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Vishal–Shekhar
Vishal-Shekhar Indian Idol Junior press conference (cropped).jpg
Vishal (R) and Shekhar (L) in 2013
Background information
Origin Mumbai, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 1999–present
Labels
Associated acts
Members Vishal Dadlani
Shekhar Ravjiani

Vishal–Shekhar is an indian singer-songwriter , Music Producing duo consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The duo is known for their work in Hindi, Telugu and Marathi films including Jhankaar Beats (2003), Dus (2005), Bluffmaster (2011), I See You (2006), Left Right Left (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Dostana (2008), Anjaana Anjaani (2010), Ra.One (2011), Student of the Year (2012), Chennai Express (2013), Bang Bang! (2014), Happy New Year (2014),[1] Sultan (2016), Befikre (2016), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Naa Peru Surya (2018)

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Musical film careerEdit

The duo rose to prominence when they composed the songs for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song "Tu Aashiqui Hai". They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. In 2005 they composed the songs for three films: Salaam Namaste, Dus and Bluffmaster.

Vishal Dadlani is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based electronic band Pentagram. He collaborated with Imogen Heap on the song "Minds Without Fear" for an episode of The Dewarists.

Shekhar Ravjiani is a trained classical singer (under Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan). He learned to play the accordion from his father, a music enthusiast, Hasmukh Ravjiani. Shekhar was a participant of Zee TV singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 1997.

He composed and sung Marathi songs "Saazni" in 2012 and "Saavli" (with Sunidhi Chauhan) in 2013.

On 16 August 2016, the duo collaborated with British rock band The Vamps for single "Beliya".

DiscographyEdit

LyricistEdit

(Hindi)

  • Ra.one - Chamak Chalo, Raftarein, Criminal, Bhare Naina -Vishal Dadlani
  • Bang Bang! -Tu Meri, Bang Bang Title Track -2014 - Vishal Dadlani
  • Sultan - Tuk Tuk Rap - Vishal Dadlani
  • Tiger Zinda Hai - Swag Se Swagat Rap - Vishal Dadlani

Debut for *Vadh bahoot khobsurat nana patekar

Other workEdit

They have been judges on the star hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 and the musical talent show Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star with director and choreographer Farah Khan. They are the judges on Amul Star Voice of India Mummy Ki Superstars. They were mentors and judges in the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa with Sajid-Wajid.

They composed the Indian Premier League theme song of season 3 and the anthem of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Following the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Vishal Dadlani launched a petition to ban live media coverage during the rescue operations.[2]

They composed the song "Allah Ke Bande" from Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II.

On 23 January 2012, Vishal and Shekhar performed at Spring Fest 2012 in IIT Kharagpur on 22 January 2012; they also performed at Saarang in IIT Madras.[3] and in February 2012, at Crossroads 2012 in SRCC.[4][5] On 25 March 2012, Vishal and Shekhar with Shruti Pathak performed live at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Flare.[6]

Vishal–Shekhar composed the IPL 6 anthem "Jumping Japaang" and the IPL 7 anthem "Chalo Bulawa Aya Hai".

Vishal Dadlani appeared in cameo roles in Om Shanti Om and Tees Maar Khan'' Happy New Year

Vishal was one of the first Indian celebrities to openly support the Aam Aadmi Party.[7]

On 28 September 2014, Vishal and Shekhar performed live at Festember at NIT Trichy.[8]

Both Vishal and Shekhar appeared as judges in the reality singing show for children and teens, Indian Idol Junior, Season One, while only Vishal appeared in Season Two.[9]

On March 2017 performed at Aatmatrisha fest in PES UNIVERSITY in Bangalore

Awards and nominationsEdit

Annual Central European Bollywood AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2005 Best Soundtrack Dus Nominated [10]
Best Song "Dus Bahane" (from Dus)
2007 Best Soundtrack Om Shanti Om Won [11]
Best Song "Dastaan-E-Om Shanti Om" (from Om Shanti Om)
"Main Agar Kahoon" (from Om Shanti Om) Nominated
2008 Best Soundtrack Dostana [12]
Bachna Ae Haseeno
Best Song "Khuda Jaane Om" (from Bachna Ae Haseeno)
2010 "Wallah Re Wallah" (from Tees Maar Khan) [13]
2011 Best Soundtrack Ra.One Won [14]

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild AwardEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2008 Best Music Director Om Shanti Om Nominated [15]
2011 I Hate Luv Storys [16]
2014 Chennai Express [17]

Asian Film AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2008 Best Composer Om Shanti Om Won [18]

BIG Star Entertainment AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2010 Most Entertaining Song "Sheila Ki Jawani" (from Tees Maar Khan) Nominated [19]
Most Entertaining Music Anjaana Anjaani
2011 Most Entertaining Song "Chammak Challo" (from Ra.One) [20]
Most Entertaining Music The Dirty Picture
2012 Most Entertaining Song "Radha" (from Student Of The Year) [21]
Most Entertaining Music The Dirty Picture
2013 Chennai Express [22]

Filmfare AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2004 RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Jhankaar Beats Won [23]
2006 Filmfare Award for Best Music Director Dus Nominated [24]
2008 Om Shanti Om [25]
2009 Dostana [26]
2011 Anjaana Anjaani [27]
I Hate Luv Storys
2012 Ra.One [28]
2013 Student of the Year [29]
2014 Chennai Express [30]
2017 Sultan [31]

Global Indian Music Academy AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2011 Best Film Song "Sheila Ki Jawani" (from Tees Maar Khan) Nominated [32]
Best Film Album Anjaana Anjaani
Tees Maar Khan
Best Music Director Anjaana Anjaani
2012 Ra.One [33]
Best Film Song "Chammak Challo" (from Ra.One) Won
Best Film Album The Dirty Picture Nominated
Ra.One
2013 Best Music Director Student Of The Year [34]
Best Film Song "Radha" (from Student Of The Year)
Best Film Album Student Of The Year

International Indian Film Academy AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2004 Best Music Director Jhankaar Beats Nominated [35]
2006 Bluffmaster! [36]
Dus
2009 Dostana [37]
2011 I Hate Luv Storys [38]
2012 Ra.One [39]
Best Song Recording "Chammak Challo" (from Ra.One) Won

Mirchi Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result Ref.
2010 Mirchi Music Award for Song of The Year "Sheila Ki Jawani" (from Tees Maar Khan) Won
2011 Best Item Song of the Year "Ooh La La" (from The Dirty Picture) Won [40][41]
Album of The Year Ra.One Nominated
The Dirty Picture
Music Composer of The Year "Ooh La La" (from The Dirty Picture)
2012 Listeners' Choice Song of the Year "Radha" (from Student of the Year) Won [42][43]
Listeners' Choice Album of the Year Student of the Year
Song of The Year "Radha" (from Student of the Year) Nominated
Album of The Year Student of the Year
2014 Music Composer of The Year "Manwa Laage" (from Happy New Year) [44]
2016 Album of The Year Sultan [45]
Music Composer of The Year "Jag Ghoomeya" (from Sultan)
2017 Album of The Year Tiger Zinda Hai [46]

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