Amit Mishra is a versatile music director and a multi instrumentalist with strong affinity for classical styles of music. A soulful singer, the varied modulations and power in his voice has been earned through a lifetime of association with performing arts. His family were few of the first ones to ever inspire him. His late father Shri. Shambhunath Mishra was a journalist and trained sitar player, his grandmother a well known Maithli folk singer. Taking a walk back into his childhood he still reminiscences about the musical gatherings and classical raagas as a traditional part of his upbringing. 10 years of his childhood were spent in the peaceful city of Benaras and the rest following in the bustling one of New Delhi.
What really was intriguing later to know was that Amit Mishra apart from his musical work, has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, and in fact graduated as a gold medalist in his batch from Delhi college of Arts. Though professionally having started with a career in the field of fine arts he ever fueled his passion for music and went ahead to getting trained in Hindustani classical vocals and further a brief introduction to western classical style of guitar.
“I graduated in 1996 and got married in 1997 and thereafter was completely involved in art and music. Started of with the band ‘Ind Tranzit’ followed by acts ‘Som’, and ‘Maati’, and performed at multiple live shows
– Delhi Chicago Sister Cities Presentation with John Primer & the real
deal blues band at Nehru Park and Garden of five senses 2005
– Sound of the Sea (Gateway of India/Mumbai):
– 12 days Goa tour (organized by Action Aid and Karma Mitra)
– Special Olympics 2004
– Basant Utsav 2003
– World Music Day ‘Dilli Haat’
– Garden of five senses, New Delhi
– The Jaipur Heritage Intl. Fest, Jaipur
– IITF 02 and IITF 03, Pragati Maidan
– IIT Delhi02, 03
– Press club of India, New Delhi
– Golf club, New Delhi and many more………………
. On the other side I continued with my day job as a professor in a Delhi Administration School and also would regularly take out time to compose music for myself”, he added.
Having followed hence a career graph as a professional painter and a musicien, the real twist in the tale came with the offer for composing a title song. The project was a TV series “Ram Khilavan CM ‘N’ Family” directed by Ashwini Dhir, and Amit Mishra’s first commercial stint. An increase in the music related offers later led him to quit his job in Delhi and permanently shift over to Mumbai.
“My first movie break came on the way to working on the TV series “Laptaganj” then aired on SAB TV. Ashwini dhir then along with directing the TV series was also parallely working on the movie “Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge?” and that’s when I was offered the chance. It started with composing the title track and later I ended up composing, writing and singing four songs for the movie. A big hit when released in back in 2010, there has been no looking back since then.” Later followed by the movie “Machchli Jal Ki Rani hai” , “Guest in London “and numerous television series “SHRI SHIFARSHI LAL”,”NAUDY AUR DADY”,”CHAMCHA IN CHIEF”.”PUBLIC HAI SAB JAANTI HAI”,MERI YADOON KE CHINAR”,SILSILA CINEMA KA”,”JI BAHANJI”,”FULLTOSS”,“DAFA 420” ,“KHATMAL–E-ISHQUE”,PEHREDAR PIYA KI”,”SAVDHAN INDIA”,”TU SOORAJ MAI SAANJH PIYA JI”.
“I loved every part of my journey and have lived each and every moment with all my heart. Yes there were ups and downs, times good and bad, but all I tried along the way was to take everything as an inspiration to further create music. It’s not just a song but a reflection of my soul that I put out there.”