Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Abhijeet Bhattacharya

 Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Bengali: অভিজিৎ ভট্টাচার্য, born 30 October 1958) is an Indian singer.

Early life

Abhijeet was born in a Bengali family in Mumbai, the youngest of four. He passed his matriculation from Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur and Class XII from BNSD Inter College Chunni Ganj, Kanpur; and graduated in commerce (B.Com.) from Christ Church College, Kanpur in 1977. He started singing on stage from 1970.

Career

Abhijeet left home for Mumbai in 1981 to study Chartered Accountancy. Due to his fascination for singing and music, he decided to pursue a career in playback singing instead.

He received a call from Rahul Dev Burman to sing for Dev Anand’s son’s debut film Anand Aur Anand. In this Movie he got the opportunity to sing a song along with his idol Kishor Kumar.

In the 1990s, Abhijeet became a playback singer. His songs include work from the film Baaghi, composed by Anand-Milind: “Ek chanchal shokh hasina,” “Chandni raat hai” and “Har kasam se badi hai.” Then in 1994 when he performed for movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. He won the Filmfare Best Playback Singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997. He went on to record for the movies Baadshah, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na, “Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai” and many others.

Abhijeet has given his voice for actors such as Mithun Chakraborty, Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Aditya Srivastava, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Bobby Deol, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgan, among many others.

Abhijeet has sung with many female singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sadhana Sargam, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, K.S. Chithra, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal. Abhijeet has sung maximum duets with Udit Narayan.

He was a judge in reality shows Star Voice of India and Ek Se Badhkar Ek. In Star Voice, Abhijeet commented that Atif Aslam cannot sing, for which he was criticised by the public.

He protested this phenomenon. “Why should we allow these people into our country to perform when we are not welcome in their country?” he asked in a letter to the Government of India. With bhajan singer Anoop Jalota, ghazal artiste Jagjit and playback singers Kumar Sanu and Jaspinder Narula, Abhijeet asked the government to ban Pakistani artistes from performing in India. “We don’t play cricket because our people are being killed by them. Why should we allow their singers to perform here?” he asks associate editor/chief correspondent Syed Firdaus Ashraf.

Non-film music

Abhijeet has recorded non-film pop music. He released two albums, Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1. Later he launched Aashiqui. He released a pop album, called Tere Bina.

On 3 May 2006, he released another non-film album called Lamhe.

Awards and nominations

  • Honours

  • Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman1

  • Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Won):

Year Song Film Music director(s)
1998 “Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon” Yes Boss Jatin Lalit
  • Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Nominated)
Year Song Film
1995 “Ole Ole” Yeh Dillagi
1997 “Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki” Fareb
2004 “Suno Na Suno Na” Chalte Chalte
  • Screen Award for Best Male Playback in 1997 for “Chand Taare” for Yes Boss

