Rochak Kohli

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Rochak Kohli
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Born (1983-07-03) 3 July 1983 (age 34)
Chandigarh, India
Occupation Music Composer
Previously Associate Vice President of BigFM 92.7
Years active 2002–2007 (theatre & music)
2005–2013 (radio)
2012 – present (Music Composer & Singer)
Spouse(s) Sukriti Vadhera Kohli
Parent(s) Mr. HC Kohli, Mrs. Namrata Kohli

Rochak Kohli (born July 03, 1983) is a noted Indian music director, composer, singer, instrumentalist and lyricist for Bollywood films. He made his music debut in Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy Vicky Donor with 'Pani Da Rang'. The song was made in collaboration with Ayushmann Khurrana, the lead of the film. "Pani da rang" won the best song of 2012 at the Global Indian Music awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Big Star Entertainment awards. The song also won the best Music and Lyrics Debut at the Mirchi Music Awards along with many more that year.

His latest 2017 releases Pal, Tanha Begum, Meer-e-Karwaan have been on top of the music charts throughout. 

Early life and education[edit]

Rochak Kohli hails from Chandigarh, India. He did his schooling from St. John’s High School and went to DAV College for his graduation. He is a qualified lawyer, and competed his LLB from Punjab University. He actively pursued theatre along with his education for more than 8 years and was amongst the founding members of a well-known theatre group in DAV College and also led the award winning team in numerous National-level youth festivals. He has been admired for his soulful music and compositions since then. Just after passing from law school, Rochak joined 92.7 Big fm in Chandigarh, moved to Delhi as the Creative Head for North stations, and then to Mumbai where he last served as National Programming Head. It was 2013 when Rochak decided to move on and set-up his own studio The Rochak Kohli Studio, to explore his way in music. 

Personal life[edit]

Born and brought up in Chandigarh, Rochak comes from a lawyers’ family settled in Chandigarh. He has a younger brother who also practices law there. Rochak got married to Sukriti in 2010. Sukriti also hails from Chandigarh, and had been associated with the advertising world for long. They both are blessed with a son, Eklavya who is about to turn 5, next year.


Year Music Director Film Title Notes
2018 Lae Dooba Aiyaary
Shuru Kar Aiyaary Also the singer of the song
2017 Miliyo Re Monsoon Shootout Also the singer of the song
Pal Monsoon Shootout
Tu Chale Toh Qarib Qarib Single
Tanha Begum Qarib Qarib Single
Meer-e-karwaan Lucknow central
Rozana Naam Shabana
Zinda Naam Shabana
Man Marziyan T-Series
Tashreef Bank Chor Also the singer of the song
Jai Baba Bank Chor Bank Chor
2016 Atrangi Yaari Wazir
Har Gully Mein Dhoni Hai M.S.Dhoni:The Untold Story Also the singer of the song
Hey Fugay Fugay
2015 Hawaizaada Dil Hawaizaada
Turram Khan Hawaizaada
Daak Ticket Hawaizaada
Lalla Lalla Lori Welcome 2 Karachi Also the lyricist of the song
Boat Ma Kukdookoo Welcome 2 Karachi Also the lyricist & singer of the song
Mera Yaar Funtastic Welcome 2 Karachi Also the lyricist of the song
Background Score Welcome 2 Karachi
Maa Single Feat. Mika Singh
Yahin Hoon Main Single Feat. Ayushmann Khuranna (Also the co composer) Also the lyricist of the song
2014 Chai pe Charcha Promotional Song for Mr Narendra Modi’s Election Campaign
Mitti Di Khushboo Single Feat. Ayushmann Khuranna
Music Dil Mein Promotional song for World music day on 9XM
2013 Sadi Gali Nautanki Saala
O Heeriye Single feat. Ayushmann Khurrana (also the co composer)
Living with KKR Background score feat Shah Rukh Khan
2012 Pani da Rang Vicky Donor
Sunao Sunao Life Banao 92.7 Big FM Station Jingles

Ongoing projects[edit]

  • Monsoon shoot-out
  • Marko (with Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Shelly Dhar, Sanjay Dutt)
  • Aiyaari (with Neeraj Pandey)
  • Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety 
  • Music Teacher (with Saregama)
  • Ik ladki ko dekha (with Vidhu Vinod Chopra)

Awards and nominations[edit]




• Mirchi Music Awards: Indi Pop Song of the Year



M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

• Nominated as Best Music Composer at IIFA 2016  


Paani Da Rang

• Awarded 'Song of the year' at GIMA 2012 and Big Star Entertainment Awards 2012

• Nominated as Best Lyricist and Best Composer at Screen Awards 2012

• Best Composer at Screen Awards 

• 'the upcoming Music director' at Mirchi MusicAwards 

• 'the upcoming Lyricist' at Mirchi MusicAwards 

• 8th position in Radio Mirchi Top 100 Songs of 2012

• 'Song of the year' MTV Video Music Awards



Exchange4media Golden Mikes

• Big FM awarded as the Best Station of the Year

• 1st time innovation & Most unique Programming concept - 1 Gold, 1 Silver

• Best On-Air Promotion & Best PSI by a Radio Station , 2 Gold

New York Festival

• Best Special Event & Best Station Id for Morning - 1 Gold , 1 Silver

• Best PSA initiative - 1 Bronze 

• Best Sound for Early Morning Jingle

India Radio Forum

• Best Programme Broadcast 

• Best Radio Sparkler Big Jingle

• Best On Ground/Activation 

• Best Use of Music / Song / Jingle

• Awarded the Vice Chairman's Constant Innovator's Award in 2012


xchange4media Golden Mikes

• Big FM awarded as the Best Radio Broadcaster twice

• Most Unique Programming Concept - 1 Silver , 1 Gold

• Best Public Service initiative - 1 Silver, 1 Gold

New York Festival

• Best PSA initiative & Best Sports Promotion - 1 Bronze, 2 Silver 

• Best Green & Station Promotion by Radio Station - 2 Bronze

India Radio Forum

• Best Programme Broadcast 

• Best Radio Sparkler Big Jingle

• Best On Ground/Activation 

• Best Use of Music / Song / Jingle

Goa Fest Abby

• Nominated for Best Radio Craft


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