Actor, Writer, Music director
Born: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Vishal Dadlani is an Indian singer, music record producer, composer, performer. Vishal is the vocalist/songwriter of the indie rock/electronica band, Pentagram, founded in 1994, regarded as one of the pioneers of original Indian independent music, having received recognition locally as well as globally. Vishal Dadlani is also one half of the Bollywood composing/producing and performing music duo Vishal-Shekhar, since 1999. They are credited with being amongst the architects of the modern Bollywood sound, having composed for 60 films and released over 300 songs, and performed over 1,000 shows worldwide. Vishal has always supported Indian independent music, and helped many artists and bands find their feet. Raghu Dixit, now a hugely successful artist in his own right, is one of Vishal's earliest proteges. Vishal and Shekhar released Raghu's first album to great success, in 2008. Vishal's involvement as a jury member in many of India's biggest music talent hunts including, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 & 2010, Indian Idol Junior 2013 & 2015, The Stage 2015, have been prominent in highlighting his constant search for, and encouragement of, fresh talent in both, the mainstream and the Indian independent music scene. Vishal also co-founded indie-giant Only Much Louder with Vijay Nair in 2002 and exited a couple of years ago. Vishal is equally at home with indie music, rock, electronica, hip-hop and Bollywood sounds, has now launched his own label in 2015 called VLT (Vishal Likes This) to create a wider platform for indie artists in India.
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