Raghu Dixit is an Indian singer,lyricist, film composer based in Bangalore, Karnataka. His rendition of folk music is very popular wmong the young, he is giving the old lyrics new passion among listeners.
Childhood, Family & Personal Life
Raghu Dixit was born as Raghupathi Dwarakanath Dixit on 11 November 1974 in Mysore, Karnataka. His father is an engineer.
Raghu has a brother named Vasu Dixit, who is also involved with music.
Graduation: B.Sc, Yuvaraja College, Mysore.
Love & Marriage: Raghu and Mayuri Upadhya, a dancer and a choreographer fell in Love and got married with the blessing of their families.
Raghu Dixit & wife Mayuri Upadhya at an event
Raghu was working in Belguim in a pharmaceutical company. The owner of the paying guest he was staying in was so impressed that he got Raghu a chance to sing in Belgian radio, he gained popularity quite quickly that assured him of his future and he left to India to become a full time musician.
Raghu is part of the band Antaragni, it is famous for bringing the old folk songs into fashion among the youngsters.
As a music director: Psycho(2008) was the first attempt at music composition taken by Raghu Dixit. After that he has composed songs for Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam movies.
Raghu Dixit founded RDX Productions, a record label company.
His works are in various languages including: Hindi, Kannada, English, Tamil among others
He was asked by couple of Heavy metal musicians to stop singing in English try it in his own language.
Raghu started the band Antaragni with H N Bhaskar
He started singing in English with a guitar to impress girls.
In April 2012, Raghu performed for Queen Elizabeth II of England and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
When Radhu asked music composer C Ashwath's permission to use the tunes he had composed, he politely rejected, thus Raghu made his own tunes and they became popular.
He has conducted concerts all aroung the world with many collaborators.
He is a trained Indian classical dancer, he was trained in Bharatanatyam for 15 years.
He was gold medalist in his Masters in Microbiology
He made his Bollywood debut with the film Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge in 2011.
Music directors who were among the audience in a bar Raghu was singing approached him and offered to produce his music, that changed his career for ever. He became popular throughout India.
When he was in the initial stage of his career a fan of his- Hariharan helped him financially, giving him 30,000 Rs to make his democ CDS. Raghu and Hariharan have become friends, he takes his suggestions on projects.
In 2013 he debuted in Malayalam recording with Bijibal for North 24 Kaatham.
He was also nominated and awarded as best Newcomer in the Songlines for the year 2011.
Raghu has performed in Over 1500 concerts, in more than 30 countries.
He is popular among Kannada people for his rendition of Shishunala Shareef songs.
His brand of Lungi and T-shirt is quite popular among fans. It was strange at the time, now has become fashion.
Raghu 's father had an LML scooter, he did not allow Raghu to ride it.
He likes Yakshagaana. according to him it is a rich, raw & valuable form classical form.