Master Salim, who graces songs like ‘Mast Kalandar’ from ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Maa Ka Ladla’ from ‘Dostana’ and ‘Ahun Ahun Ahun’ remix of ‘Love Aaj Kal’ etc., is not dependent on any identity. Born on July 13, 1980 in Shahkot, Jalandhar, Master Salim is also known as Salim Shahzada. In the Birthday Special, we present to you some stories from Master Salim’s life.
Master Salim, who has earned a good name in the world of music, began to feel the taste for music in his childhood. Actually, his father, Ustad Puran Shah Koti, is a famous Sufi singer, who has also played with folk singers Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi, Sabar Koti and Diljaan. When Master Salim was only six years old, he began to learn and understand musical notes at that time.
Shahzada Salim gave her first performance during the opening ceremony of Bathinda Doordarshan singing her song Charkhe Di Ghook. At that time he was only seven years old, after which he was named Master Salim. After this performance, Master Salim started acting on TV shows like Jhilmil Taare. When he was only 10 years old, he released his first album Charkhe Di Ghook, which became a hit. After this, he did not look back.
Talking about Master Salim’s career in the world of cinema, it started in the year 1996 with the Punjabi film Tabahi. After this, he decorated the songs of many Hindi movies with his voice. These include movies like Delhi Heights, Hey Baby, Tashan, Chamku, Money Hai To Honey Hai, Dostana, Love Aaj Kal, Tere Sang, Ruslaan, Dil Bole Hadippa, Chance Pe Dance, Click, Right or Wrong etc. Apart from these, he has also sung songs for Telugu and Kannada movies.