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About Salim Merchant

Salim MerchantSalim Merchant is a famous singer from the Indian music industry. He has played a key role in creating many well-known Bollywood songs like Aashayein from Iqbal and Shukran Allah from Kurbaan.

Life Story

Born on 3rd March 1974, Salim Merchant’s age is 50. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He was born and brought up in Mumbai, however, his ancestral town is Mundra, Kutch, situated in Gujarat.


He attended the Trinity College of Music in London, where he learned to play the piano. His time at Trinity College was significant in shaping his career, giving him the tools to succeed in the world of music composition. Salim's dedication to his craft from a young age, supported by formal education in music, laid the foundation for his career as a composer.


Salim comes from a musical lineage, with his father, Sadruddin Merchant, heading the Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in India. His brother, Sulaiman Merchant, partners him in creating magical music that has often won the hearts of millions.

Salim Merchant’s wife’s name is Jeanne Merchant. Together, they have a daughter named Ayesha Merchant. Salim often shares his family moments on social media, showing that he is not just a successful musician but also a devoted husband and father.


Salim Merchant's father inspired Salim and his brother Sulaiman from a young age. The brothers made their debut in Bollywood with a promising start, achieving their first notable success six years into their career with their work on the film Bhoot. This success marked the beginning of a rich career in film music, during which they composed for a wide array of movies including Neal 'n' Nikki, Chak De! India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and Fashion, among others. They didn't limit themselves to film music alone; they also contributed significantly to the Indian pop music scene and collaborated with a variety of artists across different genres.

Salim, in particular, has also made a name for himself as a judge on the popular television show Indian Idol, where he lent his expertise to guide young singers. His work extends beyond the Indian music industry; he has worked on Bollywood remixes of songs by international artists like Lady Gaga and contributed to the music for the Hollywood film Sold.

In 2010, Salim Merchant, along with his brother, was chosen to collaborate with artists from Africa to create the anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a testament to their global appeal and versatility.

Awards and Achievements

The melodies and background scores that Salim helped create have won him several awards. His work in Krrish earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Background Score in 2007. He was honoured with The Star Screen Award for Best Background Score for his brilliant work in Bhoot and Dhoom. He won the Indie Pop Song of the Year at the Mirchi Music Awards for Cheene Re Mora Chain.

Throughout his career, Salim Merchant has not only added a lot to Indian movies and music but has also made a big splash on the global stage. He has shown his remarkable talent and ability to change his style as a music maker.

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Real NameSalim Merchant
Nick NameN/A
Celebrity TypeMusician
Age50 (as of 2024)
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharastra
Marital StatusMarried
Zodiac SignPisces
City of ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight78 kg (approx.)
Food HabitN/A
Notable Work Bhoot, Dhoom, and Krrish,
First SongN/A
Net Worth in INRRs. 40 Crore (approx.)
Net Worth in USD$5 Million (approx.)
Instagram ID@salimmerchant
Instagram Followers1.9M
Twitter ID@salim_merchant
Twitter Followers1.6M

Frequently asked questions

Salim Merchant is an Indian singer.

Salim Merchant’s birthday is on 3rd March.

Salim Merchant’s age is 50 as of 2024.

Yes, he is married.

Salim Merchant’s zodiac sign is Pisces.

Salim Merchant is from Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Yes, Salim Merchant has a daughter.

Salim Merchant’s wife’s name is Jeanne Merchant.

Salim Merchant’s Instagram ID is @salimmerchant.

Salim Merchant’s Twitter ID is @salim_merchant.
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