|Occupation(s) :||Music director|
Jatin Pandit was born in a famous lineage of Mewati Gharana of Jodhpur. He was privileged to have a musical heritage. He and his brother Lalit took their basic education in music under the tutelage of Pandit Pratap Narayan, their father. Later they formed a popular duo named Jatin-Lalit. They also took training in musical instruments like guitar and piano from Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma.
The duo got their first break as music composers for the film “Yaara Dildara” and the music of the film was a hit among the masses. After composing songs for the movie Khiladi and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, they got recognition in the film industry and reached the peak of their fruitful career. Their music is considered to be similar to the music composed by the great R.D. Burman, as they took inspiration from his music.
In the mid-90s, they were so popular by providing so many hits and became one of the favorite music composers of film directors. They were the only music directors whose songs were performed by Bollywood actors than the usual singers like the songs of Ghulam and Khoobsurat. They created music for more than 70 movies with over 473 musical melodies.
Seeing their popularity, everybody in the industry wanted to work with them. They also got the opportunity to collaborate with almost every great lyricist and singer of the contemporary period. Jatin also did a cameo role in the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, where he was performing on the song “Humse Hai Saara Jahaan”. Both of the brothers didn’t like to attend Bollywood Parties.
Jatin and his brother had been members of the musical talent hunt search show called Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV. they also judged the Star Voice of India. He also worked as a mentor for the popular and successful show “Jhoom India”. After that, he was also seen in another talent hunt show called Waar Parivaar, the show was very popular among the masses.
In 2006, Jatin separated from his brother due to personal reasons after 16 years of togetherness. After that, Jatin has been composing music solo and has worked for movies including I am 24, Krishnakanter, Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa, and Saturday Night.