Anuj Sharma is an Indian playback singer from Himachal Pradesh. He mainly sings Himachali folk songs and works in Bollywood films. He participated in the Indian Idol TV show and was the runner-up of the second season of Indian Idol. Anuj was fond of singing songs since childhood. His first music album was ‘Khwab’, which was released on 1 January 2010. It consists of 8 tracks.
Anuj Sharma was born on 6 March 1976 in Rehan, a small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The city is located on the border of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Anuj completed his primary and secondary level education from Government Senior Secondary School, Rehan. He graduated from Wazir Ram Singh Government Post Graduate College, Dehri, Himachal Pradesh. Anuj has also done Diploma in Music Recording. After that, he completed his master’s degree in music at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. After completing his post graduation, he also learned sound mixing from an academy.
Anuj Sharma belongs to a Hindu family from Himachal Pradesh.
parents and siblings
Anuj Sharma’s father Yograj Sharma is a retired teacher. His mother’s name is Payari Devi. Anuj has two siblings named Manoj Sharma (Brother) and Anupam Sharma (Sister).
wife and children
Anuj Sharma married Vanitha on 5 May 2006.
Anuj Sharma was fond of singing songs since childhood. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he started singing with some professional singers. Her first folk album ‘Chuhe Paane Wale Gum De Naale’ was released with T-Series in 1996. He was associated with All India Radio, Shimla and sang many songs. Anuj was appointed as a lecturer of music at Guru Nanak Dev University. He has been working there for about three years. He did Diploma in Music Recording from Media Mets, New Delhi. After earning a diploma in music recording, he opened his own music studio, where he started composing music for Himachali folk songs. After opening his studio, the first song he sang was for the Himachali feature film, Fulmu Ranju.
Indian Idol Journey
Anuj Sharma said that Guru Ravikant Verma was his mentor when he was pursuing his master’s in music at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. After this he went to Delhi to take advice from Guru Baldevraj Verma. While he was pursuing his diploma in music recording, he auditioned for Indian Idol in New Delhi. Anu MalikFarah Khan, and Sonu Nigam Was the judge of that season.
Anuj sang “Tujhe Dil Main Basa To Loon Par Pyar Zaroori Hai” during the piano round at the Indian Idol show. He had to leave the show as he could not clear the piano round, but the judges brought him back through a wild card entry in the show. Anuj reached the top 3 in the last round but could not win the show. The winner of Indian Idol Season 2 was Sandeep Acharya. Anu Malik while praising Anuj said,
Anuj, your voice is as sweet as a Himachali apple.”
His first folk song ‘Chuhe Paane Wale Gum De Naale’ was released in 1996. Anuj Sharma released his debut solo album ‘Khwab’ on 25 February 2010 and it was released under Universal Music label. Anuj has said that the album ‘Khwaab’ consists of eight Hindi songs and the title song has been shot in Thailand. Gaurav Dayal, Shabana Azmi and Saibal Vasu are the music composers of this album. He has recorded more than 40 albums of Himachali folk songs. After that Anuj released an album ‘Thandian Hawawan Himachale Diya’. Anuj’s music director Gaurav Dayal directed him to try something new apart from singing folk songs. So Anuj tried rock music, which was completely different from folk music. His music director had given him some CDs to get some idea about rock music and told him about modulation of voice on different music platforms. Anuj followed his director’s advice and started singing without knowing that the director was actually recording the song. The song was eventually recorded in two takes.
Facts / Trivia
- Apart from his interest in singing, Anuj was also a very good cricket player.
- He maintains his health by following a good fitness routine and loves to explore new places.
- Anuj Sharma is as follows Sukhwinder SinghA famous Indian singer.