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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.[citation needed] Abhijeet was the youngest among the four sons in the family.[citation needed] He married a fashion designer Sumati Bhattacharya in 1990 and has two sons Dhruv Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Jai Abhijeet Bhattacharya.[citation needed] Abhijeet Bhattacharya has sung 6034 songs in over 1000 films.[1][2][3][4][5]

Abhijeet Bhattacharya
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Background information
Birth nameAbhijeet Bhattacharya
BornKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
OriginKolkata, West Bengal
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, composer and businessman (real estate)
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Drums
Years active1984–present

CareerEdit

Abhijeet left home after graduation from the Christ Church College in Kanpur for Mumbai in 1981 to pursue a career in singing in Bollywood.[6]

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.[7][8]

Non-Film Music:

Abhijeet has recorded many non-film pop music Albums. He released two albums, Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1 in early 90's. 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.[1] 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).

ControversiesEdit

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.[9]

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.[10][11][12][13]

In July 2016, Abhijeet was arrested by the Mumbai police and released later on bail, for allegedly abusing journalist Swati Chaturvedi[14] 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.[15]

Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account (@abhijeetsinger) was suspended on May 23, 2017, after he posted a series of 'offensive tweets', especially against women.[16] Sonu Nigam also deleted his account after Abhijeet's account was suspended.[17][18] On 29th may Abhijeet re-joined Twitter with a new account(@singerabhijeet). But by evening, the new account was also suspended.[19]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Honours
Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Won):[citation needed]

Year Song Film Music director(s)
1998 "Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon" Yes Boss Jatin Lalit
Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Nominated)
[citation needed]
Year Song Film
1995 "Ole Ole" Yeh Dillagi
1997 "Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki" Fareb
2004 "Suno Na Suno Na" Chalte Chalte

Notable songsEdit

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 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
Zameer "Goriyaan Tu" Poornima Anand-Milind
Army "De tali" Sadhna Sargam, Vindo Rathod, Jolly Mukherji Anand-Milind
Krishna "Jhanjhriya" Solo Anu Malik
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
Dhoom "Dilbara" Solo Pritam
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
2019 "Chakde Fatte-World Cup Song-2019" "Cricket World Cup Song-2019" Solo Vitthal Patole
2019 "Khandaani Shafakhana" "Shehar Ki Ladki" (Remake) Badshah, Tulsi Kumar, Chandana Dixit Tanishk Bagchi, Anand-Milind
2019 "Cheers to Team India" "CWC-2019 Theme Song- Motivational" Solo Abhijeet Bhattacharya
2019 "Papa Bandook Dila Do" "Tribute to 20 years of Kargil" Solo Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sameer (lyricist)(Lyrics)

ReferencesEdit

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