Jassie Gift

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Jassie Gift
Jassie Gift leaving Nedumbassery Airport
Jassie Gift leaving Nedumbassery Airport
Background information
Born27 November 1975
OriginThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation(s)
  • Music composer
  • playback singer
Years active2003 –present
Associated actsMuzicndreams, Speed Sanyasin

Jassie Gift is an Indian film music composer and playback singer.[1] He composes songs and sings for Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films. He became famous after the success of his song "Lajjavathiye" from the film 4 the people.[2] He won the Best Music Director award at The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011.[3]

Biography[edit]

Gift was born in Thiruvananthapuram to parents Gift Israel and Rajamma.[1] He was interested in music from childhood and was highly influenced by western music. He admired Ilayaraja and was a fan of Freddie Mercury. He had lessons in western piano from a young age and started singing and playing the keyboard in local bands. He is a singer and keyboard player of the band Moby Dick.

He entered the film music industry under the guidance of director Jayaraj. Before entering films he composed songs for a couple of albums in Malayalam, including the hit album Soona Soona, and also composed jingles. He pioneered the use of reggae fusion music in the Malayalam music industry with the backing roots of Indian ragas. Gift's first film composition was for the movie Saphalam. His songs written for the movie 4 the people became hits in Kerala, especially "Lajjavathiye",[2] and his music contributed to the success of the film, which became 2004's biggest Malayalam film.[2] The film was later remade in Tamil, and also as Malliswarive in Telugu[4] The song was successful in all languages.[5]

Gift mixed Indian and western music on the album, Rain, Rain Come again,[5] as well as the music for the Kannada film Hudugaata, and the songs "Eno Onthara", "Mandakiniye" and "Ommomme Heegu". He has worked with many South Indian musicians such as Harris Jayaraj, Devisri Prasad, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and M M Keeravani, and Anirudh Ravichander, and collaborated with many music directors from south India. He composed songs for the movie Sanju Weds Githa, sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam.

Jassie Gift has a master's degree in Philosophy from University College, Trivandrum, and a PhD in Philosophy from Kannur University on the topic of "The Philosophy of Harmony and Bliss with Reference to Advaita and Buddhism".

Personal life[edit]

On 12 September 2012, Jassie married Athulya, an information technology researcher at Kannur University.

Filmography[edit]

As a composer[edit]

Year Film Title Language Notes
2003 Saphalam Malayalam
2003 The King Maker Leader Malayalam
2004 4 the people Malayalam Won Vanitha Film Award for Popular Song[Best Music Director]

Won Asianet Film Award for popular Singer

2004 Ennittum Malayalam
2004 Rain Rain Come Again Malayalam
2005 December Malayalam
2006 Aswaroodan Malayalam
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Malayalam
2007 Hudugaata Kannada
2007 Thee Nagar Tamil
2007 Saval Telugu
2008 Vilayattu Tamil
2008 Shambhu Malayalam
2009 Pattalam Tamil
2009 Hatrick Hodi Maga Kannada
2009 Parichaya Kannada
2010 Pokkiri Raja Malayalam
2010 3 Char Sau Bees Malayalam
2011 Sanju Weds Geetha Kannada Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Suvarna Film Award for Best Music Director
Won The Bangalore Times Best Music Director Award
2011 China Town Malayalam
2011 Shyloo Kannada Ishaan Dev Best male singer& up coming singer (Mirchi Music Awards 2011 south )
2011 Angane Thudangi Malayalam
2011 Seniors Malayalam
2012 Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Kannada
2012 Nidra Malayalam
2012 Kiladi Kitty Kannada
2012 Naughty Professor Malayalam
2012 Achante Aanmakkal Malayalam
2012 Galaate Kannada
2012 Myna Kannada Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Award South-Composer of the year
Won ETV Sangeet Samman Award for Best Music Director
2013 D Company Malayalam Guest Composer
2013 Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga Kannada
2014 Aryan Kannada
2014 Masala Republic Malayalam
2014 Hara Kannada
2014 Sivajinagara Kannada
2015 Rebel Kannada
2015 Male Kannada
2015 Love You Alia Kannada
2015 Style Malayalam
2016 Appuram Bengal Ippuram Thiruvithamkoor Malayalam
2016 Tyson Kannada
2016 Kala Bhairava Kannada
2016 Eera Veyil Tamil

2016

Dum Malayalam
2016 Zoom Malayalam Guest Composer
2017 Hai Kannada
2017 Chicken Kokkachi Malayalam
2017 Jani Kannada 25th film as composer in Kannada
2018 Rajasimha Kannada
2018 Solli Vidava / Prema Baraha Tamil / Kannada
2018 Ivide Ee Nagarathil Malayalam
2018 Jeevitham Oru Mukhammoodi Malayalam
2019 Mafi Dona Malayalam
2019 Trip Malayalam
2020 3rd Class Kannada
2020 Chiri Malayalam

As a singer[edit]

Kannada songs
Malayalam songs
Tamil songs
Telugu Songs

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "A real gift". The Hindu. 9 February 2004. Archived from the original on 14 April 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Gift of music". The Hindu. 5 August 2005. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  3. "The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 21 June 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012.
  4. "Jassie in Tollywood!". Sify. 20 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Jassie Gift reveals secrets". The Indian Express. 14 March 2009. Archived from the original on 16 March 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

External links[edit]

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