Aadesh Shrivastava

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Aadesh Shrivastava
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Shrivastava at launch of album, Rangeele, 2011
Born (1964-09-04)4 September 1964
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died 5 September 2015(2015-09-05) (aged 51)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Composer, singer
Years active 1988–2015
Children 2

Aadesh Srivastava (4 September 1964 – 5 September 2015) was a music composer and singer of Indian music. Over the course of his career, he had composed music for over 100 Hindi films. Just a day after he turned 51, he died of cancer in Kokilaben Hospital.[1][2][3]


Born in a Hindu Kayastha family in Jabalpur, Shrivastava got his first big break with film Kanyadaan in 1993. Among the singers who sang in this movie, there was Lata Mangeshkar who sang his first song - Oh Sajna Dilbar, a duet with Udit Narayan which became popular in radio. But the film and the rest of songs went unnoticed. The same thing happened with Jaane Tamanna, but he bounced back with Aao Pyaar Karen. One track "Haathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal" was a hit. His other films are Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya and Shastra. The chart buster "Kya Ada Kya Jalwe Tere Paro" from the film Shastra got him in the limelight once again.

Shrivastava sang a number of hit songs such as "Sona sona", "Shava Shava", "Gustakhiyaan" and "Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha". He won accolades for his work in Kunwara, Tarkieb and Shikari in the year 2000. In 2001, his success continued with the movie Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai. In 2005, he was a judge on the talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005.[4] The following year he turned to direction with his short film on child prostitution, "Sanaa".[5][6] In 2009 he made a cameo in the film World Cupp 2011 and returned to television as a judge on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. His semi-classical song Mora Piya from Raajneeti became a hit in 2010.[7]

On the international front Shrivastava has collaborated with artists such as Akon,[8] Julia Fordham[9] and Wyclef Jean.[10] Together with Akon, he has launched an India-wide talent search on the website hitlab.com which uses music analysis technology to predict the hit potential of new songs.[11] Other international artists he has collaborated with include Dominic Miller, Shakira, and T-Pain.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Shrivastava was married to Vijayta Pandit, the sister of Jatin Lalit and actress Sulakshana Pandit. They had two sons, namely Anivesh and Avitesh. His elder brother, Chitresh Shrivastava, owned Eyeline Telefilm and Events, the event management company implicated in the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan black money incident. Chithresh died in a car accident in 2011.[11][13][14] He was diagnosed with Multiple myeloma in December 2010 and underwent chemotherapy.[15]

It was again reported in the media on 31 August 2015 that his cancer had relapsed for a third time since 2010 and that he had been hospitalised for more than a month. He died, in a coma, at 12:30 A.M. IST at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, on 5 September 2015, the day after his 51st birthday.[16]


Background music[edit]

As composer[edit]

Playback singer[edit]

  • 2010 Mummyji-Papaji - Unreleas
  • 2010 Raajneeti
  • 2008 Hari Puttar - A Comedy Of Terrors
  • 2007 Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega
  • 2006 Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai
  • 2006 Baabul
  • 2006 Rehguzar
  • 2006 Husn - Love & Betrayal
  • 2006 Alag
  • 2006 Chingaari
  • 2004 Dev
  • 2003 Baghban
  • 2002 Aankhen
  • 2000 Joru Ka Ghulam
  • 1999 Lal Baadshah
  • 1998 Angaaray
  • 1995 Veergati
  • 1996 Sholay'......

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Music Composer Aadesh Shrivastava Dies of Cancer". Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Music Composer Aadesh Shrivastava died.". Reporter Times. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "RIP: Music Composer Aadesh Shrivastava is no more.". Bollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Jha, Subhash K. "War of the music composers, literally". Rediff. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Review of Sanaa". One India. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Murari, Charisma (29 January 2006). "'I couldn't just walk on'". Times of India. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Vijayakar, Rajiv (9 July 2010). "Music Round-up - 2010 first half: Melody on a leash". Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Akon in city, lends voice to SRK’s Ra.1". Indian Express. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Julia Fordham Raises Money for Tsunami-stricken School". Paste. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  10. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (3 December 2007). "New CDs". New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Ansari, Shabana (6 February 2011). "Akon to audition Indian artistes online". DNA. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Aadesh Shrivastava: To Hell & Back". Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Rahat let off with a fine of Rs 15 lakh". Rediff. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Indo-Pak diplomatic row over Rahat Fateh Ali Khan". Times of India. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  15. ^ Jha, Subhash (4 May 2011). "Where were all our friends?". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "Composer Aadesh Shrivastava dies of cancer". The Hindu. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c Sinha, Lata (31 December 2004). "Music Reviews". Telegraph. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 

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