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Ujjaini Mukherjee (Bengali: উজ্জ্বয়িনী মুখোপাধ্যায়, Hindi: उज्जैनी मुखर्जी) is an Indian singer. Born on the 3rd of September in a middle class Bengali family in Kolkata to Manas Mukherjee and Sima Mukherjee (nee Banerjee), Ujjaini was introduced to music by her parents at the age of two and a half years, eventually progressing to train in Hindustani Classical Music under the guidance of Ajoy Chakrabarty and then Pt. Biresh Roy for many years.
|Birth name||Ujjaini Mukherjee|
|Genres||Filmi Pop Soft rock Hindustani classical music Jazz Rabindra Sangeet|
At age 10, Ujjaini received her first award from Vijay Kichlu and it was during her early teens that she decided to become a playback singer and performer. Her first recording was for the brilliant composer Debojyoti Mishra.
At the age of 16 she participated in the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 and finished in the final top 10.
This piece of success was immediately followed by a bigger one, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, where Ujjaini grabbed the winning trophy along with Aishwarya Nigam. Since then there has been no looking back for her as almost all the film industries in the country approached her and as a result, Ujjaini has sung in many languages like Hindi, Bengali, English, Bhojpuri, Marathi, Kannad, Telugu, Assamese, Odia.
Some of Ujjaini's own singles available on YouTube are "Aay Srabon" 2013 "Saajan Gaye Pardes" 2014 and "Nishi Raat Baanka Chand" 2016, a huge recent hit which she released to pay her tribute to the legendary singer Geeta Dutt on her 86th birth anniversary. Out of these, "Saajan Gaye Pardes" remains one of the best work by Ujjaini as she herself wrote, composed and sang the song.
Awards And NominationsEdit
Nominated for "Best Female Vocalist Of The Year - Films" for her hugely popular song "Dil Rasiya" from Byomkesh Pawrbo in the 2017 edition of Mirchi Music Awards Bangla
At the 2018 Mirchi Music Awards Bangla Ujjaini's Durga Puja special album in 2017 "Muhurto" (Moments) garnered nominations for Song Of The Year, Music Composer Of The Year, Lyricist Of The Year in the "Adhunik" (Modern) categories and also, Ujjaini's film song from Ebong Kiriti earned her a nomination for the best Female Vocalist Of The Year.
She was a finalist on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 achieving 7th place and within the span of a few months in 2006, she was the grand finale winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu with Aishwarya.
Winner of the “Kalakar Awards 2015” as “Best Female Performer” and also, the “Kolkata Ratna” Award, The Bengal Youth Icon award as the best performer
She has performed in numerous shows in India and around the world.
Following are the list of songs that Ujjaini Mukherjee has sung for various Indian Movies
Out of all the songs that Ujjaini has sung, a special mention goes to "Devotee" , the track from the album "Maya (A Tribute To Ravi Shankar)" an internationally acclaimed album by the legendary Bickram Ghosh. Another mention goes for the Durga Puja special album "Bondhu... Thakish Pashe" in 2016 which was initiated by Geet Entertainment by bringing together Ujjaini and Rupankar Bagchi, the best names in Bengali music to recreate the magic of the old times in a new age as the songs of the album had a beautiful melodious feel of the old times to them and also, it was another attempt to relive the time without digital piracy and promote original music by releasing it only on physically available CDs. In 2017, Ujjaini collaborated with Ashu Abhishek , the new age composer duo for her Durga Puja special album "Muhurto" and it had a fully digital release under the label of Asha Audio. Ujjaini has sung numerous Non Film songs including title tracks for TV serials, a few of them have been assembled below :-
|2018||Akibuki ||Digital Single||Shayok Banerjee||Shayok Banerjee|
|2018||Piya Ogo ||Pheromon||Bickram Ghosh|
|2018||Bhoomikanya||Bhoomikanya Star Jalsha||Bickram Ghosh|
|2018||Golpo Aamar Phurolo ||Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series||Upali Chattopadhyay||Hoichoi|
