Master Saleem (as Saleem Shahzada), sometimes referred as Saleem Shahzada (Salim Shahzada), is an Indian singer from Punjab, known for his work as a devotional singer & playback singer in Bollywood films, like Heyy Babyy (2007), Dostana and Love Aaj Kal (2009). He has also released private albums, of Punjabi Music, Religious and Sufi music.
Early life and trainingEdit
He was born as Saleem  (Saleem Shahzada), in Shahkot, near Jalandhar, Punjab He is the son of the famous Sufi singer Ustad Puran Shah Koti, who was also the guru of folk singers, Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi and Sabar Koti , Diljaan At the age of six Saleem also became his disciple and started learning singing.
At the age of seven, he gave his first public performance at the opening ceremony of Bathinda Doordarshan (TV station), with his song, Charkhe Di Ghook, and thus earned the name Master Saleem. Soon he started appearing on TV shows like, Jhilmil Taare.
Saleem's first album, Charkhe Di Ghook, was released when he was 10 years old. It was released on the label Sur Taal, created by his father's friend, Manjinder Singh Goli, and went on to become a hit. This led to several Punjabi music and religious albums and live shows. His song Dhol Jagiro Da also became a huge hit and giving him wide popularity. In the late 1990s, however as he was growing his voice started changing, which lessened his popularity. He made his comeback in 2000, with the Sufi number Aj Hona Deedar Mahi da, which he sang at a New Year's programme at Doordarshan channel, and later released albums dedicated to Goddess Durga including, Mela Maiya Da (2004), Aj Hai Jagrata, Meri Maiya and Darshan Kar Lao.
Eventually Shankar Mahadevan, of the music trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, heard his performances at a jagaran at the Devi Talaab Mandir, Jalandhar, being aired at a religious TV channel, and thus Saleem made his debut as playback singer with single "Mast Kalandar" from the film Heyy Babyy (2007) under their music direction. The song was a hit and launched his Bollywood career. This was followed by most well-known singles including "Tashan Mein" from the film Tashan and Maa Da Ladla from the film Dostana (2008), and Aahun Aahun in Love Aaj Kal (2009). and in 2010 some of his hit songs have been "Humka Peeni Hai" from "Dabangg and "Shakira" in "No Problem and "Chamki Jawani" in Yamla Pagla Deewana. In 2011 one of his first hits was "Rola Pe Gaya" in Patiala House.
|Mehndi Wale Hath||Himself||Punjabi||Pardesi, Naina|
|Delhii Heights||Rajkumar||Hindi||Aaja Nachle|
|Heyy Babyy||2007||Hindi||Mast Kalandar|
|Money Hai Toh Honey Hai||2008||Hindi||Rangeeli Raat|
|Dostana||2008||Hindi||Maa Da Ladla|
|Mini Punjab||2009||Punjabi||Rabb Dilaan De|
|Love Aaj Kal||2009||Hindi||Aahun Aahun, Aahun Aahun Remix|
|Punnyan Di Raat||2009||Punjabi||Cham Cham Chamke|
|Tere Sang||2009||Hindi||Leja Leja|
|Ruslaan||2009||Hindi||Maula Maula, Maula Maula Remix|
|Dil Bole Hadippa!||2009||Hindi||Discowale Khisko Remix|
|Ladd Gaye Peche||2010||Punjabi||Oh ye...Oh ye..|
|Chance Pe Dance||2010||Hindi||Pe..Pe..Pepein, Pe..Pe..Pepein Remix|
|Click||2010||Hindi||Aameen Suma Aameen|
|Right Yaaa Wrong||2010||Hindi||Lakhnavi Kabaab, Lakhnavi Kabaab Remix|
|Krantiveer - The Revolution||2010||Hindi||Firangi Paani|
|Badmaash Company||2010||Hindi||Jingle Jingle|
|Tere Bin Laden||2010||Hindi||Kukudu|
|Mel Karade Rabba||2010||Punjabi||Dil Wali Kothi, Balle Balle, Dil Wali Kothi [Remix]|
|Dabangg||2010||Hindi||Humka Peeni Hai, Humka Peeni Hai [Remix]|
|Soch Lo||2010||Hindi||Faani Dayar|
|Action Replayy||2010||Hindi||Zor Ka Jhatka [Remix]|
|Band Baaja Baaraat||2010||Hindi||Ainvayi [Club Remix]|
|No Problem||2010||Hindi||Shakira, Shakira [Remix]|
|Mar Jawan Gur Khake||2010||Punjabi||Bolliyan, Dard Bolde Ne, Mar Jawan Gur Khake [Remix]|
|Yamla Pagla Deewana||2010||Hindi||Chamki Jawaani|
|Toonpur Ka Superrhero||2010||Hindi||Nach Mere Naal, Nach Mere Naal [Remix]|
|Patiala House||2011||Hindi||Rola Pe Gaya, Rola Pe Gaya [Remix]|
|7 Khoon Maaf||2011||Hindi||Awaara|
