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Background information
Born 29 March 1982 (1982-03-29) (age 42)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Anupam music
  • rock
  • pop
  • alternative rock
  • Singer
  • lyricist
  • music composer
  • poet
  • columnist
Instruments Guitar, musical composition, songwriting, vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Anupam Roy Creations

Anupam Roy (born 29 March 1982) is an Indian singer, singer-songwriter, music director, composer, songwriter, guitarist, playback singer from Kolkata, West Bengal. He made his debut with Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao & Benche Thakar Gaan, which appeared on the soundtrack of the 2010 Bengali film Autograph. Since then, he has gone on to compose, write lyrics and sing for many Bengali films. In 2015, he made his Bollywood debut, composing the songs and score for Piku. He was nominated for the 61st Filmfare Award for Best Music Director,[1] and won the 61st Filmfare Award for Best Background Score for Piku.[2] He is a recipient of 64th National Film Award for Best Lyrics for the song Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho.[3]


Two of his songs featured in the Bengali film Autograph (2010) by Srijit Mukherji. Roy wrote and composed Benche Thakar Gaan (বেঁচে থাকার গান), sung by Rupam Islam & also by himself in another version and Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao (আমাকে আমার মতো থাকতে দাও), which he sang himself. Roy subsequently debuted as music director for the Bengali movie Chalo Paltai (2011). In the same year movies like Baishe Srabon, Rang Milanti released where he continued his work as music director, lyricist and vocalist. In 2012, Hemlock Society released where he worked as music director/lyricist/vocalist. Songs like Ekhon Anek Raat & Amar Mawte catapulted his success to another level.[4] 2014, marked the release of 4 films where he worked as music director. Songs from Highway and Chotushkone did remarkably well on music charts. Boba Tunnel and Bawshonto Eshe Gechhe were amongst other songs by Roy.

He debuted in Bollywood in 2015 as a music director, singer and lyricist, Piku, directed by Shoojit Sircar. [5][6] In 2015, he married his long-time girlfriend Piya Chakraborty.[7]

Apart from film music, Roy has four solo albums. He released Durbine Chokh Rakhbona (দূরবীনে চোখ রাখব না), his debut album in 2012 which contains tracks like Bijli Baati, Tistaan and also the original version of Benche Thakar Gaan.[8] He followed it up with Dwitiyo Purush(দ্বিতীয় পুরুষ) in 2013 with a music video of Adbhut Mugdhota.[9] His third album Bakyobageesh was released in 2014.[10] 2014 also marked Anupam Roy's first Live Concert in Mumbai at the Sarvajanin Durgotsav hosted by Powai Bengali Welfare Organisation (PBWA).

As an independent artist, he and his band released his first English single Second Sex in May 2013.[11] In 2015, he did his first Coke Studio (India) episode. He successfully recreated Moner Manush by Lalon Fakir with an additional Hindi verse written and composed by him.[12]

In 2016, he composed two songs for the Hindi film Pink.[13] In 2017, he composed for the Hindi films Running Shaadi (one song) and Dear Maya.

On 14 February 2017, Anupam released his fourth studio album Ebar Morle Gachh Hawbo. The album consists of songs such as Amar Shohor, Oestrogen, Choitrer Kafon, Rock n Roll and Byatha Lage.


Roy's solo albums as a singer-songwriter.

Year Title Language Role
2012 Durbine Chokh Rakhbo Na Bengali Singer/writer/composer
2013 Dwitiyo Purush Bengali Singer/writer/composer
2014 Bakyobageesh Bengali Singer/writer/composer
2017 Ebar Morle Gachh Hawbo Bengali Singer/writer/composer

