George Joseph (composer)

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George Joseph
George Joseph Composer
George Joseph in 2018
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Joseph Olakkengil
Born (1978-05-29) 29 May 1978 (age 40)
Thrissur, Kerala, India
GenresFilm score, world music, electronic
Occupation(s)
Years active2003–present
Associated acts
Websitegeorgejosephcomposer.com

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.[1] 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,[2] 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[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Joseph is married to Leena Skaria and has a daughter, who was born in 2014.They live in Chembur.

Career[edit]

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.

Film discography[edit]

As a music programmer / producer (for other composers)[edit]

Year Film Language Composer Other notes
2004 Khakee Hindi Ram Sampath
2005 Pak Pak Pakaak Hindi Aashish Rego, K.C.Loy
2006 Family Hindi Ram Sampath
2007 Dil Dosti Etc Hindi Siddarth
2008 Jannat Hindi Pritam
2008 Welcome to Sajjanpur Hindi Shantanu Moitra
2009 Well Done Abba Hindi Shantanu Moitra
2011 No One Killed Jessica Hindi Amit Trivedi
2013 Ente Malayalam Shantanu Moitra
2013 Inkaar Hindi Shantanu Moitra
2013 Murder 3 Hindi Pritam
2013 Jolly LLB Hindi Sanjoy Chowdhury
2013 Aashiqui 2 Hindi Raju Singh
2013 Madras Cafe[3] Hindi Shantanu Moitra
2013 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Hindi Raju Singh
2014 Hasee Toh Phasee Hindi Amar Mangrulkar
2014 Ek Villain Hindi Raju Singh
2014 Buno Haansh[4] Bengali Shantanu Moitra Nominated for 2014 Mirchi Music Awards[2]
2014 Bang Bang! Hindi Vishal–Shekhar, Salim–Sulaiman
2014 Naa Bangaaru Talli Telugu Shantanu Moitra Shantanu Moitra won National Film Award for Best Music Direction (Best Background Score)[5]
2014 PK Hindi Shantanu Moitra
2015 Tevar Hindi Clinton Cerejo
2015 Broken Horses English John Debney, Shantanu Moitra
2016 Pink[6] Hindi Shantanu Moitra
2016 Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh Hindi Clinton Cerejo
2017 Kaabil Hindi Rajesh Roshan, Salim–Sulaiman
2018 October[7] Hindi Shantanu Moitra Love theme programmed and produced by George Joseph, Piano – George Joseph
2018 Race 3 Hindi Salim–Sulaiman

As a background score composer[edit]

Year Film Language
2018 102 Not Out[8] Hindi

Television discography[edit]

As a music composer / programmer / producer[edit]

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 CyberSquad[9] Hindi George-Ripul Sharma
2017 Ragini MMS: Returns Hindi George-Ripul Sharma

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMDB George Joseph".
  2. ^ a b "Music Mirchi Awards".
  3. ^ "Madras Cafe (2013)" – via www.imdb.com.
  4. ^ "Buno Haansh". 15 August 2014 – via www.imdb.com.
  5. ^ "61st National Film Awards for 2013 Announced". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Pink (2016)" – via www.imdb.com.
  7. ^ "October (2018)" – via www.imdb.com.
  8. ^ "102 Not Out". 4 May 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  9. ^ "Cyber Squad (TV Series 2017– )" – via www.imdb.com.

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