Amit Trivedi was born in Bandra, Mumbai but has a native in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. He has done his education from Rizvi College Mumbai. He was very much fascinated from electronic music instrument due to which his interest started getting developed into music composition. Amit got married to Krutee Desai and have a son named Yaman Trivedi.
In his initial days of college, Amit Trivedi joined a band named ‘’Om’’
In his younger days, an electronic musical instrument fascinated Amit Trivedi, and he was slowly drawn towards music, mainly influenced by classical music. At 19–20, he began composing music. They struck gold when Times Music took notice at one of their shows, and offered to launch their album. The album however did not fare well, due to lack of promotion. Eventually Trivedi went on to compose for theatre (Hindi, English and Gujarati plays), background music for television shows, programming for some Marathi films, live performances, dandiya shows, orchestras etc. He also had a brief stint composing advertisement jingles, for brands such as McDonald’s and Airtel.
After sound engineer and Audio Garage Recording Studio owner Arvind Vishwakarma introduced Amit Trivedi to Sony BMG, he began composing music for non-film albums. As a part of his two-year contract, Trivedi composed some tracks for Abhijeet Sawant’s Junoon and one song in Prashant Tamang’s debut album.
Amit Trivedi arranged for many musicians including Amartya Rahut for a Marathi film Uttarayan in 2004.
Film music eventually came his way, when friend and playback singer Shilpa Rao suggested his name to film director Anurag Kashyap. The latter was in search of a new composer with a distinct vision for his next film. After meeting Amit Trivedi, Kashyap offered him the chance to compose the soundtrack to Dev.D. Although it was scheduled to be his debut, Dev.D ran into production delays and was shelved for some time.
Upon Kashyap’s recommendation, Trivedi was roped in to score Raj Kumar Gupta’s directorial venture Aamir. Trivedi and Gupta worked on making the soundtrack fuse with the film narrative, resulting in an effort that garnered critical recognition.
By the end of 2008, Dev.D was finally released. The soundtrack, released in December, consisted of 18 tracks of different genres. Amit Trivedi dubbed the soundtrack the “baap (father) of different genres”. He sang five songs on the soundtrack, and wrote the lyrics for one Aankh Micholi. He shot to fame with the unusual music of Dev.D, giving many chartbusters like “Emosanal Attyachar“
And many more. Trivedi wrote the score for Wake up Sid (2009) and one of his compositions “Iktara” was also included in the soundtrack.
In 2009 itself, Trivedi was roped in by Anshu Sharma to compose the team anthem “Game for More” for Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
Between scoring for films, Trivedi also wrote the title track for the reality show Big Switch aired on UTV Bindaas. He also provided the music and background score for the ensemble romantic comedy-drama Aisha (2010), which also had him providing vocals for two songs, Suno Aisha
Recently, he won Best Song for “Naina Da Kya Kasoor” at the News18 Reel Movie Awards from Andhadhun (2018).
Apart from “Naina Da Kya Kasoor”, he also sang “Laila Laila“
In 2019, Power Brands honored him with the Best Music Director of the Year award for ‘Andhadhun’ at the Bollywood Film Journalists Awards (BFJA). He has made TV appearances for various shows aired on MTV. Also, he composed title track for the television show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.
Concerts and Live Performances
Amit Trivedi will be sharing stage along with the likes of Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Ritviz and The Local Train at OnePlus Music Festival.
There was a Coke Studio concert at IIM Bangalore on 22 November 2013, featuring Amit Trivedi along with Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer, Tanvi Shah, Mili Nair and Jaggi.
He also performed for the Bacardi NH7 Weekender (music festival) which happened in Pune, Delhi, and Hyderabad. In January 2016, he performed at Quo Vadis, the annual fest of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. On 1 February 2016, he performed at Spring Fest, the annual festival of IIT Kharagpur along with the likes of Neeti Mohan, Yashita Sharma and Divya Kumar. He performed at Chembur Gymkhana on 4 March 2017. He performed on 19 March 2017 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. On 26 March 2017, he performed along with Jonita Gandhi and Divya Kumar (singer) at Aura, the annual festival of Gogte Institute of Technology.
He also composed a nation song incorporating all his popular genres and celebrating unity through an amalgamation of folk music from different states of the nation at the Mirchi Music Awards held in 2017. On 20 January 2018 he performed for the first time in Navi Mumbai at SIESONS, SIES College (Nerul) with Jonita Gandhi, Shashwat Singh, Arun Kumar and Yashita Sharma. He has also performed in “Kashiyatra” IIT BHU Annual Fest on 21 January 2018; the very next day. He performed at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering for their annual cultural festival Symphony on 7 February 2018. He also performed in “Engifest”, the Delhi Technological University Annual Fest on 16 February 2018. He also performed in “Riviera” in VIT University on 17 February 2018.
He performed in Synapse (Gujarat’s largest cultural fest) at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar on 24 February. He performed at the Hindu College for their fest “Mecca” on 16 March. In October 2018 he also performed at Thomson, IIT Roorkee. His performance at IIT Indore during Fluxus – Annual Techno-Cultural fest of IIT Indore on 17 February 2019 was highly appreciated by the crowd and considered one of his best live performances. He performed recently at the Vibrance 2019 (VIT Chennai’s annual cultural fest) on 21 February.
He is currently managed by Tarsame Mittal Talent Management for his live shows.
Songs by Amit Trivedi
Aa Rela Hai Apun
Senti Wali Mental
Awards and Recognitions
National Award for Best Music Director – Dev.D 2009
RD Burman Award for New Music Talent – 2010
Best Background Score – Dev.D – 2010.
Best Background Score – Udaan – 2011.
Best Background Score – Queen 2015.
Star Screen Awards – Best Music Director 2018.
Zee Cine Awards – Best Music Director 2018.
Mirchi Music Award – Listener’s Choice Song of the Year.
Global Indian Music Academy Awards – Best Film Song 2009.
Giffoni Film Festival – Best Music Score Udaan 2010.