Music is the heart and soul of Bollywood. As Indians we all have grown up listening to music that Bollywood has given us in its myriad forms, and we all have fawned over it. The true artists behind the impeccable music are the music composers and bollywood music directors who have endowed us with some of the finest compositions and soulfully stirring musical pieces.
Today we will explore Top 13 Unbeatable Bollywood Music Directors Duos who have gained more recognition more than the solo composers and have continued to reign over the Indian music industry with their everlasting and memorable songs.
The true emperors of the Indian music industry, Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi and Jaikishan Jayabhai Panchal are popularly known as Shankar- Jaikishan. With their music composition, the duo set a new trend of freshness, gifted everlasting and versatile melodies to Indian music. They have also won 9 Filmfare Awards for best music director.
Some of the evergreen songs of Shankar-Jaikishan are:
Mera Joota Hai Japani (Shri 420)
Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai (Yahudi)
Awaara Hoon (Awaara)
Kisi ke Muskurahaton (Anari)
Baharon Phool Barsaao (Suraj)
Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana(Andaaz)
This incredible duo was formed by the brothers Kalyanji Virji Shah and Anandji Virji Shah. They’ve composed music for over 250 films. The duo was always on top of the most recent musical trends. They had a fine flair for regional folk music and catchy dance numbers.
Some of the evergreen songs of Kalyanji-Anandji are:
Pal bhar ke liye (Johny Mera Naam)
Jiska Mujhe Tha Intezaar (Don)
Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta (Saagar)
Kya Khoob Lagthi Ho (Dharmatma)
Mere Desh Ki Dharti (Upkaar)
Apni Toh Jaise Taise (Laawaris)
Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma together known as Laxmikant Pyarelal are a composer duo. Between 1963 and 1998, they composed music for approximately 750 Hindi films. The have won 7 Filmfare Awards for best music director.
Some of the evergreen songs of Laxmikant-Pyarelal are:
Mere Dil Main Aaj Kya Hai (Daag)
Mere Naseeb Main (naseeb)
Hungama Ho Gaya (Anhonee)
Dard-e-Dil Dard-e-Jigar (Karz)
Bindiya Chamakegi (Do Raaste)
Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai (Shor)
Shiv Hari is a Hindustani classical musical duo comprised of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (a santoor maestro) and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (a flute legend). They made their debut as composers in Silsila (1981). The duo composed music for eight movies, in which Yash Chopra directed seven of those films.
Some of the evergreen songs of Shiv-Hari are:
Yeh kaha aa gaye hum, Rang barse bheege chunarwali (Silsila)
Mere haathon mein (Chandni)
Chudiyan khanak Gayi (Lamhe )
Phoolon ke is Shehar mein (Parampara)
Are jane wale (Sahibaan)
Jadu Teri Nazar, Tu mere samne (Darr)
The most successful music directors of the 1990s, Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Kumar Rathod are known as “Melody kings of Bollywood “. Their first Hindi film as music director was “Maine Jeena Seekh Liya” (1982). The duo rose to fame from the movie “Aashique” (1990), which is still considered one of Bollywood’s greatest soundtrack.
Some of the evergreen songs of Nadeem-Shravan are:
Bas ek sanam chahiye (Aashique)
Dekha hai pehli baar (Saajan)
Aaye ho meri zindagi mein (Raja Hindustani)
Tum dil ki dhadkan mein (Dhadkan)
Jise dekh mera dil dhadka (Phool aur kante)
Do dil mil rahe hai (Pardes)
Anand and Milind Shrivastav, are the sons of legendary music composer Chitragupt Shrivastav. The duo made their debut as a music composer in “Ab Aayega Mazaa” (1984). However, they rose to prominece with Nasir Hussain’s film “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak”(1988). The duo’s strength has always been simple, good poetry, catchy lilting melodies complimented with peppy, groovy beats, and stylish Hindi film orchestration.
