From a child prodigy "Master Salim" who was heard with awe and amazement by the music lovers of Punjab to becoming Bollwood's latest musical sensation; For 'Shehzada Salim', the journey has been fascinating and sensational. Father, guru and guide, Ustad Puran Shah Koti is an institution of Sufiana singing in Punjab. Born on 13th June 1982 Salim holds his mother (Bibi Mathro) and father in the highest esteem.
Music is the cornerstone of their house and soaked in tradition, Salim carries the fragrance of a wonderful legacy. He began at a tender age with the rendition of charkhe di ghook...at the inaugration ceremony of Bathinda Doordarshan and enthralled the audience with his exploits. A classically trained voice that is both versatile and earthy, it carries the richness, uniqueness and versatility that has become a pre-qualification in this era of experimentation in Bollywood. Saleem's advent has added a new dimension and swept the Indian music scene from Pop to Sufi and traditional Punjabi to Bollywood numbers.
Most of his contemporaries shower accolades and liberal praises about his talent. A soul that thrives on music, to Saleem, music is communion with God while singing Sufiana Kalams, music is celebration of life when he is enthralling his audiences with his renditions to the beat of the dhol. Saleem exudes great energy that comes from his youthful spirit and zeal for music making him a true stage performer who has the power to mesmerize and hold the crowds.
A thorough professional who delivers and lives up to expectations, he has created a reputation in the industry for his approach and an aura that his fans adore among the masses.
Saleem is unafraid of experimentation and is keenly dabbling into all genres creating a seamless range that his voice covers effortlessly.