Palash Sen

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Dr Palash Sen
Birth name Palash Sen
Origin Varanasi, New Delhi, India
Genres Pop, rock music, Indipop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, doctor, model, actor, musician, record producer
Instruments Vocals-Guitar, Stethoscope
Years active 1988–present
Labels Universal Music Group
Associated acts Euphoria
Website www.dhoom.com

Palash Sen is an Indian singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor best known as the founder and frontman of India's pop band Euphoria.

Early life and education[edit]

Born to doctors, Palash is of Bengali heritage from his father's side and Dogra heritage from his mother's. He was born in Lucknow, brought up in Delhi, and used to stay in Connaught Place's Railway Colony and Srinagar.

He did his schooling from St. Columba's School, Delhi. Palash was active in theatre and singing right from his school days and that's where he realised his singing capabilities. Thereafter he studied medicine at the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, and received an M.B.B.S. degree.

Career[edit]

While in college, Palash founded his band Euphoria. He had started composing songs from in college days and was writing them in English. His first composition is believed to be 'Heaven on the Seventh Floor' which was an ode to his college hostel room, on the seventh floor. After finishing college, Palash met DJ Bhaduri, and their friendship took off instantly. The duo has been working together ever since, and Palash regards DJ as the backbone of Euphoria. Euphoria's first release, 'Dhoom Pichuck Dhoom,' was a major commercial hit and received rave reviews from the critics worldwide. A very famous single song is 'Maerii' which is sung in hindi folk language. Euphoria went on to become the biggest Indian band, with five successful studio albums, one compilation and 17 music videos.

Palash's Bollywood debut came with Filhaal... (2001) directed by Meghna Gulzar, daughter of celebrated Indian poet and filmmaker Gulzar which also starred Tabu and Sushmita Sen. Thereafter he appeared in "And It Rained" segment of anthology film, Mumbai Cutting which is yet to hit the screens. Palash has also composed an eight-and-a-half-minute song for the film, and Euphoria performed on it.

Palash has done multiple television appearances, most notably FameX (2006), Channel V Popstars, MTV Rock On (with Euphoria, 2008), MTV Unplugged (with Euphoria, 2011), NDTV Greenathon (with Euphoria, 2012).

Solo projects, playback and collaborations[edit]

Over the years, Palash has collaborated with musicians and composers on songs, most notably

  • Zindagi, Friday the 13th featuring Palash Sen
  • Mauka, Indraneel Hariharan featuring Palash Sen
  • Candywalk, Orange Street featuring Palash Sen
  • Salma, Dhoondhte Reh Jaaoge (composers: Sajid Wajid)
  • Kadavule Kadavule (Tamil) (2010 composer: Eeman)
  • Main Kaun Hoon, Lamha (2010 composer: Mithoon Sharma)
  • Music band Na Karo, Hum Tum aur Shabana (2011 composers: Sachin | Jigar)

Controversies[edit]

His remarks at a concert in Mood Indigo 2013, IIT Bombay was deemed to be sexist by the organizers and public. In 2012, Palash accused the music composer Ram Sampath for plagiarising the main chorus of the title track of popular television series Satyamev Jayate produced and hosted by Aamir Khan from a Euphoria song by the same name, release on the 2000 album "Phir Dhoom". He had reportedly sent a legal notice to the composer.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Shalini Sen, a lecturer at Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi, and the couple has two kids, Kinshuk and Kyna. He runs a clinic in his house in Delhi, along with a studio, also known as "The Clinic".

Albums[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Playback singing[edit]

Year Song Film Film industry Co-singer
2002 Dil Ke Sannate Filhaal... Bollywood None
2009 Salma O Salma Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Bollywood None
2010 Main Kaun Hoon Lamhaa Bollywood None
2010 Kaduvule Kacheri Arambam Kollywood None
2010 Jiya Jaye Na Mumbai Cutting Bollywood None
2012 Tomar Ghore Bapi Bari Jaa Cinema of West Bengal None
2014 Phacebook Pyaar Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi Bollywood None
2015 Sondhe Namar Agey (title track) Sondhe namar agey Cinema of West Bengal None
2015 Ay Ujaane Ay Babar Nam Gandhiji Cinema of West Bengal None
2015 Hey Ya Aisa Yeh Jahaan Bollywood Sunnet Bora
2015 Saitela Shehar Aisa Yeh Jahaan Bollywood Kamakshi Khanna, Abid Khan Langa

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