Shivram Parmar is one of the finest music composers based in Mumbai. After completing his M.A. in Music from Vadodara, he went to Pune to learn music under the traditional Guru Shishya Parampara from Mrs. Asavari Patwardhan, and after that, he came to Mumbai to pursue his career. In an exclusive interview with Yogesh Mishra, he spoke about his childhood days, journey so far as a music composer, latest project, and more.
Tell us something about your basic family background and childhood days?
I was born in an extremely humble family with parents who both were teachers. Pretty religious and musical atmosphere was there since I remember. Every evening there used to be svadhyays in my home where people used to come home for bhajans and satsang and my grandfather and father used to sing and play harmonium. I was always interested in music and before I turned 10, I used to sing for wedding bands and small shows in and around our village.
What are the 3 things you like most in yourself?
Simple Living, High Thinking and Determination.
How easy or tough was it to get your first break?
It was very tough to get my first break in the industry as I was an outsider with no God father. I worked in studios as assistants and did all odd jobs of the studios so that I can learn all the technicalities as there was nobody to teach me. Soon I realised that its very difficult to get someone to give an opportunity so I financed and produced my first album “Maa na Charne” where I was the music director and singer. Post the release of the album I got many opportunities.
When and how did you start your journey as a music composer?
The Maharani of Rajpipla Shrimati Rukmini Devi Gohil wrote a book and there was a ghazal in that book which she asked me to compose for her. This was way back in 1998 when I was still doing my MA in music from MS University, Vadodara. That was my first experience as a composer. Post my MA I went to Pune to pursue music under traditional Guru Shishya Parampara from Mrs. Asavari Patwardhan. After taking training from her for a year I came to Mumbai to pursue my career and journey as a music composer. I have given music in many albums and films majorly into the regional industry. My first break in Bollywood as a music director was for the movie-Turning Point.
Tell us something about your upcoming song?
My latest release is a Punjabi single “tak taknii” which is basically a party or a wedding song which will compel you to groove. Singer Pooja Gyanani has sung it well and given justice to the composition. I am sure the youth will love this song and its going to be a party hit. It is releasing on 6th Feb. 2023.