Amit Trivedi

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Amit Trivedi is an Indian film composer, musician, singer and lyricist, working in Bollywood. 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,[1] and shot to fame in the Hindi film music scene with his critically acclaimed work in the more popular Dev.D (2009),[2][3] which earned him several accolades, including the 2010 National Film Award for Best Music Direction for Dev.D.

Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi at QUEEN success party
Trivedi at the success party for Queen in 2014
Background information
Born 8 April 1979 (age 38)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Genres Soundtrack, Indian Film Music, Indie-pop
Occupation(s) Composer, record producer, singer, instrumentalist, lyricist
Years active 2001–present

Early life

Trivedi was born in Bandra, Mumbai in India. His native city is Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[4]


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 joined the band Om, 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.[5] 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.[6] 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 musician including Amartya Rahut for a marathi movie Uttarayan in 2004.

Film music eventually came his way, when friend and playback singer Shilpa Rao 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. 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. Dev.D's music got critical acclaimation

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.[7][8]

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 chart-busters like "Emosanal Attyachar", "Saali Khushi", "O Pardesi" and many more. He was conferred with both the R. D. Burman Award and the Best Background Score at the Filmfare Awards 2010,[9] before receiving the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, the highest recognition for Indian composers. Trivedi wrote the score for the 2009 Hindi Film, Wake Up Sid and one of his compositions "Iktaara" 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.


Movie music composer (songs) / background score

Year Film Director Notes
2008 Aamir Raj Kumar Gupta
Anthiponvettam AV Narayanan Malayalam film, (one song only)
2009 Dev.D Anurag Kashyap
Wake Up Sid Ayan Mukerji Background score + 1 song (Iktaara)
2010 Striker Chandan Arora
Admissions Open K.D.Satyam
Udaan Vikramaditya Motwane
Aisha Rajshree Ojha
I Am Onir
2011 No One Killed Jessica Raj Kumar Gupta
Chillar Party Nitesh Tiwari, Vikas Bahl
Trishna Michael Winterbottom
2012 Ishaqzaade Habib Faisal
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Shakun Batra
English Vinglish Gauri Shinde
Aiyyaa Sachin Kundalkar
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana Sameer Sharma
Pehla Sitara Owais Hussain
2013 Kai Po Che! Abhishek Kapoor
Bombay Talkies Anurag Kashyap
Ghanchakkar Raj Kumar Gupta
Lootera Vikramaditya Motwane
2014 Queen Vikas Bahl
2015 Bombay Velvet Anurag Kashyap
Guddu Rangeela Subhash Kapoor
Highway Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni Marathi Debut
Shaandaar Vikas Bahl
2016 Fitoor Abhishek Kapoor
Udta Punjab Abhishek Chaubey
Dear Zindagi Gauri Shinde
2017 Qaidi Band Habib Faisal
Secret Superstar Advait Chandan
Rukh Atanu Mukherjee
2018 Butterfly Kannada film; remake of Queen
Pad Man R. Balki
Raid Raj Kumar Gupta Original score with background score
Blackmail Abhinay Deo collaborating first time with rapper Divine
Paris Paris Ramesh Aravind Tamil film; remake of Queen
Bhavesh Joshi Vikramaditya Motwane
Eela Pradeep Sarkar

Television performances / non movie album

Year Title Other Notes
2007 Junoon Non-film album, 4 songs
2008 F4 – Tu To Na Aayi Non-film album (for Indian Idol F4 band)
2012 Coke Studio (Season 2,Episode 3)
2013 Coke Studio (Season 3,Episode 6)
2014 MTV Unplugged (Season 4,Episode 1)
2015 Coke Studio (Season 4,Episode 1)
2016 The Dewarists (Season 5,Episode 6)]]
2016 Colgate MaxFresh: Taazgi Ka Dhamaka feat. Ranveer Singh Television Ad.

