In 1992,a fresh Voice Stormed into music industry of Assam with a new album'Anamika'.He had a modern yet very touching voice.His Music and lyrics touched every Youngsters hearts.it was just beginning,there was no looking back for this very talented singer.
In later years he placed himself in prestigious position in Bollywood,Bengali and so many other regional Indian Languages.He is no one but Zubeen Garg,the most popular singer of recent days in Assamese Music world.
Zubeen Garg started learning music from his childhood.He first learned Tabla and then Assamese folk songs.Slowly he showed his talent in various instruments like mandolin,guitar,dhol,etc.
Zubeen Garg's debut Assamese album 'Anamika' was released in 1992.it was a great hit in Assam and was start of a new era in Assamese music.This new voice had a special touch with modern age music in the songs.
His music had influence of both western rock music and Assamese folk music.His songs took no time to get place in people's heart.Zubeen's subesequent albums 'Asha'and 'Maya'were appriciated in Assam.He immediately reached the zenith of popularism.
His every new album started providing his fans new tastes of music,Album like'Mukti' had patriotic influences in it's music and lyrics.'Meghor Boron','Xobdo','Rang' are albums that were well blended with folk,romantic,tragic music.Songs like 'Xunore Xojuwa' were influnced by both 'Bihu"and patriotism.Album'Dilruba'was influenced by sufi music.The Album 'Pakhi'was dedicated to his late mother and had great emotional music.Another album'Hkhihkhu',was dedicated to his sister Jonki Borthakur's sudden death who had been his singing companion for years.Lyrics of many Zubeen Garg's Songs are written by his father Kapil Thakur.
In late 90s,Zubeen went to Mumbai to make his position in Bollywood.As usual it was not a smooth path in Bollywood.After afew Hindi albums like'Chandini Raat','Yuhi Kabhi','Sharddhanjali',he finally got the biggest break in Bollywood in the film 'Gangster'.
The song 'Ya Ali' 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.Zubeen Garg is a singer and composer from Assam,India in the Bollywood and Assamese music scence.He plays Dhols,dotora,Mandolin,Keyboard and various percussion instruments.
Zubeen started learning tabla from Guru Robin Banarjee,and then continued learning Assamese folk music form Guru Romoni Rai.He attended J.B.College in jorhat,and then moved to B.Barooah College,where he was pursuing Bachelor of Science after his family moved permanently to Guwahati.But he didnot complete his B.sc as he jumped in to the music scene.
Zubeen's life had a turning point when he received the gold medal for his western solo performance in the youth festival held in 1992.This is where he got his first taste of success and confidence as vocalist.Apart form playing dhols,dotora,mandolin,percussions,Zubeen is an accomplished keyboard player.He broke into professional music scene in 1992,releasing his first album-Anamika.This unusual album,become an instant hit in entire northeast India and re-defined Assamese musical landscape for the coming 21st century.After that there was no looking back for Zubeen.
With about 50 albums to his name,Zubeen continues his musical carrer directing music to over 24 Assamese movies including a few Hindi and Bangla movies as well.He received the best Music Award in 2005,for the bangla movie"Shudhu Tumi".
Zubeen consides himself to be a musician having sung more than 16000 songs in various languages including Hindi,Tamil,Telugu,Kannada,Punjabi,Oriya,Bengali,Marathi,Nepali and many others.The song Ya Ali from the movie Gangster became a superhit in mainland India,the Middle East,and across South Asia.
In 2000,Zubeen wrote,directed and acted in his own Assamese film "Tumi Mur Mathu Mur".He acted,co-produced and scored music in another Assamese film Dinabandhu,for which he received a National Award in 2005.Zubeen had done music for Strings-Bound By Faith,a Hindi film,directed by Sanjay Jha."Mukha" and "Uronia Mon" are the latest solo Assamese albums of Zubeen released in the year of 2007 under the N.K. production banner.
Another video album of his "Rumal" which was released in 2008 was a huge hit among the masses.Anamika-the debut Assamese album of Zubeen Garg,released in 1992 was the first commercial superhit album of Zubeen garg.The heart throb of North East Zubeen Garg stepped into the music world through this album.He proved himself to be the most versatile and one of the finest singer and music director of Assam.The music and most of the songs of Anamika is sung by Zubeen Garg.Kavita Krishnamurti of Mumbai has also lent her soulful voice in this album.
You can love him,you can hate him but you can never ignore him.Because,he is our very own multi talented singer,actor,lyricist,composer,director and poet: Zubeen Garg!A man who has revolutionized the Assamese music industry.
Zubeen Garg has received the following recognitions for his successful work in the industry:
|2009||National Film Award(Rajat Kamal)||Best Music Director||Won|
|2007||Filmfare Awards||Best male Playback Singer||Nominated|
|2007||Global indian Film Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Won|
|2006||Stardust Awards||Best male Playback Singer||Won|
|2007||IIFA Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Nominated|
|2005||BFJA Awards||Best music||Won|
|2015||Prag Cine Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Won|
Hello Zubeen Da, I have learned a lot from you. You are an inspiration for me.
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