Singer Salim Merchant Biography, Marriage, Songs, Albums

Salim Merchant is a very talented music composer. The music and songs composed by him have a unique soul to them. It has been more than a decade that the composer has been in the Bollywood industry composing songs which is loved by the audience. Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are the duo whose music has not only touched the Indian crowd but their work has also gathered appreciation on international platforms as well. Salim Merchant has composed songs for famous singers including Shreya Ghosal, Arijit Singh and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. He has also stunned the audience with some of his singing talent in a few songs. Keep reading Salim Merchant wiki to know more about the composer’s life and career.Salim Merchant Latest Songs

Salim Merchant Date of Birth & Family Background

Salim Merchant birthday or Salim Merchant age is not known exactly. The singer-composer’s age roughly seems to be around late thirties or early forties. He was born in Bhuj, which falls in Kutch, Gujarat. Salim Merchant family background was highly surrounded by music from the start. This gave Salim and his brother Sulaiman both a very supportive environment to practice their interest with full passion and dedication. Salim Merchant Father Sadruddin Merchant had a musical connect as he led ‘Ismaili Scouts Orchestra’ and hence the inclination towards music was bound to flow in the family. To know more about the composer’s career achievements and personal life keep reading biography of Salim Merchant.

Salim Merchant Education and Other Qualifications

There is no such information about Salim Merchant’s educational background and other details. The known facts are that Salim has gained his masters in piano from the world famous Trinity College of Music, London. During this time his brother, Sulaiman polished his skill by training in Tabla from the veteran legends like Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Salim Merchant Personal Life

There is no solid information available about the composer’s personal life. Salim has a very vibrant and appealing personality. He is a very humble person who has gained a lot since his entry in the music world. Salim Merchant height is roughly around 5’10”. He always has this wide smile whenever he is appreciated or honoured.

Salim Merchant Career

Salim Merchant is ranked among the top music composers in India. He has really worked hard during the years to gain this spot. The fame and name that he holds at present is all because of his focus and the will to achieve his desires. He has been composing songs in Bollywood since more than a decade now. The duo Salim-Sulaiman is the name that has been known by all.  Six years after their first Bollywood composition they rose to become popular as music directors in 2003. They acquired significant recognition and appreciation for the award-winning music which they had composed for the movie ‘Bhoot’. The music was a key element of the movie which had to be perfect in all sorts and this was very well achieved by Salim-Sulaiman. Salim and his brother have composed the music for movies- ‘Chak De India’, ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, and ‘Fashion’, which have been their best ventures. The music in the award-winning movie ‘Iqbal’ also brought them glory and fame.

Before composing music, the duo used to compose the background score for movies; it was Karan Johar who got them their first break as music composers for his movie ‘Kaal’. The success for the brothers came with full bloom and they went on to compose songs for the famous producers and directors such as Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Ram Gopal Varma. Salim has also composed music for several TV commercials. Songs of Salim Merchant from movies such as ‘Krissh’, ‘Kurbaan’ and ‘Fashion’ has won many awards. Salim has even sung songs for movies like ‘Kurbaan’ and ‘Student of the Year’. His song ‘Ishq Wala Love’ from the movie ‘Student of the Year’ has received many positive reviews and has been a big hit in Salim’s career till now. The song was performed by Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, and Alia Bhatt. Talking about his international ventures, Salim and Sulaiman have recorded remixes of Lady Gaga’s songs ‘Judas’ and ‘Born This Way’. They have also collaborated with singer Loyiso Bala of South Africa for the anthem song of the ‘Fifa World Cup 2010’.

Salim has also been part of a reality music show ‘Indian Idol 5’ on Sony Entertainment Television. He was one of the three judges on the show. Salim Merchant live performance across the nation and on international grounds has created a major level of fan following for the talented singer-composer. Salim Merchant song list for his performances at MTV Unplugged and MTV Coke Studios have also brought him a lot of success and acknowledgment. In fact he has also won the Indipop song of the year award in 2014 for his songs in Coke Studios. Salim Merchant latest songs have all been very successful and popular among the audience.  Salim Merchant upcoming songs mainly include songs for Bollywood movies and also the duo is composing the music of a Hollywood movie called Solid which is produced by Academy Award Winner Jeffrey D. Brown.

Salim Merchant Love Affairs

There has been no such rumor or information about Salim’s affair or link ups with anyone. The singer-composer has always maintained a very low-profile personal life. Salim Merchant marriage is something which is not a known fact about the artist. Salim Merchant wife name is Jeanne Merchant and the couple has been spotted together at a number of events and award functions. Some time back there was this news about Salim Merchant wife being pregnant. Salim Merchant children refer to her daughter with whom the couple is blessed with.  Salim Merchant daughter name is Ayesha and her pictures are also available on the internet. So this was all about Salim Merchant and his life. Hope you enjoyed reading this wonderful biography of popular Indian Singer Salim Merchant. Explore the next biography of Hansika Motwani.

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