Odisha-born singer strikes big with debut, wins prestigious Mirchi Music Award

Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born singer Asit Tripathy, who made his Bollywood debut with the song Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki from Rajkumar Rao-starrer ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Ana’, has won the Best Upcoming Male Voice of the Year award at Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards.

This Berhampur lad had got the break after four years of struggle in Mumbai film industry. The song won rave reviews and got him this award now.

“I am overwhelmed to receive this prestigious award. It feels great to have been recognised for my debut song. I want to thank my listeners for their love and support. This award comes with an added responsibility to perform even better in future,”

Asit’s passion for music had made his quit his white-collar job in Bengaluru and move to the City of Dreams.

After schooling in Delhi, he had completed B Tech (Mech) from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.

Asit is the fourth Odia to set foot in Bollywood after Krishna Beura, Sona Mohapatra, Rituraj Mohanty and Ananya Sritam Nanda.

His musical sojourn began with auditions for music reality shows. He fared well on national television. The versatile singer was among the finalist in Indian Idol Season 5 in 2010. Besides, he was also in the top five contestants in the SAMSUNG [V] SUPERSINGER judged by AR Rahman, Adnan Sami and Himesh Reshammiya.

The self-taught musician has sung Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese and Odia songs.

Though he hasn’t stayed much in Odisha, he got his maiden project from his home state last year. He has sung To Sathi Re from ‘Tike Khara Tike Chhai’.

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