Viju Shah (full name Vijay Kalyanji Shah, born 5 June 1959) is a music director of Hindi cinema. He is the son of music director Kalyanji Virji Shah of composer duo Kalyanji Anandji. He composed music for movies such as Vishwatama (1992), Mohra (1994), Tere Mere Sapne (1996) and Gupt (1997) for which got his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director and he won the 1998 Filmfare Award for Best Background Score for Gupt.
He is married to Sunanda Shah. He has three elder brothers Chandrakant, Ramesh, Dinesh and a younger brother Rajesh. He has a daughter pursuing Western Classical piano in the United States of America.
He started his music composing career in 1989 with the movie Tridev. Later in 1992, he composed for movie Vishwatma where the song "Saat Samundar Paar" was a superhit song and is still a favorite among the people. His first breakthrough came two years later, in 1994 with Mohra. He composed many hit songs which included "Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast", "Tip Tip Barsa Pani". The music album went on to become the second most sold album of that year. Since then he has composed for hit movies like Tere Mere Sapne, Gupt, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat.
Choice of singers
During the 15 years career, Viju Shah mostly worked with Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Amit Kumar, Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal, Sapna Mukherjee, Sonu Nigam, Sudesh Bhosle, Vinod Rathod, Shaan and Jolly Mukherjee.
- 1994 - Best Music Director – Mohra
- 1996 - Best Music Director – Tere Mere Sapne
- 1997 - Best Music Director – Gupt
- 1992 - Best Music Director – Vishvatma
- 1995 - Best Music Director – Raavan Raaj
- 1995 - Best Background Score – Andaaz Apna Apna
- 1993 - Best Background Score – Lootere
|1989||Tridev||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|1990||Muqaddar ka Baadshah|
|Jaanam||album with Amit Kumar and Sapna Mukherjee|
|Yalgaar||Background music only.|
|1994||Mohra||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|1996||Tere Mere Sapne||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|Gupt||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
|Aar Ya Paar|
|Humse Badhkar Kaun|
|Bade Miyan Chote Miyan||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|1999||Beti No. 1|
|2001||Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat|
|Kasam||Audio of album released in 1994.|
|Jeetenge Hum||unreleased film.|
|Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai|
|Tujhe Meri Kasam|
|2004||K. Street Pali Hill|
|Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota|
|2007||Victoria No. 203|
|2015||Aa Te Kevi Dunniya||Gujarati Film|
|2016||Julie 2||Hindi film|
- "Lalit Pandit's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai track voted most popular!". Indian Express. September 7, 2012.
- "Biography of Viju Shah from hindilyrics.net". Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "Awards". IMDB.
- "Viju Shah's Musical Silver Wedding". Retrieved June 19, 2008.
- "Mohra – second most sold album of 1994". Archived from the original on June 14, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
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