Ujjaini Mukherjee

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Ujjaini Mukherjee
Birth name Ujjaini Mukherjee
Origin Kolkata, India
Genres Filmi Pop Soft rock Hindustani classical music Jazz Rabindra Sangeet
Occupation(s) Entertainer, Singer, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 finalist, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu winner
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005-present
Website http://www.ujjainimukherjee.com/

Ujjaini Mukherjee (Bengali: উজ্জ্বয়িনী মুখ্যপাধ্যায়, Hindi: उज्जैनी मुखर्जी) is an Indian singer.[1] Born on the 3rd of September in a middle class Bengali family in Kolkata, Ujjaini was introduced to music by her parents at the tender age of only two and a half years, eventually progressing to train in Hindustani Classical Music under the guidance of Ajoy Chakrabarty and then Pt. Biresh Roy for many years.

At age 10, Ujjaini received her first award from Vijay Kichlu and it was during her early teens that she decided to become a playback singer and performer. Her first recording was for the brilliant composer Debojyoti Mishra.

At the age of 16 she participated in the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 and finished in the final top 10.

This piece of success was immediately followed by a bigger one,Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, where Ujjaini grabbed the winning trophy along with Aishwarya. Since then there has been no looking back for her as almost all the film industries in the country approached her and as a result, Ujjaini has sung in many languages like Hindi, Bengali, English, Bhojpuri, Marathi, Kannad, Telugu, Assamese, Odia.

Some of Ujjaini's own singles available on YouTube are "Aay Srabon"[1] 2013 "Saajan Gaye Pardes"[2] 2014 and "Nishi Raat Baanka Chand"[3] 2016, a huge recent hit which she released to pay her tribute to the legendary singer Geeta Dutt on her 86th birth anniversary.

She was nominated for the Mirchi Music Awards in the 'Upcoming Female singer' Category for the song "Mannu Bhaiyya Ka Karihen" from the film Tanu Weds Manu.

She was also nominated for FilmFare awards east for "Ami Akash khola" from the film Aborto (2014) and was the Winner of The Kalakar Award as the best female performer of 2015.

Ujjaini was recently nominated for "Best Female Vocalist Of The Year - Films" for her hugely popular song "Dil Rasiya" from Byomkesh Pawrbo in the 2017 edition of Mirchi Music Awards Bangla

Achievements[edit]

She was a finalist on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 achieving 7th place and within the span of a few months in 2006, she was the grand finale winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu with Aishwarya.

Ujjaini also participated in some other popular reality shows as well, like Indian Idol (2004), Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star (2008), Music ka Maha Muqqabla (2010).

Nominated for "Best Female Vocalist Of The Year - Films" for her hugely popular song "Dil Rasiya" from Byomkesh Pawrbo in the 2017 edition of Mirchi Music Awards Bangla

Nominated at the Mirchi Music Awards in 2012 for her song "Mannu Bhaiyya" from Tanu Weds Manu

Nominated as best female playback singer at the first Filmfare Awards East 2014 for Aborto

Winner of the “Kalakar Award” as “Best Female Performer” in 2015 and also, the “Kolkata Ratna” Award, The Bengal Youth Icon award as the best performer

She has performed over 500 shows in India and around the world.

Ujjaini performed at the prestigious London Wembley Arena with Himesh Reshammiya in the year 2006.

Films and Televisions[edit]

After winning the above titles, she started her playback singing career at a very young age and since then, she has sung in over 40 films in Bollywood and Tollywood and given major hits like

"Mannu Bhaiya ka karihen" from Tanu Weds Manu

"The Soul Of Alag" From Alag

"Saanjh Ki Pighalti" From Alag

"Kya Ghalat Kya Sahi" From Right Yaaa Wrong

"Chupi Chupi Raat" with National Award Winner Rupankar from Chalo Let's Go 2008

"Phirey Asche" from Madly Bangalee 2009

"Mayabi Raate" from Byomkesh Bakshi (2010 film)

"Evvariki" from Josh (2009 film)

"Ami Akash Khola" from Arindam Sil's directorial debut Aborto 2013

"Adho Ghum", the title track of the Saswata Chatterjee starrer Ebar Shabor in 2015

"Khela Shesh" from Highway (2014 Bengali film)

"Lilabali" from Cross Connection 2

"Chorabali", title track from the film Chorabali

"Aamar Shohor Kolkata" From Kuheli (film)

"Thammar Boyfriend" Title Track

"Dil Rasiya" From Byomkesh Pawrbo

"Kagoj Er Phool" From Cross Connection

"Dil Mehfil" From Eagoler Chokh

"Tor Sorire Rupoli Ronger" From Nayika Sangbad

"Aaj Raate Sob Bhule" From Shororipu

"Kichu To Chaichi Na" From Khawto

Ujjaini has sung the title track of the Bengali Megaserial Tomay Amay Mile along with Arijit Singh and also for Sokhi, Mouchak (TV Serial), Aaj Aari Kal Bhab, Big Boss Bangla

Some others include :-

· "Shesh Theke Shuru" (Colors Bangla)

· Popular reality shows on Zee Bangla like Happy Parents Day, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa,

· She is also a regular guest performer on TV shows like Didi no 1, Dadagiri and Rannaghar amongst many others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghosh, Tanmoy (1 July 2009). "Singing a new tune". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 November 2014.