Sanam is an Indian pop rock group formed in 2010 currently based in Mumbai, India known for its renditions of old classic Indian Bollywood songs in addition to original music. The band SANAM consists of Sanam Puri (lead vocalist/composer), Samar Puri (lyricist/lead guitar/composer), Venky S or Venkat Subramaniyam (bass guitar) and Keshav Dhanraj (Drums). In 2016, the group is one of India’s top 10 independent YouTube Channels, India’s largest music artist on the digital platform and the fastest growing YouTube channel in the nation.
Sanam Puri Biography, Relationship & Career
In 2003, Venky and Samar were batchmates in Indian School, Muscat, both of them played guitar and planned to start a band so they got Samar’s younger brother, Sanam Puri in the band to join as a singer. After completion of college, they all moved to India for college. Sanam & Samar moved to Delhi and got involved there at the college rock circuits. Sanam Puri began winning awards for his singing and Samar Puri began writing songs. Venky meanwhile in Bangalore took up bass playing with numerous bands. He sang a cappella in school and began performing swing/jazz and pop standards regularly at clubs. Venky met Keshav (who had been the drummer in bands like Nerverek)through the college rock circuit and they formed an alternative rock outfit known as’The prior Band’. Venky used to travel to Chennai (where the band was based) to write songs, rehearse and perform with them. Finally, 2 band members took off to M.I in LA for music education and another member went to SAE in Byron Bay. Thus ended their brief stint of’The Previous Band’. Keshav also took up a project with Furtados as their Brand manager for Zildjian, Evans, and Pearl drums. Venky connected the three of them and they hit it off in Keshav’s garage where they began writing music together. In May 2010, Times Music established a nationwide pop band hunt known as’Supastars’ for young talent in India. Samar Keshav & Sanam put in an entry randomly in the name of The SQS Project. Over 1600 bands across India participate in this contest. Venky joined them in the final round and amongst all the entries, The SQS Project won the name’Times Music Supastars’ and this is the way the journey began. Giving the band a name of ‘SQS Supastars’.