Zubeen Garg in Audio Release of "Zindagi"
|Also known as||Zubin Garg,Jubin Garg|
|Occupation(s)||Playback singer, actor, musician, song writer, music director, composer,Film maker.|
|Instruments||Vocals, tabla, keyboard, dhol, guitar|
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. 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.
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. His other sister Palme is a Bharata Natyam dancer. 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. .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.
He finally got the biggest break in Bollywood in the film Gangster.The song Ya Ali of Gangster 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 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.
As an actor
|Denotes films that are in production|
|Gaane Ki Aane||Assamese||Nilabh Jonak Baruah|
|2015||Ahetuk||Assamese||Special Appearance In the Song "Ahetuk"|
|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|
|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"|
|2000||Tumi Mur Matho Mur||Assamese||Hrishi|
As a music director
|2016||Dil Toh Deewana Hai||Hindi|
|2016||Gaane Ki Aane||Assamese|
|2012||Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare/As The River Flows||Assamese/Hindi|
|2010||Kache Acho Tumi|
|2006||Strings- Bound By Faith||Hindi|
|2002||Jiban Nadir Duti Par||Assamese|
|2000||Hiya Diya Niya||Assamese|
- Meeruthiya Gangsters(2015)-Title song
- Hamari Adhuri Kahani(2015)-Yeh Kaisi Jagah
- Mumbai 125 KM (2014)- Tere Bina
- Krrish 3 (2013)-Dil Tu Hi Bataa
- OMG – Oh My God! (2012)-Oh My God
- Raaz 3 (2012)-Kya Raaz Hai
- Dum Maaro Dum (2011)-Jaana Hai
- Aashayein (2010)-Ab Mujhko Jeena
- London Dreams (2009)-Shola Shola
- Hello (2008)-Rab Ka Banda
- Bombay To Bangkok (2008)-Dheere Dheere
- Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)-Woh Bheege Pal
- Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)-JBJ
- The Train (2007)-Teri Tamanna
- Good Boy Bad Boy (2007)-Dard-E-Dil
- Kya Love Story Hai(2007)-Jeena Kya Tere Bina
- Big Brother (2007)-Jag Lal Lal Lal Lal II & special appearance in that song
- Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee (2007)-Hum Khushi Ki Chah Mein
- Namastey London (2007)-Dilruba
- Strings - Bound By Faith (2006)- Music direction
- I See You (2006)-Subah Subah
- Bas Ek Pal (2006)-Zindagi Hosh Main
- Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)-Jaane Kya Chaahe Maan Baawra
- Gangster (2006)-Ya Ali & special appearance in that song
- Aan: Men at Work (2004)- Jugnu ki Payal
- Kaante (2002)-Rama Re & Socha Nahin Tha
- Fiza (2000)-Mere Watan
Awards and honours
Zubeen Garg has received the following recognitions for his successful work in the industry.
|2006||"Ya Ali"-(Gangster)||New Musical Sensation – Male||Won|
|Filmfare Awards |
|2007||"Ya Ali"-(Gangster)||Best Playback Singer - Male||Nominated|
|Global Indian Film Awards|
|2007||"Ya Ali"-(Gangster)||Best Male Playback Singer||Won|
|2007||"Ya Ali"-(Gangster)||Best Male Playback||Nominated|
|National Film Award (Rajat Kamal)|
|2009||Best Music Director||Won|
|Prag Cine Awards|
|2015||For the "Title song"-(Ahetuk)||Best Playback Singer-Male||Won|
|For the movie-"Rodor Sithi"||Best Music Direction||Won|
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