Zubeen Garg is an Indian singer, composer, songwriter, music producer, film director, philanthropist, film producer and actor from Jorhat, Assam. He is famously known for his work in Assamese, Bengali, and Bollywood. Apart from his songs in Assamese, he has sung many songs in 40 other languages and dialects. He is also an instrumentalist and plays dhol, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and various percussion instruments.
Zubeen Garg was named after the composer Zubin Mehta and uses his gotra name, Garg, as his surname. His 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.
He stepped into the professional music when his debut album Anamika was released in 1992.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.He then got his big break in the movie "Gangster" with the song Ya Ali which was one of the most popular hit of 2006. The song brought him the best playback singer Global Indian Film Awards(GIFA) in 2006. He also worked for the Hindi album Zindagi which was highly appreciated.
He 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 Film Awards.
Born on: 18 November, 1972
Born in: Tura, Meghalaya, India