Famous as a playback vocalist and music director for Bollywood films, he is perhaps most well known for his Filmfare Award-nominated work on the soundtracks of the movies Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain.
Before launching his Bollywood career, he studied music; worked for a radio station in Gwalior, India; and wrote jingles for television commercials.
His cinematic song "Galliyan" earned him Filmfare, Stardust, and Star Guild awards.
Born to a family of musicians, he spent his youth in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
He and Alisha Chinai are both well known Indian playback singers.