Sukhwinder Singh

Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian singer, most famous as a Bollywood playback singer. His greatest success is arguably the song Chaiyya Chaiyya for Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film Dil Se, composed by A. R. Rahman, for which he won the ‘Best Male Playback’ award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards in India (the same song was used in Spike Lee’s film Inside Man). His popularity increased after he sung Chak De India-an Indian patriotic song in the Hindi film “Chak De India”. Recently he also performed in the Indian Idol Grand Finale.

Sukhwinder Singh is a leading Bollywood singer. He first performed on stage at the age of 7 or 8, singing the Lata number “Sa re ga ma pa, pa, pa, ga ma re, ga re mere sang mere saajna.” He also released a Punjabi album called Munda Southhall Da with T. Singh joined Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s troupe and quickly became a music arranger, before heading to the south of India to look for work. At this time he did a film called Rakshagan.

Filmography :

Music Department:

1. Chhodon Naa Yaar (2007) (playback singer)
2. Kaisay Kahein… (2007) (playback singer)
3. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) (playback singer)
4. Jaane Hoga Kya (2006) (playback singer)
5. Omkara (2006) (playback singer)
6. Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) (playback singer)
7. Ek Ajnabee (2005) (playback singer)
8. Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) (playback singer: “Nasha”)
9. Garam Masala (2005) (playback singer: “Chori Chori”)
10. Water (2005) (playback singer)
11. Ramji Londonwaley (2005) (playback singer)
12. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) (playback singer)
13. Bunty Aur Babli (2005) (playback singer)
14. Shabd (2005) (playback singer)
15. Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005) (playback singer)
16. Classic Dance of Love (2005) (playback singer)
17. Musafir (2004) (playback singer)
18. Madhoshi (2004) (playback singer)
19. Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004) (playback singer)
20. Khakee (2004) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
21. Sssshhh… (2003) (playback singer)
22. Tere Naam (2003) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
23. Calcutta Mail (2003) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
24. Supari (2003) (playback singer)
25. Chalte Chalte (2003) (playback singer)
26. Kaise Kahoon Ke… Pyaar Hai (2003) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder Singh)
27. Baaz: A Bird in Danger (2003) (playback singer)
28. Dum (2003) (playback singer)
29. Anubhav: An Experience (2003) (playback singer)
30. Border Hindustan Ka (2003) (playback singer)
31. Udhaya (2003) (playback singer)
32. Kaante (2002) (playback singer)
33. Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) (playback singer) (as Sukhwindara Singh)
34. Annarth (2002) (playback singer)
35. Shakthi: The Power (2002) (playback singer)
36. Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder Singh)
37. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) (playback singer)
38. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) (playback singer)
39. Junoon (2002) (playback singer)
40. Little John (2002) (playback singer)
41. Monsoon Wedding (2001) (playback singer: original song) (uncredited)
42. Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001) (playback singer)
43. Aks (2001) (playback singer)
44. Yaadein… (2001) (playback singer)
45. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder Singh)
46. One 2 Ka 4 (2001) (playback singer)
47. Zubeidaa (2001) (playback singer)
48. Mrugaraaju (2001) (playback singer)
49. 12 B (2001) (playback singer)
50. Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya (2000) (playback singer) (as Sukvinder Singh)
51. Kurukshetra (2000) (composer: song “Ban Dhan Chali”) (playback singer) (uncredited)
52. Astitva (2000) (musical director) (playback singer)
53. Jungle (2000) (playback singer)
54. Refugee (2000) (playback singer)
55. Devi Putrudu (2000) (playback singer)
56. Hum To Mohabbat Karega (2000) (playback singer: “Lai Liya”)
57. Khauff (2000) (playback singer)
58. Annayya (2000) (playback singer)
59. Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad (2000) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
60. Jaanwar (1999) (playback singer)
61. Thakshak (1999) (playback singer: “Dholna”) (as Sukhwindara Singh)
62. Khoobsurat (1999) (playback singer)
63. Dillagi (1999) (playback singer)
64. Seenu (1999) (playback singer)
65. Biwi No. 1 (1999) (playback singer)
66. Phool Aur Aag (1999) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder)
67. Daag: The Fire (1999) (playback singer: “Lucky Kabootar”)
68. Dil Kya Kare (1999) (playback singer)
69. Earth (1998) (playback singer: “Ruth Aa Gayee Re”, “Raat Ki Daldal Hain” and “Yeh Jo Zindagi Hain”)
70. Dil Se.. (1998) (playback singer) (as Sukvinder Singh)
71. Dus (1997) (playback singer)
72. Itihaas (1997) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
73. Raghuveer (1995) (playback singer) (as Sukhvinder)
74. Kurbaan (1991) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
75. Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986) (playback singer) (as Sukhwinder)
76. Karma (1986) (playback singer)

