Pritam Chakraborty

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pritam Chakraborty
Pritam Chakraborty at the 5th GiMA Awards.jpg
Pritam at the 5th Global Indian Music Academy Awards 2015.
Background information
Born (1971-06-14) June 14, 1971 (age 43)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Genres Pop, rock, hip hop, classical, Sufi, romantic, dance, R&B, fusion, techno, electro, electronic, Jazz, original score and Indian film music
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer, music director, record producer, sound engineer, instrumentalist, programmer
Instruments Guitar, keyboard, electric guitar, synthesizer , Electronic music
Years active 2001– present
Labels Tips Industries Limited, Sony Music, Eros International, T-series
Associated acts Chandrabindoo, Metro

Pritam Chakraborty,popularly known as Pritam (born 14 June 1971) is an Indian composer, singer and live performer & sound engineer. His father's name is Prabodh Chakraborty & his mother's name is Anuradha Chakraborty. Pritam is from a musical family. His father is a famous music teacher who runs a music school for children.

Pritam has provided music for some of the all-time biggest blockbusters of Bollywood in his career. He has composed music for more than 100 films in his career and has recently worked with Academy Award winning director Danis Tanovic's White Lies which has Emraan Hashmi as the main lead. His Film Barfi was India's official submission contending for Best Foreign Film category in Oscars 2013.

Early life[edit]

Pritam was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He completed his study from St. James’s School in Kolkata, than he joined to Geology from Presidency College.

Career[edit]

In College life, Pritam joined music school, later he joined a Bangla band, Chandrabindoo. Before that he formed another band with his Presidency batchmates, called "Jotugriher Pakhi". They even have a cassette released to their credit at that time.

In January 1993, Pritam pursued Sound engineering from FTII Pune and moved to Mumbai later to Bollywood. During his stay in Mumbai, he began composing ad jingles and became friendly with a number of other young strugglers like Shantanu Moitra, Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Gadhvi and Jeet Ganguly. During this time, Pritam composed famous jingles for brands like Santro, Emami, Head and shoulders and also composed title tracks for tele serials like Astitva, Kavyanjali, Yeh Meri Life Hain, Remix, Kashmir, Mili, Dil Kya Kare,Krishna Arjun,Dekho Magar Pyaar Se,Kyun Hota Hai Pyaarand many more.

Pritam got his first break when Sanjay Gadhvi was signed on to direct ″Tere Liye″ and he, in turn, signed on his friends Jeet and Pritam as music composers. Though the music was well received, the film sank at the box office. However, in 2002, Jeet and Pritam were signed for Yash Raj Films, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai also directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. After some time, Jeet and Pritam went separate ways and started composing solo.

Solo career[edit]

Pritam's career as a solo composer began with Fun2shh...Dudes in the 10th Century, Agnipankh, Ankahee etc. In 2004, Pritam composed the music for Sanjay Gadhvi's film, Dhoom, which was a runaway success with Dhoom Machale topping the chart. Dhoom Machale also top charted the UK Top Chart in 2004 which was a huge success for India.

The success of Dhoom continued with a string of hit songs like- Halka Halka from Chocolate, Garam Masala, Gangster, Woh Lamhe and Dhoom 2 which also top charted UK Top Chart in 2006. Life in a... Metro directed by Anurag Basu, portrayed Pritam in a different manner where he featured in the film as part of the Metro band in 2007.

Pritam composed songs for Singh Is King, Kismat Konnection, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Awarapan, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal,Jab We Met, Race, Naqaab, Jannat, Billu, Love Aaj Kal, Golmaal Returns, Tum Mile, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, De Dana Dan, Khatta Meetha, Badmaash Company, Raajneeti, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Crook, Action Replayy, Golmaal 3, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Dum Maaro Dum, Ready, Mausam, Desi Boyz, Players, Agent Vinod, Jannat 2, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Murder 3, Cocktail, Barfi!, Race 2, Dhoom 3, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, R... Rajkumar, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, Holiday, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and more.

Television[edit]

Pritam has mentored and judged for Zee TV's, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. Pritam also judged for Chhote Ustaad. He has also featured in the NDTV Greenathon. Pritam has featured in the programme X factor, as a guest judge and has also appeared for Zee Bangla Saregamapa 2012-2013 as the guest judge for the Grand Finale.

