Salim and Sulaiman need no introduction, this Indian composer sibling duo has been dominating the music industry since 1993. With hits that have ruled the hearts of fans throughout the world, the duo has maintained their stronghold over the industry. Having performed with a large array of legendary artists throughout the country, their roots remain more inclined towards a fusion of Rock and Sufi music. Despite that, they appeal to large masses successfully. With Salim on the vocals and Sulaiman on the keys, the duo sets the stage ablaze with their stupendous acts. Here’s a compilation of their most popular tracks.
1. Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai
This song has a far-reaching fan base, ranging from youngsters to old. From the Yash Raj Banner, “Rab ne bana di Jodi“, starring Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, this song gathered thousands of views at the time of its release and continues to maintain its presence in the top romantic tracks. It is one of the most liked compositions of Salim-Sulaiman and have amassed 135M, and still counting, views on YouTube.
2. Tumhe Dillagi
This ghazal was written by lyricist Purnam Allahbadi, and originally composed by the legendary Sufi singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The dynamic duo came up with a popular rendition along with the original composers’ heir, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, creating a track which appealed to the masses.
Released in the year 2014, this track has been voiced by one of India’s most loved Sufi singers, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Emulating a middle eastern vibe fused along with a classical touch, this record has managed to reach 22M views worldwide.
Featuring the legendary Sufi artist from across the border, Abida Parveen, this Sufi – Rock fusion has garnered a large cult following over the years. This track remains a favorite among die-hard Sufi fans throughout the globe.
5. Ainvayi Ainvayi
From the blockbuster Band Baaja Baaraat starring Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma, this track is voiced by Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant. Over the years, this track has remained one of the favorites, when it comes down to Shadi numbers.
6. Fashion Ka Hai Yeh Jalwa
From the critically acclaimed movie Fashion, starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Kangana Ranaut, this song was tagged as “the ramp song” because of its famously specific visuals. With Sukhwinder Singh on vocals, this song maintains its vibe till date.
7. Jigar Da Tukda
Salim Merchant and Shraddha Pandit voiced this youth anthem, written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Salim-Sulaiman, it was shot in Adventure Island, Rohini.
8. Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan
Sung by Krishna Beura and Salim Merchant and lyrics by Jaideep Sahani, this song is known to give goosebumps even on its nth hearing.
9. Khudaya Ve
The beautiful track from the movie Luck, starring Shruti Haasan and Imran Khan, is luring hearts since 2009.
Released in 2005, this masterpiece, sung by K.K., is still enrapturing hearts. Just like the movie Iqbal, the song is still melting hearts.
We hope you enjoyed this specially curated playlist of the magically musical duo. Also, we hope that you know that they are performing live on 16th March 2019, only at NSUT grounds. Read more, here.