Master Saleem is a renowned Sufi and Punjabi singer, now a regular fixture in Bollywood. His father, Sufi singer Ustad Pooran Shah Koti, who has trained folk singers Jasbir Jassi and Hans Raj Hans, has trained him. He performed in public for the first time at age 10 and received the title of 'Master Saleem'. His earthy and melodious voice soon made him popular. Shankar Mahadevan heard him perform live and got him on to sing for Mastkalander. His diverse vocal range and stage antics make him an energetic performer.