Amit Trivedi

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Date Of Birth

About Me

Amit Trivedi is an Indian film score composer, music director, singer and lyricist. After working as a theatre and jingle composer and composing for non-film albums, he debuted as a film composer in the 2008 Hindi film Aamir,[1] and was noticed for his critically acclaimed work in the Hindi film Dev.D (2009),[2][3] which earned him several Awards, including the 2010 National Film Awards for Best Music Direction.

Trivedi was born in BandraMumbai, India to a traditional Gujarati family, and when he was young his only connect with music was devotional songs and Gujarati folk.[4] His native city is Ahmedabad, Gujarat

In his younger days, an electronic musical instrument fascinated Trivedi and he was slowly drawn towards music, mainly influenced by classical music. At 19–20, he began composing music. In college days joined the band Om, who performed at local gigs, small shows and live performances. They struck gold when Times Music took notice at one of their shows, and offered to launch their album. The album however did not fare well, due to lack of promotion.[7] Eventually Trivedi went on to compose for theatre (Hindi, English and Gujarati plays), background music for television shows, programming for some Marathi films, live performances, dandiya shows, orchestras etc. He also had a brief stint composing advertisement jingles, for brands such as McDonald's and Airtel.[8] After sound engineer and Audio Garage Recording Studio owner Arvind Vishwakarma introduced Trivedi to Sony BMG, he began composing music for non-film albums. As a part of his two-year contract, Trivedi composed some tracks for Abhijeet Sawant's Junoon and one song in Prashant Tamang's debut album. He arranged for many musician including Amartya Rahut for a Marathi movie Uttarayan in 2004.

Film music eventually came his way, when friend and playback singer Shilpa Rao suggested his name to film director Anurag Kashyap. The latter was in search of a new composer with a distinct vision for his next film. After meeting Trivedi, Kashyap offered him the chance to compose the soundtrack to Dev.D. Although it was scheduled to be his debut, Dev.D ran into production delays and was shelved for some time. Dev.D's music got critical acclaimation

Upon Kashyap's recommendation, Trivedi was roped in to score Raj Kumar Gupta's directorial venture Aamir. Trivedi and Gupta worked on making the soundtrack fuse with the film narrative, resulting in an effort that garnered critical recognition.[9][10]

By the end of 2008, Dev.D was finally released. The soundtrack, released in December, consisted of 18 tracks of different genres. Trivedi dubbed the soundtrack the "baap (father) of different genres". He sang five songs on the soundtrack, and wrote the lyrics for one ("Aankh Micholi"). He shot to fame with the unusual music of Dev.D, giving many chart-busters like "Emosanal Attyachar", "Saali Khushi", "O Pardesi" and many more. He was conferred with both the R. D. Burman Award and the Best Background Score at the Filmfare Awards 2010,[11] before receiving the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, the highest recognition for Indian composers. Trivedi wrote the score for the 2009 Hindi Film, Wake Up Sid and one of his compositions "Iktaara" was also included in the soundtrack. In 2009 itself, Trivedi was roped in by Anshu Sharma to compose the team anthem "Game for More" for Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya. Between scoring for films, Trivedi also wrote the title track for the reality show Big Switch aired on UTV Bindaas.

He has made TV appearances for various shows aired on MTV.[12][13] Also, he composed title track for the television show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan

My Achievement

National Film Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Dev.D Best Music Director Won
Filmfare Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 Dev.D RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Won
Best Background Score
Best Music Director Nominated
2011 Udaan Best Background Score Won
Aisha Nominated
2013 Ishaqzaade Best Music Director
2014 Lootera
"Manja" – Kai Po Che! Best Playback Singer – Male
2015 Queen Best Background Score Won
Best Music Director Nominated
2017 Udta Punjab Nominated
2018 Secret Superstar
Star Screen Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2018 Manmarziyaan Best Music Director Won
Zee Cine Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2018 Secret Superstar Best Music Director Won
Mirchi Music Awards    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Wake Up Sid - Iktara Listener's Choice Song of the Year Won
2012 Ishaqzaade Album of the Year Nominated
2014 Queen
"London Thumakda" from Queen Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging)
2015 "Dhadaam Dhadaam" from Bombay Velvet
"Teriyaan Tu Jaane" Indie Pop Song of the Year
2016 "Ikk Kudi" from Udta Punjab Music Composer of the Year
Udta Punjab Album of the Year
2017 Secret Superstar
Global Indian Music Academy Awards  
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Wake Up Sid - Iktara Best Film Song Won
2011 Udaan Best Background Score Nominated
2014 Lootera - Monta Re GiMA Award for Nayi Soch Won
Lootera Best Music Director Nominated
2015 Queen Best Music Director Won
Queen - London Thumakda Best Music Arranger and Programmer
Best Film Song
Queen Best Background Score Nominated
Stardust Awards[edit]    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Dev.D Standout Performance by a Music Director Nominated
New Musical Sensation – Male
2010 Aisha Standout Performance by a Music Director
New Musical Sensation – Male
Giffoni Film Festival[edit]    
Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 Udaan Best Music Score Won

