Uttam Singh

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Uttam Singh (born 25 May 1948) is an Indian musician.

  • He has worked as a violinist, music arranger and music director for many Bollywood films.
  • He worked as a music arranger for Ilaiyaraaja in numerous Tamil films before establishing himself as an independent composer.
  • Uttam Singh’s father was a sitar player.
  • His family moved to Mumbai, when Singh was 12.
  • He learned tabla and Western violin.
  • His family used to sing kirtans at various Gurudwaras and religious functions to supplement their income.


  • Filmfare Best Music Director Award – 1997 (for Dil To Pagal Hai)


  • International Indian Film Academy Award (Best Music Director) – 2002 (for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha)
  • Filmfare Best Music Director Award – 2002 (for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha)
  • Screen Weekly Award (Best Background Music) -2004 (for Pinjar)
  • Zee Cine Award Best Background Music – 2003 (for Pinjar)
  • Screen Weekly Award (Best Music Director) -2002 (for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha)