Award Name : National Film Awards
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Arts
Location : Amritsar, Punjab, India
Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian film singer best known in Bollywood as a playback singer. He is famous for singing the song "Chaiyya Chaiyya" for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. He soon gained more international fame for singing "Jai Ho" from the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Sukhwinder Singh was born on 18 July 1971 in Amritsar, Punjab. He first performed on stage at the age of eight years and sang a Lata Mangeshkar number "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa". He got his break in the movie Karma, in which he sang a few lines. The singer left Mumbai to tour England and America to see, hear and understand various forms of music. His first effort is for movie Aaja Sanam, but he gained fame with the song "Chaiyya Chaiyya". He has been well received for providing playback singing for Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan in a total of 6 songs. His rendition for the 2014 released film Haider fetched him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. Singh has provided playback for many notable Bollywood heroes including Salman Khan, Sharukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt, Bobby Badshah Ranbir Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Farhan Akhtar and Sunny Deol.