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Zubeen Garg


 

Zubeen Garg
 
Date of Birth -18 November1972

 Zubeen Garg is a singer and composer from Assam, India, in the Bollywood and Assamese music scene. He plays dhols, dotora, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.
 
Background
 
Zubeen Garg hails from Jorhat, a small city in upper Assam. His birth name is Jibon Barthakur. He was named after the great composer Zubin Mehta and used their Gautra as his surname. Zubeen was born to Mr. Mohini. M. Borthakur, a famous lyricist and poet (who uses the pseudo name Kapil Thakur), and late Mrs. Ily Borthakur.The Borthakur family had its roots in Janji, Sivasagar. Mr. Borthakur was a magistrate and moved often during his early years along with little Zubeen. Zubeen's mother was a good dancer, an actress and a singer. However, she never turned these talents into a professional career. Instead, she decided to teach them to little Zubeen at home. Zubeen considers his mother to be his first guru and mentor.

Education :-
Zubeen started learning tabla from Guru Robin Banarjee, and then continued learning Assamese folk music form Guru Romoni Rai. He attended J.B. College in Jorhat, and then moved to B. Barooah College, where he was pursuing Bachelor of Science after his family moved permanently to Guwahati. But he did not complete his baccalaureate studies as he jumped in to the music scene. Zubeen's life had a turning point when he received the gold medal for his western solo performance in the youth festival held in 1992. This is where he got his first taste of success and confidence as vocalist. Apart form playing dhols, dotara, mandolin, percussions, Zubeen is an accomplished keyboard player. He broke into professional music scene in 1992, releasing his first album - Anamika. This unusual album, became an instant hit in entire northeast India and re-defined Assamese musical landscape for the coming 21st century. After that, there was no looking back for Zubeen. With about 40 albums to his name, Zubeen continues his musical career directing music to over 24 Assamese movies including a few Hindi and bangla movies as well. He received the best Music Award in 2005, for the Bangla movie Shudhu Tumi. Zubeen considers himself to be a musician having sung more than 9000 songs in various languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Oriya, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, and many others. The song Ya Ali from the movie Gangster became a superhit in mainland India, the Middle East, and across South Asia. Following the success an Album titled 'Ya Ali Remix Blast' containing remix by DJ Suketu & Aks were released.
In 2000, Zubeen wrote, directed and acted in his own Assamese film Tumi Mor Matho Mor. He acted, co-produced and scored music in another Assamese film Dinabandhu, for which received a national award in 2005. Zubeen had done music for Strings - Bound By Faith, a Hindi film, directed by Sanjay Jha was released in 2006. Mukha and Uronia Mon are the latest solo Assamese albums of Zubeen released in the year of 2007 under the N.K. production banner. Currently he is working on his new Hindi album Chakra. Zubeen came up with his own Hindi album 'Zindagi'in 2007, which received good appreciation.
 
List of Zubeen's Albums
Assamese Albums
 
  • Anamika
  • Meghor Boron
  • Zubeenor Gaan
  • Mukti
  • Hiya mon
  • Xabda (Sobdo)
  • Paakhi
  • Snigdha Jonak
  • Xixu (Shishu)
  • Maya
  • Sinaki Mon
  • Akou Hiya mon
  • Niribili Godhuli
  • Lajuki mon
  • Jantra
  • Rong
  • Asha
  • Dil*Mukha
  • Unmana Mon
  • Uronia Mon
  • Jonaki mon
  • Rumal

 
Hindi Albums
  • Chandini Raat
  • Yuhi Kabhi
  • Sparsh
  • Shradhanjali
  • Nupur
  • Zindagi
  • yuhi kabhi.
  •  Chanda

Music Director in Assamese Films
  • Bidhata
  • Nayak
  • Daag
  • Hiya Diya Niya
  • Jown Jwole Kopalot
  • Kanyadaan
  • Tumi Mor Matho Mor
Awards
  • Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA) (2006)- Best playback singer (Male) for the song "Ya Ali".
  • Max Stardust Awards (2007)- New Musical Sensation (Male) for the song "Ya Ali".
  • Nominated for Film Fare Awards (2007)- Best Play Back Singer.
Lyricist
]Music Director
 
Playback Singer
 
Song title  
Film  
Soundtrack Release Date  
Language  
Rab Ka Banda
Hello
2008
Hindi
Yar Mere Dildara
Mission Istanbul
2008
Hindi
Mera Halaat Ye
Mera Halaat Ye
(two versions of the same song)
Tu Jaan Se Pyara
Tu Jaan Se Pyara (Remix)
Deshdrohi
2008
Hindi
Almadad Chere Khuda Mera Yaar
Hastey Hastey
2008
Hindi
Teri Tamanna
Teri Tamanna (Club Mix by Akbar Sami)
Teri Tamanna (Euro Mix Goldeyy)
2007
Hindi
Dheere Dheere
Dheere Dheere Remix
2007
Hindi
Dard E Dil
2007
Hindi
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (JBJ)
2007
Hindi
Woh Bheege Pal
2007
Hindi
Diruba
Dilruuba (Remix)
2007
Hindi
Shael Sutha Ke Ankhon
My Friend Ganesha
2007
Hindi
Tum Ho
2007
Hindi
Jag Laal Laal Laal Laal (Part 2)
Jag Laal Laal Laal Laal (Part 3)
2007
Hindi
Jeena Kya Tere Bina
Jeena Kya Tere Bina (Remix)
2007
Hindi
Hum Khushi Ki Chah Mein
Hum Khushi Ki Chah Mein (Rock Mix)
Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee
2007
Hindi
Ek Din Teri (Remix)
2007
Hindi
Hoga Hoga Khuda Gawah
2007
Hindi
Zindagi Aa Gayi
2007
Hindi
Let's Enjoy
2007
Hindi
Ommomme Heego
Hudugaata
2007
Kannada
Yele Yelele
Yele Yelele
2007
Telugu
Ya Ali
2006
Hindi
Subah Subah
2006
Hindi
Payal Ki Chham Chham
Brides Wanted
2005
Hindi
Ishq
Mantra (om)
Piya Milan Ko Jaana
Ramo
Ramo
Rimjhim
Strings - Bound By Faith
2006
Hindi
Rabbi
Rabbi (Remix)
2006
Hindi
Janne Kya
2006
Hindi
Jugnu Ki Payal
2004
Hindi
Ishq Ishq Mein
Rabba
2004
Hindi
Ek Hasina Thi (Remix)
2004
Hindi
Rama Re (The Boys Are Back Mix)
2004
Hindi
Aane Wala Pal
Aane Wala Pal - 2nd Version
2004
Hindi
Dildara
Chupke Se
2003
Hindi
Sapne Saare
Mudda - The Issue
2003
Hindi
Rama Re
Socha Nahin Tha
2002
Hindi
Sandhya
2002
Hindi
Mere Watan
2000
Hindi


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