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Shashwat Sachdev – a National Award winning Indian music composer and entrepreneur.

Shashwat SachdevShashwat Sachdev - a National Award winning Indian music composer and entrepreneur.

Sachdev was born in Jaipur. He started learning music when he was three years old, beginning with Hindustani classical vocals and rhythm. He then went on to train in the Western classical piano during his school days.

Career :

In 2011, Sachdev moved to Hollywood to produce music and worked on a number of projects. In 2017, he was the music composer for Phillauri, which starred Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh.

In 2018, he composed four songs for Veere Di Wedding, a Bollywood female buddy comedy film, directed by Shashanka Ghosh. The film stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. He scored for Selection Day an Indian Netflix Original Sports web television series, based on Aravind Adiga‘s 2016 novel of the same name. Produced by Anil Kapoor and Anand Tucker.

In 2019 he composed the music as well as the background score for Uri: The Surgical Strike, an Indian action film written and directed by debutant Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner RSVP Movies starring Vicky Kaushal. The film is based on the 2016 Indian Army’s surgical strikes on PoK in retaliation for the Uri attack. The film’s music received rave reviews. His background score was also appreciated and released separately on popular demand. Sha won the award for Best Background Music in the 66th National Film Awards for Uri: The Surgical Strike. He won the 65th Filmfare R.D. Burman Award for the best new and upcoming talent. Shashwat also won the 21st IIFA Award for best background score for Uri: The Surgical Strike.

Shashwat Sachdev - a National Award winning Indian music composer and entrepreneur.

Shashwat has composed the following songs in Bollywood.

YearFilmTrack(s)Singer(s)Writer(s)
2017Phillauri“Dum Dum”Romy, Vivek HariharanAnvita Dutt Guptan
“Sahiba”Romy, Pavni Pandey
“Naughty Billo”Diljit Dosanjh, Nakash Aziz, Shilpi Paul (Rap:Anushka Sharma)
“Bajaake Tumba”Romy, Shehnaz Akhtar
“Dum Dum (Reprise Diljit Dosanjh Version)”Diljit Dosanjh
“Dum Dum (Pubjabi Version)”Romy, Vivek HariharanShellee
2018Kaalakaandi“Kaalakaandi Title track”Shashwat Sachdev, Vivek Hariharan, Romy, Arun KamathAnvita Dutt Guptan
Veere Di Wedding“Pappi Le Loon”Sunidhi Chauhan, Shashwat SachdevShellee
“Bass Gira De Raja”Shashwat Sachdev
“Aa Jao Na”Arijit SinghRaj Shekhar
“Bhangra Ta Sajda (No One Gives A Damn)”Neha Kakkar, Romy, Shashwat SachdevGaurav Solanki
2019Uri: The Surgical Strike“Challa (Main Lad Jaana)”Romy, Vivek Hariharan, Shashwat SachdevKumaar
“Jigra”Siddhartha Basrur, Shashwat Sachdev
“Jagga Jiteya”Daler Mehndi, Shashwat Sachdev, DeeMC
“Beh Chala”Yasser Desai, Shashwat SachdevRaj Shekhar
“Manzar Hai Ye Naya”Shantanu Sudame, Shashwat SachdevAbhiruchi Chand

Shashwat Sachdev - a National Award winning Indian music composer and entrepreneur.

Awards :

Award ceremonyCategoryNominated workResultRef.
10th Mirchi Music AwardsUpcoming Music Composer of The Year“Bajaake Tumba” from PhillauriNominated
“Sahiba” from Phillauri
Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing)“Naughty Billo” from Phillauri
National Film AwardsBest Music Director (Background Score)Uri: The Surgical StrikeWonNational Film Award for Best Music Direction
Filmfare AwardsBest New and Upcoming TalentUri: The Surgical StrikeWonFilmfare R. D. Burman Award
IIFA AwardsBest Background ScoreUri: The Surgical StrikeWon21st IIFA Awards

Shashwat Sachdev - a National Award winning Indian music composer and entrepreneur.

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