Ajay-Atul is an Indian music composer duo comprising brothers Ajay and Atul Gogavale. They won the Best Music Direction award at the 56th National Film Awards from the Government of India for their music in the Marathi film Jogwa in 2008. They made their debut in the 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List securing a position of 82 and were placed 22nd in 2019. They have composed music for many hit Hindi films.
|Born||21 August 1976 (age 46) (Ajay) |
11 September 1974 (age 48) (Atul)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Ajay and Atul were born to Ashok Gogavale, a Revenue Department officer of Alandi, Pune. They spent their childhood in several villages of western Maharashtra, such as Rajgurunagar, Junnar, Shirur, Manchar and Ghodegaon as their father had a transferable job. Atul, the elder of the brothers, was born on 11 September 1974 and Ajay, the younger of the brothers, was born on 21 August 1976.
Throughout their childhood, they were not much interested in academics. But their interest in music developed while they were still in school. Around this time, they started experimenting with music. In an NCC competition, Ajay played an existing composition differently, and they won the prize for their experiment. This instance inspired them to explore their music potential.[non-primary source needed]
They did not have a musical background. Although they were not supported by their family directly for music, they were never denied any assistance. As their family could not afford the instruments for their musical endeavors, they started their musical ventures through their school, temples, local bands, etc. Despite not getting direct training, they learned a lot from these ventures. They would befriend people who owned instruments like harmoniums, mridangam, dhol etc., since they could not afford them on their own. Later, while at college, they started working with local bands as arrangers. Their father bought them a keyboard on their mother's insistence. This proved to be one of their greatest gifts. Their father said, "You have not been given any toys during childhood, now this is your toy". This inspired them and they started experimenting.
Career as music composersEdit
Later, they came to Mumbai and started working on an international non-film music album "Vishwavinayaka". This proved to be a big break for them and paved the way for their foray into the Indian (mostly Marathi) music industry. They worked on many commercial jingles, ballets, and advertisements to strengthen their profile. 
Man Udhān Vāryāche (मन उधाण वाऱ्याचे), Malhāravārī (मल्हारवारी), Kombdī Paḷalī (कोंबडी पळाली ) are some of their notable compositions. Ajay-Atul composed the songs and background score for the Marathi film Naṭarang (नटरंग) (2010). Their composition for Naṭarang was influenced by traditional Marathi folk music forms like Lavani (लावणी), Phaṭakā (फटका) and Tamāśā (तमाशा). They composed music for the Hindi films Singham & Bol Bachchan starring Ajay Devgan and directed by Rohit Shetty and Agneepath & Brothers produced by Karan Johar and directed by Karan Malhotra. They have also contributed music to the Aamir Khan starrer PK. In 2016, they worked in Nagraj Manjule's film Sairat which is the only Marathi film to gross over 1 billion. They also worked in Manasu Malligey, the film's Kannada remake and Dhadak, the Hindi remake. They produced the Marathi film Jaundya Na Balasaheb directed by Girish Kulkarni. They worked for Tumbbad, Thugs of Hindustan, Mauli and Zero. Their first song from Zero, "Mere Naam Tu", garnered 18 million views in 24 hours on YouTube.
