VISHAL-SHEKHAR Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Vishal-Shekhar are a music directing duo (Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani) for Bollywood films. They have had a number of successes including Salaam Namaste and Dus and Bluffmaster.


The duo rose in prominence when they composed the score for the film Jhankaar Beats, which included the hit song tu aashiqui hai. Their efforts paid off when they won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. The music for the film Musafir became very popular with youths. They combined techno music with Indian sounds. The score of the film included the music hits Saaqi and Door Se Paas. 2005 was a good year for the duo as they composed the scores for three hit films: Salaam Namaste and Dus and Bluffmaster.


They are now judges on the Zee TV show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. They also directed the music of Tara Rum Pum, a hit.


Vishal Dadlani is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based electronic band Pentagram, and was a sometime-VJ at Channel V.


Shekhar is Gujarati and Vishal is Sindhi. Vishal is a vegeterian.Vishal-Shekhar were recently seen judging a popular music talent hunt show on Zee TV.


Shekhar is married and has a daughter named Bipasha. Vishal is still very much a part of the Indian rock band Pentagram. Shekhar is a trained classical singer and has a sound base of Indian music. Their music is thus a combination of Indian classical with western rock influence brought by Vishal.