Singles as singer-songwriter

Year Title Language Role
2011 Amader Swapne MohunBagan Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Adhunik? Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Tomar Priyo Gaan Bengali Singer/writer/composer
2013 Second Sex English Singer/writer/composer
2018 Girl in a Bookstore English Singer/writer/composer
Regular Guy English Singer/writer/composer
Bangladesher Meye Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Kalboishakhi Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Mithye Kotha Bengali Singer/writer/composer
2019 Ish Debashish Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Agomonir Gaan Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Brishti Theme Gele Bengali Singer/writer/composer
2020 Porichoy[14] Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Miss Understanding English Singer/writer/composer
Bela Boye Jaay (Nirbashoner Gaan) Bengali Singer/writer*/composer
Ekla Cholo Re Bengali Singer
Aisi Raaton Hindi Singer/writer/composer
Bhalo Theko 19 Bengali Singer/writer/composer*
Michael Vidyasagar Sangbad Bengali Singer*/writer/composer
Scattered Lines English Singer/writer/composer
Manzil Hindi Singer/writer/composer
2021 Ocean Calls My Name English Singer/writer/composer
Amar Chalaki Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Weekend Love English Singer/writer/composer
Manush Bhalo Nei Bengali Singer/writer/composer*
Bone Jodi Phutlo Kusum Bengali Singer
Morning Star English Singer/writer/composer
Mrigonabhi Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Happy New Year Bengali Singer/writer/composer
2022 Putul Aami Bengali Singer/writer/composer
Zindagi Once More Hindi Singer/writer/composer
Darun Bengali Singer/writer/composer


As Lyricist-Music Director

Denotes films that have not yet been released

Roy has worked as lyricist, music director & singer for the following films.

Year Title Language Songs
2010 Autograph Bengali Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao and Benche Thakar Gaan
2011 Chalo Paltai Bengali Full album
Rang Milanti Bengali Tai Shoi
Baishe Srabon Bengali Full album
2012 One Liner Bengali Stalled
Teen Yaari Katha Bengali Teen Yaari Katha (title song)
Hemlock Society Bengali Full album
Laptop Bengali Proshner Dawl
Chorabali Bengali Chorabali title track (Bangladesh)
2013 Shunyo Awnko Bengali Bibhotsho Mawja and Dhushor Chul
2014 Chaya Manush Bengali Full album
Window Connection Bengali Full album
Highway Bengali Full album
Chotushkone Bengali Full album
2015 Bela Seshe Bengali Obhabe Keno and Shesh Belay
Piku Hindi Full album + background score
Family Album Bengali Full album
Jomer Raja Dilo Bor Bengali Full album
Katmundu Bengali Full album
2016 Praktan Bengali Kolkata and Tumi Jake Bhalobaso
Khawto Bengali Full album
Shaheb Bibi Golaam Bengali Full album
Pink Hindi Tujhse Hi Hai Roshni and Pink Title Track
Zulfiqar Bengali Full album
2017 Black Coffee Bengali Full album + background score Hindi Main Faraar Sa
Posto Bengali Posto Title Track and Keno Erokom Kichhu Holona
Dear Maya Hindi Full album + background score
Arani Takhon Bengali Ekbar Phirte Dao
Champ Bengali Tumio Chaamp
Maacher Jhol Bengali Full album
Projapoti Biskut Bengali Ahare Mon
Chawlochitro Circus Bengali Full album
Chol Kuntal Bengali Chol Kuntal
2018 Pari[15][16] Hindi Full album
Ghare & Baire Bengali Tui Ki Kore Dili, Hridoyer Rong & Tara Khoshe Pore
October Hindi Tab Bhi Tu
Aatwaja Bengali Full album
Drishtikone Bengali Full album
Uma Bengali Full album
Debi Bengali Du Mutho Bikel (Bangladesh)
Rosogolla Bengali Rosogolla Anthem
2019 Shah Jahan Regency Bengali Ghure Takao & Rondhre Rondhre Paap
Badla Hindi Badla Title Track
Vinci Da Bengali Full album
Konttho Bengali Alote Alote Dhaka & Tomar Jonmodine
Bhootchakra Pvt. Ltd. Bengali Full Album
Bornoporichoy[17] Bengali Full Album
Sanjhbati[17] Bengali Full Album
2020 Dwitiyo Purush Bengali Full Album
2021 Prem Tame Bengali Jawl Phoring 2.0
Avwanchhit[18] Marathi Full Album
Flyover Bengali Moner Modhye Bhoy
Bony Bengali Full Album
Bob Biswas Hindi Mujhe Mujhse Kaun Bachayega
Anusandhan Bengali Anek Durer Manush
2022 Bela Shuru Bengali Shohage Aadore, Ki Mayay
Biplob Aaj O Kal Bengali Unreleased
Dhumketu Bengali Unreleased
Ardhangini Bengali Unreleased

