Birthplace : Jalandhar
Occupation : singer, Lyricist
Wiki – Before becoming one of the most popular and hit singers of the present decade , Neeraj Shridhar was the lead vocalist of the music band known by the name Bombay Vikings. The band that was started by the singer eventually fell apart and almost disappeared but Neeraj Shridhar kept the band alive by bringing in new talents in his team. The band was formed in 1994 and after a few hits in the Indi pop industry , Neeraj’s unique diction and voice became popular in hindi films also. In the following decade, in which remixes of old hit Hindi songs were in trend, Shridhar became a popular voice with his recreation of many old tunes from the industry. Wo chali , wo chali, tera laal duppatta, chhod do achal to name a few. He joined Phalghuni Pathak, the pop sensation of the time for a duet recreating the old love song Tera mera pyar sanam.
Bio – Thereafter Neeraj sang many popular songs in the Hindi films almost all of which are disco numbers or item numbers. His journey in the music industry has been a dream one for his unique voice brought him songs that required a unique voice. Till date he has been nominated for many music awards and is one of the most popular singers who reverberate with the young audience. He is a sought after name for concerts and musicals in colleges. A song or two by the singer in a film promises a musical hit for the film. While many pop singers have risen and faded in the music industry, his voice has sustained its magic.
The hits sung by Neeraj Shridhar better known for his band’s name Bombay Vikings , includes teri ankhein bhulbhulayiya, halke halke, hit hit soniye to mention a few. Ticket to bollywood, jhum barabar are also his popular numbers. In 2014, his song, caller tune from the movie, hamshakals also became much popular.
Apart from these, Neeraj has also penned lyrics for movies like Billu and Golmal Returns. He composed music for the 2009 released Akshay Kumar film 8 / 10 Tassvir.
His band was so well known that being the lead vocalist he became synonymous with the band’s name and though he sang independently, many knew him by the name Bombay Vikings which is the name of the band. Recently he sang for the Vidya Balan hit film Bobby Jasoos ( song “B.O. B. B.” ).