Salim Merchant- Biography, Career, Award and Net Worth
Salim Merchant is one of the well-known Indian music composer and a playback singer of Bollywood industry who has given lots of hits music in movies along with his brother Sulaiman Merchant. He made his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar in the movie “Kaal”. His height is 5’10” and has a weight of 172 pounds.
Born on 3rd March 1975, Bhuj, Gujrat, India, he has given his music in the movies like “Kurbaan”, “Fashion”, “Band Baja Baraat” and much more along with the superstar like Saif Ali Khan, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor and so on.
Salim Merchant’s Early Life
Salim was born to a Muslim family and has a sibling Sulaiman Merchant growing up. Both the brothers were inspired by their father Sadruddin Merchant, who is also a music composer and veteran of the industry. He studied at St. Peter’s High School, Mumbai and joined KC College in Mumbai.
Later on, he mastered in piano from Trinity College of Music in London; as his brother Suleman Merchant tool up table training with legends Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain. They emerged as a popular composer from the year 2003.
He is married to Jeanne Merchant and this couple has a daughter named Ayesha.
Salim Merchant ‘s Career
This 42-years-old singer started his career as a playback music director. He along with his brother has been composing music for over a decade. He is very talented music composer and has composed for several Indi-pop performers including Viva, Jasmin, Asmaan, Sweta Shetty and many others.
He has given his music to well-known producers and directors like Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, and Ram Gopal Verma. His songs are seen in the movies such as “Chak De India”, “Student of the Year”, “Krrish”, “Ungli”, “Dhoom” and much more.
In 2010, he has music collaboration with South African Singer Loyiso Bala and Kenyan singer and songwriter Eric Wainaina for the national anthem song of FIFA World Cup 2010.
Besides his singing career, he recently appeared in the reality show “Indian Idol season 5”, “Indian Idol, junior season 2” and “The Voice India” as a judge.
Salim Merchant’s Achievements and Award
Being one of the top music composer and singers of Bollywood industry, he was honored by different awards and nominations. He has won many awards such as Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards, Mirchi Music Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Syracuse International Film Festival Awards and many others for Best Music Director and Best Male Playback Singer.
Salim Merchant’s Net Worths
Salim Merchant has collected huge name and fame from his singing career in Bollywood industry. Though there is no exact information about his net worth; we can surely say that he is living a luxurious lifestyle through his earning from singing, music composing, judging different reality shows and concerts.
Moreover, he is living in the house situated in Mumbai, Maharastra, India and has white BMW and some others cars in his collections. He loves traveling and has visited different countries like Singapour, USA, Dubai and many other parts of the world.