As Playback Artist

Denotes films that have not yet been released

Roy worked only as a playback artist in the following films (for other lyricists & composers)

Year Title Language Composers
2011 Jaani Dyakha Hawbe Bengali Indraadip Dasgupta & Neel Dutt
2012 Bedroom Bengali Rupam Islam & Allan Ao
Bicycle Kick Bengali Joy Sarkar
Om Shanti Om Bengali Neel Dutt
Untitled Bengali Neel Dutt
Teen Kanya Bengali Indraadip Dasgupta
Namte Namte Bengali Siddhartha Ray
2013 C/O Sir Bengali Raja Narayan Deb
Mukti Bengali Raja Narayan Deb
Half Serious Bengali Joy Sarkar
Nayika Sangbad Bengali Gaboo
Strugglers Bengali Silajit
Kolkatar King Bengali Tuki
Unnamed Bengali Gaboo
Amar Ami Bengali Kabir/Shiba
Cross Connection 2 Bengali Neel Dutt
Promotion Bengali Snehasish
2014 Janla Diye Bou Palalo Bengali Savvy
2015 Bhitu Bengali Ayan Chowdhury
Dwitiyo Ripu Bengali Abhijit Chowdhury
Chotoder Chobi Bengali Indraadip Dasgupta
Open Tee Bioscope Bengali Shantanu Moitra
Amanush 2 Bengali Arindom Chatterjee
2016 Teenanko Bengali Arko Mukherjee
Fan Bengali Vishal–Shekhar
Biabaho Diaries Bengali Savvy
2017 Mandobasar Galpo Bengali Ashok Bhadra
Yeti Obhijaan Bengali Indraadip Dasgupta
2018 Sonar Pahar Bengali Neel Dutt
Bagh Bandi Khela Bengali Jeet Gannguli
2019 Baccha Shoshur Bengali Maharshi Dutta
Buro Sadhu Bengali Pranjal Das
2020 Feluda Pherot Bengali Joy Sarkar
2021 Magic Bengali Dabbu[19]
Chal Saathiyaan Hindi Ashu Chakraborty
Gyandas Pheriwala Bengali Rajkumar Sengupta
Tonic Jeet Gannguli
2022 Abbar Kanchanjangha Bengali Ashu Chakraborty
Cheene Baadaam Soumya Rit
Shrimati Soumya Rit
Save The Mothers Pritam Deb


  • Warrior Prince (2011) – singer/lyricist/music director;[20]


  • Nariyal Paani (2009) – music director/singer/actor
  • Bikele Bhorer Shorshe Phool (2011) – music director/lyricist/singer

Guest Performance


The Anupam Roy Band

Roy's live performance is backed by The Anupam Roy Band:[21]

Current members
  • Anupam Roy – Singer-Songwriter
  • Rishabh Ray – Guitar
  • Kaustav Biswas (Rono) – Bass
  • Nabarun Bose – Keyboards/Backing vocals/Music Producer
  • Sandipan Parial – Drums
  • Rana Singharoy – Manager
  • Shomi Chatterjee – Sound Engineer
Past members
  • Sayan Banerjee – Guitar (Oct 2010 – March 2012)
  • Subhodip Banerjee – Guitar (March 2012 – Oct 2014)
  • Roheet Mukherjee – Bass (Feb 2011 – Oct 2014)


