(Bengali: অভিজিৎ ভট্টাচার্য, born 30 October 1958) is an Indian singer.
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.
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.
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
- Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman1
- Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Won):
|1998||“Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon”||Yes Boss||Jatin Lalit|
- Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Nominated)
|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
|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|
|Army||“De tali”||Sadhna Sargam, Vindo Rathod, Jolly Mukherji||Anand-Milind|
|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|
Movie name: Prampara,year of release;1993,music:Shiv-Hari,song:Phoolon Ke Is Shehar Mein,singer:Lata-Abhijeet