Zubeen Garg, 2016
|Birth name||Zubeen Borthakur|
|Born||November 18, 1971|
|Genres||Assamese folk, Bihu, Indian folk, Indian pop, rock|
|Labels||Universal Music Group, I Creation, Times Music, T-Series, Zee Music Company, Eros Now, Saregama|
|Associated acts||Parineeta Borthakur|
Zubeen Garg (born as Zubeen Borthakur on 18 November 1971) is an Indian singer, composer, songwriter, music producer, film director, philanthropist, film producer and actor from Jorhat, Assam. His contributions are mostly attributed in Assamese, Bengali and Bollywood. Besides, his songs in Assamese, Garg has sung many songs in other languages and dialects, including Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bodo, English, Goalparia, Kannada, Karbi, Khasi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Tamil and Telugu. He is also an instrumentalist and plays dhol, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.
Garg hails from Jorhat, Assam but was born in Tura, Meghalaya. He was named after the composer Zubin Mehta and uses his gotra name, Garg, as his surname. 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 Xixu in memory of his late sister Jonkey. His other sister Palme is a Bharata Natyam dancer. Zubeen married Garima Saikia, a fashion designer from Golaghat, India 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. His discography songs in various Indian languages.
As an actor
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2017||Priyar Priyo||Assamese||Priyobrot Kakoti/ Bishnujyoti Bezbaruah|
|Mission China||Assamese||Colonel Goswami|
|2016||Xat Nomboror Xondhanot||Assamese||Special Appearance|
|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||Special
|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
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2017||Gangs Of North East||Hindi/Khasi|
|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||Bengali|
|2006||Strings- Bound By Faith||Hindi|
|2002||Prem Aru Prem||Assamese|
|2002||Jibon Nodir Duti Par||Assamese|
|2000||Tumi Mur Matho Mur||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
- Yeh Mera India (2008)
- 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
- 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
- Garv (2004)-"Marhaba"
Collaboration with musician and lyricist
|Pritam||1) Dum Maaro Dum - 2011 2) Pyaar Ke Side Effects - 2007 3) Raqeeb - 2007 4) Naqaab - 2007 5) Gangster - 2006 6) Agnipankh - 2004 7) Mudda - The Issue - 2003|
|Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||1) London Dreams - 2009 2) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom - 2007|
|Anand Raj Anand||1) Dil Toh Deewana Hai - 2016 2) Nehlle Pe Dehlla - 2007|
|Anu Malik||1) Mission Istaanbul - 2008 2) Hastey Hastey - 2008 3) Zindaggi Rocks - 2007 4) Garv - 2004 5) Aan: Men at Work - 2004 6) Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost - 2003|
|Sameer||1) Krrish 3 - 2013 2) Mission Istaanbul - 2008 3) Hastey Hastey - 2008 4) Naqaab - 2007 5) Apne - 2007 6) Raqeeb - 2007 7) Good Boy, Bad Boy - 2007 8) Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee - 2007 9) Nehlle Pe Dehlla - 2007 10) Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost - 2003|
|Vishal-Shekhar||1) I See You - 2006|
|Himesh Reshammiya||1) OMG - Oh My God! - 2012 2) Good Boy, Bad Boy - 2007 3) Namastey London - 2007|
|1) Raaz 3D - 2012 2) Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 - 2014 3) Rangbaaz - 2013 4) Paglu 2 - 2012 5) Jaaneman - 2012 6) 100% Love - 2012 7) Paglu - 2011 8) Mon Je Kore Uru Uru - 2011 9) Paran Jai Jaliya Re - 2008 10) Prem Aamar - 2009 11) Krodh - 2009 12) Keno Kichhu Kotha Bolo Na - 2009 13) Dujone - 2009 14) Bolo Na Tumi Aamar - 2009 15) Mon Mane Na - 2008 16) Chirodini Tumi Je Amar - 2008 17) Premi - 2005|
|Sajid-Wajid||1) Hello - 2008|
|Salim-Sulaiman||1) Aashayein - 2010 2) Bombay to Bangkok - 2007|
|Rajesh Roshan||1) Krrish 3 - 2013|
|A.R. Rahman||1) Micromax Unite Cricket Anthem - 2015 2) A.R. Rahman - Signature Collection (CD3) - 2009|
|Bappi Lahiri||1) Its Rocking Dard E Disco - 2012 2) Latto - 2013 3) Hangover - 2010|
Awards and honours
Zubeen Garg has received the following recognitions for his successful work in the industry.
|2005||BFJA Awards||Best Music||Won|
|2006||Stardust Awards||Ya Ali
|New Musical Sensation – Male||Won|
|2007||Filmfare Awards ||Best Playback Singer - Male||Nominated|
|Global Indian Film Awards||Won|
|2009||National Film Award (Rajat Kamal)||Best Music Director||Won|
|2015||Prag Cine Awards||Ahetuk||Best Playback Singer - Male||Won|
|Rodor Sithi||Best Music Direction||Won|
|2018||Mission China||Best Actor (Popular)||Won|
|Mission China||Best Film (Popular)||Won|
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