Master Saleem

Master Saleem also known as Saleem Shahzada[1] is an Indian singer who is known for his work as a devotional singer and also as a playback singer in Bollywood films, like Heyy Babyy (2007), Dostana and Love Aaj Kal (2009). He has also released several private albums of Punjabi Music and Sufi music.[2]

Master Saleem
Master Saleem.jpg
Saleem in 2009
Born
OccupationPlayback singer
Years active1990-present
Spouse(s)Alisha Saleem
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals

Early life and trainingEdit

Master Saleem was born as Saleem [3] (Saleem Shahzada),[4] in Shahkot, near Jalandhar, Punjab[1] He is the son of the famous Sufi singer Ustad Puran Shah Koti,[5] 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.[6]

CareerEdit

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.[3]

Saleem's first album, Charkhe Di Ghook, was released when he was 10 years old.[6][7] It was released on the label Sur Taal, created by his father's friend, Manjinder Singh Goli, and went on to become a hit.[6] 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.[6] In the late 1990s, however as he was growing his voice started changing, which lessened his popularity.[6] 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.[2][7]

Around 2005, singer Jasbir Jassi introduced him to music director Sandeep Chowta, who subsequently called him to Delhi to record single Sajni in Sony Music album Teri Sajni.[7]

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).[2][7] 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.

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Channel
2021 Zee Punjabi Antakshari Host and Judge Zee Punjabi

FilmographyEdit

Roles Film Language Songs Recorded
1996 Tabahi Punjabi Devotional duet with Master Khan- Do badiyan keemti zindan
2000 Mehndi Wale Hath Punjabi Pardesi, Naina
2007 Delhii Heights Hindi Aaja Nachle
2007 Heyy Babyy Hindi Mast Kalandar
2008 Tashan Hindi Tashan Mein
2008 Chamku Hindi Trance
2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Hindi Rangeeli Raat
2008 Dostana Hindi Maa Da Ladla
2009 Mini Punjab Punjabi Rabb Dilaan De
2009 Love Aaj Kal Hindi Aahun Aahun, Aahun Aahun Remix
2009 Punnyan Di Raat Punjabi Cham Cham Chamke
2009 Tere Sang Hindi Leja Leja
2009 Ruslaan Hindi Maula Maula, Maula Maula Remix
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Hindi Discowale Khisko Remix
2010 Ladd Gaye Peche Punjabi Oh ye...Oh ye..
2010 Chance Pe Dance Hindi Pe..Pe..Pepein, Pe..Pe..Pepein Remix
2010 Click Hindi Aameen Suma Aameen
2010 Right Yaaa Wrong Hindi Lakhnavi Kabaab, Lakhnavi Kabaab Remix
2010 Kedi Telugu Enduko Enthaki
2010 Thamassu Kannada Nodu Baare
2010 Krantiveer - The Revolution Hindi Firangi Paani
2010 Badmaash Company Hindi Jingle Jingle
2010 Tere Bin Laden Hindi Kukudu
2010 Mel Karade Rabba Punjabi Dil Wali Kothi, Balle Balle, Dil Wali Kothi [Remix]
2010 Dabangg Hindi Humka Peeni Hai, Humka Peeni Hai [Remix]
2010 Soch Lo Hindi Faani Dayar
2010 Action Replayy Hindi Zor Ka Jhatka [Remix]
2010 Band Baaja Baaraat Hindi Ainvayi [Club Remix]
2010 No Problem Hindi Shakira, Shakira [Remix]
2010 Mar Jawan Gur Khake Punjabi Bolliyan, Dard Bolde Ne, Mar Jawan Gur Khake [Remix]
2010 Yamla Pagla Deewana Hindi Chamki Jawaani
2010 Toonpur Ka Superrhero Hindi Nach Mere Naal, Nach Mere Naal [Remix]
2011 Patiala House Hindi Rola Pe Gaya, Rola Pe Gaya [Remix]
2011 7 Khoon Maaf Hindi Awaara
2011 Thank You Hindi Razia, Razia [Remix]
2011 U R My Jaan Hindi Bin Tere We Mahi
2011 Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande Hindi Thap Denge
2011 Bas Ek Tamanna Hindi Khuda Vandi
2011 Ye Stupid Pyar Hindi Ajj Ishq Da Mausam
2011 Yaar Annmulle Punjabi Mera Peer Jaane Meri (Peerh)
2011 Na Jaane Kabse Hindi Thand Pe Gayi
2011 Pure Punjabi Punjabi Daddy Kehnde Ne
2012 Shudra The Rising Hindi Aatma Jale
2012 Will You Marry Me Hindi Danke Ki Chot, Danke Ki Chot [Duet]
2012 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Hindi Lootnewaale
2012 Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 Punjabi Horan Naal Nachdi
2013 Jatt Di Dhushmani Punjabi Dhokebaaz
2013 Fer Mamla Gadbad Gadbad Punjabi Rab Jaane
2013 Best of Luck Punjabi Judaiyaan (Master Saleem Version)
2013 Jatt Airways Punjabi Kalliyan, Jatt Airways, Ok Report
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Hindi Kya Hoga
2014 Sheesha Yaar Da Punjabi Desh Mera
Tofan Singh Punjabi Je Auna Verhy Ashiqan Dy
2021 Shiddat Hindi Akhiyan Udeek Diyan

DiscographyEdit

Music albumsEdit

Release Album Record Label Music
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
2007 Tere Bin
Salaam
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)[6]
  • 2010 : Nach Ke Vikha, Jhanjar Chanak Payee (Speed Records)
  • 2011 : Tu Hi Tu, Star Plus Anthem
  • 2014 : Bhagat Singh – Single (Dharam Seva Records)

Devotional albumsEdit

  • 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)[8]
  • 2010 : Shiv Bhole Bhandari (T-Series)
  • 2010 : Singh Jaikare Bolde (T-Series)
  • 2011 : Chal re Kanwariya(Jai Bala Music)
  • 2016 : Bholey Di Baraat

SinglesEdit

Album Year Tracks Label
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
Teenagers 2008 Teenagers Speed Records
Bas Kar 2008 Chakar 4Play Recordings
2009 Vich No Tension 2009 Julfan De Naag Speed Records
Saada Punjab 2009 T-Series
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
Sajna 2011 Sajna Stripes Productions
Pyar 2012 Pyar E3UK
Singh Mareya Ni Mukhney 2014 Singh Mareya Ni Mukhney Dharam Seva Records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Master Saleem – official website". Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "'Maa da ladla' on right track". The Hindu. 17 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "This Master's Voice". Indian Express. 10 April 2009.
  4. ^ Bollywood's new Laadla Master Salim (Interview) Planet Radio city.
  5. ^ "CUR_TITLE". sangeetnatak.gov.in. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Haider, Abbas (29 April 2009). "Song sung true". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  7. ^ a b c d Kapoor, Jigyasa (10 April 2009). "Ladla lad". The Tribune (Chandigarh). Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Official Announcement by Master Saleem about Maa Meharan Kardi". Master Saleem. 10 July 2010.

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