The Times Of India is organising a 9-day Hyderabad festival
from 28th January to 5th February at different venues across the city.
On 2nd February, renowned Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet will present a Bollywood Music Night at the Rock Heights, Shilparamam.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya was born in a middle-class Bengali family in Kanpur, the youngest of 4 brothers. Even though his parents opposed his singing, Abhijeet went against their wishes to become a singer.
He came to Mumbai in 1981 to study Chartered Accountancy, but owing to his fascination for singing and music, he decided to pursue a career in playback singing. Despite being gifted with a melodious voice, he had to struggle for a very long time. During this period, he had to reside in tiny rooms and dingy guesthouses.
After a long struggle in Bombay, as he was finally packing his bags to go back, he received a call from R D Burman to sing for Dev Anand's Anand Aur Anand. But the film flopped and he was struggling to find work again. For quite a few years, he resorted to singing cover versions of Kishore Kumar hits.
In the 1990s, he got his due rewards when his songs in Baaghi, Ek Chanchal Shokh Hasina, Chandni Raat Hai and Har Kasam Se Badi Hai became superhits. And there was no looking back since.
He has also delivered other hits including Yeh Dillagi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, Fareb, Rakshak, Krishna, Sadak, Khiladi, Raja Babu, Yes Boss, Baadshah, Josh, and Dhadkan, to name a few. He won the Filmfare award for the best singer for his song Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon in Yes Boss.
Entry to all the events is by free invitations, available at The Times Of India office on road no. 2, Banjara Hills, and at Music World outlets. Please contact 6527-7755 for invitations and further details.