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|Born||Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Occupation(s)||Entrepreneur, Musician, Singer-Songwriter|
Early life and education
Born and raised a Zoroastrian in Secunderabad, India, Shayan moved to London after the deaths of both his parents. He has earned two degrees, a bachelor's degree in audio engineering from the Alchemea College of Audio Engineering and a master's degree in Business Management from the University of Westminster.
Shayan began writing songs after his mother died. He was the first unsigned act to have a song played on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and performed at the Royal Albert Hall. To support the production of his album "Feel", he auctioned off a portion of his future earnings on eBay, raising US$18,000 in seven days, but later raised a sum total of US$1 million by conventional means. He has also been interviewed by Sir David Frost on his show Frost Over The World His song "Reflection" reached number one on YouTube's music video chart. The song had previously won the All India Song Contest.
Shayan started Biryani360 in Mumbai. The idea came to him when he was sitting in his bedroom and fooling around with animation software and created a video of two fictitious characters that declared their unity for one another over their love for Biryani. This sparked interested amongst both family and peers and eventually led him to consider setting it up as a business. The flagship kitchen was setup in Bandra, a popular district of Mumbai, and started on 1 March 2015 and sold in March 2016.
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