Full Name- Shekhar Ravjiani
Genres- Indian film music
Occupations- Music director, singer and actor
Associated Acts- Pentagram
Years Active- 1999-Present
Shekhar Ravjiani is an Indian music director mainly working for Hindi films. He along with his partner Vishal Dadlani forms one of the lethal music director duos in recent times. They together have composed super-hit music. They are known as Vishal-Shekhar in the music industry.
Some of the successful albums are Jhankaar Beats, Om Shanti Om, Tara Rum Pum, Dus, Salaam Namaste, Bluffmaster, Tashan, Bachna Aey Haseeno, Dostana, I Hate Luv Storys, Anjaana Anjaani, Break Ke Baad and most recently Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan in 2010.
Early Life & Professional Music Career
Vishal Dadlani was always a music enthusiast and used to listen to music directors of 1970s and 1980s. Firstly, he wanted to be a singer but as he realized that he could do well being a music director and that's when he made up his mind to become one. He met another ardent music buff Shekhar Ravjiani and when they combined together to compose music the world stood up and took notice.
Vishal Dadlani along with Shekhar Ravjiani got his first break when he composed music for the movie 'Jhankaar Beats' in 2003. Nevertheless, it was 'Suna Na', 'Tu Ashiqui Hai' and 'Tera Muskarana' that were superb and give them instant fame and since then they soared high on the success ladder.
However, his big moment came when he along with Shekhar composed the dazzling music for the movie 'Musafir'. The music became very fashionable among youths. 'Saaki' and 'Door Se Paas' were chartbusters from the album as he had used Indian sounds and clubbed it with techno music. As a result, the effort was nothing but foot tapping numbers that's still popular in clubs.
His partner is also an active member of a Mumbai based electronic band Pentagram. 2005 was a very good year for both of them as they composed super hit music for Salaam Namaste, Dus and Bluffmaster.
Vishal Dadlani is also a trained classical singer and has a deep knowledge of Indian music.
Currently both of them are the counselors for Zee TV's reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar. Recently Vishal's partner Shekhar Ravjiani has composed music for Star Plus' new daily soap 'Navya'.
Discography- Major Film Albums
(As music composer)