Despite the intense competition from upcoming artists in playback singing, Sonu Nigam has strived to remain relevant. Like others he has diversified into singing in non-Hindi languages, but Nigam-who started singing at the age of four-is now focusing on composing too. He composed the theme track for November release Singh Saab The Great starring Sunny Deol. The artist, who moved to Bollywood when he was 19 and made a mark through the 1995 hit Achha Sila Diya, is also doing an 'item number'in the upcoming Santa Banta. Along with music composers Salim-Sulaiman and ghazal singer Talat Aziz, Nigam has signed up with Percept Live for the first edition of BollyBoom, a live dance music festival concept that started off in November. Nigam had already made his mark in the concert circuit and had a whirlwind European tour in August. In 1999 he did his solo album called Deewana where the music was done by Sajid-Wajid-it remains one of the most successful non-film albums. Among his international ventures, Nigam, in January, lent his voice for the Hindi-dub of Japanese animation movie The Mystical Laws. Separately, the artist continues his fight with music companies for higher royalty for singers. He claims that companies owe him Rs 100 crore in royalty dues.
Fast Fact: ?Nigam though has been a failure as an actor despite four attempts on the silver screen. Will he make another attempt?