Zubeen Garg Biography
Zubeen Garg is an Indian singer, music director, composer, songwriter, film maker and actor from Assam. His contributions are mostly attributed in Assamese, Bengali and Bollywood. He has sung many songs in other languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bodo, Karbi, Nepali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Goalparia and English. He also plays dhols, dotora, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.
Zubeen Garg’s Personal Life
Garg is from Assam city Jorhat. His birth name is Jubin
Borthakur. 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 Shishu in memory of his late sister Jonkey. His other sister Palme is a Bharata Natyam dancer. Zubeen married Garima Saikia, a fashion designer on 4 February 2002.
Zubeen Garg’s Career
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.He has sung more than 15000 songs in various languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Oriya, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, and many others.
Zubeen Garg As an Actor
Garg also has acted in few Assamese films. He played the lead role in Mon Jai, which won the best Assamese Film in the 56th National Award.