Shankar Mahadevan

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Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan.jpg
Mahadevan performing in 2009
Born (1967-03-03) 3 March 1967 (age 55)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
ChildrenSiddharth Mahadevan
Musical career
GenresIndian music
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active1994–present
Member ofShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Websiteshankarmahadevan.com

Shankar Mahadevan (born 3 March 1967) is an Indian singer and composer who is part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy trio that writes music for Indian films.

Personal life and early career[edit]

Shankar Mahadevan was born in Chembur, Mumbai into a Tamil speaking family from Palakkad, Kerala.[2][3] He learned Hindustani classical and Carnatic music as a child, and began playing the veena at the age of five under Shri Lalitha Venkataraman. Mahadevan studied music under Pandit Shrinivas Khale[4][5] and T.R. Balamani.[6]

He is an alumnus of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur and graduated in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai, affiliated to Mumbai University, and was a software engineer for the company, Leading Edge.[7][8] After working for Leading Edge Systems (now Trigyn Technologies Limited), Mahadevan ventured into music.[9][10]

Siddharth Mahadevan is the son of Shankar Mahadevan and he is also a singer.

Musical career[edit]

Mahadevan got early fame as a indipop star with his fusion of Carnatic, Hindustani and Jazz.At that time, his non-film album, Breathless topped the Indian music charts in 1998.[11]

Awards[edit]

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Padma Shree Award to Shri Shankar Mahadevan, at an Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 11 March 2019

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

As composer[edit]

As playback singer[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Jingles[edit]

Name Brand Composer Notes
Kuch Khaas Hai Hum Sabhi Mai[18] Dairy Milk
Chal Nikal Taiyaar Ho Ja[19] Delhi Disaster Management Authority Vaibhav Saxena

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Puri, Amit (21 October 2002). "Nerd who started at 5 and still not Breathless". Tribune India. Archived from the original on 10 March 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Interesting facts about musical genius Shankar Mahadevan". India TV. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ @shankar_live (3 April 2011). "Went to my native place Palakkad.It is totally a different world there." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Khale a maestro till his last breath: Mahadevan". yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Best Marathi songs by Shankar Mahadevan you would love to listen to". Times of India. 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ Ramani, Hema Iyer Ramani and V. v (27 July 2017). "The sound of his music". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Shankar Mahadevan Biography". Filmi Beat. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Eminent Alumni | RAIT". Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  9. ^ Yasir, S.M. (6 November 2003). "Striking the right note... for his supper". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 April 2004. Retrieved 20 November 2009.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  10. ^ "Folk music is above even classical music: Shankar Mahadevan". DNA India. 23 September 2018.
  11. ^ Kumar, R. ed., 2003. Essays on Indian music. Discovery Publishing House.
  12. ^ "Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award". Thiraseela.com.
  13. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  14. ^ Juhan Samuel. "Mohan Lal, Kaniha to get best actor, actress award!". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  15. ^ Antao, Lisa (1 October 2011). "Lata Mangeshkar Award for Shankar Mahadevan". The Times of India.
  16. ^ "Critics award: Gaddama adjudged best film". The Indian Express. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  17. ^ "Mohanlal, Prabhudheva and Shankar Mahadevan receive Padma Awards". The Indian Express. 11 March 2019.
  18. ^ india, silicon (9 January 2016). "8 Indian Musicians Who Started Off As Ad Jingle Artists". silicon India.
  19. ^ Tyagi, Avantika (31 January 2015). "Blending music to create heady re-(mix)". The Times of India. noida.

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