Sukhwinder Singh

Sukhwinder Singh (born 18 July 1971) is an Indian Bollywood playback singer. Singh is famous for singing “Chaiyya Chaiyya” for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. The song, from Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film Dil Se.., was composed by A. R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung in duet with Sapna Awasthi. It was also featured in the musical Bombay Dreams and, in remixed arrangements, in the titles and credits segments of Spike Lee’s 2006 film, Inside Man. Singh later gained more international fame for singing “Jai Ho” from the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. His rendition for the 2014 released film Haider fetched him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Singh originally comes from Amritsar, Punjab. He first performed on stage at the age of 8, singing the Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar number “Sa re ga ma pa, pa, pa, ga ma re, ga re mere sang mere saajna”, from the 1970 movie Abhinetri. 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 Rakshakudu.

Singh got his break in the movie Karma, in which he sang a few lines; then he did a Madhuri Dixit film called Khilaaf, in which he sang the hit song “Aa ja Sanam”. But the singer realised that something was missing in his voice, took a sabbatical and left Mumbai to tour England and America to see, hear and understand 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 unnoticed, even though the music carried the names of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Then for Dil Se… A. R. Rahman used Sukhwinder for “Chaiyya Chaiyya”. The other films that followed – including Taal, Biwi No. 1, 1947 Earth, Daag, Jaanwar, Dillagi, Moksha, Thakshak, Tere Naam, Apna Sapna Money Money, Shadi Se Pehle, Shabd, Chak de! India, Om Shanti Om and Black and White- that have made him a household name.

He has been well received for providing playback singing for Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan in a total of 7 songs. Of these, “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from Dil Se.., “Dard-E-Disco” from Om Shanti Om, “Chak De India” from Chak De! India, “Haule Haule” from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, “Marjaani” from Billu and “Satakali” from Happy New Year have become certified hits.

Singh has provided playback for many notable Bollywood heroes including Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Tushar Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt, Bobby Deol Ranbir Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Farhan Akhtar and Sunny Deol.

In June 2014, he participated in the 7th season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Awards

Sukhwinder Singh won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for the song “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from the movie Dil Se.. whose music was by A. R. Rahman and for the song “Haule Haule” from the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi whose music was by Salim–Sulaiman

The song “Jai Ho”, sung by Singh, composed by A. R. Rahman, and written by Gulzar, was nominated Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song and won an Oscar: Academy Award for Best Original Song. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in 2010.

He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer at the 62nd National Film Awards for his rendition in the 2014 film Haider composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Selected discography

As music director

  • Zed Plus
  • Rakta Charitra
  • Halla Bol
  • Biwi No.1
  • Hindustan Ki Kasam
  • Black & White
  • Kurukshetra (2000) – “Ban Than Chali”
  • Astitva
  • Kaafila
  • Kaafila-2

Studio Albums

  • Jashn (2001)

