Raised in the renowned family of Indian classical music, Hrishi found his passion for music at a very early age. He embarked on the journey of playing instruments with Tabla and later progressed to Drums, Piano, Guitar. Pursuing his love for songwriting, his music brings together a variety of genres, styles, and instrumentation.
He has been actively composing/producing songs and creating background music for Movies. He has made his mark in the industry by composing music in over 10 movies viz., ‘Double seat’, ‘Anandi Gopal’, Girlfriend’, ‘Muramba’ and ‘YZ’. His work has been recognized with many prestigious awards like Filmfare, Mirchi Music award, Sakal Premier Award, and Zee Citragaurav.
Hrishi already has a collection of independent music released on all digital platforms. His songs have appeared on Spotify and Apple music officially curated playlists. Current work includes a couple of albums which are of indie-pop, fusion, electronica, and world feel that appeals to diversified audiences. With his fusion project, Hrishi is trying to revive very rare and forgotten Indian literature in a brand new light.
In addition to composing, Hrishi has been a part of popular television shows such MTV Unplugged, The Dewarists, and Times of Music. He works as a Drummer for eminent artists like Agnee, Richa Sharma, Monali Thakur, Divya Kumar, Javed Ali, and more for shows across the globe.
Hrishikesh Datar in the press:
“Ethnic percussion that keeps changing mode in each verse (in line with the tune change), I loved that every verse is set to a different melody, such a rarity these days” – Vipin Nair from The Hindu
“One was transported to a distant era through the soundscape of the album” – filmfare.com
Times of India article by Vinita Chaturvedi
Times of India article by Iti Shree Misra