Zubeen Garg

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Zubeen Garg
Zubeen Garg in Audio Release of "Zindagi".jpg
Zubeen Garg in Audio Release of "Zindagi"
Background information
Also known as Zubin Garg,Jubin Garg
Occupation(s) Playback singer, actor, musician, song writer, music director, composer,Film maker.
Musical career
Instruments Vocals, tabla, keyboard, dhol, guitar
Years active 1992–present

Zubeen Garg is an Indian singer, music director, composer, songwriter, film maker and actor from Jorhat, Assam.His contributions are mostly attributed in Assamese, Bengali and Bollywood.[1] He has sung many songs in other languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bodo, Karbi, Nepali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Goalparia and English. He also plays dhols, dotora, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.[2][3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Garg is from Assam city Jorhat. His birth name is Jubin Borthakur. He was named after the composer Zubin Mehta and uses his gotra name, Garg, as his surname.[5]

Garg's father Mohini Borthakur is also a poet and lyricist writing under the name Kapil Thakur. His mother Ily Borthakur was a dancer, actress and singer. His younger sister Jonkey Borthakur was an actress and singer who died in a car accident in 2002 near Tezpur while they were going to perform stage show along with her co-artists. There after Garg made an album known as Shishu in memory of his late sister Jonkey.[6] His other sister Palme is a Bharata Natyam dancer.[5] Zubeen married Garima Saikia, a fashion designer on 4 February 2002.


Garg entered into the professional music when his debut album Anamika was released in 1992.[7] .He later released albums including Maya, Asha and Pakhi. In the late 90's Garg moved to Mumbai to work in the Bollywood music industry where he recorded few Hindi albums and films like Chandni Raat, Yuhi Kabhi, Fiza and Kaante.[8]

He finally got the biggest break in Bollywood in the film Gangster.The song Ya Ali of Gangster[9] movie was one of the most popular hit of 2006. The song brought him the best playback singer Global Indian Film Awards(GIFA) in 2006. His next hindi album Zindagi[10][11] was released in 2007 which was highly appreciated.He has sung more than 15000 songs in various languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Oriya, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, and many others.[12]

As an actor[edit]

Garg also has acted in few Assamese films. He played the lead role in Mon Jai, which won the best Assamese Film in the 56th National Award.[13]

Films that are in production Denotes films that are in production
Year Movie(s) Language Role
2016 Chakra[14] Hindi
Gaane Ki Aane Assamese Nilabh Jonak Baruah
2015 Ahetuk Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Ahetuk"
2014 Rodor Sithi Assamese Baba
Suma Porokhote Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Suma Porokhote"
2012 Raamdhenu Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Tupi"
2012 Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare(As The River Flows) Assamese/Hindi
2008 Mon Jai Assamese Manab
2007 Big Brother Hindi Special Appearance In the Song "Jag Lal Lal"
2006 Strings - Bound by Faith Hindi Special Appearance In the Song "Mantra (Om)"
2006 Gangster Hindi Special Apperannce In the Song "Ya Ali"
2004 Dinobandhu Assamese Bipul
2000 Tumi Mur Matho Mur Assamese Hrishi

As a music director[edit]

Year Movie(s) Language
2016 Mission China Assamese
2016 Dil Toh Deewana Hai[15] Hindi
2016 Gaane Ki Aane Assamese
2014 Rodor Sithi Assamese
2012 Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare/As The River Flows Assamese/Hindi
2010 Mon Niye Bengali
2010 Kache Acho Tumi
2008 Mon Jai Assamese
2006 Strings- Bound By Faith Hindi
2006 Aami Axomiya Assamese
2006 Adhinayak Assamese
2005 Shudhu Tumi Bengali
2004 Dinabandhoo Assamese
2004 Rang Assamese
2004 Barud Assamese
2004 Maya Assamese
2003 Juman-Suman Assamese
2003 Bidhata Assamese
2003 Priya Milan Assamese
2003 Agishakshi Assamese
2002 Jiban Nadir Duti Par Assamese
2002 Kanyadaan Assamese
2001 Nayak Assamese
2001 Daag Assamese
2000 Hiya Diya Niya Assamese


Selected Filmography[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Zubeen Garg has received the following recognitions for his successful work in the industry.

Year Song Category Result
BFJA Awards
2005 Best Music Won
Stardust Awards[16]
2006 "Ya Ali"-(Gangster) New Musical Sensation – Male Won
Filmfare Awards [17]
2007 "Ya Ali"-(Gangster) Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated
Global Indian Film Awards[18]
2007 "Ya Ali"-(Gangster) Best Male Playback Singer Won
IIFA Awards[19]
2007 "Ya Ali"-(Gangster) Best Male Playback Nominated
National Film Award (Rajat Kamal)
2009 Best Music Director Won
Prag Cine Awards[20][21]
2015 For the "Title song"-(Ahetuk) Best Playback Singer-Male Won
For the movie-"Rodor Sithi" Best Music Direction Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ganguly, Ruman (26 March 2011). "Zubeen Garg on a different track". Indiatimes. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biography". last.fm. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Zubeen Garg". hindilyrics.net. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Profile of Zubeen Garg - Singer, Music composer of Assam". assamspider.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "ZUBEEN GARG Biography". entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jonkey Barthakur dies in car mishap". North East News Agency (NENA). NENA. 7–21 February 2002. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "About Zubeen's debut album Anamika(অনামিকা) at futuresounds.com". futuresounds.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "About Zubeen Garg". bollywoodmdb.com. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Music Hits 2000-2009". Boxofficeindia.com. 22 January 2009. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Zubeen Garg launches new album". radioandmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Zubeen Garg New Hindi Album". assamtimes. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "About Zubeen Garg". fridaymoviez.come. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  13. ^ "Zubeen played the lead role in Mon jai, the best Assamese Film in the 56th National Award at kothasobi.com". kothasobi.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Zubeen Garg to film Hindi directorial 'Chakra' next year". Times Of India. 30 Apr 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Director Raja Bundela releases music of his film 'Dil Toh Deewana Hai'". merinews. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Stardust Awards Winners for 2006". indicine.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "Awards By Zubeen Garg". Filmibeat. Retrieved 7 Nov 2015. 
  18. ^ IndiaFM News Bureau (10 December 2006). "G.I.F.A. Awards 2006: List of winners". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  19. ^ Andre Soares (2007-06-02). "Indian Film Academy Awards 2007". Altfg.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  20. ^ "Prag Cine Awards 2015 to be held in Assam". indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  21. ^ "Prag Cine Award on March 21, 22". assamtribune.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 

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