Moving our body, indulged in music, tapping our feet on the beat, is the best way of being happy…… Yesss we are talking about rock bands. What happens when old school headbangers meet a Country Blues Vocalist? Well you get “DOCTOR ROCK BAND”, one of the elite band from India also known internationally.
At first the brothers started in a small village on the coast of konkan, they knew they had a gift to share. With their dreams they moved to Mumbai – The city of dreams. For the time being, in an occult suburb of Mumbai, there was a Blues Vocalist, in the cloak of a lifeless engineering executive – Nishith aka steelshah jad music running in his blood, but had burden of responsibilities, when he was about to give up, there was a twist in his fate and happened yo meet the brothers out of good fortune. Then these artists hit off straight away and as great stories, there was no looking back. Starting in a sheck garage the trio started composing with their vocals, guitars and drums solos. All they needed now is a couple of vocalist and musicians and in the world filled with artist they completed the band.The band comprises of
Nishith aka Steele ( vocals)
Rugved aka Rugy ( Guitars)
Atharvaved aka Wulf ( Drums)
Bunch of finest artists for one of the top bands.
Doctor rock band was formed at the beginning of 2016. From the first week of formation Doctor rock band started winning competitions across Mumbai and Goa. In short span , Doctor rock band started performing gigs all over cities.
Their latest single “Life on highway” with an official video. It’s a song for the road and on ode to the vintage motorcycles of India, collaboration with the biking legends Harley Davidson.
Doctor rock band have achieved a lot in their journey-
Doctor Rock’s original track ‘Life On Highway’ has been featured regularly on National
Television Channels: VH1 India, 9XO and Songdew.
Doctor Rock has been featured in Valley FM 89.5 Australia, USA and UK; and Banks Radio Australia. Doctor Rock has presence on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, Google Play, Saavn and many more music platforms with original content.
Their lyrics are inspired by their journey, heartbeats, aspirations, rage and love. As they say in their words – “We are here to heal you with our music”.
Bollywood music directors who are unbeatable in pairs!
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”(1998). 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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Nishtha Sharma : Voice India Kids Winner tells us her journey!
Nishtha Sharma is an Indian ace singer. She is from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh (U.P), India. Nishtha is winner of the voice India kids-2016. Finalist of the Superstars singer 2019. She is daughter of Mrs Geeta Sharma and Mr. Jay Prakash Sharma. She was born on 25th March 2006. She was just 10 years old when she won the voice kids. Well known songs by her are Sau Aasmaan Cover in 2017, Udd Chala in 2017 and Ek Tak in 2020. Nishtha loves Vamps, One Direction and Justin Bieber and looking forward to get chance to collaborate with them in future. Check her profile
We had an awesome interview session with her on Paradox. She shared her story and views during the live interview session. Here we would love to share an interview with you.
Q. When you started your journey as a singer?
“My Mom and dad have an institute, so some of my friends from the institute, filled out my form for the Indian idol junior. There was no preplanning – luckily, I was selected from Lucknow and then I went to Delhi. I was qualified and received a golden ticket to Mumbai. There were 3 theatre rounds in Mumbai and I cleared 2 of them. At that time a felt bad but then I realised I have to do something in singing that will make my parents feel proud. Then I realised reality shows were the opportunity for me. Soon in 2016 I participated in voice India kids season 1 and the journey being a singer was started with blessings of many people.”
Q. Which was the first song you prepared for your first audition?
“Sorry but at that time I was little young and now I am not able to recall the song particularly. But during the super star singer there I was, which I have uploaded on you-Tube called ‘Ghar more pardesiya’. This song received lot of love from people and crossed 1 MILLION views. Many people loved that song and I would love to sing few lines of it”.
Q. What were your obstacles during this musical journey and how you faced that situation?
“Talking about the obstacles there no such a big obstacle till now, with God’s grace and people blessings everything is going fine. But when was part of a reality show I realised I don’t have a collection of prepared songs, that time it was bit tough for me but soon later I stared working on songs and listening more songs. There was rejection in audition at many points but I think that’s part of journey. I believe rising and learning up for the failures is the key to achieve everything you dreamt of. If you are bouncing back to achieve something in life, for sure the god will be by your side.”
Q. During your journey how social media helped you or what’s the importance of social media in your journey?
“I wasn’t much aware of the social media in initial days but soon after voice I started being on social media. It really helps me to connect with people out there. So, I can connect with them, talk with them. I feel very happy when I see the love coming out from fan pages and people out there and always think it’s only the mean that have connected many people with me which I wasn’t aware of. I feel very blessed to get such a bag of love from people and I try to interact with many people. Social media is my partner which helps me to send my love and gratitude to all the people via my songs. And thanks all of you being part of journey and I love you all”.
Q. If you were not into singing then in which field you would be?
“I am good at studies; you will not believe but I am among the studious students. If was not into singing then I would definitely achieve something big into this field. I am kind of person who likes to happen things according to me. It like I say then soon people should do it or listen to me. So being good at studies I think I would be a CEO of a company or something like that.”
Q. How you manage to balance your music and studies simultaneously?
“Actually, my mom and dad always thought me the importance of the studies in life. I know the studying will actually help you a lot, to know more about things and it will upgrade our vision to see world. Studying is as important as music in my life. Talking truly education is base and music are my toppings. I give nearly equal time to both the things. It not hard to manage the things when you actually love to do them, so you will never find any excuses to cut off your studies. Yea I love doing it.”
Q. What are your future plans?
“I was part of reality shows. I won the voice and I was among finalist in one. Then recently I was been announced as a brand ambassador of ‘beti baccho beti padao’. I wanted to do something unforgettable in singing field and always dream to see myself in the list of top singers. I always wanted to be a playback singer and I am pretty active on social media I keep posting the contents. Its pleasure to be able to connect to people who follows me for the music and entertainment and keep them entertained all the time with my music.”
Q. Whom do you consider as role models?
“Talking about models there are many personalities out there. I keep learning from many of them and learned many things from my mom and dad. As I mentioned I wanted to be playback singer. So, I wanted to be like Latta ji, Asha ji, Shreya ji. I get motivation from them and wanted to achieve something like them in my life.”
Q. As you are the brand ambassador of ‘beti bachoo beti padao’ so how you look up to it? what you want to tell us about this thing?
“actually, this was announced when I was in the Mumbai at that time. When I came back from the Mumbai there was a ceremony and I was told now you are the brand ambassador. So, from that day my motive was, there is more importance of the girls in every field. We should support the girls. There are many places where the girls are not given a chance to follow their passion and not even a support to do things in life.
I always try to encourage the girls and make people aware of things by arranging multiple virtual meets. I think everyone should get encouragement including young and old peoples out there to do something in their life. They have this right but just they are unaware of it. I try to spread awareness and encouragement among the masses. During the session many people says I wanted to be like Nishtha but I always say be I wish you achieve everything you wanted to be and not like but more than that.”
Q. What are views on feminism as because many people out there are taking it in a wrong way? what do you think about it?
“I think there should be no discrimination. I always say everyone has own rights. The boys have their own rights and girls have them too. I think sometimes the things gets messed up, people take it in a wrong way. Recently I was called at the event and there was I long jump competition, the girls and boys both of them participated into it. They asked me my views on competition. I said want to appreciate all of them as because everyone has done a hard work to achieve it. The boys and girls have done same amount of hard work. I don’t want it to happen that the hard work and achievements of boys should get dissolve they should be appreciated for that and girls too.
I think both of them are on same side and will walk together at every step. Everyone should be given equal rights and respect, actually they have the rights. And it happens sometimes people take it in little wrong way but soon everyone will understand this thing with time.”