Zubeen Garg

Zubeen Garg (born Zubeen Borthakur; 18 November 1972) is an Indian singer, music director, composer, lyricist, music producer, actor, film director, film producer, script writer and philanthropist.[6] He primarily works for and sings in the Assamese, Bengali and Hindi-language film and music industries,[7] but has sung in many other languages and dialects, including Bishnupriya Manipuri, Boro, English, Goalpariya, Kannada, Karbi, Khasi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Tiwa.[8] He is also an instrumentalist and plays 12 instruments including dhol, dotara, drums, guitar, harmonium, mandolin, keyboard, tabla and various percussion instruments.[9][10][11] He is Assam's highest-paid singer.[12]

Zubeen Garg
Zubeen Garg live in 2017
Zubeen Garg live in 2017
Background information
Birth nameZubeen Borthakur[1]
Born (1972-11-18) 18 November 1972 (age 48)[2][3][4]
Tura, Meghalaya[5]
OriginJorhat, Assam
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • music director
  • composer
  • lyricist
  • music producer
  • instrumentalist
  • actor
  • film director
  • film producer
  • script writer
Instruments
  • tabla
  • keyboard
  • harmonium
  • drum
  • dhol
  • guitar
  • mandolin
  • dotara
Years active1992–present
LabelsNK Production, Universal Music Group, Times Music, T-Series, Zee Music Company, Eros Now, Saregama

Personal lifeEdit

Garg was born in Tura, Meghalaya to Mohini Borthakur and Ily Borthakur. He was named after the music composer Zubin Mehta.[5] His father Mohini Borthakur is a lyricist and poet under the name Kapil Thakur.[5][13] Garg pursued a degree in Bachelor of Science but dropped out to concentrate in his singing career.[14]

Garg's younger sister Jongki Borthakur was an actress and singer who died in a car accident in February 2002 in Sonitpur district while they were going to perform stage show along with her co-artists.[13]

Garg married Garima Saikia, a fashion designer from Golaghat, Assam on 4 February 2002.[15][16][17]

CareerEdit

Garg got his confidence to become a singer when he got gold medal for his western solo performance in youth festival held in 1992. And after this he entered into professional music with his debut Assamese album Anamika, which was released in 1992.[18] He later released many other albums and film songs.

In 1995, Garg moved to Mumbai to work in the Bollywood music industry where he recorded few Hindi albums and films songs like Chandni Raat, Yuhi Kabhi, Fiza and Kaante.[19] In 2004 he sung "Aane wala pal" from the movie Plan,[20] "Sapne saare" and "khwabon ki" from the movie Mudda-The Issue, "Mango agar dil se toh Khuda" from the movie Chupke Se,[21] "Holi re" from the movie Mumbai se Aiya Mera Dost[21] and "Jo Pyar tumne" from the movie Jaal:The trap.[22]

He got the biggest break in Bollywood from the movie Gangster where he sang the song "Ya ali".[23] The movie and the song was one of the most popular hits of 2006. The song brought him the best playback singer Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA) in 2006. His next Hindi album Zindagi[24][25] was released in 2007 which was highly appreciated. His discography songs in various Indian languages.[26]

In 2003 he debuted in Bengali music industry where he sung two songs in the movie Mon. In the next year he sung three songs in the movie Shudhu Tumi and also was the music director in the film.[27]

In 2005 he sung "O bondhure" and "Lagena Bhalo" in the film Premi. In 2008 he got a big break in the movies Mon Mane Na, Love story, Chirodini Tumi Je Amar and Golmaal. His songs like "Mon mane Na" from the movie Mon Mane Na ,[28] "Piya re Piya re"[29] from the movie Chirodini Tumi je Amaar, and "Mon jete chay shudhu" from the movie Love story became very popular.

Social workEdit

Garg runs a charity, the Kalaguru Artiste Foundation,[30][31][32] which donates money for various causes. He urged people to donate clothes, medicines and contributions when devastating floods hit Assam.[33][34] He took on the issue over corruption in APSC recruitment in his movie Kanchanjangha.[6][35][36]

He is a football fan and has played matches to collect funds for flood affected people.[37][38][39][40]

Garg was the main non-political figure of the Anti-CAA protest in Assam.[41][42]

DiscographyEdit

As a music directorEdit

FilmsEdit

Garg won the "Best Music Direction" for the film Echoes Of Silence in the 55th National Film Awards.[43] He was nominated for the "Best Music Direction" for the film Dinabandhu in the 52nd National Film Awards.[44]

