Zubeen Garg at a concert in Bangalore, February 2007.
|Birth name||Zubeen Borthakur|
|Also known as||Goldie|
18 November 1972 |
Jorhat, Assam, India
|Genres||Playback singing, Bihu, Indian folk, Indian pop, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, composer, songwriter, musician, Music director, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, bandar, tabla, keyboard, dhol, guitar|
|Labels||Universal Music Group, EYE creation, Times Music|
Zubeen Garg (Assamese: জুবিন গাৰ্গ, born 18 November 1972) is an Indian singer, music director, composer, songwriter and actor. 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 and English. He also plays dhols, dotora, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.
Zubeen's debut album Anamika was released in 1992. This album was a massive hit and created new era in Assamese music industry.
Zubeen's father Mohini Borthakur was a magistrate by profession and he and his family moved often during his early years. Mohini Borthakur is also a poet and lyricist. He writes his poetry by using his pseudo name Kapil Thakur. His mother late Ily Borthakur was an efficient dancer, actress and singer though she was not a professional artist. 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 Zubeen 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 on 4 February 2002, who is a fashion designer.
Zubeen's stepped into the professional music industry through his superhit debut album Anamika in 1992. His unique voice had a special touch with modern age music in the songs. His music had influence of western rock music as well as Assamese folk music. His subsequent albums like Maya, Asha and Pakhi were also highly appreciated. He lifted the Assamese music to a new height. In the late 90's Zubeen moved to Mumbai to make a mark in Bollywood music industry. After few hindi albums and films like Chandni Raat, Yuhi Kabhi, Fiza and Kaante, finally he got the biggest break in Bollywood, his song Ya Ali from the movie Gangster became a superhit not only in India, but across South Asia and the Middle East. 
|Year||Category||Films / Songs||Awards||Results|
|2005||Best Music Director||Shudhu Tumi||BFJA||Won|
|2006||GIFA Best Male Playback Singer Award||Gangster (Ya Ali)||Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)||Won|
|2006||New Musical Sensation Award (Male)||Gangster (Ya Ali)||Max Stardust Awards||Won|
|2007||Best Music Director||Echoes of Silence (Short film)
|National Award (Rajat Kamal)||Won|
Music and film career
As a music director
|2012||Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare/As The River Flows||Assamese/Hindi|
|2010||Kache Acho Tumi||Bengali|
|2006||Strings- Bound By Faith||Hindi|
|2002||Jiban Nadir Duti Par||Assamese|
|2002||Prem Aru Prem||Assamese|
|2000||Tumi Mor Mathu Mor||Assamese|
|2000||Hiya Diya Niya||Assamese|
As an actor
|2015||Gaane Ki Aane||Assamese||Nilabh Jonak Baruah|
|2015||Ahetuk||Assamese||Special Appearance In the Song "Ahetuk"|
|2014||Suma Porokhote||Assamese||Special Appearance In the Song "Suma Porokhote"|
|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|
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