Check out the biography of Sunidhi Chauhan – The only singer who at 13 impressed Manna Dey & Lata Mangeshkar. Also, check her rare pics from the past

One of the most versatile singers, Sunidhi Chauhan is Bollywood and India’s favorite playback singer of the current age. Not just the listeners even the veteran singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle, and her contemporaries like Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan are her fans.

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Here we share her journey from a little 4 year old girl to India’s best Playback Singer

She was Spotted by the Famous TV Anchor Tabassum at the age of 4

Sunidhi Chauhan was born on August 14th in 1983. In 1987, when she was only 4 years old, she started singing in a Delhi temple. Later, she even participated in competitions, events and local gatherings. In one such gatherings famous TV host Tabassum spotted her. It was after this, that Tabassumji made her sing live in her show Tabassum Hit Parade. Tabassumji then requested Sunidhi’s family to shift from New Delhi to Mumbai, and this is when she introduced little Sunidhi to Kalyanji and Anandji. This is how Sunidhi became the lead singer of Kalyanji-Anandji’s Little Wonder’s Troupe.

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Sunidhi Chauhan with Tabassumji and Sadhna Sargam

In 1996, she won India’s First Singing Talent Show Judged by India’s Prominent Singers and Musicians

At the age of 13, Sunidhi along with Pradip Somasundaram (Thrissur Kerala) won the Singing Talent competition which was judged by eminent singer and musicians – Manna Dey, Bhupen Hazarika, Pandit Jasraj, and Lata Mangeshwar. Annu Kapoor was the host of the show who also became one of the supporters and mentor of Sunidhi Chauhan. Lata Mangeshwar till date remains Sunidhi’s fan. In fact, she considers Sunidhi as the Numero Uno singer of this generation. She even went to record the album Aira Ghaira Nathu Khaira with HMV post winning the title.

The Same Year (1996), she bagged her first Bollywood project as a Playback Singer

Remember the famous song “Ladki Deewani dekho” from Sunil Shetty starrer Shastra? Well, the music director Aadesh Srivastava chose Sunidhi to sing this song. She was only 13 then. Next, she got many songs to sing in various films including Salman Khan’s Veergati, and other films such as Dahek, Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat, Samar and Bade Dilwala.

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Little Sunidhi Chauhan with Raveena Tandon

The Album that Changed Her Life Forever was Ram Gopal Varma’s Mast

Three years later in 1999, Sunidhi Chauhan through Sonu Nigam met Sandeep Chowta, the music director for Ram Gopal Varma’s film “Mast”. In 15 days, she was signed for three songs in the film. All the three sings not only rocked the chartbusters but also changed Sunidhi’s career forever. Out of which Ruki Ruki si Zindagi went on to become a major hit. Sunidhi back then was only 16.

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She Became a Runaway Bride when she married Bobby Khan at the age of 18

Sunidhi against the wish of her family married Bobby Khan whom she met during the filming of the album Pehla Nasha. She was only 18 at then. Her family didn’t approve Sunidhi’s deceision at all and even disowned her for taking such a drastic step. Though Sunidhi initially said she was happy staying with Bobby, the couple within a year got separated and headed for a divorce. During the entire phase she stayed at her mentor Annu Kapoor’s house. He and his wife took care of her. After, staying single for almost a decade she married her childhood friend and music composer Hitesh Sonik in 2012.

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Sunidhi Chauhan with her husband Hitesh Sonik

Some of the Amazing Facts about her

She is a recipient of many awards including the prestigious Dadsaheb Phalke Award which she received in 2014. She collaborated with many singers including Enrique Iglesias with whom she made her International Debut. Even Bollywood actors like Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar who are into singing, admire Sunidhi the most. In fact, Sunidhi Chauhan is Farhan’s favorite singer.

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Download Some of Her Career Best Songs

Ladki Deewani Ladka Deewana   Shastra 1996

Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi – Mast 1999

Mere Haath Mein   Fanaa 2006

Mehboob Mere   Fiza 2000

Meri Zindagi Mein Aye Ho   Armaan 2003

Sheela Ki Jawani   Tees Maar Khan 2010

Aa Bhi Ja Aa Bhi Ja   Sur 2002

Ainvayi Ainvayi   Band Baaja Baaraat 2010

Aisa Jadoo (Remix)   Khakee 2004

Be Intehaan   Race 2 2012

Bin Tere   I Hate Luv Storys 2010

Ban Than Chali   Kurukshetra 2000

Bhumro Bhumro   Mission Kashmir 2000

Bhoot Hoon Main – Remix   Bhoot 2003

Crazy Kiya Re   Dhoom 2 2006

Chhaliya Chhaliya   Tashan 2008

Chokra Jawaan   Ishaqzaade 2012

Dekho Na   Fanaa 2006

Desi Girl   Dostana 2008

Dilliwaali Girlfriend   Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013

Ek Nazar Mein Bhi   Taxi No 9211 2006

Hey Shona   Tara Rum Pum 2007

Ishq Sufiyana – Female   The Dirty Picture 2011

Ishq Kabhi Kariyo Na – Female   Musafir 2004

Ishq Samundar   Kaante 2002

Kaisi Paheli Zindagani   Parineeta 2005

Jaane Kyun Humko   Chameli 2003

Lamha Lamha   Gangster 2006

Tauba Tauba Ishq Main Kariya   Kaal 2005

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