When it comes to Bollywood music, Pritam Chakraborty is one of the most prominent figures in the Indian music industry. More commonly known as just “Pritam”, he is song composer, singer as well as an energetic live performer. Starting his career in 2001, his areas of excellence is a wide range of genres. From Pop to Jazz, Techno to Sufi music, Pritam is a highly capable individual. Born in Kolkata, on 14th June, 1971, Pritam got his early music training from his father’s music school for children. His urge towards music can be seen in his early life when Pritam joined a music school after completing college. He formed two bands as a youngster, and also managed to release a cassette to his credit from the second band. He is a graduate Sound Engineer of the Film and Television Institute in Pune. After his graduation, Pritam moved to Mumbai with a dream of joining the Bollywood music industry. While in Mumbai, he produced ad jingles for brands such as Head and Shoulders, and Emami; and also gave title tracks for Tele Serials. Pritam got his big chance at the Cinema by being hired as a composer alongside Jeet for the film “ Tere Liye” in 2001, Directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The film did not survive the box office, but the music was well recognized. Jeet and Pritam again displayed their talent in “ Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” in 2002. Pritam soon separated his path from Jeet, and went on to chase a solo song composer. In 2004 Pritam’s song “ Dhoom Machale”, from the movie “Dhoom” blew the charts. It even topped the UK Top Chart in 2004. After this, success started to follow him everywhere. Giving chart busting music in various successful movies such as “ Jab We Met”, “ Love Aaj Kal” “Dhoom 2” and many more; Pritam was often nominated for Best Music Director. Pritam’s trophy cabinet is decorated with various music awards. “Dhoom” in 2005 earned him the Filmfare Best Music Director Award, and this was just the start. He continued on the win the same award for movies such as “ Race” in 2008, “Jub We Met” in 2007”, “ Cocktail” in 2012 and many more. He won the IIFA Award for Best Music Director for the film “Barfi” in 2013. He has numerous titles to his name. Beside the big screen, Pritam has appeared in Talent Shows and Reality shows quite often. He judged Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in2009, and ChhoteUstaad. Pritam is frequently accused of plagiarizing his music from artist all around the world. His hit song “Zara Zara” from the movie “Race” suffered a lawsuit from the Taiwanese record label. To present, Pritam is still actively directing and producing music for new upcoming movies including “ Bajrangi Bhaijaan” starring Salman Khan and many more
Ehsaan Noorani Hindi Actor

Ehsaan Noorani

Ehsaan Noorani is one of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio, composing of three talented Indian musicians namely Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan himself and Loy Mendonsa. He is a popular music composer and guitarist. Ehsaan was born on October 12, 1963 in Hyderabad, India. He grew up in a place instilled with appreciation to different music genres at an early age. At 14, he started learning guitar under the teaching of Bismarck Rodriguez in Mumbai. During the mid 80’s, he attended the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), which is known as MI now. This became the turning point of his life as a musician as he slowly began to progress as a guitarist with huge potentials. He considered this period as ‘the best years of his life’. He went to Los Angeles, which is known to be the Music Capital of the World, and showed himself to the great musicians like Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and many more. Ehsaan was influenced by the famous bands of the 70’s like Pink Floyd, Led Zepellin, Wishbone Ash, Santana and Deep Purple. Since then, he became inclined and fond to the Blues; something about the genre has caught his whim and he continues to hold into it until today. He listened to BB King, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton and Robert Ford to help him in shaping up his Blues vocabulary and become a stepping-stone to his improvisation. When he returned to India, he worked with coposers like Louiz Banks for several advertising commercials and continues to create trends to the industry with his captivating tunes, expertise in guitar and his cleverness in music. This led him to compose music for commercials and just before he knew it, he was brainstorming with Shankar and Loy. The trio started to compose music for films and they were known as SEL. Composing music for films and commercials had helped him to experiment in various music styles like blues, metal, electronic, rock and country, but his heart is still fond of doing Blues and until now, he is still performing with his band called Apostrophe. Ehsaan together with Shankar Mahadevan have lent their vocals to several songs, including Yeh Dil Deewana from the 1997 Bollywod film Pardes, Vande Mataram from the 2000 comedy-drama film Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi from the romantic comedy film Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge. He also lent his guitar pieces to songs made by many music directors like Vishal Shekhar for the songs Bin Tere and Sadka Kiya from the box-office hit film, I Hate Luv Storys and Small Town Girl from the rom-com film Bachna Ae Haseeno. To prove his mettle in the world of music, Ehsaan has won several accolades in his entire career for his work in films like Kai Ho Naa Ho, Bunty Aur Babli, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Mission Kashmir.

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Sajid Wajid

The famous brothers of the Indian film industry well known for their music composition and direction, ‘Sajid Ali’ and ‘Wajid Ali’, are collectively known as Sajid Wajid. They are the sons of Famous Tabla player, ‘Ustad Sharafat Khan’. Music was inherited in their blood and they had much more to give to this industry. Sohail Khan’s “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya” was the first movie in which Sajid Wajid gave their music in 1998.  Then  in 1999, they scored music for Sonu Nigam’s album “Deewana”. The songs of this album were a huge hit of that time and are still loved by the music listeners. In the subsequent years, their music became a part of many movies and all of their songs were adored by music lovers. They composed music for the movie “Hello Brother” and wrote some songs for films such as, “Chupke Se Koi Aayega”, “Hello Brother” and “Hata Saawan Ki Ghata”. Sajid Wajid has given a lot of music for famous Indian Actor Salman Khan. Many of his movies are embraced with their magical songs; these movies include ‘Tere Naam, Partner, Garv, Wanted, God Tussi Great Ho, Veer, Ek Tha Tiger’ and many more. Because of their excellent music direction and composition, they have been honored with many awards.    For their music contribution in Movie, ‘Dabangg’ they were awarded with, ‘Star Screen Award’ as “Best Music Directors”, other awards include, ‘Apsara Awards’, ‘Zee Cine Awards’, and ‘Film Fare Awards’. Indian Music Industry owes a lot to these brothers, who have given hundreds of hit music tracks to the industry and to the audience. They have also composed music tracks for reality TV shows such as, Bigg Boss 4, Bigg Boss 6.    

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Sajid Wajid Hindi Actor