Jassie Gift

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Jassie Gift
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Jassie Gift leaving Nedumbassery Airport
Background information
Origin Thiruvananthapuram, India
Occupation(s) Music composer, playback singer
Years active 2003 –present

Jassie Gift is an Indian film music composer and playback singer from Thiruvananthapuram, India.[1] He composes songs for Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films. He became famous after his song "Lajjavathiye" in the film 4 the people became a hit.[2] Jassie won the Best Music Director award at The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011.[3]

Biography[edit]

Jassie Gift was born into a Christian family in Trivandrum. He was interested in music from childhood and was highly influenced by western music. He had lessons in western piano from a young age and started singing and playing the keyboard for a few local bands. He is a singer and keyboard player of the band Moby Dick. He admired Ilayaraja and he is a great fan of Freddie Mercury. He entered the film music industry under the guidance of director Jayaraj. Before entering films he composed songs for a couple of music albums in Malayalam. The main hit album is Soona Soona. Before entering into movies he composed jingles. He pioneered the use of reggae fusion music in the Malayalam music industry with the backing roots of Indian ragas. His medley of western and Indian music came to be very popular among listeners which created a new genre of Malayalam film dance music. His remarkably different singing voice contributed to a unique vocal style. Jassie's first composition was for the movie Saphalam. He became popular in Kerala with his song "Lajjavathiye" in the movie 4 the people.[2] His music contributed heavily to the success of 4 the People, which became 2004's biggest blockbuster in Malayalam.[2] All the songs Jassie composed for the movie, especially "Lajjavathiye", became hits in Kerala and set a new trend in Malayalam music. It was later remade in Tamil, and also as Malliswarive in Telugu[4] The song was successful in all languages.[5]

He also composed a music album, Rain, Rain Come again, that is a mixture of Indian and western music.[5] He gives the mixture of melody and western beats in the Hudugaata (Kannada) film and three songs, "Eno Onthara", "Mandakiniye" and "Ommomme Heegu". He has worked with many South Indian musicians such as Harris Jayaraj, Devisri Prasad, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and M M Keeravani.

Jassie Gift has a Master's degree in Philosophy from the University College of Kerala, Trivandrum and is currently doing his PhD in Philosophy.

Personal life[edit]

On 12 September 2012, Jassie married Athulya Jayakumar, who is an information technology researcher at Kannur University.

Filmography[edit]

As a composer[edit]

Year Film Title Language Notes
2003 Saphalam Malayalam
2004 4 the people Malayalam Won Vanitha Film Award for Popular Song[Best Music Director]

Won Asianet Film Award for popular Singer

2004 Ennittum Malayalam
2004 Rain Rain Come Again Malayalam
2005 December Malayalam
2006 Aswaroodan Malayalam
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Malayalam
2007 Hudugaata Kannada
2007 Thee Nagar Tamil
2007 Saval Telugu
2008 Vilayattu Tamil
2008 Shambhu Malayalam
2009 Pattalam Tamil
2009 Hatrick Hodi Maga Kannada
2009 Parichaya Kannada
2010 Pokkiri Raja Malayalam
2010 3 Char Sau Bees Malayalam
2011 Sanju Weds Geetha Kannada Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Suvarna Film Award for Best Music Director
Won The Bangalore Times Best Music Director Award
2011 China Town Malayalam
2011 Shyloo Kannada Ishaan Dev Best male singer& up coming singer (Mirchi Music Awards 2011 south )
2011 Angane Thudangi Malayalam
2011 Seniors Malayalam
2012 Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Kannada
2012 Nidra Malayalam
2012 Kiladi Kitty Kannada
2012 Naughty Professor Malayalam
2012 Achante Aanmakkal Malayalam
2012 Galaate Kannada
2012 Thiruvasagam Tamil
2012 Myna Kannada Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Won Mirchi Music Award South-Composer of the year

Won ETV Sangeet Samman Award for Best Music Director

2013 D Company Malayalam Guest Composer
2013 Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga Kannada
2014 Aryan Kannada
2014 Masala Republic Malayalam
2014 Hara Kannada
2014 Sivajinagara Kannada
2015 Rebel Kannada
2015 Male Kannada
2015 Love You Alia Kannada
2015 Style (2015 film) Malayalam
2016 Appuram bengal Eppuram thiruvithamkoor Malayalam
2016 Tyson Kannada
2016 Kala Bhairava Kannada
2016 Crazy Boy Kannada

2016

Dum Malayalam
2016 Zoom Malayalam Guest Composer
2017 Hai Kannada

As a Singer[edit]

Kannada songs[edit]

Malayalam songs[edit]

Tamil songs

Telugu songs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A real gift". The Hindu. 9 February 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gift of music". The Hindu. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011". 21 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jassie in Tollywood!". Sify. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Jassie Gift reveals secrets". The Indian Express. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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