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News |  04 Mar 2016 14:00 |  By RnMTeam

10 unknown facts about Arijit Singh

MUMBAI: Arijit Singh, with his honeyed voice and the myriad emotions he infuses in his songs, is definitely the flavour of the season.

It’s been a long journey for the singer since he emerged as one of the top six contestants in music reality show Fame Gurukul in 2005.

But there’s more to the singer than meets the eye. Did you know the singer still does not own a car? Do you know who his favourite singers are? No? Read on to know all.

1. Arijit’s first song was ‘All for One’ from High School Musical 2 and it was composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

2. Arijit learned Indian classical music from Guru Rajendra Prasad Harjari, tabla from Dhirendra Prasad Harjari and advanced music, Bengali songs and folk from Virendra Prasad Harjari.

3. Arijit has a keen interest in cycling, photography, Bengali novels, and short stories.

4. Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Singh, and Mehdi Hasan are Arijit’s favourite singers.

5. Arijit Singh has assisted music directors Pritam Chakraborty, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar and Mithoon in his earlier days.

6. Arijit’s Bollywood music debut was ‘Phir Mohabbat’ from ‘Murder 2’, composed by Mithoon.

7. He got married to childhood friend Koel Roy  in 2014, and this is his second marriage.

8. Arijit has also sung the title song for the television soap Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon which is aired on Colors, and ‘Dadagiri’ featuring Sourav Ganguly. He has also sung the title track of Bengali television serial ‘Tomay Amay Mile’ along with Ujjaini Mukherjee.

9. He still doesn't have a car. He still travels by public transport.

10. Arijit’s dream is to work under Salman Khan's production house and for filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj.