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Geet Sagar is an independent singer-songwriter and a performing artiste from India, and currently lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was the winner of the sole Indian edition of the British talent show, X Factor in 2011, produced by Sony India. His voice features in the song 'Control' composed by Pritam, in the recently-released Hindi film, 'Chhichhore' (2019).

Birth and education

Geet Sagar, born February 24, 1984, is a native of Gwalior[1], MP. He finished his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, and graduated in History, Hindi Literature and vocal music from Madhav College. He moved to Mumbai to study Journalism and Mass Communication and Events Management in 2006.

Personal life

Geet’s family is based in Gwalior, where he grew up, comprising his father, mother and a younger sibling. He was briefly married[2] to singer and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 contestant, Sumedha Karmahe in 2016, and the couple divorced in 2018.

Musical career

Geet trained in Indian classical vocal music under the mentorship of Sanjay Devle, and later, French vocal coach, Gilles Denizot. Sagar became a radio jockey[3] in Gwalior and worked for 91.9 FM Radio Lemon from 2007 to 2009. Soon after, he was to make his journey from someone who curated music to someone who made music.

Geet auditioned for the first and only Indian edition of the music talent show, X Factor in 2011. He was selected among the finalists and was mentored by Shreya Ghoshal – one of the three judges of the show, the other two being Sonu Nigam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Although among the favourites, Geet faced tough competition from Nigam’s protégé, Seema Jha and Bhansali’s mentees, the Sajda sisters[4]. However, with immense public support through voting, Geet emerged the winner. He was 27 at the time. He took home the prize amount of Rs. 50 lakh, a Manza car, and the promise of an opportunity to sing a song in a Karan Johar film[5].

Geet’s playback singing debut, however, happened only in a Rohan Sippy film titled ‘Nautanki Saala!’ which released in 2013. His solo was titled ‘Draamebaaz’, the music for which was given by Mikey McCleary. Since then, he has lent his voice for tracks of several Bollywood films, such as ‘Jagga Jasoos’, ‘The Tashkent Files’, and ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ among others.

He has also sung jingles for a lot of high end brands such as Pepsi, Dominoes Pizza, Fun Foods, Cinthol, Rin, etc. As an artiste, he performs live shows for a range of clients and for different occasions, and has regaled audiences at college fests, corporate events, weddings, etc. He makes popular covers too, and his work can be seen on his Youtube channel. He is also a poet and a lyricist, and shares his work on his poetry channel called Sandook. He also does theatre and features in ad films and web series.

Discography

Year Song Film Music Director
2019 Control Chhichhore Pritam
2019 Zhunzh (Marathi) Rocky Emraan-Wasim
2019 Thumri Jugalbandi Rock The Tashkent Files Rohit Sharma
2019 Sab Chalta Hai The Tashkent Files Rohit Sharma
2019 Sach Chalta Hai The Tashkent Files Rohit Sharma
2018 Tequila Shot Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle Vijay Verma
2018 Tattoo Song Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle Vijay Verma
2017 Postman Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Vasu Panchal
2017 Khaana Khake Jagga Jasoos Pritam
2014 Madam Ji Chal Bhaag Sadhu Sushil Tiwari
2013 Dhak Dhak Nauktanki Saala! Anand-Milind
2013 Draamebaaz Nautanki Saala! Mikey McCleary

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I don't plan my life: Geet Sagar - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  2. ^ "Sumedha Karmahe: I won't sing double-meaning songs - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  3. ^ "Geet Sagar wins X-Factor India". Deccan Herald. 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  4. ^ "Geet Sagar wins X Factor India - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  5. ^ "X Factor changed me as a person, says winner Geet". rediff.com. Retrieved August 6, 2019.