Roy's writings have been featured in various online & print magazines & newspapers. He has helped in the running of an online Bengali portal named Boipara(বইপাড়া) along with visual artist, Samit Roy. Anupam Roy maintains a blog, [Alternative Bangla Print]. Published in print, major little magazines[22]

  • The Bengali magazine, Kaurab (কৌরব) published his work, Amader Beche Thaka (আমাদের বেঁচে থাকা), in the open prose category of its August 2010 issue.
  • Kaurab (কৌরব) published his work, Paati Lebu (পাতি লেবু), in the open prose category of its August 2011 issue.
  • Kaurab (কৌরব) published his poems in its February 2012, 2013 and 2014 issues.
  • Kaurab (কৌরব) published his work, Poster, in the prose category of its August 2012 issue.
  • Kaurab (কৌরব) published his work, Kabar Sangee (কবর সঙ্গী), in the prose category of its August 2013 issue.
  • Kaurab (কৌরব) published his work, Eriyali (এরিয়ালি), in the prose category of its August 2015 issue.
  •ডাকবাংলা.কম) publishes his monthly column, Mackie (ম্যাকি).
  •ডাকবাংলা.কম) published his work, Lutiye Pora Nokkhotro (লুটিয়ে পড়া নক্ষত্র), in the prose category of its June 2021 issue.
  •ডাকবাংলা.কম) published his work, Ja Kichhu Sundor (যা কিছু সুন্দর), in the prose category of its Book Fair 2022 issue.


  • "Sara Raat Kete Jaay Tor Kawtha Bhebe (সারা রাত কেটে যায় তোর কথা ভেবে)" – his first book of Bengali poems was published by Saptarshi Prakashani, in Kolkata Book Fair, 2012.
  • "Chhowache Kolom (ছোঁয়াচে কলম)" – second book of Bengali poems, published by Ananda Publishers, Kolkata, 2013
  • "Shomoyer Baire (সময়ের বাইরে)" – debut Bengali novel, published by Deys Publishing, Kolkata, 2014
  • "Anupamkawtha (অনুপমকথা)" – a collection of 25 essays published in Ebela newspaper, published by Saptarshi Prakashani, in Kolkata Book Fair, 2015
  • "Antony O Chandrabindoo (অ্যান্টনি ও চন্দ্রবিন্দু)" – graphic novel, published by Deep Prakashani, Kolkata, 2015 (Illustrations by Sambuddha Bishee)[23]
  • "Mon o Mejaj (মন ও মেজাজ)" – third book of Bengali poems, published by Karigor Publishers, Kolkata, 2016
  • "Amader Benche Thaka (আমাদের বেঁচে থাকা)" – a collection of short stories, published by Kaurab Prakashani, in Kolkata Book Fair, 2018
  • "Anupamkawtha O Onyanyo (অনুপমকথা ও অন্যান্য)" – a collection of essays, published by Karigar Prakashani, Kolkata, 2018
  • "Nijer Shawbde Kaaj Koro (নিজের শব্দে কাজ করো)" – fourth book of Bengali poems, published by Deys Publishing, Kolkata 2020
  • "Mackie (ম্যাকি)" – a collection of first 10 Mackie columns published in, published by DaakBangla & Deys Publishing, Kolkata 2022


  • Anupam was a regular columnist for Bengali newspaper Ebela (এবেলা) from September 2012 to October 2016
  • He also writes articles for Pratidin (রোববার)

Graphic Novel

Roy is the creator of the Bengali graphic novel character Antony. He writes the story and the dialogues for it. Sambuddha Bishee is the illustrator. The first adventure of Antony (Antony o Chandrabindoo) started getting published in Bengali newspaper magazine Pratidin (রোববার) from July 2014 on a weekly basis. On 2022 after 8 years later of publishing Antony's first adventure; Roy brings back him on a online magazine Daakbangla named 'Bangalore-e Antony'. This time the illustraion is created by Suvo Chakraborty.