Soundtrack:

1. Om Shanti Om (2007) (performer: “Dard-E-Disco”, “Dard-E-Disco” (DJ Aqeel Mix))
2. Chak De! India (2007) (performer: “Chak De India”)
3. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) (performer: “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom”)
4. Just Married (2007) (performer: “kaisi kaisi raam milaye jodi”)
5. Shaadi Se Pehle (2006) (performer: “Ankhiyon Se Gal Kar Gayi”, “Ankhiyon Se Gal Kar Gayi” (Akbar Sami), “Bijuriya”,       6. Inside Man (2006) (performer: “Chaiyya Chaiyya – Bollywood Joint”, “Chaiyya Chaiyya”)
7. Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) (performer: “Nasha Nasha”)
8. Garam Masala (2005) (performer: “Chori Chori” (Part 1))
9. Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Love Takes Over (2005) (performer: “Mar Java”)
10. Iqbal (2005) (performer: “JEETENGE JEETENGE…”) (“JEETENGE JEETENGE…”)
11. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) (performer: “Mangal Mangal” (Aatma Version))
12. Dus (2005) (performer: “Zalzala”)
13. Paheli (2005) (performer: “Phir Raat Kati”)
14. Bunty Aur Babli (2005) (performer: “Nach Baliye”)
15. Yaaran Naal Baharaan (2005) (performer: “Yaaran Naal Baharaan”, “College Vich Padna”, “Haan De Munde”)
16. Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004) (writer: “Chinnamma Chilakkamma”)
17. Tehzeeb (2003) (performer: “Meherbaan”)
18. Baghban (2003) (performer: “Holi Khele Raghuveera”)
19. Tere Naam (2003) (performer: “Lagin Lagi”)
20. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) (performer: “Pagdi Sambhal Jatta”, “Dil Se Niklegi”, “Shora So Pahchaniye”, “Desh MEre Desh”, “Kasam Tumko Watan”)
21. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) (performer: “Chunariya”)
22. Monsoon Wedding (2001) (music: “Aj Mera Jee Kardaa (Today My Heart Desires)”)
23. Yaadein… (2001) (performer: “Jub Dil Miley”, “Chanda Taare”)
24. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) (performer: “Ghanan Ghanan”, “Mitwa”)
25. One 2 Ka 4 (2001) (performer: “Muchhal Jane Ka Din Hai”)
26. Zubeidaa (2001) (performer: “Main Albeli”)
27. Mrugaraaju (2001) (performer: “Dammentho Choopincharo”)
28. Annayya (2000) (performer: “Aata Kavalaa”)
29. Taal (1999) (performer: “Taal Se Taal Mila” (Modern Remix), “Ramta Jogi”, “Ni Main Samajh Gayee”, “Nahin Saamne Tu”)
30. Dil Se.. (1998) (performer: “Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya”, “Thaiyya Thaiyya”)

Composer:

1. Hadbahedi (2008) (filming)
2. Bombay to Bangkok (2008)
3. Kaafila (2007)
4. Sandwich (2006)
5. Iqbal (2005)
6. Amar Joshi Shahid Ho Gaya (2005)
7. Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005)
8. Classic Dance of Love (2005)
9. Struggler (2005)
10. The Perfect Husband (2003)
11. Biwi No. 1 (1999)
12. Sarhad: The Border of Crime (1995) (as Sukhvinder)

Actor:

1. Ahista Ahista (2006)
2. Kaaboo (2002) …. Dancer/Singer
3. Kurukshetra (2000) (as Sukhwindara Singh) …. Singer (Special Appearance)

Nomination and Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Dil Se.. (1998)
For the song “Chhaiyaa Chhaiyaa”.

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