Anurag Saikia (born in December 1988)[1] is an Indian film score composer, music director, music producer and instrumentalist from Assam, India.[2] He is one of the youngest composers to be awarded Rajat Kamal for Best Non-Feature Film Music Direction for the film Yugadrashta.[3][4]

Anurag Saikia
BornMoran, Assam, India
GenresFilm score, independent music
Occupation(s)Film composer, music director, music producer, instrumentalist
Instrument(s)Keyboard, synthesizers and piano

His mother Dipali Saikia, is an All India Radio artist and teacher and his father Dr. Anil Saikia is an academician, who was conferred the Pratima Barua Pandey memorial Award on 27 December 2011 for his contributions towards the preservation and popularization of folk culture and music of the State of Assam.[5][6]

After completing graduation from Cotton College, Anurag was admitted into the Swarnabhumi Academy of Music (SAM), Chennai.[5][7] One of the latest movies he composed music for, is Thappad. He has worked with many popular artists like Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh etc.[8][9]

Saikia is known for his initiative of syncing Borgeets to the symphonic orchestra.[10]



As music director


As playback singer


As lyricist


As Music Director for Series


As Music Producer (Independent Music)


Awards and nominations

Award Category Film Song Result Ref.
61st National Film Awards Best Music Director (Non-Feature Film) Yugadrashta Winner
Big Music Award 2010 Best Music Director Tup Tup Winner
Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music Student Brand Ambassador Winner
Prag Cine Award 2013 Best Music Director Shinyor Winner
Prag Cine Award 2017 Best Music Director Majrati Keteki Winner
Sailadhar Baruah Award 2017 Best Music Director Dixou Banat Palash Winner
Sher Choudhury Excellence Award 2017 Best Music Director Majrati Keteki Winner
Radio Gup Shup Award 2018 Best Music Director Majrati Keteki Winner
10th Mirchi Music Awards Best Song Bas Ek Baar Nominated [citation needed]
9th Mirchi Music Awards Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging) Dangal "Dhaakad" Nominated
Jio Filmfare Awards (Marathi) 2018 Best Background Score Manjha Nominated [8]


  1. ^ "Anurag Saikia – An exclusive interview with music composer on winning the National Award". 14 May 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Composer Anurag Saikia amalgamates folk-based ghazals for Sonu Nigam". The Times of India. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  3. ^ Sinha, Kumar Raviraj (22 March 2020). "Anurag Saikia: Excited to introduce 500-year-old Borgeets to world music". National Herald. Retrieved 10 February 2024.
  4. ^ "Anurag Saikia praises Sonu Nigam, calls him an inspiration". The Times of India. 9 December 2023. Archived from the original on 10 February 2024. Retrieved 10 February 2024.
  5. ^ a b "Anurag Saikia". 11 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. ^ "The Assam Tribune Online". Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music". Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music Chennai. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b Dasgupta, Priyanka (19 February 2019). "Singer Pratik Choudhury passes away". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Anurag Saikia reveals how he got the opportunity to compose music for 'Mulk'". The Times of India. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Project Borgeet: Syncing Assam's 600-year-old songs to the symphonic orchestra". The Indian Express. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Ghosh, Devarsi (12 April 2020). "'Anything but the usual music': Anurag Saikia on his tunes for 'Panchayat' and love for borgeet". Retrieved 10 February 2024.
  12. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: KUKUHA - Anurag Saikia Ft. Shankuraj Konwar | Rahul Gautam Sharma | Anurag Saikia Collective. YouTube.