Sunidhi Chauhan's powerful voice has never failed to make an impact
With a host of awards already under her belt and a massive fan following, Sunidhi Chauhan can easily be called the most loved singer of this generation.
Ever since her debut film Shastra (1996), there has been no looking back for the singing queen. Now, at the age of 34, Chauhan has achieved the longest strides of her career.
If you asked the musicians of the Bollywood music industry to describe Chauhan’s accolades — the list would be endless.
Chauhan’s unique quality is that her choice of songs is based on meaningful lyrics as well as the musical composition of the song.
The songstress has grown from one song to another and is constantly evolving.
As Sunidhi Chauhan turns a year older, DESIblitz brings to you some of her best numbers.
1. ‘Woh Kaun Hai’ ~ Shaadi Ka Laddoo (2004)
This song showcases Sunidhi Chauhan’s ability to change her tonal quality with such ease and charisma.
Vishal-Shekhar’s composition helps in the emotional effect of the song by never adding a single hard beat and letting Chauhan’s vocal melody float over their soft and creamy harmony.
2. ‘Le Chale’ ~ My Brother Nikhil (2005)
The song is a true reflection of what My Brother Nikhil is all about: soul, passion and hope. Amitabh Varma’s words create an aural masterpiece.
Chauhan brought out a new facet to her singing with this track. Her honeyed voice suits perfectly with Viveck Philip’s music. It’s easily one of the best songs of her career.
3. ‘Beedi’ ~ Omkara (2006)
The dominating vocals are by Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder Singh with some background support by Nachiketa Chakravorty and Clinton Cerejo.
Chauhan and Singh utter each and every word with relish, lending the right amount of rusticity and raunchiness to the song.
Chauhan is particularly terrific as she switches octaves, drops notes and then picks them right up. Add to this the whistles, clapping, Gulzar’s lyrics and we have a sure-shot winner.
It also fetched Chauhan a Filmfare Award.
4. ‘Gudgudee’ ~ Just Married (2007)
‘Gudgudee’, rendered exquisitely by the romance queen herself, Sunidhi Chauhan.
The elegance of the piano splashes all over Chauhan’s vocals, making way for an auditory excursion filled with all sorts of treasures.
Not to mention, Pritam has landed himself into a mesmerising melody. Gulzar’s romantic lyrics are unmatched yet again.
5. Heartbeat Indian Mix ft. Enrique Iglesias (2011)
Sunidhi Chauhan made her international debut with this song, in collaboration with Enrique Iglesias.
The track is a pleasant and romantic ballad with a fusion of Indian and Western music.
The soft piano music works as a milieu for Iglesias’ romantic vocals and a strong percussion beat merges well with Chauhan’s versatile vocals variations, thus upholding the essence of a perfect blend between Indian and Western music.
Listen to Sunidhi Chauhan’s best tracks in our playlist below:
6. ‘Mar Jayian’ ~ Vicky Donor (2012)
Who could forget this beautiful song? Composed by Donn-Bann and written by Swanand Kirkire, the track features Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam.
The composition is simple but the voices of Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal Dadlani take the track to a different level altogether.
7. ‘Yaaram’ ~ Ek Thi Daayan (2013)
The lyrics by Gulzar, crooned by Sunidhi Chauhan and Clinton Cerejo, weave magic.
It starts with an unplugged feel with guitar strums and the soulful voice of Chauhan, as one gets involved in the song, there and then Gulzar captivates the listener’s mind with some very simple yet extraordinary words that instantly connects.
8. ‘Kamli’ from Dhoom:3 (2013)
This song is a demonstration of Sunidhi Chauhan’s versatility. If Katrina Kaif brought her electric dance moves, Chauhan brought her soul to ‘Kamli’.
The songstress was honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for this track.
9. ‘Tu Kuja’ ~ Highway (2014)
Sunidhi Chauhan’s powerful voice has never failed to make an impact and the talented singer does it again with ‘Tu Kuja’ from the film, Highway.
Chauhan willfully brings this song a pitch up and down whenever necessary, and the more you listen to this song, it will slowly make its way into your favourites list.
The musical arrangements easily resonate the classic A.R. Rahman touch and Irshad Kamil’s lyrics are pitch perfect.
10. ‘Darkhaast’ ~ Shivaay (2016)
Darkhaast is all about love and passion and will surely melt your heart.
The song has been soulfully crooned by Sunidhi Chauhan and Arijit Singh. Composed by Mithoon, the beautiful lyrics of the song are written by Sayeed Quadri.
This soft romantic number will surely touch your heart.
Chauhan is the chosen and blessed one. With an angelic voice and drop dead gorgeous looks, who would disagree?
She is easily the most versatile singer of our times. Her mesmerising voice has enthralled audiences of all languages in India. Chauhan has given innumerable hit songs which will always be etched in the history of music in Indian Cinema.
The fact that it’s not merely tough but impossible for anybody to name just one favourite song of hers says a lot about her stature. More than any singer today, Chauhan makes it look easy. But a look at the numbers proves that her career has been anything but that: across 21 years, 6000 songs, she has reinvented and redefined herself in incredible ways.
Chauhan remains the gold standard for playback singing in India and has over the years proved that there is no one like her.
DESIblitz would like to wish the talented Sunidhi Chauhan, a very happy birthday and we hope she keeps spreading magic with her music, as always.