Year Film Language
2021 Dustbin (upcoming)[45][46] Hindi
Raajneeti (upcoming) Assamese
Dr. Bezbarua 2 (upcoming)[47][48]
2019 Pratighaat
Ratnakar
Kanchanjangha
Samsara Bengali
2018 The Underworld Assamese
2017 Khalnayika
Priyar Priyo
Mission China
Gangs Of North East Hindi
2016 Dil Toh Deewana Hai
Gaane Ki Aane Assamese
2014 Rodor Sithi
2012 Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare
2010 Mon Niye Bengali
Kache Acho Tumi
2008 Mon Jai Assamese
2007 Echoes Of Silence English
2006 Strings - Bound By Faith Hindi
Aami Asomiya Assamese
Adhinayak
2004 Shudhu Tumi Bengali
Dinabandhoo Assamese
Rong
Barud
Maya
2003 Juman-Suman
Aiyei Jonak Biheen Jibon
Bidhata
Priya Milon
Agnishakshi
2002 Jibon Nodir Duti Paar
Jonaki Mon
Kanyadaan
Prem Aru Prem
2001 Nayak
Daag
2000 Tumi Mur Matho Mur
Hiya Diya Niya

TelevisionEdit

Year TV Channel(s) Serial(s) Language
2010–11 Rang Anuradha[49][50] Assamese

TheaterEdit

Year Theater(s) Play(s) Language
2013–14 Brindabon Theater Devdas[51][52] Assamese

As a composerEdit

Year Album Language
1992 Anamika Assamese
1994 Maya Assamese
1995 Asha Assamese
1995 Rong Assamese
1995 Chandni Raat Hindi
1996 Chanda Hindi
1996 Zubeenor Gaan Assamese
1997 Mukti Assamese
1998 Meghor Boron Assamese
1998 Xabda Assamese
1998 Snigdha Junak Assamese
1999 Pakhi Assamese
1999 Bhor Dhuporiya Assamese
2000 Sparsh Hindi
2002 Xikhu Assamese
2003 Borokhun Assamese
2004 Jantra Assamese
2006 Mukha Assamese
2007 Dilruba Assamese
2007 Tumi Bengali
2008 Rumaal Assamese
2011 Baahi Assamese
2012 Runjun Assamese
2012 Rock Assamese
2012 Prem Bengali
2013 Pakeeza Hindi
2013 Nahor Assamese
2014 Path Assamese
2019 Maa Assamese
2020 Silaa Assamese

As an actorEdit

FilmsEdit

Garg played the lead role in Mon Jaai, for which he was nominated for the "Best Actor" in the 56th National Film Awards.[53] He was nominated for the "Best Supporting Actor" for the film Dinabandhu in the 52nd National Film Awards.[44]

Year Film Role(s) Language
2021 Dustbin (upcoming)[45][46] Hindi
Raajneeti (upcoming)[54][55] Assamese
Dr. Bezbarua 2 (upcoming)[47][48] Cop
2019 Pratighaat Special appearance in the song "Pratighaat"
Kanchanjangha Anirban
2018 The Underworld Don
2017 Priyar Priyo Priyobrot Kakoti and Bishnujyoti Bezbaruah
Tumi Ahibane Special appearance
Mission China Colonel Goswami
2016 Xat Nomboror Xondhanot Sibu
Gaane Ki Aane Nilabh Jonak Baruah
2015 Ahetuk Special appearance in the song "Ahetuk"
2014 Rodor Sithi Baba
Suma Porokhote Special appearance in the song "Suma Porokhote"
2012 Bhal Pabo Najanilu Indranil
Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare Special appearance
2011 Raamdhenu Special appearance in the song "Tupi"
2008 Mon Jaai Manab
2007 Big Brother Special appearance in the song "Jag Lal Lal" Hindi
2006 Strings - Bound by Faith Special appearance in the song "Mantra (Om)"
Gangster Special appearance in the song "Ya Ali"
2004 Dinabandhu Bipul Assamese
2002 Prem Aru Prem Special appearance in the song "Sokuwe Sokuwe"
2000 Tumi Mur Matho Mur Hrishi

TelevisionEdit

Year TV Channel(s) Serial(s) Role Language
2010–11 Rang Anuradha[50] Anirudh Assamese

As a directorEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Language
2000 Tumi Mur Mathu Mur Assamese
2017 Mission China
2019 Kanchanjangha
2021 Dustbin (upcoming)[45][46] Hindi

TheaterEdit

Year Theater Play Language
2013–14 Brindabon Theater Devdas[51] Assamese

As a producer, script writer and poetEdit

ProducerEdit

Year Film Language
2004 Dinabandhu Assamese
2017 Mission China
2019 Kanchanjangha
2021 Dustbin (upcoming)[45][46] Hindi

Script writerEdit

Year Film Language
2000 Tumi Mur Mathu Mur Assamese
2017 Mission China
2019 Kanchanjangha
2021 Dustbin (upcoming)[45][46] Hindi

As a poetEdit

He got Seuji-Seuji award for his poetry book in 2017.[56]

Year Book Language
Xabda Anubhuti Assamese
2018 Zubeenor Podyo[57][58]
2020 Zubeenor Podyo (2nd Edition)[59]

As a judgeEdit

Year TV Channel Show(s) Language Notes
2007–08 Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs[60] Bengali
2013 Guest judge
2013–14 Rengoni Moi Zubeen Garg Hobo Bisaru[61] Assamese

Awards and honoursEdit

Zubeen Garg has received the following recognitions for his successful work in the industry.

