a niche for himself. Sonu Nigam has also released many pop albums namely Deewana, Jaan, Yaad, Mausam and Chanda Ki Doli, which have become major hits. He also tried his hand at acting and has done films like Jaani Dushman, Love in Nepal and Kash Aap Hamare Hote.

Sonu Nigam has recently started his own radio show on Radio City 91 FM which is known as Life Ki Dhun. He has interviewed many eminent personalities of the film industry. One can also tune into this show on the Internet. His recent soundtracks of the movies Kal Ho Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna are chart toppers and have made him a favorite among the younger generation. He plans to release a semi-classical album and an English album in the near future. Sonu Nigam has truly made an indelible mark in the industry and continues to add the melody in life with his flawless voice.


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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology