Najim Arshad (born 8 June 1986) is an Indian playback singer, working in the Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi film industries. In 2007, he won the reality show Idea Star Singer.He studied in Swathi Thirunal College of Music and holds graduation and post-graduation degree in Music.He was the Rank Holder of University of Kerala in Bachelor Of Performing Arts. He also won the Kalaprathibha title 13 times at the district and sub-district levels during his early school days.
Najim was born to Shahul Hamid (Thirumala Shahul) and Rehma.His father retired from his position as an administrative officer of the Central Vigilance Commission and his mother is a music teacher. He has two elder brothers, Dr. Ajim Shad and Sajim who works as a sound engineer.On 13 September 2015, he married Thazni Thaha (Kiki) in Punalur.
Najim debuted as a playback singer in 2007, with the song "Mizhineer" in Major Ravi's Malayalam film Mission 90 Days.Arshad first gained attention through his album, I'm Here. Najim sang a ghazal for the movie Khaafiron ki Namaaz.He also sang in Casanovva, Doctor Love, and Diamond Necklace.Arshad rose to the top of the music charts in 2012 with the songs Diamond Necklace, Trivandrum Lodge, Ayalum Njanum Thammil and Da Thadiya. He's known for his collaboration with almost all the music composers in the Malayalam film industry.