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Sonu Nigam Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography & More

Sonu Nigam

Bio
Real NameSonu Nigam
NicknameElvis Presley of India
ProfessionSinger, Music Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 July 1973
Age (as in 2016)43 Years
Birth PlaceFaridabad, Haryana, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolJ.D. Tyler School, Delhi
CollegeUniversity of Delhi, New Delhi
Educational QualificationsGraduate
DebutSinging: Bewafa Sanam (1990, Bollywood)
Album: Rafi Ki Yaadein Vol 10-20 (1993)
Music Direction: Sooper Se Ooper (2013)
Film: Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)
FamilyFather- Agam Kumar Nigam (Singer)
Mother- Shobha Nigam
Brothers- N/A
Sisters- Meenal and Neekita (Younger)
Sonu Nigam with his family
ReligionHinduism
AddressMumbai
HobbiesWorkout, reading
Controversies• A huge controversy arose in 2015 after he supported Radhe Maa by saying that " Kali Maa depicted in lesser clothes than Radhe Maa."
• He had some heated arguments with Babul Supriyo at the Hotel Sun-n-Sand in Juhu over the issue of royalty earned on songs.
• In April 2017, he landed himself in trouble after he posted a series of tweets regarding the sound of Azaan that he termed it as "forced religiousness."
Sonu Nigam controversial tweet
• After his tweets on the use of loudspeakers at mosques, a West Bengal cleric's issued a fatwa by which he will pay INR 10 lakhs to shave off Sonu's head. In response, Sonu invited a hairstylist Aalim Hakim to cut his hair.
Sonu Nigam before and after shaving off his head
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodPaneer makhanwala, paneer kofta, gulab jamun, butter chicken and tandoori chicken
Favourite ActorsShah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit, Marlyn Monroe
Favourite FilmsBollywood: Amar Prem, Kunwara Baap, Half Ticket, Sholay
Hollywood: The Sixth Sense
Favourite MusiciansMohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Micheal Jackson, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richards, Mariah Carey
Favourite Song"Duniya Rang Rangeeli Wah Wah" by K.L. Saigal
Favourite BookDon't Sweat the Small Things by Richard Carlson
Favourite DestinationGreece, Egypt, New Zealand
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeMadhurima Nigam
Sonu Nigam wifa and son
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- Nevaan
Money Factor
Salary5-7 Lakh/song (INR)
Net Worth$8 million

Sonu Nigam

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sonu Nigam

  • Does Sonu Nigam smoke?: No
  • Does Sonu Nigam drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Sonu gave his first stage performance at the tender age of 3 on the popular song “Kya Hua Tera Vaada.”
  • He was initially trained by classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.
  • At the age of 10, Sonu made his Bollywood debut as an actor by playing the role of young Shatrughan Sinha in the film ‘Taqdeer’ (1983). Sonu Nigam as child actor in Taqdeer
  • In 1991, he shifted to Mumbai from Faridabad, and during his initial days, he used to sing cover versions to Mohammed Rafi’s songs.
  • Sonu’s first super-hit song was “Accha Sila Diya” from the film ‘Bewafa Sanam’ (1995).

  • Due to his similar singing style to Mohammed Rafi, he was earlier called as “Rafi clone.”
  • His albums of the 90s – “Kismat”, and “Deewana” were huge hits.
  • If not a singer, he would have been a scientist or an astronaut.
  • His debut film as a lead actor was ‘Love in Nepal’ (2004).
  • He firmly believes in fitness and is trained in ‘Taekwondo.’
  • He has fear of cockroaches.
  • He enjoys doing mimicry of fellow singers and Bollywood actors, which is often seen in various events.
  • He has sung songs in various languages like Hindi, English, Oriya, Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and Nepali.
  • He did Hindi voice-overs for Hollywood animated films “Aladdin” and “Rio.”
  • He hosted singing reality shows like ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ (1995-1999), ‘Kisme Kitna Hai Dum’  in 2002, and ‘Life Ki Dhun’ Radioshow in 2006.
  • He has been awarded the National Award for the song “Kal Ho Naa Ho” from the film ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ (2003).

  • When he went to receive the National Award for the song “Kal Ho Naa Ho”, he had a hairstyle similar to that of
    Late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (the then President of India). Sonu Nigam and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • He co-judged ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs International’ with Suresh Wadkar in 2007.
  • In 2016, Sonu Nigam disguised as a beggar on the streets of Juhu and performed an act, called ‘The Roadside Ustaad.’