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Ajay Ashok Gogavale(R),
Atul Ashok Gogavale(L)
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Background information
Also known as Ajay Atul
Born Atul-11 September 1974
Ajay-21 August 1976
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Genres Indian film music
Occupation(s) Music director, composer,music arranger & programmer, conductor,song writer, playback singers
Years active 2000–present
Website http://www.ajayatul.com

Ajay-Atul (Marathi: अजय-अतुल) is the music alias of Indian music director-composer duo of brothers Ajay and Atul Gogavale.[1] In 2008, Ajay-Atul won the Best Music Direction award at the 56th National Film Awards from the Government of India for contributing music to the Marathi film Jogwa.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ajay and Atul Gogavale were born to Ashok Gogavale, a Revenue Department officer in Alandi in Pune. Both were born in Mumbai and brought up in several villages in western Maharashtra, including Rajgurunagar, Junnar, Shirur, as their father had a transferable job. Atul was born on 11 September 1974 and Ajay, his younger brother, on 21 August 1976.

In their childhood, they were not much attracted towards academics. But their interest in music developed while they were still in school. Around this time, they started experimenting with music. In an NCC competition, Ajay played an existing composition differently, and they won the prize for their experiment. This instance inspired them to explore their music potential.[3][non-primary source needed]

They did not have a musical background. Although they were not supported by their family directly for music, they were never denied any assistance. As their family could not afford the instruments for their musical endeavours, they started their musical ventures through their school, temples, local bands etc. Despite not getting direct training, they learnt a lot from these ventures. They would befriend people who owned instruments like harmoniums, mridang, dhol etc., since they could not afford them on their own.[4] Later, while at college, they started working with local bands as arrangers. Their father bought them a keyboard on their mother's insistence. This proved to be one of their greatest gifts. Their father said, "You have not been given any toys during childhood, now this is your toy." This inspired them and they started experimenting.[3] Later, they came to Mumbai and started working on an international non-film music album "Vishwavinayaka". This proved to be a big break for them and paved the way for their foray into the Indian (mostly Marathi) music industry. They worked on many commercial jingles, ballets and advertisements to strengthen their profile. [5]

Man Udhān Vāryāche (मन उधाण वाऱ्याचे), Malhāravārī (मल्हारवारी), Kombdī Paḷalī (कोंबडी पळाली ) are some of their notable compositions.[4] Ajay-Atul composed the songs and background score for the Marathi film Naṭarang (नटरंग) (2010). Their composition for Naṭarang was influenced by traditional Marathi folk music forms like Lāvaṇī (लावणी), Phaṭakā (फटका) and Tamāśā (तमाशा). They recently gave music for the Hindi films Singham starring Ajay Devgan and directed by Rohit Shetty and Agneepath produced by Karan Johar and Directed by Karan Malhotra. They have also contributed music to the Aamir Khan starer film PK.

Discography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Language Contribution
2000 No Problem Marathi Background Music
2004 Gayab Hindi Soundtrack
2004 Aga Bai Arrecha Marathi Soundtrack and Background Score
2005 Goad Gupit Marathi Soundtrack and Background Score
2005 Jatra Marathi Soundtrack and Background Score
2005 Savarkhed: Ek Gaon Marathi
2005 Viruddh... Family Comes First Hindi 2 out of 6 tracks and Background Score
2005 Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Hindi 1 out of 3 tracks
2005 Struggler Hindi Soundtrack
2006 Restaurant[6] Marathi Background Score
2006 Sang Sang ho tum Hindi
2006 Shock[7] Telugu Soundtrack
2007 Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav Hindi Background Score
2007 Zabardast Marathi Soundtrack
2007 Bandh Premache Marathi Soundtrack
2007 Sade Made Teen Marathi 1 out of 3 tracks
2008 Checkmate Marathi Title song
2008 Tujya Majya Sanasarala Aani Kaay Have Marathi Soundtrack
2008 Uladhaal Marathi Soundtrack and Background Score
2008 Mumbai Amchich marathi
2009 Ek Daav Dhobi Pachad Marathi 1 out of 2 tracks
2009 Bedhund Marathi Soundtrack
2009 Oxygen: Jiv Gudmartoy Marathi Soundtrack
2009 Jogwa Marathi Soundtrack
2010 Natarang Marathi Soundtrack and Background Score
2010 Ringa Ringa Marathi Soundtrack
2011 Atta Ga Baya Marathi 2 out of 3 tracks
2011 My Friend Pinto[8] Hindi 4 out of 6 tracks
2011 Singham[9] Hindi Soundtrack
2012 Agneepath Hindi Soundtrack and Background Score
2012 Bol Bachchan Hindi Soundtrack
2012 Bharatiya[10] Marathi Soundtrack
2013 Dhating Dhingana Marathi Soundtrack & Background Score
2014 Fandry Marathi Theme Song
2014 Lai Bhaari Marathi Soundtracks
2014 PK(coming Soon) Hindi Soundtrack (Only 1 Songs)
2015 Shuddhi(Coming Soon) Hindi Soundtrack and Background Score
2015 Benjo(Coming Soon) Hindi soundtrack
2015 Brothers (2015 film)(Coming Soon) Hindi soundtrack

Albums[edit]

Year Album Language Contribution
1999 College College Hindi (audio movie) Composers
2001 Vishwavinayak Sanskrit Composers
2002 Shri Ram Mantra Sanskrit Arrangers
2003 Sang Sang Ho Tum Hindi Composers, 7 out of 8 tracks
2003 Bedhund Marathi Composers, 7 out of 8 tracks
2003 Meera Kahen Hindi Composers
2006 Vishwatma Sanskrit Composers

Serials/Daily Soaps[edit]