Some of the evergreen songs of Anand-Milind are:
Papa kehte hai (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak)
Dhak dhak karne laga (Beta)
Saathiya tune kya kiya (Love)
Ankhiyon se goli mare (Dulhe raja)
Khambe jaise khadi hai (Dil))
Mere yaar dildar (Jaanwar)
Jatin Pandit and his brother Lalit Pandit, popularly known as Jatin-Lalit are a music composer duo, best known for their soulful and romantic numbers in the 1990s. Jatin Lalit came into the foray with Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’s eternal love song “Pehla Nasha”. However, their first track “Bin Tere Sanam”, from not very successful film Yara Dildara, was a raging hit.
Some of the evergreen songs of Jatin Lalit are:
Tujhe dekha toh (DDLJ)
Bahon ke darmiyan (Khamoshi: The Musical)
Me koi aisa geet gaoon (Yes Boss)
Yeh ladka hai deewana (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
Humko humise chura lo (Mohabbatein)
Tauba tumhare yeh ishare (Chalte Chalte)
A trio of Bollywood music directors who took Bollywood by storm!
This is a musical trio composed of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. The trio is like a cocktail, that masterfully blends Hindustani and vocal music with western fusion and pop. They have received numerous accolades, including the National Film Award, Filmfare Awards, and IIFA Awards. They are distinguished by their versatile and timeless music compositions.
Some of the remarkable compositions of Shankar Ehsaan Loy are:
Koi kahe kehta rahe (Dil Chahta Hai)
Mahi Ve, Its the time to Disco (Kal Ho Na Ho)
Maa (Taare Zameen Par)
Mitwa (Kabhi Alwida na Kehna)
Iktara (WAke Up Sid)
Ae watan, Dilbaro (Raazi)
With the movie “Jhankar Beats” Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani ushered in a new era in Bollywood music, winning the R. D. Burman Award for Best New Music Talent from Filmfare. The song ‘Tu Aashiqui Hai’ from the movie became much popular. They have also worked as playback singers and have given numerous live performances, rocking the crowd with their catchy riffs.
Some of the remarkable compositions of Vishal-Shekhar are:
Dus bahane (Dus)
Aankhon mein teri (Om Shanti Om)
Ishq wala love (Student of the year)
Tujhe bhula diya (Anjana, Anjani)
Ude dil befikre, Nashe se chad gayi (Befikre)
Dil diya gala, Swag se swagat (Tiger zinda hai)
Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant have composed some of the best songs and background scores for many Hindi films. Background score is a prominent aspect of their body of work, for which they have earned many awards for several films like Krrish, Bhoot, Mujhse Shadi Karogi, Dhoom, and Ab Tak Chappan.
Some of the remarkable compositions of Salim-Sulaiman are:
Mar jawaan (Fashion)
Ainvayi Ainvayi (Band Baja Barat)
Badal pe paaon hai (Chakde India)
Tujh mein Rab dikhta hai (Rab ne bana di jodi)
Shukhran Allah, Kurban hua (Kurban)
O re piya (Aaja nachle)
Sajid and Wajid Khan, sons of veteran tabla player Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, are another sibling duo who have made great music in the realm of Bollywood songs. Sajid–Wajid first scored music for Salman Khan’s “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” in 1998, thereafter they became a fixed name in all movies produced or starring by Khan family
Some of the remarkable compositions of Sajid Wajid are:
Dupatta tera nau rang da (Partner)
Mera hi Jalwa, Lele maza Le (Wanted)
Mukhtasar (Teri Meri Kahani)
Tere mast mast do nain (Dabangg)
Fevicol se (Dabangg 2)
Chinta ta chita chita (Rowdy Rathore)
Ajay Gogavale and Atul Gogavale are well-known names in the Marathi music industry. Started in early 2004, the duo has numerous hits in Marathi films and albums. The duo has also created some really great music for Bollywood, which has received a lot of attention and praise. For the Marathi film “Sairat “(2016), they became the first Indian music directors to record their music at Sony scoring studios in Hollywood.
