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 life edit

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]

Career edit

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]

Discography edit

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

Year of Release Song name Movie Role Composer(s)
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 Tanishk-Vayu
2016 Beat Pe Booty A Flying Jatt Lyricist, Singer Sachin-Jigar
Khair Mangda Lyricist
2017 Kankad Shubh Mangal Savdhan Lyricist, Composer Tanishk-Vayu
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 Sachin-Jigar
Bandook Meri Laila
Lagdi Hai Thaai Simran
Majaa Ni Life
Single Rehne De
Piya Aa Haseena Parkar
Jai Mata Di Bhoomi Lyricist along with Utkarsh Naithani
Manva Likes to Fly Tumhari Sulu Lyricist Tanishk Bagchi
Ye Waqt Maut Ka Hai The House Next Door
Chad Gayi Hai Gold Sachin-Jigar
Monobina Tanishk Bagchi
Milegi Milegi Stree Sachin-Jigar
Nazar Na Lag Jaye
Dil Ka Darzi Lyricist, Singer
Sanedo Mitron Lyricist, Composer Tanishk-Vayu
Beat Junglee Dil Juunglee Lyricist Tanishk Bagchi
Badhaai Ho - Title Track Badhaai Ho
Sajan Bade Senti JAM8
Shubh Din Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran Sachin-Jigar
Thare Vaaste
2019 The Naari Naari Song Made in China
Zumba Good Newwz Tanishk Bagchi
2020 Mile Sur Street Dancer 3D Lyricist, Singer Sachin-Jigar
Start Stop Laxmii Lyricist, Composer Tanishk Bagchi
Pyaar Kar Le Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Lyricist Along with Ikka, Sameer
Raakh Composer, Lyricist Tanishk-Vayu
Aisi Taisi
Gabru Lyricist Tanishk Bagchi
Kya Karte
Pass Nahi Shakuntala Devi Sachin-Jigar
Rani Hindustani
2021 Kheench Te Naach Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui 2.0 Tanishk Bagchi
Zaalima Coca-Cola Bhuj: The Pride of India
Doli Helmet Composer, Lyricist Tanishk-Vayu
One Two Dance Hello Charlie Lyricist Tanishk Bagchi
Raja Boy Velle Lyricist, Singer Rochak Kohli
Yaaron Ka Bhulava Lyricist
2022 Badhaai Do - Title Track Badhaai Do Tanishk Bagchi
Firecracker Jayeshbhai Jordaar Lyricist along with Kumaar Vishal-Shekhar
Firecracker (English) Lyricist along with Kumaar and Vishal Dadlani
Bijli Govinda Naam Mera Lyricist Sachin-Jigar
2023 Cocktail Jogira Sara Ra Ra Tanishk Bagchi
Le Aaunga Satyaprem Ki Katha Lyricist along with Tanishk Bagchi
TBA Aankh Micholi Lyricist Sachin-Jigar

Singles edit

Year of Release Song name Album Role
2017 Gallan Tipsiyaan Single by Arjun Kanungo Lyricist
2018 Thug Ranjha Single by Akasa
2020 Baatein Karo Single By Vayu Composer, Lyricist, Singer, Performer
2021 Tohfa Lyricist, Singer

Awards and nominations edit

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

References edit

  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.
  8. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 25 March 2018.