Pritam Chakraborty

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Pritam Chakraborty
Pritam Chakraborty at the 5th GiMA Awards.jpg
Pritam at the 5th Global Indian Music Academy Awards 2015.
Background information
Born (1971-06-14) June 14, 1971 (age 44)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Genres Pop, rock, hip hop, classical, Sufi, romantic, dance, R&B, fusion, techno, electro, electronic, Jazz, original score and Indian film music
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer, music director, record producer, sound engineer, instrumentalist, programmer
Instruments Guitar, keyboard, electric guitar, synthesizer , Electronic music
Years active 2001– present
Labels Tips Industries Limited, Sony Music, Eros International, T-Series
Associated acts Chandrabindoo, Metro

Pritam Chakraborty,popularly known as Pritam (born 14 June 1971) is an Indian composer, singer and live performer & sound engineer. His father's name is Prabodh Chakraborty & his mother's name is Anuradha Chakraborty. Pritam is from a musical family; his father, a railway employee, is also a music teacher who runs a music school for children.

Primarily, Pritam works in the Indian film industry. He has provided music for some of the biggest blockbusters of Bollywood in his career and has been part of over 110 films till now.

Early life[edit]

Pritam was born and brought up in Kolkata. He Studied at St. James’s School in Kolkata; after which he went on to pursue Geology from Presidency College. He formed a band and joined a music school while studying there. In January 1993, Pritam pursued Sound engineering from FTII Pune. He then moved to Mumbai and began composing advertising jingles and TV serial titles.

Pritam got his first break when Sanjay Gadhvi was signed on to direct ″Tere Liye″ and he, in turn, signed on his friends Jeet and Pritam as music composers. The music was well received. However, in 2002, Jeet and Pritam were signed for Yash Raj Films MereYaar Ki Shaadi Hai also directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The song ‘Sharara’ became very popular. Despite the success, Jeet and Pritam worked on one other film Mudda – The Issue. ‘After some time, Jeet and Pritam went separate way and started composing solo.

Film Career[edit]

After separating from Jeet Ganguly, Pritam started his career as a solo composer with "Fun2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century", "Agnipankh", "Ankahee" etc. While working in advertising he met Raju Hirani, who introduced him to Sanjay Gandhvi. In 2004, Pritam composed the music for Sanjay Gadhvi's film, "Dhoom", which was a runaway success with Dhoom Machale topping the charts. Dhoom Machale also topped the UK Top 40 Chart in 2004 and renewed Pritam’s career. The success of Dhoom was followed by a string of hit songs like- Halka Halka from Chocolate. Other albums like Garam Masala, Gangster, Woh Lamhe and Dhoom 2 also topped the UK Top 40 Chart in 2006. After continued success, Pritam also gave music for Anurag Basu’s film Metro in which he formed a band, which appeared in the film too. Pritam went on to score music for several films after that like 'Singh Is King, Kismat Konnection, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Awarapan, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal,Jab We Met, Race, Naqaab, Jannat, Billu, Love Aaj Kal, Golmaal Returns, Tum Mile, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, De Dana Dan, Khatta Meetha, Badmaash Company, Raajneeti, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Crook, Action Replayy, Golmaal 3, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Dum Maaro Dum, Ready, Mausam, Desi Boyz, Players, Agent Vinod, Jannat 2, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Murder 3, Cocktail, Barfi!, Race 2, Dhoom 3, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, R... Rajkumar, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, Holiday, Shaadi Ke Side Effects Phantom and more.

Television[edit]

He has composed music for many television serials like Astitva, Kavyanjali, Yeh Meri Life Hain, Remix, Kashmir, Mili, Dil Kya Kare,Krishna Arjun,Dekho Magar Pyaar Se, Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar. He has also mentored and judged for Zee TV's, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. Pritam also judged for Chhote Ustaad. He has also featured in the NDTV Greenathon. Pritam has featured in the program X factor, as a guest judge and has also appeared for Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012-2013 as the guest judge for the Grand Finale. He was also a judge for the MTV show Idea rocks. He has composed the track for for Hrithik Roshan's TV debut, Just Dance which is sung by singer KK. Pritam is also slated to feature in the 4th season of MTV’s popular show Coke Studio in 2015.

On screen appearance[edit]

  • Life in A... Metro (Guest appearance)
  • Aashayein (Music video for the song "MeraJeenaa Hai Kya")

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Winner

  • 2012 Barfi- Won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music

Filmfare Awards

Winner

Nominations

  • 2005 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Dhoom (2004)
  • 2007 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Dhoom:2 (2006)
  • 2008 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Life in a Metro (2007)
  • 2008 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Jab We Met (2007)
  • 2009 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Race (2008)
  • 2010 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  • 2010 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
  • 2011 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
  • 2013 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Cocktail (2012)
  • 2014 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award — Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Zee Cine Awards

Winner

Star Screen Awards

Winner

International Indian Film Academy Awards

Winner

Other

  • Won RMIM Puruskaar Album of the Year[1]
  • Won RMIM Puruskaar for Song of the Year for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
  • Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Solo) for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
  • Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Duet) for Aashiyaan
  • Got Satish Kalra Sammaan in RMIM Puruskaar
  • Nominated Album of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
  • Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
  • Nominated Technical Background score of the year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
  • Nominated for Song of the Year for 'Tum Hi Ho Bandhu' at Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
  • Nominated Album of the Year at Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
  • Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
  • Won People's Choice Awards India for Favorite Movie Album of the Year (Cocktail)
  • Won U.K. Bollywood Cosmpolitan Award for Best Music Album ( Cocktail )
  • Won the Best Music Director's award
  • Nominated for Best Music award in 8th Apsara Awards
  • Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Desi
  • Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Desi
  • Apsara Producers Guild Award 2010 Won Best Music Director award for Love Aaj Kal
  • Radio Mirchi 2009 Won Composer of the Year Award for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
  • Big Star Award 2011 Won Best Music Director award for song Pee Loon from Once Upon A Time in Mumbai
  • Global Indian Film and Television Honours award 2011 Won Special Music Director award for Once Upon A Time in Mumbai
  • Mirchi Music Listeners Choice 2011 Won Album of The Year award for Once Upon A Time in Mumbai

