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Sachin is an ardent music educator and performing artiste with wide range expertise in multilingual Indian and Western Classical and contemporary, folk and ghazal music. He has got an honors degree in Vocal Performance in Western Classical Music (Middlesex University, London) and a Master’s degree in Film Scoring and Music Education (Kingston University, London). Introduced into films by acclaimed film maker Jayaraj in 2006, he later scored music for Indian feature films Unarv (2015, Song Unaru was selected as Track of the week by BBC Asian Network), Swayam (2017, Indo-German Production), a British feature film Kamsa (2018), Roudram (2018), Backpackers (2020) and has also released independent albums like IFID Theme (Moscow), Tribute to Swathi (on 200th anniversary of Swathi Thirunal), Kanthi (UK) etc. He made his Hollywood debut with the feature film Lake of Fire (2017) starring Christopher Atkins and has composed the background score and a song for the same, for which he was shortlisted for the Academy Awards (Oscars, 2018).

 

He scored his first major success as a singer when he released his first solo album Bhasmatheertham at the age of 13. Sachin has performed all around India, UK and Europe and has closely associated and worked with Academy award winner AR Rahman and Babelsberg Film Orchestra for a concert tour ‘Classic Incantations’ (India and Germany) in 2012 and as a lead vocalist for AR Rahman’s Sufi Ensemble from 2010-2012. He is the recipient of CCRT National Scholarship for Music from Govt. of India (1999), LPR Varma Award for Carnatic music (2004) and the first “AR Rahman Scholarship” from Middlesex University, London (2012). He has been featured regularly in local and national print media like The Hindu, The Times of India, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Manorama etc. and also the world-famous Oprah Winfrey Show (2012).

 

In 2017, he has started Global Ghazal Project that focus on reinventing Ghazal music as a singer, composer and arranger by collaborating with various artists worldwide. He was also a Faculty in Voice and Music Education at Dr AR Rahman’s KM Music Conservatory, India. In March 2019, he visited the UK for a solo performance at the University of Southampton as part of India Day Celebrations. In July 2019, he released his debut world music album, Ghats of Gondwana (composer, arranger, singer) in which he collaborated with Grammy nominated artists Manu Delago and James Campbell and was featured in BBC Radio, Songlines Magazine, BIRN Global Radio (Berklee College of Music), Ethnocloud etc. His online concert Timeless Treasures (Golden Tribute to Javed Akhtar) organised by the University of Southampton in association with Mijwan Welfare Society in July 2020 received much praise and attention from audience worldwide including Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi. 

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