If you were wooed by the magic of ‘Tu Nazm Nazm Sa Mere…’ and if the melody of ‘Tere Sang Yaara’ carried you away, then express your sincere gratitude to Arko Pravo Mukherjee. An Indian music composer, lyricist, and singer, Arko has been blessed with a voice that can melt the harshest of hearts.
Here we have compiled 5 amazing facts about Arko that will surely leave you in sheer awe:
One of the most sought after music composers in the Bollywood industry, Arko is a Gold Medalist in MBBS. He graduated in the year 2007 from Burdwan Medical College and in 2008, he shifted to Mumbai to pursue his passion for music.
Keeps Briefs at Bay
A lesser known fact about Arko is that he works on the songs on his own and not completely as per the movie briefs. ‘Tere Sang Yaara’ from the movie Rustom, for instance, was not created as per the brief of the movie. Arko played the music of the song to Zee TV, Atif Aslam, and Akshay Kumar; they all loved it and gave a green signal to the same.
The Bank of Melodies
In an interview given to a popular e-media website, Arko stated that the life experiences and people around him are the inspirations behind his songs. In fact, he even has a “bank of songs”, from which the stakeholders of a film can select the ones they desire, and save time!
As a music director, songwriter, and singer, Arko has a multitude of movies to his name. Some of them are Baaghi 2, Gold, Rustom, Bareily Ki Barfi, Hate Story 4, Satyameva Jayate, and Jack and Dil.
His journey so far…
Arko was born in Kolkata, where he also completed his graduation and internship. He made his debut in the year 2012 with Jism 2. Arko’s work as a composer in the movie Yaariyan landed him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.
Arko proudly holds the Bengali of the year 2016 award. He is also the very first Indian to be featured on The Billboard Charts List.
Arko is married to Deepika Sood, a yoga and naturopathy professional. He tied the knot in 2018 after four years of courtship.