Ram Sampath is an Indian musician, music composer, and music producer. He is the husband of the Indian singer and music composer Sona Mohapatra.
Ram Sampath was born on Monday, 25 July 1977 (age 43 years; as of 2020) in Bombay (now, Mumbai). His zodiac sign is Leo.
He grew up in Chembur, Bombay. He did his schooling from Mumbai’s Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School. Born into a family with a musical background, Sampath developed a great interest in Carnatic music at a very young age. While in school, he learnt Carnatic music for eight years. After completing his schooling, Sampath got himself enrolled in Mumbai’s Podar college to pursue a course in Commerce. Ram joined a rock band in his college days where he played keyboard.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Ram Sampath was born to a Tamilian father and Kannadiga mother. Wikipedia
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his parents. Both his parents were inclined towards music. He has a younger sister, Mona Sampath Khan.
Ram Sampath met Sona Mohapatra (singer) in 2002, while Mohapatra was working as a brand manager at Marico Limited, a consumer goods company. They were introduced to each other by the film director Ram Madhvani. The duo tied the knot in 2005.
Ram Sampath started his career by composing jingles for TV advertisements. He has worked on the music of the commercials of brands like Airtel, Docomo, Thums Up, Pepsi and the Times of India.
He has also composed music for films like Let’s Talk (2002), Khakee (2004), Luv Ka The End (2011) and Delhi Belly (2011).
In 2008, he collaborated with the Australian rock band INXS to record Indian version of their songs “God’s Top Ten,” “Devil’s Party,” and “Afterglow.” He has also performed on many stage shows.
In 2009, he made his television debut by judging the singing reality show “MTV Rock On: Season 1.”
In 2008, Sampath filed a case against the producers of the film Krazzy 4 (2008) for copying the music composed by him. Later, the Bombay High Court ruled that two songs from the film including the title track were plagiarised. The songs copied the hook phrase from an advertisement of Sony Ericsson that was composed by Sampath. The court ordered a stay on film’s release after which the case was settled outside the court. The producers of the film paid Sampath Rs. 2 million, and then the film was released with the songs. Indian Express
- Mirchi Music Award for ‘Best Background Score of the Year’ for the film “Delhi Belly” (2011)
- Mirchi Music Award for ‘Indie Pop Song of the Year’ for the TV show “Satyamev Jayate” (2012)
- Beverage: Tea
- Badminton Player: P. V. Sindhu
- Author: Ashwin Sanghi
- Ram loves to travel and read books in his leisure time.
- Sampath’s grandfather, T. V. Ramanujam, was one of the founders of Shanmukhananda Hall, a cultural centre in Sion, Mumbai.
- In July 2020, Sona Mohapatra revealed that her husband was targeted by ‘illitrate self-important gang.’ The actress said that it took Sampath two years to recover from depression caused by the gang. Hindustan Times