Debashish Dasgupta is an Indian playback singer who has been contributing to devotional and Bollywood Hindi music for more than three decades. He was born and raised in Kolkata, West Bengal. From a very young age, he developed keen interest in singing and started performing at local events and ceremonies when he was barely twelve years old. In 1987, he moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra, where his talent was recognized by India’s largest music company, T-Series. As an apprentice of late
Gulshan Kumar, Deasgupta’s career flourished. His first album under the label was the devotional ‘Sab Ke Sai’ (1989), which he recorded along with
Sapna Mukherjee. The success of the album paved the way for Debashish to sing his debut Bollywood track ‘Mildi Naseeban Naal Mohabatt’ for the romantic drama “Jeena Teri Gali Mein” (1991).
The next decade saw Dasgupta add several more blockbuster songs to his credit, including those which featured in “Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi” (1991), “Saathi” (1991), “Sadak” (1991), “Shola Aur Shabnam” (1992), “Geet” (1992), “
Andaz Apna Apna” (1993), and “Sakala Tirtha To Charane” (2003). Dasgupta also released the album ‘Kabir Amritwani’ in 2000, which became so popular that he recorded a total of seventeen more volumes succeeding the first one. In thirty years, he has released almost fifty albums alongside reputed artists, the likes of which boast of Priya Bhattacharya, Bela,
Anuradha Paudwal, and
Vaishali Samant . His fame took him all around the world as he performed at numerous international venues in the USA, Maldives, Mauritius, Singapore, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa and the United Kingdom. H
e accompanied the legendary music director, R.D. Burman, on his tour to South Africa in 1993, making him one of the first Indian artists to perform in the country after uplifting of the apartheid system in 1991. His second tour in the country at the Wembley Arena in Johannesburg was attended by more than five thousand people in 2005. He also had the privilege to sing at a ceremony of the American Guild of Musical Artists in
New York and another at the Infinity Centre of Eastern & Western Arts and Culture in New Jersey. Debashish was a huge fan of the evergreen, Mohammad Rafi, whose melodies he has resonated on many occasions including ‘Ek Shaam Rafi Ke Naam’ and the ceremony ‘Sau Baar Janam Lenge’ held on his 80th birth anniversary on 24th December 2004. Debashish’s last album ‘Rab Roop Jogi’ sold over a million copies in 2014.