Audio Book

Roy first time recorded his own poems for Storytel in the year 2021. The poems are from his own book Nijer Shawbde Kaaj Koro's 'Raat Series'. With a BGM composed by Prabuddha Banerjee & Sound design-mix by Shomi Chatterjee

Other activities

Roy has written & directed two short films, Tiebreaker (2009) and Mind Radio (2010), both produced by TIIMMC. He is a gold medal recipient and is a holder of the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University. He used to work for Texas Instruments India, Bangalore as an analog circuit design engineer from 2004 (July) to 2011 (March).


Roy's career as an actor.

Year Title Language Role Remarks Ref
2014 Jaatishwar Bengali As himself
2014 Amartya Bengali As Amartya Short film
2016 Praktan Bengali As himself [24]
2021 Prem Tame Bengali As himself

Awards and recognitions

  • Anandalok Special Jury Award for 'The Most Popular Singer, 2010'
  • Heritage Samman For Legendary Personalities, (Best upcoming talent, 2010)
  • Bangla Sangeet Award (Anandabazar Patrika) – Best new Lyricist (2010), Best new Song (2010) – Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao (আমাকে আমার মত থাকতে দাও)
  • Big Bangla Movie Awards 2011 – Best Lyricist – Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao (আমাকে আমার মত থাকতে দাও)
  • Zee Bangla Gourab Award 2011 – Best Lyricist – Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao (আমাকে আমার মত থাকতে দাও)
  • Bose Tele Cine Awards (Pulok Bandopadhyay Memorial Award) 2011 – Best Lyricist – Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao (আমাকে আমার মত থাকতে দাও)
  • Star Jalsa Entertainment Award 2011 – 'Agami Diner Star'
  • STAR Ananda Shera Bangali Award 2011 – 'Notun Mukh (Best Newcomer)'
  • Big Bangla Rising Star Award 2011 – 'Best Singer (Male)' & 'Role Model'[25]
  • Anandalok Awards for Best Song 2011 for 'Bariye Daao Tomar Haat (Chalo Paltai)'
  • Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2012 – 6 awards, upcoming lyricist (Ekbar Bawl), best lyricist (jury & popular) for Bengali Films, best film album 'Baishey Sraabon' (jury and popular) and best song "Gobheere Jao"
  • Bangla Sangeet Puroshkar 2012 (Anandabazar Patrika & Friends 91.9FM) – Best music director (Baishey Sraabon), Best song (Je Kota Din), Best film album (Baishey Sraabon)
  • ABP Ananda Shera Bangali Award 2012 – Music Category
  • 12th Tele Cine Awards 2012 – Best male playback for "Ekbar Bawl" (একবার বল) from Baishe Srabon[citation needed]
  • Zee Bangla Gourab Award 2012 – Best Lyricist – Bariye Daao & Best Music Director – Baishe Srabon
  • IBFA 2012 – Best Singer – "Ekbar Bawl"
  • IBFCA 2012 – Best lyricist, music director & singer – all for Baishe Srabon
  • Anandalok Best Song Award 2012 for "Ekhon Anek Raat" from Hemlock Society
  • Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2013 – Best song 'Ekhon Anek Raat' & best album Hemlock Society
  • 13th Tele Cine Awards (Pulok Bandopadhyay Memorial Award) 2013 – Best lyricist – 'Ekhon Anek Raat'[citation needed]
  • ETV Bangla Sangeet Samman 2013 – Best Male Playback – 'Ekhon Anek Raat'
  • BFJA 2013 – Best Male Playback – 'Ekhon Anek Raat'
  • EbelaAmi Amar Moto (আমি আমার মত) Samman 2013
  • Zee Bangla Gourab Award 2013–14 – Best Lyricist – Ekhon Anek Raat & Best Playback Singer – Ekhon Anek Raat
  • 61st Filmfare Award for Best Background Score 2016 – Piku
  • Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2015 – Best Song 'Bondhu Chol' & Royal Stag Make it Large Award
  • West Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards 2017 – Best Music Director – Praktan & Best Lyricist – Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho
  • Filmfare Award East 2017 – Best Music Album – Praktan & Best Lyricist – Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho[26][27]
  • Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2016 – Best Song (Critics Choice) – Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho, Best Album (Critics Choice) – Shaheb Bibi Golaam, Best Lyrics – Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho & Best Music Composer – Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho
  • 64th National Film Awards 2016 – Best LyricsTumi Jaake Bhalobasho
  • 16th Tele Cine Awards 2017 – Best Lyrics & Best Music Director for Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho[citation needed]
  • SRL Award 2018 – "Composer of the Decade"
  • Filmfare Award East 2018 – Best Music Album – Projapoti Biskut[28]
  • Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2017 – Best Lyrics – Keno Erokom Kichhu Holona, Best Album (Listeners' Choice) – Maacher Jhol & Best Album (Critics Choice) – Projapoti Biskut
  • 17th Tele Cine Awards 2018 – Best Lyrics for Dawttok[citation needed]
  • West Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards 2019 – Best Music Director – Drishtikone & Best Male Playback SingerAmar Dukkhogulo
  • Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2018 – Best Song (Listeners' Choice) – Hridoyer Rong & Best Album (Listeners' Choice) – Ghare and Baire
  • NABC Film Festival 2019 – Best Music for Uma
  • West Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards 2020 – Best Music Director - Shahjahan Regency
  • Tumi Annanya 2021 - Excellence in Women Empowerment through Indian Music
  • FILMFARE AWARD BANGLA 2021 - Best Music Album for the film "Prem-Tame"
  • WBFJA AWARD 2021 - Best Lyricist for Jawlphoring 2.0 from the film "Prem-Tame"
  • TELE CINE AWARD 2022 - Best Male Playback Singer - Aalote Aalote Dhaka from the film Konttho


