Anup Ghoshal

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Anup Ghoshal
Birth name Anup Ghoshal
Born Kolkata
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1968–present

Anup Ghoshal is a singer in Hindi films and other vernacular Indian films, especially Bengali language films. He is known in his native Bengal primarily as one of the foremost Nazrulgeeti exponents, and was one of the foremost artistes of the 'golden age' of Nazrulgeeti (c. 1930s–1970s). He recently won the West Bengal Assembly elections of 2011 on a Trinamool Congress ticket from the Uttarpara (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in Hooghly district, defeating his nearest rival by a large margin of 40,000 votes.


Ghoshal was born to Amulya Chandra (father) and Labanya Ghoshal (mother). His musical training began at an early age from his mother. He graduated from Asutosh College of the prestigious University of Calcutta in Kolkata, and subsequently obtained a doctoral degree from Rabindra Bharati University.

Accolades and awards[edit]

Ghoshal has been offered Honorary Citizen of Chicago in 1994 by Mayor Richard M. Daley,[1] as well as other awards:


Well-known songs
  • Tujse Naraz Nehi Zindegi from Masoom
  • Husn Bhi Aap Hain, Ishq Bhi Aap Hain
  • Tum saath ho zindagi bhar ke liye from Sheeshay ka ghar


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