Ricky Kej was born on 5 August, 1981 in North Carolina, USA. He is an Indian Composer, Music Producer, and Conservationist. Despite being an Indian Composer, he has also composed music to western beats. He won the Grammy Award for his album Winds of Samsara; this album was a collaboration with South African flutist Wouter Kellerman. Ricky Kej moved to Bangalore when he was eight. He went to school at the Bishop Cotton Boy’s School, and subsequently, he earned his Dentistry degree from Oxford Dental College in Bangalore. He didn’t pursue a career in Dentistry and opted for Music instead. While attending university, Ricky joined a progressive rock band. He says this band gave him a basic knowledge and exposure to music.

In an interview, Ricky’s mother Pammi, said that Ricky’s artistic genes were inherited from his grandfather, Janaki Das. His grandfather was an Actor, Olympic Cyclist, and a Freedom Fighter. Ricky started his music career as a keyboardist. His music journey started from a Bengaluru-based progressive rock band called Angel Dust. With two years of experience in this band, Ricky set up his own studio called Revolution and became a full-time composer in 2003. Ricky gradually went to create music for over 3000 jingles and even scored a few Kannada movies. Ricky can compose in multiple genres. He uses his Indian roots as inspiration to compose his music. His composition is mainly based on Hindustani Classical with a little Carnatichere and there. Ricky is a self-taught musician.

He first studied classical music at the age of 24. Ricky went on to release 13 of his studio albums, most of which were released in the U.S. but not in his motherland India. Ricky has noted that this was on account of the poor music-buying ethos in India and the dominance of Bollywood music in the country. During that period Ricky composed music for Kannada films such as Accident in 2008, Venkata in Sankata in 2009, and Crazy Kutumba in 2010. In an interview, Ricky said that in early stages of his music career he found composing music for Kannada films very frustrating, but continued to do so as a factor of validation for his significance as a composer in India. Ricky has clarified that composing music for the Kannada film Accident, directed by Ramesh Arvind was not a chance encounter He had worked very hard for it and was offered a lot of freedom by Ramesh Aravind Ramesh Aravind [born 1964] is an Indian writer, ac >> Read More... Ramesh Aravind during the process.

He has indicated that working with Ramesh Aravind was a very enjoyable experience. Ricky won the One Show-Advertising award for his Jingle for TreesforRee.org in 2008. Ricky won Adfest Asia Award-Advertising for his Jingle for Seventy mm Movie Rentals in 2009. Ricky has won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album, a ZMR Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, a ZMR Award for Album of the Year, a South African Music Award for his work Winds of Samsara in 2015. He has also won a Global Music Awards World Music-India, an International Acoustic Music Award for Best Open or Acoustic Open genre for his work on Samsara from Shanti Samsara in 2016.

