Abhijeet Bhattacharya is a legendary Bollywood playback singer. He was famous as “Abhijeet”. He was born on 30 October 1958 in Uttar Pradesh, India.
He came from a middle-class Muslim family. His father’s name Dhirendranath Bhattacharya & mother Kamladevi Bhattacharya. He is the youngest of his four brothers. In Kanpur, his family members were all musical, and educated professionals.
He passed his matriculation from Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur and Class XII from BNSD Inter College, Chunni Ganj, Kanpur and graduated in commerce (B.Com.) from Christ Church College, Kanpur in 1977. He developed his voice and style of singing by listening to songs by prolific singer such as Kishore Kumar.
Abhijit came to Mumbai in 1981 to study chartered accountancy. But he decided to pursue a career in playback singing instead. He received a call from Rahul Dev Burman to sing for Dev Anand‘s son’s debut film Anand Aur Anand.
In this movie, he got the opportunity to sing a song along with his idol Kishor Kumar. It all happened to Abhijeet as he received a new lease of life when music director Ravindra Jain, gave him an offer to live with him. Abhijeet got opportunities to sing as a chorus singer for music directors Rajesh Roshan and Jagjit Singh.
Today Abhijeet is one of the top names when it comes to male playback singers. He has entrenched himself in the music world with several other hits like ‘Ole Ole’ in Yeh Dillagi, the title track of Main Khiladi Tu Anari, ‘Zara Sa Jhoom loo main’ Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge ‘Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki’ Fareb, ‘Shaher Ki Ladki’ Rakshak, ‘Jhanjhriya’ Krishna, ‘Tan tana tan tan tara’ Judwaa.
Wife & Sons
He married to Sumati Bhattacharya in 1990. He has 2 sons, named Jai Bhattacharya, Dhruv Bhattacharya.
In March 2016, his Wife & sons were stranded in blasts-hit Brussels have been shifted safely to a hotel in Antwerp city. Abhijeet had yesterday said his wife Sumati and son Jai were stranded in Brussels but had assured they were safe.”They have been taken to nearest Antwerp city in Belgium which is the capital of Antwerp province. Check more details about the incident Brussels attack: Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s son Jai and wife Sumati are safe.
He won the Filmfare Award and Screen Award for the best singer for his song ‘Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon’ in Yes Boss. He also won the MTV ASIA Award 2004.
Age, Height & Measurements
Abhijeet Age 59 years. Abhijeet's height 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) & weight 143 lbs (65 kg). Full body measurements 40 - 30 - 12, Body build Straight & Zodiac Sign Scorpio.
|Birth/Full Name||Abhijeet Bhattacharya|
|Date of Birth||October 30th, 1958|
|Place of Birth||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Body Measurements||40 - 30 - 12|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)|
|Weight||143 lbs (65 kg)|
|Brother||3 Brothers (Elder)|
|School||Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur BNSD Inter College Chunni Ganj, Kanpur|
|College/University||Christ Church College, Kanpur|
|Net Worth||$30 million.|