Almost all of their songs and albums are recorded using live instruments, the most notable of them being Agneepath, Sairat and Dhadak.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Aga Bai Arrecha!||Kedar Shinde||Marathi||Songs and Background Score|
|Savarkhed: Ek Gaon||Rajiv Patil||Songs|
|Viruddh... Family Comes First||Mahesh Manjrekar||Hindi||2 tracks and Background Score|
|Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!||Mahesh Manjrekar||1 Song|
|2006||Restaurant||Sachin Kundalkar||Marathi||Background Score|
|Saade Maade Teen||Ankush Choudhary –||Title Song|
|2008||Checkmate||Sanjay Jadhav||Title Song|
|2008||Tujya Majya Sanasarala Aani Kaay Have||Rajiv Patil||Song|
|Uladhaal||Aditya Sarpotdar||Songs and Background Score|
|Mumbai Amchich||-||Background Score|
|2009||Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad||Satish Rajwade||Title Song|
|Oxygen: Jiv Gudmartoy||Rajiv Patil|
|Natarang||Ravi Jadhav||Song and Background Score|
|2010||Ringa Ringa||Sanjay Jadhav||Songs|
|2011||Atta Ga Baya||Sanjay Narvekar||1 Song|
|My Friend Pinto||Raaghav Da||Hindi||Song and Background Score|
|Bol Bachchan||Rohit Shetty||1 Song|
|Dhating Dhingana||Mandar Devsthali||Song & Background Score|
|2014||Fandry||Nagraj Manjule||Theme Song|
|Lai Bhaari||Nishikant Kamat||Songs|
|PK||Rajkumar Hirani||Hindi||1 Song|
|2015||Brothers||Karan Malhotra||2 Songs & Background Score (1 song recreated from Jatra)|
|Nilkanth Master||Gajendra Ahire||Marathi||Songs|
|2016||Sairat||Nagraj Manjule||Song, Lyrics & Background Score|
|Jaundya Na Balasaheb||Girish Kulkarni||Song & Background Score|
|2017||Manasu Mallige||S. Narayan||Kannada||Remake of Sairat. 4 songs reused.|
|Thugs of Hindostan||Vijay Krishna Acharya|
|Tumbbad||Rahi Anil Barve
|Title track (1 track)|
|Zero||Aanand L. Rai||4 Songs & Background Score|
|2019||Super 30||Vikas Bahl||Songs & Background Score|
|Panipat||Ashutosh Gowariker||Song & Background Score|
|2020||Tanhaji||Om Raut||1 Song|
|Chandramukhi||Prasad Oak||Marathi||Song & Background Score|
|Ram Setu||Abhishek Sharma||Hindi||1 Song|
|Jaggu ani Juliet||Mahesh Limaye||Marathi|
|Maharashtra Shahir||Kedar Shinde|
|TBH||Mahatma Part 1: Kranti Surya||Sameer Vidhwans||Marathi||Songs & Background Score|
|TBH||Mahatma Part 2: Kranti Jyoti||Sameer Vidhwans||Songs & Background Score|
|TBH||Jatra 2||Kedar Shinde||Songs & Background Score|
|TBH||Shivaji||Nagraj Manjule||Marathi||Songs & Background Score|
|TBH||Raja Shivaji||Nagraj Manjule||Marathi||Songs & Background Score|
|TBH||Chhatrapati Shivaji||Nagraj Manjule||Marathi||Songs & Background Score|
|1.||Raja Shivchatrapati||Star Pravah||Maharashtra Times Sanman|
|2.||Zee Gaurav Geet||Zee Marathi||Zee Gaurav Award|
|3.||Eka Peksha Ek||Zee Marathi|
|4.||Lakh Lakh Chanderi||Zee Talkies|
|5.||Idea Sa Re Ga Ma Pa||Zee Marathi|
|6.||Hafta Band||Zee Marathi|
|8.||Cricket Club||Zee Marathi|
|10.||Kya Baat Hai||ETV Marathi|
|12.||Amchya Sarkhe Amhich||Zee Marathi|
|13.||Bola Bola Tring Tring||DD Sahyadri|
|14.||Shriyut Gagadhar Tipre||Zee Marathi||Background Score|
|15.||Wadalvaat||Zee Marathi||Background Score|
|16.||Bedhund Manachya Lahari||ETV Marathi||Background Score|
|17.||Mahabharat||Star Plus||Title Song|
|18.||Sony Entertainment Television||Sony Channel||Sony Theme Track|
|19.||Sony Marathi theme song||Sony Marathi||Sony Marathi theme song|
|20.||Kaun banega Crorepati 11 theme||Sony Channel|
|21.||Sony Marathi Gaurav Geet||Sony Marathi|
|22.||Indian Idol Marathi||Sony Marathi||Judge season 1|
|1.||Sahi Re Sahi||Alpha Gaurav 2003 Award|
|2.||Lochya Zala Re||Maharashtra Rajya Vyavsayik Natya Spardha Award|
|3.||Mr. Na. Ma. Deo Mhane|
|4.||Gopala Re Gopala|
|5.||Kala Ya Laglya Jiva||2007 Maharashtra Rajya Vyavsayik Natya Spardha Award|
|6.||Jahale Chatrapati Shivray|
|7.||Man Udhaan Varyache|
|Year||Award national award||Award Category||Award Details|
|2003||Alpha Gaurav (Later Zee Gaurav)||Best Music Direction||Play: Sahi Re Sahi|
|2004–05||Maharashtra Kala Niketan Award||Best Music Direction||Film: Savarkhed: Ek Gaon|
|2004–05||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Savarkhed: Ek Gaon|
|2004–05||Maharashtra Rajya Natya Vyavsayik Spardha||Best Music Direction||Play: Lochya Zala Re|
|2004–05||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Aga Bai Arrecha|
|2007||Maharashtra Rajya Natya Vyavsayik Spardha||Best Music Direction||Play: Kala Ya Laglya Jiva|
