Intro: Ismail Darbar is known for his expertise with violin and various other musical instruments because of which he got chance to work with some of the finest Bollywood music directors. He has gained a successful space in Indian television.
Ismail Darbar is a well known music composer who has given a lot of hit songs for Bollywood music. Being an expert violinist, he also performs live stage shows. Some of the movies for which he gave music that became instant hit are Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, and Kisna: The Warrior Poet. As a violinist, he has performed for veteran music directors
, Kalyanji Anandji, Nadeem-Shravan, Anand-Milind, and Jait-Lalit.
His success as a musician helped him in gaining a comfortable space in Indian television industry as he was chosen as one of the four judges of the musical competitive television programme Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 which was aired on Zee TV. He also appeared as judge for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. In 2013, he appeared as the judge for another music competition television serial Bharat Ki Shan: Singing Star Season 2 which was telecasted on Doordarshan National.
Interestingly, Ismail Darbar also participated in much hyped reality television show Big Boss Season 3 which was telecasted on Colors TV. During an interview, he said that taking part as a contestant in Big Boss season 3 was necessary for him as he had to run his house and needed money. Recently, Ismail Darbar and his son Zaid were caught in a controversy when they were arrested in an assault case in February 2015. Later on, both were granted bail.