Year Award Movie/Song Category Result
2005 52nd National Film Awards Dinabandhu (movie) Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best Music Direction Nominated
BFJA Awards Shudhu Tumi (movie) Best Music Director Won
Prag Cine Awards Rang (movie) Best Playback Singer[citation needed] Won
2006 Global Indian Film Awards[62] Ya Ali

(Gangster)

Best Playback Singer - Male Won
2007 Stardust Awards[63] New Musical Sensation – Male Won
Filmfare Awards[64] Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Nominated
IIFA Awards[65] Nominated
2009 55th National Film Awards Echoes of Silence (movie) National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Music Direction Won
2010 56th National Film Awards Mon Jaai (movie)[53] Best Actor Nominated
2012 Prag Cine Awards[66][67]

Rang Dia Morom (Raamdhenu)

Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated
2013 Thunuk Thanak

(Me and My Sister)

Nominated
2014 Kaalor Aasur

(Shinyor)

Nominated
2015 Ahetuk- title track

(Ahetuk)

Won
Rodor Sithi

(movie)

Best Music Direction Nominated
2017 Gane Ki Aane

(movie)

Nominated
Janu Janu

(Gane Ki Aane)

Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated
2018 Mission China (movie) Best Actor (Popular) Won
Best Film (Popular) Won
Din Jwole Raati Jwole

(Mission China)

Best Playback Singer (male) Nominated
Priyaar Priyo (movie) Best Actor Nominated

Collaboration with musician and lyricistEdit

Musician/Lyricist Movie/Album
Pritam 1) Dum Maaro Dum - 2011

2) Naqaab - 2007

3) Raqeeb - 2007

4) Pyaar Ke Side Effects - 2006

5) Gangster - 2006

6) Agnipankh - 2004

7) Mudda - 2003

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 1) London Dreams - 2009

2) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom - 2007

Anand Raj Anand 1) Dil Toh Deewana Hai - 2016

2) Nehlle Pe Dehlla - 2007

3) Plan - 2003

4) Jaal: The Trap - 2003

5) Kaante - 2002

Anu Malik 1) Mission Istaanbul - 2008

2) Hastey Hastey - 2008 3) Zindaggi Rocks - 2007

4) Garv - 2004

5) Aan: Men at Work - 2004

6) Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost - 2003

Sameer 1) Krrish 3 - 2013

2) Mission Istaanbul - 2008

3) Hastey Hastey - 2008 4) Naqaab - 2007

5) Apne - 2007

6) Raqeeb - 2007

7) Good Boy, Bad Boy - 2007

8) Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee - 2007

9) Nehlle Pe Dehlla - 2007

10) Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost - 2003

Vishal-Shekhar 1) I See You - 2006
Himesh Reshammiya 1) OMG - Oh My God! - 2012

2) Apne - 2007

2) Good Boy, Bad Boy - 2007

3) Namastey London - 2007

4) Yeh Hai Jalwa - 2002

Jeet Gannguli 1) Hamari Adhuri Kahani - 2015

2) Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 - 2014

3) Rangbaaz - 2013

4) Raaz 3D - 2012

4) Paglu 2 - 2012

5) Jaaneman - 2012

6) 100% Love - 2012

7) Paglu - 2011

8) Mon Je Kore Uru Uru - 2011

9) Paran Jai Jaliya Re - 2008

10) Prem Aamar - 2009

11) Krodh - 2009

12) Keno Kichhu Kotha Bolo Na - 2009

13) Dujone - 2009

14) Bolo Na Tumi Aamar - 2009

15) Mon Mane Na - 2008

16) Chirodini Tumi Je Amar - 2008

17) Premi - 2004

Sajid-Wajid 1) Hello - 2008
Salim-Sulaiman 1) Aashayein - 2010 2) Bombay to Bangkok - 2007
Rajesh Roshan 1) Krrish 3 - 2013
A.R. Rahman 1) Micromax Unite Cricket Anthem - 2015 2) A.R. Rahman - Signature Collection (CD3) - 2009
Bappi Lahiri 1) Its Rocking Dard E Disco - 2012 2) Latto - 2013 3) Hangover - 2010

See alsoEdit

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