Vijay Kalyanji Shah|
5 June 1959
|Occupation||musician, score composer|
Viju Shah (born, Vijay Kalyanji Shah, 5 June 1959) is an indian score composer 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, Zubeen Garg and Jolly Mukherjee
- 1997 - Best Background Score
- 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
- "Lalit Pandit's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai track voted most popular!". Indian Express. 7 September 2012.
- "Biography of Viju Shah from hindilyrics.net". Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "Awards". IMDB.
- Vijayakar, Rajiv (19 January 2008). "Viju Shah's Musical Silver Wedding". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
- "Mohra – second most sold album of 1994". Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
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