Born July 18, 1971, Sukhwinder Singh is an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer who primarily sings Bollywood songs. He got international aclaim 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. One of his most famous songs in India is “Chaiyya Chaiyya” for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. HIs career as a singer started at the young age of 8 when he performed on stage, singing the Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar number “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” for the 1970 movie Abhinetri. His first Bollywood break came in the blockbuster patriotic film Karma in which he sang a few lines. Then he went on to sing the hit song “Aaja Sanam: in the film Khilaaf. However, he soon realized that something was missing in his voice, and subsequently embarked on a tour of England and America to see, hear, and understand the different forms of music. After his trip, he returned to Mumbai to kick-start his musical career. Now, over the course of his career, he has been well received for providing playback singing for Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan in a total of 7 songs. Along with his most notable singing gigs, he has also won a variety of awards to acknowledge his talent in singing.
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