Phiroj Shyangden Biography (Who is Phiroj Shyangden?)
Phiroj Shyangden is an American-Nepali singer, guitarist, composer, and songwriter. He is the founding member of the band 1974 AD and The Original Duo.
Phiroj is known for popular and evergreen songs Parelima, Chaubadi Choli, Jati Maya Laye Pani (Cover), Maya Bisaune Chautari, Mayalule, and so on. He is one of the most popular artists and idols for Nepali audiences.
|Date of Birth||N/A|
|Birthplace||Takvar Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India|
|Current Residence||New York, USA|
|Height||5′ 8” tall|
|Genres||Nepali rock, folk|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Music Teacher|
Phiroj Shyangden Early Life, Education, and Family (Father/Mother/Brother/Sister):
Phiroj Shyangden was born and raised in Takvar Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India. His parent’s name is Kharkey Shyangden (father) and the late Narbada Shyangden (mother)
Shyangden completed his schooling at Betten High School in Tukvar, Darjeeling and completed his college degree from Darjeeling Government College, North Bengal University, India in 1986.
Shyangden is a self-taught vocalist and studied western classical music (guitar) from Jeeven Pradhan (Darjeeling Melody Academy), a noted music teacher from Darjeeling. Shyangden moved to Kathmandu in 1990 where he worked as a music teacher in Gyanodaya School, Lalitpur.
Phiroj Shyangden Career:
Phiroj Shyangden began his career as a musician. In 1994, Shyangden, along with Nirakar Yakthumba (bass guitar) and Bhanu Ahamed (drums), formed the band 1974 AD whilst they were teachers in Gyanodaya School in Lalitpur, Kathmandu.
During this period Shyangden did most of the writing and compositions for the band. Initially, the band played western rock music and covered Bryan Adams, Deep Purple and various other rock acts.
Later during the late 90s, Adrian Pradhan joined 1974 AD as their drummer/vocalist, and the following year local guitar enthusiast Manoj K.C from Dhobighat, Lalitpur also joined the band and completed the lineup.
Shyangden left 1974 AD in 2008 amicably to pursue a solo career and moved to New York in 2009. He released a self-titled studio solo album, followed by Zindagi Asal Cha.
The Original Duo:
In 2016 Shyangden and Pradhan reunited under the name ‘The Original Duo’. They toured five states in the US in 2016, and Nepal, the UK, and Australia in 2017–18.
In 2019 The Original Duo recorded and released the album La Hai, with lyrics and composition by Shyangden.
Reunion with 1974 AD:
In July 2019, after almost a decade, Shyangden and Pradhan reunited with 1974 AD and released a new album titled Nirantarata. The band now consists of the original lineup.
Album and Songs:
- Time Out – 1996
- Samjhi Baschu – 1998
- Satabdi – 2001
- Jungi Nishan – 2002
- Limited Edition – 2002
- Pinjada Ko Suga – 2004
- On Air – 2007
- Nirantarta – 2019
Click here:Explore All Phiroj Shyangden Songs
- Phiroj Shyangden
- Zindagi Asal Cha
- Timi ra Ma
Awards and Nominations with 1974 AD:
- Best performance by group or duo with vocal – Hits FM Music Award 2000
- Best performance by group or duo with vocal – Sanmiguel Music Award 2000
- Best performance by group or duo with vocal – Hits FM Music Award 2002
- Best performance by group or duo with vocal – Hits FM Music Award 2004
- Best song with National feelings – Image Award 2004
- Best performance by group or duo with vocal – Hits FM Music Award 2005
- Best Rock song – Image Award 2005
- Most air played song – Kantipur FM Annual Award 2001,2002,2003 & 2004
Phiroj Shyangden Wife, Children, and Love Affairs:
Phiroj Shyangden is married and has children. However, there is no handful of information about her wife and children’s names. Phiroj currently lives in New York, US.
Phiroj Shyangden Social Links:
- Phiroj Shyangden Instagram
- Phiroj Shyangden Facebook
- Phiroj Shyangden YouTube
- Phiroj Shyangden Spotify
- Phiroj Shyangden SoundCloud