– His father, Amulya Chandra Ghosel was a renowned musician in Kolkata.
– He began learning music at the tender age of four under the tutelage of his father.
– In 1952 he joined the All India Radio Calcutta station where he performed regularly on radio programmes like ‘Kadambari’, ‘Gharana Sangeet’ etc.
– He later went on to join the Central Institute of Classical Music, Delhi, where he learnt classical music and became proficient in Hindustani classical music.
– He had given many concerts across India and abroad including Japan, USA, England, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Mauritius, Fiji, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, South Africa, Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Niger, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, DRCongo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Gabon, Sao Tomé & Príncipe, Seychelle, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundian, Democratic Republic Of CongoRolesGhoshals songs are popular among the masses, and he has sung several thousand numbers for film, TV serials, advertisements and stage plays.
He has composed music for over 200 movies in Bengali and Hindi languages.
His notable compositions include “Ekti Chhilo Raja”, “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar”, “O Mere Man Megha Re”, “Amar Amar Prem”, “Muktir Ghatot Ki Aankhon Mein”, “Chandranath O Chandranath”, “Nabanna Kabita Lekha”, “Abhinandan”, “Shubho Mahurat”, “Tumi Je Piyaro”, “Lakshmi Narayan”, “Samaj Ko Samaj”, “Sampurner Putra”, “Hridoye Nodir Golpo”, “Sri Ramayana”, “Ramayan”, “Hanuman Chalisa“, “Swami Vivekananda”, “Bandish”, “Krishnopakhyan”, “Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke”.
Anup Ghoshal was born on 21st January 1974 in Kolkata, India. His father Amulya Chandra Ghosel was a well known composer and singer. His mother Labanyananda Ghoshal was a renowned vocalist. As a child, he used to accompany her during performances.
He did his schooling from Presidency College, Kolkata. He completed his graduation from Jadavpur University, Calcutta. After completing his education, he worked in a bank. Later, he joined a software firm where he worked for five years.
In 2001, he moved to Mumbai and joined a leading advertising agency called SapientNitro. There he met another musician named Abhijit Banerjee. They both became friends and formed a band together. In 2003, they founded a record label called Shubhangi Music Company.
The name of the band was changed to L’il Champs and they began to perform live concerts. Then, they signed a contract with Zee Music Company. Their debut album titled “L’il Champs” was released in 2005.
They performed live concerts extensively across the country. At one such concert, they met Prasoon Joshi, a famous lyricist. He wrote lyrics for their second album titled “Nachiketa”.
Ghoshal was married to Nandini Ghoshal in 2008. Together they have a son named Rohan.
His latest release is “Ishqbaaz”, featuring Sonu Nigam. This song features vocals from Arijit Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan. The music video of the song was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Accolades and awards
Ghoshal has been offered Honourary Citizen of Chicago in 1993 by Mayor Richard M. Daley, as well
as other awards. He received the National Film Award for best male playback singer award for his songs “Goopy bagh gaye phire elo”, “Mera joota hai mera joota” and “Ek din bhi ek dum”. In 1982 he won BFJA Awards for best male playback singer for the song “Aaj mere dil mein kya hua” from the movie Masoom.
In 1980 he won the BFJA Award for best male playback singing for the song “Jab tak mujh ko dekh ke liye” from the movie Goopiya Bagh Gaye Phire Elo. In 1979 he won the BFJA award for best male playback singing in the category of ‘Best Male Playback Singer’ for the song “Tere bin se nahi rehta hai” from the movie Hirak Rajar Deshe.
He has also won the Filmfare award for best male playback singer twice. Once for the song “Kuchch chale jaayenge” from the film Khel Khel Mein and again for the song “Chandausi ka phera” from the film Jeevan Saathi.