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Abhijeet Bhattacharya (born 30 October 1958), better known as Abhijeet, is a Bollywood playback singer born to a Kanpur based businessman turned editor Dhirendranath Bhattacharya, and his wife Kamladevi Bhattacharya in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Abhijeet was the youngest among the four sons in the family. He married a fashion designer Sumati Bhattacharya in 1990 and has two sons Dhruv Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Jai Abhijeet Bhattacharya. Abhijeet Bhattacharya who has sung 634 songs in 423 films.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya at Telly Chakkar's New Talent Awards 2011
|Native name||অভিজিৎ ভট্টাচার্য|
|Birth name||Abhijeet Dhirendranath Bhattacharya|
30 October 1958 |
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Origin||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Genres||Bollywood, regional film playback|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, composer and businessman (real estate)|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Drums|
Abhijeet famously got his first break by the Legendary composer RD Burman and his debut film was Anand aur Anand[better source needed] in which he got chance to sing alongside his idol and mentor Kishore Kumar Daand the Legends Asha Bhosle ji and Lata Mangeshkar ji. However, despite of great music the film didn't work well at the box office and Abhijeet's career ended just at before flourishing and Bhattacharya had to struggle for seven year when his Bollywood career formally began in 1991 with the film Baaghi. He has sung songs in more than 18 languages including Bengali, Odia, Bhojpuri, Marathi and Gujarati. He won Filmfare Award in 1997. He has also released many Indian pop albums. He has also judged popular Indian reality shows like Indian Idol and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs several times.
Abhijeet left home after graduation (B Com in 1977 from Christ Church College, Kanpur University, Kanpur) for Mumbai in 1981 to pursue a career in singing in Bollywood. He had earned quite a good reputation as a stage singer in Kanpur, due to his fascination for singing and music, Bhattacharya decided to pursue a career in playback singing in Bollywood. He took up small clerical jobs in offices in Mumbai to sustain his expenses as a strugler.
After struggling for food, shelter and work for more than two years in Mumbai, he received a call from Rahul Dev Burman whom he considers as his Godfather, to sing for Dev Anand's son's debut film Anand Aur Anand in 1984. This was his debut film and in his very first movie, he got the opportunity to sing 3 songs along with his idol Kishor Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. Despite of successful music, the film didn't do well at box office and Abhijeet's career failed even before getting started and he had to struggle again for further 6 years until 1990 when composer duo Anand-Milind reintroduced him in Salman Khan starrer "Baaghi". He got a chance for co singing in one of the songs in "Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye" ,in 1983 with Asha Bhosle (Prem doot aaya, prem sandesha laya..) Composed by Laxmikant - Peyarelal Which released before "Anand Aur Anand", He also sung for Music Composer Biddu in 1989 film "Goonj", Finally He got big break and came on limelight after "Baaghi" in 1991.
In the 1990s and 2000s, Abhijeet became one of the top choice among the music directors along with Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan. His songs include work from the film Baaghi, composed by Anand-Milind: "Ek Chanchal Shokh Hasina"," "Chandni Raat Hai" and "Har Kasam Se Badi Hai". This was followed by several chartbusters from movies such as Khiladi, Shola Aur Shabnam both of which were also box office hits. Then in 1994, he performed for movies like Yeh Dillagi ("Ole Ole"), Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. He won the Filmfare Best Playback Singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997. He went on to record for the movies Baadshah, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Raaz, Tum Bin, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na, Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai and many others. Grahan (2004) has two songs sung by him: "Kehte Hai Jis Ko" and "Chup Chup" with Kavita Krishnamurty and Asha Bhosle, respectively.
In a career spanning over two decades, he went behind the microphone to lend his voice to the portrayals of Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Suniel Shetty, Hrithik Roshan Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor, and rendered his voice in a range of genera from romantic and emotional songs to Peppy songs such as "Badi Mushkil Hai" "Roshni se" and "Mere Khyaloon Ki Malika" and fun numbers like "Ole Ole", "Tan Tana Tan" and "Jab Tak Rahega Samosa Mein Aloo". Abhijeet has worked with veteran music directors like R.D. Burman, Bappi Lahiri and Laxmikant Pyarelal. Most of his popular songs are composed by Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit, Nadeem Shravan, A R Rahman, Aadesh Shrivastava and Anand Milind. Abhijeet also holds the World Record of singing and recording the longest song of 18 minutes in studio.
