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Ujjaini Mukherjee

Ujjaini Mukherjee (Bengali: উজ্জ্বয়িনী মুখোপাধ্যায়, Hindi: उज्जैनी मुखर्जी) is an Indian singer.[1] Born on the 3rd of September to a 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.

Ujjaini Mukherjee
Ujjaini's File Picture in 2018
Birth nameUjjaini Mukherjee
OriginKolkata, India
GenresFilmi Pop Soft rock Hindustani classical music Jazz Rabindra Sangeet
Occupation(s)Singer, Performer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2005-present
Websitehttp://www.ujjainimukherjee.com/

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Early YearsEdit

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.

Independent SinglesEdit

Some of Ujjaini's own singles available on YouTube are "Aay Srabon"[1] 2013 "Saajan Gaye Pardes"[2] 2014 and "Nishi Raat Baanka Chand"[3] 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

She was nominated for the Mirchi Music Awards in the 'Upcoming Female singer' Category for the song "Mannu Bhaiyya Ka Karihen" from the film Tanu Weds Manu.

She was also nominated for Filmfare Awards East for "Ami Akash khola" from the film Aborto (2014) and was the winner of the “Kalakar Awards 2015” as the “Best Female Performer”.

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

Nominated at the Mirchi Music Awards for Upcoming Female Vocalist of The Year in 2011 for her song "Mannu Bhaiyya" from Tanu Weds Manu

Nominated as best female playback singer at the first Filmfare Awards East for Aborto

Ujjaini was 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.

AchievementsEdit

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.

Ujjaini also participated in some other popular reality shows as well, like Indian Idol (2004), Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star (2008), Music ka Maha Muqqabla (2010).

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.

Ujjaini performed at the prestigious London Wembley Arena with Himesh Reshammiya in the year 2006.

DiscographyEdit

Film SongsEdit

Following are the list of songs that Ujjaini Mukherjee has sung for various Indian Movies

Year Film Song(s) Co-singer(s) Composer(s) Notes
2018 Byomkesh Gotro Bisher Dhowaye [4] Bickram Ghosh
2018 Khajoor Pe Atke Duniya [5]
Divya Kumar
Bickram Ghosh
2018 Khajoor Pe Atke Aao Na Dekha [6]
Timir Biswas
Bickram Ghosh
2018 Uma (2018 film) Esho Bondhu [7]
Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury
Anupam Roy
2018 Honeymoon (2018 Film) Naina Tore [8] Savvy Gupta
2018 Boxer (2018 film) Nesha Nesha [9] Samidh Mukerjee, Suyasha Sengupta Samidh Mukerjee
2018 Boxer (2018 film) Rock & Roll [10] Samidh Mukerjee Samidh Mukerjee
2017 Thammar Boyfriend Title Track [11] Kinjal Chattopadhyay Dolaan Mainaak
2017 Kuheli (film) Aamar Shohor Kolkata [12] Dolaan Mainaak
2017 Haripada Haribol Jiya Laage Na [13] Deep-Loy
2017 Ebong Kiriti Hoyto Tumi Dekhecho [14] Pijush Chakraborty
2016 Byomkesh Pawrbo Dil Rasiya Re [15] Bickram Ghosh
2016 Eagoler Chokh Dil Mehfil [16] Bickram Ghosh
2016 Sesh Sangbad Haarbo Naa [17] Amit Sur
2016 Khawto Kichu To Chaichi Na [18] Kinjal Chattopadhyay Anupam Roy
2016 Shororipu Aaj Raate Shob Bhule Sourav Sarkar Dev Sen
2016 Chorabali (2016 Film) Title Track [19] Dibyendu Mukherjee
2015 Cross Connection 2 Lilabali [20] Neel Dutt
2015 Cross Connection 2 Mombaati Raat [21] Rupankar Bagchi Neel Dutt
2015 Chitra Khunshuti [22] Timir Biswas, Dodo Mohul Chakraborty
2015 Ebar Shabor Adho Ghum [23] Bickram Ghosh
2015 Fakebook Boka Dil [24] Dolaan Mainaak
2014 Highway (2014 Bengali film) Khela Shesh [25] Arijit Singh (Male Version) Anupam Roy
2014 Taan (2014 film) Nona Paani [26] Indraadip Dasgupta
2014 Teen Patti (2014 Bengali film) Raat Erokom [27] Indraadip Dasgupta
2013 Aborto Ami Akash Khola [28] Bickram Ghosh
2013 Aborto Mon Uthlo Dekh [29] Nirmalya Roy Bickram Ghosh
2013 Ganesh Talkies Jhaal Legeche [30] Rupankar Bagchi Neel Dutt
2013 Kidnapper (2013 film) Hridoyer Kautha [31] Saptak Bhattacharjee Raja Narayan Deb
2013 Nayika Sangbad Tor Sorire Rupoli Ronger° [32] Gabu Gourab Chatterjee
2013 Mistake (film) Nai Re Nai Re Chinta Kono Indraadip Dasgupta
2012 Bhalobasa Off Route E Aai Brishti Jhhepe [33] Arunava Khasnobis
2012 Bhalobasa Off Route E Chain Mohe Aaye Na [34] Rupankar Bagchi Arunava Khasnobis
2012 Bhalobasa Off Route E Toke Bhalobeshe [35] Ravi Shukla Arunava Khasnobis
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Mannu Bhaiyya [36] Sunidhi Chauhan, Niladri Krsna Solo
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Yun Hi [37] Mohit Chauhan Krsna Solo
2010 Right Yaaa Wrong Kya Ghalat Kya Sahi [38] Monty Sharma
2010 Josh Evvariki [39] Rahul Vaidya Sandeep Chowta
2010 Byomkesh Bakshi (2010 film) Mayabi Raate [40] Neel Dutt
2009 Madly Bangalee Phirey Asche [41] Neel Dutt
2009 Cross Connection Mukhosher Opashe [42] Neel Dutt
2008 Chalo Let's Go Ei Poth Jodi Na [43] Anjan Dutta,Srikanto Acharya Neel Dutt
2008 Chalo Let's Go Chupi Chupi Raat [44] Rupankar Bagchi Neel Dutt
2008 Chalo Let's Go Chalo Let’s Go [45] Rupam Islam, Srikanta Acharya Neel Dutt
2008 Bhole Shankar Jab Jab Aave Yaad Tohar [46] Manoj Tiwari Dhananjay Mishra
2008 BhoomiPutra Bina Soche Samjhe [47] Udit Narayan Dhananjay Mishra
2008 BhoomiPutra Mann Bhave Sahariya Laiki [48] Manoj Mishra Dhananjay Mishra
2006 Alag The Soul Of Alag Vedala Hemachandra Aadesh Shrivastava
2006 Alag Saanjh Ki Pighalti [49] Anand Sharma, Krishna Beura Aadesh Shrivastava

