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Amit Trivedi
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Background information
Born (1979-04-08) 8 April 1979 (age 44)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Soundtrack
  • Indian film musical
  • Indie-pop
  • Music director
  • singer
  • film scorer
  • composer
  • music producer
  • lyricist
Years active 2001–present

Amit Trivedi (born 8 April 1979) is an Indian music director, singer, film scorer, composer, music producer and lyricist who works primarily in Hindi films. 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, he gained prominence for his work in the Hindi film Dev.D (2009).. He is considered as one of the best music composers in the present bollywood music industry due to his unique style of composition and originality, gaining a huge fanbase.

Early life

Trivedi was born in Bandra, Mumbai. Growing up, his only connect with music was devotional songs and Gujarati folk. 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, along with Amartya, Shriram Iyer, Ram and Vish started a band known as Om the Fusion Band, 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. 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. 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 musicians including Amartya Bobo Rahut for a Marathi film Uttarayan in 2004.

Film music eventually came his way , Anurag Kashyap had just returned from NY, had heard allot of underground music there, he wanted someone who does this kind of music in India. Asks Shilpa Rao , I want someone who does this kind of music which is beyond anyone can imagine, why is no-one doing this kind of Music here in India , Shilpa Rao says there's this one guy who is doing it 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.Asked Shilpa Rao about 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.

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.

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 chartbusters like "Emosanal Attyachar", "Saali Khushi", "Pardesi" ,"Nayan Tarse" and many more. He was conferred with both the Filmfare R. D. Burman Award for New Music Talent and the Best Background Score at the 55th Filmfare Awards, in addition to his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, before receiving the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, the highest recognition for Indian composers. Trivedi wrote the score for Wake Up Sid (2009) and one of his compositions "Iktara" 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 also provided the music and background score for the ensemble romantic comedy-drama Aisha (2010), which also had him providing vocals for two songs, "Suno Aisha" and "Sham". He then composed the songs and score for Ishaqzaade (2012) and Lootera (2013) which earned him his second and third nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.

He then composed the soundtrack for Vikas Bahl's highly acclaimed Queen (2014), which earned him his fourth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.

He then earned three consecutive nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for his diverse compositions in Udta Punjab (2016), Secret Superstar (2017) and Manmarziyaan (2018).

He won Best Song for "Naina Da Kya Kasoor" at the News18 Reel Movie Awards from Andhadhun (2018). Apart from "Naina Da Kya Kasoor", he also sang "Laila Laila" for the film. In 2019, Power Brands honored him with the Best Music Director of the Year award for Andhadhun at the Bollywood Film Journalists Awards (BFJA).

Trivedi again earned two consecutive nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for his compositions in Haseen Dillruba (2021) and Uunchai (2022).

Trivedi was the composer of the official anthem for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which was backed by lyricist Kausar Munir and sung by Sharvi Yadav and Anand Bhaskar. An Indipop song, he also makes the use of vocal orchestra therein.

He has made TV appearances for various shows aired on MTV. Also, he composed title track for the television show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. He also composed music for the 2018 film Kedarnath produced by RSVP Movies and Guy in The Sky Pictures.

