|Occupation Lyricist, singer|
Name Amitabh Bhattacharya
Albums 2 States, O Sanvariya
|Awards National Film Award for Best Lyrics, IIFA Award for Best Lyricist|
Similar People Pritam Chakraborty, Amit Trivedi, Aditi Singh Sharma, Vishal Dadlani, Shilpa Rao
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Amitabh Bhattacharya is an Indian lyricist and playback singer of Bengali origin from Uttar Pradesh who works in Bollywood films. He shot to fame with the film Dev.D with the song "Emotional Attyachar" turning an instant hit. He has been continuously writing lyrics for a variety of Bollywood movies since then and has also sung a few of them. Bhattacharya has also maintained a close association with Amit Trivedi since their first film Aamir. He has written the lyrics or sang for most of the film albums composed by the latter. His lyrics have been variously described as "frillfree" and "smartly worded".
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- Notable Works
- Early Life Struggles
- Film producer
A National Award winning lyricist, he has won the National Award for the song "Agar Zindagi" from the film I Am. He won his first Filmfare award for the song "Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin". In his song-writing career he has won highest number of awards for the song "Channa Mereya" till date.
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He has been acclaimed for writing "good lyrics" and poetry.
Some of his written songs are "Channa Mereya", "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", "Kabira", "Mast Magan", "Raabta", "Zehnaseeb", "Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin", "Naina", "Janam Janam" , "Gerua" and "Zaalima".
Early Life & Struggles
In a prolific interview given to the "Times of India" in 2013, Bhattacharya said that he migrated to Mumbai from Lucknow harbouring dreams of becoming a singer fourteen years ago (1999). He stood in the long queues in front of music composers' office and gave them demo CD tapes to listen to him. But it didn't bear any fruit.
He went up to music composer & director Pritam Chakraborty. It was Pritam who gave him work and allowed him to assist.
During his struggling days, he started writing lyrics to lower his frustration of not getting work. He learned the art of song-writing during those struggling days.
In the year 2004, when his friend Amartya Rahut introduced him to music composer Amit Trivedi, Trivedi and Rahut, who often composed music for television channels, took Bhattacharya as a dummy singer to give presentations of his music. Trivedi also urged him to write rough lyrics. While writing lyrics, Bhattacharya discovered that he had an innate talent of giving words to tunes. Over the years, Trivedi and Bhattacharya became good friends.
His major breakthrough came when Trivedi was working upon the music of Anurag Kashyap's Dev.D, Trivedi insisted Bhattacharya to write rough lyrics. Bhattacharya wrote the lyrics for the songs of Dev.D, and most of its major songs became a hit, thus nearly ending 8 years of his struggle for recognition.
Bhattacharya won 59th National Film Award for Best Lyrics for "Agar Zindagi" track of I Am film. Moreover, his lyrics for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil film songs were a huge hit. He won RMIM Award for Lyricist of the Year for the film's soundtrack, and also for Dangal, Banjo and Te3n films' soundtrack. He won 2016 Screen Award for Best Lyricist for the title track of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, also won 2017 SpotBoyE Award for Best Lyricist for "Bulleya", and won 2017 Mirchi Music Award for Critics' Choice Lyricist of The Year and Critics' Choice Song of the Year, Zee Cine Award for Song of the Year, Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist, 2016 Sansui Colors Stardust Award for Best Lyricist, IIFA Award for Best Lyricist and News18 Movie Award 2017 for Best Lyricist for "Channa Mereya" track of the same film.