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Posted On: 18 February 2019 04:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:03 pm

Get ready to groove with Vishal-Shekhar in Doha on 1 March!

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Get ready to groove to the beats and sounds of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, two sides of the same coin and, yet as different as two peas in a pod! They make up India’s numero uno composer duo Vishal - Shekhar who have been making music since 1999 and continue to make people dancing to their tunes 20 years on!

Together they have worked with 60+ movies, composed 300+ Hindi songs in different Indian movies like 'Jhankaar Beats', 'Student of the Year', 'Om Shanti Om', 'Bang Bang', 'Bachna Ae Haseeno', 'Dostana', 'Befikre', 'Anjaana Anjaani' and most recently 'Tiger Zinda Hai', been part of Telugu and Marathi movies, and have performed in over 1,000 shows all over the world.

And, guess what!!!

Qatar is next on the list!

FAB Entertainment is bringing Vishal – Shekhar to Doha on 1 March to perform at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena from 6 pm onwards!

Check out the video below so you can get a sneak peak of what to look forward to when they rock our very own D-Town!

The singer - songwriter - lyricist - musician - music producer - actor duo rose to fame with ‘Jhankaar Beats’ for which they also won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music talent in 2005. Since then, they have won numerous awards and recognitions.

Their song ‘Nashe Si Chad Gayi’ from the Bollywood movie ‘Befikre’ was a big hit and was the first Indian song to get 435 million YouTube views, but their biggest hit to date is the 2017 ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ number called 'Swag Se Swagat’ which is the fastest song in the world to reach 650 million views on YouTube within a year!

Shekhar Ravjiani

Shekhar Rajviani
Image title: Shekhar Rajviani (image credit: DNA)

Though Shekhar Rajviani is a classical singer trained by Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan and an accordion player, he stepped into music by chance during his stint with advertising when a friend of his was auditioning for Zee TV’s singing contest programme called ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ Shekhar accompanied his friend who told him to also audition. He complied and sang a song for the judges. He went on to reach the finals of the show. That was 2007. A few years later, in 2010, he was judging the show!

According to Shekhar, Bollywood was not really part of his plans till he was introduced to filmmaker Mukul Anand by a friend of his and offered ‘Dus’ in 1997. He was then offered ‘Pyar Main Kabhi Kabhi (PMKK)’ by another filmmaker Raj Kaushal and the ball was set rolling.

Vishal Dadlani

Vishal Dadlani
Image title: Vishal Dadlani (image credit: Telly Chakkar)

Along with being the other half of Vishal – Shekhar, Vishal Dadlani is also the lead vocalist of his Mumbai-based electronic band called Pentagram which started him on his music journey in 1994. Today he is a composer, playback singer, music record producer, lyricist, and a performer all rolled into one!

Vishal’s first break came when Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy, Indian musical trio, asked him to sing a song for a Bollywood movie called ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’. The song was postponed for some reason. In the meantime, he recorded a song for Pritam Chakraborty - Indian singer, composer, record producer, electronic guitar player and instrumentalist - called ‘Dhoom Again’. This song was released in 2006 before the ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ song and went on to become an instant hit as Vishal’s first song as a playback singer.

How Vishal and Shekhar became Vishal – Shekhar

Composer duo Vishal - Shekhar
Image title: Composer duo Vishal - Shekhar (image credit: Vishal & Shekhar Facebook Page)

It was while Shekhar was working with PMKK on two songs, that he bumped into Vishal at the recording studio. The two knew each other since they were kids, and when they discovered they were both working on the same movie, they thought of doing a song for the movie together. They began to spend more time together, and voila!

Vishal - Shekhar were born! And, have been making foot tapping songs that are listened to by people all over the world. It's Qatar's turn now, and we look forward to welcoming Vishal - Shekhar in Doha in just over two weeks and listening to their biggest hits in a performance we just know is going to be power-packed. It's going to be an awesome event.

So, if you haven't bought your tickets to this mind

-blowing event from FAB Entertainment yet (tickets start from QR 75), buy them NOW from Q-Tickets or WanasaTime. You really don't want to miss out on this big event!

Note: As part of the Workers Welfare Initiative to bring communities together, FAB entertainment is giving companies who purchase tickets for their workers to see this exciting concert a special 20% discount. Contact FAB Entertainment on [email protected] for more information about this initiative.