Salim Merchant is Hindi music director and singer in India. He has been composing music for over a decade having scored for movies such as Neal 'n' Nikki, Chak De India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Fashion. He has also composed for several Indi-pop performers including Viva, Asmaan, Shweta Shetty, Jasmine and Style Bhai among others, composed and produced several TV commercials and collaborated with a artistes such as Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan.
He got his first break when Karan Johar asked them to compose the music for his movie, Kaal. After that, he has gone to do movies with well-known producers and directors like Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Ram Gopal Varma. Before composing music, he was composing the background scores for movies. Salim merchant is one of the three judges for the fifth edition of Indian Idol of Sony Entertainment