Sachin Gupta (musician)

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Sachin Gupta
Born (1981-08-12) 12 August 1981 (age 35)
New Delhi, India
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Music director, Guitar Player, Singer
Instruments Guitar
Labels Tips Music
Notable instruments
Guitar

Sachin Gupta (born 12 August 1984 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]

Biography[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

Indie pop[edit]

Sachin has made a variety of songs under various genres. His rock tones in his compositions for Atif Aslam's Doorie[5] 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 Pal and Farishta for the Jimmy Shergill-KK Menon starrer Strangers released in 2007.[1] His first full-fledged film is Dil Kabaddi[6] that stars Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Khanna. His music is a mix of reggaeton beats in the groovy Utha Le Ya Phek De. He shared his voice with Jaspreet Singh for the single Ehsaan which is a soulful melody. He also directed Fateh Ali Khan on the track Zindagi Ye in the same film. His music in the film Bolo Raam has a nice contemporary sound and is somewhat different than Sachin's earlier works. The songs Maa and Tere Ishq Mein are cord-touching soulful numbers. 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.[7] The rock version of its title track Tension Lene Ka Nahin Dene Ka which was introduced in Ni9NE, got rave reviews from public. His music for the movie Jo Hum Chahein that had lyrics by Kumaar was widely appreciated for its complete soundtrack appeal, 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.

Personal life[edit]

Gupta married to actress Sasha Agha in 2014, against her parents wishes in a court at Mumbai. Before the marriage, Agha's mother Salma Agha had lodged a complaint against Sachin.[8] In April 2015, Agha separated from her husband and moved to Dubai, however Sachin denied about their separation.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

As A Music Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2014 Finding Fanny 1 Song With Sachin-Jigar
2013 Table No. 21
Mere Dad Ki Maruti
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Promo Track- Aidaan Hi Nachna
Issaq 2 songs
2012
Jo Hum Chahein
Damadamm! 1 Song With Himesh Reshammiya
Will you marry me? 2 songs
2011 Warning 5 August 2011
Chalo Dilli
2010 Prince full soundtrack(all songs)
2009 Bolo Raam
Jugaad 13 February 2009
2008 Dil Kabaddi . Full soundtrack
Year Film Song Name Co-Singers
2013 Issaq Aag Ka Dariya (Unplugged)
2013 Issaq Bhole Chale Rahul Ram
2012 Will you marry me? Tu ru tu ru tu Monali Thakur
2012 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

As A Lyricist[edit]

Year Film Notes
2014 Finding Fanny Song titled Shake Your Bootiya
2011 Damadamm! Song titled Bhool Jaaun[11]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Pallavi Jassi (30 November 2008). "Tuning In". Express India. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shillong – A new Bollywood destination". Merinews.com. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ All About Jazz (1 December 2008). "Sachin Gupta is Back with His Debut Film Dil Kabaddi". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Musician against ban on Pakistani performers". gulfnews. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Harish Sharma. "The man behind creating the smashing hit Doorie , Sachin Gupta is back with his debut film Dil Kabaddi". Indiaprwire.com. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "snehah.com". Videobuzz.snehah.com. Retrieved 2015-02-05. 
  7. ^ "Manoj Bajpai unveils the music of JUGAAD | Editorial-News Releases". Radioandmusic.com. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  8. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/Shocking-divorces-in-Bollywood/photostory/46784657.cms
  9. ^ Agha, Sasha (8 January 2015). "Sasha Agha and Sachin Gupta marriage divorce". India TV. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Agha, Sasha (8 January 2015). "Sasha Agha and Sachin Gupta headed for splitville". Mid Day. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/sachingupta1208/status/159161066776039424