Abhijeet has sung duets with many female singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sadhana Sargam, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurthy, K.S. Chithra, Sunidhi Chauhan Shreya Ghoshal and Akriti Kakar. Abhijeet has sung maximum duets with Alka Yagnik.
Abhijeet is considered by the audience and admirers of both Abhijeet and SRK to be voice of Shah Rukh Khan since they first collaborated in 1994 for the song "Badi Mushkil Hai" from Anjaam. Abhijeet voiced number of songs of Shah Rukh Khan during the 1990s including Yes Boss, Chalte Chalte, Baadshah and Main Hoon Na. But due to disappointment when the singers name was at the last in end credits of Main Hoon Na and again in Om Shanti Om (2007), they parted ways. Abhijeet last sang for Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Billu Barber (2009) for the song "Khudaya Khair" which was their last collaboration and the song was not picturized because of Abhijeet's insistence on not to film his version of the song. Therefore, another version was created for picturization.
The composer duo Jatin-Lalit have collaborated with Abhijeet on numerous occasions to give him some of his biggest hits such as "Wada Raha Sanam" from Khiladi, "Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhunki Jhunki" from Fareb, "Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaon" and "Chaand Taare" from Yes Boss, "Zaara Sa Jhoom Loon Main" from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, "Aur Kya" from Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, and "Tauba Tumhare Yeh Ishare" "Suno Na Suno Na" and "Chalte Chalte" from Chalte Chalte.
Abhijeet has recorded non-film pop music. He has composed all of his non film albums himself. He released two albums, Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1. Later he launched Aashiqui. He released a pop album, called Tere Bina. Which Was a Big Hit on that Time. He got MTV Music Best Singer Asia Award for that Album. "Kabhin Yaadon mein Aaon" is a Hit Song of all time from that album.
On 3 May 2006, he released another non-film album called Lamhe. In 2014, he released his album titled AB consist of Seven Songs, penned by Sameer. He also released Bengali pop albums and Tagore song albums for which he received prSangeet Maha Samman on 13 February 2015. Recently he recorded a new song with June Banerjee at T-Series Studio in September 2016. That will be his Pop song collaboration with T-Series after a Decade. In 2017 January His 90's evergreen hit song, which he also composed "Kabhi Yadoon Mein" was out with a Remake version sung by Palak Muchhal and Arijit Singh. Starring By Divya Khosla Kumar, who was the actor in the original version sung and composed by Abhijeet. Abhijeet recently also sang and dedicated a song "Maa Ka Yeh Pyaar Mamta Dulaar" to all mothers on the International Mother's Day 2017 
On 6 May 2015, when sessions court in Mumbai sentenced actor Salman Khan to five years in jail in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case, Abhijeet came out in support of Salman by tweeting "Roads are meant for cars and dogs not for people sleeping on them". This raised anger among several Twitter users as well in popular media for allegedly making insensitive remarks as well as opening himself to criticism by members of media or others that Abhijeet is equating homeless people to be the same as dogs.
In a similar tweet, he said "Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai I ws homles an year nvr slept on rd" (Dogs sleep on the road and die like dogs. Roads are not ancestral properties of poor. I was homeless for a year and never slept on roads). Abhijeet clarified to a news channel "Nobody should die on the roads as dogs". He further stated that the death of the poor man was a loss to his family members and by not sleeping on the roads such deaths can be and should be avoided. He said and so did other people on the same news channel program that sleeping on the roads/pavements is dangerous as the roads are extremely busy. Many members of the public and media want the government to do more to help avoid such preventable incidents. Unfortunately a large number of people sleep overnight on the roads in cities in India due to the lack of means to buy or rent a house while they eke out a living doing menial labor.
