He was born in Faridabad, Haryana state. His family hails from a merchant family. His Father Agam Kumar Nigam and Mother Shobha Nigam have supported him always with his dream to become a singer. His father too has been famous singer of his times and in past has given many hit albums namely ‘Bewafaai’, ‘Phir Bewafaai’ and many more.
Few years back the singer changed his surname spelling from ‘Nigam’ to ‘Niigaam’ for numerological reasons. He did use the changed spelling for sometime but then later returned back to his original family surname spelling ‘Nigam’. This implies his extreme attachment with his family