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Mithoon at the 4th Gionnee Star Global Indian Music Academy Awards
|Birth name||Mithun Sharma|
|Also known as||Mithoon|
11 January 1985|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation(s)||composer, music director, singer, lyricist|
Mithoon is well known for his composition of the famous Hindi song "Tum Hi Ho" from the 2013 Bollywood romantic film Aashiqui 2. The song was highly acclaimed by critics as well as audiences, and remained on the top of various Indian music charts for several weeks. Mithoon received the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, and in 2014 received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist in the 59th Filmfare Awards. He wrote and composed one of the most streamed Hindi songs on YouTube, "Sanam Re." The song was honoured with the award of "Most Streamed Song of 2016" at the Global Indian Music Academy Awards.
Mithoon was born into a family of musicians. His grandfather, Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma, imparted music knowledge to thousands of aspirants, many of whom are amongst today’s top musicians. His father, Naresh Sharma, was a leading expert of musical arrangements, having worked with almost all of the top composers in more than two hundred movies. Mithoon's father and his uncle Pyarelal-ji (Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma) formed one-half of the legendary composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Mithoon started learning music at the age of eleven. Since his father remained busy, he was sent him to knowledgeable people to train himself. His father observed him closely and would often notice what he was practicing. His father often listened to the tunes that he created as well.
Mithoon began his career with two recreations: "Woh Lamhe" in Zeher and "Aadat" in Kalyug. In 2006, Mithoon's friend recommended his name to Onir, (director of Bas Ek Pal), who wanted an electro-based title track. This led to his first original song as a composer, "Bas Ek Pal" with singer KK, and was followed by "Tere Bin" (by Pakistani singer Atif Aslam) in 2006. Both songs were included in the film Bas Ek Pal. .
Mithoon followed up with another melodious score for Anwar, released in 2007. Later movies like The Train, Lamhaa and 3G followed, and although the movies did not fare well, the music was very well received.
He also worked as a guest composer for songs on several nonmovie albums, such as "Kuch Is Tarah" from Atif Aslam's album Doorie, and Abhijeet Sawant's and "Ek Shaqs" from the Abhijeet Sawant album Junoon. He released his own album, Tu Hi Mere Rab Ki Tarah Hai in 2009 with T-Series. For this album, Mithoon traveled to the United Kingdom to rope in musicians. There, he worked with musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mithoon also scored music for a Malaysian movie called Diva, where he collaborated with Malaysian R&B singer, Ning Baizura.
A moment of glory came for Mithoon when he composed the song "Tum Hi Ho" for Aashiqui 2. The song went on to become a major hit, and paved the way for his fortune. He has also been a solo or guest composer on many additional movies including Murder 2, Jism 2,Yaariyan, Ek Villain, Hate Story 2, Creature 3D, Samrat & Co, Alone, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Bhaag Johnny, All Is Well, Loveshhuda, Sanam Re, Ki & Ka, Shivaay, Wajah Tum Ho, Half Girlfriend, Shab, Aksar 2, Hate Story 4, Baaghi 2, Mercury.
