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  Vishal–Shekhar
Vishal–Shekhar are a music directing duo of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani who have worked in Hindi, Telugu and Marathi films. Their works include Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Om Shanti Om, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Dostana, Chintakayala Ravi, Anjaana Anjaani, Ra.One, Student of the Year, Chennai Express , Bang Bang and Happy New Year.


The duo rose to prominence when they composed the score for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song "Tu Aashiqui Hai". They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. The music for the film Musafir combined techno music with Indian sounds.[citation needed] The score included "Saaki" and "Door Se Paas". In 2005 they composed the scores for three films: Salaam Namaste, Dus and Bluffmaster.


Vishal Dadlani is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based electr...  See full bio

Vishal–Shekhar are a music directing duo of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani who have worked in Hindi, Telugu and Marathi films. Their works include Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Om Shanti Om, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Dostana, Chintakayala Ravi, Anjaana Anjaani, Ra.One, Student of the Year, Chennai Express , Bang Bang and Happy New Year.


The duo rose to prominence when they composed the score for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song "Tu Aashiqui Hai". They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. The music for the film Musafir combined techno music with Indian sounds.[citation needed] The score included "Saaki" and "Door Se Paas". In 2005 they composed the scores for three films: Salaam Namaste, Dus and Bluffmaster.


Vishal Dadlani is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based electronic band Pentagram. He collaborated with Imogen Heap on the song "Minds Without Fear" for an episode of The Dewarists.


Shekhar Ravjiani is a trained classical singer (under Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan). He learned to play the accordion from his father, a music enthusiast, Hasmukh Ravjiani. Shekhar was a participant of Zee TV singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 1997. He composed and sung Marathi songs "Saazni" in 2012 and "Saavli" (with Sunidhi Chauhan) in 2013.


They have been judges on the popular star hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 and the musical talent show Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star with director and choreographer Farah Khan. They are the judges on Amul Star Voice of India Mummy Ki Superstars. They were mentors and judges in the Zee TV reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa with Sajid-Wajid. They have composed title track for Star Plus' upcoming daily Navya and Piya Re Bhavri.


They have also composed the IPL theme song of season 3 and Anthem of Kolkata Knight Riders.


Vishal and Shekhar will be the World's first ever musicians to perform for a live audio concert which will be accessible on mobile phones and the internet. They are excited to be the pioneer in the show which may put them in the Guinness Book of World Records.


Following the terror attacks on Mumbai on 26 November 2008, Vishal Dadlani launched a petition to ban live media coverage during the rescue operations.


They are the composers behind the Kailash Kher's song "Allah Ke Bande" from Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II.


On 23 January 2012, Vishal and Shekhar performed at Spring Fest 2012 in IIT Kharagpur on 22 January 2012; they also performed at Saarang in IIT Madras.


On 15 February 2012, Vishal and Shekhar performed at Crossroads 2012 in SRCC.


On 25 March 2012, Vishal and Shekhar with Shruti Pathak performed live at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Flare.


Vishal–Shekhar composed the IPL 6 anthem "Jumping Japaang" and the IPL 7 anthem "Chalo Bulawa Aya Hai".


On 10 November 2013, Vishal and Shekhar with Priyanka Chopra performed live at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus, Goa.


Vishal Dadlani also appeared in Om Shanti Om as a cameo role.


Vishal was one of the first Indian celebrities to openly support the Aam Aadmi Party.


On 16 June 2014, duo Vishal–Shekhar performed for a big music-loving Bangalore crowd, despite not being paid their dues. Vishal–Shekhar didn't want their fans to suffer because of organisers’ misdemeanour. As per Vishal, organiser named Claret Sun Events & promoters PhaniShri & Sunil Kashyap kept delaying payment till the time of performance. The Duo plan to sue the organisers


On 28 September 2014, Vishal and Shekhar performed live at Festember 14 at NIT, Trichy.

Known For: Bang Bang
 
  Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy is an Indian musical trio consisting of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. Record producers,musicians and multi-instrumentalists, they have composed music for over fifty soundtracks across four languages. Among the most critically acclaimed Indian musicians, the trio have won over twenty awards, including one National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, three IIFA Awards among several other awards and nominations. They are often referred to as "Amar Akbar Anthony" of Hindi film music by several, including eminent critic Rajeev Masand.


