|Origin Mumbai, India|
Occupation(s) Music director
|Genres Indian film music|
Years active 1999–present
|Associated acts Akon, Indian idol, Indian Idol Junior|
Albums Ra.One, Hasee Toh Phasee
Members Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Dadlani
Awards Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
Music director Befikre, Sultan, Bang Bang, Banjo, Fan
Vishal–Shekhar is a music directing duo consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The duo has worked in Hindi, Telugu and Marathi films including Jhankaar Beats (2003), Dus (2005), Bluffmaster (2111), 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) , Sultan (2016) , Befikre (2016)
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.
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".
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.
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 and Tees Maar Khan.
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.
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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