  1. "Nominations for the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards". 
  2. "Full list of winners of the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards". 
  3. "64th National Film Awards, 2016" (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 7 April 2017. 
  4. "Songs of life". The Telegraph. 1 April 2012. 
  5. "Anupam's break in Bollywood". TOI (Calcutta,India). 
  6. "I had written the song in college". Mumbai Mirror. 8 April 2015. 
  7. "Singer Anupam Roy weds Piya Chakraborty". 
  8. "Bhalobashar durbine chokh rekhechhi roj". zeenews. 14 February 2012. 
  9. "Anupam again". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 14 February 2013. 
  10. "Decoded: Anupam Roy’s ‘disturbing’ new album Bakyobageesh on the good and bad in society". The Telegraph. 9 August 2014. 
  11. Das, Mohua (8 May 2013). "Anupam Roy's first English song gets a video". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 
  12. "Anupam Roy brings the magic of Bengali folk song to Coke Studio". 
  13. "Music Review: Pink" (in en). 
  14. "Anupam's 'Porichoy' celebrates humanity". 21 February 2020. 
  15. "Anupam Roy to compose music for 'Pari'". The Times of India. 
  16. "Anupam Roy on composing for Anushka Sharma's Pari". The Times of India. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Anupam Roy is at his busiest best!". 
  18. "Anupam Roy forays into Marathi cinema with film set in Kolkata". 
  19. "Magic – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jiosaavn. 
  20. "Docu feature on Dada by Anupam Roy". TOI. 15 January 2011. 
  21. "The Anupam Roy Band – TARB". 
  22. "Writings of Anupam Roy". 21 December 2017. 
  23. "Music men". The Telegraph. 
  24. "Anupam Roy turns actor for Ritu, Prosenjit film". The Times of India. 
  25. Sreemita Bhattacharya (6 November 2011). "Celebs at Big Bangla Rising Star Awards". The Times of India. 
  26. "Filmfare Award East 2017 Winners – List of Bengali Filmfare Award Winners |". 
  27. "I have faith in my work: Anupam Roy on winning his third Filmfare - Times of India" (in en). 
  28. "Filmfare Award East 2018 Winners – List of Bengali Filmfare Award Winners |". 

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