Notable songs

Year Film Song name(s) Co-singer(s) Music Director(s)
1990 Khatarnaak “Aasman Pe Bethi Chandni” Chorus Anu Malik
1990 Baaghi “Ek Chanchal Shook Haseena”,”Chandni Raat Hain” , “Har Kasam Se Badi Hain” Solo, Kavita Krishnamurthy Anand-Milind
1991 Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin “Dil Tujhpe Aa Gaya” Anuradha Paudwal Nadeem-Shravan
1992 Khiladi “Wada Raha Sanam” Alka Yagnik Jatin-Lalit
1993 Parampara “Phoolon Ke Is Shehar Mein” Lata Mangeshkar Shiv-Hari
Darr “Darwaza Band Karlo” Lata Mangeshkar Shiv-Hari  
1994 Yeh Dillagi “Ole Ole”, “Lagi Lagi Hai” Solo, Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Main Khiladi Tu Anari “Main Khiladi Tu Anari” Udit Narayan, Anu Malik Anu Malik  
Raja Babu “A Aa E Ee” Solo Anand-Milind  
Pehchaan “Tu Mere Dil Mein”,”Aankhon Mein Kya”, “Sanam O Sanam” Solo, Kavita Krishnamurthy Anand-Milind  
Anjaam “Badi Mushkil Hai” Solo Anand-Milind  
Teesra Kaun “Teesra Kaun” Poornima Anand-Milind  
1995 Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge “Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Mein” Asha Bhosle Jatin-Lalit
Sabse Bada Khiladi “Bharo Meri Mang Baro” Jyoti Rajesh Roshan  
Coolie No. 1 “Goriya Chura Na” Chandana Dixit Anand-Milind  
Takkar “Aankhon Main Base Ho Tum” Alka Yagnik Anu Malik  
1996 Fareb “Yeh Teri Aankhen” Solo Jatin-Lalit
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi “Itna Mujhe Pata Hai” Kavita Krishnamurthy Anu Malik  
Jung “Deewana Deewana Yeh Dil” Kavita Krishnamurthy Nadeem-Shravan  
Rakshak “Shehar Ki Ladki” Chandra Dixit Anand-Milind  
Insaaf “Barah Aana De” Alka Yagnik Anand-Milind  
Ek Tha Raja “Saawan Ki Raaton Mein” Kavita Krishnamurthy Anand-Milind  
Zameer “Goriyaan Tu” Poornima Anand-Milind  
Army “De tali” Sadhna Sargam, Vindo Rathod, Jolly Mukherji Anand-Milind  
Krishna “Jhanjhriya” Solo Anu Malik  
Daraar “Deewana Deewana Main Tere Liye”, “Yeh Pyaar Pyaar Kya Hai” Sadhana Sargam, Alka Yagnik Anu Malik  
Dastak “Tumhain Kaise Main Batoo” Solo Rajesh Roshan  
1997 Judwaa “Tan Tana Tan Tan Tara” Poornima Anu Malik
Mohabbat “Meri Jaane Jaana” Kavita Krishnamurthy Nadeem-Shravan  
Yes Boss “Chaand Taare”, “Suniye To”, “Main Koi Aisa Geet” Solo, Alka Yagnik Jatin-Lalit  
Judaai “Mujhe Pyaar Hua” Alka Yagnik Nadeem-Shravan  
Bhai “Khul Gaya Naseeb” Chandana Dixit Anand-Milind  
Sanam “Kasam Se Kasam Se” Kavita Krishnamurthy Anand-Milind  
Daanveer “Chumma Chumma” Chandra Dixit Anand-Milind  
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi “Jume Ke Jume”, “Jab Tak Rahega Samosa Main Aloo” Poornima, Sapna Mukherjee Anu Malik  
1998 Keemat “Koi Nahin Tere Jaise” Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai Rajesh Roshan
1999 Baadshah “Baadshah O Baadshah”, “Woh Ladki Jo Saab Se” Solo, Alka Yagnik Anu Malik
Dil Hi Dil Mein “Ae Nazneen Sunona” Solo A.R. Rahman  
Khoobsurat “Bahoot Khoobsurat Ho” Neerja Pundit Jatin Lalit  
2000 Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani “I’m The Best”, “Kuch To Bata”, “Aur Kya” Solo, Alka Yagnik Jatin-Lalit
Chal Mere Bhai “Chori Chori Sapno Mein” Alka Yagnik Anand-Milind  
Chal Mere Bhai “Mere Baap Ki” Vinod Rathod Anand-Milind  
Josh “Mere Khyaloon Ki Malika” Jolly Mukherjee, Hema Sardesai Anu Malik  
Dhadkan “Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan” Alka Yagnik Nadeem-Shravan  
Khiladi 420 “Dil Le Le” Alka Yagnik Sanjeev Darshan  
2001 Asoka “Roshini Se”, “Raat Ka Nasha” Alka Yagnik, K.S. Chithra Anu Malik
Raaz “Pyaar Se Pyaar Hum” Solo Nadeem-Shravan  
Awara Paagal Deewana “Maine To Khai Kasam” Sunidhi Chauhan Anu Malik  
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar “Hasate Ho” Alka Yagnik Anand-Milind  
2003 Chalte Chalte “Suno Na Suno Na”, “Chalte Chalte”, “Tauba Tumhare Yeh Ishaare” Solo, Alka Yagnik Jatin-Lalit, Aadesh Shrivastava
Haasil “Aankhen Bhi Hoti Hai Dil Ki Zubaan” Solo Jatin-Lalit  
2004 Main Hoon Na “Title Song (Sad)”, “Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha” Solo, Shreya Ghoshal Anu Malik
2005 Bewafaa “Ishq Chupta Nahin” Solo Nadeem-Shravan
Dosti “Aisa Koi Zindagi Mein” Alka Yagnik Nadeem-Shravan  
2006 Gangster “Lamha Lamha” Sunidhi Chauhan Pritam
2007 Kaafila “Sandesa Aaya” Sukhwinder Singh, Nabi Madjnun Sukhwinder Singh
Om Shanti Om “Dhoom Taana” Shreya Ghoshal Vishal-Shekhar  
2013 “Besharam” “Dil Ka Jo Haal Hai” Shreya Ghoshal Lalit Pandit

References

Movie name: Prampara,year of release;1993,music:Shiv-Hari,song:Phoolon Ke Is Shehar Mein,singer:Lata-Abhijeet