Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian music composer, environmentalist and professor. He has dedicated his life and music towards 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. He composed and produced his album Shanti Samsara, which was launched at the United Nations COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. For the album, Kej collaborated with over 500 musicians from over 40 countries. His past repertoire of work spans 16 studio albums, over 3500 commercials and four feature films, including the natural history documentary Wild Karnataka narrated by Sir David Attenborough. He also scored music for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh. In addition to winning more than 100 music awards, he has been awarded United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist and Youth Icon of India.