Jolly Mukherjee

Jolly Mukherjee is an Indian singer. Known as India's "King of Strings",[citation needed] Mukherjee specializes specifically in the music of Bollywood, or the Indian film industry. He started his career as a backup singer for commercials, then moving on to writing music for airline on-flight introductions, where he sometimes wrote for British Airways. His Longtime friend and a great singer Hariharan has been a great influence. His roots include a mixture of Hindustani classical music and Western music. It was Hariharan who actually gave him his first arrangement, HAZIR, which was an album with Ustad Zakir Hssain. Jolly Has been associated with Hariharans Ghazal arrangement, for the albums like Gulfam, Paigham, Jashn, Dil Ki Baat, Kaash, Waqt par Bolna, and Hazir 2. Also Reflection and Horizon to mention as associate. He is known for working with the Madras Cinematic Orchestra, for his International Album, Fusebox, included remixes from State of Bengal and Badmarsh & Shri, from which the remixed version of "Bhatiyali" achieved success. He has a series of hit songs from the Hindi movies Dayavan, Sahibaan, Chandni, Saathi, Aaina, Sangeet, Aatish, Raghuveer, Aadmi, Aar Ya Paar, Judge Mujrim, Indrajeet, Bhishma, Raaz, Jungs, and Dhoom 2, to name a few. He is famous in Bangladesh for providing playback for veteran actor Dipjol. One of his famous songs in Dhallywood is Ki batti lagaili (ore o mainka). He provided the string arrangements for the Icelandic performer Björk's song "Verandi".[1]

Jolly Mukherjee
Born (1956-02-10) February 10, 1956 (age 66)
Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Other namesKing of Strings
Years active1979–2020
Musical career

He was revered for Sahibaan Meri Sahibaan[2] from movie Sahibaan, was a super-hit Romantic Melody. Anuradha Paudwal was his co-singer in this performance.

He is participating in Jjhoom India, a reality show on Sahara One, teamed up with Shama Sikander.

Recent projects include Detective Naani (film directed and co-produced by Romilla Mukherjee). He was the music director and producer for the same.


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film/Album Song(s) Composer(s) Co-singer(s) Notes
1988 Dayavan "Diwani Tum Jawanon Ki" Laxmikant Pyarelal Sapna Mukherjee, Mohammad Aziz
Chahe Meri Jaan Tu Le Le Sapna Mukherjee
1989 Chandni "Chandni O Meri Chandni" Shiv-Hari Sridevi
1991 Saathi "Aaj Hum Tum O Sanam" Nadeem–Shravan Anuradha Paudwal
1992 Sangeet "Sun O Hasina" Anand Milind
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman ""Kya Hua" (Laveria Hua)" Jatin–Lalit Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhonsle, Sadhana Sargam
1993 Sahibaan "Sahibaan Meri Sahibaan" Shiv-Hari Anuradha Paudwal
Is Mele Mein Log Aate Hain Anuradha Paudwal
Aaina "Goriya Re Goriya" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen Lata Mangeshkar
Saajan "Aei to Prothom Dekhlam" Nadeem-Shravan Bengali
1994 Aatish: Feel the Fire "Dil Dil Dil Main Tere Pyar Mein" Nadeem-Shravan Alka Yagnik
Ya Mustafa" but change to Ya dilruba Mukul Aggarwal, Alka Yagnik
1995 Sabse Bada Khiladi "Mukaala Mukaabla" Rajesh Roshan Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
Raghuveer "O Jaaneman Chehra" Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen Alka Yagnik
Bewafa Sanam "Nargisi Nargisi Aankhein Teri Nargisi" Raju Singh-Sameer Sen Lata Mangeshkar
1996 Ek Tha Raja "Topi Topi" Anand–Milind Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Poornima
1997 Judge Mujrim "Laila o Laila" Anand Milind
2000 Josh "Zinda Hain Hum To" Anu Malik Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Hema Sardesai
Kodom Ali Mastan "Ki Batti Lagaili (Ore O Mainka)" Bangladeshi Film
2002 Raaz "Yahan Pe Sab Shanti Shanti Hai" Nadeem-Shravan Bali Brahmbhatt, Suzanne D'Mello
2013 Satya 2 "Taaqat" Sanjeev–Darshan Hricha Narayan, Arghya, Sanjeev Rathod


  1. ^ Gittins, Ian (10 December 2002). Björk: there's more to life than this : the stories behind every song. Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-56025-416-4. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
  2. ^ Bollywood Classics (15 October 2012), Sahibaan Meri Sahibaan Full HD Song | Sahibaan | Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit