Music brings people of diverse backgrounds together and gives emerging artists inspiration and motivation.

Staying abreast of what’s going on in the music industry requires staying informed on emerging talent, which we will do here with this blog post by highlighting 15 promising music composers who are making waves in India’s musical industry.


India is home to vibrant music and culture that can both enthrall and uphold. Be it traditional Indian classical pieces or avant-garde works by emerging contemporary composers, you are bound to be moved by what you hear.

Saahel is an emerging Indian singer-producer who has quickly established themselves in the music industry. With his captivating voice and reputation for creating amazing song covers, his track ‘Meri Baaton Me Tu’ became a hugely popular track among listeners; its video has amassed millions of views online and social media.

His soothing melodies have proven popular on services like Jio Saavn and Spotify, attracting large followings on both. Additionally, he is widely respected on Instagram due to his captivating photos and engaging personality.

Saahel’s music draws upon both Hindustani classical music and Western idiom, creating striking and unique instrumental compositions that combine these worlds in striking ways. Some of his most celebrated works include Horse Tooth White Rock (1994) which Richard Morrison of The Times called an orchestral depiction of Milarepa’s journey from violence to enlightenment; The Theatre of Magical Beings (2003) as an exquisite tribute to India’s mythological past; Hayagriva (2005) for its heartwarming love story that draws audiences in; and Hayagriva (2005) with its moving tale of love and hopefulness.

This talented musician boasts an enormous following on Instagram and is widely revered for his remarkable singing abilities. His rendition of Heartbreak Anniversary has become one of the most-viewed tracks, earning him recognition by news channel NDTV as a top singer. Furthermore, his YouTube channel boasts over 136,000 subscribers where he regularly uploads entertaining videos and images – while Casiomusic have helped launch several of his songs!

Anuv Jain

Anuv Jain, an up and coming music composer in India, has made a name for himself by producing melancholic yet soothing tunes like Ocean, Baarishein and Riha.

Born and raised in Ludhiana, Punjab. Completed his undergraduate business studies degree at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.

Though originally drawn to comic books and story-telling, music eventually took him further. By 16, he had written and posted his debut track ‘Baarishein’ onto YouTube which has since become one of his fan favourites.

Anuv Jain currently boasts 8 songs under his belt and has quickly amassed fans from all over the globe. Additionally, this year he has participated in numerous live performances.

In August, he performed at the Beat Street event at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, with over 20.000 fans attending his concert. They loved and appreciated his talent immensely.

He possesses a beautiful voice and can brighten anyone’s day through singing his hit songs. A promising musician, he shows much promise of becoming an international star.

This 27-year-old singer/songwriter possesses a caring heart and can deliver captivating performances on stage, both with Hindi and English languages.

He recently raised his game and released “Mazaak”, his ninth single which has already gained double the listeners of any previous song he released. This song depicts unexpected love with heartbreaking intensity – making it sure to become a fan favorite.

Himesh Reshamiya

Himesh Reshamiya is an exciting young Indian music composer making waves in the music industry. He has written and sung hit songs for Bollywood movies while winning over fans with his charming personality and beautiful melodies.

Himesh has over two decades of experience in the music business as an accomplished singer-composer-songwriter-actor. He has experience across numerous genres such as rock, pop and folk. Additionally, Himesh has appeared in a few films.

“Aashiq Banaya Apne” from Emraan Hashmi’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya was an immense hit in 2000s. Subsequently, he went on to act in several films such as Karzzzz and Aap Ka Surroor.

Himesh has received some criticism for his nasal singing style; however, only 1 percent of people criticise his work; 99.99 per cent love what they hear!

Gujarati-born musician Rajkumar De has made his name known across multiple telefilms and television soaps through his singing talents, most notably “Aashiq Banaya Apne,” “Jhalak Dikhlaja,” Tere Naam” and Andaz Apna Apna.”

Himesh Reshammiya and Madhu Reshammiya of Gujarat gave Himesh life. He attended Hill Grange School on Peddar Road, Mumbai for primary and secondary schooling.

Himesh has not only performed as a singer, but has also worked as the music director on multiple films as well as been judged for multiple singing reality shows.

Himesh Reddy, currently busy judging Indian Idol, posted a teaser motion poster of his forthcoming music album on Instagram recently and fans eagerly anticipate its release soon.

Ankit Tiwari

Ankit Tiwari, an emerging music composer in India, has quickly made waves in the music industry. He possesses an expressive vocal range and an uncanny talent for making even difficult songs sound catchy – something Roy and Sanam Re fans alike will surely recognize! Tiwari boasts an extensive repertoire of hit songs including Tu Hai Ki Nahi from Roy and Tere Liye from Sanam Re.

Ankit began his musical training under the tutelage of famed Indian vocalist Vinod Kumar Dwivedi at an early age. Subsequently he pursued professional training in piano, Dhrupad and Western vocals – also participating in and winning several local music competitions.

Tiwari developed his musical talents while working at a radio station based out of Gwalior. Moving with his brother to Mumbai in 2008 to pursue playback singing career as playback singers and staying with Anuj Kumar Trivedi who served as cameraman in Virar was ideal preparation.

He soon started creating jingles and background music for TV shows before receiving offers to compose film music such as Do Dooni Chaar (2010) and Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster (2011).

He made his Bollywood playback singing debut with “Saheb Bada Hatila” from Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster and was quickly offered work from prominent music directors such as Pradeep Sarkar, Habib Faisal, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Mohit Suri.

His success can be attributed to hard work and persistence. According to him, building up a loyal fan base and earning respect in the music industry takes time.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is an up-and-coming music composer in India who is making waves in the music industry. As Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s nephew, he is well known for his melodious voice and heart-rending songs – specialising in Sufi music as well as Qawwali music genres.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan first discovered music while growing up in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. A natural singer himself, he soon gained exposure to various styles of music.

He was introduced to Qawwali music at an early age, giving him an excellent foundation on which to build his musical career. Proving himself exceptionally gifted as a child musician, he quickly rose through the ranks to lead his uncle’s Qawwali group.

Since then, he has traveled worldwide performing and touring alongside such artists as Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam and Derek Trucks Band.

Rahat has garnered numerous accolades and awards throughout his career. Additionally, he was invited to perform at several notable events – such as the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize concert – including being invited as one of four keynote speakers.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s new album, Back 2 Love, contains four emotive and expertly performed tracks that have already earned rave reviews and is one of the top downloads in India.

He has released several hit Bollywood songs such as Mann ki lagan, Jiya dhadak dhadak and Bol na halke halke.

He enjoys an avid following in both Pakistan and India. His songs have garnered millions of views on YouTube. With his distinct sound and popularity among youth in both countries, he remains an iconic singer today.

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