Abhijeet was born in a Bengali family in Kanpur, the youngest of four. He passed his matriculation from Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur and Class XII from BNSD Inter College Chunni Ganj, Kanpur; and graduated in commerce (B.Com.) from Christ Church College, Kanpur in 1977. He started singing on stage since1970.He developed his voice and style of singing by listening songs of prolific singer "Kishore Kumar".
Abhijeet left home for Mumbai in 1981 to study Chartered Accountancy. Due to his fascination for singing and music, he decided to pursue a career in playback singing instead. He received a call from Rahul Dev Burman to sing for Dev Anand's son's debut film Anand Aur Anand. In this Movie he got the opportunity to sing a song along with his idol Kishor Kumar. In the 1990s, Abhijeet became a playback singer. His songs include work from the film Baaghi, composed by Anand-Milind: "Ek chanchal shokh hasina" , "Chandni raat hai" and "Har kasam se badi hai". This was followed by several chartbusters from movies such as Khiladi, Shola Aur Shabnam both of which were also huge box office hits. Then in 1994 when he performed for movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. He won the Filmfare Best Playback Singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997. He went on to record for the movies Baadshah, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na, "Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai" and many others. Grahan (1997, 2001 or 2004) has 2 songs sung by singer Abhijeet "Kehte Hai Jis Ko" and "Chup Chup" with Kavita Krishnamurty and Asha Bhosle, respectively.
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