Sachin Gupta is an Indian music director, composer, guitarist, record producer, and Singer. His work has spanned everything from playing live shows with his previous band ‘Mrigya’to composing indie pop albums for artists like Atif Aslam, Alisha Chinoy, Jal, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Apache Indian, and Mika among others. Termed by international media as the ‘Flying Finger Melodies’, his music, as he says, is inspired by real-life instances, while his guitar playing has been heavily influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen.
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Sachin Gupta । Indian music director, composer, and Singer
Sachin Gupta was born in born 12 August 1981 in New Delhi. He has studied science at the school level. He was in Frank Anthony and spent a couple of years at Apeejay School in New Delhi. Having gotten through IIT-Delhi in Mechanical Engineering, Sachin decided to instead study physics (honors) and went to Sri Venkateswara College at 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 which 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. A progression into Bollywood came naturally to him.
He married Sasha Agha, the daughter of Salma Agha. However, the relationship did not run smoothly.
Sachin has made a variety of songs under various genres. His rock tones in his compositions for Atif Aslam’s Doorie brought him fame in the dismal indie music scene. He has composed and produced tracks on Mika’s album Denali, 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.
Sachin ventured into Bollywood with the two promotional tracks called Yaad Aaye Woh Din and Farishta for the Jimmy Shergill-KK Menon starrer Strangers released in 2007. His first full-fledged film is Dil Kabaddi which stars Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Rahul Khanna.
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. His music for the movie Jo Hum Chahein had lyrics by Kumaar, 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.