Sukhwinder ‘Pinky-Ji’ Singh is an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer, best known for his work in Bollywood. He is perhaps most famous for singing ‘Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media.
Sukhwinder achieved his first break in Bollywood with the son ‘Aaja Sanam’ in the film Khilaaf. He later travelled in England and America to see, hear, and learn more about global music. After broadening his musical horizons, he returned to Mumbai to launch his own music career. He received great success for his song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’, from Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film Dil Se.., composed by A. R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung in duet with Sapna Awasthi.
He has been well received for providing playback singing for Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan. Of those songs, “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from Dil Se.., “Dard-E-Disco” from Om Shanti Om, “Chak De India” from Chak De! India, “Haule Haule” from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, “Marjaani” from Billu, “Satakali” from Happy New Year, and “Udi Udi Jaye” from Raees have become certified hits.
Sukhwinder has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer at the 62nd National Film Awards for his rendition in the 2014 film Haider composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.