Ram - Laxman is the stage name of music director Vijay Patil. Proficient on the piano and accordion, he started his career in an orchestra. He got his first Hindi film offer, “Agent Vinod” (1977), with another musician Ram and took on the name Laxman. Ram passed away soon after signing the film, but Vijay Patil continued using the Ram - Laxman moniker as a mark of respect to his departed colleague. As a duo, Ram - Laxman had created many hit song in Marathi films, many of them with film-maker Dada Kondke.
With the moderate success of "Agent Vinod", Ram - Laxman became a regular in Rajshri Production movies. After a fairly lacklustre decade, Ram - Laxman delivered the biggest hit of his career and of that year with “Maine Pyar Kiya” (1989). Despite a few lifted tunes, the songs of the film, including "Dil Deewana", "Kabootar Ja Ja Ja" and "Mere Rang Mein Ragne Wali", became very popular and won Ram - Laxman his first, and only, Filmfare Award.
Ram - Laxman followed up "Maine Pyar Kiya" with two other successes in Rajshri films - “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun” (1994) and “Hum Saath Saath Hain” (2000).
Ram - Laxman has also composed music for many Marathi and Bhojpuri films.