Abhijeet

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Date of Birth : NA
Birthname : Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Mini Biography :
Abhijeet was born as Abhijeet Bhattacharya, in a middle-class Bengali family from Kanpur (UP). His parents were against his singing but Abhijeet went against his parent’s wishes to become a singer. In Kanpur his family members were all musical, and educated professionals. Money was never a contextual concern. In Kanpur education and culture was all his family courted, leisure was driving around the tree-lined lanes on bicycles. Confident and feted for his success, today the star-singer lives in a Bollywood dream bungalow (named Sunny vistas) of white façade and red-tiled roof.

He was the apple of the community eye for his singing talents and Pampered and cosseted by a fond family, Abhijeet was the youngest of four brothers. He came to Mumbai in 1981 to study Chartered Accountancy. But owing to his fascination for singing and music he decided to pursue a career in playback singing. Despite being gifted with a melodious voice, he had to struggle for a very long time.

During his struggle period due to economic constraints Abhijeet had to reside in tiny rooms and stingy guesthouses. He returned to Kanpur but each time was drawn to the magnetism of Mumbai with a dream to be fulfilled. He was packing his bags after a long struggle in Bombay when he received a call from R.D. Burman to sing for Dev Anands son’s debut film. Abhijeet also got to sing with Kishore Kumar, his idol, in the same film. It all happened to Abhijeet as he received a new lease of life when music director Ravindra Jain, gave him an offer to live with him. It was during his stay with Ravindra that Abhijeet’s proximity to Bollywood grew in a phased and gradual manner. He began visiting R.D. Burman’s residence and started getting frequent opportunities to sing for stage shows. Abhijeet got opportunities to sing as a chorus singer for music directors Rajesh Roshan and Jagjit Singh.

It was R.D. Burman who acted like a mentor to Abhijeet and gave him his first break as a playback singer in Dev Anand’s Anand Aur Anand. The song was ‘Waadon ki shaam aayi, yaaron ke naam aayi’. But the film flopped and he was struggling to find work again. For quite a few years after that he resorted to singing cover versions of Kishore Kumar hits.

In the 1990s he got his due rewards when the songs of Baaghi of Anand-Milind, ‘Ek chanchal shokh hasina’, ‘Chandni raat hai’ and ‘Har kasam se badi hai’ were Superhits. Today Abhijeet is one of the top names when it comes to male playback singers. He has entrenched himself firmly in the music world, with several other hits like ‘Ole Ole’ in Yeh Dillagi, the title track of Main Khiladi Tu Anari, ‘Zara sa Jhoom loo main’ Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge ‘Teri ankhen jhuki jhuki’ Fareb, ‘Shaher Ki ladki’ Rakshak, ‘Jhanjhriya’ Krishna, ‘Tan tana tan tan tara’ Judwaa. Be it a Sunil Shetty, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, or Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and now Hrithik Roshan, Abhijeet has sung for them all. He performed for many films like Baaghi, Sadak, Khiladi, Raja Babu, Yeh Dillagi, Yes Boss, Baadshah, Josh and Dhadkan and many more. After his success in playback singing he thought of singing pop. He launched two albums, Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No. 1. But both albums did not click commercially. After these two pop albums, he launched Aashiqui, which was appreciated by audience. Recently he has launched a pop album, Tere Bina, whose songs and video are chartbusters.

He won the Filmfare Award and Screen Award for the best singer for his song ‘Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon’ in Yes Boss. He also won the MTV ASIA Award 2004. After that singing with most of the big banner movies and top music composers, the singer has once again hit the top charts.


Filmography :

As Music Department :

