Salim Merchant is a versatile and talented musician who has gifted the Asian film industry some wonderful and amazing scores of music.
Along with his brother Sulaiman, Salim has composed music for well over 100 films over 2 decades and has some of the biggest blockbusters to his credit including Chak De India, Rab ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Kurbaan, Band Baaja Baarat, Ungli, Heroine and many others.
Salim has also scored around 30 TV shows and composed several records incorporating cinematic, folk, electronica and sufi influences to their music. He has composed for international musicals such as ‘Merchants of Bollywood’ and ‘Beyond Bollywood’.
The duo have enthralled audiences across the world with their live concerts including performing at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010.
Salim has been part of several TV reality shows as a celebrity judge including the very popular Indian Idol, Voice of India and many others.
Being a recipient of many awards over the years, some notable ones in his kitty are Best Music award for the film ‘Fashion’ at New York’s Syracuse International Film Festival, Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards, IIFA Award, Screen Award & several other awards. They were 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 regularly produces music for major music channels and programs globally including multiple episodes of MTV Unplugged.