Meet Aishwarya Nigam, a Top Bollywood Singer from Bihar

Bollywood Playback Singer Aishwarya Nigam, who hails from Muzaffarpur Bihar is well known for his super-hit Songs Munni Badnam Hui in Dabangg (2010) and O Sikander in Corporate (2006).

Born on born 4 July 1989 at Muzaffarpur Bihar, he changed his name from as Aishwarya Ranjan to Aishwarya Nigam as an ode to legendary Sonu Nigam, by whom he was greatly inspired.

His mother Arti Ranjan works as lecturer in Mukherjee Seminary, Muzaffarpur while his father Mukesh Ranjan is a manager in Punjab National Bank. His family used to live at  new colony Sherpur, Muzaffarpur. He did done his schooling from  Sun Shine Prep High School Muzaffarpur.

Aishwarya Nigam went to Mumbai in 2005 as an aspiring playback singer. He  participated in the Music competition SaReGaMaPa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu 2006 for Zee TV. Nigam and Ujjaini Mukherjee were declared the winners on June 24, 2006.


He specializes in  soft rock, Bollywood, semi-classical thumris and Sufi Music. He idolizes Mohd. Rafi and Sonu Nigam.

Success was not easy for Nigam and he had to wait 5 years to get a big break. “I believe struggle is part of everyone’s journey and the same is true for me as well. After five long years of focus dedication and patience, I got my first big break, but success tastes sweeter after some struggle”.

Nigam was also one of the contestants of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, a singing competition on Star Plus. Aishwarya was one of the contestants of music competition show IPL Rockstar on Colors TV channel. He was among the top three finalists of IPL Rockstar.

Aishwarya Nigam

Aishwarya Nigam

He sang the title track of Kitani Mohabaat hai for seasons I and II, a daily soap on NDTV imagine. He has worked with renowned music directors like Lalit Pandit, Anu Malik, Pritam, Sajid-Wajid, Shameer Tandon. He sang a song for the serial Dill Mill Gayye.

He has also sung a track Tere Mohalle in Ranbir Kapoor starrer Besharam. His singing projects include upcoming movies like  Gang Of Ghosts and Gangs Of Gardulle.

“ I do riyaz everyday and that is the only way one can be up for this competition. My USP is my varied genre of songs and my scale”, says Nigam when asked how he prepares himself for intense competition in Bollywood.