Arjit Singh

Arjit Singh

Arjit Singh is a famous Indian singer, composer, musician, recordist, music producer, and music programmer. He sings mostly in Hindi and Bengali languages, though it has also performed in numerous other Indian languages. Arjit Singh is considered amongst one of the most successful and versatile singers in Indian music history and Bollywood cinema. He made his career step forward once he took part in a modern reality show titled Fame Gurukul in the year 2005, and was exposed by film directors Kumar Taurani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

At the beginning of his career in singing, Arjit Singh received nominations for Uprising Male Vocalist of the Year award at Mirchi Music Awards for performances of “Duaa” and “Phir Le Aya Dil”. Arjit Singh received immense recognition after the release of “Chahun Main Ya Naa” and “Tum Hi Ho” in the year 2013.

He was born in Jiaganj Azimganj, India on 25th April 1987. Arjit Singh was born to a Bengali mother and Punjabi father. He started his training in music at a very young age. His parental aunt trained in classical music, whereas his maternal grandma used to sing. His parental uncle played tabla, and his Mom also sang songs and played tabla. Arjit Singh studied at Raja Bijay Singh High School and after that at Sripat Singh College. As stated by him he “was a decent and hardworking student, but inclined towards music” and his parents trained him in a professional manner.

Arjit Singh was trained in tabla by Dhirendra Prasad Hazari and taught classical music by Rajendra Prasad Hazari. Birendra Prasad Hazari taught him pop music and Rabindra Sangeet. He was only 3 years old when he started training under the supervision of the Hazari brothers, and at 9 years of age, he got an allowance from the Indian government for training in Indian classical music and vocals.

At an early age, he also listened to Beethoven, Mozart and Bengali music. He idolized musicians like Ustad Rashid Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Anand Chatterjee, and Zakir Hussain and always enjoyed listening to Hemant Kumar, Kishore Kumar, and Manna Dey.

In the year 2013, Arjit Singh married Ruprekha Banerjee one of the 3 qualifiers of the reality shows Fame Gurukul. Though the marriage did not last for a long time, and ultimately ended up in divorce.  In 2014, Arjit Singh married Koyel Roy, his childhood friend as well as a neighbor of his. The couple has 2 kids. Arjit Singh currently settles in Andheri, Mumbai.