Jassie Gift is an Indian film music composer and playback singer.[1] He composes songs and sings for Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films. He became famous after the success of his song "Lajjavathiye" from the film 4 The People.[2] He won the Best Music Director award at The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011.[3]

Jassie Gift
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Jassie Gift leaving Nedumbassery Airport
Background information
OriginThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation(s)
  • Music composer
  • playback singer
Years active2003 –present

BiographyEdit

Hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, Gift was born to Gift Israel and Rajamma.[1] He was interested in music from childhood and was highly influenced by western music. He admired Ilayaraja and was a fan of Freddie Mercury. He had lessons in western piano from a young age and started singing and playing the keyboard in local bands. He is a singer and keyboard player of the band Moby Dick.

He entered the film music industry under the guidance of director Jayaraj. Before entering films he composed songs for a couple of albums in Malayalam, including the hit album Soona Soona, and also composed jingles. He pioneered the use of reggae fusion music in the Malayalam music industry with the backing roots of Indian ragas. Gift's first film composition was for the movie Saphalam. His songs written for the movie 4 The People became hits in Kerala, especially "Lajjavathiye",[2] and his music contributed to the success of the film, which became 2004's biggest Malayalam film.[2] The film was later remade in Tamil, and also as Malliswarive in Telugu[4] The song was successful in all languages.[5]

Gift mixed Indian and western music on the album, Rain, Rain Come again,[5] as well as the music for the Kannada film Hudugaata, and the songs "Eno Onthara", "Mandakiniye" and "Ommomme Heegu". He has worked with many South Indian musicians such as Harris Jayaraj, Devisri Prasad, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and M M Keeravani, and Anirudh Ravichander, and collaborated with many music directors from south India. He composed songs for the movie Sanju Weds Githa, sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam.

Jassie Gift has a master's degree in Philosophy from University College, Trivandrum, and a PhD in Philosophy from Kannur University on the topic of "The Philosophy of Harmony and Bliss with Reference to Advaita and Buddhism".

Personal lifeEdit

On 12 September 2012, Jassie married Dr Athulya, who accomplished a PhD in Information Technology/Physics from Kannur University. On 24 December 2021, Jassie Gift has been appointed as chairman of Kerala State Development Corporation for Christian Converts.[6]

FilmographyEdit

As a composerEdit

Year Film Title Language Notes
2002 Bhibatsa Hindi
2003 Saphalam Malayalam
2003 The King Maker Leader Malayalam
2004 4 The People Malayalam Won Vanitha Film Award for Popular Song[Best Music Director]

Won Asianet Film Award for popular Singer
Songs reused for Yuvasena (2004)

2004 Ennittum Malayalam
2004 Rain Rain Come Again Malayalam
2005 December Malayalam
2006 Aswaroodan Malayalam
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Malayalam
2007 Hudugaata Kannada
2007 Thee Nagar Tamil
2007 Saval Telugu
2008 Vilayattu Tamil
2008 Shambhu Malayalam
2009 Pattalam Tamil
2009 Hatrick Hodi Maga Kannada
2009 Parichaya Kannada
2010 Pokkiri Raja Malayalam
2010 3 Char Sau Bees Malayalam
2011 Sanju Weds Geetha Kannada Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Suvarna Film Award for Best Music Director
Won The Bangalore Times Best Music Director Award
2011 China Town Malayalam
2011 Shyloo Kannada Ishaan Dev Best male singer& up coming singer (Mirchi Music Awards 2011 south )
2011 Angane Thudangi Malayalam
2011 Seniors Malayalam
2012 Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Kannada
2012 Nidra Malayalam
2012 Kiladi Kitty Kannada
2012 Naughty Professor Malayalam
2012 Achante Aanmakkal Malayalam
2012 Galaate Kannada
2012 Myna Kannada Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Award South-Composer of the year
Won ETV Sangeet Samman Award for Best Music Director
2013 D Company Malayalam Guest Composer
2013 Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga Kannada
2014 Aryan Kannada
2014 Masala Republic Malayalam
2014 Hara Kannada
2014 Sivajinagara Kannada
2015 Rebel Kannada
2015 Male Kannada
2015 Love You Alia Kannada
2015 Style Malayalam
2016 Appuram Bengal Ippuram Thiruvithamkoor Malayalam
2016 Tyson Kannada
2016 Kala Bhairava Kannada
2016 Eera Veyyil Tamil

2016

Dum Malayalam
2016 Zoom Malayalam Guest Composer
2017 Hai Kannada
2017 Chicken Kokkachi Malayalam
2017 Jani Kannada 25th film as composer in Kannada
2018 Rajasimha Kannada
2018 Solli Vidava / Prema Baraha Tamil / Kannada
2018 Ivide Ee Nagarathil Malayalam
2018 Jeevitham Oru Mukhammoodi Malayalam
2019 Mafi Dona Malayalam
2019 Trip Malayalam
2020 3rd Class Kannada
2020 Chiri Malayalam

As a singerEdit

Kannada songsEdit

Song Album
Mandakiniye Née Seedilina Kiliye Hudugata
Stylo Stylo Hudugata
Ommeme Heegu Hudugata
Kode Kode Kobri Mitayi Suntaragaali
Rock Your Body Krishna[clarification needed]
Duniya Ninde Nee Hodimaga Hatrick Hodi Maga
Ravana Seethe Kadda Sanju Weds Geetha
Ee Manasinali Shyloo
Kariya Kariya Shivajinagara
Nannedeya Pustaka, Marethu Bidu and Bulbul Male

