Odisha-born singer Asit Tripathy gets Bollywood break

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Bhubaneswar: After Krishna Beura, Sona Mohapatra, Rituraj Mohanty and Ananya Sritam Nanda, another Odisha-born singer has set his foot in Bollywood.

Meet Berhampur boy Asit Tripathy who has lent his voice for Rajkumar Rao starrer Shaadi Mein Zaroor Ana scheduled for pan India release on November 10.

Asit considers himself lucky to have got a break in the Bollywood movie and find place in the list alongside several famous singers who have also lent their voices.

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“I am happy that after four years of struggle in Bombay, I got a break in the industry. My hardwork has paid off. I hope listeners would like my song and continue to extend love and support which will act as encouragement for future projects,” Asit Tripathy told OST in an exclusive interview.

The young singer has sung ‘Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki’ which is being liked much by people.

Interestingly, two Odia singers have come together for the first time in a Bollywood movie under a same banner. The movie having 11 songs also features Odia singer Krishna Beura. Eminent singers like Shafqat Amanat Ali, Arijit Singh, Anand Raj Anand, Asees Kaur, Yaseer Desai Akanksha Sharma and Shivangi Bhayana have also sung for the movie.

Since his early days, he was inclined towards music. After schooling in Delhi, he did his B Tech (Mech) from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. While his parents wanted him to be an engineer, destiny had other plans.

Asit left his corporate job in Bengaluru to pursue his passion for singing after working for two years in the IT City.

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.

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The self-trained 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.