Born into a family, with a musical heritage and belongs to Mewati Gharana of Jodhpur. He along with his brother Lalit both gained their primary education in music by Pandit Pratap Narayan, their father. He with his brother formed a very formidable duo; both learned the mastery of guitar and piano from Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma.

The pair made their debut as music composer for the Bollywood movie Yaara Dildara, and the music of the film was an instant hit. Before their success as a music composer, they composed songs for Khiladi and their first romantic song “Pehla Nasha” for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, their work got recognition from many people in the industry. Their work was similar to the kind of music composed by the great R.D. Burman, as they were inspired by his work.

In the latter half of the 90s, they were one of the favorite music composers. They became the first music directors when they started writing songs especially being performed by Bollywood actors than the usual singers with songs for movies such as Ghulam and Khoobsurat. Their work was different from the others, and they successfully managed to deliver music for more than 70 movies with over 473 musical melodies.

They have worked with many great lyricists and singers of the contemporary period. Jatin appeared in a cameo role in the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, where he was singing the “Humse Hai Saara Jahaan” with girls and even performed during the “Rooth Ke Humse” song. The duo mostly remains isolated from Bollywood parties or the media.

Jatin along with his brother became part of the musical talent hunt search show called Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV even appeared as judges for Star Voice of India. He was a mentor for Jhoom India, the show was very successful and became very popular. Later on, he became part of another talent hunt show called Waar Parivaar, the show was an instant hit and became popular among the Indian audiences across the world.

In the year 2006, he separated from his brother Lalit after 16 successful years. The reason for parting ways was told to be personal issues but according to rumors, there were some financial reasons behind their separation. Since separation Jatin has composed solos for several movies such as I am 24 and Krishnakanter Will and also working for Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa and Saturday Night.

Arnab Chakrabarty Hindi Actor

Arnab Chakrabarty

Arnab Chakrabarty is an Indian musician. He was born on the 19th of September in the year 1980 in the metropolitan city of India – Mumbai. He is known for his excellence in classical music and his impeccable skills as a Sarod player. He majorly gives music in the Hindi language and can hence be heard in the Hindi Film Industry. He was brought up in his birth city, Mumbai. His father was an esteemed professor at the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology. He taught the Applied Science’s subject Chemistry. Arnab was nurtured under the guidance of the Sarod maestro Brij Narayan who is the disciple of the Sarangi exponent Pandit Ram Narayan, also his father. Brij’s knowledge gained from numerous esteemed artists including Ustad Ali Akbar Khan of the popular Seniya Maihar Gharana helped Arnab polish and hone his talent. After gaining his initial knowledge and laying a foundation, Arnab subsequently learned from Shahjahanpur Gaharana’s Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta. At an early age of 18, Arnab Chakrabarty was given a Ford Foundation scholarship to Hampshire College. He advanced with a dual degree in International Relations and ethnomusicology from the college in the year 2002. This once in a lifetime experience helped him the other tradition of world music. It also led him to experiment with original ideas in musical idioms, and sarod design and construction. Arnab also trained by the school which was found by the legendary Tansen. Apart from Maihar and Shahjahanpur schools, his real inspiration was Ustad Vilayat Khan who took the style of Etawah Gharana to new heights. Arnab still dows collaboration with Vinayak Chittar who belongs to Arnab’s gharana. He has also studied with notable gharanas of Gwalior and Agra including Pandit Yeshwantbua Joshi. Until the death of Kalyan Mukherjee in March 2010, Arnab used to train with him. Arnab has been performing since the year 1980. He has performed all around the world, and has been a part of several projects like Silk Road Festival (2010, Damascus), Masters of Indian Music (2012, Trafo, Budapest), and Born Into Brothels. The soundtrack of the last project which was about Kolkata’s Red-Light Children won an Oscar in the year 2005. Currently, Arnab performs frequently in Europe and India. He resides in Leeds in the state of West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Many music maestros have appreciated his work, stating that Arnab is the intermediator of Indian classical music in the world and he is the truest successor.


Loy Mendonsa

Loy Mendonsa is an Indian pianist, musician, and singer. He is more renowned as the member of the trio group Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, which he co-founded with singer Shankar Mahadevan and guitarist-singer Ehsaan Noorani. His career initially began for Doordarshan productions, where he composed the theme song of “The World This Week” show. Before the formation of his trio group, Loy has worked with the Indian music great A.R.Rahman and Nadeem-Shravan. After the release of the album “Rockford” by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the trio made their debut in music composition in the Tamil movie “Aalavandhan”. However, it was not well received by the masses. But they marked their comeback in the blockbuster Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, where the trio pocketed the “R.D.Burman Award for New Music Talent”. They also received accreditation in the form of a “Star Screen Award for Best Background Music” in the Hrithik Roshan starrer Mission Kashmir. But the year 2003 showcased the epitome of their success, where they composed and directed music for Karan Johar’s “Kal Ho Na Ho” for which they won a National Award, an IIFA award, and a Filmfare. They have also contributed to creating other famous melodies such as the title track of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, the song “Maa” in Taare Zameen Par”, Aaj Ki Raat in Don and Sajda in My Name Is Khan. His daughter Alyssa Mendonsa also made her singing debut with the song “Uff Teri Adaa” in Farhan Akhtar’s 2010 flick “Karthik Calling Karthik.”

Loy Mendonsa Hindi Actor