Full Name- Jiban Borthakur
Professional Name- Zubeen Garg
Also known as (AKA)- Goldie
Born- November 18th, 1972 (Age 38), Jorhat, Assam, India.
Origin- Jorhat, Assam, India
Genres- Playback singing, Bihu, Indipop and Rock
Occupations- singer, composer and actor
Instruments- Vocalist, Guitar and Tabla
Years Active- 1992-Present
Web Page- www.zubeen.com
Zubeen Garg is an Indian playback singer from Assam who sings Hindi, Assamese, Indipop and rock songs. He shot to fame after the song 'Yaa Ali' from the 2007 movie Gangster became a huge success. Later on he went to sing various hit numbers as well.
Other than being a singer, he is also a very popular music composer in the Assamese music scene. He plays dhols, guitar, dotara, mandolin, keyboard and various other musical instruments.
Early Life & Background
Zubeen Garg was born on 18th November, 1972 in Jorhat, Assam, India. His real name is Jiban Borthakur. But once he decided to make a career in music, he changed his name to Zubeen Garg. He also did that due to his dedication for the great composer Zubeen Mehta and so he took Zubeen from his name kept the last name as Garg which is also his Gotra.
Zubeen's younger sister Jonkie Borthakur was a noted singer and actress who died in a car accident in 2002. His other sister, Palme is also a well-known Bharat Natyam dancer. Thus, he has a family full of people who are exponents of various forms of music. He too was a music buff from his early childhood days and as he grew up, his love for music also soared. As a result, he received his formal training in music and was determined to make a niche for himself in the field of music.
Professional Singing Career
Zubeen Garg gave his first public performance when he played Tabla in 1992 and later on various shows were conducted in Assam. Later on he started making his own albums in Assamese and became popular.
However, his big bollywood moment came when he came in contact with the noted Hindi music composer Pritam Chakraborty. He asked him to sing 'Yaa Ali' for Gangster and rest as they say is history.
The song was one of the biggest blockbusters of the decade (2000-2010) and became a rage as it became one of the pivotal reasons for the movie to exceptionally well at the box-office.
Discography (Assamese Albums)
List of Hindi albums
Zubeen Garg Bollywood Songs