Gaurav performing at a University festival in Baroda
|Occupation(s)||Music composer, singer-songwriter, producer|
Gaurav Dagaonkar (गौरव डगाकर) is a Music Director/Singer/Songwriter from Mumbai, India.
As Music Director
Prior to this, Gaurav composed an item number called Kaafirana in the film "Joker", directed by Shirish Kunder, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha. The song was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and picturised on Chitrangada Singh. The lyrics of the song were changed from "I Want Fakht You" to "I Want Just You", as the former was deemed objectionable by the censor board. Kaafirana was in
As music director, Gaurav's first release was the movie Lanka, which released on 9 December 2011. The film was directed by Maqbool Khan and was produced by filmmaker Vikram Bhatt. The song 'Sheet Leher' won 2 Radio Mirchi Music Awards.
Amongst other songs composed by Gaurav has been the song 'Soniye' from the film Will You Marry Me. The song has been sung by Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as has been written by lyricist Shabbir Ahmed. Gaurav has also featured in the music video of the remix of 'Soniye', alongside Bollywood actors Rajeev Khandelwal, Shreyas Talpade and Mugdha Godse.
Gaurav is the lead vocalist and frontman of the group 'Synchronicity'. Synchronicity is also the name of the series started by Gaurav in which he performs mash-ups of popular Bollywood and Western songs. The first mashup to be recorded and shot as a music video in this series was Tujhe Bhula Diya / Hello. The video has had over 500,000 hits on YouTube. Subsequently, two more tracks, Yara Sili Sili / Careless Whisper and Pee Loon / You Sang To Me were released to a great response. With several requests to perform live, Gaurav and the musicians involved, got together to form the band Synchronicity. Gaurav and Arunima Bhattacharya are the permanent singers in the group, while guest singers in live shows include names like Neeti Mohan, Shalmali Kholgade, Rahul Saxena, Natalie De Luccio, Ustad Sawan Khan, Thomson Andrews and Vidhi Sharma.
As a Performing Artiste
As a live performer, Gaurav plays with a four-piece band and has performed at some of the biggest festivals in India such as Mood Indigo (IIT Bombay), Chaos (IIM Ahmedabad), Backwaters (IIM Kohzikode). He has shared the stage with renowned artistes and bands from India and Pakistan such as Junoon, Silk Route, Mohit Chauhan, Parikrama, Rahul Sharma etc. He is one of the official brand ambassadors of Gibson guitars in India. Gaurav has been featured amongst the "Faces of the Future" by India Today (Simply Mumbai, January '09).
As a Solo Artiste
|2014||Kawada Ho||Dilan Gamage||Gaurav Dagaonkar (Music Director)||Gaurav Dagaonkar||Sinhala|
|2013||Ab Laut Aa (Reprise)||Niranjan Iyengar||Sanjoy Deb||Gaurav Dagaonkar||Hindi|
|2013||Liquor Fikar||Anurag Bhomia||Gaurav Dagaonkar||Gaurav Dagaonkar||Hindi|
|2008||College Days||Gaurav Dagaonkar||Ranjit Barot||Gaurav Dagaonkar||Hindi|
As a music director
|Year||Film||Director||Star Cast||Song Name (Singer)|
|2014||Heartless||Shekhar Suman||Adhyayan Suman, Ariana Ayam||All|
|2012||Chal Pichchur Banate Hain||Pritish Chakraborty||Rahil Tandon, Bhavna Ruparel, Mukesh Bhatt||"Baawra Mann" (Sunidhi Chauhan)|
|2012||Joker||Shirish Kunder||Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade||"Kaafirana" (Sunidhi Chauhan)|
|2012||Will You Marry Me||Aditya Datt||Rajeev Khandelwal, Shreyas Talpade, Mugdha Godse||"Soniye" (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan)|
|2011||Lanka||Maqbool Khan||Manoj Bajpai, Arjan Bajwa, Tia Bajpai||"Sheet Leher" (Shreya Ghoshal)
"Barham Hain Hum" (KK)
- Gaurav's http://www.gauravonline.com
- Gaurav refuses job offers to choose music – http://inhome.rediff.com/cms/print.jsp?docpath=//money/2006/apr/01iim.htm
- Narayana Murthy releases Gaurav's demo – http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060402/asp/frontpage/story_6046972.asp
- Gaurav releases his album – http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2752731.cms
- Gaurav on Indiatimes: http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2759382.cms
- Gaurav in the "Times of India" – http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2006-12-17/india/27827173_1_iim-a-grad-iim-campus-management-ahmedabad
- Gaurav named in Faces of the Future – http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25296&Itemid=1&issueid=89§ionid=20&secid=34&limit=1&limitstart=3
- Gaurav in Westside Plus, TOI – http://www.mumbaipluses.com/santacruzplus/index.aspx?page=article§id=3&contentid=200802292008030316282966e77f5bbe§xslt=&comments=true&pageno=1
- Sonu Nigam sings for 'Joker' – http://sonuniigaamandviviek.blogspot.com/2010/01/sonu-niigaam-ji-records-two-songs-in.html
- Gaurav on 'Eventfaqs' – http://ec.eventfaqs.com/gauravdagaonkar/profile/4f772736-5029-4c06-ba95-f73f9ffdc0aa.pdf
- Gaurav on 'Box office Capsule' – http://www.boxofficecapsule.com/news-specific.aspx?news_id=673
- Gaurav in 'Hindustan Times' – http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Giselli-set-to-reprise-Alba-s-role/Article1-822833.aspx