Actor, Writer, Music director
Abhishek Ray is an eminent Indian film composer, playback singer, instrumentalist, music arranger, and producer working in Bollywood . He is well known for having composed the music and done playback vocals on popular and award-winning Bollywood films, such as: Paan Singh Tomar, Welcome Back, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, I Am Kalam, Shagird, Chaar Din Ki Chandni, Premmayee, Thoondil, Yeh Saali Zindagi, and Tera Kya Hoga Johnny.Apart from feature films, Ray has composed and sung on solo albums like Udaas Paani and Raat Chand Aur Main with the legendary poet Gulzar and has other exclusive world music albums including Ritu: The Magic of the Six Indian Seasons and Raga Rendezvous. In May, 2016, he has come up with a set of seven classic singles written once again by the legendary lyricist Gulzar featuring the voices of Shreya Ghoshal, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy.He composed Aye Jahaan Aasmaan, the concerto of love with a hundred piece live orchestra and the voices of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. This song won the best song of the year at Mirchi Music Awards 2017 and his song Yeh DIL written by Gulzar and sung by Hariharan simultaneously won the nomination in the same category.He has also composed music for numerous documentaries like The Maharaja Of Jodhpur: The Legacy Lives On for which he received the 2006 Indian Telly Award for best Music. Others include The Shiamans Of The Himalayas, Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh, Forced to Kill, and Nirvana for the Discovery Channel. He began his career composing and singing for TV shows and advertisements. Today he is one of the most well known Bollywood composers and fusion artiste.Ray sings, composes, arranges, and mixes his songs and film scores. He works out of his recording studios in Versova, Andheri, Mumbai and Asiad Village, New Delhi. He plays instruments including the piano, electronic keyboards, accordion, wavedrum, conga, thumba, darbouka, electronic drum, and bass. Having a background of western classical piano and Hindustani classical vocals, he fuses elements of diverse musical streams in his arrangements. His original musical compositions are inspired by his nomadic lifestyle, untamed travels and Mother Nature.Ray is also a naturalist and a bonafide government tiger and leopard tracker. He is an avid birder and wildlife conservationist and runs his own wildlife reserve next to Corbett National Park called the Sitabani Wildlife Reserve.He is also the composer singer of Indias national anthem on tiger conservation.
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