Sandesh Shandilya is an Indian musician working in Bollywood. He is also a singer and composes music for films. He is famous for his music album Piya Basanti which came out in 2001. Shandilya was born in Agra on 19th February 1968. He lived there up to the age of21. His father taught military science at a college. Shandilyafelt a connection towards music from a young age. So he got himself to get trained from Shri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra in Delhi.

When he turned 21, he went to Mumbai to pursue a career in music industry. He began assisting SurinderSodhi. He gained knowledge by being a pupil of Ustad Sultan Khan, the famous Sarangi Maestro. He not only focused on classical but also on Western music.

For that he studied western classical from Elisabetta Brusa hailing from Italy. He learned the classical style of playing piano from JeoFernandes. He enhanced his singing ability by learning classical vocals from RajashreePathak. Shandilya composed music for two films Dholnaand Pyaarke Geet in 2000. He gained his big break by composing music in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. He has also composed for films like Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain, Koi To Baat Hai, Huna Huna, Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai... ,Iqraar: By Chance and Rang Rasiya. He has been noted for his music in Chameli and Road.

His most loved work is the song "Aoge jab Tum Sajna" from the film Jab We Met. Also, his 2001 hit album Piyabasanti was super hit and won many awards. The album received International Viewers' Choice Award at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. His Guru Ustad Sultan Khan sung the famous song“PiyaBasanti” from the album. His music can be found almost in every hit song. He is considered to be young yet seasoned composer Indian Music Industry has ever had.

He also received La Reel award for the best original soundtrack for the film Road to Sangam in 2010. He performed his symphony “Searching for Buddha” at the WDR Rundfunk Orchestra in Cologne, Germany. His performance was set to run fortwo days in Feb 2015.

Sanjeev Darshan

Sanjeev Rathod and Darshan Rathod come from a family with a commendable music background. Their father is the gifted music director Shravan Rathod, who is associated with another music director Nadeem. This duo is called as Nadeem-Shravan. Nadeem-Shravan have given beautiful melodies which are remembered till now. Roop Kumar Rathod and Vinod Rathod, who are also famous in the music industry, are the uncles of this duo, from the paternal side. Sanjay imbibed classical music from Pandit Kallika Prasad. Pandit Chhaturbuj, the grandfather of Sanjeev and Darshan, was a good vocalist. Darshan learnt music by himself. A Gujarati album was given music by this duo during 1998. Indra Kumar, a reputed director, who had helmed direction for flicks like Dil and Beta, heard their music and was attracted. This duo had worked on 40 tunes of Indra Kumar’s flicks. Sanjeev-Darshan worked for the directors Mahendra Shah and Vimal Kumar initially, but the film never hit the screens. Hence the debut soundtrack of Sanjeev-Darshan is the 1999 flick Mann starring Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala. Though the film fared poorly, the music was a great hit, and helped the flick to come out of a huge loss. This duo is known for their melodies. Rishte, Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Aashiq, Khiladi 420, Talaash, Kitne Door Kitne Paas are some of the flicks for which they composed music. This duo had their hands full upto mid 2000, but they disappeared suddenly from the lime light in spite of giving superb melodies and working with top notch singers. It is only recently they returned with the film Satya 2. Grand Masti and Dirty Politics are the films which have the title track composed by this duo. NH10, which features Anushka Sharma also has music composed by them and the song Chhil Gai Naina is a great hit. The audience is only raving to hear music from this talented duo.

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