Zubeen Garg or Zubeen Borthakur aka Goldie was born on 18 November 1972 in Jorhat, Assam to Mohini Mohan Borthakur, a famous lyricist and poet and the late Ily Borthakur. He finished his schooling from various schools across Assam and moved to Guwahati to get a degree in Science from B. Borooah College.
When he got a gold medal for his Western Solo Performance in 1992, he left his degree to pursue his career in music. He started learning tabla from Guru Robin Banarjee and singing from Guru Romoni Rai. In a very short duration of time he became a trained artist not just on the table but also on dhols, dotara, mandolin, percussions, guitar and the keyboard. He released his first album by the name of ‘
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Garg went on to become one of the most famous singers of the Indian Film Industry. He has sung in 40 different languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Assamese, Malayalam and Bengali. More than 20,000 different songs have already been sung by him till now.
This multi talented artist started his own production house and has even acted in Bengali and Assamese movies. His dedication made him won the ’Best Movie Award’ in 2005 for a Bengali movie, ‘Rajat Kamal National Award’ in 2007 and many more.
He is married to an Assam based fashion designer Garima Saikia Garg and lives with her in Mumbai.
His hard work and dedication for music got him a long way.