Vishal Dadlani was born on 28 June 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra is an Indian playback singer, music record producer, and performer. Dadlani is mostly credited as a musician, music director and record producer through his work with his musical duo Vishal-Shekhar. He is one half of the film music producing duo Vishal–Shekhar, the other being Shekhar Ravjiani.
Vishal was born and raised in a Sindhi family from Mumbai, Maharashtra.Vishal went to Hill Grange High School, Mumbai and subsequently attended Jai Hind College, Mumbai for two years (1989–90), and then he went to H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. Vishal graduated in 1994 with a degree of Bachelor of Commerce.He was judge in the reality singing show Indian Idol 10.
Vishal Dadlani’s musical journey started back in 1994, with the electronica/indie-rock band Pentagram formed in Mumbai. The band fronted by Vishal Dadlani with Randolph Correia on guitars, Clyde D’souza (former member) on guitars, Papal Mane on bass and Shiraz Bhattacharya on drums. Pentagram received its initial recognition and fame by winning three major rock competitions at IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, and IIT Bombay. Of these, Livewire, the annual band competition at Mood Indigo landed them a record deal. Pentagram regarded as one of the pioneers of original Indian independent music, the band has received major recognition. Pentagram has been recognized among the top rock bands of India for the past 20 years. Pentagram had a brief touring history outside India; including the Sundance Music Festival in Estonia in 2003. In 2005, Pentagram became the first Indian band to play at the Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.
Vishal & Shekhar:-
In 1999, Vishal & Shekhar, the Bollywood composing/producing and performing music duo was formed. The duo consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani who have worked in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Marathi films.The duo has received noticeable recognition in the past 15 years, and today 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. The duo rose to prominence in 2003 when they composed the score for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song “Tu Aashiqui Hai”. They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats.He has given hits in the films like Talaash, Bang Bang,Bajirao Mastani,Vicky Donor, Ishqzaade, Patiala House,Zindagi na milegi dobara and many more.
Vishal is a receipent of many awards including Filmfare and Mirchi music awards. He is considered as one of the successful music directors of Bollywood industry.