Abhijeet, born as Abhijeet Bhattacharya, is a singer from India. He was born in a middle-class Bengali family in Kanpur, the youngest of four siblings. Although his parents were against the idea, Abhijeet went against their wishes and became a singer.
He left home for Mumbai in 1981 to study Chartered Accountancy. Due to his fascination for singing and music, he decided to pursue a career in playback singing and quit Chartered Accountancy. Despite being gifted with a melodious voice, he struggled for a long time.
After his long struggle in Bombay, he received a call from R.D. Burman to sing for Dev Anand's sons debut film. Abhijeet also sang with Kishore Kumar, his idol, in the same film.
In the 1990s he was rewarded when the songs of Baaghi of Anand-Milind, ‘Ek chanchal shokh hasina’, ‘Chandni raat hai’ and ‘Har kasam se badi hai’ became superhits.
* FilmFare Award for best singer in 1997 for 'MAIN KOI AISA GEET GAAON' in Yes Boss
* Screen-Videocon Award for the best singer in 1997 for ‘Chand taare’ in Yes Boss
* MTV Life Time Achievement Award.
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