Sr.No. Serial/Track Channel Notes/Awards
1. Raja Shivchatrapati Star Pravah Maharashtra Times Sanman
2. Zee Gaurav Geet Zee Marathi Zee Gaurav Award
3. Eka Peksha Ek Zee Marathi
4. Lakh Lakh Chanderi Zee Talkies
5. Idea Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Zee Marathi
6. Hafta Band Zee Marathi
7. Hasyasamraat Zee Marathi
8. Cricket Club Zee Marathi
9. Bhavanjali Mi Marathi
10. Kya Baat Hai ETV Marathi
11. Misha Zee Marathi
12. Amchya Sarkhe Amhich Zee Marathi
13. Bola Bola Tring Tring DD Sahyadri
14. Shriyut Gagadhar Tipre Zee Marathi Background Score
15. Wadalvaat Zee Marathi Background Score
16. Bedhund Manachya Lahari ETV Marathi Background Score
17. Mahabharat Star Plus Title Song and Background Score

Plays/Dramas[edit]

Sr.No. Play/Drama Name Notes/Awards
1. Sahi Re Sahi Alpha Gaurav 2003 Award
2. Lochya Zala Re Maharashtra Rajya Vyavsayik Natya Spardha Award
3. Mr. Na. Ma. Deo Mhane
4. Gopala Re Gopala
5. Kala Ya Laglya Jiva 2007 Maharashtra Rajya Vyavsayik Natya Spardha Award
6. Jahale Chatrapati Shivray
7. Man Udhaan Varyache

Awards[edit]

Year Award Award Category Award Details
2003 Alpha Gaurav (Later Zee Gaurav)[11] Best Music Direction Play : Sahi Re Sahi
2004–05 Maharashtra Kala Niketan Award[11] Best Music Direction Film  : Savarkhed: Ek Gaon
2004–05 Maharashtra Times Sanman[11] Best Music Direction Film  : Savarkhed: Ek Gaon
2004–05 Maharashtra Rajya Natya Vyavsayik Spardha[11] Best Music Direction Play  : Lochya Zala Re
2004–05 Sanskruti Kala Darpan[11] Best Music Direction Film  : Aga Bai Arrecha
2007 Maharashtra Rajya Natya Vyavsayik Spardha[11] Best Music Direction Play  : Kala Ya Laglya Jiva
2008 Maharashtra Times Sanman[11] Best Music Direction Film  : Zabardast
2008 Zee Gaurav[11] Best Music Direction Filmट  : Bandh Premache
2008 Akhil Bhartiy Marathi Chitrpat Mahamandal Awards[11] Best Music Direction Film  : Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have
2008 Akhil Bhartiy Marathi Chitrpat Mahamandal Awards[11] Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film  : Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have
2008 Sanskruti Kala Darpan[11] Best Music Direction Film  : Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have
2009 Maharashtra Times Sanman[11] Best Music Direction Serial : Raja Shivchatrpati
2009 V Shantaram Awards[11] Best Music Direction Film : [[Uladhaal]]
2009 V Shantaram Awards[11] Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film  : Uladhaal, Song- Morya Morya
2009 Maharashtracha Favourite Kon?[12] Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film  : Uladhaal, Song- Morya Morya
2009 Late Music Director Shrikant Thackeray Awards Best Music Direction
2009 Sanskruti Kala Darpan[13] Best Music Direction Film: Jogwa
2009 Maharashtra Times Sanman Best Music Direction Film : Jogwa
2010 National Film Awards[12] Best Music Direction Film: Jogwa
2010 Zee Gaurav[4] Best Music Direction Film: Natarang
2010 Zee Gaurav[4] Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla
2010 Sanskruti Kala Darpan[13] Best Music Direction Film: Natarang
2010 Maharashtra Times Sanman Best Music Direction Film: Natarang
2010 Shivgaurav Influential Personalities
2010 47th State Film Awards Best Music Direction Film: Natarang
2010 47th State Film Awards Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla
2010 V Shantaram Awards Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla
2010 V Shantaram Awards Best Background Score Film: Natarang
2010 V Shantaram Awards Best Music Direction Film: Natarang
2010 Star Majha "Majha Sanman"[14] Best Music Direction
2010 Bal Gandharva Awards[4] Best Music Direction
2010 BIG FM BIG Music Director Award[15] Best Music Direction Film: Natarang
2010 BIG FM BIG Playback Singer Award[15] Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla
2010 BIG FM BIG Song of the Year Award[15] Best Song of the Year Film: Natarang, Song: Apsara Aali
2010 Pu. La. Tarunai Sanman[16] Music Direction
2010 Maharashtracha Favourite Kon? Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla
2010 Maharashtracha Favourite Kon? Best Song Film: Natarang, Song: Wajle Ki Bara
2011 Marathi International Film and Theater Awards[17] Best Music Direction Film: Natarang
2011 Marathi International Film and Theater Awards[17] Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla
2011 Ram Kadam Kalagaurav Award[18] Music Direction
2011 Zee Marathi Awards Best Judges Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Marathi) Season – X
2012 Zee Gaurav Awards[18] Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe
2013 Zee Cine Awards[19] Best Background Score Film: Agneepath
2013 Rajarshee Shahu Gaurav Puraskar[20]
2013 ETC Business Awards Most popular song of 2012 – Chikni Chameli Film: Agneepath
2013 Stardust Awards Best Music Direction Film: Agneepath
2013 Mirchi Music Awards 2013 Song of the year Abhi Mujh Me Kahin Film: Agneepath
2013 Mirchi Music Awards 2013 Album of the year Film: Agneepath
2013 Mirchi Music Awards 2013 Music Composer of The Year Film: Agneepath
2013 Times of India Film Awards 2013 Best Music Director Film: Agneepath
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