Salim Merchant is a well-known Indian music director and playback singer. He started his career in 1993 as a music director along with his brother Sulaiman. Together Salim-Sulaimaan have successfully composed music for over a decade for movies like Chak De India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Kurbaan, Band Baaja Baaraat and Ungli amongst others. Before The Voice India, Salim had appeared as one of the judges on Indian Idol seasons 5 & 6 and also on Indian Idol Junior. Besides composing for movies, Salim has also composed for various Indi-pop performers like Viva, Asmaan, Shweta Shetty, Jasmine and Style Bhai amongst others. He has also collaborated with legendary artists like Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan.