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|Ajay Ashok Gogavale (R) &
Atul Ashok Gogavale (L)
|Also known as||Ajay Atul|
|Born||Atul-11 September 1974
Ajay-21 August 1976
Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Genres||Indian film music|
|Occupation(s)||Music director, Composer, Music arranger, Programmer, Conductor, Song writer, Playback singers|
Ajay-Atul (मराठी: अजय-अतुल) is the music alias of Indian music director-composer duo of brothers Ajay and Atul Gogavale. 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. The pair made their debut on the 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List securing a position of 82. 
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.[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. 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. 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. 
Man Udhān Vāryāche (मन उधाण वाऱ्याचे), Malhāravārī (मल्हारवारी), Kombdī Paḷalī (कोंबडी पळाली ) are some of their notable compositions. 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.
|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|
|2006||Sang Sang ho tum||Hindi|
|2007||Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav||Hindi||Background Score|
|2007||Saade Maade Teen||Marathi||1 out of 3 tracks|
|2008||Tujya Majya Sanasarala Aani Kaay Have||Marathi||Soundtrack|
|2008||Uladhaal||Marathi||Soundtrack and Background Score|
|2009||Ek Daav Dhobi Pachhad||Marathi||1 out of 2 tracks|
|2009||Oxygen: Jiv Gudmartoy||Marathi||Soundtrack|
|2010||Natarang||Marathi||Soundtrack and Background Score|
|2011||Atta Ga Baya||Marathi||2 out of 3 tracks|
|2011||My Friend Pinto||Hindi||4 out of 6 tracks|
|2012||Agneepath||Hindi||Soundtrack and Background Score|
|2013||Dhating Dhingana||Marathi||Soundtrack & Background Score|
|2014||PK||Hindi||Soundtrack (Only 1 Song)|
|2015||Brothers (2015 film)||Hindi||Soundtrack and Background Score|
|2016||Sairat||Marathi||5 out of 5 tracks|
|2016||Shuddhi(Coming Soon)||Hindi||Soundtrack and Background Score|
|1999||College College||Hindi (audio movie)||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|
|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|
|8.||Cricket Club||Zee Marathi|
|10.||Kya Baat Hai||ETV 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|
|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|
|Year||Award||Award Category||Award Details|
|2003||Alpha Gaurav (Later Zee Gaurav)||Best Music Direction||Play: Sahi Re Sahi|
|2004–05||Maharashtra Kala Niketan Award||Best Music Direction||Film: Savarkhed: Ek Gaon|
|2004–05||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Savarkhed: Ek Gaon|
|2004–05||Maharashtra Rajya Natya Vyavsayik Spardha||Best Music Direction||Play: Lochya Zala Re|
|2004–05||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Aga Bai Arrecha|
|2007||Maharashtra Rajya Natya Vyavsayik Spardha||Best Music Direction||Play: Kala Ya Laglya Jiva|
|2008||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Zabardast|
|2008||Zee Gaurav||Best Music Direction||Filmट: Bandh Premache|
|2008||Akhil Bhartiy Marathi Chitrpat Mahamandal Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have|
|2008||Akhil Bhartiy Marathi Chitrpat Mahamandal Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have|
|2008||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Tujhya Majhya Sansarala Aani Kaay Have|
|2009||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Serial: Raja Shivchatrpati|
|2009||V Shantaram Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Uladhaal|
|2009||V Shantaram Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Uladhaal, Song- Morya Morya|
|2009||Maharashtracha Favourite Kon?||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Uladhaal, Song- Morya Morya|
|2009||Late Music Director Shrikant Thackeray Awards||Best Music Direction||–|
|2009||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Jogwa|
|2009||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Jogwa|
|2010||National Film Awards||Best Music Direction||Film: Jogwa|
|2010||Zee Gaurav||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||Zee Gaurav||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2010||Sanskruti Kala Darpan||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||Maharashtra Times Sanman||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|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"||Best Music Direction|
|2010||Bal Gandharva Awards||Best Music Direction|
|2010||BIG FM BIG Music Director Award||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2010||BIG FM BIG Playback Singer Award||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2010||BIG FM BIG Song of the Year Award||Best Song of the Year||Film: Natarang, Song: Apsara Aali|
|2010||Pu. La. Tarunai Sanman||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||Best Music Direction||Film: Natarang|
|2011||Marathi International Film and Theater Awards||Best Playback Singer- Ajay Gogavale||Film: Natarang, Song: Khel Mandla|
|2011||Ram Kadam Kalagaurav Award||Music Direction||–|
|2011||Zee Marathi Awards||Best Judges||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Marathi) Season – X|
|2012||Zee Gaurav Awards||Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe||–|
|2013||Zee Cine Awards||Best Background Score||Film: Agneepath|
|2013||Rajarshee Shahu Gaurav Puraskar||–||–|
|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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