Live performance

Amit Trivedi shared stage along with the likes of Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Ritviz and The Local Train at OnePlus Music Festival. There was a Coke Studio concert at IIM Bangalore on 22 November 2013, featuring Amit Trivedi along with Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer, Tanvi Shah, Mili Nair and Jaggi. He also performed for the Bacardi NH7 Weekender (music festival) which happened in Pune, Delhi, and Hyderabad. In January 2016, he performed at Quo Vadis, the annual fest of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. On 1 February 2016, he performed at Spring Fest, the annual festival of IIT Kharagpur along with the likes of Neeti Mohan, Yashita Sharma and Divya Kumar. He performed at Chembur Gymkhana on 4 March 2017. He performed on 19 March 2017 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. On 26 March 2017, he performed along with Jonita Gandhi and Divya Kumar at Aura, the annual festival of Gogte Institute of Technology. He also composed a nation song incorporating all his popular genres and celebrating unity through an amalgamation of folk music from different states of the nation at the Mirchi Music Awards held in 2017. On 20 January 2018; he performed for the first time in Navi Mumbai at SIESONS, SIES College (Nerul) with Jonita Gandhi, Shashwat Singh, Arun Kumar and Yashita Sharma. He has also performed in "Kashiyatra" IIT BHU Annual Fest on 21 January 2018; the very next day. He performed at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering for their annual cultural festival Symphony on 7 February 2018, and his performance also included the launch and first-ever live performance of Padman's title track 'Aaj Se Teri'. He also performed in "Engifest", the Delhi Technological University Annual Fest on 16 February 2018. He also performed in "Riviera" in VIT University on 17 February 2018. He performed in Synapse (Gujarat's largest cultural fest) at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar on 24 February. He performed at the Hindu College for their fest "Mecca" on 16 March. In October 2018 he also performed at the annual cultural fest of IIT Roorkee,"Thomso". His performance at IIT Indore during Fluxus - Annual Techno-Cultural fest of IIT Indore on 17 February 2019 was highly appreciated by the crowd and considered one of his best live performances. He performed at the Vibrance 2019 (VIT Chennai's annual cultural fest) on 21 February. He also performed recently at BITS Pilani for their cultural fest "Oasis" on 22 November 2022. He is currently managed by Tarsame Mittal Talent Management for his live shows.


As composer

Year Film Language Notes Ref.
2008 Aamir Hindi Six songs
Anthiponvettam Malayalam One song
Malayalam Debut
2009 Dev.D Hindi All songs
Wake Up Sid Background score and three songs
2010 Striker One song
Admissions Open
Udaan All songs
2011 I Am Five songs
No One Killed Jessica All songs
Chillar Party
Trishna One of the composers
2012 Ishaqzaade All songs
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
English Vinglish
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
Pehla Sitara
2013 Kai Po Che! All songs
Bombay Talkies
2014 Queen
2015 Bombay Velvet
Guddu Rangeela
Highway Marathi Marathi debut
Shaandaar Hindi All songs
2016 Fitoor
Udta Punjab
Dear Zindagi
2017 Qaidi Band
Secret Superstar
2018 Pad Man
Raid Background score and two songs
Blackmail Four songs; collaborated for the first time with rapper Divine for the song "Badla"
The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Three songs
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero All songs
Fanney Khan Five songs
Manmarziyaan All songs
Andhadhun Nine songs
Helicopter Eela Three songs
Kedarnath All songs
2019 India's Most Wanted
Mission Mangal Two songs
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Telugu All songs
Telugu debut
2020 Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl Hindi All songs
Netflix film
V Telugu All songs
Telugu film
Bulbbul Hindi Background music
Netflix film
2021 Haseen Dillruba All songs
Netflix film
Rashmi Rocket All songs
ZEE5 film
2022 Badhaai Do Eight songs
Shabaash Mithu All songs
Chup: Revenge of The Artist Two songs
Goodbye All songs
Doctor G Five songs
Rocket Gang All songs
Thai Massage One song
Qala Five songs
Netflix film
2023 Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat All songs
Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway
Ganapath One song
Jubilee All songs
Amazon Prime Video web series
Unreleased Paris Paris Tamil All songs
Tamil debut
Remake of Queen
Butterfly Kannada All songs
Kannada debut
Remake ofQueen
Zam Zam Malayalam All songs
Malayalam film
Remake of Queen
That Is Mahalakshmi Telugu All songs
Telugu film
Remake of Queen

