Born in 1960, Debojyoti Mishra is a musician, arranger and music composer in the Hindi film industry.
His ticket to fame in Bollywood came with Rituporno Ghosh’s “Raincoat” in 2004 though he has been active in the Hindi film industry since 1998. Earlier he had worked on Ghosh’s 2003 Bengali film “Chokher Bali”.
His was a family inclined to music with his father Jahnabi Ranjan Mishra being a violin teacher. He picked up playing violin from his father and sarod skills from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He was introduced to Bollywood by Salil Chowdhary and has also worked as an assistant to Illaiyaraja. Before he turned composer with “Kahini” in 1992, he was associated with Satyajit Ray’s “Pikoo” (1980), “Ghairey Bhairey” (1984) and “Ganashatru” (1989) as lead violinist. His first Hindi feature film as a composer was Govid Nihlani’s “Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa” (1998).
He has composed music for Malayalam, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, English and of course native Bengali movies.