Debojyoti Mishra, is an Indian film composer. He became popular with his minimalist classical compositions for the Hindi film Raincoat, directed by Rituparno Ghosh. His work on films like Chokher Bali, Bariwali, Arekti premer golpo, Memories in March was acclaimed. He also worked on Bengali films, Chaturanga and Sesher Kobita, directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay. He has also composed music for the Malayalam film Calcutta News, which was set in Kolkata. Debojyoti is a self-taught artist and exhibited his first solo show in December 2012 in ICCR Kolkata by one of youngest art curator of India, Jyotirmoy Bhttacharya. The composer was inspired to become a painter by the Indian painter Jogen Chowdhury. Born in a musical family where his father Jahnabi Ranjan Mishra, who was a disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Shishir Konya Dhar Choudhary, tutored him and introduced him to violin. He was fortunate to start his career as chief assistant to legendary music composer Salil Chawdhury for long 14 years. He was chief assistant to Illyaraja, a renowned music director from South India, during the period of 1988-89. He was very closed to Gautam Chattopadhyay, founder of Mahiner Ghoraguli band. He was solo violinist for the great filmmaker, Satyajit Ray. Debojyoti was music composer for several award-winning films for Nationally and Internationally acclaimed Directors like Mrinal Sen, Govind Nihalani, Rituparno Ghosh, Florian Gallenberger, Aparna Sen, Amal Palekar, Bhabna Talwar and many others. He has composed more than 500 ad jingles which includes Berger Paints, Asian Paint, India Today, Haier Plasma and many others. He also scored signature tunes for many television channels including Tara Bangla, Akash Bangla, Sangeet Bangla and many other channels. Many of his songs became very popular in Bengal for his accurate controlled use of instruments and voice.
Born in: Calcutta, India.