Shankar Mahadevan

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.

Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan performing on the steps of the Asiatic
Shankar Mahadevan performing on the steps of the Asiatic
Background information
Born (1967-03-03) 3 March 1967 (age 53)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
GenresIndian music, playback singing
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Years active1997–present
Associated actsShankar–Ehsaan–Loy

Early lifeEdit

Shankar Mahadevan was born in Chembur, Mumbai into a Tamil speaking 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. Mahadevan studied music under Pandit Shrinivas Khale.[4][5]

He is an alumnus of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor 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.[6]


After working for Leading Edge Systems (now Trigyn Technologies Limited), Mahadevan ventured into music.[7][8]


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 actorEdit

As composerEdit

As playback singerEdit


Name Brand Composer Notes
Kuch Khaas Hai Hum Sabhi Mai[13] Dairy Milk
Chal Nikal Taiyaar Ho Ja[14] 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. ^ "Shankar Mahadevan Biography". Filmi Beat. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  7. ^ Yasir, S.M. (6 November 2003). "Striking the right note... for his supper". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Folk music is above even classical music: Shankar Mahadevan". DNA India. 23 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award".
  10. ^ Juhan Samuel. "Mohan Lal, Kaniha to get best actor, actress award!". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  11. ^ "Critics award: Gaddama adjudged best film". The Indian Express. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  12. ^ Retrieved 25 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ india, silicon (9 January 2016). "8 Indian Musicians Who Started Off As Ad Jingle Artists". silicon India.
  14. ^ Tyagi, Avantika (31 January 2015). "Blending music to create heady re-(mix)". The times of India. noida.

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