Sunidhi Chauhan, born August 1983, is an Indian playback singer. Originally from Delhi, Chauhan began performing in local gatherings at the age of 4 and made her career debut at the age of 12, with the film Shastra. During that year she won the first singing reality show titled Meri Awaz Suno and rose to prominence after recording “Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi” from Mast. This won her the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent and was nominated for the Best Female Playback Singer. Her second breakthrough song was released in 2000 titled “Mehboob Mere” from Fiza, for which she received another Filmfare nomination. Throughout her career, she performed mostly item songs and was described by the media as the “Queen of item songs”. Sunidhi Chauhan received her third Filmfare nomination with the song “Dhoom Machale” from Dhoom followed by two more nominations during the next year for “Kaisi Paheli” and “Deedar De” from Parineeta and Dus. Then in 2006, she was bestowed with her first Filmfare award for her rendition of the song “Beedi’ from Omkara and further two nominations for “Soniye” from Aksar and “Aashiqui Main” from 36 China Town. The following year, she recorded the title song of Aaja Nachle and Sajnaji Vaari. Both of these films were critically and commercially well received. Chauhan went on to receive her twelfth Filmfare nomination with “Chor Bazaari” of Love Aaj Kal. In 2010, she received her second Filmfare award with the item song “Sheila Ki Jawani” and was also nominated for her international styled carnival song “Udi: from Guzaarish later that year. That year also marked her international singing debut, where she was featured in an alternate version of the song “Heartbeat” by Enrique Iglesias. Other than playback singing, Chauhan has also appeared as a judge on several television reality shows and she also appears in music videos. Besides her career in music, she is an active philanthropist and has been involved in various charities and social causes. She has also appeared four times in Forbes’ Celebrity 100 of India.
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