Ajay-Atul are a music director-composer duo made up of brothers Atul Gogavale and Ajay Gogavale. Born on September 11, 1974 (Atul) and August 21, 1976 (Ajay) in Pune, these brothers are active in Marathi and Hindi film industry. They won the National Award for Best Music Direction at the 56th National Film Awards instituted by the Government of India for their work in the Marathi movie “Jogwa” (2010).
It was their successful International non-filmy album “Vishwavinayaka” in 2002 that proved to be a break for the upcoming Ajay-Atul. Following this they moved to Mumbai and began working on building their credibility with jingles and ads.
In Marathi, they have been music directors for movies like “Aga Bai Arrecha!” (2004), “Jatra” (2005), “Restaurant” (2006), “Zabardast” (2007) and “Checkmate” (2008). Ajay-Atul simultaneously began their stint in Bollywood in 2004 with the Tusshar Kapoor and Antara Mali starrer “Gayab”. The year after that they worked on “Viruddh” and “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi”. In 2011 they gained popularity with films like “My Friend Pinto” and Ajay Devgan’s “Singham”. Their other projects include “Agneepath” (2012) and “Bol Bachchan” (2012).
On TV, music of many Marathi daily soaps have been composed by the duo, especially on Zee Marathi, ETV Marathi, Star Pravah and Zee Talkies. They have seven music albums to their credit, the first being a Hindi audio movie called “College College” (1999).
They have won the State Film Award for Best Music Direction for the movie “Natarang” (2010). They won many awards for this movie including Maharashtracha Favourite Kon?, BIG FM Big Music Director Award, V. Shantaram Award and Zee Gaurav Award.
Other awards in their kitty include Maharasthra Kala Niketan Award 2005, Maharahtra Times Sanman 2005, ’09, ’10, Star Majha Award 2010, Bal Gandharva Award 2010 and Sanskruti Kala Darpan 2010.