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Arijit Singh

Birthday
25 Apr 1987 (Age 29)
Biography
Arijit Singh is an Indian playback singer and a music programmer and was born in Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal to a Punjabi father and a Bengali mother.

He initiated training in music from his house, since his maternal grandmother used to sing and his maternal aunt is trained in Indian classical music. His maternal uncle also plays the tabla. He also learnt music from his mother who sings and plays the tabla.

For studies, he went to Raja Bijay Singh High School and Sripat Singh College, a University of Kalyani affiliate. According to Singh he "was a decent student, but cared more about music". His inclination towards music led his parents to decide on training him professionally.

He was taught Indian classical music by Rajendra Prasad Hazari and trained in tabla by Dhirendra Prasad Hazari while Birendra Prasad Hazari taught him Rabindra Sangeet and pop music.

His career began upon participating in the reality show Fame Gurukul (2005), in which he lost at the finals. After winning another reality show called 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil, Singh built a recording setup of his own, beginning his journey with music programming. Subsequently, he went to become as an assistant music programmer to Pritam Chakraborty, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar and Mithoon.

He became more well-known with the release of "Tum Hi Ho" from Aashiqui 2.  He was given the Best Male Playback Singer award for the song, in 59th Filmfare Awards.
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