Joy Sarkar

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Jan 11, 1972  in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Joy Sarkar is a Kolkata-based Bengali music director and songwriter, born to Sudhin Sarkar, a Bengali singer, and Kalyani Sarkar. He has an elder brother, Rana. Sarkar is married to a Bengali singer Lopamudra Mitra since 2001. They have worked together and composed many Bengali songs.

He has also been a judge of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Bangla. Sarkar started music with the guitar, learning from Subrata Karmakar, Nepal Shaw and finally the legendary Amyt Dutta. Travelling extensively around the country and to all the corners of the globe, he slowly started doing sessions, arrangements and composing. He started his career in 1998 when he composed the first song of his life that was Chhelebelar Brishti, sung by his wife Lopamudra Mitra and the lyricist was Partha Bhattacharya. Since then he has been composing for albums, films, stage, television and advertising commercials. His movie credits include Bilu Rakkhosh (2017), Pupa (2018) and Sesher Golpo (2019), Uraan (2020) and The Parcel (2020).