According to The Times of India, "Though a devotional number, Chauhan's voice mixed with the music creates a very Western effect" to the song. [191][198], Sonu Nigam who helped her get her first break in the industry was named as one of the biggest influences in shaping her career along with her parents and she described him as a "catalyst to fuel my career". [131] Chauhan made her debut in the domain of Rabindra Sangeet for the album Tagore & We – 2, where she recorded four tracks for the album. During the year, she won the first singing reality show titled Meri Awaz Suno and rose to prominence after recording "Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi" from Mast (1999). [37] Also, "Saiyan" from Garv is "no different" from A.R. [165] She was next heard in a Rochak Kohli composition; "Zinda" from Naam Shabana. [144], Chauhan's first release of 2015 was Sajid–Wajid's Punjabi peppy track "Phatte Tak Nachna" from Dolly Ki Doli, which was recorded in one and a half-hour. [50], Chauhan was bestowed with her first filmfare award for her rendition of the song "Beedi Jalaile" from Omkara (2006). Oct 26, 2013 - Dhoom 3 is an upcoming Hindi action thriller film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. [94] She was also part of the soundtrack album Housefull, where she performed "Aapka Kya Hoga (Dhanno)" and "I Don't Know What To Do" in her usual "sensuous voice". [30] According to Malik, he roped in Chauhan to playback for Kareena Kapoor in two song of Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, since "Chauhan came in for the passion, as she understands [him] in such songs". [56] She performed with him for two other tracks, "Ashq Bhi" and "Hai Ishq Ye Kya Ek Khata" for the film, where all the songs were critically favoured. [189] She has not performed any classical songs or a ghazal and has expressed her interest on releasing a ghazal album. [264][265] During the following month, she also performed in Yuvraj Singh's social initiative YouWeCan, which aims to fight cancer by spreading awareness about the disease. Dhoom Girl Katrina also appeared on the dhoom machale dhoom title song of dhoom 3. [72] Besides, she recorded the soft romantic melody song "Hey Shona" for Vishal-Shekhar for whom she performed "Pyaar Ki Yeh Kahani" and "Sajnaaji Vaari Vaari" from Honeymoon Travels Pvt. [255] Ram Gopal Varma confessed that, he "truly sincerity honestly" thinks Chauhan is the "greatest singer in the world". [156][157] Apart from recording the track "Lamhon Ke Rasgulle" for Clinton Cerejo-composed Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, she sung "Titliyan" from Rocky Handsome in 1950s cabaret style. Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of four and made her career debut at the age of 12, with the film Shastra (1996). [160] In the year, she made her acting debut with Arif Ali-directed urban thriller short film, Playing Priya in which she played the role of an urban housewife. In 2010, she received her second Filmfare award with the item song "Sheila Ki Jawani" (2010) and was nominated for international styled carnival song "Udi" from Guzaarish (2010). [24] She credited Malik for playing a major role in her "evolution", as he "fought" with the producers to give her the songs, because of that she was "accepted in typical heroines romantic numbers". During the year, she also worked with Sajid-Wajid for films Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and Wanted where she performed both "Happening" and "Mrs. Khanna" for the former and both "Ishq Vishq" and "Tose Pyar Karte Hain" for the latter. … Blast 3) is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra, It stars Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Uday Chopra.It is the third instalment of the Dhoom series and the sequel to Dhoom (2004) and Dhoom 2 (2006).. [188] Though her singing style has a strong western influences, she has recorded some semi-classical songs in her career, including songs from Rang Rasiya. [46] She worked with Vishal-Shekhar in few other compositions including Dus (2005) and Shabd (2005). Main rootheya yaar manaavangi. [95] Apart from recording the title track and "Sanu Guzra Zamana" for Reshammiya's Kajraare, Chauhan was heard in Pritam's cabaret number "Parda" from Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai which has influences of "Piya Tu" and "Duniya Mein" while brought in an improvised "true retro feel". [242] Prakriti Kakar, Aditi Singh Sharma and Shilpa Rao mentioned Chauhan as an inspiration for them. [268] In September 2015, Chauhan represented India at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, an annual music festival created to mark the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a "to-do list" of 17 tasks to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030. [213], In 2012, Chauhan appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100, a list based on income and popularity of India's celebrities. Prepare to watch a spectacle that will thrill you and move you...