Ricky Kej's
Bio

“My passion is motivating people and creating positive social impact”

Grammy® Award Winner, US Billboard #1 artist, UNESCO- MGIEP Ambassador & UNICEF 'Celebrity Supporter' Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Environmentalist and Professor. Ricky has dedicated his life and Music to creating awareness on the Environment, and positive social impact. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva.

Ricky Kej composed and produced his album ‘SHANTI SAMSARA', which was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande at the United Nations COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. For Shanti Samsara, Ricky collaborated with over 500 musicians from over 40 countries. His past repertoire of work includes 16 studio albums released internationally, over 3500 commercials and 4 feature films, including the natural history documentary 'Wild Karnataka' narrated by Sir David Attenborough. He scored music for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2011, held in Dhaka-Bangladesh.

In addition to winning more than a 100 music awards in over 20 countries, Ricky has been awarded "United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist" & “Youth Icon of India". Real Leaders', has named Ricky Kej as one of the 100 Real Leaders who 'Inspire the Future'. The House of Commons, Parliament of Canada awarded Ricky for his "Outstanding Musical and Humanitarian Achievement". A chapter on Ricky's life and musical journey is taught in the 7th grade English textbooks in India (ICSE). Ricky Kej is a professor at the prestigious National Institute of Advanced Studies (at the Indian Institute of Science) and an Ambassador to Earth Day Network.

CONCERT PHOTO GALLERY

Ricky Kej has performed live in concerts to spectacular reviews from audiences around the world.
Click on the photos below to get a glimpse of Ricky Kej live in concert worldwide.

Music Videos

Ricky Kej uses the powerful medium of visual communication to skillfully blend his music and visuals to make a powerful statement. Click below to watch Ricky Kej's music videos.

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Ricky Kej
Love Divine
Song for Elephants

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Ricky Kej
Ganga
(River Ganges)
Feat. Shankar Mahadevan

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Ricky Kej
Samsara
Song for Kiribati

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Ricky Kej
One With Earth Song
Natural Farming Anthem

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Ricky Kej
National Anthem of India
Dedicated to the Natural World

Live Performances

Ricky Kej uses the powerful medium of visual communication to skillfully blend his music and visuals to make a powerful statement. Click below to watch Ricky Kej's Live Performances.

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Live in Geneva Trailer

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One Song (Lonnie Version)

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Ricky Kej
Ganga
(River Ganges)
LIVE in Concert

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Let us breathe - Geneva

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Ricky Kej
Love Divine
Song for Elephants
LIVE in Concert

Film Scores

Ricky Kej uses the powerful medium of visual communication to skillfully blend his music and visuals to make a powerful statement. Click below to watch Ricky Kej's film scores.

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Wild Karnataka


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reviews

  • Shanti Samsara is an international gift of music to celebrate the unequalled gifts of mother nature - love this music - as you would your own mother.
    Author
    Tom Brokaw
    Legendary US News Anchor
  • Ricky Kej’s SHANTI SAMSARA is the sound of the nature, fusing many voices of our global musical ecosystem. From vocals originating in South Africa to the bamboo flute of India, this music is the soundtrack of Mother Nature. It is an echo of our environment, reminding us that the health of our planet is the most important gift to our children.
    Author
    Ambassador Andrew Young
    United States Ambassador to UN & Mayor of Atlanta
  • I thank Ricky Kej for lending his voice and joining in our campaign for the survival of our nation- Kiribati
    Author
    Anote Tong
    President of the Republic of Kiribati
  • Splendid musical tribute to mother Earth
    Author
    World Music Central
  • The contents of the album, the selection from Hindu Shashtras/Tradition certainly reflects Hindu vision of Divinity. I’m happy about the selections and we endorse the contents of the album.
    Author
    Swami Paramatmananda Saraswati
    Convener of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha
  • Artists can play an important role in raising awareness... Shanti Samsara is an idea as beautiful as the planet they set out to celebrate and protect
    Author
    MacKenzie Bezos
    Award-Winning Novelist
  • In order to purify the environment we have to purify the mind. The eco-crisis impact is a reflection of the imbalance of the mind
    Author
    Sri Narendra Modi
    Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
  • Two icons in their respective arenas of the arts – Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Grammy winning musician Ricky Kej take this huge fight by the horns, spreading the urgent need to save the environment
    Author
    The Malibu Chronicle
  • Today as the world is going through so much strife and is in a state of chaos and confusion, you have demonstrated great concern for world peace and international understanding by creating this album
    Author
    Lata Mangeshkar
    Bharat Ratna Winner, Legendary Singer
  • Ricky Kej, you have proved yet again that music is a credible choice, no matter where you are born. Wishing you the best
    Author
    A R Rahman
    Oscar & Grammy Award Winner
  • Kej's work is an amalgamation of multiple genres, the essence of which remains Hindustani Classical and a bit of Carnatic. Sometimes it is lounge, sometimes electronic. But it is always strongly Indian
    Author
    Rolling Stone
  • We need more artists like Ricky Kej to take up the cause of Environment in such an effective manner. He has meaningfully used his music in communicating the importance and urgency of Climate Action
    Author
    Jairam Ramesh
    Economist & Former Minister for Environment & Forests, Govt. of India
  • The album is indeed a tribute to Mother Nature, and is also an important and timely missive to mankind
    Author
    The Street, NY

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Get In Touch

For bookings, enquiries or if you'd like to send Ricky a note, please use the contact details mentioned to get in touch.


1104, 13th Cross Rd, Eshwara Layout,
Indiranagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560038

Email: music@rickykej.com
Phone: +91 9880448336, +91 9972946908

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