Monty Sharma was born on 17th April, 1970 in Mumbai. Monty was musical from an early age and hails from a musical background. He is the nephew of Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma of Laxmikat-Pyarelal fame. He had an opportunity to train in music since he was 5 yrs old, under the tutellage of his grand father Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma.
At the young age, of sixteen, Monty played the keyboards for Laxmikat-Pyarelal for the film Mr. India at the age of sixteen. He worked with other well known music directors such as Laxmikant Pyeralal , R.D. Burman, Rajesh Roshan, Nadeem Shravan, Jatin Lalit , Ismail Darbar , Sanjeev Darshan for many bollywood films.
He has composed the background score in a number of well known movies, such as Devdas, Black, Lucky - No Time For Love, Aashiq Banaya Aapne and U Me Aur Hum. He got his break as an independent music director in 'Saanwariya' which became a runaway hit, and for which he received the 2007 Filmfare R. D. Burman Award.
He also featured as a judge in the popular reality show STAR Voice of India 2.