Salim Merchant is a popular Bollywood & Hollywood Singer and Music composer, Internet celebrity, who is commonly known for giving music in the Ajay Devgan starrer movie Bhoot (2003). His nickname is Salim.
Salim Merchant Biography
|Real Name||Salim Sadruddin Moledina Merchant|
|Profession||Bollywood & Hollywood Singer and Music composer, Internet celebrity.|
|Got fame from||for giving music in the Ajay Devgan starrer movie Bhoot (2003).|
Salim Merchant was born on March 3, 1974, in Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat. Currently, he lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra with his family. His Zodiac sign is Virgo (Kanya).
He went to Saint Peters High School, Mumbai where he completed his schooling. After that, he pursued a bachelor of science degree from K.C College, Mumbai.
|Date of Birth||March 3, 1974|
|Age (As in 2021)||47 years old|
|Hometown||Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat|
|Currently living||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Saint Peters High School, Mumbai|
|College||K.C College, Mumbai|
|Education Qualification||B.Sc graduate|
Family & Relationship
Salim Merchant was born into a middle-class family. His father Sadruddin Merchant was a music composer and his mother is a homemaker. His brother Sulaiman Merchant is also a music composer.
He has been dating singer Jeanne Merchant for a very long time and got married to her.
|Father||Sadruddin Merchant, music composer|
|Mother||Not publicly avail, Homemaker|
|Brother||Sulaiman Merchant, Music composer.|
|Girlfriend||Jeanne Merchant, singer|
|Wife||Jeanne Merchant, singer|
|Children||Ayesha Merchant, studying|
Salim Merchant’s weight is 72 kg, height is 5 feet 10 inches and black hair color. His Eye color is black. He didn’t ink any tattoo on his body.
|Weight||In Kilogram – 72 kg |
In Pounds – 158 lbs
|Height||In Centimeter – 177 cm|
In Meter – 1.77 m
In feet Inches – 5’10’
Salim Merchant started his career by giving background scores/tunes to several movies.
He debuted in Bollywood by giving background music to the Saif Ali Khan starter movie Hamesha in 1997. He worked with Hollywood stars as well such as Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, etc.
Salim Merchant Popular songs
|Ainvayi ainvayi||Band Baaja Baarat|
|Thug le||Ladies vs Ricky Bahl|
|O re piyaa||Aaja Nachle|
Salim Merchant Controversy
- There is a disputes among Salim merchant and production house T-Series and Yash Raj Films that both the companies didn’t pay the royalty fee of the Salim. As per law, a fixed percentage of royalty of song should be paid to the respective singer of the song. Later everything is sorted as both the companies and Salim mutually agrees on some terms and the disputes comes to an end.
- A Pakistani singer named Farhan Saeed alleged Salim for copying her song Roiyaan. He said that the song made by Salim & Sulaiman named Haareya is a copy of my song. later, Salim told that is was just a coincident nothing else.
- Salim slams T-series owner Bhushan Kumar for scrapping her music out from a movie, called it a piece of scrap. The Music industry is filled with mafia just like Bollywood industry. He supported Sonu Nigam when he alleged Bhushan Kumar for not paying the singers for their work.
- A Pakistani artist Ghulam Ali concert was happened to be in Mumbai. But, due to Shiv-Sena the concert was cancelled as they didn’t wanted a Pakistani to perform in India. later, Salim Merchant came in the support of artist and said – We should not mix Music And Politics together. Music is the way to connect people.
|Favorite Actor||Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actress||Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta|
|Favorite Color||Black, white|
|Favorite Food||Butter Chicken, Pizza|
|Hobbies||Painting, horse riding, dancing, gardening|
Salim Merchant Net worth
His Net worth/income is 68 crore. He also did youtube, live shows, and brand endorsement through which he made a good amount of income. He runs several businesses as well.
|Net worth||68 crore|
|Is he smoke?||No|
|Is he drink alcohol?||Yes|
|Car||Black color Audi A8|
Salim Merchant Interesting facts
- Salim Merchant was born in a middle class family. His father is a music composer and his mother is a housewife.
- He always seen his father singing and always wanted to became like him.
- Salim’s father is very accomplished singer by profession also he runs a manufacturing unit where he made different types of musical instruments.
- Salim was expert in playing Piano and Harmonium as he learned to play it professionally.
- Salim loves to spend time with his pet. He had two dogs name – Daisy and Cookie.
- He not only put his mark in the Indian film industry as he composed several Hollywood songs as well.
- He Collaborated with famous Pop singer Lady Gaga for the song – Judas and Born this way.
- He was the only singer of India who recorded the music for Fifa world cup – You’re a star along with famous singers Kenyan, Loyyiso Bala and Eric wainaina.
- The duo Salim and Suleiman gave background score music to many songs as well.
- Salim’s wife Jeanne Merchant is also a singer and opens an music academy for upcoming talent in music industry. He trains several kids to shape their career in the music field.
- He and his brother Sulaiman Merchant both work together as his Dhoom movie and Student of the year music album is quite popular.
- He also have keen interest in Indie Pop music and worked with several Indie pop artists like – Jasmine Barucha, Style Bhai, Shweta Shetty etc.
- He was amongst the top duo Indian singer. As they composed several hit songs.
- In earlier of their career he makes jingles and tunes for Tv Commercial advertisement and serials.
- Salim had judged several TV reality singing shows like Indian Idol, The Voice star, Saare gaa maa paa etc.
- He had a very good fashion sense. He keeps on experimenting his look. In an interview he said – Ranveer Singh had a really good fashion sense in Bollywood film industry.
- Director Shakti Ahuja directed a documentary movie on the life of Salim-Sulaiman . He presented their music journey struggles and success through this film.
- Singer Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghosal is salim’s best friend in industry.