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Abhijeet Bhattacharya
Birth name Abhijeetu
Born Kanpur, India
Genres Bollywood, regional filmi playback
Occupations Singer
Years active 1985–present

Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Bengali: অভিজিৎ ভট্টাচার্য) is an Indian singer.

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Early life

Abhijeet was born in a Bengali middle-class family in Kanpur on 30 October 1958, the youngest of four siblings. He passed his class X (Ten) 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 in 1970 onwards.Although his parents were against the idea, he went against their wishes and became a singer. He is an established singer in Bollywood, having done extensive playback singing for actor - Shahrukh Khan;among many others. Nowadays, he also appears as a judge in reality shows based on singing contests on TV.

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 and quit Chartered Accountancy. Despite being gifted with a melodious voice, he struggled for a long time.

After his long struggle in Mumbai, he received a call from Rahul Dev Burman to sing for Dev Anand's sons debut film. Abhijeet also sang with Kishore Kumar, his idol, in the same film.

In the 1990s, Abhijeet established himself as a notable playback singer. His first notable hits were the songs 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 gave hits in movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Kihildi Tu Anari.. there was no looking back.. He became a hit machine along with his competitors Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan he was among the top 3 play back singers of 90s and finally won the Filmfare Best Playback singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997.He went on to give hit numbers in the movies Baadshah, Yes Boss, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na

Some of his songs such as Kurta phaadke from Anari No. 1 did not do well with the public.

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

He was recently seen as a Judge in a reality show called Star Voice of India. He now judges a show called "Ek se Badkhar Ek", in which he criticized Atif Aslam Pakistan's singing sensation. He has also criticized Adnan Sami and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who also originate from Pakistan. His popularity amongst Pakistanis has hit an all time low because of this.

Non-film music

After his success in playback singing, Abhijeet decided to try non-film pop music. He released two albums, Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1. The albums did not achieve commercial success. Later he launched Aashiqui, which was appreciated by the audience. Recently, he has launched a pop album, called Tere Bina, whose songs and videos are chartbusters.

On May 3, 2006, he released another non-film album called Lamhe, which was well-appreciated. Currently Abhijit is a judge on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - Little Champs show.

Notable songs

Awards

Personal life

Abhijeet is married to Sumaati.[2] The couple have two sons.

References

  1. ^ Vinayak Sinha. Be choosy about your music: Singer Abhijeet. The Times of India. July 14 2002.
  2. ^ Savitha Gautam. Abhi-geet!. The Hindu Metro Plus Chennai. October 30, 2004.

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