Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Kashmir, a region celebrated for its natural beauty and deep cultural heritage, Faizan Showkat emerges as a luminary in the world of music and composition. Yet, his journey is intertwined with the complex and enduring conflict that has defined this region.
Born and raised in the heart of Kashmir, Faizan’s passion for music ignited at a young age. From early on, his innate talent for music became evident, and he swiftly honed his skills, with his voice as his primary instrument. In 2011, Faizan’s musical journey saw him victorious in the prestigious “Battle of Bands,” solidifying his status as a rising star within the indie music scene.
However, Faizan’s artistic journey has been significantly shaped by the enduring conflict in the region. The strife, uncertainty, and resilience of the people of Kashmir have often found their expression in his music. Through his compositions, he has touched upon the pain and aspirations of a region marked by turmoil.
Faizan’s artistry extended beyond singing and songwriting, leading him to explore the world of cinema. As a music director and background score composer, his contributions to the film industry added depth and emotion to the movies he worked on, establishing him as an indispensable figure in the field.
One of Faizan’s most significant achievements in the world of cinema came with international acclaim for his exceptional musical compositions and background score for the film ‘Hijr The Separation.’ His outstanding contributions to the world of cinema earned him prestigious awards.
Faizan’s talents also reached the airwaves, where he had the honor of composing the audio logo for a local radio station in Kashmir. This achievement underscored his versatility and his ability to create music that resonates with a broad audience.
Faizan’s music seamlessly weaves together his Kashmiri roots with diverse musical influences, creating compositions that embody the essence of his homeland while carrying his unique artistic vision. His melodies take listeners on an emotional journey, evoking a deep sense of nostalgia and celebrating cultural identity.
As an accomplished singer, songwriter, music director, and composer, Faizan Showkat has made a significant impact, not only in Kashmir but on the international stage as well, through his contributions to the world of cinema. His journey serves as an inspiration to emerging artists, illustrating that talent, dedication, and a profound connection to one’s roots can propel an artist to the pinnacle of success.
With a promising future ahead, Faizan Showkat continues to make waves in the music and film industry, etching a legacy that will be celebrated for generations. His ability to transcend cultural boundaries and touch the hearts of people worldwide is a testament to the unifying and inspirational power of music, even in the face of adversity. Faizan Showkat’s story is a remarkable symphony, rich with melody, meaning, and a deep connection to the complex history of his homeland. It is far from its final crescendo.
During the years Faizan has worked with leading music companies and artists which prominently include
- Aashish Rego (SOC FILMS PVT. LTD, MUMBAI)
- Siddharth Kannan (for B4U, Viacom, WizCraft)
- Super Ads Agency, Mumbai
- DithyRamb Entertainment Pvt. LTD
- Genuine Films, Kashmir
- Contracts for Mahindra and Co.
- 102.6 Fm, Radio Kashmir (all running Jingles)
- Department of Agriculture Jammu & Kashmir (ads) and many more
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival
Cinema of The World International Film Festival (CWIFF)
- Elision, a Rock Band started by Faizan Showkat emerged as winners in the “Battle of Bands”.
- Faizan Showkat received the best Guitarist Award in the same Competition.
- Elision again emerged as the winner in a separate talent hunt (Band Wars) organized by Big 92.7 FM
Elision (A Rock Band started by Faizan Showkat) was nominated in the prestigious HornBill International Rock Fest.