Raqueeb Alam is an astonishing singer and also a good lyricist. He has been a part of the Oscar-winning movie
Slumdog Millionaire. He has written many songs for cinemas like Gangster, Pianist, and also some south Indian pictures including Sivaji, Jai Surya. He was born in Madhupur, Bihar. Since childhood, Raqueeb had no interest in studies. He used to participate in singing competitions; which in turn attracted him towards playback singing. Worried for his studies, his father sent him off to Chennai to pursue engineering. Raquel's family were having financial problems at that time, so he started supporting his family by singing in a local orchestra. He also sang in bars and in hotels at night to earn money. In the year 1999, he dubbed for a Telugu movie DEVI.
He had a modest career at that time and sang Hindi songs for small producers. He got a big break when he met AR Rehman in a meeting through PK Mishra who is a lyricist and wrote songs for AR Rehman. This meeting fetched him his first song Monalisa (1996) which he sang with
Sonu Nigam. Raqueeb worked for AR Rehman, but still, he was struggling for his next film. In the year 2005, he got his 1st break when he wrote the song Shyam Rang Bhar Do for Deepa Mehta’s movie Water. Then in the year 2007, he sang as well as wrote the lyrics for the movie Sivaji. In the same year, he wrote another song for the movie Jalsa which is Chalore Chalore Chal.
By this time, Raqueeb started preferring writing songs over singing them. In the year 2008, Raqueeb gave the industry the song Ringa Ringa for the movie Slumdog Millionaire which is an Oscar award-winning movie. Meanwhile, then he is keen to the film and has given the industry many songs including Jag Hai Yeh Dabang Ka, Jadoo Rawan Rawan, Veeron Ki Bheed Mein, Taare Saare Chup Gaye, Aag Hoon Main, for the movie Kabali. He has worked as the chief lyricist for the cinemas 1921, Beilman love, Blue, Dongri ka Raja, Ada a way of life. And also has been the playback singer for the songs Zindagi hai dua for the picture Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha, Shora So Panchaniye for the film
The Legend of Bhagat Singh, the Blue theme for the movie Blue. Raquel was the music director for the picture Beiimaan love.