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Zubeen Garg (born Zubeen Borthakur; 18 November 1971)[1] is an Indian playback singer, music director, composer, songwriter, music producer, film director, film producer, actor and philanthropist.[2] His contributions are mostly attributed in Assamese, Bengali and Bollywood films and music.[3] Besides, his songs in Assamese, Garg has sung many songs in other languages and dialects, including Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bodo, English, Goalparia, Kannada, Karbi, Khasi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Tiwa. He is also an instrumentalist and plays dhol, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.[4][5][6]

Zubeen Garg
Zubeen Garg in Edufest 2016.jpg
Zubeen Garg, 2016
Background information
Birth nameZubeen Borthakur[1]
Born (1971-11-18) 18 November 1971 (age 47)[1]
Tura, Meghalaya[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • musician
  • composer
  • lyricist
  • music producer
  • actor
  • film director
  • film producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • tabla
  • keyboard
  • drum
  • dhol
  • guitar
Years active1992–present
LabelsUniversal Music Group, I Creation, Times Music, T-Series, Zee Music Company, Eros Now, Saregama
Websitezubeengarg.in

Personal lifeEdit

Garg hails from Jorhat, Assam but was born in Tura, Meghalaya. He was named after the composer Zubin Mehta and uses his gotra name, Garg, as his surname. His father Mohini Borthakur is also a poet and lyricist writing under the name Kapil Thakur. His mother Ily Borthakur was a dancer, actress and singer. Garg's did his schooling in various part of Assam including Jorhat, Karimganj, Bijni and Tamulpur. He did his 2 years Pre-University course from Jagannath Barooah College under Dibrugarh University. He then pursued a degree in Bachelor of Science from B. Borooah College, but dropped out to concentrate in his singing career.[1][7]

Garg's younger sister Jonkey Borthakur was an actress and singer who died in a car accident in 2002 near Tezpur while they were going to perform stage show along with her co-artists.[1] There after Garg made an album known as Shishu in memory of his late sister Jonkey.[8] His other sister Palme is a Bharata Natyam dancer.[citation needed]

Garg married Garima Saikia, a fashion designer from Golaghat, India on 4 February 2002.[9][10][11]

CareerEdit

Garg entered into the professional music when his debut album Anamika was released in 1992.[12] He later released albums including Maya, Asha and Pakhi. In the late 90's Garg moved to Mumbai to work in the Bollywood music industry where he recorded few Hindi albums and films like Chandni Raat, Yuhi Kabhi, Fiza and Kaante.[13]

He got the biggest break in Bollywood in the film Gangster.The song Ya Ali of Gangster[14] movie 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[15][16] was released in 2007 which was highly appreciated. His discography songs in various Indian languages.[17]

Social workEdit

Garg runs a charity which donates money for various causes. He urged people to donate clothes, medicines and contributions when devastating floods hit Assam.[18][19] He took on the issue over corruption in APSC recruitment in his movie Kanchanjangha.[2][20][21]

He is a football fan and has played matches to collect funds for flood affected people.[22][better source needed][23]

As an actorEdit

Garg also has acted in few Assamese films. He played the lead role in Mon Jai, which won the best Assamese Film in the 56th National Film Awards.[24]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film(s) Language Role
2019 Kanchanjangha[25] Assamese Anirban
2018 The Underworld Assamese Don
2017 Priyar Priyo Assamese Priyobrot Kakoti/ Bishnujyoti Bezbaruah
Mission China Assamese Colonel Goswami
2016 Xat Nomboror Xondhanot Assamese Special Appearance
Gaane Ki Aane Assamese Nilabh Jonak Baruah
2015 Ahetuk Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Ahetuk"
2014 Rodor Sithi Assamese Baba
Suma Porokhote Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Suma Porokhote"
2012 Raamdhenu Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Tupi"
2012 Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare(As The River Flows) Assamese/Hindi Special

Appearance

2008 Mon Jai Assamese Manab
2007 Big Brother Hindi Special Appearance In the Song "Jag Lal Lal"
2006 Strings - Bound by Faith Hindi Special Appearance In the Song "Mantra (Om)"
2006 Gangster Hindi Special Apperannce In the Song "Ya Ali"
2004 Dinabandhoo Assamese Bipul
2000 Tumi Mur Matho Mur Assamese Hrishi
2002 Prem Aru Prem Assamese Special Apperance In the Song Sokuwe Sokuwe

As a music directorEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Movie(s) Language
2019 Kanchanjangha Assamese
2019 Ratnakar Assamese
2018 The Underworld Assamese
2017 Priyar Priyo Assamese
2017 Mission China Assamese
2017 Gangs Of North East Hindi/Khasi
2016 Dil Toh Deewana Hai[26] Hindi
2016 Gaane Ki Aane Assamese
2014 Rodor Sithi Assamese
2012 Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare/As The River Flows Assamese/Hindi
2010 Mon Niye Bengali
2010 Kache Acho Tumi Bengali
2008 Mon Jai Assamese
2006 Strings- Bound By Faith Hindi
2006 Aami Asomiya Assamese
2006 Adhinayak Assamese
2004 Shudhu Tumi Bengali
2004 Dinabandhoo Assamese
2004 Rong Assamese
2004 Barud Assamese
2004 Maya Assamese
2003 Juman-Suman Assamese
2003 Bidhata Assamese
2003 Priya Milon Assamese
2003 Agnishakshi Assamese
2002 Prem Aru Prem Assamese
2002 Jibon Nodir Duti Par Assamese
2002 Kanyadaan Assamese
2001 Nayak Assamese
2001 Daag Assamese
2000 Tumi Mur Matho Mur Assamese
2000 Hiya Diya Niya Assamese

DiscographyEdit

Selected filmographyEdit

Collaboration with musician and lyricistEdit

Musician/Lyricist Movie/Album
Pritam 1) Dum Maaro Dum - 2011 2) Pyaar Ke Side Effects - 2007 3) Raqeeb - 2007 4) Naqaab - 2007 5) Gangster - 2006 6) Agnipankh - 2004 7) Mudda - The Issue - 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) Good Boy, Bad Boy - 2007 3) Namastey London - 2007
Jeet
Gannguli
1) Raaz 3D - 2012 2) Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 - 2014 3) Rangbaaz - 2013 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 - 2005
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

Awards and honoursEdit

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

Year Award Movie/Song Category Result
2005 BFJA Awards Best Music Won
2006 Stardust Awards[27] Ya Ali
(Gangster)
New Musical Sensation – Male Won
2007 Filmfare Awards [28] Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated
Global Indian Film Awards[29] Won
IIFA Awards[30] Nominated
2009 National Film Award (Rajat Kamal) Best Music Director Won
2015 Prag Cine Awards[31][32] Ahetuk Best Playback Singer - Male Won
Rodor Sithi Best Music Direction Won
2018 Mission China Best Actor (Popular) Won
Mission China Best Film (Popular) Won

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Jonkey Barthakur dies in car mishap". North East News Agency (NENA). NENA. 7–21 February 2002. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
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  30. ^ Andre Soares (2 June 2007). "Indian Film Academy Awards 2007". Altfg.com. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  31. ^ "Prag Cine Awards 2015 to be held in Assam". indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  32. ^ "Prag Cine Award on March 21, 22". assamtribune.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017.

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