In July 2016, Abhijeet was arrested by the Mumbai police and release later on bail, for allegedly abusing journalist Swati Chaturvedi online on Twitter. The arrest was at the complaint of Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon with Mumbai's BKC Cyber Cell. According to the Indian Express, the FIR for the online abuse was filed on charges of public obscenity and outrage of modesty.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account (@abhijeetsinger) was suspended on May 23, 2017, after he posted a series of 'offensive tweets', especially against women. Sonu Nigam also deleted his account after Abhijeet account was suspended. On 29th may Abhijeet re-joined Twitter with a new account(@singerabhijeet). But by evening, the new account was also suspended.
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman
- Yash Bharati Samman, 2013
- Sangeet Maha Samman, 2015
- Vishesh Shamman Award by West Bengal Government, 2017
- Vikramaditya Award, 2018
|1998||"Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon"||Yes Boss||Jatin Lalit|
- Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Nominated)
|1995||"Ole Ole"||Yeh Dillagi|
|1997||"Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki"||Fareb|
|2004||"Suno Na Suno Na"||Chalte Chalte|
- Screen Award for Best Male Playback in 1997 for "Chand Taare" from Yes Boss
- MTV Award for Best Singer Asia
|Year||Film||Song name(s)||Co-singer(s)||Music Director(s)|
|1983||Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye||"Prem Duddth Aaya"||Asha Bhosle||Laxmikant-Pyarelal|
|1984||Anand Aur Anand||"Nasha Hai Mujhe Bhi", "Wadon Ki Sham Aai"||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle||R. D. Burman|
|1984||Teri Baahon Mein||"ABCD..."||Sharon Prabhakar||Bappi Lahiri|
|1987||Guru Dakshina (Bengali)||"Aaj E Probhate"||Bhupinder Singh||Bappi Lahiri|
|1987||Pratikar (Bengali)||"Dol Dolo Dol"||Chandrani Mukherjee Md Aziz||Bappi Lahiri|
|1989||Asmaan Se Ooncha||""Zindagi Se Jab Mile""||Kumar Sanu, Sadhna Sargam, Anwar||Rajesh Roshan|
|1989||Goonj||"Jawani Ke Din Hai Pyar Kiye Ja", "Suta Lagao Yaro, Lo Ek Dusre Ka Jhoota"||Hema Sardesai, Binjoo Ali||Biddu|
|1990||Khatarnaak||"Aasman Pe Bethi Chandni"||Chorus||Anu Malik|
|1990||Baaghi||"Ek Chanchal Shook Haseena", "Chandni Raat Hain", "Har Kasam Se Badi Hain"||Solo, Kavita Krishnamurthy||Anand-Milind|
|1991||Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin||"Dil Tujhpe Aa Gaya"||Anuradha Paudwal||Nadeem-Shravan|
|1992||Khiladi||"Wada Raha Sanam", "Khud Ko Kya Samajhti Hai", "Tu Shama Main Parwana Teraa"||Alka Yagnik||Jatin-Lalit|
|1992||Shola Aur Shabnam||"Bole Bole Dil Mera Dole"||Chorus||Bappi Lahiri|
|1993||Parampara||"Phoolon Ke Is Shehar Mein"||Lata Mangeshkar||Shiv-Hari|
|Darr||"Darwaza Band Karlo"||Lata Mangeshkar||Shiv-Hari|
|Pehchaan||"Tu Mere Dil Mein", "Aankhon Mein Kya", "Sanam O Sanam"||Solo, Kavita Krishnamurthy||Anand-Milind|
|1994||Yeh Dillagi||"Ole Ole", "Lagi Lagi Hai"||Solo, Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar||Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen|
|Main Khiladi Tu Anari||"Main Khiladi Tu Anari"||Udit Narayan, Anu Malik||Anu Malik|
|Raja Babu||"A Aa E Ee"||Solo||Anand-Milind|
