Vayu Shrivastav

Vaibhav Shrivastava, more popularly known as Vayu, is an Indian singer and songwriter, who has been active in the industry for over 10 years. He signed on to Sony Music India as an exclusive artist in 2018.[1][2]

Occupation(s)Lyricist, Singer, Music Composer
Years active2009–present

Early lifeEdit

Vayu was born in Madhya Pradesh and spent his childhood years in small towns like Singrauli and Rewa. His mother used to affectionately call him Vayu, and the nickname stuck. His parents moved to Bhopal after he finished his schooling.[citation needed]

Vayu moved to Indore to study Graphic Designing and later shifted to Pune to pursue Masters in Mass Communication from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC).[3]


Vayu moved to Mumbai in 2009 and worked in advertising by writing for various mediums like print and TV. He finally got his first lyricist break by Ram Gopal Verma in the 2010 movie, Rann. With Oopar Oopar Renn De (Bro Anthem) in 2014 and Banno from Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015, he established his credentials as a quirky and hit lyricist, and found a name in the industry. Initially, Vayu started out in Bollywood with his friend Tanishk Bagchi, but the two have now gone separate solo ways, occasionally collaborating on a song or two.[3][4]

Vayu wrote the lyrics for Arjun Kanungo's single Gallan Tipsiyaan[5] and Akasa's single "Thug Ranjha".[6]

Vayu has written and co-composed Sanedo from Mitron, 2018 (starring Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra). He has written the lyrics for Chad Gayi Hai and Monobina from the Akshay Kumar movie, Gold.

He has also written the lyrics for 3 songs (Milegi Milegi, Kamariya, Nazar Na Lag Jaaye) in the latest hit movie Stree, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor with Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana, and Abhishek Banerjee appearing in supporting roles.

Badhaaiyan Tenu is a track written by Vayu, for the upcoming comedy drama film Badhaai Ho directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma.

Vayu wrote the Pepsi Anthem Swag Se Solo and also composed it along with Tanishk Bagchi.

He is a composer, lyricist and singer of a song under label of Sony Music India named as Baatein Karo. It was released in March 2020. Shot in India and Sri Lanka. A soulful track on smartphone life consuming the importance of in person talks.[7]


Vayu has contributed to several Bollywood movies as lyricist and performer. Following is his discography.

Year of Release Song name Movie Role
2010 Sikkon Ki Andhi Bhook Hai Rann Lyricist
Karma Dharma Rakht Charitra
Mila To Marega
2011 Jab Se Mein Choti Thi Not A Love Story
Rangeela Re
Woh Ek Pal
2012 Kammo Department
Mumbai Police
Bad Boys
2015 Banno Tera Swagger Tanu Weds Manu Returns
2016 Beat Pe Booty A Flying Jatt Lyricist, Singer
Khair Mangda Lyricist
2017 Kankad Shubh Mangal Savdhan Lyricist, Composer
Kanha (Male)
Rocket Saiyyan
Beat It Bijuriya Munna Michael
Twist Kamariya Bareilly Ki Barfi
Balma Yegh Karma Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Lyricist
Disco Disco A Gentleman
Bandook Meri Laila
Lagdi Hai Thaai Simran
Majaa Ni Life
Single Rehne De
Piya Aa Haseena Parkar
Jai Mata Di Bhoomi Lyricist (with Utkarsh Naithani)
Manva Likes to Fly Tumhari Sulu Lyricist
Ye Waqt Maut Ka Hai The House Next Door
Gallan Tipsiyaan Single by Arjun Kanungo
2018 Thug Ranjha Single by Akasa
Chad Gayi Hai Gold
Milegi Milegi Stree
Nazar Na Lag Jaye
Dil Ka Darzi Lyricist, Singer
Sanedo Mitron Lyricist, Composer
Beat Junglee Dil Juunglee Lyricist
Shubh Din Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Thare Vaaste
2019 The Naari Naari Song Made in China
Zumba Good Newwz
2020 Baatein Karo Single By Vayu Composer, Lyricist, Singer, Performer
Mile Sur Street Dancer 3D Lyricist, Singer
Start Stop Laxmii Lyricist, Composer
Pyaar Kar Le Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Lyricist Along with Ikka, Sameer
Raakh Composer, Lyricist
Aisi Taisi
Gabru Lyricist
Kya Karte
Pass Nahi Shakuntala Devi
Rani Hindustani
2021 Kheench Te Naach Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui 2.0
Zaalima Coca-Cola Bhuj: The Pride of India
Doli Helmet Composer, Lyricist
One Two Dance Hello Charlie
Tohfa Single By Vayu Lyricist, Singer
Raja Boy Velle
Kheench Te Nach Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Lyricist
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui 2.O
2022 Badhaai Do - Title Track Badhaai Do
Firecracker Jayeshbhai Jordaar Lyricist along with Kumaar
Firecracker (English) Lyricist along with Kumaar and Vishal Dadlani
Bijli Govinda Naam Mera Lyricist

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Ceremony Category Film Song Result Reference(s)
2015 Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Music Composer of The Year Tanu Weds Manu: Returns "Banno" Nominated [8]
Upcoming Lyricist of The Year


  1. ^ "Lyricist, composer Vayu exclusively signed by Sony Music India".
  2. ^ "Composer-Lyricist Vayu signs exclusively with Sony Music India". 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Pandolin (12 March 2013). "Till date I haven't written a single mainstream song: Vaayu". Pandolin. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Story behind the song 'Banno tera swagger lage sexy...' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Arjun Kanungo's Gallan Tipsiyaan audio is out - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  6. ^ "BizAsia talks to Akasa about her single Thug Ranjha". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Baatein Karo". Youtube. March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 25 March 2018.