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.”

Jatin Pandit Hindi Actor

Jatin Pandit

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.

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Mulazim Hussain

Mulazim Hussain began his musical journey since his childhood. He is born in Rawalpindi (Pakistan), on 6 July 1990. He grew up in an environment conducive to musical learning. He is inspired by the songs of Mehdi Hasan and Reshma, who are also his distant relatives. He gave auditions for an Indo-Pak musical reality show ‘Sur Kshetra’ where singers like Asha Bhosle (India), Abida Parveen (Pakistan), Runa Laila( Bangladesh) were the juries. Everyone had praised him for his tonal quality. Since the show got winded up, he is still being remembered by many Indian audiences for his song like ‘Teri Dewani’ or ‘Kadi Aa Mil Sanwal Yaar Ve.' For the first time the program ‘Sur Kshetra’ was telecast in three networks such as Colors TV, Sahara One and Geo TV (Pakistan) which made Mulazim an acclaimed singer in both Pakistan and India. The magic in Mulazim’s voice was so entrancing that it managed to garner a huge fandom in India as well. The show was mentored by two teams; one was of Indian music composer Himesh Reshammiya and another was of Pakistan music director Atif Aslam. Hosted by actress Ayesha Takia, the musical show had popular musical celebrities like Alka Yagnik, Ismail Darbar, Suresh Wadkar, Ghulam Ali, Sajjad Ali, Amir Ali and Haddiqa Kiani, who scouted the mega auditions. In this show, he was selected as the finalists with other Pakistani contestants. After his success in Indian singing reality show, he also had featured in Coke Studio Season 8. In Coke Studio, he had collaborated with Fizza Javed for his song ‘Meri Humjolian’ and with Ustaad Aslam Parvez for his another song ‘Rabba Ho’. The singer is also today a music composer, songwriter and singer for his own composition, He is a competent playback singer whose voice matches with Pakistani classical song, pop and even Ghazals. His earthly voice and powerful singing style have left many Indian music directors reminiscing of his mesmerizing voice. 

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