Hometown: Mundra, Kutch
Age: 47 Years
Father: Sadruddin Merchant
|Birth name||Sulaiman Molddina|
|Profession(s)||Music Director, Score Composer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 3”
|Debut||Film (Music Director): Ghaath (2000)|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Star Screen Award for Star Screen Award for Best Background Score for the film, “Bhoot” (2003)
• Star Screen Award for Star Screen Award for Best Background Score for the film, “Dhoom” (2004)
• Zee Cine Award for Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score for the film, “Ab Tak Chhappan” (2005)
• Filmfare Award for Filmfare Award for Best Background Score for the film, “Krrish” (2007)
• FHM (magazine) Award for Best Dressed Music Composers (2007)
• Syracuse International Film Festival Award for Best Music Director for the film, “Fashion” (2008)
• Mirchi Music Award for Indie Pop Song of the Year for the song, “Cheene Re Mora Chain” (2013)
|Date of Birth||21 December 1972 (Thursday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||47 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat, India|
|School||St Peter’s High School, Mumbai|
|College/University||KC College, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Reading, Watching Movies, Getting a Massage.|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Sadruddin Merchant (Music Director)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Siblings||Brother- Salim Merchant (Singer, Music Director)
|Actor(s)||Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Salman Khan, John Abraham|
|Musician(s)||Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher, A. R. Rahman, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Taio Cruz|
|Book(s)||“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, “Not a Penny Less, Not a Penny More” by Jeffrey Archer|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sulaiman Merchant
- Sulaiman Merchant is an Indian music director and score composer.
- He mainly works in collaboration with his brother, Salim Merchant and together, the duo is called Salim-Sulaiman.
- Sulaiman got inspired from his father and started learning music at a young age.
- He received training in Tabla from Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain.
- He started his music career when he was just 16 years old. Initially, Sulaiman used to compose music and jingles for TV advertisements, documentaries, and pop albums.
- In 1977, Sulaiman, along with his brother Salim, composed the background score of the film, “Hameshaa.”
- Sulaiman came into limelight after scoring the background music for the film, “Bhoot.”
- He has composed music for many popular Bollywood films, including “Ab Tak Chhappan” (2004), “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” (2004), “Dhoom” (2004), “Neal ‘N’ Nikki” (2005), “Kaal” (2005), “Krrish” (2006), and “Fashion” (2008).
- Sulaiman has also worked on the Bollywood remix of Lady Gaga’s songs “Born This Way” and “Judas.”
- From the list of many of his compositions, his favourite is ‘Ali Maula‘ from the film “Kurbaan.”
- His surname was earlier Molddina, but when his uncle moved to Australia, Sulaiman changed it to Merchant.