Some of the remarkable compositions of Ajay-Atul are:
Abhi mujh mein kahi (Agneepath)
Mera Naam Tu (Zero)
Pehli Baar (Dhadak)
Sapna Jahan (Brothers)
Tharki Chokro (PK)
Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya, popularly known as Sachin-Jigar, are a music composer duo who compose music for Hindi and Gujarati films. They began as Pritam’s assistants but later went on to compose music on their own. The duo knows the pulse of the audience and entertain them with fresh, peppy, and vibrant music.
Some of the remarkable compositions of Sachin-Jigar are:
Chaar baj gaye (F.A.L.T.U)
Saibo (Shor in the city)
Gulabi (Shudh Desi Romance)
Hey Ganaraya (ABCD 2)
Mileya mileya, Jaise Mera tu (Happy Ending)
These bollywood music directors have been a blessing to bollywood and the iconic songs we got that will stay in our hearts forever and ever.
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Tejaswi Prakash and Karan Kundra : A love story
Tejaswi Prakash and Karan Kundra have been in news ever since their fans and the paps go crazy over their appearances together!
The “Naagin 6 “ actress ,also Big Boss 15 winner one and only Tejaswi Prakash features her darling beau Karan Kundra. The actor previously shared a great bond and was in a relationship with Anusha Dandekar and now claims to be in a steady relationship with Tejaswi. This couple is claimed to be one of the most popular of the small screen. Ever since the couple accepted their relationship on national television fans eagerly waited for them to unite. They receive immense support and fondness, and are called as ‘Tejran’.
Their “Intimate wedding” has become the most viral thing on social media platforms. Their wedding attire and getup is becoming the hotlist discussion topic. Before marriage Karan Kundra openly talked about his marriage plans with Tejaswi where he said that Tejaswi is always professionally occupied and has no time for marriage. He was quoted saying :
“We don’t hide anything. We are taking it slowly. As far as marriage is concerned, madam ke pass time kahan hai. (laughs). Har interview mein woh mere upar phenk deti hai and now I will be putting it on to her. The funny part is that our parents meet each other more than us as they have more time. But we are going with the natural progression as of now.”
These two television actors also orated their responsibilities towards the audience saying that- being artists they would always prioritize their audience who supported them throughout their careers. It is mandatory to fulfill more responsibilities towards them.
Tejaswi also claimed that she will be collaborating with Karan on screen too! She also quotes about her relationship saying that :
“ Me and Karan don’t make a perfect couple ,but there is a beauty in the imperfection which we would clasp on.”
We wish to see more of Tejaswi Prakash and Karan Kundra online as well as offline!
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Dark secrets of Bollywood Industry !
Dark secrets of Bollywood industry that are very shocking to know! From Amir Khan’s alleged offspring or Katrina Kaif’s real name, this article has it all!
Despite its glitz and glamour, Bollywood is not simply the realm of fantasies. You will undoubtedly be left in a state of profound shock and complete amazement by the dark, unsavory, and humorous secrets of Bollywood celebs that are hidden behind these fantastical walls. We compile a few of these facts that have kept Bollywood behind its walls for all time.
AAMIR KHAN’S SPURIOUS OFFSPRING
Bollywood’s favorite Khan has frequently made headlines for his remarkable extramarital relationships. One of them is his love child with British journalist Jessica Hines, which is a (not so) secret to many in the industry. The two met in India while Jessica was working on an autobiographical novel for superstar Amitabh Bachchan. They fell in love and began dating, and according to reports, Khan had Jessica impregnated
Khan, on the other hand, was not ready to be a parent and asked Jessica to have an abortion or end the relationship. But Jessica decided to keep the child, a boy named Jaan. He married Kiran Rao shortly after this crazy relationship, and the two later welcomed a son, Azad Khan, in 2011. Following their recent divorce in 2021, the couple chose to co-parent their child. Mr. Khan is still in the news, though, for allegedly having an affair with his Dangal Costar Fatima Sana Sheikh, and there is speculation that they will soon wed.
Well, Bollywood celebrities have just too many relationships to keep track of! Khan is also in the news recently for heavily funding his PR teams for the promotions of his upcoming film ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ as the film has been getting backlash prior to its release. Let’s see if his film will be able to get a hit in the theatres or not!
