Introduction to his Early life
 


Sonu Niigaam was exposed to music in the early days of his life by his father, Agam Kumar Nigam, a popular singer in North India. His father happened to be his mentor in this art. Sonu started singing when he was hardly 3 years of age and gave his first public performance on stage when he sang a very popular song of late Muhammad Rafi (a legendary singer of yesteryears of the Indian Film Industry), 'Kya Huwa Tera Wada', from the film 'Hum Kissi Se Kum Nahin'. Though Sonu was always inclined towards music he never neglected academics and always was a topper.

He started off with performing at private and public functions with his parents and performed at every possible city in North India. Soon the Nigams shifted base to Mumbai and Sonu started working as a child artist in films like Kaamchor, Ustaadi Ustad Se, Hum Se Hai Zamana, Taqdeer and Beetab. But this didn't last for long and once again they were back to Delhi.

While in Delhi he participated in numerous singing competitions and always emerged as the winner. During one of these competitions he was judged by the renowned music director of Bollywood, Anu Malik who pronounced him the winner and also gave a word of encouragement to work towards being a playback singer in Bollywood.

 
 
Sonu Niigaam : The Host
 

Sonu won the hearts of not only the youngsters but also became the favorite with the mothers with his popular TV show 'Sa Re Ga Ma', (singing talent hunt). He played the Host and was the source of encouragement to the participants. His dignity and poise while conducting the show has always won him accolades.

After quitting 'Sa Re Ga Ma', which he hosted for nearly 5 years he needed a much required break to concentrate on his job as a playback singer. But on popular demand he once again came back to television with the Celebrity Musical Game Show, 'Kisme Kitna Hai Dam'. Here he changed his image and was at his humorous best. He has an in born talent of being a great mimic.

Then came the popular show 'American Idol' which was adapted for Indian television as 'Indian Idol'. Here he played the role of the critical judge whose verdict decided the fate of the contestants. Sonu, being the Idol of the youth and the music generation was the apt choice for judging the 'Indian Idol'.

 
 
 
 
 
Sonu Niigaam: The Radio Jockey
 

Sonu is not only popular on television but recently he added another profile to his career as a ?Star Radio Jockey?. He has over 5 million listeners glued to their radio sets for an hour on his show. Recently he even convinced Lata Mangeshkar for a 3 and a half hour long live interview which by itself was an event in the history of the Indian music industry.

 
 
 
 
 
Sonu Niigaam: The Performer
 

Stage and Sonu are words which go hand in hand. He's been singing since he was 3 and his energy and zest has only increased with every performance. Sonu has performed not only in India but almost in every Continent. He has toured America, UK, Europe, South Africa, Pakistan, Dubai, Afghanistan, Africa, Singapore, Bangkok, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Mauritius and Australia.

He always performs 'Live' with his band which makes him a class apart. The grandeur of his shows is always compared to the star shows as no singer has ever been given such publicity and production value. His shows stretch over 3 and half hours with 2 entries where he alone performs in each segment for over an hour.