Jolly Mukherjee is an Indian singer/songwriter/producer. Known as India's "King of Strings", Mukherjee specializes in the music of Bollywood, or the Indian film industry. He started his career as a backup singer for commercials, then moving on to writing music for airline on-flight introductions, where he sometimes wrote for British Airways. His roots include a mixture of Hindustani classical music and Western music. He is known for working with the Madras Cinematic Orchestra, where he combines percussion sampled from Bombay (such as the pakhavaj) with strings from Madras. His latest album, Fusebox, included remixes from State of Bengal and Badmarsh & Shri, from which the remixed version of "Bhatiyali" achieved success. He is famous in Bangladesh for providing playback for veteran actor Dipjol. One of his famous song in Dhallywood is Ki batti lagaili (ore o mainka). He provided the string arrangements for the Icelandic performer Björk's song "Verandi".
Recent projects include Detective Naani (film directed and co-produced by Romilla Mukherjee). He is the Music Director and Producer for the same.
- Gittins, Ian (10 December 2002). Björk: there's more to life than this : the stories behind every song. Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-56025-416-4. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
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