|Thank You||2011||Hindi||Razia, Razia [Remix]|
|U R My Jaan||2011||Hindi||Bin Tere We Mahi|
|Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande||2011||Hindi||Thap Denge|
|Bas Ek Tamanna||2011||Hindi||Khuda Vandi|
|Ye Stupid Pyar||2011||Hindi||Ajj Ishq Da Mausam|
|Yaar Annmulle||2011||Punjabi||Mera Peer Jaane Meri (Peerh)|
|Na Jaane Kabse||2011||Hindi||Thand Pe Gayi|
|Pure Punjabi||2011||Punjabi||Daddy Kehnde Ne|
|Shudra The Rising||2012||Hindi||Aatma Jale|
|Will You Marry Me||2012||Hindi||Danke Ki Chot, Danke Ki Chot [Duet]|
|Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola||2012||Hindi||Lootnewaale|
|Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22||2012||Punjabi||Horan Naal Nachdi|
|Jatt Di Dhushmani||2013||Punjabi||Dhokebaaz|
|Fer Mamla Gadbad Gadbad||2013||Punjabi||Rab Jaane|
|Best of Luck||2013||Punjabi||Judaiyaan (Master Saleem Version)|
|Jatt Airways||2013||Punjabi||Kalliyan, Jatt Airways, Ok Report|
|Dedh Ishqiya||2014||Hindi||Kya Hoga|
|Sheesha Yaar Da||2014||Punjabi||Desh Mera|
|Tofan Singh||Punjabi||Je Auna Verhy Ashiqan Dy|
|2015||Canada Jatt||Kamlee Records/Speed Records||V Grooves|
|2013||English Khana||Kamlee Records/Speed Records||Anu-Manu|
|2010||Jind Mahi||Kamlee Records/Speed Records||Sachin Ahuja|
|2004||Ik Zindri||Speed Records||Sachin Ahuja|
|2003||Jadon Da Saada Dil Tuttia||Saga||Jaidev Kumar|
|1990||Charkhe Di Ghook||CTC||Charanjit Ahuja|
Tracks on compilationsEdit
- 2009 : Sajni, Teri Sajni (Sony BMG)
- 2010 : Nach Ke Vikha, Jhanjar Chanak Payee (Speed Records)
- 2011 : Tu Hi Tu, Star Plus Anthem
- 2014 : Bhagat Singh – Single (Dharam Seva Records)
- 2006 Mela Maiya Da (T-Series)
- 2007 : Aaj Hai Jagrata (T-Series)
- 2009 : Guru Ravidass Ji Di Bani (T-Series)
- 2009 : Shiv Mere
- 2009 : jai jai kaar(T-Series)
- 2010 : Darshan Kanshi Wale Da (T-Series)
- 2010 : Maa Meharan Kardi (T-Series)
- 2010 : Shiv Bhole Bhandari (T-Series)
- 2010 : Singh Jaikare Bolde (T-Series)
- 2011 : Chal re Kanwariya(Jai Bala Music)
- 2016 : Bholey Di Baraat
|Dhol Jageero Da||2001||Dhol Jageero Da, Kuriyan Panjab Diya||Moviebox Birmingham Ltd.|
|Vix It Up||2004||Aj Kal||Kamlee Records|
|Sun Ve Rabba||2005||Tu Badli, Sahaan Vargiye||Speed Records|
|GroundShaker-2||2008||Ik Vaari Haa||Planet Recordz|
|Bas Kar||2008||Chakar||4Play Recordings|
|2009 Vich No Tension||2009||Julfan De Naag||Speed Records|
|Project Rehab||2009||Choorian||Kamlee Records|
|Blacklisted||2009||Chari Jawani||VIP Records|
|Re-Lit||2009||Put Jattan Da Baliyeh, Put Jattan Da (Bounce)||Organised Rhyme|
|Jhanjar Chanak Payee||2010||Nach Ke Dikha||Speed Records|
|Jashan-2010||2010||Gidhe Vich Ik Boli||Star Makers|
|Ashke Mitran De||2010||Ishqe Di Guddi, Khair Nahi||Spine Music|
|Munde Punjabi||2010||Munde Punjabi||Speed Records|
|Dil Karda||2010||Dil Karda, Dil Karda (Acoustic Version), Dil Karda (Instrumental)||Limitless Records Ltd|
|American Desi||2010||Teray Hussan De Maare||MovieBox, Speed Records|
|Maahi – My Love||2010||Maahi Da Maahi Da||T-Series|
|Dramey Baazi||2011||By God||MovieBox|
|DJ Bhuvi XS||2011||Dream Girl||T-Series|
|Ek Gera||2011||Ek Gera||Kamlee Records|
|Unleashed||2011||Janeman Tere Bina||Kamlee Records|
|Bhangrafornia||2011||Ik Kurdi Punjaban||Desi Impact Prod.|
|Saari Saari Raat||2011||Aaja Sohniye Aaja||Moviebox|
|Singh Mareya Ni Mukhney||2014||Singh Mareya Ni Mukhney||Dharam Seva Records|
- "Master Saleem – official website". Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- Bollywood's new Laadla Master Salim (Interview) Planet Radio city.
- "'Maa da ladla' on right track". The Hindu. 17 April 2009.
- "This Master's Voice". Indian Express. 10 April 2009.
- "CUR_TITLE". sangeetnatak.gov.in. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- Haider, Abbas (29 April 2009). "Song sung true". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- Kapoor, Jigyasa (10 April 2009). "Ladla lad". The Tribune (Chandigarh). Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- "Official Announcement by Master Saleem about Maa Meharan Kardi". Master Saleem. 10 July 2010.