The name of Pritam in the credits of a music album is enough to ensure music lovers that they are in for a treat. The songs composed by Pritam go on to become chartbusters. Working with Pritam is a dream almost every newbie cherishes. Pritam has seen an illustrious career in Bollywood and has composed for a plethora of blockbuster movies. The composer turned a year older today and on Pritam’s birthday wishes have been flowing in from every nook and corner.
Born in a middle-class family in, Pritam got his early training in music from his father and learnt guitar while still in school. After getting a graduation degree from FTII, Pritam started composing jingles and got friendly with other struggling composers like Shantanu Moitra, Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Gadhvi and Jeet Gannguli. Pritam’s big Bollywood break came when Sanjay Gadhvi was roped in to direct Tere Liye and the former composed music for the movie.
The composer who has won 2 Filmfare Awards, 4 Zee Cine Awards, 3 Star Screen Awards, 3 IIFA Awards and 3 ITA Awards among many others, is shy in real life. He once revealed that before a movie’s release, the producers keep stressing him to give interviews, but he is not comfortable with the idea. The composer also considers Dhoom as the turning point in his career. Having composed for more than 100 movies, Pritam also said once that his biggest challenge is to ensure his work doesn’t sound the same.
Pritam has worked with almost all celebrated production houses be it Yash Raj Films, Dharma Productions or any other house. Apart from being a composer, Pritam is also an amazing stage performer. On his 45th birthday, here are 5 stage performances of the star which you cannot miss:
His performance with Neha Kakkar and Benny Dayal on Daaru Desi from Cocktail:
Pritam and Arijit Singh performing together will touch your heart:
This performance in which Pritam blended many of his hit songs cannot be missed:
Pritam and Saif Ali Khan performing together will make music lovers happy:
Pritam and Abhijeet Sawant’s performance on Zara Si Dil Me De Jagah Tu will take you to Jannat:
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