Sajid–Wajid

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Sajid–Wajid
OriginSaharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
GenresSufi, Bollywood
Occupation(s)Music director
Years active1998–May 2020 (as duo)
June 2020-present Sajid Khan (as solo artist)

Sajid–Wajid was an Indian Bollywood Hindi film music director duo consisting of brothers Sajid Khan and Wajid Khan, the sons of Sharafat Ali Khan, a tabla player. Wajid Khan, the younger of the two brothers, died on June 1, 2020.[1][2][3][4] Since then, Sajid Khan has continued as a solo music director.

Members[edit]

Sajid Khan[edit]

Sajid Khan
Birth nameSajid Ali Khan
BornSaharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
GenresBollywood music, Sufi
Occupation(s)Music director
Years active1998-present

Sajid Ali Khan (date of birth unknown), also known by the mononym Sajid, is the elder son oftabla player Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan and his wife, Razina Khan. He is married to Lubna Khan and the couple has two daughters, Muskaan and Mehek.

Sajid studied at the Academy of Asiatic Cinema and Television. He trained under various artists, including his father as well as Allahrakha Khan and Das Babu. His paternal grandfather was Ustad Abdel Latif, an influential Indian artist. His maternal grandfather was Ustad Faiyyaz Ahmed Khan, a Padma Shri awardee.

Prior to making a career in music, he worked in import-export business. After encouragement from his parents and friends, he concentrated himself exclusively to music as a solo artist. He was also a music director releasing music under his own name. He later encouraged his younger brother, Wajid, to also take up music, with the two working as a duo under the name Sajid–Wajid. After the death of his brother on 1 June 2020, Sajid has been continuing as a solo artist.

Wajid Khan[edit]

Wajid Khan
Birth nameWajid Ali Khan
BornSaharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died(2020-06-01)June 1, 2020
Mumbai, India
GenresBollywood music, Sufi
Occupation(s)Music director
Years active1998-2020

Wajid Ali Khan was the younger son of artist and tabla player Sharafat Ali Khan and Razina Khan. He joined to his elder brother Sajid Khan to form the artistic duo Sajid–Wajid. He also had a separate singing career as a solo act and was nominated for a number of awards as a playback artist.

Wajid studied at Mithibai College where he met his college sweetheart Kamalrukh. The two dated for almost 10 years while Wajid was heavily involved in tours and in the musical formation. Family restrictions also postponed the marriage as Kamalrukh Khan, of Zoroastrian (Parsi) faith, refused to convert to Wajid's Sunni Muslim faith. Eventually, they married each other under the Special Marriages Act that allowed her to keep her religion and marry without conversion despite the opposition of Wajid's family. The couple had two children, Arshi, a daughter (born c. 2004) and Hrehaan, a son (born c. 2011).[5]

In 2014, Wajid filed separation papers because of continuing religious and parental pressure and the couples divorced. Kamalrukh did not receive alimony since the case was pending in the court when Wajid died. Their children, however, received maintenance amount from their father pendente lite as per the Court's Order, according to Kamalrukh's interview to Sri Iyer of PGuris.[citation needed] Kamalrukh continues working as a clinical hypnotherapist and wellness coach. She also writes a regular fortnightly column for Hindustan Times titled "Weekend Fix for the Soul".[6]

Wajid's health gradually deteriorated with him undergoing a kidney transplant in 2019 that was considered successful. He also developed subsequent throat infections. On 31 May 2020, he was urgently transferred to hospital with serious complications of COVID-19 and died one day later on 1 June 2020 following a heart attack.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Sajid–Wajid first scored music for Salman Khan's Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. In 1999, they scored music for Sonu Nigam's album Deewaana. They composed music for several films further. The music duo has also composed music for several films starring Salman Khan.[7] They were mentors on the reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 and composed title track for television reality shows Bigg Boss 4 and Bigg Boss 6. Sajid–Wajid also the composed IPL 4 theme song "Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka", with Wajid singing the title track.

