Nikhil D'Souza

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Nikhil D'Souza
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Background information
Birth name Nikhil D'Souza
Born (1981-11-21) 21 November 1981 (age 35)
Origin Mumbai, India
Genres Filmi, Indie Pop, Alternative rock, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Song writer, composer, performer
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar
Website [url=https://www.soundcloud.com/nikhildsouza]

Nikhil D'Souza is an Indian playback singer, songwriter and guitarist.[1] He was the South Asia Soloist Winner at SUTASI '09.[2] He made his playback singing debut in Rajshree Ojha's Aisha (film).[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Nikhil D'Souza was born and brought up in Mumbai.[5] He majored in Geology from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He is a talented guitarist and singer-songwriter from Mumbai, India. Nikhil’s genre and musical style can be loosely defined as eclectic acoustic guitar based pop. His songs have a full melodic quality to them due to his use of alternative tunings (favored by such artists as Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley). Nikhil's major musical influences have been Sting and Jeff Buckley.

Rolling Stones Music Magazine in India has favorably featured Nikhil’s music several times: Neha Sharma from Rolling Stone said “D’Souza’s strength as a songwriter is well established in his numerous gripping compositions. Most of his songs shiver with this arresting melancholy as his falsetto glides over twangy guitar riffs”. Uday Benegal, the host and initiator of Tuborg Acoustic Adventure TV series (which Nikhil performed for) was quoted in Rolling Stone as saying “Any new artist performing at Acoustic Adventures, needless to say, will be the best.” India Today also included Nikhil as part of their “Faces of the Future,” and he was recently featured on MTV’s COKE Studio series.

Bollywood Songs[edit]

Year Song Movie Composer C-Singer(s)
2010 "Shaam" Aisha Amit Trivedi Amit Trivedi, Neuman Pinto
"Mere Bina" Crook Pritam
"Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani" Anjaana Anjaani Vishal-Shekhar Monali Thakur
"Main Jiyunga" Break Ke Baad Vishal-Shekhar
2011 I'm The One Ishaan
"Khwab" (Rock) Kucch Luv Jaisaa Pritam
"Khwab" (Raghav's Confession)
"Hello Hello Laila" Dhada Devi Sri Prasad Neha Bhasin
"You're So Beautiful" Haunted Chirantan Bhatt
"Lamha Lamha" Ye Stupid Pyar Vipin Patwa
2012 "Gubbare Gubbare" Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Amit Trivedi
"Dil Ye Bekarar Kyu Hain – Reprise " Players Pritam Priyani Vani
"Jannatein Kahan" (Power Ballad) Jannat 2 Pritam
"Sang Hoon Tere"
"Tere Naam" Cocktail Pritam
"Anu Vidhaiththa Boomiyile" (Tamil)
"Koi Kahin" (Hindi)
Vishwaroop Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Kamal Haasan
"Bas Main Aur Tu" Akaash Vani Hitesh Sonik Neeti Mohan
"Dooriyan" Cigarette Ki Tarah
2013 "Out of Control" David Mikey McCleary Preeti Pillai
"Jaata Hai Tujh Tak" Murder 3 Anupam Amod
"Jaata Hai Tujh Tak" (Film Version)
"Thu Hi Rey" Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Anoop Rubens Nithya Menen
"Alvida" D-Day Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Sukhvinder Singh, Shruti Hassan, Loy Mendonsa
"Har Kisi Ko" Boss (2013 film) Chirantan Bhatt
"Ninne Ninne Chusthunte" Adda
2014 "O Gujariya" Queen Amit Trivedi Shefali Alvares
"Bebaak " Filmistaan Arijit Datta
"Waakeyi " Amit Sahni Ki List Raghu Dixit Shruti Pathak
"Bezubaan" Life is beautiful! John Hunt
2015 "Title Song 1" Phir Se... Jeet Ganguly Shreya Ghoshal
"Lip to Lip" Katti Batti Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Ritu Pathak

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Party for the Telly Stars". The Times of India. 30 April 2009. 
  2. ^ cite web |title=HappySing: Nikhil D'Souza|url=http://new.happysing.com/nikhil-d-souza
  3. ^ "Nikhil D'Souza Croons Again". Times of India. 16 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Crook: It's Good To Be Bad". Bollywood Hungama. 8 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chosen 1 : Nikhil D'Souza". Indian Rock mp3. 15 June 2010. 

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