Sunidhi Chauhan is an Indian playback singer and an actor. She was born on 14 August 1983 in Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She completed her schooling from Greenway Modern School, New Delhi. 

Her father’s name is Dushyant Kumar Chauhan; he was a theatre artist in Sriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra. Her mother is a homemaker. She has a younger sister Suneha Chauhan. 

Sunidhi was married to Bobby Khan from 2002-2003. She remarried with Hitesh Sonik on 24 April 2012. The couple has a son, Tegh Sonik.

Her favourite cuisine is Chinese. She loves to eat ice cream. 

Sunidhi’s favourite actors are Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rekha, Madhuri Dixit and Amir Khan. 

She loves the music of Mariah Carey and Beyonce. Her favourite singers are Lata Mangeshkar, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Sukhvinder Singh and Shakira. 

She loves the song ‘Always be my baby’ by Mariah Carey.

Her favourite colours are red, black and yellow. 

Her favourite travelling destination is Cuba. 

Sunidhi owns Maruti Suzuki Swift, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Pajero, and BMW X5.

Her total net worth is $10 million. 

Interesting facts about Sunidhi

Sunidhi is known for singing songs in languages like Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati.

She started performing in local festivals and competitions at the age of 4 because she had a keen interest in music since childhood.

Her father left his job and moved to Mumbai for her singing career.

His father used to play the role of ‘Ram’ in the annual Ramlila of Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi.

Film actress, Tabassum saw Sunidhi singing at a show in Delhi. After which she offered her a chance to sing live in her show ‘Tabassum Hit Parade’.

At the age of 8, Sunidhi appeared as the lead singer in music director Kalyanji's ‘Little Wonders troupe’.

Sunidhi did not take any professional training in music. She learned to sing by listening to cassettes of popular singers.

At the age of 13, she released her first music album. After launching her first album, Sunidhi decided to receive formal training in music. She received training in classical music under Gautam Mukherjee.

In the year 1996, she became the winner of ‘Meri Awaaz Suno’, a singing reality TV show.

Sunidhi’s first Bollywood song

In 1996, she got an opportunity to sing the song ‘Ladki Deewani Ladka Deewana’. This was her first Bollywood song for the film ‘Shastra’.

In the year 1990, she launched her album with HMV's ‘Aira Gaara Natthu Khaira’, which included 5 tracks like 'Swapn Pari', 'Govinda Kal Mere Ghar Aaya', 'Jiyo Magar Haske', 'Badra' and 'Churiyan'.

After this she worked as a background vocalist for 2 years.

She rose to fame in 1999 when she recorded the song ‘Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi’ for the film ‘Mast’. After this, Sonu Nigam recommended her name to music director Sandeep Chautala for other songs. 

In the year 2002, Sunidhi Chauhan married director and choreographer, Bobby Khan at the age of 18. They first met while working for the album ‘Pehla Nasha’. However, their marriage did not last long, and they both got divorced after a year.

In 2005, Sunidhi along with sixteen other artists recorded a song called 'Zindagi Pukarti Hai' to raise funds for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

She sang a song ‘Heartbeat’ with Enrique Iglesias. This song was included in a special Indian edition of Enrique Iglesias's album ‘Euphoria’.

In 2006, she sang the English song ‘Reach Out’ at the opening ceremony of the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. 

The same year she hosted Radio City 91.1 FM's morning show, ‘Musical-e-Azam’ as a guest radio jockey.

She made cameos and special appearances as an actor in several Bollywood films such as 'Ehsaas: The Feeling' (2001), 'Bhoot' (2003), 'Hawa Hawai' (2014), and 'Rangoon' (2017).

Sunidhi Chauhan has lent her voice for animated films like 'Rio' (2011) for the role of Jewel and 'Sons of Ram' (2012) for the role of Sita.

She has walked the ramp for various fashion designers.

Lata Mangeshkar called her the ‘numero uno singer’ of her generation.

After marriage, she gained 20 kilograms and it became difficult for her to perform in live shows. She then joined a gym and started following a strict diet to get back in shape.

Sunidhi’s remarkable accomplishments

In the year 2012, her name was included in the list of Forbes’ ‘Celebrity Top 100’.

Sunidhi Chauhan has also been listed in Forbes India's ‘Top 5 Celeb in 100 Singers and Composers’.

In 2013, she was ranked 28th in FHM India's list of ‘Sexiest Asian Women in the World’ and was also listed in MensXP's ‘Hottest Female Bollywood Lead Singer’.

She has also worked with the famous Pakistani band 'Junoon' and has sung for many Pakistani films including 'Armaan'.

Sunidhi Chauhan has appeared as a judge in several singing reality TV shows like, 'Indian Idol' (2010 and 2012), 'The Voice India' (2015), 'The Remix' (2018), and 'Dil Hai Hindustani'. 

In 2016, she was seen in a short film 'Playing Priya' in which she played the lead role of Priya.

Sunidhi is an active philanthropist. She has performed for various charity shows and events.

Sunidhi Chauhan lent her voice for John Lennon's 'Imagine' music video. The video was created by UNICEF as a part of a global campaign to celebrate the '25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child'.

According to Sunidhi, her voice suits actresses Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Kajol, Parineeti Chopra and Urmila Matondkar. 


She was felicitated with the Filmfare ‘RD Burman Award’ for Most Promising Newcomer in 2000 for the song ‘Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi’.

She was awarded the ‘Kelvinator GR8! FLO Women Award’ in the year 2009.

The same year, she was given the Indian Television Academy’s ‘Great Woman Achiever Award’.

In the year 2011, she received the Best International Female Singer Award.

She received one of the most prestigious awards of all time, ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ for Best Playback Singer (Female) in 2014.

In the year 2016, Sunidhi Chauhan was awarded with an honourary doctorate degree by Rai University.