As playback singer

  • Sultan (2016) – “Aye Sultan”
  • Tamasha (2015) – “Chali Kahani”
  • Jaanisaar (2015) – “Aye Zulfe – E -Pareshaan” and “Har Taraf Andhera Hai”
  • Talvar (2015) – “Patli Gali”
  • Bajirao Mastani (2015) – “Gajanana Gajanana”
  • Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) – “Karley Gallan Goodiyaan”
  • Zed Plus (2014) – “Maula Pal Mein Palat De Baazi”
  • Zed Plus (2014) – “Fislan Hai”
  • Zed Plus (2014) – “Ishq Ishq”
  • Kill Dil (2014) – “Happy Budday to You”
  • Happy New Year(2014) – “Satakli Hein Satakli” and “World Dance Medley”
  • Haider (2014) – “Bismil” and “Ek Aur Bismil”
  • Million Dollar Arm (2014) – “Makhna”
  • Izhaar Maine Kiya Nahi (2014) – “Kastoori”
  • Kahin Hai Mera Pyar (2014) – “Nach Baliye”
  • Dedh Ishqiya (2013) – Horn OK Please
  • Zanjeer (2013) – “Khochey Pathan Ki Zubaan (Qawaali)”
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) – “Slow motion Angreza”
  • Raanjhanaa (2013) – “Piya Milenge”
  • Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013)
  • Jatt & Juliet 2 (2013) – “Naina”
  • Mumbai Mirror (2013)
  • Dabangg 2 (2012) – “Dabangg Reloaded (Udd Udd Dabangg)”
  • Ek Tha Tiger (2012) – Banjaraaa
  • Agneepath(2012) – “Shah Ka Rutba”
  • Shiva(2012)
  • Racha(2012)
  • Kahaani (2012) – “Tore Bina”
  • Kathmandu(nepali movie) (2012)
  • Rajgir Mahotsav Rajgir Nalanda Bihar(2012)
  • I Am Singh (2011) – “I Am Singh”
  • Teen Thay Bhai (2011)
  • Ishq De Mamle (2011) (MovieBox)
  • Tees Maar Khan (2010) – “Badey Dilwala”
  • Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) – “Dum Dum (Sufi Mix)”
  • Kuchh Kariye – “kyon ki Tu meri Zindagi Hai”
  • Easan (Tamil) – “Meyyana Inbam”
  • Slumdog Millionaire – “Jai Ho”
  • Brindavanam – “Chinnodu”
  • Anwar – “Vijana Theeram”
  • Veer (2010) – “Taali”
  • Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010) – “Jyoti Jalaile”
  • Dabangg – “Hud Hud Dabangg”
  • Raavan – “Thok De Killi”
  • Ishqiya – “Ibn-E-Batuta”
  • Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy – “O Raje”
  • Ringa Ringa – “Ghe Sawarun”
  • Bolo Raam – 2009 – “Maa Tere Jaisa”
  • Connections 2009 – Man Chandre
  • Blue – “Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai”
  • Kurbaan (2009) – “Dua”
  • Kaminey – “Bhag Hag”
  • Jag Jeondeyan De Mele (2009) – “Rang Rangia”
  • Billu Barber – “Marjaani”
  • Kumbaaraki (2009) – “Kaaranji”
  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – “Haule Haule”
  • Bachna Ae Haseeno – “Jogi Mahi”
  • Fashion – “Fashion Ka Jalwa”
  • Bhoothnath – “Banku”
  • Chak De! India – “Chak De India”
  • Om Shanti Om – “Dard-e-Disco”
  • Tashan – “Dance Maar”, “Dil Haara”
  • Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na – “Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai”
  • Halla Bol
  • Black & White (2008) – “Haq Allah”, “Peer Manava”, “Main Chala”, “Jogi Aaya”
  • Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) – “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom”
  • Chhodon Naa Yaar (2007)
  • Kaisay Kahein (2007)
  • Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) – “Nashe Mein”
  • Shaadi Se Pehle (2006) – “Bijuriya”
  • Bombay Skies (2006)
  • Jaane Hoga Kya (2006)
  • Jaan-E-Mann (2006) – “Jaane Ke Jaane Na”
  • Omkara (2006) – Title song and “Beedhi”
  • Mangal Pandey: The Rising – “Takey Takey”
