Hitesh Sonik is a music director and a singer in the Hindi film Industry. Making a mark in the Hindi music was not tough for him as he was the nephew of well-known music composer Sonik of the Sonik-Omi pair, who composed melodious music in 1970s. Sonik Omi is still remembered in the industry for the Rekha starred film, Sawan Bhado. Music composer Sonik Omi is also known for qawali track which was sung by Asha Bhonsle and
Mohammed Rafi and became popular.
Hitesh Sonik got the job of being an assistant to the music director
. He assisted Vishal in movies like Maachis and Hu Tu Tu and Kaminey and many more. He worked with Vishal for 11 movies.
As a music director, the greatest caliber he has shown to us is, that the full background music goes well with the overall flavor of the film, and he does not deviate from the core theme of the film. Examples of unconventional composition of Hitesh Sonik includes, from the film Hawaa Hawwai.
As an independent composer, he will be also known for Luv Ranjan’s Pyaar Ka Punchaama and Raghav Dhars’s
My Friend Pinto
. Hitesh Sonik is now flooded with offers after the success of Kaminey; he is the choice for Pyar Ka Panchnama-2 and Manjhi- the Mountain Man. He also has scored the background music for Guddu Rangeela.
He is married to singer
, who became highly popular with Ram Gopal Varma‘s MAST song.
He also sung many songs in ‘ Hawaa Hawaai’, which grabbed the attention of us. Like other music composers, he chooses to sing songs only if that was a situational and conveys the central theme of the film. Otherwise, as a composer, his tunes are always catchy and can manage to lift our spirits at every situation. As a young music director, he sets an example of being an unconventional composer of recent times.
Hitesh wanted to be an architect, but music was his passion. He loved playing guitar and he used to assist his father in recording and made it a full-time profession. Post partition, his family moved from Pakistan to refugee camp in Delhi; when they came to Mumbai, they had no godfather, but after his uncle Sonik put his feet in film world as a composer, there was no looking back for Hitesh’s family.