Arijit Singh, known for his melodious voice that has captivated millions of hearts, turns 30 today. One of the most successful playback singers of this era, his songs tempt you to listen to them in a loop.

The early 2000’s witnessed a major change in Indian television. Following the success of musical reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma, Meri Awaz Suno, more talent hunt contests were churned out to tap singing talent. After the stupendous success of Indian Idol in 2004, another reality show Fame Gurukul hit our television screens. Arijit was one of the contestants on the show. Sadly, he was voted out in the final rounds, but not before having been noticed by singing Aashiq Banaya Aapne on the show. And rest is history.

Although he has sung songs of all kinds, the romantic songs are his forte. On his birthday, we bring to you 10 melodious love numbers crooned by him which should be on everyone’s playlist.

Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil): If you love someone and could not win his/her heart for some reason, this song is tailor-made for you. Ranbir Kapoor cried his heart out for his on-screen love interest Anushka Sharma in Karan Johar’s 2016 romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The voice behind Ranbir’s heart-rending song was none other than Arijit Singh. If you are deeply in love with someone and end up meeting the same fate as Ayan, do listen to this.

Tu Hi Hai (Dear Zindagi): When Ali Zafar met Alia Bhatt for the first time in Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi, he was smitten by her charm. Arijit lent his voice to the actor in the song Tu Hi Hai which caught her attention. The lyrics were penned by Kausar Munir while the track was composed by Amit Trivedi. Just listen to this song.

Ye Ishq Hai: Saif Ali Khan-Kangana Ranaut-Shahid Kapoor starrer Rangoon failed to weave magic at the box office despite all the hype. However, the film’s music album was received well by the audience. Here, Arijit made his presence felt by singing two songs Alvida and Ye Ishq Hai. The second track is a soulful one and portrays the chemistry between Nawab (Shahid) and Julia (Kangana).

Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2): Arijit Singh shot to limelight when he crooned the popular song Tum Hi Ho from Mohit Suri’s love saga Aashiqui 2. The song picturised on Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor amassed immense fan following across the country as fans began to label it as a love anthem. The song was composed by Mithoon whereas Irshad Kamil weaved magic with the words. Arijit sang most of the songs in the film, which went on to cross the Rs 100 crore club.

Soch Na Sake (Airlift): Arijit Singh won our hearts with the song Soch Na Sake from Airlift. Amaal Malik composed the song and also lent his voice along with Arijit. The track became a chartbuster and is still a hot favourite among the fans. And to top it all, Akshay Kumar’s chemistry with his co-star Nimrat Kaur was an icing on the cake.

Janam Janam (Dilwale): Shah Rukh Khan’s pairing with Kajol needs no further elaboration. Both the superstars share a brilliant on-screen chemistry and have given us several successful films together. In the 2015 release Dilwale, the duo played estranged lovers. Shah Rukh Khan made this song even more romantic with able support from Arijit Singh. The lyrics of the song like ‘Talab Talab Bas Teri Hai Mujhe’ are just so magical.

Hamari Adhuri Kahani (Hamari Adhuri Kahani): Mohit Suri’s films are known for their melodious tracks. The filmmaker ensures that the album boasts of one song which you could listen in a loop. Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi starred in his 2015 release Hamari Adhuri Kahani. The film centred around a married woman who falls in love with an entrepreneur after her husband disappears. The film failed to woo the audience but its album earned a lot of praise. The title song of the film was sung by none other than Arijit Singh and highlighted the blossoming love between Aarav (Emraan) and Vasudha (Vidya). You will fall in love with the song after listening to it once.

Main Tenu Samjhawan (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania): Originally sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the popular Punjabi song Main Tenu Samjhawan was reprised in Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt starrer Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania which went on to cross the coveted Rs 100 crore club. The magical voice of Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal will give you goosebumps after listening to this track.

Phir Le Aya Dil (Barfi): The world noticed Arijit Singh when he sang the slow track Phir Le Aya Dil in Anurag Basu directorial Barfi. Based on the life of a mute and deaf boy played by Ranbir Kapoor, the film earned widespread critical acclaim. This particular song depicts the candid moments between Murphy (Ranbir) and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra).

Phir Mohabbat (Murder 2): If Murder earned accolades for its music as well as a plot, Murder 2 set new benchmarks. Out of the tracks, Phir Mohabbat holds a significance for Arijit as it marked his singing debut. The song was picturised on Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez and gained instant popularity. Just check out the song.

Have a nice day!

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