Full Name- Sukhwinder Singh
Also Known As (AKA) - Sukhi
Born- July 18th, 1968, Amritsar, Punjab
Origin- Playback Singing
Occupations- Singer, Composer & Actor
Years Active- 1976-Present
Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian playback singer. He is famous for singing 'Chaiyan Chaiyan' for the movie 'Dil Se' for which he bagged a Filmfare Award For Best Playback Singer Male in 1999 as well. The song was written by Gulzar and composed by A.R. Rahman.
He went on to sing many more super hit songs. Lately, he gained more acclaim for his song 'Jai Ho' from the movie Slumdog Millionaire which got an academy award (Popularly Known As Oscar Awards) for best original song.
Early Life & Background
Sukhwinder Singh was born on July 18th, 1968 in Amritsar, Punjab. He was interested in music since his childhood days and always wanted to become a singer and as a result vowed to make a career in singing.
Sukhwinder Singh first performed on the stage at an early age of 8 and sang a Lata Mangeshkar number 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' from the 1970 movie Abhinetri. He also released a Punjabi album titled 'Munda Southall Da With T'. Later he joined Laxmikant-Pyarelal's group and became a music arranger within a short span of time.
His big moment came in 1999 when A.R. Rahman used his voice for the chartbuster song 'Chaiyan Chiayan' and its success paved the way for many more super hit songs to follow. Movies like Taal, Biwi No. 1, Daag, Jaanwar, Dillagi, Tere Naam, Musafir, Chak De India, Om Shanti Om and Black & White further consolidated his position in the competition-stricken Indian music industry.
His title song from the movie 'Chak De India' became a national anthem in 2007 and he hogged the limelight all over again.
He has been consistently associated with music maestro A.R. Rahman as he has sung the maximum number of songs for him only. They together form a lethal team.
Awards & Recognition
Sukhwinder Singh has won the prestigious Filmfare Awards For Best Playback Singer Male category twice. First he grabbed the Filmfare for his 1999 song 'Chaiyan Chaiyan' from 'Dil Se', the music for which was composed by A.R. Rahman and later in 2009 for 'Haule Haule' for the Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' composed by the music director duo Salim-Sulaiman.
His 'Jai Ho' from 'Slumdog Millionaire' also won him an Academy Award for Best Song.
Sukhwinder Singh Discography (As a music director)
Major films as a playback singer
Sukhwinder Singh Hit Bollywood Songs