|Anjaam||"Badi Mushkil Hai"||Solo||Anand-Milind|
|Teesra Kaun||"Teesra Kaun", "Kya Aankhen Hain Kya Mukhra Hai"||Poornima||Anand-Milind|
|Juaari||"Haara Khiladi Jeet Gaye Hum", "Tum Hi Tum Ho"||Sudesh Bhosle, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Pritha Mazumdar||Bappi Lahiri|
|1995||Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge||"Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Mein"||Asha Bhosle||Jatin-Lalit|
|Sabse Bada Khiladi||"Bharo Meri Mang Baro", "Tu Hai Aandhi"||Jyoti||Rajesh Roshan|
|Coolie No. 1||"Goriya Chura Na"||Chandana Dixit||Anand-Milind|
|Takkar||"Aankhon Main Base Ho Tum"||Alka Yagnik||Anu Malik|
|1996||Fareb||"Yeh Teri Aankhen", "Yaar Ka Milna"||Solo||Jatin-Lalit|
|Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi||"Itna Mujhe Pata Hai"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||Anu Malik|
|Jung||"Deewana Deewana Yeh Dil"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Rakshak||"Shehar Ki Ladki"||Chandra Dixit||Anand-Milind|
|Insaaf||"Barah Aana De"||Alka Yagnik||Anand-Milind|
|Ek Tha Raja||"Saawan Ki Raaton Mein"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||Anand-Milind|
|Army||"De tali"||Sadhna Sargam, Vindo Rathod, Jolly Mukherji||Anand-Milind|
|Daraar||"Deewana Deewana Main Tere Liye", "Yeh Pyaar Pyaar Kya Hai"||Sadhana Sargam, Alka Yagnik||Anu Malik|
|Dastak||"Tumhain Kaise Main Batoo"||Solo||Rajesh Roshan|
|1997||Judwaa||"Tan Tana Tan Tan Tara"||Poornima||Anu Malik|
|Mohabbat||"Meri Jaane Jaana"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Yes Boss||"Chaand Taare", "Suniye To", "Main Koi Aisa Geet", "Jaata Hai Tu Kahan"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Jatin-Lalit|
|Judaai||"Mujhe Pyaar Hua"||Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Bhai||"Khul Gaya Naseeb"||Chandana Dixit||Anand-Milind|
|Sanam||"Kasam Se Kasam Se"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||Anand-Milind|
|Daanveer||"Chumma Chumma"||Chandra Dixit||Anand-Milind|
|Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi||"Jume Ke Jume", "Jab Tak Rahega Samosa Main Aloo"||Poornima, Sapna Mukherjee||Anu Malik|
|1998||Kudrat||"Aab Tak Hai Puri Azadi"||Sushma Shreshtha||Rajesh Roshan|
|Keemat||"Koi Nahin Tere Jaise"||Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai||Rajesh Roshan|
|1999||Baadshah||"Baadshah O Baadshah", "Woh Ladki Jo Saab Se","Main Toh Hu Paagal","Hum To Deewaney Huye Yaar"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Anu Malik|
|Dil Hi Dil Mein||"Ae Nazneen Sunona"||Solo||A.R. Rahman|
|Khoobsurat||"Bahoot Khoobsurat Ho"||Neerja Pundit||Jatin Lalit|
|2000||Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani||"I'm The Best", "Kuch To Bata", "Aur Kya"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Jatin-Lalit|
|Chal Mere Bhai||"Mere Baap Ki","Chori Chori Sapno Mein"||Vinod Rathod||Anand-Milind|
|Josh||"Mere Khyaloon Ki Malika","Zinda Hai Hum Toh"||Jolly Mukherjee, Hema Sardesai||Anu Malik|
|Dhadkan||"Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan"||Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Khiladi 420||"Dil Le Le"||Alka Yagnik||Sanjeev Darshan|
|2001||Asoka||"Roshini Se", "Raat Ka Nasha"||Alka Yagnik, K.S. Chithra||Anu Malik|