|2008||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Zabardast|
|2008||Zee Gaurav||Best Music Direction||Film: Bandh Premache|
|2008||Akhil Bhartiy Marathi Chitrpat Mahamandal Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have|
|2008||Akhil Bhartiy Marathi Chitrpat Mahamandal Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have|
|2008||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have|
|2009||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Serial: Raja Shivchatrpati|
|2009||V Shantaram Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Uladhaal|
|2009||V Shantaram Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Uladhaal, Song- Morya Morya|
|2009||Maharashtracha Favourite Kon?||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Uladhaal, Song- Morya Morya|
|2009||Late Music Director Shrikant Thackeray Awards||Best Music Direction||–|
|2009||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Jogwa|
|2009||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Jogwa|
|2010||National Film Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Jogwa|
|2010||Zee Gaurav||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||Zee Gaurav||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2010||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||47th State Film Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||47th State Film Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2010||V Shantaram Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2010||V Shantaram Awards||Best Background Score||Film: Natarang|
|2010||V Shantaram Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||Star Majha "Majha Sanman"||Best Music Direction|
|2010||Bal Gandharva Awards||Best Music Direction|
|2010||BIG FM BIG Music Director Award||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||BIG FM BIG Playback Singer Award||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2010||BIG FM BIG Song of the Year Award||Best Song of the Year||Film: Natarang, Song: Apsara Aali|
|2010||Pu. La. Tarunai Sanman||Music Direction||–|
|2010||Maharashtracha Favourite Kon?||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2010||Maharashtracha Favourite Kon?||Best Song||Film: Natarang, Song: Wajle Ki Bara|
|2011||Marathi International Film and Theater Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2011||Marathi International Film and Theater Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2011||Ram Kadam Kalagaurav Award||Music Direction||–|
|2011||Zee Marathi Awards||Best Judges||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Marathi) Season – X|
|2012||Zee Gaurav Awards||Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe||–|
|2013||Zee Cine Awards||Best Background Score||Film: Agneepath|
|2013||Rajarshee Shahu Gaurav Puraskar||–||–|
|2013||ETC Business Awards||Most popular song of 2012 – Chikni Chameli||Film: Agneepath|
|2013||Stardust Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Agneepath|
|2013||5th Mirchi Music Awards||Song of the year||Abhi Mujh Me Kahin Film: Agneepath|
|2013||5th Mirchi Music Awards||Album of the year||Film: Agneepath|
|2013||5th Mirchi Music Awards||Music Composer of The Year||Film: Agneepath|
|2013||Times of India Film Awards 2013||Best Music Director||Film: Agneepath|
|2014||Mirchi Music Awards 2014||Best Music Director||Film: Nilkanth master|
|2015||Filmfare Awards 2015||Best Music Director||Film:lai bhari|
|2017||Filmfare Awards 2017||Best Music Director||Film:sairat|
|2017||Mirchi Music Awards 2017||Best Music Director||Film:sairat|
|2019||Mirchi Music awards 2019||Best song producer||Film:Dhadak|
|2019||Zee Cine Awards 2019||Best Music Director||Film: Dhadak|
|2020||MIRCHI music awards||Best arranging and programming||Film: super30 jugrafiya|
|2021||MIRCHI MUSIC AWARDS 2021||Music Composer Of The Decade||Film: Agneepath|
|2021||MIRCHI MUSIC AWARDS 2021||Song Of The Decade||Abhi Mujh Me Kahin Film: Agneepath|
|2021||Mirchi Music Awards Marathi 2021||Song Programming and Arranging of the Decade||Yaad Lagala Film: Sairat|
|2021||Mirchi Music Awards Marathi 2021||Music Composer of the Decade||Film: Sairat|
|2021||Mirchi Music Awards Marathi 2021||Song of the Decade||Mauli Mauli Film: Lai Bhari|
|2021||Mirchi Music Awards Marathi 2021||Album of the Decade||Film: Sairat|
|2021||Mirchi Music Awards Marathi 2021||Listener Choice Song of the Decade||Sairat Jhala Ji Film: Sairat|
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