Shankar Mahadevan


Shankar Mahadevan was born and brought up in Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai, in a Tamil Iyer family from Kerala He learned Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing the veena at the ag...  See full bio

Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy is an Indian musical trio consisting of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. Record producers,musicians and multi-instrumentalists, they have composed music for over fifty soundtracks across four languages. Among the most critically acclaimed Indian musicians, the trio have won over twenty awards, including one National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, three IIFA Awards among several other awards and nominations. They are often referred to as "Amar Akbar Anthony" of Hindi film music by several, including eminent critic Rajeev Masand.


Shankar Mahadevan


Shankar Mahadevan was born and brought up in Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai, in a Tamil Iyer family from Kerala He learned Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing the veena at the age of five. He studied under Srinivas Khale, a popular Marathi music composer. After graduating in 1988 with a degree in Software Engineering from Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai under the auspices of Mumbai University, he worked as a software engineer on Oracle Version Six. He is the main vocalist of the trio. After working for a while for Leading Edge Systems, Shankar ventured into the field of music.He earned his first award as a playback singer in a Tamil movie, collaborating with A. R. Rahman and winning a National Film Award for his song in Kandukondain Kandukondain. A prominent star in Tamil cinema, he gained further recognition upon the release of his first music album, Breathless, in 1998.


Ehsaan Noorani


Ehsaan Noorani is the lead guitarist. Ehsaan has studied music with Bismarck Rodrigues, an experienced guitar teacher from Mumbai. He provides the SEL brand an energetic burst that is often experienced in their on-stage performances. Ehsaan is the first Indian to have endorsed a signature line of Fender guitars, one of the largest and most reputed guitar manufacturers in the world.


Loy Mendonsa

Loy Mendonsa is the keyboardist. He played keyboard for famous music composers such as A. R. Rahman. His daughter, Alyssa Mendonsa, recently made her singing debut with the hit track "Uff Teri Adaa" from the movie Karthik Calling Karthik.

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  Erica Fernandes

Erica Fernandes is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu language films. Prior to her film career, she took part in the beauty pageant Miss India 2012, finishing in the top ten.

Erica Fernandes was born and brought up in Mumbai, and her parents, Ralph Fernandes, a model and interior designer, and Lavina, had originated from Mangalore, Karnataka. She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School and completed her college from SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion. For further studies, she pursued her Bachelors in Arts from St. Andrew's College, Mumbai. Since 2010, she has taken part in pageants and notably won Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011 amongst other titles

Erica auditioned to play the lead role in S. J...  See full bio

Erica Fernandes is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu language films. Prior to her film career, she took part in the beauty pageant Miss India 2012, finishing in the top ten.

Erica Fernandes was born and brought up in Mumbai, and her parents, Ralph Fernandes, a model and interior designer, and Lavina, had originated from Mangalore, Karnataka. She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School and completed her college from SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion. For further studies, she pursued her Bachelors in Arts from St. Andrew's College, Mumbai. Since 2010, she has taken part in pageants and notably won Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra 2011 amongst other titles

Erica auditioned to play the lead role in S. J. Surya's Isai but was eventually not picked for the venture. She subsequently was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu / Dega instead, featuring alongside newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar.

Director Sasi had seen pictures of Erica at Meera Kathiravan’s office, whom she was shooting another film with, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest. Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale featuring alongside Puneet Rajkumar.

Her film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru is likely to release in 2014 and sees her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun. She will also be seen in Babloo Happy Hai, a Hindi film directed by Nila Madhab Panda.

 
  Salim and Sulaiman
Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant are a pair of musician brothers, born and brought up in Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat, India. They belong to an Ismaili Muslim family and are inspired by their father Sadruddin Merchant, who used to lead Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in India.Steeped in a family tradition of music as the sons of composer and veteran of the film industry Sadruddin Merchant, Salim mastered the piano on at the Trinity College of Music in London while Sulaiman took up tabla training with such legends as Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain. They emerged as popular music directors only in 2003, six years after their first music composition in a Bollywood film. They received recognition with their award-winning performance for their music in Bhoot, in which the music was a very influential and significant aspect of the movie. Their music in the award-winning mo...  See full bio

Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant are a pair of musician brothers, born and brought up in Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat, India. They belong to an Ismaili Muslim family and are inspired by their father Sadruddin Merchant, who used to lead Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in India.Steeped in a family tradition of music as the sons of composer and veteran of the film industry Sadruddin Merchant, Salim mastered the piano on at the Trinity College of Music in London while Sulaiman took up tabla training with such legends as Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain. They emerged as popular music directors only in 2003, six years after their first music composition in a Bollywood film. They received recognition with their award-winning performance for their music in Bhoot, in which the music was a very influential and significant aspect of the movie. Their music in the award-winning movie Iqbal earned them rave accolades.


