Born in Baroda on 26th October in a house of an officer from the Revenue Department, Shabbir Shaikh (former name) never had an inclination towards music. Singing and Music was never an ambition for young Shabbir, in fact just like every other ordinary man he was also foreseen following footsteps of his father in a reputed white collar Government job.
Till 7th Standard he was studying in a place where there were only 9 houses in the vicinity and electricity was a word people would hardly be familiar with. Right from childhood he was very good at studies and painting. Shabbir's mom used to sing the "Naath Qalaam" for the kids quite often, it was this melodious voice that drew his interest towards music. He started emulating his mom and with time people around started taking notice.