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Zubeen Garg

Zubeen Garg
Zubeen Garg at a concert in Bangalore, February 2007.
Background information
Birth name Zubeen Borthakur
Also known as Goldie
Born Jorhat, Assam, India
Genres Playback singing, Assamese folk, Bihu, Indian folk, Indian pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, composer, songwriter, musician, Music director, actor
Instruments Vocals, bandar, tabla, keyboard, dhol, guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels Universal Music Group, EYE creation, Times Music

Zubeen Garg is an Indian singer, music director, composer, songwriter and actor. His contributions are mostly attributed in Assamese, Bengali and Bollywood.[1] He has sung many songs in other languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bodo, Karbi, Nepali and English. He also plays dhols, dotora, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.

Zubeen's debut album Anamika was released in 1992.[2]

Garg is from the Upper Assam city Jorhat. His birth name is Zubeen Borthakur. He was named after the composer Zubin Mehta and uses his gotra name, Garg, as his surname.[3]

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.[4] His other sister Palme is a Bharata Natyam dancer.[3] Zubeen married Garima Saikia on 4 February 2002, who is a fashion designer.

Garg entered into the professional music when his debut Assamese album Anamika was released in 1992.[2] 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, and the song "Ya Ali" from the movie Gangster .[5]


  • As an actor 1
  • As a music director 2
  • Awards 3
  • Discography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

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. [6]

Year Movie Language Role
2016 Chakra[7] Hindi (Upcoming)
2015 Gaane Ki Aane Assamese Nilabh Jonak Baruah
2015 Ahetuk Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Ahetuk"
2014 Rodor Sithi Assamese Baba
2014 Suma Porokhote Assamese Special Appearance In the Song "Suma Porokhote"
2012 Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare(As The River Flows) Assamese/Hindi
2008 Mon Jai Assamese Manab
2007 Big Brother Hindi Special Appearance In the Song "Jag Lal Lal"
2006 Strings - Bound by Faith Hindi Special Appearance In the Song "Mantra (Om)"
2006 Gangster Hindi Special Apperannce In the Song "Ya Ali"
2004 Dinobandhu Assamese Bipul
2000 Tumi Mur Matho Mur Assamese Hrishi

As a music director

Year Movie Language
2014 Rodor Sithi Assamese
2012 Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare/As The River Flows Assamese/Hindi
2010 Mon Niye Bengali
2010 Kache Acho Tumi
2008 Mon Jai Assamese
2006 Strings- Bound By Faith Hindi
2006 Aami Axomiya Assamese
2006 Adhinayak Assamese
2005 Shudhu Tumi Bengali
2004 Dinabandhoo Assamese
2004 Rang Assamese
2004 Barud Assamese
2004 Maya Assamese
2003 Juman-Suman Assamese
2003 Bidhata Assamese
2003 Priya Milan Assamese
2003 Agishakshi Assamese
2002 Jiban Nadir Duti Par Assamese
2002 Jonaki Mon Assamese
2002 Kanyadaan Assamese


Year Category Films / Songs Awards Results
2005 Best Music Director Shudhu Tumi BFJA[8] Won
2006 GIFA Best Male Playback Singer Award Gangster (Ya Ali) Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)[9] Won
2006 New Musical Sensation Award (Male) Gangster (Ya Ali) Max Stardust Awards[8] Won
2007 Best Music Director Echoes of Silence (Short film)
National Award (Rajat Kamal)[10] Won



  1. ^ Ganguly, Ruman (26 March 2011). "Zubeen Garg on a different track".  
  2. ^ a b "About Zubeen's debut album Anamika at". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "ZUBEEN GARG Biography". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jonkey Barthakur dies in car mishap". North East News Agency (NENA). NENA. 7–21 February 2002. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "About Zubeen Garg in". Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Zubeen played the lead role in Mon jai, the best Assamese Film in the 56th National Award at". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Zubeen Garg to film Hindi directorial 'Chakra' next year". Times Of India. 30 Apr 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Awards won by Zubeen Garg". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Zubeen wins GIFA award". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Zubeen Garg’s Birthday Special: 10 Important Facts about Zubeen". Kothasobi. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 

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