Salim and Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade having scored for movies such as Neal 'n' Nikki, Chak De! India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Fashion. The duo had also composed for many Indi-pop performers including Viva, Aasmaan, Shweta Shetty, Jasmine and Style Bhai among others, composed and produced several TV commercials and collaborated with artistes such as Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan. They got their first break when Karan Johar asked them to compose the music for his movie Kaal. After that, they have gone to do movies with well-known producers and directors like Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Ram Gopal Varma. Before composing music, they were composing the background scores for movies.


Salim Merchant was one of the three judges for the Fifth season of Indian Idol on Sony Entertainment Television (India) . Later in 2012; Salim Merchant sang "Ishq Wala Love" opposite Neeti Mohan and Shekhar Ravjiani for which he received rave reviews from critics. The song topped the music lists for a long period of time; thus becoming a chart-buster and a high commercial success. "Ishq Wala Love" remains one of the most listened songs on gaana.com(Popular music website throughout the globe). In the annual Top 100 songs of Radio Mirchi; Ishq Wala Love featured in the top 30, ranking at No. 13 respectively. The song became the biggest hit of Student of the Year as well as Salim Merchant's all-time biggest critical and commercial success till date.


They have worked on a Bollywood remix for Lady Gaga's songs Born This Way and Judas. The duo are also composing music for the Hollywood film Sold, produced by Academy Award winner Jeffrey D. Brown.

Known For: Bang Bang
 
  Krithi Shetty
Krithi Shetty is an Indian film actress appearing in Tamil and Kannada films.

At one of her Bharatanatyam performances, theatre director Jai Theertha, noticed the actress's talent and convinced her to join Samasthi Sunday School of Drama. Consequently, she pursued a diploma course in drama and performed in a play titled ‘Preethi’, later having an opportunity to play the lead role in 'Sadarame’, performing all over the state of Karnataka. Krithi collaborated with director Sunil Kumar Desai, and bagged the lead role in the Kannada film Sarigama. At the same time, she met Murali from the Tamil film industry who offered her an opportunity to play the lead role in Sagakkal directed by Swami. The actress then starred in Suseenthiran's critically acclaimed Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai (2011) alongside Inigo Prabhakaran, before featuring in ano...  See full bio

Krithi Shetty is an Indian film actress appearing in Tamil and Kannada films.

At one of her Bharatanatyam performances, theatre director Jai Theertha, noticed the actress's talent and convinced her to join Samasthi Sunday School of Drama. Consequently, she pursued a diploma course in drama and performed in a play titled ‘Preethi’, later having an opportunity to play the lead role in 'Sadarame’, performing all over the state of Karnataka. Krithi collaborated with director Sunil Kumar Desai, and bagged the lead role in the Kannada film Sarigama. At the same time, she met Murali from the Tamil film industry who offered her an opportunity to play the lead role in Sagakkal directed by Swami. The actress then starred in Suseenthiran's critically acclaimed Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai (2011) alongside Inigo Prabhakaran, before featuring in another little known Tamil film Kondaan Koduthaan, the following year.

In 2013, she changed her screen name from Advaitha to her original name in time for the release of Snehavin Kadhalargal. She noted that the name Advaitha had been chosen for numerological reasons, but stated she did not like the way people pronounced the name.She worked again with Suseenthiran, portraying a small role in Pandiya Naadu. Her future projects include Maanga with Premgi Amaren, Sevili and the heroine-centric Snehavin Kadhalargal.

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  Swasthika
Swasthika debuted with the film Aayirathil Iruvar directed by Saran.

Swasthika debuted with the film Aayirathil Iruvar directed by Saran.

Known For: Aayirathil Iruvar
 
  Tulika Gupta
Tulika Gupta is an indian actress and Model.She did some of Television ad films. She is playing lead in the movie titled Aakko. 

Tulika Gupta is an indian actress and Model.She did some of Television ad films. She is playing lead in the movie titled Aakko. 

Known For: Aakko
 
  Srushti
Srushti is an upcoming indian film actress, well know as movie Megha (2014).

Srushti is an upcoming indian film actress, well know as movie Megha (2014).

Known For: DarlingEnakkul OruvanMegha
 
  Gheetha
Gheetha is an south indian film actress and model, she is doing female lead in the movie titles 

Gheetha is an south indian film actress and model, she is doing female lead in the movie titles 

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  Aashritha
Aashritha is an upcoming southindian film actress.She is doing her first movie titled Vijay sethupathi starrer Orange Mittai.

Aashritha is an upcoming southindian film actress.She is doing her first movie titled Vijay sethupathi starrer Orange Mittai.

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