Ehsaan Noorani

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Ehsaan Noorani
Ehsaan Noorani at Idea Rocks India concert in Bangalore (6 April 2013)
Ehsaan Noorani at Idea Rocks India concert in Bangalore (6 April 2013)
Background information
Born (1963-10-12) 12 October 1963 (age 57)
Mumbai, India
GenresBlues, Bollywood
Occupation(s)music composer
Years active1986–present
Associated actsShankar Ehsaan Loy

Ehsaan Noorani is an Indian composer and guitarist, Ehsaan is the part of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio which consist of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and himself. He was the guitarist for many music directors before he himself started composing music. Ehsaan studied music with Mr. Bismarck Rodrigues, an experienced guitar teacher from Mumbai (Bombay). Ehsaan studied music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California from 1985 to 1986 . Ehsaan is the first guitarist from India to be endorsed by Fender guitars and has a Squier signature model to his name. He also endorses Fractal Audio and D'Addario strings . His playing is strongly influenced by players like Robben Ford, BB King, Larry Carlton etc. In 2015 Ehsaan was a co judge in India's first Western reality show called The Stage produced by Viacom and aired on Colours Infinity . In addition to Shankar Ehsaan Loy Ehsaan also performs with Fender and Friends featuring guitarists like Rudy Wallang, Amyt Dutta and singers Arunima Banerjee and Tanya Sen . He also performs with sitar player Purbayan Chaterjee in an ensemble called The String Fraternity ↵ . Loy Mendonsa and Ehsaan have recently reformed their old Electronica band called Instant Karma . Loy and he recently co composed and produced a Women's Day special song with Shruti Haasan called My Day In The Sun.

Ehsaan's roots are a testimony to the school of music that he hails from and defines the thought-processes that go on to make-up the phenomenon that Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy are in this part of the globe. He enjoys blues and electronica.

Instruments and effects[edit]

Ehsaan Noorani is most notably associated with using the Fender Stratocaster guitar and is endorsed by the Fender family of brands.[1] In 2011 Squire released the Ehsaan Noorani Signature Stratocaster which included several custom features such as a HSH pickup configuration and exclusive colors.[2] Ehsaan is also endorsed by Neunaber Audio and currently uses an Immerse Reverberator pedal.[3] In March 2015 Vertex effects shared photos of a custom pedal board they assembled for Ehsaan which featured several guitar effects such as a Strymon Flint, a Maxon OD-9 Overdrive, and a WEEHBO Dumbledore.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ehsaan Noorani at Soulmate performance

These awards are all with the trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy

National Film Awards, India[edit]

IIFA Awards[edit]

"2015: IIFA Best Music Director Award for Two States

Filmfare Awards[edit]

Star Screen Awards[edit]

Zee Cine Awards[edit]

Music composition and filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani :: Official Website". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani discusses his Signature Series Squier Strat | Fender Tone". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani". Neunaber Audio. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani Pedalboard |". Retrieved 17 September 2016.

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