Bollywood music has always had a charm that could conquer the heart of anyone. This is quite obvious because Bollywood music has fans across the world and some the top Bollywood hits are bound to raise the spirit of anyone listening to it. Over the years the Bollywood industry has witnessed some great music directors, vocalists, and musicians. We are compiling a list of music directors whom we feel are the best present in the industry at this point in time. Take a peek at our list and let us know if we have missed anyone who deserves a place in this list.
10. Ankit Tiwari
We start off this list of the best Bollywood music directors in the industry right now with the young Ankit Tiwari. Born on the 6th of March in 1986, he has definitely made some hit songs that will not be forgotten for a long period of time and are pretty amazing to listen to. Keeping these factors in mind, Ankit bags the 10th position in this list. A really passionate musician with the strong aim of making good music, he definitely is going to stay in the industry for a long period of time and us as the audience are sure to receive some great musical compositions over the years like he has been doing since arrived at the scene!
9. Pritam Chakraborty
Pritam Chakraborty makes it into our list at the number 9 position and we all know why. One of the most popular music directors we had, Pritam has become a household name over the years. Even though some of his songs may have picked up some controversies, he definitely has produced some great hits, making him deserving to be on this list. Pritam was born on the 14th of June in 1971. He has been active in the industry for more than 16 years and has bagged many awards over the years, proving his worth in the industry.
8. Sajid – Wajid
Making a list of the best Bollywood music directors, the name Sajid – Wajid can never be left behind! The Sajid – Wajid duo consisting of brothers Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali have been successful in making many hit music tracks. Active since 1998, Sajid and Wajid have succeeded in making a mark in the industry that is not forgettable. They may not have innumerable awards to boast of but they do have a reputation that is unbeatable!
7. Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj was born on the 4th of August in 1965 and has been active in the industry since 1995. With an experience of over 3 decades, he has grown to become one of the legendary multi taskers in the Bollywood movie industry by being a part of almost all the trades in the industry. His reputation in the industry is indisputable and the legacy he has left over the years are unmatched. This big gun is definitely one of the biggest music directors in the country and makes an appearance on our list at the 7th position.
6. Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy
Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy. There is no need of a formal introduction as to why the name of this trio has appeared in the list. Very few people exist in the country who have not heard about them simply because of the sheer number of hits they have made! It is no surprise they have succeeded in becoming one of the best musical groups in the country considering the fact that each of the three is a genius in their own right and the amalgam is perfect with these three. A perfect combination of vocals, guitars and the piano is what makes them unbeatable in their mojo! Active since 1997, they have produced some unforgettable hits which are definitely going to stand the test of time!
5. Himesh Reshammiya
Now, we know at least some of you out there are going to raise your eyebrows seeing the name Himesh Reshammiya in the list. To be fair he has made quite a few number of hits in his career which was started in 1989 and deserves a position in this list. Himesh was born on the 23rd of July in 1973. His father was also a music director by the name Vipin Reshammiya and thus the roots of his music are quite evident. His singing talent has been criticized by some and is also hailed by some others. Like him or not, he has definitely made some hit songs in the Bollywood industry and no one can deny that fact!
4. Mithoon a.k.a Mithun Sharma
Any Bollywood music lover is sure to know this name. This musical genius from a family of great musicians has succeeded in becoming a giant music director in Bollywood with an experience of just over a decade which makes him a new age giant. Born in 1985, he is part of the transition towards the younger generation and he has definitely made his mark over the years. Many of his songs are extremely popular among the huge masses and are critically acclaimed too. This shows how good he is at what he does and how much he deserves to be on this list we have compiled of the best Bollywood music directors at present.
3. Meet Bros
Previously known as Meet Bros Anjjan, collaborating with Anjjan Bhattacharya, Manmeet Singh and Harmeet Singh are now known as the Meet Bros. Active since 2005, they have marked their position in the industry are quite famous and popular among the Bollywood music fans. They have provided music for various movies over the years and have bagged many awards too in the time period making it obvious, how good they are at what they do. The second duo in this list of Bollywood music directors and the Meet Bros deserve to take this position
2. Vishal Dadlani
This man needs no introduction, does he! One of the pioneers of the Rock Music Scene in India since its very beginning, Vishal Dadlani is definitely an elite musician and will appear in any list of best Indian music producers. With incredible live performances, Vishal and his band, PENTAGRAM are famous not only all over India but also internationally! Vishal has been active since 1994, the year Pentagram burst into the Indian Music industry. Born in 1973, Vishal is pretty young and has achieved great success in the music industry. We certainly hope he stays in the industry for a lot more time to come and that he keeps making great music!
1. A R Rahman
The undisputed king of the Indian music industry, A R Rahman! The man has single-handed taken the Music of India and has succeeded in delivering them at a different level internationally. He is the first Indian to win 2 Academy Awards, for his work in Slumdog Millionaire. He is popular across the world and the Berklee College has conducted a show in his honor! He is an International Music giant and words are not sufficient to explain how great an artist he is! We are all truly lucky to be living through this era of Allah Rakha Rahman! A true legend indeed!
This is our compilation of the Best Bollywood Music Directors at present. We hope to listen a lot more songs from them in the coming years and we wish them the very best for their future.