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Nikhil–Vinay are an Indian music director duo consisting of Nikhil Kamath[1] and Vinay Tiwari.[2] The duo were active in the Hindi film industry from 1991 until their split in 2006.[3]

Nikhil–Vinay
Birth nameNikhil Kamath
Vinay Tiwari
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Composer
Years active1991—2006
LabelsT-Series

Nikhil and Vinay are both trained in classical music.[4] Singer Anuradha Paudwal discovered the duo and recommended them to Gulshan Kumar, owner of T-Series music company, and director Chandra Barot, who signed them for the 1991 romantic film Pyar Bhara Dil.[5] The song "Banke Kitab Teri" from the film became popular.[5] The duo then went on to compose music for over 20 films. Their initial successes included Bewafa Sanam (1995), a film which was breakthrough for playback singer Sonu Nigam, English Babu Desi Mem (1996), Uff Yeh Mohabbat (1997) and Papa The Great (2000).[6] The duo composed music for two of Sonu Nigam's successful music albums, Jaan (1999) and Yaad (2001).[7] They went on to score music for Anubhav Sinha's box office success Tum Bin which included hit songs such as "Koi Fariyaad", "Chhoti Choti Raatein" and "Tumhare Siva".[8] Some of their other successful ventures include Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai, Muskaan and Kuch Dil Ne Kaha. The duo have also been accused of plagiarism by Pakistani singer Faisal Latif.[9]

The composer-duo have mostly worked for the music label T-Series.[10] The duo have also composed for television serials such as Thoda Hai Thodeb Ki Zaroorat Hai and Ajeeb Daastan.[10] The duo split in 2006 after being 15 years together.[3]

Selected discographyEdit

Music composer for albumsEdit

  • Bewafa Sanam (1993)
  • Jaanam (2000)
  • Ishq Hua (2000)
  • Yaad (2001)
  • Uski Yaadon Mein Bewafa Sanam Vol-8 (2002)
  • Bewafaai (2004)
  • Phir Bewafaai (2007) (This Album is composed by Nikhil Kamath as a solo composer without his partner Vinay Tiwari and album is released by T-series)
  • Woh Bewafa (2008) (This Album is composed by Nikhil Kamath as a solo composer without his partner Vinay Tiwari and album is released by T-series)
  • Bewafaai ka Aalam (2010) (This Album is composed by Nikhil Kamath as a solo composer without his partner Vinay Tiwari and album is released by T-series)

Music directors for filmsEdit

They worked as music directors for the following films:[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fareed, Faisal (28 November 2013). "Billy Joel started the fire, Javed Ali lights it afresh for SP". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Kishore Kumar — still the voice for all moments". DNA India. IANS. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Tuteja, Joginde (16 July 2007). "After the split Nikhil goes solo for Phir Bewafai". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Melody Masters". MouthShut.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Nikhil-Vinay Biography". Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  6. ^ Verma, Sukanya (21 January 2004). "Rahman's off the mark in Lakeer". Rediff. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  7. ^ Verma, Sukanya (16 May 2001). "The ditty dozen!". Rediff. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  8. ^ Bhattacharya, Roshmila (28 March 2016). "'Tum Bin' sequel to star Aditya Seal, Neha Sharma, Aashim Gulati". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Pakistani composer accuses Nikhil-Vinay of plagiarism". Bollywood Hungama. 19 October 2005. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  10. ^ a b Solgama, Divya. "Biography of Nikhil-Vinay". Gomolo. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Nikhil Filmography". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Vinay Filmography". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Making Music Like Ne'er Before". Outlook. 13 March 1996.
  14. ^ a b "Music Hits 2000-2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. 5 February 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010.

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