Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Abhijeet Bhattacharya

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Background = solo_singer
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Born = Kanpur, India
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Genre = Bollywood, regional filmi playback
Occupation = Singer
Years_active = 1985–present

Abhijeet Bhattacharya ( _hi. अभिजीत भट्टाचार्य) is an Indian singer.

Early life

Abhijeet was born as Abhijeet Bhattacharya in a middle-class family in Kanpur, the youngest of four siblings. He passed his class X (Ten) from Ram Krishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur and Class XII from BNSD Inter College Chunni Ganj, Kanpur. Although his parents were against the idea, Abhijeet went against their wishes and became a singer. He is a great singer & did playback singing for well known superstar, Shahrukh Khan. Nowadays he also judges reality shows on TV.


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 mechine along with his compititors 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 the 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, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar,Govinda,Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan.

He was recently seen as a Judge in a reality show called Star Voice of India. His reactions on the show were very emotional and volatile.

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. After these two pop albums, 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.

Notable songs

*"Dil Tujhpe Aa Gaya--1991" -Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
*"Ole Ole -94 " - Yeh Dillagi
*"Main Khiladi Tu Anari -94" (title track) - Main Khiladi Tu Anari
*"Haan mujhe pyaar hua pyaar hua allahmiya"- Judaai
*"Zara sa Jhoom loo main -95" - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
*"Wada Raha Sanam -90" - Khiladi
*"Darwaza Band Karlo -93" - Darr
*" Meri Jaane Jaana"- Mohabbat
*"Woh Ladki Jo Saab Se" - Baadshah
*"Title song" - Baadshah
*"Tum aaye to -2000" - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
*"I'm The Best" - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
*"Kuch to Baata" - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
*"Tauba Tumhare Ye Ishare -2003" - Chalte Chalte
*"Suno Na" - Chalte Chalte
*"Title Song" - Chalte Chalte
*"Chaand Taare -97" - Yes Boss
*"Main Koi Aisa Geet" - Yes Boss
*"Title Song [Sad] -2004" - Main Hoon Na
*"Mere Khyaloon Ki Malika -2k" - Josh
*"Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan -2k" - Dhadkan
*"Roshini Se" - Asoka
*"Raat Ka Nasha" - Asoka
*"Aye Nazaneen" - Dil Hi Dil Mein
*"Teri ankhen jhuki jhuki -96" - Fareb
*"Shaher Ki ladki" - Rakshak
*"Jhanjhriya" - Krishna
*"Pyaar Se Pyaar Hum Ab To Karne Lage -01"-Raaz
*"Ishq chupta nahin chupaane se" - Bewafaa
*"Aisa koi zindagi mein aaye " - Dosti
*"Tan tana tan tan tara --98" - Judwaa
*"Sandesa Aya, Jab Tak Hai Saans, Kabhie Kabhie Sapne" - Kaafila
*"Dhoom Taana -07" - Om Shanti Om
*"Dil le le"-Khiladi 420
*"Yeh Dillagi--94"-Yeh Dillagi
*"koi nahi tera jaisa"-Keemat
*"main rahu naa rahu meri aawaz -2006"-lamhe
*"Ek Chanchal Shook Haseena -90"-BAGHI
*"Deewana Deewana Main Tere Liye"-Daraar
*"Lahma Lahma Doori -06"-Gangstar
*"Badi Mushkil Hai -94"-Anjaam
*"Ah a e O oh O -94"-Raja Babu
*"itna mujhe pata hai"-Khiladiyon ka khiladi
*"Bharo meri mang baro"-Sabse bada khiladi
*"jab tak rahega samosa main aloo"-mr and mrs khiladi
*"maine to khai kasam"-Awara pagal deewana


* Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (1997) for "Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon" (Yes Boss)
* Screen-Videocon Award for the best singer in 1997 for "Chand taare" in Yes Boss
* MTV Life Time Achievement Award.
* Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman [Vinayak Sinha. [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/15904299.cms Be choosy about your music: Singer Abhijeet] . The Times of India. July 14 2002.]

Personal life

Abhijeet is married to Sumaati. [Savitha Gautam. [http://www.thehindujobs.com/thehindu/mp/2004/10/30/stories/2004103001700100.htm Abhi-geet!] . The Hindu Metro Plus Chennai. October 30, 2004.] The couple have two sons.

Anti-Pakistani views

Abhijeet has expressed outspoken views against allowing Pakistani singers in Bollywood, pointing to the lack of reciprocity from the Pakistani film industry. Together with ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, in 2003 he formally requested the government to ban Pakistani singers. [ [http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/apr/04abhi.htm Abhijeet seeks ban on Pakistanis] .rediff.com April 4, 2003.] In an interview in 2003, he attacked Pakistani singers Adnan Sami and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. [ [http://www.bwtorrents.com/showthread.php?t=161794 Abhijeet: Why should we give Pakis a chance?] .rediff.com March 25, 2003. ]

In July 2007, he physically attacked a film-employee Union leader, accusing him of being a "pimp of Pakistani singers". The fracas was related to Abhijeet's alleged non-payment of dues to a lyricist. (Mumbai Mirror July 25, 2007) Abhiijeet has also recently attracted controversy for negative comments on rival singer Bappi Lahiri. The two men are judges on rival TV talent shows in 2007, with Lahiri's show including Pakistani contestants. In 2008, he made fun of Ek Se Badhkar Ek contestant Aneek Dhar for singing a hit song of the year sung by Pakistani singer Atif Aslam 'Pehli Nazar Mein' from Race movie. He stated he will give Aslam a zero, but aneek full marks(He gave him 7/10 eventually). When he was told that a Pakistani contestant Mussarat Abbas is being brought into this show he offered to walk out of the show keeping with his conviction of not judging a Pakistani singer,but the issue was sorted out between him and Zee TV and he continues to be the judge there.


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