|2006||Bas Ek Pal||"Bas Ek Pal", "Tere Bin"|
|2007||Anwar||"Maula Mere Maula", "Javeda Zindagi"|
|The Train||All songs||Solo Composer|
|Aggar||All Songs||Solo Composer|
|2010||Lamhaa||All songs||Solo Composer|
|2011||Murder 2||"Aye Khuda", "Phir Mohabbat", "Aye Khuda (Remix)"||Guest Composer|
|2012||Jism 2||"Yeh Kasoor||Guest Composer|
|2013||3G||All songs||Solo Composer|
|Aashiqui 2 with other composer's||"Tum Hi Ho", "Meri Aashiqui", "Aashiqui - The Love Theme", "Aashiqui 2 Mashup"||Winner, Apsara Award for Best Lyrics for "Tum Hi Ho"|
Nominated, Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Winner, IIFA Best Music Director Award with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Ganguly
Winner, IIFA Best Lyricist Award for "Tum Hi Ho"
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Ganguly
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for "Tum Hi Ho"
Nominated, Screen Award for Best Music Director
Winner, BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Song for Tum Hi Ho
Winner, Global Indian Music Award for Best Film Album with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Ganguly
Winner, Global Indian Music Award for Best Film Song for Tum Hi Ho
Winner, Mirchi Music Award for Song of the Year for Tum Hi Ho with Arijit Singh
Winner, Mirchi Music Award for Album of the Year with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Ganguly
Winner, Mirchi Music Award for Music Composer of the Year for Tum Hi Ho
Winner, Mirchi Music Award for Best Album with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Ganguly
Nominated, Screen Weekly Award for Best Music with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Ganguly
Winner, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Ganguly
Winner, Zee Cine Award for Best Lyricist for "Tum Hi Ho"
Winner, Zee Cine Award for Best Song of the Year with Arijit Singh
|Samrat & Co.||"Shukr Tera", "O Humnavaa"||Guest Composer|
|Ek Villain||"Banjaara", "Zaroorat", "Humdard"||Winner: Bollywood Hungama Surfers' Choice Music Award for Best Soundtrack, shared with Ankit Tiwari, Soch|
|Hate Story 2||"Hai Dil Yeh Mera", "Hai Dil Yeh Mera (Remix)"||Guest Composer|
|Creature 3D||"Hum Naa Rahein Hum", "Naam-E-Wafa", "Ik Pal Yahi", "Mehboob Ki", "Hum Naa Rahein Hum (Remix)", "Naam-E-Wafa (Remix)"||Lead Composer|
|Hamari Adhuri Kahani||"Humnava"||Guest Composer|
|All Is Well||"Mere Humsafar"||Guest Composer|
|Bhaag Johnny||"Kinna Sona" & "Meri Zindagi"||Guest Composer|
|2016||Love Shhuda||"Mar Jaayen" & "Mar Jaayen (Reprise)"||Guest Composer|
|Sanam Re||"Tere Liye" and "Sanam Re (Title Track) "||Guest Composer|
|Ki and Ka||"Ji Hazoori"||Guest Composer|
|Traffic||All songs||Solo Computer|
|Shivaay||All songs||Lead Composer|
|Wajah Tum Ho||"Wajah Tum Ho"||Guest Composer|
|2017||Half Girlfriend||"Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga", "Pal Bhar (Chahunga reprise)", "Chahunga (Shraddha Kapoor version)", "Chahunga (Jyotica Tangri version"||Guest Composer|
|Shab||All Songs||Solo Composer|
|Aksar 2||All Songs||Solo Composer|
|2018||Hate Story 4||"Tum Mere Ho"||Guest Composer|
|Baaghi 2||"Lo Safar"||Guest Composer|
|Mercury||"The Mercury Song"||Guest Composer|
|1||Tu Hi Mere Rab Ki Tarah Hai||"Tu Hi Mere Rab Ki Tarah Hai", "Kuch Dard Mujhe Tu", "Aashiqui Aashiqui", "Tu Hai", "Ab Toh Har", "Mujhe Ishq De"||2009|
|3||Doorie||"Kuch Is Tarah"||2006|
In 2013, Mithoon got Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for Aashiqui 2 along with Ankit Tiwari & Jeet Gannguli. In 2014, he got two nomination of Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for Yaariyan along with Pritam, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Anupam Amod and Ek Villain along with Ankit Tiwari & Soch. In 2017, he received a nomination of Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for Half Girlfriend along with Tanishk Bagchi, Farhan Saeed, Rishi Rich, Ami Mishra & Rahul Mishra.
|2013||Zee Cine Awards||Best Music/Best lyrics/Song Of The Year||Aashiqui 2||Tum Hi Ho|
|2013||Filmfare Awards||Best Music Director||Aashiqui 2|
|2013||Mirchi Music Awards||Mirchi Listener Album Of The Year||Aashiqui 2|
|2013||IIFA Awards||Best Music Direction/Best Lyrics||Aashiqui 2|
|2013||Mirchi Music Awards||Song Of The Year/Music Composer Of The Year||Aashiqui 2||Tum Hi Ho|
|2013||Star Guild Awards||Best Lyrics||Aashiqui 2||Tum Hi Ho|
|2007||Stardust Awards||Standout Performance By A Music Director||Bas Ek Pal|
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