Mesmerizing fans with his Sufi-Style is the one and only Sharib Sabri. He is part of the music industry of Bollywood since 2009 and has managed to provide some of the best songs that this industry has ever had. One such song is “Maahi” from the movie Raaz- The Mystery Continues, the song was a blockbuster hit immediately after its release which entitled Sharib with tons of positive reviews from reputable critics like NDTV and TMC too. The beginning of his career definitely showed that he is here to stay.

He was born on 29th December, 1988, and is from Jaipur, Rajasthan. His brother Toshi Sabri Toshi Sabri is an Indian singer and music composer >> Read More... is also a popular Sufi singer. Though, Sharib’s career is at its peak now but the initial days of his life were not so good. Just like any other famous personality even he had to suffer from the ups and downs of life. Sharib’s journey towards his musical career started when he left his education behind to focus on music. Sharib knew that making the cut in the music industry is not going to be that easy; therefore he decided to portray his skills through music talent shows, who hunt for new and fresh talent.

With this thought in mind Sharib participated in shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 where he was the runner up and Amul Star Voice of India where he grabbed the third position.
Rahul Ram Hindi Actor

Rahul Ram

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.

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Shivkumar Sharma

Shivkumar Sharma is a man who changed the face of world music with his fingers on the stringed musical instrument, Santoor. He was born to the singer Uma Dutt Sharma in Jammu whose dream was to see his son make a name for himself in the musical industry. So, he started teaching him vocals and Tabla at the age of five and Shivkumar started playing Santoor at the age of thirteen. His road to stardom was filled with obstacles. He gave his first public performance at a national level concert in Bombay in 1955 and that happened to a lot of radio broadcasts and performances. This performance was the turning point in his career. In 1960, he recorded his first album. He also composed the background music for one of the scenes in Shantaram's Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje. Shivkumar Sharma and flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia collaborated to compose music for various Hindi films starting with Silsila (1980). They became famous as Shiv-Hari music duo, composing music for famous musical hits like Faasle (1985), Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991) and Darr (1993). They have become an indispensable part of our cinema. Shivkumar has been awarded with many national and international honours. He has been the recipient of an honorary citizenship of the city of Baltimore, USA (1985), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. He has also received many gold and platinum discs for his work in Hindi cinema. He has two sons with his wife, Manorama. His son, Rahul, is also a santoor player and they have been performing together since 1996. In an interview to rediff.com, Shivkumar stated that he chose Rahul as his student because he thought he had the "gift of God". Various recording companies from India and overseas have tried to capture Pt. Sharma’s genius for the last forty years. Today, he has over 100 recordings to his credit in LPs, CDs, audio cassettes and even DVDs. In fact, he is the only classical musician who has agreed to do a music video in order to appeal to the young generation. Shivkumar Sharma thinks music is the food of the soul, and he surely is the soul of Indian classical music. Another Version of this story… Shivkumar Sharma is India’s most popular Santoor player. A pioneer in his art, he was born on the 13th of January in the year 1938 in Jammu. His father, Uma Dutt Sharma was also a prominent classical musician. His son inherited his talent and became a good vocalist and tabla player at a very young age of five years. He then began learning the folk instrument Santoor at the age of thirteen. He gave his first on-stage performance in Mumbai in the year 1955.  He began composing music by producing background music for Shantaram’s play Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje in the year 1956. His first solo album came out in the year 1960.  In the later years, he released almost 25 albums, all of which were quite successful. His album Call of the Valley released in collaboration with Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brij Bhushan Kabra in the year 1967 is considered one of the greatest hits in Indian Classical Music. He has also composed music for quite a few Bollywood movies working with Hariprasad Chaurasia. The duo became popular as Shiv-Hari, and their line of success in Bollywood began with the 1980 release Silsila, followed by Faasle, Chandni, Lamhe, and Darr.  Shivkumar Sharma married Manorama and is the proud father of two boys. His son Rahul followed in his footsteps and is now a Santoor player himself. The father-son duo has performed in various concerts together since the year 1996. Shivkumar Sharma received many national and international awards in his long career. He was presented the honorary citizenship of the city of Baltimore in the year 1985. He received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 1986. He was then awarded the prestigious awards Padma Shri in 1991 and PadmaVibhushan in 2001.  A child prodigy, a master of the Santoor and a state of the art classical musician, the 78-year-old maestro is one of the greatest classical musicians the country has ever seen! 

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Shivkumar Sharma Hindi Actor