Shankar Mahadevan

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Shankar Mahadevan
Mahadevan performing on the steps of the Asiatic
Mahadevan performing on the steps of the Asiatic
Background information
Born (1967-03-03) 3 March 1967 (age 54)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
GenresIndian music
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Years active1994–present
Associated actsShankar–Ehsaan–Loy

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

Early life[edit]

Shankar Mahadevan was born in Chembur, Mumbai into a Tamil speaking Brahmin 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]


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 March 11, 2019


As actor[edit]

As composer[edit]

As playback singer[edit]


Solo albums[edit]


Name Brand Composer Notes
Kuch Khaas Hai Hum Sabhi Mai[15] Dairy Milk
Chal Nikal Taiyaar Ho Ja[16] Delhi Disaster Management Authority Vaibhav Saxena



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  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". 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. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  10. ^ "Folk music is above even classical music: Shankar Mahadevan". DNA India. 23 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award".
  12. ^ Juhan Samuel. "Mohan Lal, Kaniha to get best actor, actress award!". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  13. ^ "Critics award: Gaddama adjudged best film". The Indian Express. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  14. ^ Retrieved 25 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ india, silicon (9 January 2016). "8 Indian Musicians Who Started Off As Ad Jingle Artists". silicon India.
  16. ^ Tyagi, Avantika (31 January 2015). "Blending music to create heady re-(mix)". The times of India. noida.

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