O P Nayyar Hindi Actor

O P Nayyar

Born on January 16, 1926, in Lahore, British India, Omkar Prasad Nayyar was an Indian musician, movie music composer, music producer, singer, and songwriter. He, at age 11, made his debut by playing the piano on All-India Radio. In 1949, he shifted to Mumbai and before long handled his first film task, composing incidental music for Krishan Kewal's Kaneez. Nayyar got his break as music executive through Dalsukh Pancholi's Aasmaan. After a progression of commercial flops, he considered stopping the film to educate, yet with Guru Dutt's 1954 motion picture Aar Paar he scored his first success, starting all-encompassing cooperation with Dutt that later included films the blockbuster C.I.D and Mr and Mrs. 55. He considered as an exceptional amongst the many cadenced and resonant music executives of the Hindi movie industry. He earned the Filmfare Award in 1958 for Best Music Director for film Naya Daur. Nayyar worked widely with vocalists Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, and Asha Bhosle, however not with driving Bollywood female artist Lata Mangeshkar. Be that as it may, Mangeshkar's tune Saari Raat Teri Yaad Satayein song from the movie Aji Bas Shukriya in 1958 utilized in the Hindi motion picture Taxi Driver in 1973, for which Nayyar was the music director. After a dispute with Mohammed Rafi, Nayyar began working with singer Mahendra Kapoor. Kapoor played out Nayyar's tune "Badal Jaaye Agar Maali, Chaman Hotaa Nahi Khaali" in film Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi. In light of a Bengali dialect work by Rabindranath Tagore, Nayyar created "Chal Akelaa, Chal Akelaa" in 1969 sung by Mukesh motion picture Sambandh. Nayyar co-created melodies with Shamshad Begum such as "Kajra Mohabbatwala," and in 1969 after Madhubala's demise Sharmila Tagore, Vyjayanthimala, Asha Parekh, Mala Sinha, and Padmini lip-matched up a few Nayyar-Bhosle tunes. He and Asha Bhosle parted their ways in 1974. He, at that point, worked with Kavita Krishanmurthy, Dilraj Kaur, Vani Jayaram, Alka Yagnik, and Krishna Kale. Majrooh Sultanpuri and Sahir Ludhianvi composed the verses for a portion of Nayyar's prior tunes, including "Naya Daur.” He additionally worked with creating lyricists such as Ahmed Wasi, Jan Nisar Akhtar, S. H. Bihari, and Qamar Jalalabadi. He started the convention of doling out full, three-minute melodies to comedians. Om Prakash sang Nayyar's song "Churi Bane Kanta Bane" in film Jaali Note, and "Aye Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahaan" sung by Johnny Walker in CID, "Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Jee" in Mr. and Mrs. 55, "Bajewala" in Basant and tune "Main Bambaika Baaboo, Naam Meraa Anjaanaa" in movie Naya Daur. Nayyar composed song "Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawaanonkaa" in 1957 highlighting Dilip Kumar and Ajit for Naya Daur. The melody gained him the Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1958. Amid the 1960s, he was more dynamic than later and did not form music for more youthful performing artists such as Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna. Apart from Hindi movies, Nayyar formed for Neerajanam in Telugu. He made a short rebound amid the 1990s with Nishchay and Mangni in 1992 and Zid in 1994. He had a noteworthy impact in taking care of Asha's vocation however Asha rarely gave credit it. She specifies S.D. Burman's name. Why OP and Asha separated away in 1974, they two never discussed it. Nayyar later conceded the disintegration of their joint effort proclaimed the tipping purpose of his vocation, and following 1994's Jai Bhavani he resigned from the film industry, although he stayed in public eye because of inconsistent TV appearances. He left the world on January 28, 2007.

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Amit Kamboj

Amit Kamboj is a music composer by profession whose work is mainly seen in the Hindi films. He is a part of the Indian film industry. He completed his education from the University of West London. Some of his music albums are Tari Hari Na Na, AktuAktuValobasa, ChadhGayiBhangiyaBhoe Nath Ki, Ichha Kore, Jay Gorahknath, Jai Salasar Hanuman, Yeshu Mahima, Holi Khele Jal Jamuna Mein, Bahale Buna Musri, Jagga Jasoos, and GanglabGanglab Album. He has also worked for many films including Basement of 2010, The Sandwich of 2002, The Woods of 2012, and Rent of 1999. In the movie titled “Rent,” he composed the music for the film along with the director plus producer Asham Kamboj, and the actors such as Piers Gibbon, Tara – Louise Kaye, and Bhasker Patel. It was a 90s film that released into the theatres in 1999. It was a short drama. In “The Sandwich,” he again got the chance to work with the director plus writer Amit Kamboj, the producer Norma Burke, and the actors Emil Marwa, Sarah Gyde, and Michael Shaeffer. This English drama released into the theatres of UK on 15 November 2002 but could not gain any popularity. It could not be considered as a very good part of his career. Then in “Basement,” he again worked with the director Asham Kamboj, and the producers A. A. Jalal and Terry Stone. He gave the music to this film. He also got the opportunity to works with many other celebs such as Danny Dyer, Jimi Mistry, KierstonWareing, Emily Beecham, Lois Winstone, Christopher Ellison, Soraya Radford, and Carolyn Jordan. It was a thrilling and horror movie that released into the theatres on 117 August 2010 under the banner of the production company known by the name “Revolver Entertainment” but, it could not gain people’s interest and hence was a complete flop. In “The Woods,” he worked with the director plus producer and screenplay writer Ursula Rani Sarma, the producers Akua Obeng Frimpong and Rory Kenny, and the cast members such as Orla Fitzgerald, Cobe Gordon, Brian Ferguson, and Emil Marwa. It was a short film that portrayed lots of drama and released into the theatres in 2012. Some of his other songs include Jaibar Kale, UttonPege, Diesel, Ya Mai Jia De Bin Lang, Sharabi, Nan Gao, Bu Shui, Chong Tu De Hen, Kunt Kicker, Survivor, New Breakup, Chad GyiBangiya Chad Gayi…, etc.

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Amit Kamboj Hindi Actor