The magic Sonu Nigam creates with his song is such that everyone falls in love with his voice, irrespective of which language the song is. This reminds me of a quote, "Music has no language barrier. It's just music, you should just listen to it and feel it."
One of India's Best Singer Sonu Nigam has sung many songs, in multiple languages - Urdu, Odia, Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and Nepali. But he has featured mainly in Hindi and Kannada languages.
Sonu Nigam was born on 30 July, 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana to Agam Kumar Nigam and Shobha Nigam. He began his singing career at the age of four. He used to accompany his father on his singing appearances at weddings and parties. Sonu was trained by classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. In order to start his singing career, at the age of 18, he moved to Mumbai with his father.
Sonu's first song in Kannada was from late Dr Vishnuvardhan's movie Jeevanadi (1996), 'Yello Yaro Hego'. Till now, Sonu has sung above 400 Kannada songs, which has won him several awards. Though he has sang many songs, it was Mungaru Male which took him to the peak. With this movie, he became a sensation in Sandalwood and was also called 'Golden Singer of Karnataka'.
Sonu was quoted by a leading daily, "Kannada songs make me feel positive." He also said that he highly respect the muscians of Karnataka and many of his favorite songs are in Kannada. He consider Bangalore as his second birth place. He added, "Even if someone requests me to sing a Kannada song while I'm performing in the West Indies, I will sing it for them."
It is very difficult to just list few of his songs. But since the list is so long, we'll list 15 Best of his Best Kannada Songs in the slideshow...