Ehsaan Noorani

Ehsaan Noorani is an Indian composer and guitarist.

Ehsaan Noorani
Noorani performing in 2013
Noorani performing in 2013
Background information
Born (1963-10-12) 12 October 1963 (age 59)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresBlues, Bollywood
Occupation(s)Music composer, musician
Years active1986–present
Member ofShankar–Ehsaan–Loy

Music careerEdit

Noorani is the part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy trio, which consist of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and himself. He was the guitarist for many music directors before he himself started composing music. Ehsaan studied music with Mr. Bismarck Rodrigues, an experienced guitar teacher from Mumbai (Bombay). Ehsaan studied music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California from 1985 to 1986 . Ehsaan is the first guitarist from India to be endorsed by Fender guitars and has a Squier signature model to his name. He also endorses Fractal Audio and D'Addario strings . His playing is strongly influenced by players like Robben Ford, BB King, Larry Carlton, etc.

In 2015, Noorani was a co judge in India's first Western reality show called The Stage produced by Viacom and aired on Colours Infinity. In addition to Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Ehsaan also performs with Fender and Friends featuring guitarists like Rudy Wallang, Amyt Dutta and singers Arunima Banerjee and Tanya Sen. He also performs with sitar player Purbayan Chaterjee in an ensemble called The String Fraternity.

Ehsaan's roots are a testimony to the school of music that he hails from and defines the thought-processes that go on to make-up the phenomenon that Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy are in this part of the globe. He enjoys blues and electronica. In recent COVID-19 times, Ehsaan is credited for promoting large number of Indian artists through his Instagram live sessions and thereby providing a platform for budding musicians in India to collaborate and make music.

Instruments and effectsEdit

Noorani is most notably associated with using the Squier Stratocaster guitar and is endorsed by the Fender family of brands.[1] In 2011 Squier released the Ehsaan Noorani Signature Stratocaster which included several custom features such as a HSH pickup configuration and exclusive colors.[2] Ehsaan is also endorsed by Neunaber Audio and currently uses an Immerse Reverberator pedal.[3] In March 2015 Vertex effects shared photos of a custom pedal board they assembled for Ehsaan which featured several guitar effects such as a Strymon Flint, a Maxon OD-9 Overdrive, and a WEEHBO Dumbledore.[4]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Noorani in 2012

These awards are all with the trio Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy

National Film Awards, IndiaEdit

IIFA AwardsEdit

"2015: IIFA Best Music Director Award for Two States

Filmfare AwardsEdit

Star Screen AwardsEdit

Zee Cine AwardsEdit

Music composition and filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani :: Official Website". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani discusses his Signature Series Squier Strat | Fender Tone". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani". Neunaber Audio. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Ehsaan Noorani Pedalboard |". Retrieved 17 September 2016.

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