Vishal–Shekhar are a music directing duo (Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani) working in Hindi, Telugu and Marathi films.
They have had a number of successes including Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Om Shanti Om, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Dostana, Chintakayala Ravi, Anjaana Anjaani, Ra.One, Student Of The Year, Chennai Express and more.
The duo rose to prominence when they composed the score for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the hit song "Tu Aashiqui Hai". Their efforts paid off when they won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. The music for the film Musafir became popular with young people in India and overseas. They combined techno music with Indian sounds. The score included the hits "Saaki" and "Door Se Paas". 2005 was a good year for the duo as they composed the scores for three hit films: Salaam Namaste, Dus and Bluffmaster. Work in association with Red Chillies Entertainment.
Vishal Dadlani is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based electronic band Pentagram. He collaborated with Imogen Heap on the song "Minds Without Fear" for an episode of The Dewarists. Although Vishal never received any formal training, his love for music originated from listening to his father's extensive collection of music from various genres all across the world.
Shekhar Ravjiani is a trained classical singer (under Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan) and has a sound base of Indian music. He learned to play the accordion from his father, a music enthusiast, Hasmukh Ravjiani. Shekhar was a participant of Zee TV singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 1997. He composed and sung Marathi songs "Saazni" in 2012 and "Saavli" (with Sunidhi Chauhan) in 2013 which were appreciated by the audience, and revenue from downloads of these songs went to a Maharashtra-based nonprofit, Ma Niketan, for promoting girl education.