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Salim Merchant
Director,
Merchant Records

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Salim Merchant

Director,

Merchant Records

Salim Merchant is among India's most respected singer & composer, having scored more than 100 films including Kurbaan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Band Baaja Baaraat, Aaja Nachle, Heroine, etc., around 20 TV shows and composed several records incorporating cinematic, folk, electronics and sufi influences to his music. He has composed for musicals such as 'Merchants of Bollywood' and 'Beyond Bollywood'.
He has enthralled audiences across the world with his live concerts including being the first Indian artist to perform at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in Soweto, South Africa.
His songs have been very inspirational especially the sports anthem 'Chak De India'. He really has redefined the music scene in India.
He’s been honoured by the state of Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts in the United States & the government of Ontario in Canada. He's composed and produced world class Musicals like 'Beyond Bollywood' & 'Umrao Jaan Ada' that showcase Indian culture and highlight our classical and folk music. These shows have been performed to packed international audiences around the globe spreading our culture and heritage far and wide.
Salim Merchant has been part of several TV reality shows as celebrity judges including the very popular Indian Idol.He's got the Best Music award for the film 'Fashion' at New York's Syracuse International Film Festival, Filmfare, Zee Cine, UFA, Screen & several other awards.
He was also nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for composing 'Save the Tiger - Wonder Pets' and continue to spread their love all over the world including their latest collaboration with Lady Gaga - Born This Way and Enrique Iglesias - I'm a Freak. He has worked tirelessly towards upliftment of scheduled tribal Rajasthani
Musicians Manganiyar by forming an NGO “Zariya”.
He has supported institutions like Cancer Patients Aids Association by performing charity concerts for them.
He has composed and sung tracks for various social causes including Sulabh Sauchalya & NALSA.

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