As playback singer

List of Amit Trivedi playback singer credits
Year Title (Movie/Album/TV shows) Song(s) Language Notes
2008 Aamir
  • "Ha Raham (Mehfuz)"
  • "Chakkar Ghumyo"
  • "Haara"
2009 Dev D
  • "Emosanal Atyachar (Brass Band Version)"
  • "Duniya"
  • "Nayan Tarse"
  • "Saali Khushi"
  • "Aankh Micholi"
2010 Udaan
  • "Geet Mein Dhalte Lafzon Mein"
  • "Udaan"
  • "Motumaster"
  • "Aazaadiyan"
  • "Suno Aisha"
  • "Shaam"
2011 Chillar Party
  • "Aa Rela Hai Apun"
  • "Tai Tai Phish"
  • "Ziddi Piddi"
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu "Gubbare"
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 "Keh ke lunga"
English Vinglish
  • "Dhak Dhuk"
  • "English Vinglish"
Aiyyaa "Wakda"
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
  • "Kikli Kalerdi"
  • "Motorwada"
  • "Farukha Baadi"
  • "Kikli Kalerdi (Punjabi version)"
2013 Kai Po Che!
  • "Manjha"
  • "Meethi Boliyaan"
Bombay Talkies "Murabba (Duet)"
  • "Allah Meherbaan"
  • "Ghanchakkar Babu"
  • "Ghanchakkar Babu (Remix)"
  • "Zinda"
  • "Manmarziyan"
2014 Queen
  • "Badra Bahaar"
  • "Jugni"
2015 Hunterrr "Bachpan"
Guddu Rangeela
  • "Guddu Rangeela (Title Track)"
  • "Sahebaan"
  • "Shaam Shaandaar"
  • "Senti Wali Mental"
Bhale Manchi Roju "Dol Dolre" Telugu
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"
  • "Vadiya"
2017 Qaidi Band "I am India (Escape)"
Newton "Chal Tu Apna Kaam Kar"
2018 Pad Man "Hu Ba Hu"
  • "Badla"
  • "Nindaraan Diyaan"
  • "Sataasa"
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero "Tafreeh"
Fanney Khan "Acche Din Ab Aye Re"
  • "Naina Da Kya Kasoor"
  • "Laila Laila"
Kedarnath "Namo Namo"
2020 Big Brother "Kando Kando" Malayalam Not as a composer
  • "Manasu Maare"
  • "Vasthunna Vachesthunna"
2021 Dhamaka "Khoya paya" Hindi Not as a composer
2022 RRR "Dosti"
Badhaai Do "Atak Gaya - Acoustic"
"Gol Gappa"
"Hum Rang Hai"
Sakala Gunabhirama "Psycho Pilla" Telugu Not as a composer
Chup: Revenge of the Artist "Mera Love Main" Hindi
Goodbye "Jaikal Mahakal"
Doctor G "Step Copy"
Thai Massage "Do You Wanna Boom Boom" Not as a composer


National Film Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 Dev.D Best Music Director Won

Filmfare Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
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
2019 Manmarziyaan Nominated
2022 Haseen Dillruba Nominated

Star Screen Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2018 Manmarziyaan Best Music Director Won
2018 Andhadhun - Naina Da Kya Kasoor Best Playback Singer (Male) Nominated

Zee Cine Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2018 Secret Superstar Best Music Director Won

Mirchi Music Awards

Year Category Album Song Result Ref.
2009 Listener's Choice Song Of The Year Wake Up Sid Iktara Won
2012 Album of the Year Ishaqzaade Nominated
2014 Queen
Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging) "London Thumakada"
2015 Bombay Velvet "Dhadaam Dhadaam"
Indie Pop Song of the Year "Teriyaan Tu Jaane"
2016 Music Composer of the Year Udta Punjab "Ikk Kudi"
Album of the Year Udta Punjab
2017 Secret Superstar
2022 Indie Song Of The Year Songs Of Love "Lagan Laagi Re" (along with the musical team of the song) Nominated
2023 Album Of The Year Qala (along with the musical team of the album) Pending
RRR (Hindi) (along with the musical team of the album)
Song Of The Year Qala "Ghodey Pe Sawar" (along with the musical team of the song)
"Shauq" (along with the musical team of the song)
Music Composer Of The Year "Ghodey Pe Sawar"
Listener's Choice - Album Of The Year Qala (along with the whole musical team of the album)
RRR (Hindi) (along with the musical team of the album)

Global Indian Music Academy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
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

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
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

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2010 Udaan Best Music Score Won

South Indian International Movie Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2021 V Best Music Director – Telugu Nominated

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