Non-film SongsEdit

Out of all the songs that Ujjaini has sung, a special mention goes to "Devotee" [50], 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 [51], 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 :-

Year Song(s) Album Co-singer(s) Composer(s) Notes
2018 Okaron [52] Pheromon Bickram Ghosh
2018 Piya Ogo [53] Pheromon Bickram Ghosh
2018 Akibuki [54] Digital Single Shayok Banerjee Shayok Banerjee
2018 Bhoomikanya Bhoomikanya Star Jalsha Bickram Ghosh
2018 Golpo Aamar Phurolo [55] Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series Upali Chattopadhyay Hoichoi
2018 Mrityur Por [56] Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series Upali Chattopadhyay Hoichoi
2018 Shesh Eshe Geche [57] Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series Upali Chattopadhyay Hoichoi
2018 Holi Aayo Re [58] Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series Upali Chattopadhyay Hoichoi
2018 Aaj Tobe Khoma Koro [59] Shei Je Holud Pakhi Web Series Upali Chattopadhyay Hoichoi
2017 Muhurto Title Track [60] Muhurto Ashu Abhishek You Tube Release
2017 Ekoosh [61] Muhurto Ashu Abhishek You Tube Release
2017 Phowara [62] Muhurto Ashu Abhishek You Tube Release
2017 Aabcha Shohore [63] Aamra Soumya Bose You Tube Release
2017 Mono Mor Meghro [64] Rendezvous With Tagore Rabindranath Tagore You Tube Release
2017 Guti Malharer Atithi Title Track [65] Guti Malharer Atithi Durnibar Saha Ashu Abhishek Zee Bangla Cinema Originals
2017 Du Jon Bache Pashapashi [66] Love Letter Timir Biswas Ashu Abhishek Zee Bangla Cinema Originals
2017 Tobu Mone Rekho Upali Chattopadhyay Zee Bangla
2017 Bokul Katha [67] Suvam Maitra Zee Bangla
2016 Kaalo Raat [68] Kader Kuler Bou Ashu Abhishek Zee Bangla Cinema Originals
2016 Nishi Raat Banka Chand [69] 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 [70] Professional Zee Bangla Cinema Originals
2016 Tomar Jonyo [71] Paan Supari Deb Chowdhury Zee Bangla Cinema Originals
2016 Jodi Tor Daak Shune [72] Abar Ekla Cholo Zee Bangla Cinema Originals
2016 Bhalobashi Bhalobashi [73] Akash Chowa Zee Bangla Cinema Originals
2016 Bigg Boss [74] Bigg Boss Bangla Season 2 Jeet (actor) Ashu Abhishek Colors Bangla
2015 Sagor Eka [75] Prem
2015 Aaj Aari Kaal Bhab Aaj Aari Kaal Bhab Dabbu Ghoshal Star Jalsha Megaserial
2014 Saajan Gaye Pardes [76] Independent Single Ujjaini Mukherjee You Tube Release
2013 Aay Srabon [77] Independent Single Ujjaini Mukherjee You Tube Release
2013 Tomay Amay Mile [78] Star Jalsha Series Arijit Singh
2013 Aaye Sokhi, Aamra Bachi [79] Sokhi Upali Chattopadhyay Upali Chattopadhyay Star Jalsha Megaserial
2013 Mouchaak Mouchaak Indraadip Dasgupta Star Jalsha Megaserial
2007 Dhara Dey Na [80] Aay Mon Tui Aay
2007 Title Track [81] Aay Mon Tui Aay
2007 Dheere Dheere [82] Aay Mon Tui Aay
2007 Eki Akash [83] Aay Mon Tui Aay
2007 Title Track [84] Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini) Aishwarya Nigam
2007 Ishq Ho Gaya [85] Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini) Aishwarya Nigam
2007 Jaagu Main Sari Raina [86] Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini) Aishwarya Nigam
2007 Naina Nashile [87] Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Aishwarya And Ujjaini) Aishwarya Nigam

TelevisionEdit

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 :-

Year Show Channel Awards
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ghosh, Tanmoy (1 July 2009). "Singing a new tune". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 November 2014.