Irfan Shaikh or Irfan Ishak Shaikh is an Indian editor of Hindi films. He also worked as a lyricist in Sachin P. Karande’s Hindi thriller film, Payback, in 2010. He has been the assistant editor of films like Maqbool (2003), Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), and The Blue Umbrella (2005). He turned editor in films like Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Love Takes Over (2005), Dil Diya Hai (2006), Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa (2008), Good Luck! (2008), 340 (2009), Be Careful (2011), Will You Marry Me (2012), and much more.

Recently, he worked as an Editor in Ajit Sinha’s short film entitled Scapegoat, starring Hemant Pandey. In 2016, Irfan has also directed and edited a music video entitled Tu Meri Pehchaan Hai from the movie, Meri Pehchaan, which features Yasmin Pathan and Amit Singh in the lead roles. In the same year, he co-directed, penned the story, and edited the drama film, Six X

Indrani Bhattacharjee Hindi Actress

Indrani Bhattacharjee

Indrani Bhattacharjee, born on October 2, 1989, is a young and talented artist from Kolkata, currently living in Mumbai. She is best known as one of the finalists in Sur Kshetra; an out-of-the-box singing reality TV show aired on Colors TV. She is now the lead singer of her band Softrock Blues from Kolkata, a prominent part of the band Rock n Souls from Mumbai and performs worldwide. Indrani started taking music lessons from as young as two years old. Singing is her only passion. She is well-trained in Indian Classical music, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Sangeet and has taken training in Tappa music form for more than 10 years. She can also play various musical instruments like guitar, violin, mandolin, mouth organ, tabla and darbuka. She attended the Victoria Institution, Kolkata and had completed her B. Sc in Computer Science from Calcutta University. She was quite proactive during her school and college days and often took part in various music competitions. A chocolate lover, she came very close to her mother after her father’s death. Indrani’s first appearance on TV as a participant in X-Factor India, a music talent show that aired on Sony Entertainment Television in 2011. Then the 22 years old Indrani touched the hearts of the Judges- Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal- by her beautiful acoustic rendition of the song “Udi” from Guzaarish (2010) in her first audition in Kolkata. She got selected in the first round but unfortunately couldn’t pass through the later rounds of audition. A year later, she participated in the show Sur Kshetra, a musical battle between two teams of the two neighbouring countries: India and Pakistan. Music director-cum-singer Atif Aslam led the Pakistani team and the Indian team was in charge of music director and singer, Himesh Reshammiya; the Jury: Asha Bhonsle from India, Abida Parveen from Pakistan and Runa Laila from Bangladesh would decide the winning team/artist. Indrani was a part of the Indian team. She delivered many powerful performances during her stint in the show. Some of the notable ones were her performances on the songs like “Haal-e-Dil” from Murder 2 (2011), “Bheegi Bheegi Si” from Life in a Metro (2007), “Pehli Nazar” from Race (2008) and “Ainvayi Ainvayi” from Band Baaja Baaraat (2010). Asha Bhonsle was so impressed by this young talent that she gave her the nickname “Lady Rockstar” in one of the episodes. Inspite, of her praiseworthy performances, she ultimately faced elimination in the twelfth episode of Sur Kshetra. Indrani has recorded a few Bengali songs like “Ja Kichhu Cheyechho Tai Judi Pao” from the album All Time Greats- Hemanta Mukherjee, “Ami Roilam” from Tumi Chole Gecho and “Bone Ki Aagun Legeche” from Neel Dhrubatara, both the albums by Hemanta Mukherjee. She has also sung the Hindi song “Dil Jaan” from Bally Sagoo’s album Future Shock. She was honoured with the West Bengal State Music Academy Award. Indrani is now travelling and performing across the country and is also giving worldwide performances.

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Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh is ‘Ghazal King’ in Indian music. His fantastic rendition, bass voice, and perfect diction made him popular in every home. This singer ushered a new era of Ghazal singing in the country. His songs such as ‘Woh Kaagaz Ki Kashti’(film Aaj) and ‘Tumko Dekha Toh Yeh Khayal Aaya’ (film Saath Saath), ‘Hoshwaalon Ko Khabar Kya’ (film Sarfarosh) benefitted numerous films too and brought melody back to films. His one song’ Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe in Ho’ is an immortal song. As a singer, he was influenced by Hindi film songs since his childhood. He used to hear various songs in radio and sang them occasionally. His idol was singer Mohammed Rafi. After his higher studies in Jalandhar, he had landed up in Bombay to get a break in films. In those days, getting a break into playback singing was not an easy task. Hence, he used to sing at many functions and weddings thrown by rich and famous people in Mumbai. It was that time he met Chitra, who was married then to Deboo Dutta. It is Deboo Dutta who noticed Jagjit Singh and gave him a break. As fate followed, Deboo and Chitra got divorced, and Jagjit and Chitra came closer to each other. Later they got married in a simple ceremony and got busy into recording sessions. They were a highly successful husband-wife performer too. Together they have recorded popular albums such as ‘A Sound Affair’, ’Ecstasies’, The Unforgettable and ‘Passion’. Together, they recorded songs for more than three dozen Hindi films. Later the singer sang with legendary Lata Mangeshkar for his second Ghazal album’ ‘Sajda.' His song ‘Hontho Se Chhoo Lo Tum" from film ‘Prem Granth’ (1981) was a chartbuster and even now the song is played in every wedding ceremonies. Next year, the singer’s career saw another interesting turn with the release of Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Arth.' In this film, Jagjit has sung all the songs that became popular. This film proved that he is easily the best ghazal singer in the country. He came to films at a time when songs have lost melody. He was easily accessible to common man as he used to sing in stages. He enlightened the viewers in various languages such as Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Sindhi or Nepali even. He has given his soulful voice for two TV serials ’Mirza Ghalib’ and Kahkashan’. This singer was born in Rajasthan on February 8, 1941. He was trained in Hindustani classical music. He mastered Khyaal, Thumri or Dhrupad genres. He also sang Sanskrit Bhajans, Urdu Ghazals, Punjabi Chabad's that communicated the power and beauty of his voice.In the year 2003, he was honored with India's most prestigious award, the Padma Bhushan. His voice was popular with international audiences too in countries like Pakistan, Australia, and the USA. This golden voice became total silence when he passed away for a brain hemorrhage in Mumbai, on October 11, 2011.

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Jagjit Singh Hindi Actor