September 8th, 2018 | Updated on April 17th, 2023
Amit Trivedi is an Indian film score composer, music director, singer and lyricist. 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, and was noticed for his critically acclaimed work in the Hindi film Dev.D (2009), which earned him several Awards, including the 2010 National Film Awards for Best Music Direction.
Amit Trivedi’s musical journey started during his days at Rizvi College Mumbai where he joined a fusion band called “OM”.
The band did few gigs and got an album released by Times Music but the album failed due to poor promotion. Amit’s struggle continued with ad-jingles, background scores for TV serials and Theater.
As a part of a two year contract with Sony BMG, Amit composed some tracks for Abhijeet Sawant’s Junoon and one track in Prashant Tamang’s debut album.
Singer Shilpa Rao introduced him to director Anurag Kashyap who was looking for a composer for his ambitious project Dev.D.
Anurag was so impressed by Amit’s music that he decided to convert Dev.D (2009) into a musical. Dev.D was meant to be his first release but ran into some production delays.
Anurag recommended his name for Aamir (2008) which eventually became his first Bollywood release .Dev.D was the major turning point for him, earning accolades, fame and a National Film Award for Best Music Direction.
He also won two Filmfare and a Star Screen award for the same movie. He continued working with his college band mate and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya in Dev.D, Wake Up Sid (2009) and Udaan (2010).
He believes in making good music that can be related to film’s script instead of becoming a music factory. His favorite genres are Jazz, Rock and Western Classical and favorite instruments Clarinet, Oboe, Mandolin, Harmonica.
Trivedi was born in Bandra, Mumbai, India to a traditional Gujarati family, and when he was young his only connect with music was devotional songs and Gujarati folk. His native city is Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
|Born||8 April 1979 (age 39) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Genres||Soundtrack, Indian Film Music, Indie-pop|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, record producer, singer, instrumentalist, lyricist|
|Net Worth||Under – Review|
Facts About Amit Trivedi
1. During his college days, Amit Trivedi joined a band called Om. Times Music took notice of it and offered to launch their album but it didn’t do well due to lack of promotion.
2. He composed songs in Abhijeet Sawant’s Junoon, including the title track.
3. Amit Trivedi also gave music for theatre, background music for television shows, live performances, dandiya shows and orchestras. He even composed jingles for brands like McDonalds and Airtel.
4. He was introduced to Anurag Kashyap, by a common friend, none other than Shilpa Rao.
5. He was awarded the prestigious R. D. Burman Award and a Filmfare Award for Best Background Score for DevD in 2010. He also received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.
6. Trivedi wrote the score for the 2009 Hindi Film– Wake Up Sid and one of his compositions “Iktaara” became the most famous song of the movie.
7. Although Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composed music for Wake Up Sid, Trivedi Composed the background socre and the song Iktara.
8. Amit Trivedi was very naughty as a kid. He also didn’t do very well at school and was expelled from History class for a whole year. “I have now turned sober and feel that all my naughtiness has got transferred to my music”, he says.
9. He has worked with Honey Singh in a song for Luv Shuv te chicken Khurana
10. Though he mostly sings for his own compositions only, he has sung ‘Keh Ke Lunga’ from Gangs of Wasseypur, composed by Sneha khanwalkar.
The 10 Best Songs Of Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi is really today’s best musician. His work in Dev.D fetched him the RD Burman Award & the National Film Award. All of his songs are marvellous. Choosing only 10 out of them would be quite challenging. Here are his best songs
1. Iktara – Wake Up Sid!
2. Pashmina | Fitoor | Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif | Amit Trivedi | love song
3. Queen: Badra Bahaar Full Video Song | Amit Trivedi
4. Sawaar Loon Lootera Song With Lyrics
5. Gustakh Dil (Video Song) | English Vinglish
6. Shubharambh ( Kai Po Che )
7. Pareshaan – Full Song Audio | Ishaqzaade | Shalmali Kholgade | Amit Trivedi
8. Daryaa | Lyrical Audio Song | Manmarziyaan | Amit Trivedi, Shellee
9. Sacchi Mohabbat | Lyrical Audio Song | Manmarziyaan | Amit Trivedi, Shellee | Abhishek, Taapsee
10. Zinda | Unplugged Version | Amit Trivedi | MTV Unplugged | Lootera
Movie Music Composer (Songs) / Background Score
|2008||Aamir||Raj Kumar Gupta||6 Songs|
|2008||Anthiponvettam||AV Narayanan||Malayalam film, (one song only)|
|2009||Dev.D||Anurag Kashyap||All songs|
|2009||Wake Up Sid||Ayan Mukerji||Background score + 2 Songs|
|2010||Striker||Chandan Arora||One Song|
|2010||Admissions Open||K.D.Satyam||All songs|
|2010||Udaan||Vikramaditya Motwane||All songs|
|2010||Aisha||Rajshree Ojha||All songs|
|2011||No One Killed Jessica||Raj Kumar Gupta||All songs|
|2011||Chillar Party||Nitesh Tiwari, Vikas Bahl||All songs|
|2011||Trishna||Michael Winterbottom||one of the composers|
|2012||Ishaqzaade||Habib Faisal||All songs|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Shakun Batra||All songs|
|2012||English Vinglish||Gauri Shinde||All songs|
|2012||Aiyyaa||Sachin Kundalkar||All songs|
|2012||Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana||Sameer Sharma||All songs|
|2012||Pehla Sitara||Owais Hussain||All songs|
|2013||Kai Po Che!||Abhishek Kapoor||All songs|
|2013||Bombay Talkies||Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar,||All songs|
|2013||Ghanchakkar||Raj Kumar Gupta||All songs|
|2013||Lootera||Vikramaditya Motwane||All songs|
|2014||Queen||Vikas Bahl||All songs|
|2015||Bombay Velvet||Anurag Kashyap||All songs|
|2015||Guddu Rangeela||Subhash Kapoor||All songs|
|2015||Highway||Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni Marathi Debut||All songs|
|2015||Shaandaar||Vikas Bahl||All songs|
|2016||Fitoor||Abhishek Kapoor||All songs|
|2016||Udta Punjab||Abhishek Chaubey||All songs|
|2016||Dear Zindagi||Gauri Shinde||All songs|
|2017||Qaidi Band||Habib Faisal||All songs|
|2017||Secret Superstar||Advait Chandan||All songs|
|2017||Rukh||Atanu Mukherjee||All songs|
|2018||Fanney Khan||Atul Manjrekar||5 songs|
|2018||Andhadhun||Sriram Raghavan||All songs|
|2018||Manmarziyaan||Anurag Kashyap||All songs|
|2019||Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||Raa Narasimha Reddy||Telugu film|
Awards & Nominations
|2009||Best Music Director||Dev.D||Won|