Sunidhi Chauhan, whose life is often mentioned as that of a princess locked in the pages of a fairy tale, was born on 14th August 1983. She crooned her first number Ladki Diwani (Shastra) in 1994, went on to win the mega final of Meri Awaaz Suno in 1996, has sung for over 2500 Hindi and regional language songs till date. She walked into the world of music as a little girl in a talent search TV music show. She showed no nervousness. Rather, only a confidence that took audience by surprise.
Sunidhi began performing when she was five. Her dad, Mr. Dushyant Chauhan, was the first one to spot her immense potential and realize that they had a prodigy on their hands. TV host Tabassum spotted her at a show and reinforced her dad’s belief which made him shift to Mumbai with his entire family to develop her talent. They moved to the city of dreams and into music director Kalyanji 'bhai's Little Wonders troupe, in which she was the lead singer.
Fame really came to her, though, only through the TV show Meri Aawaz Suno. The prize for the winner was to cut an album with HMV. Sunidhi won and recorded Aira Gaira Nathu Khaira with HMV. However, this was promoted as a kid’s album and did not do justice to Sunidhi’s immense talents.
Although her first break in a Hindi film was in the film Shastra, her first breakthrough however was Ram Gopal Verma's Mast. She sang the hit Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi and also three other songs (including Mast) in the film. Sandeep Chowtha's first film as a composer got an ideal virgin voice in Sunidhi and her song became the most memorable number in the film. She added yet another feather to her cap by bagging the R D Burman award for the most promising newcomer at the Filmfare Awards 2001. Not one to rest on her laurels, she started training in Indian classical music so she could improve her skills. She also loves Western music and Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson top her list of favorites. Her ambition is to achieve global fame like them.