On Arijit Singh’s birthday, watch this throwback video of him from his Fame Gurukul days

Arijit Singh celebrates his 32nd birthday on Thursday and to celebrate it, HT brings you a video from very early days in his career.
Arijit Singh made his debut with Fame Gurukul in 2005.
Arijit Singh made his debut with Fame Gurukul in 2005.
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 09:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Singer and music producer Arijit Singh turns 32 on Thursday. To celebrate his birthday, we have a special treat for his fans around the world, a time capsule to his reality TV show days.

Arijit is now the most popular and sought-after singers in the country. His music hits the top of the charts every time, the tickets to his shows sell out in a heartbeat. His videos are often the biggest trends on YouTube. However, the grand success that he is today, it all happened through sheer talent and hard work.

The singer had quite a humble beginning in the music industry. Arijit was part of the singing reality show, Fame Gurukul in 2005. A young man of 18 years old, Arijit impressed the judges with his voice but could not win the competition. He stood in the sixth position and had to wait several years before he could get his big break in Bollywood. Check out this video of him singing Aashiq Banaya Aapne on the show during the elimination round:


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He struggled for many years after the show and participated in another reality show, 10 Ke 10 Le Gaye Dil. He won the competition and moved to Mumbai after it. He sang for Pritam, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar and others. He ultimately made his big Bollywood debut with Mithoon’s composition, Phir Mohabbat from Murder 2. After that, he sang Raabta from Agent Vinod for Pritam, and Phir Le Aaya Dil from Barfi!

However, his big breakthrough came with Aashiqui 2 and its songs like Tum Hi Ho and Chaahu Main Ya Na. The country went crazy with his songs and he emerged as the overnight singing star that no one could get enough of.

He has since sung songs like Main Phir Bhi Tumko Chahuga, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, First Class, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Dilliwali Girlfriend and many other hits. Check out his best songs with this playlist:


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