Malayalam songsEdit

Song Album
Annakkili 4 The People
Lajjavathiye Ninte 4 The People
Ninte Mizhimuna 4 The People
Kannampothi Rain Rain Come Again
Kiss of Death Rain Rain Come Again
Krishna Rain Rain Come Again
Maya Mazhayae Rain Rain Come Again
Nillu Nillu Rain Rain Come Again
Poovinnullil Rain Rain Come Again
Thenmmadikate Rain Rain Come Again
Pavakali Makalkku
Kadumthudi December
Niramanam December
Matthaapoo Balram vs. Tharadas
Pada Pedichu Ennittum
Kunninte Meethe Achanurangatha Veedu
Pottu Thotta Palunku
Ente Saghiye Nanma
Anthivarum Aswaroodan
Azhakaalila Aswaroodan
Oru Penkidaavu Prajapathy
Nerathe Kalathethi Speed Track
Chemban Kaale Annan Thampi
Attam Bombumayi One Way Ticket
Thattum Muttum Thalam Puthiya Mukham
Gokula Paala Parthan Kanda Paralokam
Ponalle Minnalle Robin Hood
Ole ole In Ghost House Inn
Manikya Kallin Pokkiri Raja
Muthu Penne Njan steve lopez
Uppinu Pokana Utopiayile rajavu
Kavalam Kayalil ATM
Kalla Kannaal Karalinakath Anyarkku Praveshanamilla
Onnu Randu Moonu Gold Coins
Theyyamthara Kadam Katha
Title Track Masterpiece
Mylanchi Masterpiece
Mutta Song Rosapoo
Thamarapoo Kuttanadan Marpappa
Peda Glassu BTech
Kokka Bonga Ivide Ee Nagarathil
Lonappa Lonappante Mamodeesa
Kili Penne Zam Zam
Mera Naam Shaji Mera Naam Shaji
Muttathe Kombile Oru Yamandan Premakadha
Entha Moorye Oru Desa Visesham
Kaavumpuram Upama
Edan Thottathin Udayone Al Mallu
Parakkatte Velichamengum Uriyadi
Poy Maranja Kaalathin Black Coffee
Neramaayee Member Ramesan Onpatham Ward
Kanakam Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham

Tamil songsEdit

Song Album Singers Composer
Ketta Kodukkira Boomi Sandakozhi Chinmayie, Ganga, Jassie Gift, Sujatha Yuvan Shankar Raja
Ramana Porandhalum Sadhu Miranda Jassie Gift, Vineetha Deepak Dev
Unna Petha Aatha Kedi Jassie Gift, Suchitra Yuvan Shankar Raja
Sevvanam Selaikatti Mozhi Jassie Gift Vidyasagar
Veyilodu Vilaiyadi Veyil Kailash Kher, Jassie Gift, Tippu, Prasanna Ragavendar G V Prakash Kumar
Andang Kaka Anniyan KK, Shreya Ghoshal, Saindhavi Harris Jayaraj
Gundu Manga Thoppukkulle Sachein Jassie Gift, Malathi Laksman Devi Sri Prasad
Undan Vizhimunai 4 Students Jassie Gift, Ganga Jassie Gift
Lajjavathiye 4 Students Jassie Gift Jassie Gift
Annakilli 4 Students Jassie Gift Jassie Gift
Lajjavathiye (English Version) 4 Students Jassie Gift Jassie Gift
Are are Shambo Alibhabha Jassie Gift Vidhyasagar
Kaatu Puli Adichi Peranmai Jassie Gift, Kay Kay Vidhyasagar
Kiliye kiliye Something Something/ Unakum Yenakum Jassie Gift, Devi Sri Prasad Devi Sri Prasad
Annakkiliye Kai thunindavan Jassie Gift, Anitha Shaiq Ishaan Dev
Anbillama Karanchadhu Mandhira Punnagai Jassie Gift Vidhyasagar
Kerala Poloru Kerala Nattilam Pengaludane Jassie Gift, S. S. Kumaran, Kalyani Menon S. S. Kumaran
Badham Pazham Pondra Ayudha Porattam Jassie Gift, Madhumitha Nandhan Raj
Peela Peela Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Nakash Aziz, Jassie Gift, Mali Anirudh Ravichander
Karakudi Ilavarasi En Nenja Kalakalappu 2 Jassie Gift, Sudharshan Ashok Hiphop Tamizha

Telugu SongsEdit

Song Album
Malleswarive Yuvasena
Vonee vesukunna Yuvasena
Ye Dikkuna Nuvvunna Yuvasena
Tension Odhu Mama Aaru
Nuvvasalu Nachale Ashok (film)
Bulligownu Ranam
Ammadi Alladi Vallabha
College Papala Vikramarkudu
Rabasa Rabasa Yuvakulu
Seema Chintakayalu Yuvakulu
Ossa Re Happy
Korameenu Raju Bhai
Rolling Title Music Magadheera
Nath Nath Badrinath Badrinath (film)
Kodikoora silugani Andarivadu
Adire Adire Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Osey Osey Julayi
Pavu takkuva Tommidi Nachavule
Nuvvante naku chala istame Heart Attack
Yerra Yerra Cheera Current Theega(2014)
Thuppa beka thuppa kalla malla sulla
Rama Rama Sehari

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "A real gift". The Hindu. 9 February 2004. Archived from the original on 14 April 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Gift of music". The Hindu. 5 August 2005. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  3. ^ "The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 21 June 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Jassie in Tollywood!". Sify. 20 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Jassie Gift reveals secrets". The Indian Express. 14 March 2009. Archived from the original on 16 March 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  6. ^ "ജാസി ഗിഫ്റ്റ് പരിവര്‍ത്തിത ക്രൈസ്തവ വികസന കോര്‍പറേഷന്‍ ചെയര്‍മാന്‍". Deshabhimani (in Malayalam). Retrieved 21 January 2022.

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