ZaedenSahil Sharma (born 02 July 1995), better known by his stage name Zaeden, is a singer and record producer.
Zaeden was born in Gurgaon India to Latika and Ashish Sharma and has a sister named Sanjana Sharma. Growing up, he attended The Heritage School, where he played the tabla and piano throughout school, and at 14, he began performing as a DJ. He briefly studied mass communication at Amity University, Noida before relocating to Mumbai to study sound engineering.
Sahil stated that his given name was too common in India, and so he chose the stage name “Zaeden” as it meant “out of the box thinking” in Latin.
Sharma began his career at the age of 14, by mixing tapes of dance music releases and distributing them among his friends, which led him to release his first single titled “Land of Lords” in 2014. That same year, his remix of Coldplay‘s “Magic” aired on Dutch DJ Hardwell‘s radio show Hardwell On Air, making him one the youngest DJs to featured on the show. He further released his official remix of Maroon 5‘s single “Don’t Wanna Know” that year.
In 2016, Sharma was a closing act for DJ David Guetta‘s Mumbai concert. That same year, he became one of the few Indian artists to have performed at the Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium, where he premiered “Yesterday” along with his remix of Justin Bieber‘s “Love Yourself.” In July of that year, Sharma released his second single under Spinnin’ titled “Never Let You Go,” a collaborative effort with DJ duo Nina & Malika. The track featured vocals by Cimo Frankel, and the subsequent music video was shot across Europe. He was also featured on GQ magazine’s ‘Best Dressed List 2016’ and MensXP‘s list of ‘Top 50 Indians who defined fashion in 2016.’ He also spoke at the TEDx conference at The Heritage School that year.
In 2017, Sharma released his official remix of Maroon 5’s collaborative effort with American rapper Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know.” He also released his third single titled “City of the Lonely Hearts” featuring Cimo Frankel and previously planned his Bollywood debut in collaboration with Raghav Mathur. That same year, he was one of the opening acts for the Mumbai date on Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour.
On 5 September 2019, Zaeden released his first Hindi non-film song, “Tere Bina” on VYRL, Universal Music along with a music video featuring Amyra Dastur. A few weeks later, he released its acoustic version with Jonita Gandhi.