  • Water (2005) – “Aayo Re Sakhi”, “Bhangari Morori”, “Piya Ho”
  • Paheli (2005) – “Phir Raat Kati”
  • Dosti: Friends Forever (2005)
  • Ek Ajnabee (2005)
  • Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) – “Nasha”
  • Garam Masala (2005) – “Chori Chori”
  • Ramji Londonwale (2005)
  • Bunty Aur Babli (2005) – “Bunty Aur Babli” , “Nach Baliye”
  • Shabd (2005)
  • Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005)
  • Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005) – “Ahambramasmi”, “Woh Din Aa Gaya”, “Woh Kisna Hai”
  • Classic Dance of Love (2005)
  • Musafir (2004) – “Mahi Ve”,”Saaki Saaki”.
  • Naach (2004)
  • Ghilli (2004) -Arjunaru Villu
  • Madhoshi (2004)
  • Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (2004) – “Chinnamma Chilakkamma”
  • Khakee (2004)
  • Sssshhh… (2003) – “Ishq da mara hai”
  • Tere Naam (2003) – “Lagaan Lagi”
  • Calcutta Mail (2003)
  • Supari (2003)
  • Chalte Chalte (2003) – “Layi Ve Na Gayee”
  • Kaise Kahoon Ke… Pyaar Hai (2003)
  • Baaz: A Bird in Danger (2003)
  • Dum (2003)
  • Anubhav: An Experience (2003)
  • Border Hindustan Ka (2003)
  • Udhaya (2003) – “Thiruvallikkeri Rani”
  • Kaante (2002)
  • Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002)
  • Annarth (2002)
  • Shakti: The Power (2002) – “Dum Dum Bajjje Rey”
  • Desh Devi (2002)
  • Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002)
  • The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) – “Desh Mere Desh”, “Dil Se Niklegi”, “Kasam Tumko Watan”, “Pagdi Sambhal Jatta”, “Shora So Pahchaniye”
  • Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002)
  • Junoon (2002)
  • Little John (2002)
  • Monsoon Wedding (2001) – “Aaj Mera Jee Kardaa”
  • Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001)
  • Aks (2001)
  • Yaadein (2001)
  • Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) – “Mitwa”, “Ghanan Ghanan”
  • One 2 Ka 4 (2001) – “Allay Allay”
  • Zubeidaa (2001) – “Main Albeli”
  • Mrugaraaju (2001)
  • 12B (2001)
  • Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya (2000)
  • Kurukshetra (2000)
  • Astitva (2000)
  • Jungle (2000)
  • Refugee (2000)
  • Devi Putrudu (2000)
  • Hum To Mohabbat Karega (2000) – “Lai Liya”
  • Khauff (2000)
  • Annayya (2000) – “Aata Kavala Pata Kavala”
  • Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad (2000)
  • Vaanathaippola (Tamil) – “nathiye nayil nathiye”
  • Jaanwar (1999)
  • Thakshak (1999) – “Dholna”
  • Khoobsurat (1999)
  • Dillagi (1999)
  • Panchayyat (1999)
  • Seenu (1999)
  • Biwi No.1 (1999)
  • Phool Aur Aag (1999)
  • Daag: The Fire (1999) – “Lucky Kabootar”
  • Dil Kya Kare (1999)
  • Poovellam Kettuppar (1999) – CBI Engay
  • Ravoyi Chandamama – Gudu Gudu Guncham-(1999)
  • Sayiaan (1998)
  • Earth (1998) – “Ruth Aa Gayee Re”, “Raat Ki Daldal Hain”, “Yeh Jo Zindagi Hain”
  • Dil Se.. (1998) – “Chaiyya Chaiyya”
  • Taal (1998) – “Ramta Jogi”, “Ni Main Samajh Gayee”, “Kariye Na”, “Nahin Samne”
  • Dus (1997)
  • Itihaas (1997)
  • Raghuveer (1995)
  • Chamatkar (1992) – “Dekho Dekho Chamatkar”
  • Kurbaan (1991)
  • Fateh (1991)
  • Saudagar (1991)
  • Khilaaf (1991) (Aaja Sanam – Male version)
  • Nachnewale Gaanewale (1990)(Bekadron Se Kar Ke Pyar)(updated by Rehan 143KING143
  • Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986)
  • Karma (1986)

