Breathless (Shankar Mahadevan album)

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Studio album by
GenreIndi-pop, Indian fusion
ProducerShankar Mahadevan

Breathless is the 1998 Indi-pop album by Indian singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan featuring lyricist Javed Akhtar. It was the album that first made Mahadevan famous. The title track, "Breathless," is a steady stream of a song that goes on without a break, stanzas, verse or apparently even a pause for breath. The length of the part of the song which is 'breathless' is about three minutes. Mahadevan made the album in collaboration with Akhtar, a reputed lyricist in the Indian music industry. Renu Desai was a model and appeared in the music video of Shankar Mahadevan's "Breathless".

Track listing[edit]

# Track Duration
1 Breathless 3:05
2 Tu Pass Hai 6:20
3 Tere Khayalon Se 5:35
4 Mano Yah Na Mano 5:30
5 Jane Kya Hua 6:11
6 Koi Nahin Hai 5:21
7 Ghul Raha Hai Sara Manzar 6:02
8 Breathless reprise 2:58


The music album was a huge success, selling over 300,000 copies and topped all major music charts in India for about 10 straight weeks.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video of the title song "Breathless" was directed by Farhan Akhtar and his sister Zoya Akhtar.[2] This was the beginning of a long association, as Shankar, along with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa (as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), went on to score music for all of the films directed by Farhan and Zoya Akhtar.

Breathless Reprise[edit]

Both Shankar and Javed Akhtar later reunited to come out with "Breathless Reprise," a similar song whose story takes off from where "Breathless" ended.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Straits Times - Google News Archive Search
  2. ^ "Star World 'Cover Story' to grill Farhan Akhtar -'s Tube Talk". 2004-04-15. Retrieved 2011-07-27.