Arijit Singh (Bengali: অরিজিৎ সিং) (born 25 April 1987 in Jiaganj, Murshidabad), is a leading Indian playback singer. He was a participant in one of the reality-singing series, Fame Gurukul in 2005 and became an assistant to music director Pritam. Singh is best known for Tum Hi Ho (song) from Aashiqui 2 that won him Filmfare and IIFA best male playback singer award in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Arijit Singh married Koel Roy, his childhood friend on 20 January 2014 in Tarapith temple, West Bengal. The wedding ceremony, which was held in Tarapith in West Bengal, was a private affair with only close friends and family members in attendance. The couple wanted their wedding to be held at the Kali temple, a major reason as to why it was held in the town.
Singh finished Fame Gurukul in (2005) and then settled in Mumbai in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, he started working with TIPS. He has also worked under music director trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Afterwards, he started freelancing.
He has also been featured in the title track of Bengali film Bojhena Shey Bojhena. Coming from a humble background, Arijit has risen to become an accomplished singer. His achievements have earned him respect in both the music and film industry.
Singh attended Jiaganj Raja Bijoy Singh High School. After high school studies, he proceeded to join Shripat Singh College in Jiaganj.
Singh is a trained classical singer who has performed in many stage shows. His career as a playback singer started when he participated in a singing reality show called Fame Gurukul (2005), while still in college. Although he did not win the competition, his participation garnered respect and love from fans. He went on to win a subsequent reality show called 10 ke 10 le gaye dil with the help of audience votes.Shankar Ehsaan Loy gave Arijit the first break on one of their songs called "All For One" from High School Musical 2 (Vol 1) album. Moreover, he also sung the title song "Hum Hai Deewane" of the Indian TV show called Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Dadagiri featuring Sourav Ganguly. In the 2013 Bollywood blockbuster Aashiqui 2, his song Tum Hi Ho received a lot of praise and won many awards including the most Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer 2014. He sung all the other songs of Aashique-2 barring Sunn raha hai na tu. He sang the song Muskurane ki wajah from the movie "Citylights". One song from Madhuri Dixit-Vinod Khanna starrer 1988 film Dayavan Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai was re-created in the film Hate Story 2 which is sung by Arijit Singh. He has also sung songs like Saawan aya re (Creature 3D), Kabhi jo badal barse (Jackpot), Tose naina (Mickey virus), Palat (Main tera hero), Suno na sangemarmar (Youngistaan), Sunn le zara (Singham returns), Aa raat bhar (Heropanti), Raabta (Kurbaan), Mast magan (2 states), Love me thoda (Yaariyaan), Teri saanson mein (Karle pyaar karle), Jiya (Gunday) & Dilliwali girlfriend (Yeh jawani hai deewani).
Concerts at College Fests:
Singh is also known for performing in college festivals and concerts. He has performed thrice in New Delhi. His recent college concert was at Miranda House. Arijit Singh was recently in Dubai for his concert 'Salaam Dubai 2014' in April 2014.
In 2013 he came to Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar to perform in Xpression'13, the college's annual cultural festival.