Salim akhtar qureshi born in a musical family. Started learning Tabla from Grand-father late Ustad Gulam Rasul Khansahab from Farukhabad gharana at the age of 5 year by guru shishya parampara up to his death (15 years). At the age of Ten he gave his first performance on the stage and at Twelve he accompanied Sarangi Navaz, late Ustad Masit khan.
He has done sangeet visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharava Maha Vidyalaya Mandal (Mumbai).And also done Sangeet Kala Visharad by Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj.Have played many tabla solo programmes & as well as accompanied many well known artist of classical & semi classical vocal.
He has played Tabla in many Hindi movies, e.g. {God Tussi Great Ho, Dabbang 1 & 2, Son of Sardar, Himmatwala, Rawody Rathore, Teri meri Kahani, Nautanki saala and many more}.
He has played Tabla in many TV shows : e.g.{Gazal Sara-ETV Urdu, Taaza Khelo Gaao Jeeto-DD1, Airtel, Desh ki avaaz-DD1, Crazy kiya re-SAB TV, Bollywood club-ZOOM, Entertainment ke liye kuch bhi karega-SONY, Lo Kallo Baat-BIG MAGIC}