Sajid–Wajid as music directors[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year(s) Film(s) Song(s) Notes(s)
TBA 3 Dev All songs Unreleased
2021 Radhe Two Songs Along with Himesh Reshammiya, Devi Sri Prasad
Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 All Songs
2019 Family Of Thakurganj
Dabangg 3
Pagalpanti One song - title track
Background Score
Along with Tanishk Bagchi, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Nayeem-Shabir
2018 Satyameva Jayate One song Along With Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Nanu Ki Jaanu Along With Gunwant Sen, Babli Huque-Meera, Sachin Gupta, Jeet Gannguli
Welcome To New York Two songs Along with Meet Bros, Shamir Tandon
2017 Judwaa 2 One song Along With Anu Malik, Sandeep Shirodhkar, Meet Bros
Daddy All songs
2016 Freaky Ali
Abhinetri Two songs Telugu film
Devi Tamil film
Tutak Tutak Tutiya
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 All songs
2015 Singh Is Bling One song Along with Manj Musik, Meet Bros, Sneha Khanwalkar
Tevar Five songs Along With Imran Khan
Dolly Ki Doli All songs
2014 Daawat-e-Ishq
Heropanti Three songs Along With Manj Musik, Mustafa Zahid
Main Tera Hero All songs
Jai Ho Four songs Along with Amaal Mallik, Devi Sri Prasad
2013 Bullet Raja Five songs Along With RDB
Ishkq in Paris All songs
Chashme Buddoor
Himmatwala Four songs Along With Sachin–Jigar
Rangrezz Two songs
2012 Dabangg 2 All Songs
Son of Sardaar One song Along With Himesh Reshammiya
Ajab Gazabb Love All songs Except for the Title Track Along With Sachin–Jigar
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal All songs
Ek Tha Tiger One song Along With Sohail Sen
Teri Meri Kahaani All songs
Rowdy Rathore
Housefull 2
Tezz
2011 Miley Naa Miley Hum
Yeh Dooriyan Along With Amjad Nadeen, Meet Bros Anjjan, and Raju Singh.
Chatur Singh Two Star All songs
2010 No Problem One song - title track Along With Pritam, Anand Raj Anand
Dabangg Five Songs Along With Lalit Pandit
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai All songs
Veer
2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
Wanted
Paying Guests
Kal Kissne Dekha
Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge
2008 God Tussi Great Ho
Hello
Zindagi Tere Naam
Khallballi!
Heroes Along With Monty Sharma
Kismat Konnection One song Along with Pritam
2007 Welcome One song - title track
Background Score
Along With Anand Raj Anand, & Himesh Reshammiya
Partner All songs
2006 Jaane Hoga Kya Two Songs Along With Nikhil-Vinay
Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Three songs- Deewane Dil Ko Jaane Na, Shaadi Kar Ke Phas Gaya Yaar, Kuch Bhi Nahi Tha Along With Daboo Malik, P. Sameer
The Killer All Songs
Jawani Diwani
Saawan... The Love Season Two songs- Tu Mila De, Mere Dil Ko Dil Ki Dhadkan Ko Along With Aadesh Shrivastav
2005 Mashooka
Dreams
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Seven songs- Rab Kare, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Aaja Soniye, Lahoo Banke Aansoon, Kar Doon Kamaal, Laal Dupatta, Aaja Soniye (Remix) Along With Anu Malik
Garv Five songs - Hum Tumko Nigahon Mein, Dum Mast Mast, Soniye Toh Sonee, Fariyaad Kya Kare Ham, Tere Hai Deewana Dil
2003 Tere Naam Two songs- Tune Saath Jo Mera Chhoda, Tune Saath Jo Mera Chhoda (Sad) Along With Himesh Reshammiya
Chori Chori All Songs
2002 Gunaah Three Songs Along With Anand Raj Anand
Shararat All Songs
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam One song- Dil Tod Aaya Along With Nadeem-Shravan, Nikhil-Vinay, Daboo Malik, Bappi Lahiri, Bali Brahmabhatt
Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai All Songs
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Five songs- Yeh Bekhudi Deewangi, Mubarak Eid Mubarak, Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi, Main To Ladki Kunwari, Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi (Club Mix) Along With Daboo Malik
Maa Tujhhe Salaam All Songs
2001 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Along With Daboo Malik
Mitti Along With Ali-Gani, Monty
2000 Baaghi Along With Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Khauff One song- Raja Ki Qaid Mein Along With Anu Malik
1999 Hello Brother Four song- Area Ka Hero, Hata Sawan Ki Ghata, Chupke Se Koi, Hello Brother Along With Himesh Reshammiya
1998 Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya One song- Teri Jawani Along With Jatin–Lalit, Himesh Reshammiya

Non-film albums[edit]

Sajid–Wajid have scored music for some albums as music directors.

