Surojit Chatterjee

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Surojit Chatterjee
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Surojit Chatterjee
Born
Birbhum
NationalityIndian
OccupationMusic director
Years active1990 to present
OrganizationBhoomi and Surojit O Bondhura, Kobita Club
Spouse(s)Kamalinee Chatterjee
AwardsRadio Mirchi Music Awards 2012 (Best Male Vocalist)
Best Album of the year 2013 (Folkira)
Websitesurojitchatterjee.com

Surojit Chatterjee (Bengali: সুরজিৎ চট্টোপাধ্যায়, the spelling reads Surajit Caţţōpādhyāy.) is a singer, lyricist, composer, music arranger and music director whose repertoire includes a wide range of musical instruments like the guitar, English flute, recorder, whistler, blues harp, mandolin, banjo, castanets, dotara, khamak and whole lot of percussion instruments. He is the lead singer of Bengali band Bhoomi[1] and owner and director of his solo band Surojit O Bondhura. He has won the Radio Mirchi Music Award as the Best Male vocalist of the year 2012 and consecutively in 2013 for his album titled Folkira (Times Music) has own the Best Album of the year 2013.He has also directed music for the following Bengali movies like Ichhe, Muktodhara, Handa and Bhonda. His upcoming movie projects like Gogoler Kirti, Pati Parameshwar, Prime Time are in the pipeline and are scheduled to be released on 2014.

Early life[edit]

Surojit Chatterjee born in Rampurhat, started his schooling from Birbhum and after that he was admitted to Julien Day High School, Kolkata. He started playing tabla at the age of seven and graduated from Allahabad University with distinction for consecutive eight years. He has learnt to play guitar from Tuhin Chatterjee and after that went on to further guitar expertise and took guidance and learnt techniques from guitarist Amyt Datta. His first band was Grassroot which he was formed during his college days and that went on to win many awards in inter-college competitions.

Bhoomi[edit]

Surojit Chatterjee formed the Bengali band Bhoomi along with his co–partner Soumitra Ray in the year 1999 which took its first stage on 24 July 1999 at the Gyan Manch Auditorium, Kolkata. Bhoomi has managed to reach the homes of rural as well as urban Bengal, with the simplicity of their lyrics and rhythmic music.[citation needed] It has released 12 popular albums for the past 12 years.

Surojit O Bondhura[edit]

Album Cover – Surojit O Bondhura – Release 2012
Abhyontoreen – Album Cover – Release 2013
Folkira – Album Cover – Release 2013

Surojit Chatterjee formed his first solo band Surojit O Bondhura[2][3] in the year 2012 with the best[neutrality is disputed] musicians from Kolkata. He has won the Radio Mirchi best male vocalist of the year 2012[citation needed] for his first solo album Surojit O Bondhura and Radio Mirchi Best Album of the year 2013[citation needed] for its album Folkira. His second solo album Abhyontoreen.[4] This band has also released Folk Konnection, from Asha Audio and Amaar Poran Jaha Chay from Bhabna records in the year 2016.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Kamalinee Chatterjee who has also penned many songs not only for the Surojit O Bondhura Albums, Kon Roopnagare Konnya Tomar Bari, and Abhyaontoreen and has won the Upcoming Lyricist of the year 2012 for the film Muktodhara, for the song ALO.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Sl No. Movie Name Director Music Director Year
1 Kaali Amaar Maa Shantilal Soni Surojit Chatterjee 1994
2 Joy Maa Durga Shantilal Soni Surojit Chatterjee 1995
3 Handa Bhonda Subhankar Chattopadhyay Surojit Chatterjee 2010
4 Sesh Prahar Rajsekhar Bose Surojit Chatterjee 2010
5 Icche Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy Surojit Chatterjee 2011
6 Muktodhara Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy Surojit Chatterjee 2012
7 Holud Pakhir Dana Kanoj Das Surojit Chatterjee 2013
8 Gogoler Kirti Pompy Ghosh Mukherjee Surojit Chatterjee 12 September 2014
9 Pati Parameshwar Jayashree Bhattacharya Surojit Chatterjee Released
10 Primetime Ipsita Seal Surojit Chatterjee Released
11 Buddhu Bhutum Nitish Roy Surojit Chatterjee Upcoming
12 Take Care Jayashree Mukherjee Surojit Chatterjee Upcoming
13 Basanta Phire Ase Ritabrata Surojit Chatterjee Upcoming
14 Durga Bari Deep Surojit Chatterjee Upcoming

Discography (Surojit O Bondhura)[edit]

Sl No. Album Title Label Year
1 Surojit O Bondhura[5] Cozmik Harmony 2012
2 Abhyontoreen[6] – Surojit O Bondhura Cozmik Harmony 2013
3 Folkira – Surojit O Bondhura Times Music 2013
4 Folk Konnection[7] Asha Audio 2015
5 Aamar Poran Jaha Chay Bhabna Records 2016
6 Amader Barandaye Roddur Times Music 2016
7 Surojit and Mosaique 2016

Discography (Bhoomi)[edit]

  • Jatra Shuru (2000)
  • Udaan (2001)
  • Isspecial (2002)
  • Paal Chhutechhe (2003)
  • Lokogeeti Local (2004)
  • Dekhtey Dekhtey (2004)
  • Bojhai Kora Ganer Gari (2005)
  • Gaan Bahan (2007) (includes the song written in English especially for the UN performance "For A Better Day")
  • Lokegeetir Deshe (2008)
  • Aamra Notun Jouboner Doot (2009) (Rabindrasangeet by Bhoomi)
  • Gaan Doriyae (2010) (Released 8 September)
  • Desh Judey (2011) (Hindustani folk songs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bhoomi Music of Earth – Team".
  2. ^ "Lead Bangla band singer carves out niche in solo album". business-standard.com. Business Standard. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Surojit Chatterjee records first solo album".
  4. ^ "New Album "Obhontorin" set to release on 20th July". banglanext.com. Banglanext. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Bhoomi's Surojit records first solo album". indiablooms.com. Indiablooms. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Bangla band Bhoomi's vocalist, Surojit Chatterjee, launched his second solo album Abhyontoreen in Kolkata". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Times of India. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Asha Audio launches Surojit Chatterjee's folk album 'Folk Konnection'". indiablooms.com. Indiablooms. Retrieved 23 September 2015.

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