Abhijeet was born in Kanpur and belongs to a Bengali family. He got his primary and secondary education from Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur, and got his higher secondary education from BNSD Inter College Chunni Ganj, Kanpur. In 1977, he did his graduation in commerce from Christ Church College, Kanpur. In 1970, he started singing on stage. He learned and developed his singing style by listening to Kishore Kumar’s songs. In 1981, he went to Mumbai to get a degree in chartered accountancy, but his passion towards music was very strong, therefore he started his singing career.
In the 1990’s, Abhijeet was a playback vocalist. His records became popular when he did a song in a film ‘
Baaghi’, which was Anand-Milind’s composition. After Baaghi, he did many songs in different films like Ek Chanchal Shokh Hasina, Har Kasam Se Badi Hai, and Chandni Raat Hai. In 1994, he did many songs for movies, such as Anjaam,
Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari.
In 1997, he earned the Filmfare Best Playback award for
Yes Boss. After that, he did many songs in different movies. He worked with female singers as well, such as legends like
Lata Mangeshkar and legendary
Asha Bhosle. Most of his duets are with
Alka Yagnik. Abhijeet also recorded non film pop music- Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1. After these two pop music albums, he launched ‘Aashiqui’, and he also released a pop album named Tere Bina. Another pop music album which he released on 30 May, 2006, was Lamhe. In 2014, he released another album and the name of this album was AB.