  1. Jaane Hoga Kya (2006) (playback singer)
  2. Gangster (2006) (playback singer)
  3. Mere Jeevan Saathi (2006) (playback singer)
  4. Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) (playback singer)
  5. Barsaat (2005) (playback singer)
  6. Pyaar Mein Twist (2005) (playback singer)
  7. Dhoom (2004) (playback singer)
  8. Phir Milenge (2004) (playback singer)
  9. Dev (2004) (playback singer)
  10. Main Hoon Na (2004) (playback singer)
  11. Suno Sasurjee (2004) (playback singer)
  12. Wrong Number (2003/I) (playback singer)
  13. Footpath (2003) (playback singer)
  14. Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) (playback singer)
  15. Chalte Chalte (2003) (playback singer)
  16. Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook (2003) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  17. Dhund: The Fog (2003) (playback singer)
  18. Love at Times Square (2003) (playback singer)
  19. Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) (playback singer)
  20. Maseeha (2002) (playback singer)
  21. Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) (playback singer)
  22. Annarth (2002) (playback singer)
  23. Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002) (playback singer)
  24. Gunaah (2002) (playback singer)
  25. Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002) (playback singer)
  26. Om Jai Jagadish (2002) (playback singer)
  27. Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) (playback singer)
  28. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) (playback singer)
  29. Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002) (playback singer)
  30. Raaz (2002) (playback singer)
  31. Asoka (2001) (playback singer)
  32. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) (playback singer)
  33. Uljhan (2001) (playback singer)
  34. Jodi No.1 (2001) (playback singer)
  35. Jeetenge Hum (2001) (playback singer)
  36. Ittefaq (2001) (playback singer)
  37. Mitti (2001) (playback singer)
  38. Pyaar Zindagi Hai (2001) (playback singer)
  39. Khiladi 420 (2000) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  40. Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya (2000) (playback singer)
  41. Beti No. 1 (2000) (playback singer)
  42. Shikari (2000) (playback singer)
  43. Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000) (playback singer)
  44. Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) (playback singer)
  45. Dhadkan (2000) (playback singer)
  46. Joru Ka Ghulam (2000) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  47. Josh (2000) (playback singer)
  48. Chal Mere Bhai (2000) (playback singer)
  49. Baaghi (2000) (playback singer)
  50. Hera Pheri (2000) (playback singer)
  51. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) (playback singer)
  52. Bulandi (2000) (playback singer)
  53. Mela (2000) (playback singer)
  54. Le Chal Apne Sang (2000) (playback singer)
  55. Khoobsurat (1999) (playback singer)
  56. Dillagi (1999) (playback singer)
  57. Gair (1999) (playback singer)
  58. Baadshah (1999) (playback singer)
  59. Biwi No. 1 (1999) (playback singer)
  60. Kartoos (1999) (playback singer)
  61. Anari No. 1 (1999) (playback singer)
  62. Devi (1999) (playback singer)
  63. Laawaris (1999) (playback singer)
  64. Lal Baadshah (1999) (playback singer)
  65. Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) (playback singer)
  66. Benaam (1999) (playback singer)
  67. Dil Kya Kare (1999) (playback singer)
  68. Godmother (1999) (playback singer)
  69. Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998) (playback singer)
  70. Prem Aggan (1998) (playback singer)
  71. Hero Hindustani (1998) (playback singer)
  72. Bandhan (1998) (playback singer)
  73. Sar Utha Ke Jiyo (1998) (playback singer)
  74. Barood (1998) (playback singer)
  75. Angaaray (1998) (playback singer)
  76. Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) (playback singer)
  77. Humse Badhkar Kaun: The Entertainer (1998) (playback singer)
  78. Salaakhen (1998) (playback singer)
  79. Keemat: They Are Back (1998) (playback singer)
  80. Jaane Jigar (1998) (playback singer)
  81. Badmaash (1998) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  82. Kareeb (1998) (playback singer)
  83. Tirchhi Topiwale (1998) (playback singer)
  84. Aflatoon (1997) (playback singer)
  85. Ishq (1997) (playback singer)
  86. Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997) (playback singer)
  87. Udaan (1997) (playback singer)
  88. Ek Phool Teen Kante (1997) (playback singer)
  89. Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1997) (playback singer)
  90. Daava (1997) (playback singer)
  91. Yes Boss (1997) (playback singer)
  92. Insaaf: The Final Justice (1997) (playback singer)
  93. Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul (1997) (playback singer)
  94. Lahoo Ke Do Rang (1997) (playback singer)
  95. Auzaar (1997) (playback singer)
  96. Zor (1997) (playback singer)
  97. Judaai (1997) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  98. Aar Ya Paar (1997) (playback singer)
  99. Bhai Bhai (1997) (playback singer)
  100. Hamesha (1997) (playback singer)
  101. Judwaa (1997) (playback singer)
  102. Mohabbat (1997) (playback singer)
  103. Mrityudaata (1997) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  104. Virasat (1997) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  105. Dastak (1996) (playback singer)
  106. Sapoot (1996) (playback singer)
  107. Bal Bramhachari (1996) (playback singer)
  108. Mr. Bechara (1996) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  109. Daraar (1996) (playback singer)
  110. Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) (playback singer)
  111. Vijeta (1996) (playback singer)
  112. Bambai Ka Babu (1996) (playback singer)
  113. Dil Tera Diwana (1996) (playback singer)
  114. Ek Tha Raja (1996) (playback singer)
  115. Return of Jewel Thief (1996) (playback singer)
  116. Shastra (1996) (playback singer)
  117. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) (playback singer)
  118. Hum Dono (1995) (playback singer)
  119. Takkar (1995) (playback singer)
  120. Coolie No. 1 (1995) (playback singer)
  121. Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995) (playback singer)
  122. Janam Kundli (1995) (playback singer)
  123. The Don (1995) (playback singer) (as Abhhijeet)
  124. God and Gun (1995) (playback singer)
  125. Criminal (1995) (playback singer)
  126. Ram Jaane (1995) (playback singer)
  127. Surakshaa (1995) (playback singer)
  128. Zamaana Deewana (1995) (playback singer)
  129. Zaalim (1994) (playback singer)
  130. Nazar Ke Samne (1994) (playback singer)
  131. Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) (playback singer)
  132. Prem Yog (1994) (playback singer)
  133. Yeh Dillagi (1994) (playback singer)
  134. Anjaam (1994) (playback singer)
  135. Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994) (playback singer)
  136. Bhagyawan (1994) (playback singer)
  137. Darr (1993) (playback singer)
  138. Santaan (1993) (playback singer)
  139. Boy Friend (1993) (playback singer)
  140. Parampara (1993) (playback singer)
  141. Bechain (1993) (playback singer)
  142. Ashaant (1993) (playback singer)
  143. Pehchaan (1993) (playback singer)
  144. Zakhmi Rooh (1993) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  145. Anaam (1992) (playback singer)
  146. Junoon (1992) (playback singer)
  147. Balwaan (1992) (playback singer)
  148. Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj (1992) (playback singer)
  149. Mashooq (1992) (playback singer)
  150. Bol Radha Bol (1992) (playback singer)
  151. Khiladi (1992) (playback singer)
  152. Zakhmi Sipahi (1992) (playback singer)
  153. Jaan Se Pyaara (1992) (playback singer)
  154. Jigar (1992) (playback singer)
  155. Sadak (1991) (playback singer)
  156. Thalapathi (1991) (playback singer)
  157. Dancer (1991) (playback singer)
  158. Indrajeet (1991) (playback singer)
  159. Kurbaan (1991) (playback singer) (as Abhijit)
  160. Nyay Anyay (1990) (playback singer)
  161. Khatarnaak (1990) (playback singer)
  162. Goonj (1989) (playback singer)
  163. Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989) (playback singer)
  164. Mehak (1985) (playback singer)

