Sachin Gupta (musician)

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Sachin Gupta
Birth nameSachin Gupta
Born (1981-08-12) 12 August 1981 (age 39)
New Delhi, India
Occupation(s)Music director, Guitar Player, Singer
LabelsTips Music

Sachin Gupta (born 12 August 1981 in New Delhi) is an Indian music director, composer, guitarist, record producer and a Singer. His work has spanned everything from playing live shows with his previous band 'Mrigya'[1] to composing indie pop albums for artists like Atif Aslam, Alisha Chinoy, Jal, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Apache Indian and Mika[1] among others. Termed by international media as the 'Flying Finger Melodies',[2] his music, as he says, is inspired by real life instances, while his guitar playing has been heavily influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen.[3]


Sachin Gupta was born in a family of doctors and has studied science at school level. He was in Frank Anthony and spent a couple of years in Apeejay School in New Delhi. Having gotten through IIT-Delhi in Mechanical Engineering, Sachin decided to instead study physics (honours) and went to Sri Venkateswara College in Delhi University. But after a year, he moved to study B.Com (Hons) at Shahid Bhagat Singh College while pursuing music simultaneously. He was introduced to the guitar at the age of 7 by his mother and ever since, he took music as his calling in life. He has performed at over 600 concerts across various countries including Dubai, London, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia[4] that has included major music festivals such as the Jazz Fest, Edinburgh Fest and Scotland Fest. He met with the Vice-President of TIPS Films in London during one of his shows, and he moved to Mumbai in 2005.[1] A progression into Bollywood came naturally to him.

He married Sasha Agha, the daughter of Salma Agha. However, the relationship did not run smoothly.[5]


Indie pop[edit]

Sachin has made a variety of songs under various genres. His rock tones in his compositions for Atif Aslam's Doorie[6] brought him fame in dismal indie music scene. He has composed and produced tracks on Mika's album Dunali, Ashok Masti's Clap on the Beat and Alisha Chinnoy's Shut Up N Kiss Me. He also produced tracks for Apache Indian and UK based Khiza. Other names include Pakistani artists Jal, Adeel and Ahmed Jahanzeb. Presently Sachin is working on two Indian bands, Rooh and Ni9NE.[1]

Film career[edit]

Sachin ventured into Bollywood with the two promotional tracks called Yaad Aaye Woh Din and Farishta for the Jimmy Shergill-KK Menon starrer Strangers released in 2007.[1] His first full-fledged film is Dil Kabaddi[7] that stars Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Khanna.

He was featured in Prince, a TIPS film with Kumar Taurani that has Viveik Oberoi in the lead. His second film was Manoj Bajpai starrer Jugaad.[8] His music for the movie Jo Hum Chahein had lyrics by Kumaar, his next film album is for Yash Raj Films youth film division Y-Films production Mere Dad Ki Maruti where he teams up with lyricist Kumaar again.


As A Music Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2013 Table No. 21
Mere Dad Ki Maruti
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Promo Track - Aidaan Hi Nachna
Issaq 2 songs
2011 Jo Hum Chahein
Damadamm! 27 October 2011
1 Song With Himesh Reshammiya
Will you marry me? 2 songs
Warning 5 August 2011
Chalo Dilli
2010 Prince 9 April 2010
Full soundtrack (all songs)
2009 Bolo Raam
Jugaad 13 February 2009
2008 Dil Kabaddi 5 December 2008
Full soundtrack
2006 Doorie 22 December 2006

As a Singer[edit]

Year Film Song Name Co-Singers
2013 Issaq Aag Ka Dariya (Unplugged)
Bhole Chale Rahul Ram
2011 Will you marry me? Tu ru tu ru tu Monali Thakur
Damadamm! Bhool Jaaun Himesh Reshammiya
2010 Prince Tere Liye (Unplugged) Solo
2009 Jugaad Tension Lene Ka Nahi – Remix Aditya Jassi
2008 Dil Kabaddi Ehsaan Jaspreet Singh


  1. ^ a b c d e Pallavi Jassi (30 November 2008). "Tuning In". Express India. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Shillong – A new Bollywood destination". 6 July 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  3. ^ All About Jazz (1 December 2008). "Sachin Gupta is Back with His Debut Film Dil Kabaddi". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Musician against ban on Pakistani performers". gulfnews. 9 December 2008. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Shocking divorces in Bollywood". Times of India. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  6. ^ Harish Sharma. "The man behind creating the smashing hit Doorie , Sachin Gupta is back with his debut film Dil Kabaddi". Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  7. ^ "". Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Manoj Bajpai unveils the music of JUGAAD | Editorial-News Releases". 14 January 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2012.