Nikhil (born 21 November 1981) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Mumbai, India, and is now signed to East West Records of Warner Music UK.
Nikhil D'Souza was born and brought up in Mumbai and majored in Geology from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai but returned to his musical roots after an encounter with a friend.
Nikhil’s genre and musical style can be loosely defined as electic acoustic guitar-based pop. His songs have a full melodic quality to them due to his use of alternative tunings (favoured by such artists as Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley). Nikhil's major musical influences are Sting and Jeff Buckley. He was the South Asia Soloist Winner at SUTASI '09.
Nikhil has released three songs with East West Records, a label owned by Warner Music UK. These include Silver and Gold and Beautiful Mind.
Rolling Stones Music Magazine in India has favourably featured Nikhil’s music several times: Neha Sharma from Rolling Stone said his "strength as a songwriter is well established in his numerous gripping compositions. Most of his songs shiver with this arresting melancholy as his falsetto glides over twangy guitar riffs”. India Today also included Nikhil as part of their “Faces of the Future,” and he has featured on MTV’s COKE Studio series and Sofar Sounds.
|2010||"Shaam"||Aisha||Amit Trivedi||Amit Trivedi, Neuman Pinto|
|"Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani"||Anjaana Anjaani||Vishal-Shekhar||Monali Thakur|
|"Main Jiyunga"||Break Ke Baad|
|2011||I'm The One||Ishaan|
|"Khwab" (Rock)||Kucch Luv Jaisaa||Pritam||–|
|"Khwab" (Raghav's Confession)||–|
|"Hello Hello Laila"||Dhada||Devi Sri Prasad||Neha Bhasin|
|"You're So Beautiful"||Haunted||Chirantan Bhatt|
|"Lamha Lamha"||Ye Stupid Pyar||Vipin Patwa|
|2012||"Gubbare Gubbare"||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Amit Trivedi|
|"Dil Ye Bekarar Kyu Hain – Reprise "||Players||Pritam||Priyani Vani|
|"Jannatein Kahan" (Power Ballad)||Jannat 2|
|"Sang Hoon Tere"|
|"Anu Vidhaiththa Boomiyile" (Tamil)||Vishwaroop||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Kamal Haasan|
|"Koi Kahin (Hindi)"|
|"Dooriyan"||Cigarette Ki Tarah||–||–|
|2013||"Out of Control"||David||Mikey McCleary||Preeti Pillai|
|"Bas Main Aur Tu"||Akaash Vani||Hitesh Sonik||Neeti Mohan|
|"Jaata Hai Tujh Tak"||Murder 3||Anupam Amod||–|
|"Jaata Hai Tujh Tak" (Film Version)||–|
|"Thu Hi Rey"||Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde||Anoop Rubens||Nithya Menen|
|"Alvida"||D-Day||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||Sukhvinder Singh, Shruti Hassan, Loy Mendonsa|
|"Har Kisi Ko"||Boss||Chirantan Bhatt|
|"Ninne Ninne Chusthunte"||Adda|
|2014||"O Gujariya"||Queen||Amit Trivedi||Shefali Alvares|
|"Bebaak "||Filmistaan||Arijit Datta||–|
|"Waakeyi "||Amit Sahni Ki List||Raghu Dixit||Shruti Pathak|
|"Bezubaan"||Life is beautiful!||John Hunt||–|
|2015||"Lip to Lip"||Katti Batti||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||Ritu Pathak|
|2016||"You and Me"||Befikre||Vishal-Shekhar||Rachael Vergese|
|2017||"Parinda (Search)"||Jab Harry Met Sejal||Pritam||Tochi Raina|
|"Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate"||Golmaal Again||Abhishek Arora||Anushka Manchanda|
|2018||"Phir Se Title Track"||Phir Se...||Jeet Gannguli||Shreya Ghoshal|
|"Phir Se Title Track (Sad Version)"|
|"Phir Se Title Track (Remix)"|