#YRFnewreleases #Dhoom3 #YRF #AamirKhan #AbhishekBachchan #KatrinaKaif #UdayChopra #VijayKrishnaAcharya #Pritam #AdityaChopra© Yash Raj Films Pvt. [106] The year marked her first collaboration with her husband Hitesh Sonik with the song "Tu" from My Friend Pinto. She is well known for her work in Punjabi video songs as well as Punjabi movies. [121] In the song, the singers recorded for actors whom they generally do the playback singing, and Chauhan dubbed for Priyanka Chopra. (Redirected from Kamli (song)) Sunidhi Chauhan (pronounced [sʊnɪd̪iː tʃʰoːhən]; born 14 August 1983) is an Indian playback singer. Her singing is so powerful. [267] The video was created as part of a global campaign by UNICEF to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. [219] Chauhan was selected in the list of "Top 5 Celeb100 Singers and Musicians" compiled by Forbes India. [191] Believing that singing all kinds of songs makes her grow as a musician she revealed that her "weakness remains for soft melodies". Rahman-composed "Saiyyan" of Nayak (2001). By starring in the music video of the Punjabi song Diamond, she came into the spotlight. [210] She then followed a strict diet and regularly went to gym or for jogging. [29][16] According to critic Priyanka Bhattacharya, "Chauhan's matured rendition surprises in the second half of "Aa Bhi Ja" and mentioned that other track is also "equally good". [142] She also lent her voice for the recreated version of Rajasthani folk song "Engine Ki Seeti" from the film. [127] The song was tagged as, when "Munni and Sheila" joins together, since the former was performed by Sharma and latter by Chauhan during the year 2010 and shared the Filmfare trophy for their respective songs. [103][104], In 2011, Chauhan collaborated with Pritam for four films, out of which she was praised for her rendition of the slow-paced track "Te Amo" from Dum Maaro Dum. [2][211] She knocked off 12 kg by jogging and working out. [72] However, he found "Kachchi Kaliyaan" from the same film less appealing with its "bad remix background" though praised Chauhan, Ghoshal, KK and Nigam for giving the song the "required vim". [155] She performed the songs "Aisa Kyun Maa" from Neerja which was well received due to its theme; portrayal of love between a mother and daughter. [16] Chauhan, alongside Abhijeet Bhattacharya, performed a remix version of the song "O Haseena Zulfowali" for Babloo Chakravorthy, as a tribute to R. D. Burman's music, which critics felt that she was "un-listenable in her Asha Bhosle rendition". 'Kamli', sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, features music by Pritam and is written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. [241] Singer Shibani Kashyap remarked that Chauhan is a fabulous singer who "can sing all types of songs with the same ease". [102] Along with ten other artists, she performed a 30-minute segment titled the Universal Music of Love comprised Sufi, folk, Indipop and world music performances during the 2010 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. [166] She contributed to the album of Jab Harry Met Sejal by performing "Radha" with Shahid Mallya and "Butterfly" alongside Aman Trikha, Nooran Sisters and Dev Negi. [66] However, she personally felt that the song would sound much better if she had "sung the song on a higher note". [139] Apart from rendering "Qawali and rock fused" title track of Daawat-e-Ishq along with Javed Ali, she collaborated with Vishal-Shekhar again for Happy New Year's "Dance Like a Chammiya". Prabh Grewal born on 12-12-1993 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India is an Indian model and actress who appears in Punjabi songs and movies. [263], In October 2014, Chauhan was featured in a musical concert to raise awareness and funds for eye donations. [87][88], 2010 marked Chauhan's international singing debut, where she featured in an alternate version of the song "Heartbeat" titled as "Heartbeat (India Mix)" alongside Spanish recording artist Enrique Iglesias, included on a Special Indian Edition of Euphoria. [58][59] Besides, their work in "Crazy Kiya Re" of Dhoom 2 was widely acclaimed, however Gangster's "Lamha Lamha" was labelled as a "romantic irritant" song by Rediff.com. [13], Chauhan has also been influenced by many artists outside the country like Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey,[200] Celine Dion[201] and Whitney Houston. [277] She lived with actor Annu Kapoor and his wife Arunita during the separation, filed for divorce the same year, citing that she had realised that they "wanted different things from life". Katrina has already proved her dancing skills in Mashallah from Ek Tha Tiger and Kamli from Dhoom 3. [272], In 2002, at the age of 18, Chauhan married director and choreographer Bobby Khan after working on the music video, Pehla Nasha. Her higher octave "carefree delivery" of the former was appreciated by the critics while she chose the latter as her "personal favorite" song in her career. While reviewing the soundtrack album of Heroine, NDTV wrote: "Chauhan, the queen of item songs, is flawless [in the song "Halkat Jawani"]. Ni main jageya nameedaanam. [106][187], Describing her singing style, Chauhan said; "I have no particular style; instead I only go with the music and the lyrics, and feel free to express my emotions through singing". [271] In October 2017, Chauhan participated in a campaign to promote breast cancer awareness. [261] She also hosted the global campaign, "World of Betters" in Mumbai which was launched by Alicia Keys. [3], In 2005, along with sixteen other artists, she recorded a single titled "Zindagi Pukaarti Hai" to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. [110][111] She