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Vishal–Shekhar are an Indian music composer, production, singing and songwriting duo consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani from Mumbai. Known predominantly for their work as music composers in Hindi cinema, Vishal–Shekhar have also recorded in Telugu, Marathi and English, with the likes of Akon, The Vamps, Imogen Heap, Diplo. They have been streamed over 3 Billion times on YouTube and have had 72 number one singles and been featured on over 350 film sound tracks, including Jhankaar Beats (2003), Dus (2005), Bluffmaster (2005), Salaam Namaste (2005), Left Right Left (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007), Tashan (2008), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Dostana (2008), I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Anjaana Anjaani (2010), Tees Maar Khan (2010), Ra.One (2011), Student of the Year (2012), Chennai Express (2013), Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), Bang Bang! (2014), Happy New Year (2014), Sultan (2016), Befikre (2016), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), Student of the Year 2 (2019), Bharat (2019), War (2019) & Baaghi 3 (2020). Vishal–Shekhar have also appeared as judges on Indian Idol Junior, the stage India, MTV hustle, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Voice of India – Mummy Ke Superstars, Indian Idol, Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar.

Musical film career

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. In 2016 they composed a song called "Nashe Si Chad Gayi" which went viral and was the first Indian song to clock 300 million views and then 400  million views on YouTube. It currently has over 600 million views. Vishal–Shekhar composed "Swag Se Swagat" which became the fastest song in the world to hit 100 million views and clocked up to 650  million views on YouTube in its first year. 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".

Other work

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 Voice of India – Mummy Ke Superstars. They were mentors and judges in the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar with Daler Mehndi and 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.They performed twice at Delhi Technological University −2014 and 2018. 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. and in February 2012, at Crossroads 2012 in SRCC. On 25 March 2012, Vishal and Shekhar with Shruti Pathak performed live at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Flare.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, Tees Maar Khan and Happy New Year. Vishal was one of the first Indian celebrities to openly support the Aam Aadmi Party.On 28 September 2014, Vishal and Shekhar performed live at Festember at NIT Trichy.In 2018, Vishal–Shekhar performed at Altice Arena, Lisbon along with Algerian Singer Khaled.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.

Other work

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 Voice of India – Mummy Ke Superstars. They were mentors and judges in the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar with Daler Mehndi and 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.They performed twice at Delhi Technological University −2014 and 2018. 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. and in February 2012, at Crossroads 2012 in SRCC. On 25 March 2012, Vishal and Shekhar with Shruti Pathak performed live at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Flare.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, Tees Maar Khan and Happy New Year. Vishal was one of the first Indian celebrities to openly support the Aam Aadmi Party.On 28 September 2014, Vishal and Shekhar performed live at Festember at NIT Trichy.In 2018, Vishal–Shekhar performed at Altice Arena, Lisbon along with Algerian Singer Khaled.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.
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