One of Bollywood’s most prolific and talented singers, Sonu Nigam turns 42 on July 30. Though the singer has given us numerous hits over the years, we pick our top 5 all time favourite Sonu Nigam tracks right here.
5. Kal Ho Na Ho (Kal Ho Na Ho-2003)
The title song was the soul of the film and when a Sonu Nigam song is picturised on Shah Rukh Khan – it’s magic! Sonu won his only National award for this song.
4. Tanhayee (Dil Chahta Hai-2001)
Been through a heartbreak? This could be your anthem to listen to on a loop. Sonu Nigam brings out the pain of love, separation and longing for one’s beloved so emphatically with his vocals in this track.
3. Sandese Aate Hai (Border-1997)
Do we really need to say anything about this chartbuster? Sung by Sonu Nigam and Roop Kumar Rathod, Sandese Aate Hain… became an anthem for the entire nation in 1997. Apart from Javed Akhtar’s heartwarming lyrics, the singers did full justice to the songs by pouring out their emotions into it. This song from Border which was also Nigam’s first big hit, remains an all time favourite amongst our brave hearts protecting our country at the border.
2. Saathiya (Saathiya-2002)
AR Rahman’s music and Sonu Nigam’s vocals make this song one of the most popular love ballads ever. Faithfully borrowed from the Tamil original – Pachai Nirame, the Saathiya title track continues to be a hot favourite among Rahman and Sonu Nigam fans.
1. Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (Agneepath-2012)
This song from Agneepath (2012) is our favourite pick among Sonu Nigam’s hits. This soulful number has won hearts every time his son Nevaan Nigam has sung this number at live performances. Watch him sing it to believe it.