teamed up with Amit Trivedi for the lavani track "Sava Dollar" from Aiyyaa, where her "boisterous and bouncy voice" was praised along with her Marathi accent. Both songs met with mixed reception from critics; Vipin Nair of The Hindu appreciated Chauhan's rendition of "Radha" while criticising "Butterfly" as a "noisy mishmash". [183] Her name has been mostly tagged with item songs, though she has also performed melodious slow numbers. [13][14] Besides, she recorded her first solo album, Aira Gaira Nathu Khaira which was ultimately promoted as a children's album. [257] Performed at Screen Awards on 18 January 2005, the song was released as a cassette and a CD where the proceeds from sales were given to the victims. Even the judges are mesmerized with her performance, there is no doubt that the actress … [56], Chauhan's collaboration with Pritam during the year was appreciated by the music critics. Her rendition for both the tracks met with positive response from critics; Redkar from Koimoi noted, "Chauhan brings life into this song with her vocals as she croons it with the required nakhra". She is associated with social causes like working for the underprivileged children, where she performed charity shows, donating money and buying clothes. [54][55] Chauhan made her third screen appearance with the promotional song "Dheemey Dheemey" from Bas Ek Pal, along with KK. 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A newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates, The National wrote: "From flitting between fast and slow songs, to playing with the tempos and notes of the songs she sang, she didn't stick to the original format of any number". [138] During the year, she recorded the track "Adhure" from Mary Kom sung in her "gentle", "soft" voice. [169] Also, she recorded the anthem of 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships, a song mix of Hindi, English and Assamese lyrics blended with a rap performed by her. Sunidhi Chauhan was born on 14 August 1983, in New Delhi, India. [252], Chauhan also received praise from many actors including Bipasha Basu and Amrita Rao. [23], In 2001, Chauhan was featured in four tracks from the album of Ajnabee. [174] Lata Mangeshkar who described Chauhan's vocals as "different" from her contemporary, mentioned that her voice will not suit musical style of lori. [52] She received further two nominations during the year for "Soniye" from Aksar and "Aashiqui Main" 36 China Town. Chauhan received her third Filmfare nomination with the song "Dhoom Machale" from Dhoom (2004) followed by two more nominations during the next year for "Kaisi Paheli" and "Deedar De" from Parineeta and Dus (2005). Chauhan received her twelfth Filmfare nomination with "Chor Bazaari" of Love Aaj Kal (2009) preceded by "Dance Pe Chance" from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). [2] She also has a younger sister. They have modified their style to convey the feel and emotion of every song". [89][90][91] During the year, she performed a holi number, "Chhan Ke Mohalla" from Action Replayy and a fast-paced Punjabi flavoured dance number "Ainvayi Ainvayi" from Band Baaja Baaraat. [1], In 1995, Chauhan performed at the 40th Filmfare Awards with the group "Little Wonders", when music director Aadesh Shrivastava heard her and wanted to record her voice for the film, Shastra (1996). [140][141] She then made her second appearance in a music video, titled "Baal Khade" from Khoobsurat, along with composer Sneha Khanwalkar and Sonam Kapoor. [204], Known for experimenting with her style and image, Chauhan's music and fashion sense are noted by the media. Through her career, she performed mostly item songs and was described by the media as the "queen of item songs". [35][36], Chauhan received her third Filmfare nomination for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Dhoom Machaale" from Dhoom (2004), which was a critical and commercial success. Prabh Grewal. The way she croons Aaja in the beginning is simply mind-blowing". While singing a certain stanza, she gets into the mood so deeply, her voice breaks into a passionate squeal as she strikes a high note". [176][11] She feels that her vocals structure suits on Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Kajol, Parineeti Chopra and Urmila Matondkar the most. [100][101] During the year, she appeared as a judge alongside Anu Malik and Salim Merchant in the 5th season of the Indian television music competition, Indian Idol. The actress’ thumkas in the song stole our hearts and we were left wanting for more. [2] She acknowledges that western music had a huge impact in her singing and confessed that she likes to perform "songs that have a western flavour in them". [29], Chauhan made her second screen appearance in 2003 with Ram Gopal Varma-directed Bhoot, where she was featured in the promotional music video of "Bhoot Hoon Main", composed by Salim–Sulaiman. After showing off her dancing prowess in songs like, ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ and ‘Chikni Chameli’, Katrina took her dance a notch up when she attempted ‘Kamli’ song for ‘Dhoom 3’. [134] She was next heard in Rahman's traditional tuned "Tu Kuja" from Highway. Kamli emitted a whole different vibe and it was unlike any other song that Katrina had performed in her career. 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