Collaboration with Musician & Lyricist

Musician/Lyricist Movie/Album/TV shows Remark
Gulzar 1) Dil Se.. – 1998 2) Khoobsurat – 1999 3) Aks – 2001 4) Bunty Aur Babli – 2005
5) The Blue Umbrella – 2005 6) Paheli – 2005 7) Omkara – 2006 8) Jaan-E-Mann – 2006
9) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom – 2007 10) No Smoking – 2007 11) Just Married – 2007
12) Slumdog Millionaire – 2009 13) Billu – 2009 14) Firaaq – 2009 15) Kaminey – 2009
16) Dus Tola – 2010 17) Veer – 2010 18) Raavan – 2010 19) Ishqiya – 2010
20) Teen Thay Bhai – 2011 21) Chala Mussaddi… Office Office – 2011
22) Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – 2013 23) Ek Thi Daayan – 2013
24) Dedh Ishqiya – 2014 25) Haider – 2014 26) Kill Dil – 2014
A.R. Rahman 1) Dil Se.. – 1998 2) 1947 Earth – 1998 3) Doli Saja Ke Rakhna – 1998
4) Taal – 1999 5) Thakshak – 1999 6) Zubeidaa – 2000 7) One 2 Ka 4 – 2001
8) Lagaan – 2001 9) The Legend of Bhagat Singh – 2002 10)Tehzeeb – 2003
11) Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities – 2004 12) Bombay Dreams- 2004
13) Mangal Pandey: The Rising – 2005 14) Water – 2005 15) Slumdog Millionaire – 2008
16) Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na – 2008 17) Blue – 2009 18) Raavan – 2010
19) Ada… A Way of Life – 2010 20) Connections – 2010 21) Raanjhanaa – 2013
22) Million Dollar Arm – 2014 23) Jeans – 1998
Vishal Bhardwaj 1) Ramji Londonwale – 2005 2) The Blue Umbrella – 2005 3) Omkara – 2006
4) No Smoking – 2007 5) Kaminey – 2009 6) Ishqiya – 2010
7) Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – 2013 8) Dedh Ishqiya – 2014 9) Haider – 2014
Vishal–Shekhar 1) Supari (film) – 2003 2) Musafir – 2004 3) Dus -2005 4) Shabd – 2005
5) Om Shanti Om – 2007 6) Tashan – 2008 7) Bhoothnath – 2008 8) Tees Maar Khan – 2010
9) Ra.One – 2011 10) Kahaani- 2012 11) Gippi- 2013
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy 1) Dus – 1997 2) Shool – 1999 3) Bunty Aur Babli-2005 4) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom-2007
5) Johnny Gaddaar – 2007 6) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag-2013 7) D-Day – 2013 8) Kill Dil – 2014
9) Dil Dhadakne Do – 2015
Pritam 1) Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena – 2005 2) Garam Masala – 2005 3) Apna Sapna Money Money – 2006
4) Just Married – 2007 5) Kaisay Kahein… – 2007 6) Kidnap – 2008 7) Ek – the power of one – 2009
8) Billu – 2009 9) Aakrosh – 2010 10) I Love NY – 2015
Sajid–Wajid 1) Khauff – 2000 2) Garv: Pride and Honour – 2004 3) Veer – 2010 4) Dabangg – 2010
5) Chala Mussaddi… Office Office – 2011 6) Housefull 2 – 2012 7) Ek Tha Tiger – 2012
8) Dabangg 2 – 2012 9) Khallballi! – 2013 10 Rangrezz – 2013
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 1) Kachche Dhaage – 1999
Anand Bakshi 1) Karma – 1986 2) Vardi – 1989 3) Banjaran – 1991 4) Saudagar – 1991
5) Chamatkar – 1992 6) Rajkumar – 1996 7) Dil Kya Kare – 1999
8) Hindustan Ki Kasam – 1999 9) Kachche Dhaage – 1999 10) Taal – 1999
11) Yaadein – 2001 12) Na Tum Jaano Na Hum – 2002 13) Mehbooba – 2008
14) Yamla Pagla Deewana – 2011
Salim–Sulaiman 1) Iqbal – 2005 2) Aaja Nachle – 2007 3)Chak De! India – 2007
4) Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – 2008 5) Fashion – 2008 6) Kurbaan – 2009 7) Luck – 2009
8) Band Baaja Baaraat – 2010 9)Chakravyuh – 2012 10) Kaanchi: The Unbreakable – 2014
Amit Trivedi 1) Bombay Talkies – 2013
Lesle Lewis 1) Apna Asmaan – 2007
Vinay Jaiswal 1) Deewaren – 2016
Sameer 1) Kurbaan – 1991 2) Raghuveer – 1995 3) Kartavya – 1995 4) Itihaas – 1997
5) Daag: The Fire – 1999 6) Biwi No.1 – 1999 7) Jaanwar – 1999
8) Badal – 2000 9) Jungle – 2000 10) Deewane – 2000 11) Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya – 2000
12) Tera Mera Saath Rahen – 2001 13) Deewaanapan – 2001 14) The Legend of Bhagat Singh – 2002
15) Karz: The Burden of Truth – 2002 16) Dum – 2003 17) Kash Aap Hamare Hote – 2003
18) Kaise Kahoon Ke… Pyaar Hai – 2003 19) Tere Naam – 2003 20) Baghban – 2003
21) Classic Dance of Love – 2005 22) Iqbal – 2005 23) Garam Masala – 2005
24) Dosti: Friends Forever – 2005 25) c – 2008 26) Mr. Black Mr. White – 2008 27) Good Luck! – 2008
28) Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors – 2008 29) Chintu Ji – 2009 30) Na Jaane Kabse – 2011
31) I Am Singh – 2011 32) Housefull 2 – 2012 33) Chakradhaar – 2012 34) Bol Bachchan – 2012
35) Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai – 2012 36) Ata Pata Laapata – 2012 37) Dabangg 2 – 2012

Television

  • 2014: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 as contestant – Eliminated 4th week – 6 July 2014

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhwinder_Singh