Playback singer

Year Title(Movie/Album/TV shows) Songs List
2008 Aamir Ha Raham (Mehfuz),
Chakkar Ghumyo &
2009 Dev D Duniya,
Nayan Tarse,
Saali Khushi &
Aankh Micholi
2010 Udaan Geet Mein Dhalte Lafzon Mein,
Motumaster Iski Maa Agar Isse &
Aazaadiyan Aazaadiyan Aankhein Na
Aisha Suno Aisha &
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
Coke Studio (Season 2,Episode 3) Baari Baari
English Vinglish Dhak Dhuk &
English Vinglish
Aiyyaa Wakda
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana Kikli Kalerdi,
Farukha Baadi &
Kikli Kalerdi (Punjabi version)
2013 Kai Po Che! Manjha &
Meethi Boliyaan
Bombay Talkies Murabba (Duet)
Ghanchakkar Allah Meherbaan,
Ghanchakkar Babu &
Ghanchakkar Babu (Remix)
Lootera Zinda &
Coke Studio (Season 3,Episode 6)
2014 Queen Badra Bahaar &
MTV Unplugged (Season 4,Episode 1)
2015 Hunterrr Bachpan
Coke Studio (Season 4,Episode 1) Teriyaan Tu Jaane
Guddu Rangeela Guddu Rangeela (Title Track)&
Shaandaar Shaam Shaandaar&
Senti Wali Mental
Bhale Manchi Roju Dol Dolre (Telugu)
2016 Fitoor Pashmina
Rangaa Re (Hindi version)
Udta Punjab Udta Punjab
2017 Qaidi Band I am India (Escape)
2018 Pad Man Hu Ba Hu


Year Title(Movie/Album/TV shows) Songs List
2009 Dev D Aankh Micholi
2011 Chillar Party Tai Tai Phish
2013 Lootera Zinda

Live performance

Amit Trivedi did his first live concert at Mood Indigo (IIT Bombay's annual cultural festival), on 23 December 2010. The concert also witnessed Tochi Raina, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kavita Seth, Nikhil D'Souza, Raja Hasan, Aditi Singh Sharma and Shriram Iyer performing with him. 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, 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 (singer). He is performing 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 (singer) at Aura, the annual festival of Gogte Institute of Technology.[10]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. He has also performed in "Kashiyatra" IIT BHU Annual Fest on 21st Jan 2018.He performed at K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering for their annual cultural festival Symphony on February 7th,2018. He will also perform in "Engifest", Delhi Technological University Annual Fest on 16th Feb 2018.

Awards and nominations

National Film Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 Dev.D Best Music Director Won [11]

Filmfare Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 Dev.D RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Won [12]
Best Background Score [12]
Best Music Director Nominated
2010 Udaan Best Background Score Won [13]
Aisha Nominated
2012 Ishaqzaade Best Music Director
2013 Lootera
2014 Queen Best Background Score Won
Best Music Director Nominated
2016 Udta Punjab Best Music Director Nominated
2017 Secret Superstar Best Music Director Nominated

Star Screen Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2010 Udaan Best Background Music Nominated
2012 English Vinglish
Ishaqzaade Best Music Director

Zee Cine Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2018 Secret Superstar Best Music Director Won [14]

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
2014 Lootera - Monta Re GiMA Award for Nayi Soch
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

Mirchi Music Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 Wake Up Sid - Iktara Listener's Choice Song of the Year Won [15]

Stardust Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 Dev.D Standout Performance by a Music Director Nominated [16]
New Musical Sensation – Male [16]
2010 Aisha Standout Performance by a Music Director [17]
New Musical Sensation – Male [17]

BIG Star Entertainment Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Ishaqzaade Most Entertaining Music Nominated
Pareshaan - Ishaqzaade Most Entertaining Song

Giffoni Film Festival

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2010 Udaan Best Music Score Won [18][19]


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  2. ^ "Dev.D – music review by Amanda Sodhi". Planet Bollywood. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ Amit Trivedi’s music in Dev D derives from his musical journey Archived 24 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. The Indian Express, 21 January 2009.
  4. ^ "My wife handles my money and madness both very well: Amit Trivedi". The Times of India. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Amit Trivedi – 'I don't believe stars are needed to make the music a hit' | Editorial-Just Talk". 14 January 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Making music, from Aamir to Dev.D". 31 December 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Aamir : Music Review by Joginder Tuteja". Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Aamir – music review by Gianysh Toolsee". Planet Bollywood. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  9. ^ Amit Trivedi's Interview where he reveals the identity of Rangila and Rasila
  10. ^ "Rock on show by singer Amit Trivedi". Tarun Bharat. Belagavi, India. 26 March 2017.
  11. ^ "57th National Awards". The Times of India. 17 September 2010.
  12. ^ a b "3 Idiots Dev-D top-winners at Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  13. ^ "Udaan, Dabangg top winners at Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. 29 January 2010.
  14. ^ "Zee Cine Awards Winners - 2018". Zee Cine Awards.
  15. ^ Filmicafe Media Inc. "Airtel Mirchi Music Awards Winners". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  16. ^ a b "Stardust awards 2010 Nominations". Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  17. ^ a b "Nominations of Stardust Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  18. ^ "Udaan wins accolades at the Giffoni Film Festival". Financial Express.
  19. ^ "Udaan bags best music score award at Giffoni Film Festival". Radio and Music.

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