He has composed the title track of various television serials like Ye Meri Life Hai, Kyun Hota Hai Pyar, Kavyanjali, Ayushman, Dekho Magar Pyaar Se.He also composed the track for Hrithik Roshan's TV debut, Just Dance which is sung by pritam's all-time favourite singer KK.

Plagiarism Allegations[edit]

Pritam's hit songs "Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai" from the film "Woh Lamhe" was plagiarized from Peterpan's "Tak Bisakah". Several other songs, including "Zara Zara" and "Pehli Nazar" from Race, "Pungi" from "Agent Vinod" as well as the entire album of "Barfi", have been allegedly plagiarized. [1]

Live shows[edit]

Pritam has performed live all over India and abroad, in cities like London, Dubai, Singapore, Lagos and Muscat. His recent show was Zee Bollywood Rockstar- Biggest Musical Extravaganza of the year in UK where he performed at Wembley Stadium on 13 April 2014 with his team of singers, musicians & sound engineers. He was one of the performer in opening ceremony of IPL 2015.

Awards[edit]

Winner

Nominations

  • 2005 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Dhoom (2004)
  • 2007 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Dhoom:2 (2006)
  • 2008 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Life in a Metro (2007)
  • 2008 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Jab We Met (2007)
  • 2009 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Race (2008)
  • 2010 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  • 2010 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
  • 2011 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
  • 2013 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Cocktail (2012)
  • 2014 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
  • Zee Cine Awards

Winner

Winner

Winner

  • 2013 - IIFA Award for Best Music Director - Barfi!
  • 2013 - IIFA Award for Best Background Score - Barfi!
  • 2013 - IIFA Award for Best Music Director - Cocktail (2012)
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • 2012 Barfi- Won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music
  • Other
  • Won RMIM Puruskaar Album of the Year[1]
  • Won RMIM Puruskaar for Song of the Year for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
  • Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Solo) for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
  • Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Duet) for Aashiyaan
  • Got Satish Kalra Sammaan in RMIM Puruskaar
  • Nominated Album of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
  • Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
  • Nominated Technical Background score of the year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
  • Nominated for Song of the Year for 'Tum Hi Ho Bandhu' at Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
  • Nominated Album of the Year at Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
  • Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
  • Nominated for Best Music Director award in Times of India Awards for Barfi
  • Nominated Times of India Award for Best Music Director for Cocktail
  • Won People's Choice Awards India for Favorite Movie Album of the Year (Cocktail)
  • Won U.K. Bollywood Cosmpolitan Award for Best Music Album ( Cocktail )
  • Won the Best Music Director's award
  • Nominated for Best Music award in 8th Apsara Awards
  • Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Desi
  • Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Desi
  • Apsara Producers Guild Award 2010 Won Best Music Director award for Love Aaj Kal
  • Radio Mirchi 2009 Won Composer of the Year Award for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
  • Big Star Award 2011 Won Best Music Director award for song Pee Loon from Once Upon A Time in Mumbai
  • Global Indian Film and Television Honours award 2011 Won Special Music Director award for Once Upon A Time in Mumbai
  • Mirchi Music Listeners Choice 2011 Won Album of The Year award for Once Upon A Time in Mumbai

Discography[edit]

Year Film Other Notes
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
2016 Dishoom
2016 Raabta(film)
2015 Awarapan 2
2015 Dilwale
2015 Jagga Jasoos
2015 Phantom
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2014 White Lies Pre-production
2014 Holiday
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
2014 Yaariyan[2]

Nominated Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated BIG Star Most Entertaining Music
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Star Guild Award for Best Music

2013 Dhoom 3: Back in Action
2013 R... Rajkumar
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero
2013 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara Pritam's 100th film as a Music Director
2013 Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani Won Screen Award for Best Music Director

Won Star Guild Award for Best Music
Won GIMA Award for Best Music
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated GiMA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated Mirchi Music Award for Composer of the Year
Nominated Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score

2013 I Love New Year
2013 Murder 3
2013 Race 2
2012 Rush
2012 Barfi! India's official entry for Best Foreign Film & original music category, to Oscars 2013

