Nikhil Malik is an Indian guitarist and music composer. He is known for composing music for M Cream and his music video ‘Boring I Love You’ with Raghav Meattle. Nikhil was brought up in Toronto, in Canada before he moved to
New Delhi. He took part in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in the New York University in the US in 2016. He is part of bands like Half Step Down, Cyanide, Noize, Patang, and UpsideDown. He is now a part of Studio Fuzz. Fuzz Studio also worked with Delhi Government for public interest videos like Open Defecation Free Delhi – In 6 Months featuring Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. Nikhil collaborated with
Srijan Mahajan, and Shubha Mugdal for Mugdal’s single Betabiyaan. Nikhil worked with Arsh and Srijan’s band Fuzz Culture at the Studio Fuzz to create music videos with them like Gemini in 2016.
Nikhil, Arsh, and Srijan composed the music for the English short film When the Joker Gets Joking directed by Siddhant Sachdev in 2011. Nikhil, Arsh, and Srijan composed music for the Punjabi short film Mast Qalandar written and directed by Divij Roopchand in 2015. The film screened at many film festivals and won two awards at the Manchester International Film Festival in 2016 and Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival in 2016, and three nominations. Nikhil, Arsh, and Srijan composed the music in
Agneya Singh and Arban Raza’s English movie M Cream. The movie featured at several film festivals like the Seattle South Asian Film Festival, the Florence River to River Festival Film Festival, and the Delhi International Film Festival and won many awards like the Best Feature Film at the Rhodes Island International Film Festival in 2014, and Best Foreign Feature Award at the Indie Spirit Film Festival in 2014.
The movie hit the screens on 22nd June 2016 and received critical acclaim from critics all over the world as India’s first stoner movie. Nikhil worked as music composer, sound mixer, and boom operator of the Hindi short movie’ Aam Kahani’ written and directed by Utkarsh Thukral in 2013. Inspired by a love confession between a deaf couple, Nikhil collaborated with vocalist Raghav Meattle to create a music video titled ‘Boring I Love You,’ dedicated to the disabled. The music video was released on 16th December 2016. The music video was officially selected at the Paris International Music Video Festival in 2017 and was a semi-finalist at the Los Angeles Cinefest in 2017. Meattle and Malik also collaborated on She Can and Since Memories Rain.