Uttam Singh is an Indian musician (Music director, violinist, and arranger) born on 25 May 1948. He is known for directing music for Yash Chopra’s Dil Toh Pagal Hai. He lived with his parents who moved to Mumbai when he was twelve years old. Father of Uttam Singh was a Sitar player. Since he was a child, he started learning Tabla and Western violin. To earn income for survival, his family used to conduct kirtans at different Gurudwaras. For three years he worked as a Violinist. In 1963, he broke through when he worked on a Mohammad Safi’s documentary as a violin player.

The director of the project learned under Naushad, Indian musician, as his assistant. After that, he went on to play the instrument for various artists such as Roshan, C. Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Naushad and Sachin Dev Burman. With the success of the career that he chose for himself, very soon, became the lead violinist for Rahul Dev Burman, son of S D Burman. Later, he became music arranger in collaboration with another musician named Jagdish. The duo arranged music for films. They composed music for as many as sixty-five Indian movies in various languages.

They worked for hit films from Rajshri Productions such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Maine Pyar Kiya. He also arranged music for various Tamil movies in collaboration with Ilaiyaraaja, an Indian film composer. He started directing music along with Jagdish. They worked as "Uttam- Jagdish" for Painter Babu, a Manoj Kumar film. Later, they went to work for his another film that goes by the name Clerk. In 1988, they worked on the movie called Wallis starring Smita Patil, Raj Kiran, Raj Babbar, Amrish Puri and Amrita Singh. In 1992, Jagdish died after which Singh started working independently.

His work began to become more recognised which landed him the contract of hit film of a hit director named Dil Toh Pagal Hai starring none other than Shah Rukh Khan. He was also the music director for movies like Hum Tumpe Marte Hain, Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai, Farz, and Dushman. In 2001, he worked on Anil Sharma's Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and after some years on The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. In 2003, he collaborated with the Wadali Brothers for Chandra Prakash Dwivedi's Pinjar, a partition drama. The scores and songs brought him critical acclaim and are considered to be the finest of his works as a composer.

In 2002, he worked for his daughter’s album Soor. In 1996, he composed his independent album named Om Sai Ram.

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Ram Sampath

Ram Sampath is an Indian music producer and composer. After a brief stint as a composer for an advertising agency in Mumbai, Ram Sampath went on to compose music albums before venturing into the Bollywood industry. Ram was born in and brought up in Mumbai. Although cultures divided his parents, they were brought together by their inclination for music which has been reflected in their celebrity son. After completing his schooling in Mumbai, Ram went on to study commerce in the famed Podar College in Mumbai. He was also a part of the rock band in his college which shows that his passion for music had manifested at a very young age. Ram started his career as a composer for advertisements. He has composed jingles for Airtel, Docomo, Thums Up, Pepsi and the Times of India. His composition for films started with the 2003 English film Let’s Talk and then deepened into a series of Bollywood Movies. Ram has been the musician for some top notch Bollywood movies like Khakee, Family, Peepli Live, Game, Delhi Belly, Talaash, and Fukrey. Fukrey claimed him a lot of accolades especially for the famed song Ambarasiya. He then went on to team up with an Australian brand INXS to add a desi flavor to their songs. He also added yet another feather to his cap when he composed the title song for the acclaimed program Satyameva Jayate hosted by the veteran Aamir Khan. He has also been a part of MTV Rock On as a judge. Apart from this, Ram has also composed quite a few music albums which include Loveology, Color Blind, Tanha Dil and Sona. Ram has been married to Sona Mohapatra, a singer whom he met while she was working as a brand manager with Marico. Post marriage in 2005, the couple have been residing in Mumbai. Having displayed promise, a lot of expectations lie on the shoulders of the growing music sensation.

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Jaz Dhami

Jaswinder Singh Dhami, is an Indian music artist, born in Jalandhar, Punjab on 1st March 1986. He is popular by his stage name, Jaz Dhami. His popularity rose because of his music in the ‘Folkhop’ genre. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab and raised in Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is the son of the popular Bhangra singer, Viccar Dhami from the most famous Bhangra band, ‘Sangam’. His musical abilities were recognized at the age of 9 by his father and he went on to get classical training in Birmingham, England. Thus, his music journey began at the age of 9. He entered the mainstream musical industry in 2008 when he showcased his first album, ‘Groundshaker 2’ featuring Aman Hayer, who is also an England-based music artist. Apart from singing, he is a music composer and a guitarist. From then, he has been giving superhit songs and albums in Punjabi, Hindi, and English. He then released his second album JD in 2009 followed by Jakara in 2012, whose music was given by Gurmeet Singh. Amidst this, he has been giving hit singles Roj Miliye, Theke Wali, Tera Mera, Bari Der, Tere Naal, Sardari, High Heels, Meh Punjabi Boli Ah, Zulfa, Pasina, Beparwaiyan, Sithneyan, Sitarey, Munda Like Me and others, from the years 2008 to 2016. In this span, he has worked with famous music artists like Honey Singh, Dr. Zeus, ‘Sneakbo’ and ‘Ikka’ and others. Some of his most famous songs include ‘High Heels’, where he appeared along with Honey Singh, and this song went on to be very popular all over the country. Later, it was adopted in the movie ‘Ki And Ka’ featuring Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in it. He was also the part of the song ‘God only knows’ which was also a great hit. It included famous music artists like Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Chris Martin and others. Jaz Dhami is involved in a decent amount of community work; he encourages Asians to pursue their football dreams. He is showed in the “Football Needs” campaign which helps people to get ahead with football. His music and albums have won him several awards like Best newcomer from the UK Asian Music Awards in 2009 and Best Desi Act in 2011 by the same. He was awarded the best song of 2012 by Punjab Television Awards, Best lyrics in 2013 by Brit Asia TV Music Awards and Best Song by the same in 2014. He was seen last in 2016, in the song which he composed for the movie ‘Sanam Re’ called ‘Party Puri Talli Hai’ which showcased Divya Ghosla Kumar, Pulkit Samrat, and Yami Gautam. He made his Bollywood debut with this song. He is a lover of Bollywood music and says, “It has always been on top of my list to make entry into Bollywood and work in Bollywood.”

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