As Soundtrack :

  1. Om Shanti Om (2007) (performer: “Dhoom Tana”)
  2. Gangster (2006) (performer: “Lamha Lamha – Male”, “Lamha Lamha – Duet”)
  3. Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) (performer: “Dekhte Dekhte”, “Rock Star”)
  4. Bewafaa (2005) (performer: “Ishq Chupta Nahin”)
  5. Yehi Hai Zindagi (2005) (performer: “Zindagi Yehi Hai Zindagi”)
  6. Dhoom (2004) (performer: “Dilbara”, “Dilbara” (Reprisal))
  7. Raising Helen (2004) (performer: “Chori Chori Gori Se”)
  8. Main Hoon Na (2004) (performer: “Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha”, “Main Hoon Na (Sad Version)”)
  9. The Guru (2002) (performer: “CHORI, CHORI, HUM GORI SE”)
  10. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) (performer: “Haye Ram”, “Haye Ram II”)
  11. Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002) (performer: “Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage”, “Tum To Sagar Jaisi”)
  12. Everybody Says I’m Fine! (2001) (“I am the Best”)
  13. Monsoon Wedding (2001) (performer: “Chunari Chunari”)
  14. Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) (performer: “O Yaaron Maaf Karna”)
  15. Ghoonghat (1997) (performer: “Yeh jo teri payalon”)
  16. Judwaa (1997) (performer: “Tan Tana Tan” (Nause Gyarah), “Duniya Mein Aye Ho To Love Karlo”)
  17. Darr (1993) (performer: “Darwaza Band Karlo”)

AsActor :

  1. Kala Sona (1975) (as Abhijit)
  2. Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli (1971)

Nomination And Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Popular Award Male Playback Singer
for: Dhadkan (2000)
For the song “Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein”.
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Playback (Male)
for: Chalte Chalte (2003)
For the song “Suno na”.
1998 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Yes Boss (1997)
For the song “Mein koi aisa geet gaoon”.
1997 Won Filmfare Award Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Raja Hindustani (1996)
For the song “Pardesi pardesi”.
Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Screen Best Playback Singer – Male
for: Dhadkan (2000)
For the song “Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan”.
Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Nominated Popular Award Best Playback Singer (Male)
for: Chalte Chalte (2003)
For the song “Tauba tumhaare ishaare…”.
2002 Nominated Popular Award Best Playback Singer Male
for: Asoka (2001)
For the song “Roshni Se”.

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