Siddhartha Khosla is an Emmy®-nominated composer, who is also singer, songwriter, and producer of the critically acclaimed band Goldspot. He received an Emmy® nomination in 2019 for Outstanding Music Composition For a Series for his work on “Songbird Road: Part One,” from NBC’s Golden Globe® and Emmy®-winning drama series This Is Us. He’s the first South Asian person to be nominated in the Primetime Emmys® score categories.
Khosla also scores the upcoming series Looking for Alaska, as well as Marvel’s Runaways. He scored the hip-hop-themed feature Beats, the comedy series The Kids Are Alright, the drama series The Royals, the comedy series Me, Myself and I, and the comedy feature film Fat Camp. Additionally, Khosla composed original songs for the musical film Basmati Blues, and scored the award-winning indie thriller and mystery drama The Sounding.
Khosla began scoring for television and film while fronting his acclaimed band Goldspot. In 2013, the band’s album Aerogramme captured #1 Album of the Year on the Los Angeles Times’ pop music best albums list. Goldspot released three studio albums, with hit singles reaching #10 in the U.K. radio charts, and #11 in the Alternative Charts. Goldspot’s original songs have been featured on numerous TV shows, including This Is Us, How I Met Your Mother, The O.C., and The Neighbors, as well as in major advertising campaigns for Google, Target, and Apple. Khosla is a skilled multi-instrumentalist, and uses varied instrumentation on his scores from vintage electric and acoustic guitars, rare organs, orchestras, Eastern instruments like the harmonium and the Greek bouzouki, to Flemish harpsichords and vintage analog synthesizers.
In November 2013, Khosla was invited as the musical guest for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Diwali celebration at the White House, where he delivered an emotional performance of several of his original songs. He has also been performing his music from This Is Us live for audiences worldwide. In 2019, he performed in Los Angeles at the Ford Theatre, and at the MOSMA Festival in Málaga, Spain.