Pritam Chakraborty


Artist Birtday : 14/06/1971 (Age 51)
Born In : Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation(s) : Singer, Music Composer, Record Producer
Genres : Bollywood, Filmi, Classical, Sufi Pop, Rock, Pop

Pritam Chakraborty also known mononymously as Pritam, is one of the most most famous Indian music composer, singer, instrumentalist, and electronic guitar player for Bollywood films. The most talented music director earned international acclaim due to his versatility and range of music in various Indian films. Born in a Bengali family to Anuradha Chakraborty and Prabodh Chakraborty, he gained his early training in music from his father and learned to play the guitar while he was still in school. He has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Presidency College. In 1994, Pritam joined FTII, Pune. He took up Sound Recording and Engineering there. During this time, he was offered a chance to compose background music for a film by the Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Gaal.

Pritam formed a band with his Presidency batch-mates, called “Jotugriher Pakhi” for which, he used to play the guitar. They even have a cassette released to their credit at that time. After that Pritam joined a Bangla band, Chandrabindoo. Later Pritam started band Metro with James, Suhail, Soham & Eric during his film called Life in a Metro. In December 2001, Pritam stepped into the industry with Tere Liye. In 2002, he alongside Jeet composed music for Yash Raj Films’ Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai. All the songs from that movie were chartbusters.

Soon after, they went their separate ways over some misunderstanding. He had built a name for his compositions by finely blending Indian classical music with western influences. His compositions for Gadhvi’s second movie Dhoom were a runaway hit. Today he is one of the most popular name of music industry having number of hit songs and music compositions in his credits. His popular work for Bollywood movies includes Dhoom 2, Love Aaj Kal, Jab We Meet, Gangster, Once Upon Time In Mumbaai, Bodyguard, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Murder 3, Dilwale and countless others.