Rahul Ram is a renowned Indian bass guitarist, music composer and activist. He joined the Indian rock band called the Indian Ocean in the year 1991. He used to play bass in a rock and roll band during his junior school. He is also a volunteer of Kalpavriksh, an environmental action group. Rahul studied at St. Xavier’s School in Delhi and later attended St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, where he took a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry. He took a Masters Degree in Chemistry at IIT Kanpur. He shifted to the USA and became a scholar (Andrew White) of Cornell University, where he took a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology. In the year 1988, he got married to Amita Baviskar and got separated in 2001. They only had their divorce in 2012 but remained as friends. He lost his one eye at the age of 11, and this is the reason he is not active in any sports-related things that needed stereoscopic vision. In 1990, to continue his stay in the USA, Rahul attempted to find a job in many big environmental agencies and also applied as a Chemistry teacher in the West Indies’ high school.

But he struggled a lot until he decided to get back to India, with no idea of what to do. A colleague from the Kalpavriksh told him that the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), who is just starting during that time, is in need of campaign coordinator. Since it works out well with the research that his wife was working on the dam in the Narmada River, he joined the NBA and turned activist from 1990 to 1995. When he returned to Delhi, Susmit Sen (co-founder of Indian Ocean), requested him to play bass-guitar in their band. He joined the Indian Ocean, but still continued to play with other bands like the Jaagran band. Later on, the Indian Ocean band had recorded an album that sold over 40,000 copies in just one year. This became the highest-selling record in an Indian band during that time. However, their lives remain the same. In the year 1995, they started picking up gradually and had more shows than the previous years. He also resigned from NBA in 1995 and in the late 90s, things turned to his favor and became better. Indian Ocean’s album entitled Desert Rain earned him new followers and attention from the media.

The band released Kandisa in the year 2000 and started playing abroad in the following year. He bought his very first car in the year 2003. He intended to bring the woodwind instrument called Alto Saxophone to his band and so he went abroad to learn how to play it. Due to his rationality, he became popular as Logic Baba among his group. Rahul is also a prominent music composer and playback singer, who works in the Bollywood film industry. He sang Yaara Maula from the Hindi political drama film, Gulaal, in 2009, along with Asheem (co-member in the Indian Ocean). In 2013, he also sang Dhuaan from Nikhil Advani’s D-Day. He became a judge in the music reality game show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, in the year 2013.

Mulazim Hussain Hindi Actor

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.