Biography of Joi Barua – Indian singer and music composer from Assam

Joi Barua is an artist who gained popularity in Assam as well as Mumbai with his own uniqueness. Joi Barua is an Indian singer and music composer.

Biography of Joi Barua

Biography of Joi Barua

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NameJoi Barua[1]
Place of BirthDigboi, Tinsukia, Assam
FatherRohini Dhar Barua 
MotherRanjana Barua.
Education1/ St. Anthony’s School, Shillong
2/ Guwahati Commerce College
Awards1/ Best Newcomer Vocalist (Male) – Big Assamese Music Award 2010 (for “Joi: Looking Out the Window”)
2/ ‘Best Soundtrack’ Award

Early Life of Joi Barua

Joi Barua was born in Digboi, Assam, the younger of the two children to Ranjana Barua and Rohini Dhar Barua. Joi Barua’s birth name is Jayanta Barua. His father gave him a violin when he was four years old and that triggered his lifelong passion for music. His family moved to Jorhat when he was in junior school. When he was seven years old, his sister pushed him to join a singing competition. Even though ignored about singing at that age, he won the competition. His personal inspirations include his father, who always encouraged him to take music out of classrooms into the hearts of people, and his ex- principal Sister Mabilia who guided his passion for music. Now, he is known as a famous singer and music composer in the whole of India.

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Joi Barua, who has passion for music since childhood, started his career by singing advertising jingles and later did playback singing for Hindi, Assamese and Telugu films. Barua has not had to stop since then. Barua, who received audience acclaim by performing songs in Hindi and Telugu in parallel with Assamese language, also has a team called “Joi Band”. Barua has a mixed musical style incorporating elements of rock, soul, jazz, and world music.

The films voiced by him are: “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge” (2011), “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”(2011), “Luv Ka The End”(2011), “No One Killed Jessica (2011), “Udaan”(2010), “Help”(2010), “Dev D”(2009), “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” (2009), “Jumbo”(2008), “Golmal Returns”(2008), “Tashan”(2008), “Jab We Met”(2007), “Bhool Bhulaiyaa”(2007), “Bhagam Bhag”(2006), “Gangster”(2006), “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”(2006), “Zindaggi Rocks”(2006), “Waqt: The Race Against Time”(2005), “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum”(2005), “Ek Ajnabee”(2005), “Neal ‘n’ Nikki”(2005), etc.

Rock, Soul, Worldbeat and in a combination of folk music, Joi Barua released an Assamese-language album called “Joi: Looking out of the Window” in 2010 with his own band “Joi”. It was in 2010 that he won the “Best Newcomer Singer Award” at the Big Assamese Music Awards for this album. Barua voiced an Assamese song as a background singer for the first time in the Hangul Theatre drama “Khiriki”.

Barua, who has worked with popular music directors like Amit Trivedi, Pritam, Anu Malik, Ashitosh Pathak, Ram Sampath, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Salim-Suleman, Vishal-Shekhar, Lalit Pandit etc. He has lent his voice as a background singer in the Telugu language film “Culver King”.


Joi Barua, who is currently a resident of Mumbai, India with his wife Nayana Borthakur is a talented artist in Assamese music. Barua who is a famous singer now is an example for the youths of Assam as well as for India.


1. Who is Joi Barua?

Ans: He is an Indian singer, music composer from Digboi, Assam.

2. What is the original name of Joi Barua?

Ans: Jayanta Barua.

3. Name some of the films voiced by Joi Barua.

Ans: Some of the films voiced by barua are – “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge” (2011), “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”(2011), “Luv Ka The End”(2011), “No One Killed Jessica (2011), “Udaan”(2010), “Help”(2010), “Dev D”(2009), “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” (2009), “Jumbo”(2008), “Golmal Returns”(2008), “Tashan”(2008) etc.

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