Ravindra Upadhyay is an Indian singer from the city of Jaipur who has sung many well-known songs. He has given his voice for many songs in the movie ‘ Happy New Year’ such as ‘ Lovely’ and ‘Kamlee’. His concert in Abu Dabi in the year 2011 was also a success, video of which can be found online.

He has also sung the song ‘Jiya Lage Na’ for the movie ‘ Talaash’ which was loved by everyone. In 2014, he was part of a gala musical in his hometown. The event was also attended by poet Sanjay Jhala and Sa Re Ga Ma Little Champ’s winner Azmat Hussain.

The night was not only filled with Bollywood songs but also Sanjay Jhala’s poetry written for his mother in which he expressed his love for her by sharing personal anecdotes followed by amazing songs by Azmat Hussain. The night was made even better with the involvement of Ravindra Upadhyay as he sang renditions of famous sounds.

He sang songs not only in Hindi but also in Rajasthani showing his love for the place he was born.

Raj Pandit Hindi Actor

Raj Pandit

The quote “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” in Raj Pandit, Indian musician believes and lives in the quote. Raj Pandit started his singing voyage when he was just three-year-old. Raj’s mother, Neerja Pandit she is a Bollywood Playback singer. Hence, Raj inherits his mother’s talent. Shadab Bhartiya, popular Percussionist; thought took tabla classes to Raj Pandit when he was three-year-old. His mother, Neerja Pandit is a music guru for him and practices vocals. Later, Raj enjoyed and practiced his music from the Ustad Zakir Hussain and Taufiq Qureshi when Raj joined ‘Ustad Allah Rakha Khan’s Institute of Music’. Learning never ends, Raj still continues to learn from Guru Shri. Nilesh Jadhav. Raj was encouraged by Tauseef Akhtar to take piano classes from Mrs. Anita Kohli at the age of 8. Raj is also tech savvy and has a well equipped studio under the guidance of Akhtar when he was just 12. He is also involved in learning to program and composes music in his studio. Raj Pandit is a huge fan of A.R.Rahman and loves re-creating A. R. Rahman’s music in his studio. Raj also lends voice to his recreated songs. Raj always expects perfection in his music composition same as his idol A.R.Rahman. Raj’s recreation that he considers himself is the best is ‘Oh Mere Maula’ of ‘Mangal Pandey,' ‘Fashion Ka Jalwa’ from the movie ‘Fashion’ and ‘Daata Sun Le’ of the film ‘Jail.' Raj recently composed a track which he made Sameer to listen and after hearing the track, Sameer penned to the track. He is advantageous to learn music from Bollywood great musical masters. From the childhood, he is grounded and guided by Roop Kumar Rathod, Kailash Kher, PT. Dhruba Ghosh, Shamir Tandon, Raju Singh, and Sameer. Raj and his mother, Neerja Pandit duo come together in two albums created by Raj himself. ‘Kashmir Club Mix’ is the album created by him for which his mother, Neerja Pandit has vocalist for the songs. Later in the year, again mother-son duo came in the album ‘Kong Vaer’; a Kashmiri folk album. The Indian Folk Music Maestro Kailash Kher vocal was also recorded by Raj. Raj performed in the movie ‘Traffic Signal’ for which he programmed the music tracks. Raj Pandit has given many stage shows and is the best performer. The stage shows performed by Raj are ‘Indian Television Awards’, ‘Ustad Allah Rakha Khan Institute of Music’, ‘Safarnama’, ‘AIDS’ show and others. He has also tried composing and programming music for TV series, example is '[email protected] - Heroine Zindagi ki Panno Se' on Sony. He is currently working with Raju Singh for the background score of Television series and working on a Sufi album which has 8 songs.

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S P Balasubrahmanyam

S P Balasubrahmanyam is still considered to be one among the best musicians in the past three decades, in spite of the surge of various new comers. This legendary singer is reputed for his intense voice, profound knowledge of music, and a style of singing which is appreciated even today. SPB, as he is fondly called, has given his voice for more than 30000 songs. His name is recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records for singing several songs in a short span of time. He has sung the most in Telugu, the next being Tamil. He has also given his beautiful voice for Sanskrit slokas. Other than Telugu and Tamil SPB has sung in Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada too. SPB also tried his luck as music director in Telugu film industry (he had composed one film Sigaram in Tamil too). A south Indian singer becoming successful in Bollywood is quite a feat, but SPB achieved that. In fact, he was the regular for some of Salman Khan’s films including, the musical blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. With his imminent voice, he also shined as a dubbing artist. Hailing from Andhrapradesh, SPB comes from a traditional Telugu Brahmin origin. SPB tested waters even in acting. His sister SP Sailaja is also a noted singer. Born on 4th June 1946, SPB gained interest in music very early. He got to know about the flute and harmonium by his own interest. He nevertheless followed the wish of his father and did an AMIE course. During his engineering days SPB took part in various singing competitions and garnered several awards. Music composer S P Kodandapani introduced SPB into singing for films, since he was attracted towards SPB’s voice. Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, a Telugu film, is the debut film (as a singer) of SPB which had music scored by S P Kodandapani. SPB made his foray into acting with the 1969 Telugu flick Pellante Noorella Panta. He worked in character roles in Telugu and Tamil. SPB worked as the dubbing artist for Kamal Haasan in most of his Telugu movies which were dubbed into Tamil. It is no wonder that SPB has several awards to his credit including, the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri and 6 National Awards.

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S P Balasubrahmanyam Hindi Actor