Salim Merchant Composer

Birthday March 3, 1975
Birthplace Gujarat, India
Age 42 years old
Birth Sign Pisces

About

One half of the composing duo Salim-Sulaiman, who have won numerous awards for their work on films like 2005's Ab Tak Chhappan and 2006's Krish. He was a judge on the fifth and sixth seasons of Indian Idol as well as the second season of Indian Idol Junior.

Before Fame

He studied piano at the Trinity College of Music in London, England.

Trivia

He collaborated with Loyiso Bala and Eric Wainaina on "Africa-You're a Star," which served as the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Family Life

His cousin Sulaiman Merchant is the other half of Salim-Sulaiman. He married a woman named Jeanne.

Associated With

He created a Bollywood remix of the Lady Gaga songs "Judas" and "Born This Way."



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