My Work

Movie music composer (songs) / background score

Year Film Director Notes Ref.
2008 Aamir Raj Kumar Gupta 6 Songs [16]
Anthiponvettam AV Narayanan Malayalam film, (one song only) [17]
2009 Dev.D Anurag Kashyap All songs [18]
Wake Up Sid Ayan Mukerji Background score + 2 Songs [19]
2010 Striker Chandan Arora One Song [20]
Admissions Open K.D.Satyam   [21]
Udaan Vikramaditya Motwane All songs [22]
Aisha Rajshree Ojha [23]
2011 I Am Onir 5 songs [24]
No One Killed Jessica Raj Kumar Gupta All songs [25]
Chillar Party Nitesh TiwariVikas Bahl [26]
Trishna Michael Winterbottom one of the composers [27]
2012 Ishaqzaade Habib Faisal All songs [28]
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Shakun Batra [29]
English Vinglish Gauri Shinde [30]
Aiyyaa Sachin Kundalkar [31]
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana Sameer Sharma [32]
Pehla Sitara Owais Hussain   [33]
2013 Kai Po Che! Abhishek Kapoor All songs [34]
Bombay Talkies Anurag KashyapZoya AkhtarKaran JoharDibakar Banerjee [35]
Ghanchakkar Raj Kumar Gupta [36]
Lootera Vikramaditya Motwane [37]
2014 Queen Vikas Bahl [38]
2015 Bombay Velvet Anurag Kashyap [39]
Guddu Rangeela Subhash Kapoor [40]
Highway Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni Marathi Debut [41]
Shaandaar Vikas Bahl All Songs [42]
2016 Fitoor Abhishek Kapoor [43]
Udta Punjab Abhishek Chaubey [44]
Dear Zindagi Gauri Shinde [45]
2017 Qaidi Band Habib Faisal [46]
Secret Superstar Advait Chandan [47]
Rukh Atanu Mukherjee [48]
2018 Pad Man R. Balki [49]
Raid Raj Kumar Gupta Background score & 2 songs [50]
Blackmail Abhinay Deo 4 songs & collaborating first time with rapper Divine for a song "Badla" [51]
The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Ken Scott 2 Hindi songs [52]
That Is Mahalakshmi Prasanth varma Telugu movie; remake of Queen  
Butterfly Ramesh Aravind Kannada debut; remake of Queen [53]
Paris Paris Tamil debut; remake of Queen [53]
Zam Zam G. Neelakanta Reddy Malayalam film; remake of Queen [53]
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Vikramaditya Motwane All Songs [54]
Fanney Khan Atul Manjrekar 5 songs [55]
Manmarziyaan Anurag Kashyap All songs [56]
Andhadhun Sriram Raghavan 9 songs [57]
Helicopter Eela Pradeep Sarkar 3 songs [58]
Kedarnath Abhishek Kapoor All Songs  
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy(Telugu) Surender Reddy Telugu film  

Playback singer

Year Title(Movie/Album/TV shows) Songs List Ref.
2008 Aamir "Ha Raham (Mehfuz)"
"Chakkar Ghumyo"
2009 Dev D "Emosanal Atyachar (Brass Band Version)"
"Nayan Tarse"
"Saali Khushi"
"Aankh Micholi"
2010 Udaan "Geet Mein Dhalte Lafzon Mein"
Aisha "Suno Aisha"
2011 Chillar Party "Aa Rela Hai Apun"
"Tai Tai Phish"
"Ziddi Piddi"
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu "Gubbare" [62]
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 "Keh ke lunga" [63]
English Vinglish "Dhak Dhuk"
"English Vinglish"
Aiyyaa "Wakda" [64]
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana "Kikli Kalerdi"
"Farukha Baadi"
"Kikli Kalerdi (Punjabi version)"
2013 Kai Po Che! "Manjha"
"Meethi Boliyaan"
Bombay Talkies "Murabba (Duet)" [35]
Ghanchakkar "Allah Meherbaan"
"Ghanchakkar Babu"
"Ghanchakkar Babu (Remix)"
Lootera "Zinda"
2014 Queen "Badra Bahaar"
2015 Hunterrr "Bachpan" [68]
Guddu Rangeela "Guddu Rangeela (Title Track)"
Shaandaar "Shaam Shaandaar"
"Senti Wali Mental"
Bhale Manchi Roju(Telugu) "Dol Dolre" [69]
2016 Fitoor "Pashmina"
"Rangaa Re (Hindi version)"
"Ranga Re (English)"
Dear Zindagi "Love You Zindagi"
"Just Go To Hell Dil"
Udta Punjab "Ud-Daa Punjab"
2017 Qaidi Band "I am India (Escape)" [46]
Newton "Chal Tu Apna Kaam Kar" [70]
2018 Pad Man "Hu Ba Hu" [49]
Blackmail "Badla"
"Nindaraan Diyaan"
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero "Tafreeh" [71]
Fanney Khan "Acche Din Ab Aye Re"  
Andhadhun "Naina Da Kya Kasoor"
"Laila Laila"
Kedarnath "Namo Namo"