Won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music
Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Won Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Screen Award for Best Background Music
Won Screen Award for Most Popular Music
Won GIMA Award for Most Outstanding Music of the Year 2012
Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Won RMIM Puruskaar Album of the Year[3]
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Song of the Year for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Solo) for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Duet) for Aashiyaan
Got Satish Kalra Sammaan in RMIM Puruskaar
Nominated Album of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Technical Background score of the year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated for Best Music Director award in Times of India Awards

2012 Cocktail Won People's Choice Awards India for Favorite Movie Album of the Year

Won U.K. Bollywood Cosmpolitan Award for Best Music Album
Won the Best Music Director's award in 8th Apsara producers guild Award
Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Desi
Won Screen Awards for Most Popular Music
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated for Song of the Year for 'Tum Hi Ho Bandhu' at Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Album of the Year at Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Times of India Award for Best Music Director
Nominated for Best Music award in 8th Apsara Awards

2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari
2012 Jannat 2
2012 Agent Vinod
2012 Players
2011 Desi Boyz T Series Play list on YouTube
2011 Tell Me O Khuda
2011 Mausam
2011 Bodyguard One Song

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director Won BIG Star Most Entertaining Music

2011 Always Kabhi Kabhi
2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa
2011 Ready Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director

Nominated BIG Star Most Entertaining Music

2011 Dum Maaro Dum Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director
2011 Thank You
2011 United Six
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
2010 No Problem
2010 Golmaal 3 Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
2010 Action Replayy
2010 Aakrosh
2010 Crook: It's Good To Be Bad Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director[4]
2010 Mallika One Song
2010 Hello Darling
2010 Aashayein Two Songs
2010 Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year[5]

Won Big Star Entertainment award for song Pee Loon
Won Star Screen Award for Most Popular Music[6]
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year
Won Big Star Entertainment award for song "Pee Loon"
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Most Popular Music in Star Screen Award
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director[4]
Nominated IIFA Award for Best Music Director

2010 Khatta Meetha
2010 Raajneeti One Song( Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si )
2010 Badmaash Company
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? One Song
2010
2009 Love Khichdi
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins
2009 De Dana Dan
2009 New York
2009 Tum Mile Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
2009 Life Partner
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa!
2009 Love Aaj Kal Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Won IIFA Best Music Director Award
Won Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year
Won Music Director of the Year in RMIM Puruskaar[7]

2009 Ek: The Power of One
2009 Billu
2008 Golmaal Returns
2008 Aa Dekhen Zara Two Songs
2008 Kidnap
2008 Singh Is King Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music

2008 Haal–e–dil
2008 Kismat Konnection
2008 Jannat Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
2008 Race Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award

2008 Mukhbiir One Song
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves
2007 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
2007 Jab We Met Won Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Track of the Year
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award
2007 Naqaab
2007 Bhram
2007 Raqeeb
2007 Awarapan
2007 Dhol
2007 Life in A... Metro Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music

2007 Kya Love Story Hai
2007 Hattrick
2007 Just Married
2006 Bhagam Bhag
2006 Dhoom 2 Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award

2006 Bas Ek Pal
2006 Woh Lamhe
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money
2006 Naksha
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2006 Ankahee
2006 Gangster Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music[8]

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director

2006 Fight Club – Members Only Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music
2005 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
2005 Garam Masala
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets
2004 Agnipankh
2004 Dhoom Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

2003 Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century
2003 Stumped
2003 Mudda - The Issue With Jeet Ganguly
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai With Jeet Ganguly
2001 Tere Liye With Jeet Ganguly

Filmography as an actor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Srivastava, Priyanka. "Hit Pritam song in Khan's new spy flick raises plagiarism questions Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2114466/Hit-Pritam-song-Khans-new-spy-flick-raises-plagiarism-questions.html#ixzz3TZwwEsCt". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "No big stars in my movie: Divya Kumar". Hindustan Times. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ "RMIM Puraskaar 2012". Awards.giitaayan.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Nominations for 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  5. ^ IANS. "I don't care about jury: Pritam". Sify Movies. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Winners of 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "RMIM Puraskaar 2009". Awards.giitaayan.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Pritam Chakraborty Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

External links[edit]