Vijay Prakash is an Indian playback singer and film composer. He was born in Mysore and moved to Mumbai in 1996. He worked in so many Hindi films including Blue, Yuvraaj, Swades, Kaal, Lakshya, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, Cheeni Kum, Raavan, and Force.

He has sung in Kannada, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam movies. He has also hosted the renowned reality TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada and has also performed in shows with the great Indian percussionist Ustad Zakir Hussain. Prakash is one of the four singers of the song ‘ Jai Ho’, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

The song also won a Grammy Award in the category ‘Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media’. He contributed to the high pitch portion of the song. Prakash has owned the very prestigious ‘Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer-Kannada’ for the song ‘Gatiya Lidu’ from the Kannada film ‘ Ulidavaru Kandante’. In search for a career in the film industry, he shifted to Mumbai and became a student of prominent singer Suresh Wadkar. Prakash was a participant in the program ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ on Zee TV, hosted by the widely popular Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam in 1999.

He made it to the Mega finals of the contest. He got his first break in Hindi Cinema with Karishma Kapoor starrer Baaz in 2002, and his first song for A.R. Rahman was in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades followed by the same composer’s Tamil title track for the movie ‘New.' His song ‘Kavite’ in the Kannada movie Gaalipata became very popular. He has done backing vocals for 25 foreign films including in Chinese.

He has worked for the BBC world also. Prakash became a regular singer for world-famous music composer A.R Rahman in 2010. He debuted as a music composer for the 2013 Kannada film ‘Andar Bahar’.

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Vaishali Samant

A versatile Indian Playback Singer, who made sensation all over India with her debut song Aika Dajiba. At the Age of 8, she started learned music from Mrs Jyotsna Mohile, who is the proponent of Natya Sangeet. A training in Indian Classical Music from Mrs Katti and Shree Jayant Datar for 5 years led her to learn the technique of blending Indian Classical with International Music from Guru Pandit Manohar Chimote. As a vocalist, she is capable of tackling soft and slow numbers easily. Bahon Main Mujhko, Cham Cham Karta, Kusumita, Yeh Samundar to, Piya lage na jiya are some numbers that shows the versatility to carry each song proficiently. Films like Lagaan, Taal and Saathiya received her beautiful voice and Music Composer like A.R Rehmaan makes a musical hit and apart from A.R Rehmaan, she also sang for Music Composers like Viju Shah and Daboo Malik. Films likeGirlfriend, Eight, Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav, Malamaal Weekly, Tujhe Meri Kasam, Chetna,Traffic Signal,Dil Jo bhi Kahe, Chamku, Mirch etc. received her melodious voice and many notable DJ’s like DJ Aqeel,DJ Akbar Sami, DJ Notorious, DJ Suketu, DJ Nasha with scores of super hit remixes to her credit like Tu Tu Hai Wohi,Dilbar Dil Se, Dhagala lagli kala, Disco 82, Keh doon Tumhe, Sajna Hai Mujhe and Jawan Hai Mohabbat etc. She has moved into music direction, and composed many songs successfully in her albums and films. She also gave live performances with number of artistes like Shaan, Anu Malik, Babul Supriyo, Shreya, Sukhwinder Singh and many more. 

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Wadali Brothers

They are the famous Islamic musicians as well as singers from ‘Guru Ki Wadali’ that is present in the Amritsar district of Punjab state. These two brothers are Puranchand Wadali and Pyarelal Wadali. They were born as the fifth generation saints singing the messages of the Islamic saints. Before they became the Islamic singers, they were in completely different professions. The elder brother, Puranchad Wadala was in wrestling (also called as akhara) for the past 25, years and the other brother contributed his part to the family by playing the role of Lord Krishna in the ‘Rasleela’ in the villages. Their father was Thakur Das, and he was the one who had forced the elder brother into music. He had learned the music from the two famous masters, Pandit Durga Das and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, who was a Hindustani vocalist from the Patiala Gharana, which is one f the Gharanas from the 'Hindustani Classical' music. The elder one had taught it to the younger one, and the younger brother considers the elder to be his master even today. They had started their career as the singers, and their first performance was at Harballabh Temple, which is present in Jalandhar, in the year 1975, and it was the first time they had performed it at a new place other than their village. When they went to the temple for the first time they were not allowed to go inside because of their appearance. So they had decided to sing the song there at the temple itself, and they did it which was recorded by the All India Radio. They sing in different genres like Gurbani, which is a Sikh term, Kafi an Islamic term, Ghazal, which is poetry and Bhajan, which is a Hindu term. They teach the music to all those who wanted to keep it alive. They are the followers of Sufi, and they firmly believe that they have been sent onto the earth to tell the preaching of the great saints to the others. They made their first debut in the Bollywood in the year 2003 in which they had given the music to the famous writer and music director of the Bollywood, Gulzar in their style in the movie ‘Pinjar’. Apart from the above movie they also had given the music for another movie named ‘Dhoop’ for just one song. Discovery Channel is trying to make a documentary on both the brothers. They also had given music for ‘Thooral Nindralam’ in the Tamil movie ‘Chikku Bikku’. They have been awarded several prestigious awards like the ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Award’ in the year 1991. In the year 2005, the government had titled the Puranchand Wadala with ‘Padma Shri’. They also received PTC awards in the year 2015.

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