Year Album Singer Lyricist
1999 Deewana Sonu Nigam Faiz Anwar
2001 Khoya Khoya Chand Alka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo Sameer
2005 Tera Intezar Rahul Vaidya Jalees Sherwani and Sajid–Wajid

Sajid–Wajid as lyricists[edit]

Year Song Film Lyricist Music Director
2014 Baaki Sab First Class Hai Jai Ho Sajid with Irfaan Kamal & Danish Sabri Sajid–Wajid
2012 Fevicol Se Dabangg 2 Sajid–Wajid with Ashraf Ali
Desi Mem Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Wajid Khan
Zor Nache
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal (Theme)
2009 Le Le Mazaa Le Wanted (2009 film) Wajid with Shabbir Ahmed
Life Life Daddy Cool Sajid with Farhad Wadia
2007 Take Lite Nishabd Sajid with Farhad Wadia Amar Mohile
Ruk Ja Aag
Jee Le Prasanna Shekhar

Sajid–Wajid as background score composers[edit]

Year Movie
2007 Welcome
2013 Bullett Raja
Ishkq in Paris
2016 Freaky Ali
2017 Daddy
2019 Pagalpanti

Wajid songs[edit]

Year Song Film Notes
2013 Saamne Hai Savera Bullett Raja
Bullett Raja
Satake Thoko
Tu Bhi Mood Mein Grand Masti Composed by Anand Raaj Anand
Ishq Mohallah Chashme Baddoor
Andha Ghoda Race Mein Dauda
Dhichkyaaon Doom Doom (Version 2)
Govinda Aala Re Rangrezz
2012 PandeyJee Seeti Dabangg 2
Fevicol Se
Jaane Bhi De Ishkq in Paris
Teri Choodiyan Da Crazy Crazy Sound
Mashallah Ek Tha Tiger
Mukhtasar Teri Meri Kahaani
Humse Pyar Kar Le Tu
Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita Rowdy Rathore Nominated for Renault Star Guild Awards - Best Male Singer jointly with Mika Singh
Dhadang Dhang Dhang
Right Now Housefull 2
Govinda Ala Re Mumbai Mirror Composed by Amjad Nadeem
2011 Nazar Se Nazar Mille Miley Naa Miley Hum
Mahi Mahi
Wake Up Now
2010 Humka Peeni Hai Dabangg
Hud Hud Dabangg
Chandni Chowk Se Chatur Singh Two Star
Singh Singh Singh
Taali Veer
Get Set Go Chase Composed by Vijay Verma & Udbhav Ojha
No Problem No Problem
2009 Happening I Am Happening Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
Tumne Socha
Jalwa Wanted
Love Me
Tose Pyaar Karte Hai
Tere Bina Lagta Nahin Mera Jiya Kal Kissne Dekha
I Am Falling In Love Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge
Nako-Re-Nako
Apne Ko Paisa Chahiye
Paying Guests Paying Guests
2008 Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Doon God Tussi Great Ho
Bang Bang Bang Hello
Hello
Mitwa Re
Do You Wanna Partner Partner
Soni De Nakhre Nominated for IIFA Best Male Playback Award - Male with Labh Janjua

Sajid Songs[edit]

Year Song Film Notes
2021 Radhe Title Track Radhe last song along with Wajid
Bhai Ka Birthday Antim: The Final Truth composed by Hitesh Modak

Awards[edit]

Year Award Award Category Award Details
2010[8] Mirchi Music Awards Album of The Year Dabangg
2010 Mirchi Music Awards Music Composer of The Year "Tere Mast Mast Do Nain" from Dabangg
2011 Filmfare Award[9] Best Music Direction Dabangg
2011 Zee Cine Awards Best Music Direction Film: Dabangg
2011 Guild Award Best Music Direction Film: Dabangg
2011 GiMA Award Best Film Award Film: Dabangg
2011 Star Screen Award Best Music Direction Film: Dabangg
2011 GiMA Award Best Music Direction Film: Dabangg
2011 Zee Cine Awards Best Track Of The Year Film: Munni Badnaam
2012 Big Star Most Entertaining Music Film: Ek Tha Tiger
2013 Guild Awards Radio Song of the Year Song: Fevicol Se
2014 Life ok now awards Best Album Film: Main Tera Hero
2016 Pride Of India Music Music
2018 Jio Filmfare Awards Background Score Daddy

After death of Wajid Khan[edit]

After the death of Wajid Khan on 1 June 2020, his older brother Sajid Ali Khan is continuing as a solo artist but Sajid khan continues the title of Sajid–Wajid. He participated in IPML as captain of Delhi Jammers as Sajid–Wajid.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bollywood music composer Wajid Khan passes away". The New Indian Express. 31 May 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Music director Wajid Khan dies at 43". The August. 31 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Wajid Khan of Salman Khan's Favourite Music Director duo Sajid-Wajid Fame Dies". ADAP news. 31 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Bollywood Music Director Wajid Khan Passes Away". Mumbai Live. 31 May 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  5. ^ Hindustan Times: Wajid Khan's wife Kamalrukh Khan on being pressurised to convert by his family: 'Want to focus on the trauma that I have faced'
  6. ^ Kamalrukh Khan website: About Me
  7. ^ "Sajid-Wajid". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Winners - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2010".
  9. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (29 January 2011). ""We haven't won any Filmfare Award so far" – Sajid – Wajid".

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