AISHWARYA RAI – AMITABH BACHCHAN AFFAIR, SERIOUSLY?
The Bachchan family’s bahu and the diva of Bollywood have been enjoying her personal life while being a hands-on mother and occasionally attending red carpet events with her family. She is unquestionably the most devoted mother and loving wife. However, the timeless beauty made headlines a few years ago for having an affair with her father-in-law, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan
It’s unclear whether it was an affectionate father-daughter relationship or a romantic one, but according to the sources during the shoot of the hit song ‘Kajra re’. Amitabh had the entire floor of a hotel booked. But these were all passed down as rumors, and Aishwarya eventually married Junior Bachan, who, according to another industry secret (or just a rumor), is gay.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON? The Kapoors and the dark secrets of Bollywood industry!
The father-to-be Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, and he has proven his talent by giving us some real gems. However, in addition to his cute boy next door image, Ranbir has been called out for being a ‘Cassanova’ who has had numerous affairs with famous Bollywood actresses such as Deepika, Katrina, Bipasha, and others
Ranbir has had a drug and alcohol addiction since he was 15 years old, and once, while filming “Rockstar,” he got so “soused” that his mother had to send him to a treatment facility in Austria. Ranbir was severely impacted by the fact that his father, Rishi Kapoor, was an alcoholic who had multiple affairs when he was married to Neetu Kapoor, which is why he and his father never got along.
THE STEAMY AFFAIR OF SARA ALI KHAN AND SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT
Sara and Sushant, who had smoldering chemistry and romance, were the audience’s favorite on-screen coupling in the 2018 movie ‘Kedarnath’. However, during that time, a crazy, wild rumor spread that the lead couple was getting close and was frequently seen at odd hours at each other’s homes. A picture of Sara Ali Khan outside of Sushant’s residence at an odd hour quickly went viral, leading many to believe that they were having an intimate encounter.
Sushant later asked the paparazzi to delete the photos because there was already a fuss and neither of them wanted to damage their respective reputations in the industry. It is also reported that Sara later ditched Suahant in favor of Kartik Aaryan, whom she had grown close to before the filming of ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’.
MALE CASTING COUCH AND SEXUAL FANTASIES
Not only females but also several males from the industry, Ranveer Singh being one of them, have experienced the casting couch. The ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ actor who was recently in the headlines for his sensuous photoshoot which was considered as a tribute to Hollywood Hunk Burt Reynolds.He was asked for physical favors in exchange for lead roles in the film, which he declined and decided to make his way in the industry. Is casting couch a dark secret of Bollywood industry?
Ranveer has always been open about his sexual fantasies in interviews and talk shows. For someone who lost his virginity at the age of 12. He revealed that he was a sex addict until the age of 26 and that on his birthdays, instead of flowers and cake, he would enjoy good birthday sex! He also adores his collection of X magazines, which he acquires from each country he visits. More than his exploits, however, his audacity in coming out openly is admirable.
KAT STARRED IN A B-GRADE MOVIE?
Katrina Kaif is without a doubt one of the most attractive actors in modern times. She has gained fame for her girl next door parts in movies and her strong, beautiful dancing routines. But did you know that Kat made her acting debut in a B-Grade movie? Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Gulshan Grover also starred in the movie. The movie had an intensely private sequence between Gulshan and Katrina, and Katrina delivered a brazenly sensuous performance. Despite this, the movie was a huge box office flop
Throughout her career, she has been in the headlines for her affairs with Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, and many others. It’s also been said that Ranbir cheated on Deepika to be with Katrina. And what’s even more surprising is that her real name is ‘Catherine Turquotte’. While all of her siblings took her mother’s surname, ‘Turquotte’, she took her father’s surname ‘Kaif’ and changed her name to ‘Katrina Kaif’. Interesting right?
The glamorous town will never cease to amaze us with its profound dark secrets of Bollywood industry, and what could be better than getting to know about some hot and saucy gossip about your favorite Bollywood celebs, right?
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