Shashwat Sachdev

Shashwat SHA Sachdev is a National Award winning Indian music composer and entrepreneur. He also won the 65th Filmfare R.D. Burman Award for best new and upcoming talent.

Shashwat SHA Sachdev
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Shashwat Sachdev
Alma materSymbiosis Law School, Pune
OccupationMusic Composer
Years active2017–present
AwardsNational Film Awards, Filmfare Award, IIFA Award

Early lifeEdit

Sachdev was born in Jaipur. He started learning music when he was three years old, beginning with Hindustani classical vocals and rhythm. He then went on to train in the Western classical piano during his school days.[1]


In 2011, Sachdev moved to Hollywood to produce music and worked on a number of projects.[2] In 2017, he was the music composer for Phillauri, which starred Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh.[3][4][5]

In 2018, he composed four songs for Veere Di Wedding, a Bollywood female buddy comedy film, directed by Shashanka Ghosh. The film stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. He scored for Selection Day an Indian Netflix Original Sports web television series, based on Aravind Adiga's 2016 novel of the same name. Produced by Anil Kapoor and Anand Tucker.

In 2019 he composed the music as well as background score for Uri: The Surgical Strike, an Indian action film written and directed by debutant Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner RSVP Movies starring Vicky Kaushal. The film is based on the 2016 Indian Army's surgical strikes on PoK in retaliation for the Uri attack. The film's music received rave reviews.[6][7] His background score was also appreciated and released separately on popular demand.[8][9] Sha won the award for Best Background Music in the 66th National Film Awards for Uri: The Surgical Strike.[10] [11] He won the 65th Filmfare R.D. Burman Award for best new and upcoming talent. [12] [13] Shashwat also won the 21st IIFA Award for best background score for Uri: The Surgical Strike. [14][15]


Shashwat has composed the following songs in Bollywood.

Year Film Track(s) Singer(s) Writer(s)
2017 Phillauri "Dum Dum" Romy, Vivek Hariharan Anvita Dutt Guptan
"Sahiba" Romy, Pavni Pandey
"Naughty Billo" Diljit Dosanjh, Nakash Aziz, Shilpi Paul (Rap:Anushka Sharma)
"Bajaake Tumba" Romy, Shehnaz Akhtar
"Dum Dum (Reprise Diljit Dosanjh Version)" Diljit Dosanjh
"Dum Dum (Pubjabi Version)" Romy, Vivek Hariharan Shellee
2018 Kaalakaandi "Kaalakaandi Title track" Shashwat Sachdev, Vivek Hariharan, Romy, Arun Kamath Anvita Dutt Guptan
Veere Di Wedding "Pappi Le Loon" Sunidhi Chauhan, Shashwat Sachdev Shellee
"Bass Gira De Raja" Shashwat Sachdev
"Aa Jao Na" Arijit Singh Raj Shekhar
"Bhangra Ta Sajda (No One Gives A Damn)" Neha Kakkar, Romy, Shashwat Sachdev Gaurav Solanki
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike "Challa (Main Lad Jaana)" Romy, Vivek Hariharan, Shashwat Sachdev Kumaar
"Jigra" Siddhartha Basrur, Shashwat Sachdev
"Jagga Jiteya" Daler Mehndi, Shashwat Sachdev, DeeMC
"Beh Chala" Yasser Desai, Shashwat Sachdev Raj Shekhar
"Manzar Hai Ye Naya" Shantanu Sudame, Shashwat Sachdev Abhiruchi Chand


Award ceremony Category Nominated work Result Ref.
10th Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Music Composer of The Year "Bajaake Tumba" from Phillauri Nominated [16]
"Sahiba" from Phillauri
Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing) "Naughty Billo" from Phillauri
National Film Awards Best Music Director (Background Score) Uri: The Surgical Strike Won National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare Awards Best New and Upcoming Talent Uri: The Surgical Strike Won Filmfare R. D. Burman Award
IIFA Awards Best Background Score Uri: The Surgical Strike Won 21st IIFA Awards


  1. ^ Bhattacharya, Ahana (23 March 2017). ""I'm Living My Father's Dream" - Phillauri's Music Composer Shashwat Sachdev In Conversation With Koimoi". Koimoi. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ News, Absolute India. "Shashwat Sachdev: Wanted to be a part of Indian films". Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Anushka Sharma's Phillauri music composer Shashwat Sachdev talks about his Bollywood debut - Mumbai Mirror -". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Watch: 'Phillauri' music director Shashwat Sachdev in an exclusive chat with Bubble". 8 March 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Meet the brain behind the soulful songs of 'Phillauri' - Shashwat Sachdev". DNA India. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  6. ^ Nair, Vipin (9 January 2019). "'Uri' music review: Apart from the crowd". Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via
  7. ^ Ghosh, Devarsi. "'Uri: The Surgical Strike' music review: Shashwat Sachdev's soundtrack is new and edgy". Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Uri background score made into an album now". mid-day. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  9. ^ Array. "Uri - The Surgical Strike - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn". Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via
  10. ^ PTI. "National Film Award: List of winners in feature film category". @businessline. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  11. ^ "Uri - The Surgical Strike bags four National Film Awards; Vicky Kaushal reacts on best actor win". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
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  15. ^ "21st IIFA Awards", Wikipedia, 2020-06-02, retrieved 2020-06-03
  16. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Awards 2017". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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