|2018||Mrityur Por ||Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series||Upali Chattopadhyay||Hoichoi|
|2018||Shesh Eshe Geche ||Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series||Upali Chattopadhyay||Hoichoi|
|2018||Holi Aayo Re ||Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series||Upali Chattopadhyay||Hoichoi|
|2018||Aaj Tobe Khoma Koro ||Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series||Upali Chattopadhyay||Hoichoi|
|2017||Muhurto Title Track ||Muhurto||Ashu Abhishek||You Tube Release|
|2017||Ekoosh ||Muhurto||Ashu Abhishek||You Tube Release|
|2017||Phowara ||Muhurto||Ashu Abhishek||You Tube Release|
|2017||Aabcha Shohore ||Aamra||Soumya Bose||You Tube Release|
|2017||Mono Mor Meghro ||Rendezvous With Tagore||Rabindranath Tagore||You Tube Release|
|2017||Guti Malharer Atithi Title Track ||Guti Malharer Atithi||Durnibar Saha||Ashu Abhishek||Zee Bangla Cinema Originals|
|2017||Du Jon Bache Pashapashi ||Love Letter||Timir Biswas||Ashu Abhishek||Zee Bangla Cinema Originals|
|2017||Tobu Mone Rekho||Upali Chattopadhyay||Zee Bangla|
|2017||Bokul Katha ||Suvam Maitra||Zee Bangla|
|2016||Kaalo Raat ||Kader Kuler Bou||Ashu Abhishek||Zee Bangla Cinema Originals|
|2016||Nishi Raat Banka Chand ||A Tribute To Geeta Dutt||You Tube Release|
|2016||Laaguk Na Brishtir Chhant||Bandhu Thakish Pashe||Biswaroop Ghosh Dastidar||Digital CD Release|
|2016||Kichu Katha Baaki||Bandhu Thakish Pashe||Rupankar Bagchi||Biswaroop Ghosh Dastidar||Digital CD Release|
|2016||Hoyto Ekhono Tumi Shei||Bandhu Thakish Pashe||Biswaroop Ghosh Dastidar||Digital CD Release|
|2016||Chhilo Shei Ojana||Bandhu Thakish Pashe||Biswaroop Ghosh Dastidar||Digital CD Release|
|2016||Takiyo Na Aar||Bandhu Thakish Pashe||Rupankar Bagchi||Biswaroop Ghosh Dastidar||Digital CD Release|
|2016||Alash Dupur||Bandhu Thakish Pashe||Biswaroop Ghosh Dastidar||Digital CD Release|
|2016||Aami Shudhu Khunjechi Tomaye ||Professional||Zee Bangla Cinema Originals|
|2016||Tomar Jonyo ||Paan Supari||Deb Chowdhury||Zee Bangla Cinema Originals|
|2016||Jodi Tor Daak Shune ||Abar Ekla Cholo||Zee Bangla Cinema Originals|
|2016||Bhalobashi Bhalobashi ||Akash Chowa||Zee Bangla Cinema Originals|
|2016||Bigg Boss ||Bigg Boss Bangla Season 2||Jeet (actor)||Ashu Abhishek||Colors Bangla|
|2015||Sagor Eka ||Prem|
|2015||Aaj Aari Kaal Bhab||Aaj Aari Kaal Bhab||Dabbu Ghoshal||Star Jalsha Megaserial|
|2014||Saajan Gaye Pardes ||Independent Single||Ujjaini Mukherjee||You Tube Release|
|2013||Aay Srabon ||Independent Single||Ujjaini Mukherjee||You Tube Release|
|2013||Tomay Amay Mile ||Star Jalsha Series||Arijit Singh|
|2013||Aaye Sokhi, Aamra Bachi ||Sokhi||Upali Chattopadhyay||Upali Chattopadhyay||Star Jalsha Megaserial|
|2013||Mouchaak||Mouchaak||Indraadip Dasgupta||Star Jalsha Megaserial|
|2007||Dhara Dey Na ||Aay Mon Tui Aay|
|2007||Title Track ||Aay Mon Tui Aay|
|2007||Dheere Dheere ||Aay Mon Tui Aay|
|2007||Eki Akash ||Aay Mon Tui Aay|
|2007||Title Track ||Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini)||Aishwarya Nigam|
|2007||Ishq Ho Gaya ||Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini)||Aishwarya Nigam|
|2007||Jaagu Main Sari Raina ||Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini)||Aishwarya Nigam|
|2007||Naina Nashile ||Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini)||Aishwarya Nigam|
Before becoming one of the leading names in playback singing in the film industry, Ujjaini proved her mettle in singing on national television through below mentioned reality shows :-
|2005||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005||Zee TV||7th Position|
|2006||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu||Zee TV||Winner|
|2008||Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star||Star Plus||Champion’s Team|
|2010||Music ka Maha Muqqabla||Star Plus||Shreya’s Superstars|
|2016||Abbulish||Colors Bangla||Episode Winner|
|2016||Happy Parents Day||Zee Bangla||Episode Winner|
|2018||Dadagiri||Zee Bangla||Episode Winner|
She is also a regular celebrity guest performer on TV shows like Didi no 1 and Rannaghar amongst many others.