Raghav Sachar Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Raghav Sachar is an Indian singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist with expertise in more than 36 musical instruments.

Wiki/Biography

Raghav was born on Friday, 24 July 1981 in Kolkata, West Bengal. His zodiac sign is Leo. He grew up in a family of music lovers and was passionate about music since childhood, he began to play harmonica when he was just 4 years old. He studied at Mount St. Mary’s, Delhi Cantt and was selected for a cultural exchange program in Russia, by the government of India as their representative. He has performed with his band, Canzona, at key venues like the IITs and BITS Pilani.

Raghav's childhood photo performing at a school function

Raghav’s childhood photo, performing at a school function

He studied composition and performance in Bachelor of Music from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He even went on international tours with Monash University as their brand ambassador. Raghav’s qualifications also include affiliated courses from the Berklee College of Music, Boston and Trinity College of London. While at Monash, he worked with Shubha Mudgal on his album and even did ads with Shantanu Moitra and Pradeep Sarkar. 

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Light Brown

Raghav Sachar

Family

Parents & Siblings

Raghav’s father, Rajinder Kumar Sachar, retired as the Director general of police before which he served in the Indian Army. He has also served in the BSF. His mother’s name is, Usha Sachar.

Raghav's mom and dad

Raghav’s mom and dad

He has two elder sisters, Roshni Sachar, and Ruhi Sachar. Roshni has studied Positive Psychology and is a doctor in the USA.

Raghav Sachar with his sisters

Raghav Sachar with his sisters; Roshni Sachar on the left and Ruhi Sachar on the right

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Wife & Children

Raghav got married to actress Amita Pathak in Mumbai on 21 January 2014.

Raghav Sachar and Amita Pathak's wedding photo

Raghav Sachar and Amita Pathak’s wedding photo

Raghav Sachar's wedding photo with his parents (right) and father in law and mother in law (left)

Raghav Sachar’s wedding photo with his father-in-law and mother-in-law (left) and parents (right)

They have two children, Kiaan Sachar and Ivaan Sachar.

Raghav Sachar with his wife and children

Raghav Sachar with his wife and children

Religion

He follows Hinduism.

Raghav Sachar with his family at Mata Naina Devi mandir

Raghav Sachar with his family at Mata Naina Devi mandir

Career

Albums

Raghav’s debut album, ‘For The First Time’ was released in November 2003. The album was released through HMV Records and it was a mixture of Indian melodies with Western musical instruments.

Raghav Sachar's first album released in 2003

Raghav Sachar’s first album released in 2003

Following the success of the album, he then went on to release albums 24 Carat (2005), Play It Loud (2007), and Charming Lootera (2009) through Universal Music. In 2010, his album ‘Vande Mataram’ was launched, which got recognition from the Hon’ble Ministers Kamal Nath and Jaipal Reddy. Between 2009 and 2015, he launched 12 albums under his label ‘Raghav Sachar Music,’ founded in 2009.

Bollywood Debut 

Raghav made his Bollywood debut as a music composer with the film, Kabul Express, released in 2006 under Yash Raj Productions. He worked on several other films such as; Sunday, One Two Three, I, Me Aur Main, and Rustom. He has played multiple instruments in over 150 films. He also made a special appearance in the Bollywood film ‘Tum Milo Toh Sahi,’ released in 2010.

Collaborations

Raghav has worked with prominent music directors such as A.R. Rahman, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Anu Malik, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher, and Pritam.

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Raghav Sachar performing live with A. R. Rahman

Raghav Sachar performing live with A. R. Rahman

He has also performed with the International Jazz Drummer ‘Dave Weckl’.

Raghav Sachar along with Dave Weckl

Raghav Sachar along with Dave Weckl

Performances

  • Performed at Madam Tussauds in London for Satyapaul in 2004.
  • Performed as a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of the Government of India in Germany, Japan and the UK in 2006-07.
  • Performed concerts in 26 cities named ‘Idea Rocks India’ in 2007.
  • Performed for award ceremonies of the overseas Indian community at the Waldorf Astoria, New York in 2007 and 2009.
  • Live performance at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India in 2010.
  • Live performance at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland in 2011.
  • Has performed for various IPL teams like Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
  • Performed in Serengeti National Park, Africa for a New Year’s Eve event of Mr. Mukesh Ambani in 2010–11.
  • Between 2000 and 2015, he has performed for several corporate, fashion, private and public events in various places such as UAE, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kenya, Australia, and the USA.
  • Performed at product launches of leading brands such as Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Samsung, Blackberry and Google.
  • Live performances at several fashion shows like Lakme India Fashion Week, Wills India Fashion Week, and India International Jewelry Week.

Endorsements

  • Endorsed by the Leading guitar brand Gibson, since 2010
  • Endorsed by Yamaha for the Wind Instruments, since 2012
  • Endorsed by Samsung for Smartphones in 2012

Awards

  • Best Drummer Award at the Pepsi Cornucopia contest in Delhi (1994)
  • Golden Key Award for Academic Excellence (2000)
  • Earnest Award for Academic Excellence (2001)

Car Collection

Raghav loves to drive cars and owns a Jaguar and a Mini Cooper.

Raghav with his cars Jaguar and Mini Cooper

Raghav with his cars Jaguar and Mini Cooper

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Salary

While doing ads in the initial phase of his career, he charged up to Rs 5000 per instrument for each ad.

Favourites

  • Sports: Golf, Adventure Sports, Squash

Facts/Trivia

  • Raghav was granted a scholarship by the Monash University in his third year. The scholarship is said to be the first and the only scholarship ever offered by the university.
  • Raghav got his first payment as a cheque of Rs 80,000, which he gave to his dad before flying back to Australia.
  • Since 2003, he has performed in over 2000 public, corporate, and private shows.
  • Raghav was featured in National Geographic’s worldwide television series titled ‘My Brilliant Brain’.
  • Raghav was the Brand ambassador of the Sony MP3 Walkman in 2006 and Kwality Walls Cornetto in 2010.
  • Raghav once sang a song in a girl’s voice, and by luck, it got selected for the film.
  • Raghav launched his label ‘Raghav Sachar Productions,’ in 2009.
  • Raghav’s father made an interesting deal with him that he would be gifted one musical instrument on every birthday but in return, he would not ask for any other gifts throughout the year.
  • Raghav is known to be a multitasker and holds expertise in various other fields such as music direction, video editing, photography and web designing. He has also designed an iPhone app, which he learnt during the web designing course.

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