Discography[edit]

Year Film Title Notes
2016 Dangal Upcoming film which is scheduled to release on 23 December 2016.
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Upcoming film with Dharma Production starring Aishwarya Rai, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma
2016 Jagga Jasoos Upcoming Film
2016 Azhar Release on 13 May,2016.
2016 Dishoom Upcoming Film
2015 Dilwale
2015 Phantom
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Directed by Kabir Khan starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
2014 I Love New Year
2014 White Lies Pre-production
2014 Holiday
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
2014 Yaariyan[1]

Nominated Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated BIG Star Most Entertaining Music
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Star Guild Award for Best Music

2013 Dhoom 3: Back in Action
2013 R... Rajkumar
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero
2013 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara Pritam's 100th film as a Music Director
2013 Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani Won Screen Award for Best Music Director

Won Star Guild Award for Best Music
Won GIMA Award for Best Music
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated GiMA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated Mirchi Music Award for Composer of the Year
Nominated Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score

2013 I, Me aur Main
2013 Murder 3
2013 Race 2
2012 Rush
2012 Barfi! Won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music

Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Won Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Screen Award for Best Background Music
Won Screen Award for Most Popular Music
Won GIMA Award for Most Outstanding Music of the Year 2012
Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Won RMIM Puruskaar Album of the Year[2]
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Song of the Year for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Solo) for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Duet) for Aashiyaan
Got Satish Kalra Sammaan in RMIM Puruskaar
Nominated Album of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Technical Background score of the year in Mirchi Music Awards

2012 Cocktail Won People's Choice Awards India for Favorite Movie Album of the Year

Won U.K. Bollywood Cosmpolitan Award for Best Music Album
Won the Best Music Director's award in 8th Apsara producers guild Award
Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Desi
Won Screen Awards for Most Popular Music
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated for Song of the Year for 'Tum Hi Ho Bandhu' at Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Album of the Year at Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated for Best Music award in 8th Apsara Awards

2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari
2012 Jannat 2
2012 Agent Vinod
2012 Players
2011 Desi Boyz
2011 Tell Me O Khuda
2011 Mausam
2011 Bodyguard Composed 'I Love You' song

Won BIG Star Most Entertaining Music
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director

2011 Always Kabhi Kabhi
2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa
2011 Ready Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director

Nominated BIG Star Most Entertaining Music

2011 Dum Maaro Dum Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director
2011 Thank You
2011 United Six
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
2010 Ashayein Composed two songs


Mera Jeena Hai Kya
Dilkash Dildaar Duniya

2010 Chance Pe Dance
2010 Dulha Mil Gaya
2010 Toh Baat Pakki
2010 No Problem
2010 Golmaal 3 Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
2010 Action Replayy
2010 Aakrosh
2010 Crook: It's Good To Be Bad Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director[3]
2010 Hello Darling
2010 Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year[4]

Won Big Star Entertainment award for song Pee Loon
Won Star Screen Award for Most Popular Music[5]
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year
Won Big Star Entertainment award for song "Pee Loon"
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Most Popular Music in Star Screen Award
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director[3]
Nominated IIFA Award for Best Music Director

2010 Khatta Meetha
2010 Raajneeti One Song( Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si )
2010 Badmaash Company
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? One Song(Aaja Aaja)
2009 Love Khichdi
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins
2009 De Dana Dan
2009 New York
2009 Tum Mile Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
2009 Life Partner
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa!
2009 Love Aaj Kal Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Won IIFA Best Music Director Award
Won Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year
Won Music Director of the Year in RMIM Puruskaar[6]

2009 Ek: The Power of One
2009 Billu
2008 Golmaal Returns
2008 Aa Dekhen Zara Two Songs
2008 Kidnap
2008 Singh Is King Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music

2008 Haal–e–dil
2008 Kismat Konnection
2008 Jannat Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
2008 Race Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award

2008 Mukhbiir One Song
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves
2007 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
2007 Jab We Met Won Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Track of the Year
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award
2007 Naqaab
2007 Bhram
2007 Raqeeb
2007 Awarapan
2007 Dhol
2007 Life in A... Metro Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music

2007 Kya Love Story Hai
2007 Hattrick
2007 Just Married
2006 Bhagam Bhag
2006 Dhoom 2 Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award

2006 Bas Ek Pal
2006 Woh Lamhe
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money
2006 Naksha
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2006 Ankahee
2006 Gangster Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music[7]

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director

2006 Fight Club – Members Only Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music
2005 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
2005 Garam Masala
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets
2004 Agnipankh
2004 Dhoom Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

2003 Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century
2003 Stumped
2003 Mudda - The Issue With Jeet Ganguly
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai With Jeet Ganguly
2001 Tere Liye With Jeet Ganguly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No big stars in my movie: Divya Kumar". Hindustan Times. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "RMIM Puraskaar 2012". Awards.giitaayan.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Nominations for 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  4. ^ IANS. "I don't care about jury: Pritam". Sify Movies. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Winners of 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "RMIM Puraskaar 2009". Awards.giitaayan.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Pritam Chakraborty Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

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