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Native name  सलील कुलकर्णी
Role  Music composer
Name  Saleel Kulkarni

Years active  1996–present
Ex-spouse  Anjali Kulkarni
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Genres  Soundtracks, albums, movie, light music
Occupation(s)  Singer, music director, poet, writer
Albums  Aggobai Dhaggobai, Vol.2, Kshan Amrutache
Children  Shubhankar Kulkarni, Anannya Kulkarni
Music director  Chintoo, Haapus, Jana Gana Mana
Similar People  Sandeep Khare, Anjali Kulkarni, Avadhoot Gupte, Lata Mangeshkar, Sunidhi Chauhan

Associated acts  Writing, compering

Born  6 October 1972 (age 48), Pune

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Saleel Kulkarni (born in Pune, Maharashtra) is a Marathi music composer, singer and author.


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Early life

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Saleel Kulkarni sang the Marathi Prose 'Jayostute ' on All India Radio, Pune station at the age of three. Thereafter, he undertook key lessons in singing and music from eminent personalities like Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare, Jaymalabai Shiledar and Pramod Marathe. Formal education wise, Saleel is a medicine graduate and was working as a doctor in the early part of his career. While working as a music director for the last ten years, he has composed songs for Hindi and Marathi albums, serials and films.

Musical associations

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As a singer, Saleel has rendered his voice for many composers for albums and shows. In the role of established music director, he had cast many singers to sing different genres of songs. Some of the artists that have sung/recorded for Saleel Kulkarni include Bela Shende, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sandeep Khare, Hrishikesh Ranade, Suvarna Mategaonkar, Shubha Joshi, Madhura Datar, Vibhavari Apte, Avadhoot Gupte. Saleel played Judge for competitive singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" on Zee Marathi where along with assessing the performances of participants, he mentored and nurtured many upcoming talented individuals. Saleel is an accomplished music composer and singer. He has also written columns in leading marathi daily. He is author of a maiden book "Lapavalelya Kaacha" Saleel runs a Music School in Pune.

Ayushyawar Bolu Kahi (आयुष्यावर बोलू काही) (Musical Program)

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Saleel has teamed up with Sandip Khare, with a talented & popular poet from Pune for the show 'Ayushyawar Bolu Kahi' (आयुष्यावर बोलू काही). Saleel was also a part of Marathi SaReGaMaPa as judge and mentor. Saleel has performed in musical concerts all over the world including UK, US, Singapore, Switzerland, and Shanghai. There have well over 1000 shows so far.

Maitra Jeevanche(Musical Program)

He is doing selected shows with veteran music director Hridaynath Mangeshkar for program 'Maitra Jeevanche' (मैत्र जीवांचे). After a long break of almost 12 years Lata Mangeshkar sang marathi bhavgeeta when she recorded songs with him as a music director for the album "Kshan Amrutache".

Feature films

  • Ek Unad Divas (Marathi)
  • Jana Gana Mana
  • Jameen (Marathi)
  • Champion (Marathi)
  • Ata Kashyala Udyachi Baat (Marathi)
  • Dhaage Dore (Marathi)
  • Chodo Kal Ki batein (Hindi)
  • Nishani Dava Angatha (Marathi)
  • Vitthal Vitthal (Marathi)
  • Pandhar (Marathi)
  • Chintoo (Marathi)
  • Chintoo 2 (Marathi)
  • Chakwa ( Marathi )
  • Bandya Ani Baby ( Marathi )
  • Haay Kaay, Naay Kay (Marathi )
  • Anandi Anand ( Marathi )
  • Housefull ( marathi )
  • Stage shows

  • Ayushyawar Bolu Kahi (आयुष्यावर बोलू काही)
  • Maitra Jeevanche (मैत्र जीवांचे)
  • Nakshatranche Dene (नक्षत्रांचे देणे)
  • Tarihi Vasant Fulato (तरीही वसंत फुलतो)
  • Gaani Manatali (गाणी मनातली)
  • Dipadi Dipang (डीपाडी डिपांग)
  • As author

    In 2010, Saleel Kulkarni had written a fortnightly column 'Musically Yours' for leading Marathi daily Loksatta. The articles got finishing touch, got some literature treatment by author and came out as his maiden book 'Lapawlelya Kacha' (लपवलेल्या काचा). Owing to insistent demands from Marathi readers all over the world, publication house 'Continental' produced 3rd & 4th edition of book.

    As TV show compere

    Kulkarni conceived and thematically designed the concept for weekly show 'Madhali Sutti' (मधली सुट्टी) being telecast on Zee Marathi. The show was about kids, their school life, memories from childhood and Saleel's swift but interesting take on school days.

    Personal life

    Saleel was married to National Award winning singer Anjali Marathe, daughter of singer Anuradha Marathe. He has two children – son Shubhankar who sang for kids' movie 'Chintoo' (चिंटू), and daughter Ananya. Saleel got separated and now is a single father to his kids.


    Saleel Kulkarni Wikipedia