His name is synonymous with musical fusion. He is a UK grown music producer, performer and composer. He was raised in Rochester, Kent, England, by Punjabi immigrant parents and as a child he studied piano, classical and flamenco guitar, sitar and tabla. Having dropped out of university to pursue his promising musical career, he continues to stand out above his contemporaries for his dedication to the arts from more than just a musical perspective.
His discography includes a collection of mainstream productions, alongside a long list of world-class collaborators including, Paul McCartney, Sting, The London Symphony Orchestra, A.R. Rahman, Ellie Goulding and Shakira.
His musical accolades include 10 studio albums and numerous works for film and TV. His vast talent has also earned him acting, writing and directing credits and has received 17 major national awards for his album work and is a recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award in 2017. His work on film and TV scores have earned him a nomination for a BAFTA for the 2011 BBC documentary series, narrated by David Attenborough ‘Human Planet’.
Most recently he has produced the score for the Netflix original adventure-drama, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and he has accepted a prestigious CBE at the 2019 New Years Honours.