Here comes the list of top 10 Indian music composers of Bollywood , who are famous for their work and gave wider range of blockbuster hit music to Bollywood.

Music is the medium to express our emotions. I have a special bond with music that doesn’t make me feel lonely never ever. An interesting thing about music is that, it takes your feelings when you are sad, nervous, or when tour happy and the music makes you more happy.


A R Rahman ,  Indian Music Composer

Allahrakka Rahman aka A.R. Rahman is a famous Indian music composer, singer and producer. Rahman bagged two Academy Awards(OSCAR), one for the original score for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and the other for the hugely popular global hit ‘Jai Ho. ‘ He has received much more awards with his talent. He’s also a good musician. List of some popular compositions by A.R. Rahman –

• Jai ho 

• Chaiyya Chaiyya 

• Dil se re 

• Chotti Si Aasha

• Rang De Basanti


Pritam Chackraborty,  Indian Music Composer

Pritam is one of the best Indian music composer, instrumentalist and singer for Bollywood films. He got his first break for Tere Liye (released December 2001). Pritam had built a name for his compositions by finely blending Indian classical music with western influences. In 2012 Barfi won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music and Asian Film Awards for Best Music. Pritam has composed in a variety of genres including rock, sufi, ghazals, etc. His musical style is mainly characterized as a delicate fusion of Indian classical music with contemporary undertones. List of some popular compositions by Pritam –

• Phir le aaya dil

• Ae dil hai mushkil

• Kabira

• Tum se hi

• Channa Mereya



Vishal–Shekhar are an Indian music composers, producer, singer & songwriting duo consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The duo rose to prominence when they composed the songs for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song “Tu Aashiqui Hai”. They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. In 2016 they composed a song called “Nashe Si Chad Gayi” which got extremely hit and was the first Indian song to clock 435 million views on YouTube. Some popular list of their works –

• Swag se swagat

• Ghunghroo

• Dus bahane

• Main agar kahoon

• Khuda jaane



Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy is an Indian musical trio consisting of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. The trio have won numerous awards, including National Film Award (India), Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards and have composed music for over 50 soundtracks across five languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and English. The turning point of their career as music directors though, was Dil Chahta Hai, which was the debut film of Farhan Akhtar as a director. List of some of their popular works –

• Kal ho na ho

• Taare zameen par

• Maa

• Mitwa

• Man mast magan


Amaal MAlik,  Indian Music Composer

Amaal Mallik is an Indian music director, composer, singer and lyricist in the Hindi film industry. He debuted in 2014 by composing three songs for Salman Khan’s Jai Ho. He won awards in category Upcoming Music Composer of The Year for Sooraj Dooba Hain. List of some of his hits are – 

• Hua hain aaj pehli baar

• Roke na ruke naina

• O khuda

• Kar gayi chull

• Kaun tujhe


Mithun Sharma,  Indian Music Composer

Mithun Sharma, aka Mithoon, is an Indian Hindi film music director, lyricist-composer and singer. Mithoon began his career with two recreations: “Woh Lamhe” in Zeher and “Aadat” in Kalyug. He also worked as a guest composer for songs on several nonmovie albums. Finally Mithoon came into limelight when he composed the song “Tum Hi Ho” for Aashiqui 2. The song went on to become a major hit, and paved the way for his fortune. Some of his hits are –

• Tum hi ho

• Woh lamhe

• Aadat

• Aye khuda

• Tujhe kitna chahne lage hum


Salim-Sulaiman, Indian Music Composer

Salim–Sulaiman is an Indian composer duo consisting of siblings Salim and Sulaiman Merchant. The duo have been composing music for over a decade. Among the duo, Salim Merchant has mastered piano while Sulaiman Merchant took up tabla training. The duo are also composing music for the Hollywood film Sold, produced by Academy Award winner Jeffrey D. Brown. Some of their popular works are –

• Ali maula

• Halkat Jawani

• Kurbaan hua

• O re piya

• Tujhme rab dikhta hai


Sajid-Wajid,  Indian Music Composer

Sajid–Wajid is an indian bollywood hindi film music director duo consisting of brothers Sajid Khan and Wajid Khan. Sajid–Wajid first scored music for Salman Khan’s Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. The music duo has also composed music for several films starring Salman Khan, which include Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002), Tere Naam (2003), Garv (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Partner (2007), Hello (2008), God Tussi Great Ho (2008), Wanted (2009), Main Aur Mrs Khanna, (2009), Veer (2010), Dabangg (2010),[1] No Problem (2010) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012). Some of their popular works are – 

• Mashallah

• Chinta ta ta chita chita

• Hud hud dabangg

• Jalwa

• Banjara


Himesh reshamiya,  Indian Music Composer

Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian music composer, director, lyricist, producer, singer, screenwriter and film distributor in Bollywood. He started his career as music director in the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998 and he made his acting debut with the film Aap Kaa Surroor in 2007. He came to prominence when he composed music for Humraaz, the album became so much popular which earned him a nomination for Filmafare Award for Best Music Direction. Reshammiya came to prominence when he composed songs for another Salman Khan-starrer film Tere Naam (2003), for which he won several accolades for Best Music direction including Zee Cine Award, Screen Award. Some of his hit tracks are –

• Aashiq banaya aapne

• O O jaane jana

• Mujhse shaadi karogi

• Apne toh apne hote hain

• Prem ratan dhan payo

10) ANU MALIK    

Anu Malik, Indian Music Composer

Anu Malik is an Indian music director, singer and one among famous Indian music composers who primarily composes music for the Hindi film industry. He made his debut as a music composer in 1980 with the film Hunterwali 77. He is also the only Music Director in Bollywood to win Filmfare Special Award for the film Refugee. As a music director, he has composed music for various genres of films, and has created several commercially successful songs for the Hindi film music industry. Some of his hit tracks are –

• Sandese aate hain

• Baazigar o baazigar

• Tere dar pe sanam

• Chura ke dil mera

• Moh moh ke dhaage


Hope you guys loved to read about these top 10 Indian music composers and directors. These music directors and composers gave evergreen hit songs and music of their professionalised genres. There are many more list of conscientious Indian music directors to be continued.

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