|Tum Bin||"Dekhte Hi Dekhte Dil Kho Gaya", "Pyar Humko Hone Laga"||Anuradha Paudwal, K.S. Chithra||Nikhil-Vinay|
|Nayak: The Real Hero||"Chidiya Tu Hoti Toh"||Sanjivani Bhelande||A. R. Rahman|
|2002||Raaz||"Pyaar Se Pyaar Hum", "Main Agar Samne"||Solo||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Awara Paagal Deewana||"Maine To Khai Kasam"||Sunidhi Chauhan||Anu Malik|
|Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar||"Hasate Ho"||Alka Yagnik||Anand-Milind|
|2003||Chalte Chalte||"Suno Na Suno Na", "Chalte Chalte", "Tauba Tumhare Yeh Ishaare"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Jatin-Lalit, Aadesh Shrivastava|
|Haasil||"Aankhen Bhi Hoti Hai Dil Ki Zubaan"||Solo||Jatin-Lalit|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||"Title Song (Sad)", "Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha"||Solo, Shreya Ghoshal||Anu Malik|
|Grahan||Kehte Hai Jisko, "Chupi Chupi"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Asha Bhosle e||Karthik Raja|
|2005||Bewafaa||"Ishq Chupta Nahin"||Solo||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Dosti||"Aisa Koi Zindagi Mein"||Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|2006||Gangster||"Lamha Lamha"||Sunidhi Chauhan||Pritam|
|2007||Kaafila||"Sandesa Aaya"||Sukhwinder Singh, Nabi Madjnun||Sukhwinder Singh|
|Om Shanti Om||"Dhoom Taana"||Shreya Ghoshal||Vishal-Shekhar|
|2009||Billu Barbar||"Khudaya Khair-Reprise"||Akriti Kakkar, Monali Thakur||Pritam|
|2009||Ek: The Power of One||"Tum Sath Ho"||Shreya Ghoshal||Pritam|
|2011||Bhorer Alo (Bengali)||"More Piya Piya More Saiyan"||Mahalaxmi Iyer||Jeet Ganguly|
|2011||Tum Hi To Ho||"Tum Hi To Ho"||Solo||Anand-Milind|
|2012||Challenge 2 (Bengali)||"Chor Police"||Akriti Kakkar||Jeet Ganguly|
|2013||Khoka 420 (Bengali)||"Gobhir Joler Fish"||Akriti Kakkar||Savvy|
|2013||Besharam||"Dil Ka Jo Haal Hai"||Shreya Ghoshal||Lalit Pandit|
|2014||Nizaam Jhootha Rickshewala||"Rickshe Wala Nizaam Jhootha"||Solo||Dilip Sen Sameer Sen|
|2015||Jamai Baron (Bengali)||"Andho Alo Chaya"||Solo||Sumit Acharya|
|2016||—||"Bollywood Theme Song for World Cultural Festival"||Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Javed Ali, Shaan, Akriti Kakkar, Kanika Kapoor||Lalit Pandit|
|2016||The Lonely Rain Song- (Single)||"Pyaasi Pyaasi"||Shreya Ghoshal (another Solo Version)||Abhishek Ray – Gulzar|
|2016||Mahayoddha Rama||"Chalo Banao Setu"||Shukhwinder Singh, Aadesh Shrivastava||Aadesh Shrivastava|
|2017||Hason Raja||Matiro Pinjirar Majhe Bondi Hoiya Re||Solo||Bappi Lahiri, Debojyoti Mishra|
|2017||Radhe (Nepali Film)||"Malai Maaf Gara"||Solo||Arjun Pokhrel|
|2017||Mothers Day Special Song||"Maa Ka Pyar"||Solo||GS Gupta & PS Kainth|
|2017||Love 16||"Kalo Shey Dhushor"||Sureli Roy||Sarbarish Majumder|
|2017||"Dhadkan" Unplugged||"Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan"||Jolly Das||Nadeem-Shravan|
|2017||Dhai Kurakur Dham Kurakur (Pujo Special Singles 2017)||"Dhai Kurakur Dham Kurakur"||Solo||Shubhashis Bhattacharya|
|2018||"Suno Watan Ke Navjawano (Republic Day Song- 2018) "||"Suno Watan Ke Navjawano"||Solo||Vitthal Patole|
|2018||"Auto Romance In Mumbai "||"Kabhi Toh Lagta Hai Koi Hame Chahe"||Solo||Sidharrth Jaaju|
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