George Joseph (composer)
George Joseph in 2018
|Birth name||George Joseph Olakkengil|
|Born||29 May 1978|
Thrissur, Kerala, India
|Genres||Film score, world music, electronic|
George Joseph Olakkengil (born 29 May 1978), known professionally as George Joseph, is an Indian composer, programmer and music producer who primarily works in Hindi films. He started his career with associated acts with film composer Ram Sampath, who also lived in the same Chembur neighborhood, as music programmer and producer. Joseph has collaborated with several music directors including the likes of composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, Shantanu Moitra, Raju Singh, Clinton Cerejo, Lesle Lewis (composer) and Ranjit Barot. He made his debut as a score composer in 2012 and went on to program/ produce background score for several Bollywood Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English-language films. Joseph worked on the trailer and produced the musical theme for the American mystery thriller Broken Horses in 2015.
Early life and education
Born to Joseph Olakkengil an educator and Thressiama John a banker; George Joseph spent his childhood in Pavaratty, near Guruvayoor, in the Thrissur district of Kerala. His early interest in music started from playing guitar and violin. On a later stage Joseph started experimenting with key board which was instrumental in pursuing music career. After completing schooling in Thrissur; in 1995–96 Joseph joined School of Engineering, CUSAT at CUSAT campus in Kochi for Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical engineering, which he completed in the year 2000. In the same year he joined SAE Institute Chennai to pursue his interest in music.
Joseph is married to Leena Skaria and has a daughter, who was born in 2014.They live in Chembur.
In 2003; after completing sound engineering course from the SAE Institute at Chennai, Joseph relocated to Chembur, Mumbai to pursue a career in film music. Initially Joseph worked as sound engineer to composers and started freelancing works with Ram Sampath, Shantanu Moitra and Raju Singh.
As a music programmer / producer (for other composers)
As a background score composer
|2018||102 Not Out||Hindi|
As a music composer / programmer / producer
|Year||TV show||Language||Music composer||Other notes|
|2012||Satyamev Jayate (Season 1)||Hindi||Ram Sampath||Co-composed the background scores for 13 episodes|
|2017||Ragini MMS: Returns||Hindi||George-Ripul Sharma|
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- "Music Mirchi Awards".
- "Madras Cafe (2013)" – via www.imdb.com.
- "Buno Haansh". 15 August 2014 – via www.imdb.com.
- "61st National Film Awards for 2013 Announced". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Pink (2016)" – via www.imdb.com.
- "October (2018)" – via www.imdb.com.
- "102 Not Out". 4 May 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
- "Cyber Squad (TV Series 2017– )" – via www.imdb.com.