Amit Trivedi

11 July 1979 | Cancer

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Amit Trivedi

Amit Trivedi

Amit Trivedi is an Indian music composer, singer, record producer, instrumentalist and lyricist who is well known for his works like Dev D, Wake Up Sid, Udaan and Queen.

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Amit Trivedi is an Indian music composer, singer, record producer, instrumentalist and lyricist who is well known for his works like Dev D, Wake Up Sid, Udaan and Queen. Amit Trivedi, whose native place is Ahmedabad, was born in Mumbai. Drawn towards music from a very early age, Trivedi started composing songs while he was still in college. He was also a part of the college band called Om. The band performed at small events and gigs and was eventually noticed by Times Music. Times Music also launched their debut album. However, the album wasn’t very successful and Amit went on to do a string of jingles for Airtel and McDonalds. He also composed music for a few non-film albums with Sony BMG. Shortly after this, he was introduced to Anurag Kashyap by Shilpa Rao who was looking for some fresh compositions for his upcoming film, Dev D (2009). Kashyap, impressed by Trivedi’s music, decided to take him on board. However, the film’s release got delayed and Aamir (2008) turned out to be Trivedi’s debut in Bollywood. The subsequent year, when Dev D was released, Amit was highly praised and he received many awards. Apart from the Filmfare and Star Screen award for best music, he also bagged the National Award for best music direction. Trivedi also penned the lyrics for "Aankh Micholi" from Dev D and sang a few songs for the same film. In the same year he followed up the success of Dev D with another raging success, Wake Up Sid. In 2010, he won the Filmfare Award the second time for the best background score in Udaan (2010). Over the next few years he won the CK International Award twice for Chillar Party (2011) and Kai Po Che! (2013). His other successful film albums were Aisha (2010), Ishaqzaade (2012), Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012), English Vinglish (2012), Bombay Talkies (2013) and Lootera (2013). The following year, his music in Queen (2014) was a nation wide success and he won the Filmfare Award for the best background score. He last composed for the film Guddu Rangeela (2015). He has also composed music of some of the upcoming films like Shaandar (2015), Bhavesh Joshi (2015) and Akira (2015). Apart from composing, he has also performed at concerts. He was a part of the Coke Studio at MTV and NH7 Weekender, the music festival. Amit is married to Krutee Trivedi and the couple has a son together.

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