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Yateesh Acharya
Born 1967
Kota, Rajasthan
Genres Ghazal, playback singing, Thumri, Bhajan
Occupations Singer, composer, lyricist

Yateesh M. Acharya is a Ghazal and Bhajan singer. Classically trained, with over three decades in the field of music, Yateesh’s repertoire also includes the traditional Thumari, Dadra and Sufi songs and the earthly Mand and Folk songs.

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Early life

Born to a musically inclined family in Rajasthan, Yateesh took early lessons in classical music from Pt Mahendra Dixit and Pt J. S. Hada, Pt Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Ustad Hifzul Kabir (Katani), Ustad Sarwat Hussain Khan (Bhopal), Late Ustad Rahat Ali Khan (Gorakhpur), Ustad Zameer Ahmed Khan and Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan (Delhi).

His passion for Ghazals was stoked during his teens by the renditions of Ustad Mehdi Hassan and Ustad Hussain Bux Gullo.

In recent times Yateesh has lent his voice to several successful South Indian films dubbed in Hindi, such as, Raja Harishchandra, Ram-Katha, Paduka Pattabhishekam, Navgrah Naykal, Moudri Karan, Om Ganeshay Namah, Soorya Putram etc. and few TV serials like Tadap and Sainik besides composing music for various Ghazal, Bhajan albums, Jingles and documentary films.

Yateesh, the son of renowned poet Shri B. M. ‘Madhur’, grew up in Kota (Rajasthan) and has a Masters in Computer Application.

Career

Yateesh Acharya is associated with All India Radio (AIR), also known as Akashvani (Devanagari: आकाशवाणी, ākāshavānī), since late 80s and is a Grade A singer with them.

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Awards

Yateesh bagged the top prize in the All-India Begum Akhtar competition in 1983–84, Firaq Gorakhpuri Award 1998, Ustad Mehdi Hassan Night Award 1999, Best Ghazal singer Award 2004, Sur Sangam award 2005 and Swar Dharohar Best upcoming Ghazal Singer Award 2007.

Ghazals

  • Hum Ke Thahare Ajnabi - Faiz Ahmed Faiz
  • Kaabe Se Butkade Se - Hasrat Jaipuri
  • Zindagi Mein Tau Sabhi Pyar
  • Kitna aali makam hai saqi - Saba Amrohi
  • Roya karenge aap bhi - Momin Khan Momin
  • Bichhad kar Mein Tumahari - Shahid Anjum
  • Aapki Yaad jab - Saed Akhtar
  • Mein barson baad - Shahid Anjum

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