mithun shettywrote on Jul 21 2009 5:04PM
Nikhil–Vinay have been together since 1991 and have been around for more than a decade. Nikhil has trained in Western Classical while Vinay has learnt Light Classical. Vinay started his career as a singer years before he met Nikhil.They got their first break in the film 'Pyar Bhara Dil' whose song ‘Banke Kitab Teri’ was quite popular. Since then there has been no looking back.
They composed songs for films like 'Bewafa Sanam', which launched Sonu Nigam as a playback singer. Followed by 'Uff Yeh Mohabbat', 'Chor Aur Chand' and 'Papa The Great'. 'They have also given the background score for 'Aaja Meri Jaan' and 'English Babu Desi Mem'. They have done about 20 films together.
They have also composed music for popular serials like 'Thoda Hai Thodeb Ki Zaroorat Hai' and 'Ajeeb Daastan'.
However, their true claim to fame was when Sonu Nigam's popular album 'Jaan' became a chart-topper. Jaan's popularity displayed a distinct Nikhil-Vinay style and the importance of soft romantic melodies.
Their next project was Sonu Nigam's next album 'Yaad' followed by Anubhav Sinha's film 'Tum Bin'. Inspite of being absent from the movie scene these days they continue to remain a respected name in the music industry