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Abhijeet Bhattacharya, better known as Abhijeet, is a Bollywood playback singer born to a Kanpur-based Bengali 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 has sung 6034 songs in over 1000 films.
|Birth name||Abhijeet Bhattacharya|
|Born||30 October 1958|
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Origin||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, composer and businessman (real estate)|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums|
Throughout 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. The songs Ek Chanchal Shokh Hasina, Chandni Raat Hai and Har Kasam Se Badi Hai were featured in this movie. This was followed by several chartbusters from movies such as Khiladi and Shola Aur Shabnam, both of which were also box office hits. Then in 1994, he performed for movies such as Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. In 1997, he won the Filmfare Best Playback Singer Award for the song Main Koi Aisi Geet Gaoon from Yes Boss. Other movies he sang in include Baadshah, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Raaz, Tum Bin, Chalte Chalte and Main Hoon Na among many others.
Abhijeet voiced a number of songs picturized on Shah Rukh Khan in his films which include but not limited to Asoka, Duplicate and Om Shanti Om. However, due to the disappointment of being listed last of the singers in the end credits of Main Hoon Na and again in Om Shanti Om, they parted ways. Abhijeet last sang for Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Billu Barber for the song Khudaya Khair which was their last collaboration. The song was not picturized because of Abhijeet's insistence on not filming his version of the song. Therefore, another version was created for picturization.
Recently in May 2018, he has sung the title song of Bhaijaan Elo Re starring Dhallywood King Shakib Khan. The song became very popular in West Bengal and Bangladesh. The Song crossed 2 million views in 3 Days on YouTube channel of Eskay Movies. After a 5 years of self-imposed exile, in 2018 he came back with back to back chartbusters with Bengali Superstars. He sang Title track of Bhaijaan Elo Re with Shakib Khan and Sujon Majhi Re from Hoichoi Unlimited with Dev. Also he sang for new age Music Composer Vishal Mishra who composed the song Aye Zindagi where the music video featured Siddhant Gupta. Abhijeet also crooned Joy Durga Maa composed by Jeet Ganguli which is a duet with Shaan. The video featured former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly and Tollywood Star Mimi, Nusrat and Shubhasree. In May 2019, Abhijeet Released Chakde Fatte which is the Cricket World Cup Song for 2019. The song is well appreciated by listeners. Many of his iconic songs are now being remade by new age composers such as Tan Tana Tan for Judwaa 2 and Sheher Ki Ladki for Khandaani Shafakhana.
Abhijeet has recorded many non-film pop music Albums. He released two albums, Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1 in the early 1990s. Later he launched Aashiqui. "Koi Lauta De woh" was a big hit track from that album. He released a pop album, called Tere Bina in (2003). Which Was a Big Hit and still much popular to audience. He got MTV Music 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. 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 2018 he recorded a song named "Aye Zindagi" with new age Music Composer Vishal Mishra, The song released worldwide in 6 versions. Others are voiced by Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Suresh Wadhkar. In 2019 Abhijeet came back with two melodious track "Cheers to Team India' a motivational track for Team India on CWC 2019, and "Papa Bandook Dila Do' in respect for Kargil War Martyrs. Both the song Music Composed by himself. Abhijeet also released 10 Bengali Pop solo albums including Two Full Tagore songs albums named "Shei Bhalo Shei Bhalo", "Oi Asontoler". Latest are "Pranta Juraiya Gelo Re" (2013), "Chai Chai Tumi Ami" (2014).
On 6 May 2017, 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 as 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 with 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 released 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 23 May 2017, after he posted a series of 'offensive tweets', especially against women. Sonu Nigam also deleted his account after Abhijeet's 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|
|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
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Year||Film||Song name(s)||Co-singer(s)||Music Director(s)|
|1982||Aparupa (Bengali)||"Ami Janina Keno Tomay"||Asha Bhosle||R. D. Burman|
|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|
|1991||Ramgarh Ke Sholay||"Shridevi Ji Bhaagyashri Ji"||Solo||Anu Malik|
|1991||Indrajeet||"Reshmi Zulfen Nasheeli Aankhen"||Jolly Mukherjee||R. D. Burman|
|1991||Dalapathi||"Aayi Holi"||Udit Narayan||Ilaiyaraaja|
|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"||Chandana 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||"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 Gannguli|
|2011||Tum Hi To Ho||"Tum Hi To Ho"||Solo||Anand-Milind|
|2012||Challenge 2 (Bengali)||"Chor Police"||Akriti Kakkar||Jeet Gannguli|
|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|
|2018||"Bhaijaan Elo Re"||"Bhaijaan Elo Re (Title Track)"||Solo||Savvy|
|2018||"Hoichoi Unlimited"||"Sujon Majhi Re"||Solo||Savvy|
|2018||"Bengali Puja Song 2018"||"Joy Joy Durga Maa – The Pujo Song"||Shaan, Jeet Gannguli||Jeet Gannguli|
|2018||"Aye Zindagi"||"Aye Zindagi – Single"||Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Suresh Wadkar||Vishal Mishra|
|2019||"Tumi Achho Tai"||"Aloor Chithi"||Shikha||Jeet-Ankit|
|"Chakde Fatte-World Cup Song-2019"||"Cricket World Cup Song-2019"||Solo||Vitthal Patole|
|"Khandaani Shafakhana"||"Shehar Ki Ladki" (Remake)||Badshah, Tulsi Kumar, Chandana Dixit||Tanishk Bagchi, Anand-Milind|
|"Cheers to Team India"||"CWC-2019 Theme Song- Motivational"||Solo||Abhijeet Bhattacharya|
|"Papa Bandook Dila Do"||"Tribute to 20 years of Kargil"||Solo||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sameer (lyricist)(Lyrics)|
|"Babu Bhaijaan - The Real Story"||"Humdum Mere"||Ira Mohanty||Malay Mishra|
|FLAMES- Term 2 (The Timeliners Original)||"Thame Dil Ko"||Solo||Lalit Pandit|
|Bhagya Vidhata||"Dil Mile Mile", "Pyar Ke Safar Mein"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sabita Mahapatra||Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen|
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