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|Also known as||Pritam, Pritam Da, Preetam, Sai Pritam|
|Born||14 June 1971
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 was born in 14 June 1971 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, 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.
Education & Career
Pritam completed his study from St. James’s School in Kolkata, than he joined to Geology from Presidency College. 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.
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 went on to score films like 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.
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.
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.
Awards and nominations
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- 2013 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Barfi! (2012 film)
- 2013 - Filmfare Award for Best Background Score - Barfi! (2012 film)
- 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
- 2014 - Zee Cine Award Best Background Music - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
- 2013 - Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director - Cocktail (2012)
- 2005 - Zee Cine Award for Best Track of the Year - Dhoom ( Dhoom Machale )
- 2008 - Zee Cine Award for Best Track of the Year - Jab We Met (Mauja Hi Mauja)
- Star Screen Awards
- 2014 - Star Screen Award for Best Music Director - Barfi!
- 2013 - Star Screen Award for Best Music Director - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
- 2011 - Most Popular Music - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
- International Indian Film Academy Awards
- 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
- Won RMIM Puruskaar Album of the Year
- 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
|2016||Ae Dil Hai Mushkil|
|2015||SRK-Rohit Shetty Next|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects|
Won GIMA Award for Best Music
|2013||Dhoom 3: Back in Action|
|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
|2013||I Love New Year|
|2012||Barfi!||India's official entry for Best Foreign Film & original music category, to Oscars 2013
Won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music
|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
|2012||Ferrari Ki Sawaari|
|2011||Desi Boyz||T Series Play list on YouTube|
|2011||Tell Me O Khuda|
|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||Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji|
|2010||Golmaal 3||Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director|
|2010||Crook: It's Good To Be Bad||Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director|
|2010||Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai||Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year
Won Big Star Entertainment award for song Pee Loon
|2010||Raajneeti||One Song( Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si )|
|2010||Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?||One Song|
|2009||All The Best: Fun Begins|
|2009||De Dana Dan|
|2009||Tum Mile||Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director|
|2009||Dil Bole Hadippa!|
|2009||Love Aaj Kal||Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
|2009||Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
|2009||Ek: The Power of One|
|2008||Aa Dekhen Zara||Two Songs|
|2008||Singh Is King||Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music
|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||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||Life in A... Metro||Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
|2007||Kya Love Story Hai|
|2006||Dhoom 2||Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award
|2006||Bas Ek Pal|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money|
|2006||Pyaar Ke Side Effects|
|2006||Gangster||Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music
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||Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets|
|2004||Dhoom||Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award
|2003||Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century|
|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
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- IANS. "I don't care about jury: Pritam". Sify Movies. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- "Winners of 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
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