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Born in North Carolina, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ricky Kej or just 'Kej' was born to a family of doctors in North Carolina, USA. After his family shifted to Bangalore India, Ricky Studied at the prestigious 'Bishop Cotton Boys' School. It was here that his musical inclination began. Kej started off his musical career playing keyboard and guitar for various Rock bands in India. After high school, he chose to pursue his education in the field of Dentistry. Five years later in the year 2005, he graduated as a Dental Surgeon. Ironically, he did not practice Dentistry for even a day after he was awarded his degree. It was during his College days, that Ricky started to take music seriously. He began producing jingles for television and radio - and in a span of 4 years he had produced over 1000 jingles for varied clients like Essilor, Levis, Air India, Blaupunkt, IBM, Toyota, Worldspace, SAB Miller, Nike, Springfield, etc.

Kej released his first lounge album - 'Communicative art - Lounge from the bay' in the year 2003 to rave reviews. It was praised by all publications and critics. It was a commercial success in the lounge categories. Songs from this album have found its way into over 20 international compilations in France, Poland, China, Taiwan, India, Israel, etc. His second album 'Kamasutra Lounge' was released in the year 2007. It featured Indian musical legends such as Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ulhas Bhapat, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Ajay Pohankar, etc. This too was a critical and commercial success. This album was released in USA under the 'Water Music Records' Label.

In Mainstream Indian Cinema, Ricky recently (October 2007) took on the project of composition for Kannada film 'Accident'. In this film Ricky will be directing the music for 6 songs and the Background score. 'Accident' is slated for release in March 2008.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Annonymous

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