Name: Sunidhi Chauhan
Born: 14th August, 1983
Marital Status: Married Hitesh Sonik on 27th April, 2012. Previously married Bobby Khan (2002-2003)
Awards: She won Flimfare Awards in 2001, 2007 and 2011, IIFA Awards in 2005 and 2007, Star Screen Awards in 2004 and 2007, Zee Cine Awards in 2005 and many other honors.
Biography: A well established playback singer, Sunidhi has a beautiful, strong willed and profound voice. She started of her career from a very young age and has crooned innumerable Bollywood songs up to date. An immensely talented singer, Sunidhi started singing when only four years of age until she was discovered by a TV anchor, Tabassum and encouraged to shift base to Mumbai to pursue a career in singing. She was accommodated in Kalyanji’s troupe ‘Little wonders’ where she was in the lead. She participated and won the music reality show ‘Meri Awaaz Suno’ in 1996. She recorded the music album ‘Aira Gaira Nathu Gaira’ (HMV) as a part of the prize. But the album being promoted as children’s failed to work in Sunidhi’s favour.
She sang for the first Bollywood film Shastra but it was only Sandeep Chowta composed RGV’s Mast (1999) that gave Sundhi instant fame with the ‘Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi’ track. And from there on there was no looking back for her. Some of her memorable tracks in Bollywood include; Beedi Jalai Le (Omkara), Bhaage Re Mann (Chameli), Dhoom Machale (Dhoom), Sajna Vaari (Honeymoon Travels) Aaja Nachle (Aaja Nachle), Crazy Kia Re (Dhoom 2), Chor Bazari (Love Aaj Kaal), Ainvayi Ainvayi (Band Baaj Baraat), Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) and the most recent hit Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Mar Khan). Along with Bollywood she has sang in Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Tamil and Assamese languages. At present, she has recorded about 2,500 tracks.
Sunidhi has paired with Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik and most famously with Sonu Nigam in several hit tracks. She even collaborated in the ‘Heartbeat’ (India Mix) with Enrique Iglesias. Sunidhi has worked with varied music composers like A.R. Rahman, Bappi Lahiri, Vishal Shekhar, Nadeem Shravan, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Jatin Lalit, Pritam Chakraborty, Rajesh Roshan, Anand Milind and Anu Malik and well known lyricists like Gulzar, Irshad Kamil, Prasoon Joshi, Javed Akhtar, Swanand Kirkire, Sameer and Anand Bakshi.
One of the leading playback singers of Bollywood, she has voiced most of the leading ladies starting from Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Karishma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla Aishwarya Rai Bachhan, Kajol, Rani Mukherji, Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta to Kareena, Priyanka Chopra, Konkona Sen Sharma and Deepika Padukone. Sunidhi does have a relishing span in the film industry and has continually proved her position despite facing stiff competition from fellow contemporary Shreya Ghoshal.
Sunidhi has made her foray into television judging the participants in the reality show Indian Idol, Season 5 and Season 6 alongside Anu Malik. She has appeared in minor appearances Bas Ek Pal (2006), Ehsaas (2001) and Bhoot (2003). She considers Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey her idols and she wishes to earn international fame in their lines.
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