Salim Merchant

Singer, Music Director, Artist, Actor
Associated With: Salim - Sulaiman
Born: Mar 03
 
 

Salim Merchant is one half of the duo that makes the popular music artist siblings Salim-Sulaiman. Since they came into prominence in 2003, in addition to being an ace composer, Salim has also taken on solo projects as a singer.

 

Hailing from Gujarat, he is the son of the well-known Telugu composer, Sadruddin Merchant. Salim attended Trinity College of Music in London and is trained in the piano.

He tested the waters as a playback singer with “Mar Jaawan” and “Aashiyana” in “Fashion” (2008) and then went on to sing songs like “Ali Maula” (“Kurbaan”, 2009), “Aye Khuda” (“Paathshaala”, 2010), “Ainvayi Ainvayi” (“Band Baaja Baarat”, 2010), “Rozaana” (“Love Breakups Zindagi”, 2011) and “Kunwara” (“Jodi Breakers”, 2012) among others.

His voice can also be heard as alaap on the Salim-Sulaiman Indian version of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. Salim also sits on the panel of judges in the fifth season of music reality show, Indian Idol.

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Show Me Your Jalwa Show Me Your Jalwa
Album: Aaja Nachle
Singer: Richa Sharma, Kailash Kher, Salim Merchant
Music Director: Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Jaideep Sahni
Genre: Filmi, Hindi Folk
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Album Category: Hindi, Film
 
Ishq Ishq Mein Ishq Ishq Mein
   
Album: Agni Pankh
Singer: Jaspinder Narula, Kailash Kher, Zubeen Garg, Salim Merchant
Music Director: Pritam
Genre: Filmi, Sufi/Qawwali
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Rabba Rabba
   
Album: Agni Pankh
Singer: Jaspinder Narula, Kailash Kher, Zubeen Garg, Salim Merchant
Music Director: Pritam
Genre: Filmi, Sufi/Qawwali
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Afreen Afreen
Album: Azaan
Singer: Salim Merchant
Music Director: Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Genre: Pop, Arabic, Filmi
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Afreen (Desert Mix) Afreen (Desert Mix)
 
Album: Azaan
Singer: Salim Merchant
Music Director: Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Genre: Pop, Arabic
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Most Popular Songs

Kare Mann Bhajan Kare Mann Bhajan
Album: Coke Studio 3 - Episode 04
Singer: Salim Merchant
Music Director: Ustad Sultan Khan, Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Traditional
Artist: Salim - Sulaiman
Genre: Sugam, Pop, Rock
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Yeh Honsla Yeh Honsla
   
Album: Dor
Singer: Shafqat Amanat Ali, Salim Merchant
Music Director: Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Mir Ali Husain
Genre: Sugam, Filmi
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Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan
Album: Chak De India
Singer: Krishna Beura, Salim Merchant
Music Director: Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Jaideep Sahni
Genre: Sufi/Qawwali
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Sati Sati
Album: Coke Studio 3 - Episode 04
Singer: Vijay Prakash, Salim Merchant
Music Director: Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Traditional
Artist: Salim - Sulaiman
Genre: Chants, Other, Carnatic
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Khula Aasman Khula Aasman
Album: Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii
Singer: Salim Merchant, KK
Music Director: Salim - Sulaiman
Lyricist: Irfan Siddiqui
Genre: Pop, Rock
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