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PRITAM CHAKRABORTY
Date of Birth 14-06-1971
Nationality Indian
Sunsign Gemini
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Pritam Chakraborty, better known as Pritam is a music director and composer from Kolkata who currently composes music for Bollywood. He is known for his contribution in the music of Bollywood movies. Pritam's latest album release is the soundtrack of Barfi!.

He has composed music in more than 75 films.In his career,he has won an IIFA Award.He has also been nominated several times for various awards.All these have established him as a leading music director in the industry.

Early life:-

. He gained his early training in music from his father and learned to play the guitar in school. As a kid, pritam undertook formal training in singing from Suprakash Chaki and Prahlad Brahmachari. After completing his schooling at St. James' School and college education at Presidency College, he went to a music school. At Presidency he was the Social Services Secretary of the Students Union run by the Independents' Consolidation (IC) led by the General Secretary Somnath Baidyaroy. Pritam joined a Bengali band, Chandrabindoo. Before that he formed another band with his Presidency batchmates, called "Jotugriher Pakhi". They even have a cassette released to their credit at that time. In January 1993, Pritam joined the Film and Television Institute in Pune to undertake a course in sound recording and sound engineering. During this time, he got a chance to compose music for a lot of diploma films and also do playback exercises. Here he was offered a chance to compose background music for a film[which?] by Hungarian filmmaker

 

Career:-

Having completed his education, Pritam moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in Bollywood. During his stay in Mumbai, he began composing ad jingles and became friendly with a number of other young men struggling to make it big like Shantanu Moitra, Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Gadhvi and Jeet Ganguly, who played the guitar with Anup Jalota. Pritam got his first break when Sanjay Gadhvi was signed on to direct Tere Liye and he, in turn, signed on his friends Jeet and Pritam as music composers. Though the music was well received, the film sank at the box office. However, in 2002 Yashraj Films signed Sanjay Gadhvi up to direct Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai for which the Pritam-Jeet duo once again composed the music. All the songs from that movie were chartbusters and the duo had hit the big time. His music comprises various kinds including Indian classical music and western influences. Pritam was then actively involved in mentoring and judging new talent on Zee TV's singing competition show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009..

Solo career:-

 

After the separation with Jeet, Pritam's career as a solo musician stalled as he signed a series of flops like Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century. The film sank at the box office and Pritam’s music too. However, in 2004, Pritam composed the music for Sanjay Gadhvi's second film, Dhoom, which was a runaway success. The film did well and the music topped the charts.

Pritam followed up the success of Dhoom with a string of successful numbers after a year for Chocolate, Garam Masala and Gangster. Also he composed the music for Dhoom 2, the sequel to Dhoom and Life In A... Metro. He composed the music for Singh Is Kinng and Kismat Konnection and formed a band named Metro. 

Awards and nominations:-

He was nominated several times for Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director and IIFA Best Music Director Award in the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2010 He won the IIFA Award and the Apsara Producer's Guild Award for his music in Love Aaj Kal.[1] He also won the Radio Mirchi "Composer Of The Year Award" for his music in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. In 2011 he won the Big Star Award for his song "Pee Loon" in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. He also won The Global Indian Film and Television Honours award for "Special Music Director" for his music in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Mirchi Music Listeners Choice "Album Of The Year" for the same.

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