Raghu Dixit

INFORMATION

Artist Birtday : 11/11/1974 (Age 49)
Born In : Mysore, Karnataka, India
Occupation(s) : Singer, composer, singer-songwriter, music producer
Genres : Folk, fusion

Raghu Dixit was born on 11 November 1974 in Mysore, Karnataka. He is famous in the industry for being a singer, songwriter, music composer, and producer. He is also the founder of the Raghu Dixit Project which helps artists and musicians from different genres to build and showcase their talents. Dixit’s music, infused with Indian culture and tradition, renders music in contemporary form.

He is well known to be a Bharathanatiyam dancer. After completing his education in microbiology, he started working as a scientist in Belgium. However, he has always been fond of music in his life other than anything and as a result, he used to play on a local radio station in Belgium. But at 24, he moved to India and started working as a technical writer with an IT company for a year and a half.

 

Career

Raghu started composing music for radio city which was getting very popular in Banglore city then. Meanwhile, he set up his home studio and started working from there. To start his musical career, he formed his first band called Antargini in 1997 which became popular among the masses in no time. After that, he came out with his The Raghu Dixit Project for music aspirants. Once on the invitation of Shashank Ghosh, he was performing at a music night in Mumbai where he was seen and appreciated by the Vishal- Shekhar a music director duo. They also decided to give him a break along with their music label and the album was released in 2010.

In Nov. 2013, It was Raghu Dixit composed and sung the title song of the MTV show Splitsvilla.

After that, Raghu Dixit Project came out with its second release album Jag Changa having eight tracks in several Indian languages like Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi. Besides contributing his music for the contemporary dance troupe, ‘Nritarutya’, he was also one of the performers who performed for the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebration in 2012 in England.

He got his first break as a music director in the Kannada movie ‘Psycho’ in 2008. He is a known name in the music industry and has sung and composed lots of songs in various languages. He made his mark in Bollywood with the movie ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’ in 2011 and got the chance to sing a song in the Hindi film Quick Gun Murugan.

He has been associated with many other projects such as Hey Bhagwan’, ‘Mysore Se Ayi’, ‘Mahalu-Veera’, ‘Ambar’, ‘and Gudugudiya’. In 2007, he was one of the performers who were on a French tour with French musicians including Anais, Emily Loizeau, and Mademoiselle K.

He was also one of the partners of a collaborative project, The SAMA Festival which was organized by the Gem Arts and The Saga Gateshead including folk musicians from Rajasthan and Northumbrian musicians from the UK in North East England. While performing his shows and concerts, he traveled to many countries like the UK, Russia, Korea, Japan, India, and Hong Kong.

Raghu often performs his shows outside the industry such as one of his was at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail of Bangalore, Karnataka. He also enthralled the audience with his performance in ‘FIESTA’ at Infosys and also at MSRIT Bengaluru. He was also part of the rock band ‘Agnee’ for the mood indigo cultural festival. The crowd of many big institutes such as The Dhirubai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, P.E.S Institute and Technology, UTDC (Institute of chemical technology) in Mumbai, and several other institutes and fests in India has witnessed the Raghu live performance.

In October 2015, he was invited to perform in one of the biggest cultural festivals in India, “THOMSO” Of IIT Roorkee, and also witnessed his performance by the audience at the world’s biggest fest ‘Glastonbury Festival’ having been featured on many TV programs.

 

Awards and Honors

He is credited with many awards and honors to his name such as Songliness Music Awards 2008 as Best Newcomer Award, SFM Kalaa Awards 2008 as Favorite Singer Award, UK Asian Music Awards as Best Alternative Act, and GIMA Music Awards as Best Live Performer Award.

 

 

 

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