Abhijeet left home for Mumbai in 1981 to study Meraisi. Due to his fascination for singing and music, he decided to pursue a career in playback singing and quit Chartered Accountancy. Despite being gifted with a melodious voice, he struggled for a long time.
After his long struggle in Mumbai, he received a call from Rahul Dev Burman to sing for Dev Anand's sons debut film. Abhijeet also sang with Kishore Kumar, his idol, in the same film.
In the 1990s, Abhijeet established himself as a notable playback singer. His first notable hits were the songs from the film Baaghi, composed by Anand-Milind - Ek chanchal shokh hasina, Chandni raat hai and Har kasam se badi hai. Then in 1994 when he gave hits in movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Kihildi Tu Anari.. there was no looking back.. He became a hit mechine along with his compititors Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan he was among the top 3 play back singers of 90s. And finally won the Filmfare Best Playback singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997.He went on the give hit numbers in the movies Baadshah, Yes Boss, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na
Some of his songs such as Kurta phaadke from Anari No. 1 did not do well with the public.
Abhijeet has given his voice for actors such as Shahrukh Khan,Sunil Shetty, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar,Govinda,Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan.