Anup Ghoshal is a playback singer in Bollywood. He also sings in other vernacular language films including his native Bengali. In 1981 he won the National Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Satyajit Ray’s Bengali movie “Hirak Rajar Deshe”.
He was born in 1945 to Amulya Chandra and Labanya Ghoshal. His mother, Labanya, was instrumental in starting his musical training at the age of four. He continued taking music lessons till around the age of 26. Among his teachers were legends like Sangeetacharya Sukhendu Goswami, Debobrata Biswas and Maninda Chakraborty. His first outing in cinema was at the age of 19 when he sang for Satyajit Ray’s “Goopy Byne Bagha Byne” (1968). He has toured the world for various concerts.
A few of his popular songs include “Tujhse Naraaz Nahi Zindagi” from the 1983 movie “Masoom”, “Husn Bhi Aap Hain” from “Shapath” (1984) and “Tum Saath Ho Zindagi Bhar Ke Liye” from “Sheeshay Ka Ghar” (1984). Other Hindi movies that he has lent his voice to include “Pataal Bhairavi” (1985) and “Main Tere Liye” (1988). He has received the Bengal Film Journalists' Association Award (BFJA) four times for Tapan Sinha's “Sagina Mahato”, Satyajit Ray's “Hirok Rajar Deshe” and “Goopy Bagha Phire Elo” and Shekhar Kapoor's “Masoom”.