The famous Bollywood composer duo of Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit have entertained the Hindi film music lovers for more than a decade. The brothers were born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and are nephews of the classical music legend Pandit Jasraj. They were taught the nuances of music from their father, Pandit Pratap Narayan. As they grew older they were taught the piano and guitar by Laxmikant - Pyarelal.
Jatin and Lailit were deeply influenced by R.D. Burman and began their Hindi film career with "Yaara Dildara" (1991). The song "Bin Tere Sanam" was a raging hit and helped propel their careers forward. There music for "Khiladi" (1992) followed by "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander" (1992) proved their mettle. The romantic song "Pehla Nasha" was a super hit and established the duo’s position in the industry. Their most successful album came in the super-hit Shahrukh Khan starrer "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" (1995). All the songs from the film, including "Tuje Dekha To", "Ruk Ja O Dil Deewaane", "Mere Khwabon Mein", "Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna", and "Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main", are popular even today.
Their successful run continued with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Khamoshi - The Musical" (1996), "Yes Boss" (1997), "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" (1998), and "Sarfarosh" (1999). They continued to deliver with films like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham" (2001), "Chalte Chalte" (2003), and "Fanaa" (2006) in the 2000s. In 2006, the duo called it quits and ended their 16-year-long music composing career as Jatin - Lalit.
Depite several nominations, the duo could not bag the Filmfare Award but did manage to win many other awards. Jatin and Lait pursued solo careers as music director after they parted ways.