The brothers Hanif-Aslam were born in Mumbai and still reside there. They have been playing instruments since their early teens under the tutorage of maestro Ustaad Salim.
Hanif-Aslam rose to fame when the sounds of their dhol drums appeared in hit movies such as Rowdy Rathore, Agneepath, Band Baaja Baarat and Himmatwala.
Their clever duet-arrangements fill the air with a vibrant, energetic drum-conversation that is unique to them. Rather than play exactly the same rhythm each, they interlace each other’s beats – taking turns to play high and low frequencies, and filling gaps in the other’s rhythms.