Joi Barua

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Joi Barua is an Indian artist whose music encompasses rock, soul, jazz and world music. His original music is inspired by folklore, mythology and the history of Northeast India. He works in the Indian movie industry as a composer, singer and has been part of genre-defining and multi award-winning films. Such as Dave D, Udan, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Margherita with A Straw and Laila Majnu.

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What’s keeping him busy

Joi has lately been involved with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London in creating orchestral music around a story of artificial intelligence and future life. Joi Barua brings to his performances a unique style which has endeared him to the younger audiences. He is a sought after performer at music shows all over the country.

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Joi’s full name is Jayanta Barua. He was born in Digboi, Assam and started his career singing advertising jingles. He has also done playback singing for Hindi, Assamese, and Telugu films.


YearFilm / AlbumSongLanguageComposer(s)Co-singer(s)
2003Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.“Dekhle Aankhon Mein Aankhien Daal (Remix)”HindiAnu MalikSunidhi Chauhan
2008Jumbo“Dil Mera Jumbo”Ram SampathSolo
2009Dev.D“Ek Hulchul Si”Amit Trivedi
Chal Chala Chal“Aplam Chaplam”Anu MalikSunidhi Chauhan
2010Kalavar King“Eidhe Eidhe”TeluguAnil RSolo
Udaan“Kahaani (Aankhon Ke Pardon Pe)”HindiAmit TrivediNeuman Pinto
Help“Kehna Hai”Ashutosh PhatakSuzanne D’Mello
Joi: Looking out of the Window8 tracksAssameseJoi BaruaSolo
2011No One Killed Jessica“Dua”HindiAmit TrivediMeenal Jain, Raman Mahadevan, Amitabh Bhattacharya
Luv Ka The End“Freak Out”Ram SampathAditi Singh Sharma
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara“Dil Dhadakne Do”Shankar–Ehsaan–LoyShankar Mahadevan, Suraj Jagan
Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge“Baatein Shuru”Raghu DixitShefali Alvaris
Hengool 2011-12“Khiriki”AssameseAnurag SaikiaSolo
“Khiriki (Unplugged)”
2012Agent VinodRaabta (Siyaah Raatein)HindiPritamHamsika Iyer, Arijit Singh
“Raabta Unplugged”Arijit Singh
2013I Don’t Luv U“Kuchh Hone Ko Hai”HindiAman-BensonRaman Mahadevan
Riders of the Mist“Pitol Soku”AssameseJoi BaruaSolo
2014Margarita with a Straw“Dusokute”Hindi
Marksheet“Pagol Uxaah”Assamese
2016Pride“Rabha”Featuring George Brooks (released as single)
“Riders of the Mist”EnglishSolo (released as single)
2017“Sitiki Bagori Jai”AssameseSolo Featuring Krushnaa Patil (released as single)
“Na Jujor Ronuwa”Solo (released as single)
2018Laila Majnu“O Meri Laila”HindiAtif Aslam, Jyotica Tangri
“Gaye Kaam Se”Dev Negi, Amit Sharma, Meenal Jain
“Lala Zula Zalio”Sunidhi Chauhan, Joi Barua, Frankie (Kashmiri)
“O Meri Laila (Radio Version)”Joi Barua
24 Kisses TeluguVibha Saraf, PVNS Rohit, Saandip, Sri Krishna
2019The Illegal“Subeh Dekh Li”HindiJoi BaruaAnkit Tiwari
2021Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano & OrchestraJungle Song, Alan Song, Origins, Synthetic DNA, New World Order, TeleportationSymphonyJoi Barua, Susan Lim, Manu Martin, Mathieu Eymard, Ron DenzingerLondon Symphony Orchestra, London Voices, Tedd Joselson, Arthur Fagen

Joi is known for his work on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Dev. D (2009), and Udaan (2010).

Joi Barua’s songs include “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “Tera Hone Laga Hoon”, and “O’Meri Laila”.

Awards and recognitions

a) 2010 – Best Debut Award (2010) for the album Joi- Looking Out of the Window at the Big Music Awards by Big 92.7 FM, Guwahati.

b) 2010 – He was invited as a ‘Fellow’ at the first INK Conference in 2010, a TED affiliated multidisciplinary conference, and as an INK Speaker in 2011.


  • Hollywood Gold Awards for ‘Best Original Song’ (New World Order) & ‘Best Original Score’ (with Manu Martin & Ron Danziger) – under the categories of Sci-fi & Animated Film respectively for the film FANTASY OF COMPANIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN AND INANIMATE.
  • Chicago Indie Film Awards – ‘Best Composer’ in the 9th Edition of the Chicago Indie Film Awards for the music video of ‘New World Order’
  • Cannes World Film Festival (Feb ’21) – Best Soundtrack for the film FANTASY OF COMPANIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN AND INANIMATE


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