|Salim Merchant Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||March 3, 1974|
Salim Merchant is an Indian score composer, music director, and singer who is part of the successful music duo Salim-Sulaiman with his brother, Sulaiman Merchant. The duo has composed some of the most memorable songs for films like Chak De! India (2007), Kaal (2005), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Fashion (2008), Jai Gangaajal (2016), etc.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Salim learned piano from the Trinity College of Music in London.
Score Composer, Music Director, Singer
- Father – Sadruddin Merchant (Leader of the Ismaili Scouts Orchestra)
- Siblings – Sulaiman Merchant (Older Brother) (Score Composer, Music Director)
Film Score, Pop, Bollywood, Qawwali, Filmi
Piano, Harmonium, Vocals, Keyboards
- YRF Music
- Zee Music Company
- Tips Music
- Sony Music
- Saregama Music
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
67 kg or 148 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Salim has dated –
- Jeanne Merchant – The Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) composer is happily married to Jeanne, who works as a singer and vocal coach. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Ayesha Merchant.
Race / Ethnicity
- Vibrant smile
- Wears earrings
Salim Merchant Favorite Things
- Food – Butter chicken
- Music Composer Duos – Shashi-Shivam, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Vishal–Shekhar
- Music Composer – Mithoon
Salim Merchant Facts
- He has judged music competition shows like Indian Idol, Indian Idol Junior, The Voice India, etc.
- Salim and his brother Sulaiman created Bollywood remixes of popular international songs like Born This Way, Judas (both by Lady Gaga), and I’m A Freak by Enrique Iglesias.
- His celebrity crush is Priyanka Chopra.
- Salim has a fear of water as he had witnessed his friend drown in his childhood.
- As part of the music duo, he contributed to the 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem called Africa – You’re A Star with South African singer Loyiso Bala and the Kenyan singer and songwriter named Eric Wainaina.
Featured Image by Salim Merchant / Instagram